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Eleanor and Michael Eddershaw

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian

SPECIAL OFFER, SEPTEMBER 2016 REDUCED, 8 BEDROOM VILLA FOR 17 PEOPLE WITH POOL

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Rental Photos and Description

8 BEDROOM - 8 BATHROOM - 2 KITCHEN VILLA WITH POOL SET IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE

We offer the Villa in three separate formats

1. The Whole Villa - sleeps 17

2. The Upper Floor Apartment - sleeps 13

3. The Garden Apartment - sleeps 4

Montelandi is a massive 10,000sqft villa with 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms - 2 kitchens - numerous reception rooms. Dining facilities for 20 people. 14 acres of grounds. Fenced swimming pool. Montelandi is wonderful for adventurous kids!!

It is a typical Tuscan villa set in acres of gardens and woodland above the Via Cassia, the old pilgrim road from Siena to Rome.The semi circular front garden gives a panoramic view of the ValD’Arbia and from the terrace we look across the valley to Montalcino, the little town famous throughout the world for its ‘Brunello di Montalcino’. It is a beautiful holiday home, private, peaceful and little changed for generations.

The villa developed from a farmhouse or wine fattoria many hundreds of years old. It became the summer residence and hunting lodge of the Crocchi, the principal family of the region who lived in the Castello in Torrenieri. Montelandi is now owned by Michael and Eleanor from the UK who have tried to remember their own holiday experiences and needs as they've welcomed guests to Tuscany over the years.

The local market town is Buonconvento, a medieval walled town with good shops, and plenty of restaurants and cafes. It has a weekly market on Saturdays and an interesting art gallery in a Liberty style villa near the Town Hall. There are small reasonably priced local trattoria and a great variety of eating places from farmhouses to outstanding gourmet restaurants on the vineyards.

There are the famous hill towns, Siena Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza to visit, the great Abbey of Monte Olivetto Maggiore and the beautiful Abbey Church of St Antimo. From the station at Buonconvento you can take trains to Siena or Florence or to Grosetto on the coast and to Rome The Crete is famous walking country and from Montelandi you can, for example walk to Monte Olivetto or Montalcino. It is a good idea to have a lift back after enjoying lunch!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eleanor and Michael Eddershaw (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

I feel remiss in not writing to you earlier and I'm not sure if Sally has. I have just been going through photos from our visit to Montelandi back in May (still feels like yesterday) and wanted to say thank you. We had such a fabulous stay and loved every minute of our time there. Claudio was the perfect assistance to have around, we loved the cat (never found out his name) and thank you so much for the recommendation of Alessandra whom we did two cooking classes and two birthday lunch celebrations with. She was the perfect addition to our celebrations not feeling overwhelmed by our zealous celebrations.



We loved exploring the region and just staying put at the Villa and enjoying the surrounds. We were lucky enough to see the fireflies and enjoyed wandering the hills. We loved hearing the sheep bells ringing each morning to wake us up. The Faraway tree became a favourite place to visit (on the back road to Buonconvento). San Giovanni D'Asso was a great find, hidden away and lucky enough to be around for Truffle season. The history of the region is amazing (we have a great Aussie friend who lives not too far away who shared some wonderful history). The chanting of the monks in the nearby Abbey's, the food and the wine ... everything.



I wanted to share some of our wonderful memories. We'd be happy for you to use any of the comments and photos attached for your website or for testimonials. We'll definately be back and can't wait to start planning. Thanks for opening your home for people to visit. It really is a wonderful and very welcoming home.
May 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
SPECIAL OFFER, SEPTEMBER 2016 REDUCED, 8 BEDROOM VILLA FOR 17 PEOPLE WITH POOL
average rating of 4.875 based on 15 reviews
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lovely

  • 4 of 5

loved the house and the views. Would have liked another bathroom upstairs.

We found it very comfortable and spacious with good kitchens , plenty of crockery. Some nice pieces of furniture which helped the ambiance. We all really enjoyed the holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review and we're glad that you had a good holiday. We're putting 2 extra bathrooms in this winter, so that all 8 bedrooms will have their own facilities by next Spring.
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5

Just the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Spending a week at that villa was a great time for a group of us! Amazing place, great view, everything available, additional towels and everything what we could need. A piano, a fireplace with lots of wood (it was nice on cold evenings), great space outside to enjoy breakfast with the best view... It is just a place of your dreams. Claudio was very very helpful, he really took care of us, checking every day if everything was ok. Comparing to any other villas hat I rented before and after - this was the best 'second home' I've ever had! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Lili, thank you for your very kind review - we hope that you'll come and visit us again soon at Montelandi. Na zdrowie!
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5

Montelandi, Italy

  • 5 of 5

It has been just over a week since we returned from Montelandi and my family, friends and I loved our stay! Thank you for making your home available to us. As this was our second visit, Montelandi remains as beautiful as my memory served and was the perfect home base for us as we explored Tuscany. We enjoyed the truly stunning views overlooking Montalcino while hearing peaceful morning sheepbells from the sheep grazing in distant fields and while complimenting our evening meals at sunset. Montelandi's pool was a great way to cool down and unwind after each day of exploration and sightseeing. Claudio was a great help to us during our stay and was always interested to know if everything was acceptable. One of our guests had trouble with their luggage arriving and Claudio, along with Mariangela, provided tremendous assistance to them in their efforts to retrieve their bags. Mariangela and Guido cooked some delicious meals for us and we were so grateful for the experience. We also thoroughly enjoyed Ristorante Percenna in nearby Buonconvento and found the food, setting and service to be delicious, breathtaking and welcoming! I hope we will be able to return to Montelandi again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Paul, you are most welcome back again anytime . And thank you on behalf of Claudio - I will pass your compliments on to him. Michael
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5

More than I could have dreamed of

  • 5 of 5

Villa Montelandi was the perfect place to bring together friends and family from across the globe to celebrate a milestone birthday. From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice from the cheerful greeting from Claudio the caretaker to the welcome note from the owners we were captivated and then we explored the Villa and grounds and we felt right at home.

The Villa is situated on a hill overlooking rolling Tuscan hills with crops being baled and across to Montalcino.

There was more than enough room for everyone with a combination of bedrooms, sofas and day beds to accommodate all our guests, two kitchens, a range of living spaces and the perfect outdoor setting which of an evening was lit up by dancing fireflies.

Our morning visits from Claudio were a treat and ensured we had 'no problems' throughout our three week stay, with cleaners coming in once a week to change bed linen and keep the place spic and span.

The location is perfect for exploring Tuscany and we discovered some wonderful restaurants, cafes and walks in the local area. Buonconvento is 6km away for regular supplies and a morning coffee (or for the energetic a 10km walk on back roads with spectacular views on the way)

The owners assisted with all our inquiries prior to arrival in particular helping us find Alessandra, a chef who came in and catered for a couple of birthday dinners as well as patiently running some cooking classes for us which are highly recommended.

Villa Montelandi was our home for a very special reunion with friends and family and will hold a very special place in the hearts of all of us who stayed, in fact we all keep dreaming of being back there. Highly recommended to anyone looking for the perfect Tuscan base to bring together family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Your kind words are very much appreciated. Best wishes from Michael & Eleanor
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5

Remarkable villa in gorgeous area of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

It was a great treat to stay at Montelandi. Set atop a mountain with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, the villa accommodated all 18 of us very well. The rooms are lovely and the two kitchens are well appointed, with dining areas both inside and out that seated all of us (including four visitors one night). The owners provided excellent communications and the caretaker Claudio is a wonderful man, happy to help visitors in any way. We connected with Mariangela to provide food one night and the meal was delicious. The kids enjoyed the pool and the foosball game was a big hit.

Suggestions: 1. Consider putting foam bottoms on the upstairs kitchen chairs; the scraping noises were extremely loud in the bedroom below. 2. I don't know how difficult it would be to install screens, but the number of flies was an issue. (Maybe we're just spoiled Americans...)

Our visit was fantastic overall. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and feedback.
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5

An Extraordinary and Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

There were fourteen children, one teenager and four adults in our party. I think I can safely say every one of us had wonderful time, this was a holiday that will live long in the memory of every one of us. The house is vast and at no stage did the large number of excited children become tiring as there was so much space for them. The Tuscan countryside is gorgeous and the house fits into it perfectly, perched high on an escarpment. The wildlife and the ever changing light are magical and weeks after returning our minds keep wandering back to various aspects of the place. We visited Rome, Orvieto and Siena twice as well as the more local towns. The four adults ate out in Montalcino and San Quirico and would especially recommend Boccon Divino. We are all longing to return to this place which now has a special place in our hearts.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Buonconvento
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Montelandi is a historic Villa in classic Tuscan style that was at one time a hunting lodge for the family that lived in the Castello in the village. It stands above the Via Cassia, the old pilgrim road from Florence and Siena to Rome, just beyond the old walled town of Buonconvento.From the terraces and gardens we look across the valley to Montalcino and the Brunello vineyards. Montalcino is probably the most famous wine town in Italy – so there are many vineyards to visit and tastings to be done!

Buonconvento is a delightful little town with lots of shops, delicatessens, butchers, fruiterers, grocers, artisan, leather and fashion shops. There are Trattoria, restaurants, bars and cafès. An art gallery, a museum and frequent festas and events.Montelandi is at the heart of the rolling countryside of the Crete within easy reach of historic little cities such as Pienza, Montepulciano and Siena. There are magnificent abbeys, castles and churches such as Monte Olivetto and St Antimo

Other Activities: Wine tasting, Hot Spas, Monasteries, Art Galleries

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Rates & Availability

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
rate 21
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,543
 
 
rate 22
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,963
 
 
rate 23
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,568
 
 
rate 27
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,963
 
 
rate 28
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,285
 
 
rate 29
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,543
 
 
rate 30
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,518
 
 
rate 31
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,543
 
 
rate 32
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,963
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$6,518
 

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Amenities

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , En suite
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , En suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • There are two double sofabeds in the room behind the T.V. area on the ground floor. There are two cots available and other baby equipment such as high chairs, playpen and baby gate. Bedroom 1 is the Master bedroom. Bedroom 3 has a large double bed and also a single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Claudio, who looks after the Villa, will be able to help you with any of your needs during your stay at Montelandi. Alessandra will prepare special meals and can also give cooking lessons, if requested in advance. The Herb garden below the kitchen provides a variety of herbs for the cook of the day, along with the vegetable garden and the orchard, which have seasonal produce and guests are welcome to during their stay. The Crete is an area where the land undulates like the waves and tall Cypress trees stand alone or lining the drives to houses and farms. It is great walking country, but, don't worry, you don't need a tour guide - just a map. If you are not a serious walker you can anyway access all areas of interest by car. The Vineyards are the special attraction of the area. There are many with tasting rooms and restaurants for the local wines and other local produce. There is also Horse riding, Tennis, Hot Springs and Beauty Therapy available locally.

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