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Bedrooms 10
Space 9,687 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Montelandi is a massive 10,000sqft villa with 10 bedrooms and 9 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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San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En suite
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , En suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , En suite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , En suite
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , En suite
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double , En suite
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Claudio, who looks after the Villa, will be able to help you with any of your needs during your stay at Montelandi. Marieangela 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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Lake Como Italy

Tuscan heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Montelandi is just the most magical tuscan retreat. We stayed here for our honeymoon back in 2000 and have returned many times since so suffice to stays Montelandi holds a special place in our hearts. The hill top position commands breathtaking views of the miles and miles of rolling hills in a serene and tranquil setting, perfect for recharging one's batteries. The additional bathrooms and cantina recently added to the villa and welcome additions and were much appreciated and whilst it was only the two of us staying, the villa would be very comfortable for hosting large parties and groups. Claudio, as ever, is the perfect host, nothing is too much trouble. The home is within easy reach of some of the most picturesque tuscan landscape imaginable with pretty villages such as Pienza famed for it's Pecorino, Moltacino and its wine and the historic city of Siena are all within easy reach as well as the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni. Last but not least Buonconvento is a fantastic, hidden gem of a village. Travel writers perennially yearn to find that hidden undiscovered gem of a location unspoilt by tourism and that harks back to a time less frenetic than our day to day lives. We think we have uncovered that special place and solved the mystery. Buonconvento has all you need for a relaxing holiday to unwind good and proper! Welcoming locals, deli's, bakery, geletaria, wine bars, authentic tuscan home cooking as well as modern conveniences such as a supermarket, pharmacy and the train to access cities such as Florence and Rome for when you wish to adventure further afield. We were happy to take in the village atmosphere or just relax in the gardens at Montelandi and watch the sunset over a glass of wine with some local salami and pecorino. Truly a piece of Tuscan Heaven.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Australia

The Most Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Montelandi was indeed a treat for the group of women that I took there from Australia. From the outset, the communication regarding our booking was faultless. We were taken care of during our stay by the delightful Claudio who ensured we had any questions answered and any needs attended to. The villa itself is homely, beautifully decorated and vast with an abundance of kitchenware and linen. The villa had incredible views from all aspects of the house which made our stay here very special. The setting is perfectly serene with views to distant hills and the sounds of soft bells ringing from the passing sheep. It was like living in a postcard for the week and all of us found it to be a very special experience.

I hope to return to this special place again in the future.

Many thanks for sharing your home and your part of Tuscany with our group.


Carmen Darwin ( Design and Lifestyle Tour Group) Australia

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

A vacation home I will always remember. We traveled with 12 women and used this amazing villa as our home base. We day tripped to Florence, Siena, Piza, Assisi ...within driving distance. The owner was extremly helpful in finding us a wonderful wine tour for a day where they picked us up and dropped us off at the end of the day.

We also were able to arrnge for 2 dinners at the villa. Wonderful food and wonderful people! They waited hours for us to arrive on our first day(we did get lost and they came out to find us and guide us in.)

Claudio, who was the caretaker was also extremely helpful. He even went food shopping for us so that we would have coffee and breakfast food in the house. He took such good care of us.

The villa itself was beyond what I thought when I booked it. Built in the 1500's it had so much charm and character. Plenty of room for 12. We enjoyed our wine on the upper patio and our talks in the cozy livingroom .

I will never forget the views from up high in the villa and will recommend to everfyone looking for the ultimate Tuscany experience.A

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz, I am glad your stay at Montelandi lived up to your expectations, Claudio and Annamarie spoke very highly of you and would love for you to stay again. Best Regards Michael
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  • 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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Property Manager

Eleanor and Michael Eddershaw
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Accepts most Credit Cards

Any other dates can be booked upon arrangement with the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund