|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Il Poggiarello is a home away from home. Il Poggiarello is a gem countryhouse in one of the most beautiful and exclusive locations in Tuscany. It is perfect for a family, for one or two couples or a small group of friends exploring Tuscany and the beauties of the Montalcino area.
Il Poggiarello was entirely renewed in 2012 and a new pool with salted water overlooking the beautiful landscape was built.
Il Poggiarello is made of 2 large double bedrooms and a third bedroom represented by the living room which can be easily turned into a comfortable bedroom.
The house is decorared with the highest standards and attention to detail and benefits from alla modern accessories.
Moreover in the house you will find contemporary art works since I am collect contemporary art and want to share one of my interests with my guests.
Montalcino is a lovely village where there are many things to do or you can do nothing and enjoy the beauty of Il Poggiarello, its views, its silence and magic.
Although close by, Il Poggiarello is completely separated from the main house, with a garden of its own and a secluded terrace for outdoor meals and sunbathing offering the most wonderful view over the vineyards, the valley and the mount Amiata in the distance. Il Poggiarello guests share occasionally the pool with me and my family. Paths starting out from the house lead to wonderful walks both into the vineyards and the woods.
Whether you stay by the pool, you admire the view from our rooms or you go wondering in the vineyards you will be enchanted by this magical place. Montalcino is ideally situated to visit Tuscany: Pienza, Montepulciano, San Quirico d’Orcia, San Giminiano, Saturnia and its thermal hot springs, Cortona are all less than one our drive. Montalcino is also known internationally for its famous Brunello di Montalcino and we will be happy to assist you in organising some customised visit to your preferred producer.
The brand new pool (12 meters x 5 meters) has been built using salty water (which is much better for the skin especially for children). The pool also has a beach area with shallow water perfect for children or simply for those who want both the sun and the water!
The house has been also further improved with a new kitchen and dining area, and a new terrace and BBQ area outdoor.
Il Poggiarello is surrounded by a well looked after garden and offers an accommodations which combines a very high standard furniture and all modern comforts while maintaining the magical beauty of Tuscany. All bed and bath linen are also supplied, satellite TV, unlimited WiFi access. spacious bathroom/shower room, independent heating and air conditioned.
Il Poggiarello is composed by:
- A twin beds bedroom (on the first floor) furnished with antiques, extreme care and attention to detail.
- A fully equipped kitchen with everything you require from simple breakfast or a refined dinner.
- A living room (with a very comfortable sofa bed) with satellite TV
- A tub bathroom with wooden floor and boiserie
- A king size bedroom with ensuite large shower bathroom with wooden floors
- A terrace with large dining table and living area outdoor and BBQ
- Outside shower
If needed a single bed/cot can be provided for a child/baby or an extra single bed.
My name is Camilla and I live in Rome after many years spent abroad. I am a manager and a mother so I am always running around ... but I love my country house in Montalcino. It is my escape from the hectic life and its magic, peace and beauty recharges me from everyday life!
Mrs Camilla purchased this villa in 2000
I saw the property and I simply fell in love with it amd I decided that it had to be my buen retiro. Only those who have lived it can understand its magic. Having travelled a lot in my life, I have seen many amazing places, but for me Il Poggiarello is the most amazing.
The position is unique. Il Poggiarello is on the top a hill and the view you can get from every angle is breathless. The house is cozy, warm, elegant but not pretentious, charming and modern at the same time. Most importantly, you will feel that you are in a real home, no other guests around you, just you, your family and friends..
The villa is on the top of a hill from where you can admire the lovely Tuscan landscape. It has been renovated with care and offer all what you need to spend lovely holidays.
From the beautiful swimming pool to the outside terrace where you can relax and have dinner under the stars, everything is in place to offer you a genuine yet modern and comfortable experience.
Camilla, the owner, was taking care of the quality of our stay like a friend would have done.
The only think we wanted when leaving (and still want) is to come back. And we will!
We rented Il Poggiarello for 2 weeks, right in the middle of our month long European adventure. After spending time in both London and Paris before we arrived, this was the perfect place to relax and settle into the Tuscan countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and for the record, had absolutely no problems or issues with either Camilla or the accommodations. In fact Camilla was very friendly and professional in all of our dealings - having rented many properties over the years on VRBO here in Canada, we have always paid in advance and would not assume it to be any different in Italy. We also had the pleasure of meeting Camilla's mom Dainy, who lives in the other house on the property - she is an absolute sweetheart and went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable.
We did not have to deal with it being too hot while we were there, but were able to still take advantage of the pool on a number of days - it's a wonderful pool and we spent as much time as we could sunbathing and relaxing in the pool area and on the comfortable sectional on the terrace. You have an amazing 180 degree view to enjoy and we never got tired of it. Sunsets were amazing!
We did some memorable day trips to places like Pienza, Montepulciano and hit the beach in Castiglione Della Pescaia (about 90 min drive but totally worth it). But we spent most of our time in the quaint little town of Montalcino (about 17 min drive) where we enjoyed gelato at "Why Not", al fresco dinners at Alle Logge Di Piazza, an amazing lunch at Franci, an equally amazing dinner at Boccon Di Vino (just outside of town), looking at the shops, picking up groceries at the Co-op (keep in mind they are closed between 1 and 4 and all day on Sundays!), having the best cafe lattes and visiting Enoteca Bruno Dalmazio to pick up some fabulous Brunello (the staff are wonderful there). We also had one of the best meals in our entire month away, at La Pieve, which is not too far from the house (tho requires some travel down a bumpy white road) - but you won't be disappointed!
The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and has a dishwasher and a washing machine. The bedroom set up was perfect for our family of 4. And yes there are bugs but you are out in the country so is to be expected (bug spray is included!).
We absolutely enjoyed our time and very much recommend Il Poggiarello! Thanks Camilla and Dainy!
My husband and I booked this home for a quiet Tuscan vacation - no major expectations. However, our vacation was marked by anxiety, inconvenience, frustration and anger.
THE GOOD: The views from the house are excellent. From the patio and pool area, there are great views over wine vineyards, hills, and forests.
THE BAD: Several things about the listing feel misrepresented. There's really one proper bedroom, one loft with a bed in it, and a living room area which realistically cannot function as a bedroom. The house is very small.
The listing says the house is air conditioned, but that's limited to the bedroom. Tuscany gets HOT and has lots of bugs. There's no respite from insects in the house because you simply have to have the doors open all the time.
The cat, who will come into the house every time the door is open, is not mentioned in the listing and can be a huge issue for those allergic (as my husband is). Furthermore, this house (which is a guest house to the main house where the owner lives) is not the least bit private. The pool area is just outside the guest house and the homeowners are very often there in the day. Seating around the pool is limited so you cannot realistically use the pool while the homeowners are there, and they were out by the pool whenever it was hot enough.
We found the toilets/shower dirty and stained, paint peeling and basic amenities missing (there was one towel, no hair drier). The front gate opener doesn't work so everytime you come or go you have to get out of your car and use a key to open/close the gate, and it’s in a dark area with tall grass (not fun). The house is remote and a 20-30 minute drive to just about anywhere, so we spent a lot of time driving.
THE UGLY: I contacted the owner through VRBO and intended to book through that site. But she asked I wire her the money direct. This made me very uneasy, because the renter has a certain amount of protection when booking through VRBO. We reached an agreement on 50% upfront and 50% after. As soon as we arrived, the other 50% was demanded immediately. This made us very uncomfortable because we essentially had no protection (esp since the caretaker listed on the contract - assuming he exists - could never be contacted). When we pointed out that this worried us - we were asked to first leave (despite having paid 50%) and then threatened with a lawsuit. Backed into a corner, we paid but by then our trip had been ruined. We cannot recommend this house to anybody.
Thank you so much for having us to stay at your peaceful oasis of calm - the list of superlatives in each of the entries in you guest book illustrates how lucky we were to find you. Peaceful days spent by the pool followed by tranquil evenings watching the sun set over the hills and then star gazing into the night have allowed us to fully rejuvenate whilst here. Your recommendations have all been superb, thank you also for setting up the visit to Altesino, Christina was a wonderful guide and entertaining sommelier.
Il Poggiarello is in the most stunning setting with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. We had a great week here - loved the villa, terrace and the pool. We did not meet Camilla herself but her mother was very helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed exploring the towns and villages nearby - this part of Tuscany is so beautiful. Would definitely recommend this property and hope to return some day!
We spent a fantastic week in Tuscany at this place. It was everything that we expected and more. Sitting on top of a hill with a nice breeze we enjoyed every bit of our stay. Montalcino is a mere 15 minutes drive yet the house is in the most beautiful middle of nowhere. Kids had a blast in the pool after exploring the region during the day. And we enjoyed peaceful evenings listening to nothing but nature. The only caveat was that we had bit of a wasp problem and couldn't enjoy breakfasts outside. Im sure Camilla will take care of that (if she hasnt done already as she takes care of everything right away to ensure her guests feel at home and have a great time)
Situated on the top of a hill at 564 metres above sea level, Montalcino has preserved its charm of an untouched medieval village. Its territory, which is part of the Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park of the Val d’Orcia, is covered with vineyards (whose grapes produce prestigious Brunello di Montalcino) olive trees and woods consisting prevalently of holm oak trees.
The street that leads to Montalcino will allow for an appreciation of the true beauty of the place. Having arrived at the summit the eyes can behold the splendour of an ample and varied panorama from the Senese hills to the mountains of Amiata.
Montalcino is in a very good position to visit many beautiful Tuscan spots such as Bagno Vignoni, Siena, S. Giminiano, Cortona, S. Quirico d'Orcia, Punta Ala, Argentario. Florence is a very nice day trip from Montlacino and also many great outlets are close.
Montalcino is also known worldwide for its Brunello: tasting Brunello and visiting one of the wine producers is a must-do and a unique opportunity while staying in Montalcino. Having lived Montalcino now for many years I am very pleased to organise site visits and wine tasting in the best wine cellars.
I fell in love with Montalcino and Il Poggiarello almost 15 years ago and I have to say that everytime I go back, regardless of the season, I look at the view from the terrace of Il Poggiarello and I think that paradise must look like this!
|Cleaning & Laundry||$107|
The rental rate refers to a group of up to 4 adults. For larger groups a surcharge applies depending upon the number of people sharing the house. Children free up to 8 years. The rent excludes E120 for the final cleaning and sheets/towels. If the party is made of more than 4 people and additional E30 will be charged for cleaning and sheets/towels per person.