About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Two generous double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs with the most wonderful 360 views over the surrounding countryside. On the ground floor a large fully fitted traditional kitchen with seperate dining room and living room leading out to a private garden and terrace for al fresco dining.
Air Conditioning is a must in the hot tuscan summers.
Located in the Val d'Orcia valley declared a world heritage site by UNESCO this is truly the magic heart of Tuscany. Cypress tress, Rolling hills filled with Vineyards and Olive Groves seeing is believing.
With is own private gardens and terraces for al fresco dining with full use of the swimming pool and sunsets to die for. .
The 360 views are amazing from each and every home. What makes us special is our hilltop location combined with quality fitted kitchens and bathrooms to make your stay a home from home experience.
We are nestled between the hilltop villages of montisi and San Giovanni d'asso and only 10 mins from montalcino home to the world famous brunello di montalcino.
Only 20 mins away is Siena and the renowned Palio. Come enjoy, relax and explore this unique part of the world.
Gives you the chance to live the relaxed Tuscan lifestyle in the idyllic setting of this exceptional hilltop hamlet overlooking the wonderful Val d’Orcia landscape, a landscape so unique that UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. This is the perfect location to relax and unwind, where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.
This hamlet is finished to a very high standard. The hamlet has been designed in the traditional Tuscan style using local materials and the typical architectural style.
The property is fully furnished and well equipped with its own private terrace or garden . The shared pool has a paved surround furnished with loungers and parasols and is set in a stunning position overlooking the surrounding countryside.
The Hamlet is positioned between the historic towns of San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi where there are plenty of restaurants, shops and banks. The hamlet is ideally situated for exploring Tuscany with the cities of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca within easy reach, or venture over the border into Umbria to visit the historic cities of Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia.
San Giovanni D’Asso is a delightful hilltop town only 3kms from Ampella Hamlet. Dating back to medieval times the village surrounds the walls of a twelfth century castle. Here you will find traditional Tuscan restaurants and shops selling the local produce. The town boasts the only truffle museum in Italy, as well as hosting an annual truffle festival in November each year. There are also two important churches; the Romanesque church, San Giovanni Battista, and San Pietro in Villare. The picturesque Tuscan town of Montisi is 4kms from Ampella Hamlet. In August each year there is the annual jousting competition “Giostra di Simone” which sees many of the townsfolk dress up in medieval costume.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The property consist of several houses. Family owned and operated. Owner is very prompt for addressing all questions.
Pros: Breathtaking scenery, serenity, rural settings, spacious house, privacy, very helpful and fast-responding owners.
Cons: there are no cons but the things to be aware of. See below.
Amenities: Villa Montisi house has a separate driveway and private pool, so you can stay isolated from other guests. House is one storey, clean. Kitchen is well stocked with utensils, cookware, dishes, towels. Fridge, dishwasher (never used), gas stove. Clothes washer in one of the bathrooms is small and slow, but helpful. Bathrooms are OK, tight on the counter space, like everywhere in Europe, hairdryer supplied. Shower drain kinda slow and with shower base being shallow it is easy to overflow and flood the floor, so need to be careful. Outside there is a pool (cold but swimmable), bbq grill, 8 seat table, several lawn chairs and loungers and a tent. WiFi - slow, unreliable and spotty. WiFi reception seems to be better outside rather than in the house. I had to use my LTE cell (thanks Rogers Roam Like Home) for 50% of my internet need.
All doors and windows have no opening window-panes to keep air in with door/window closed. One bedroom has walk-out doors but no windows. We were afraid to keep doors/windows open at night and had to run A/C instead, which was a waste of nice cool fresh nigh air. That was probably my biggest disappointment. Also, there are no nets on window/doors to keep bugs out, so they creep in, especially at night, when lights are on. Pill bugs, house centipedes and large spiders are no strangers inside, and while harmless, may make you cringe. There are some mosquitos, horseflies and gadflies outside at dusk, but not many.
You may need to buy own cleaning supplies, like dish soap, laundry/dishwasher detergent, as well as own toilet paper/towels. You expected to pay for the use of electricity, the owner was upfront about it when arranging the rental. We paid €100/2wk.
Groceries - there is a small Coop in St. Giovani d'Asso and bakery, literally 5-7 min away driving. Large Coop in a mall in Sinalunga is about 25 min away.
It is fun to explore small towns around. Must be aware of work hours. Lunch noon to 3 pm; dinner only after 7:30 pm. We are generally ok to drive up to 4 hrs one way, so used the place as a launch pad to visit Naples (Pompei), Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Perugia.
A unique experience
We stayed in Casa di Sopra a delightful house situated on a hill overlooking stunning scenery and sunsets every night at supper. Having holidayed in tuscany for the last 11 years this region is beautiful truly tuscany. The house was very large with two large bedrooms and two bathrooms with air conditioning. The kitchen and livingroom is open plan with a well equipped traditional fitted kitchen. Dishwasher, Washmachine were on hand and used extensively. We also had a very nice private garden outside with a bbq and an outdoor table and chairs.
The swimmingpool is very large again with terrific 365 views.
All in all a wonderful holiday and we have re-booked for 2013.
Lo pasamos muy bien en la Toscana, el entorno es maravilloso y el lugar donde nos alojamos no podía se mejor, cómodo, confortable, espacioso, independiente y bien equipado. Estuvimos muy bien...