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Charming country apartment with stunning views*Pool*BBQ - LA QUERCIA

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights





La Quercia accommodates 2-4 guests, occupies the first floor with 2 double bedrooms bathroom with shower, living room with kitchen, a charming porch and private front and back terraces. The apartment is furnished to a Tuscan style and consists of all the modern comforts to ensure a carefree and relaxing home environment. The kitchen has a dining table for up to 6 persons and is fully equipped, including plates, cutlery, kitchen towels etc. The living area consists of a 32' screen FHD TV, DVD player, a large sofa and an armchair. A DVD library is available and there is free WIFI throughout the house. There are many private patios and terraces around the apartment, complete with loungers for sunbathing and garden seats for enjoying the views from sunrise to sunset and beyond. Enjoy alfresco dining and barbeques (wood supplied) in your own garden. You can also laze around the large hot tub surrounded by olive trees next door.

About the property

Colline Toscane

Colline Toscane Apartments set amidst an amazing panorama and are in a perfect location to experience a relaxing vacation in Southern Tuscany.

The Quercia and Castagno are cut into a hill some 600m above sea level with uninterrupted views of the local village of Sarteano, an ancient medieval village famous for its renaissance castle and churches, the surrounding villages, (some as far as 50 kilometers from the apartments) and the lakes:Trasimeno, Chiusi and Montepulciano on the Val di Chiana valley, which abuts the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site in Southern Tuscany.

The apartments sit just off the village in an exclusive residential area and next to the owners' facilities. Il CASTAGNO and La QUERCIA are part of a newly built two-storey villa with terraces on each floor. Each apartment enjoys its own private garden and facilities with access to a lush small wood consisting of oak, walnut and chestnut trees over a sloping terrain. Experience al fresco dining on the terrace watching a Tuscan sunset and our NEW terraced “Panoramic Pool” (3.5m x7mx 1.2h) with incredible turquoise water, a solarium with plenty of sunbeds, loungers and umbrellas but most of all with the most amazing views! Soak the Tuscan sun on the terrace. A well-stocked kitchen garden full of organic vegetables and a wide variety of fruit trees are also at your disposal!

The 2 apartments can be rented together to accommodate a max of 8 adults+2 children.

We also have 1 bedroom apartment: “THE CIPRESSO HIDEAWAY” Property N. 895389 next door, which is an ideal romantic gateway for two and shares the same facilities.

Visit Cortona, (Under the Tuscan Sun’s book), Florence, Siena, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Arezzo, Rome. Explore the unique towns of Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Montalcino (Brunello) and enjoy their famous wines. Visit the monasteries of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Sant'Antimo (where the English Patient was filmed). Or simply relax in your private garden!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rarely have three weeks holidays and I experienced such a great hospitality from Donna and Serge!

We spent three weeks this summer in the apartment La Quercia. The day we arrived we found a very clean and well-equipped accommodation with breathtaking views, a homemade cake, montalcino wine and a survival package for the first day.

The description of the plant and the apartment on HomeAway fully meet the actual events. The attention by the host was wonderful, ranging from help with trip planning, supply of fresh food from the kitchen-garden, lots of nice conversations up to an appointment with Donna’s family doctor (which we had to visit once during our stay).

Sarteano is a very pretty small, medieval town where something is always going on (of a medieval festival to weekly market). The location of the property allows day trips to Siena, Perugia, Rome, Florence, Orvieto and many other beautiful places. Overall, we spent a wonderful and very relaxing vacation at Donna and Serge and can recommend without limitation this address. We will be very happy to come back! Martina, Julian, Lena and Jacky
Jul 2013
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Available Rentals

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To hold a booking we will require a deposit of 25% of the total rental price.
Rental balance is due 2 months prior to occupancy.
Security, refundable deposit (for breakages) of €100 is payable with your rental.
Weekly and final cleaning is €35 payable in cash on arrival.
Bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Arrival is between 4-8pm and departure up to 10am.


Sarteano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The washing machine is located in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The twin beds can be converted into a King size bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
All the bedrooms have mosquito nets. We supply the wood for the outside barbeque. English sockets are available on request in the sitting room. A WELCOMING BASKET WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU !


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The perfect family holiday close to the paradise

  • 5 of 5

Der lange Weg von 1300 km hat sich mehr als gelohnt !

Vor Ort wurden wir überaus herzlich empfangen, und auch die Bilder im Internet hatten nicht zuviel versprochen. Wir bekamen Zugang zu einer sehr sauberen und top ausgestatteten Wohnung.

Selbst gebackener Kuchen, Olivenöl und Rotwein stimmten uns gleich wundervoll ein. Ohne Abstriche können wir die Gegend, die Wohnung mit Garten und Pool, und vor allem die Vermieterin Donna und ihren Mann weiter empfehlen. Für unsere Familie (14/17 jährige Kinder) war es der perfekte Sommerurlaub 2016 !


  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised plus more. Unit was extremely comfortable with all equipment in working order. Donna was very generous and provided extra surprises that made our stay very enjoyable. Would highly recommend this property . Communication before arrival was prompt and provided all necessary information.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Wunderschöner Garten, großartige Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten zwei Wochen im August in diesem Ferienhaus. Der Empfang war sehr herzlich (wobei uns für den ersten Abend eine Flasche Wein, Kuchen, Olivenöl, Pasta und Pfirsichmarmelade geschenkt wurden). Die Räume waren sehr sauber, alles was man braucht war vorhanden. Das Tollste war allerdings der Garten, der an einem steilen Hügel angelegt ist und sehr schön bepflanzt ist. Man darf die reifen Gartenfrüchte ernten oder kann sich auf einer der Ebenen sonnen. Wenn es zu warm wird, kann man sich in dem kleinen, feinen Pool abkühlen. Außerdem gibt es einen Grill, für den immer Holz nachgelegt wurde sobald wir etwas verbraucht hatten. Die Gastgeber sprechen sehr gut Englisch und gaben großartige Tipps für regionale Ereignisse, Restaurants, Läden. Sie waren immer bei Fragen erreichbar und sehr freundlich.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Superb Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying with Donna and Serge in the past two years. This time we brought our 3 grown children, Donna was kind enough to accommodate all 5 of us in one apartment. Sarteano is a great location to experience the Tuscan area and lifestyle. We enjoyed the fresh vegetables from the garden and lounging around the pool sipping the homemade wine provided by Donna. Donna even accepted luggage that was delayed by airline for us! Looking forward to another trip back in the next couple of years...Ciao!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Fabulous holiday in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment , exceptionally well presented and looked after, everything that we wanted and much much more.

Donna was wonderful so kind and knowledgeable about Sarteano and the area around, her advise on restaurant's we followed and were not disappointed.

Loved the gardens and pool just whats needed after a hard day sight seeing.

It was the small things that Donna did that made it for us, the welcome pack with home made wine, cake jams and chutneys and olive oil, sublime, and then she called one night with her versions of bread and butter pudding, which even my wife said was out of this world.

we would have no hesitation in recommending this to friends and family.

If you are looking to try something great food wise then we would highly recommend Tuscany Divine/Divine Tuscany, the taster menu is fabulous and excellent value for money at E20 per head for 8 courses with wine and water, the Ravioli with Ricotta in almond, honey and verbena sauce is amazing.

If Florence and Sienna get too much theres a hidden gem called Bagno Vignoni which is worth a visit, bery picturesque and some lovely restaurants.

Chiusi is a lovely village and we had an excellent lunch in the café venizia.

Castiglione del Lago town is great with some wonderful restaurants with amazing views and we would recommend the Steaks Florintina wherever you eat then you will not be disappointed .

If you want to do some shopping/retail therapy then there is an outlet village not far from the main A1 and a small indoor shopping centre and large supermarket called Etrusco , just before the A1 both very nice and reasonably priced.

We spent 11 days here and loved every minute , can't praise it enough and hopefully next year we will be able to come back.

Thank You Donna, for everything , including our leaving present which was so thoughtful and has been put to good use, please could you send the recipes for your home made cake, bread and butter pudding and jam and chutney, my wife is a keen cook and would love to try them out here.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Superbe vacances!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien reçu par Donna à la Quercia,superbe appartement bien agencé avec les 2 grandes chambres avec vue sur la Toscane, salle de bain, salle de séjour et toutes les terrasses et balcon devant, derrière,à la piscine,ainsi que le barbecue.

Le superbe potager ou l'on peut se servir est génial!!

Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés!Nous espérons pouvoir y revenir une prochaine fois.Nous avons passé de très bonne vacances,y compris pour les enfants!


  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia, (+Florence, Pisa and Rome)
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Panicarola, Golf Club Lamborghini
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (highway A1)
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno (and lake of Chiusi)
Car: necessary

The Settings

Sarteano is an ideal starting point for exploring the rustic heart of Tuscany and savouring the region’s world famous Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano wines and its delicious food such as the Fiorentina steak. The small medieval villages of Monticchiello, Bagno Vignoni, Cetona, Montefollonico; the town of Chiusi of Etruscan origin; the renaissance treasures of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona and the well renowned cities of Arezzo, Siena, Orvieto, Florence, San Gimignano, Perugia are all easily accessible by car or public transport. On a clear night the illumination of some of the town and villages are clearly visible from the apartments.

The Apartments

In excellent condition. Really well-furnished. Fully equipped including full dinner service, kettle, coffee machine, glasses, cutlery, bed linen, towels, clothes-line, washing-machine, ironing board and iron etc.

A really beautiful garden, herb garden, kitchen garden and plenty of fruit trees. Plenty of home produced wine and olive oil for you to enjoy

Wi-Fi Broadband Internet connection, laptop computer, Wi-Fi internet radio, Satellite TV, DVDs library and Books library all totally free of charge.

FREE baby cot and linen and high chair. • Bed-linen changed weekly;

Panoramic SWIMMING POOL in the complex (7x3.5x1.2h) with turquoise waters

THERMAL SPAS in nearby villages