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LA CASA DI ELSA 6, Tuscan countryside villa with private park and pool



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Service Bathroom: 1

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. La Casa di Elsa dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when it was nothing more than a humble rural house, with animal stalls on the ground floor and the peasants' rooms immediately above; not far away is the now uninhabited old owner's house. It retains, from its past, the beautiful original stones of the walls, exposed on the outside and, in places, seen under the plaster in the interior walls, as well as a few renovated pieces of furniture such as the two old madie (old kitchen cupboard once used for kneading and storing bread), now converted into useful cupboards. The skilful renovation which was completed in 2013, the excellent finishing touches, the simple and refined furnishing, the lush garden and the panoramic swimming pool make La Casa di Elsa today a home with all comforts ready to meet your highest expectations. The green woods all around and the characteristic medieval town centre of Santa Fiora towering above are just a taste of the wonders that this corner of Tuscany has to offer, starting from Etruscan towns steeped in history, like Montepulciano and San Casciano di Bagni, to the great art cities, not forgetting the culinary excellence and natural beauties, unique in the world. The good road network facilitates short excursions, including trips to the sunny beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea, just an hour’s drive away.


The house has two floors which, due to the sloping ground, have both direct access to the outside. Laurel hedges and a small lawn area border the main entrance on the first floor which leads into a small hallway on to which open two double bedrooms, one with a balcony, and a double bedroom with divisible beds, all facing the view. One of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom with shower while the other two share a second bathroom with shower. From the hallway a wooden staircase leads to the living area which consists of a large open-plan space with toilet, living room, well-equipped kitchen and dining room. From here two large French windows open on to the portico, furnished with table and chairs, where you can enjoy alfresco meals whilst admiring the landscape.


The woods and the olive grove, part of a 4-hectare estate, border the garden surrounding the house with many tall trees typical of this area such as chestnuts, oaks and cypresses, walnut, hazelnut, cherry and apple trees. You can spend your days relaxing in the beautiful garden, arranged in three large terraces, with lawn enlivened by colourful flower pots, full of interesting corners such as the outdoor seating area with sofas and armchairs or the panoramic terrace with the brickwork barbecue where you can cook delicious grills. Not far from the main entrance is a gravel parking area from which two charming paths will take you, in just a few minutes, through the woods, alongside little streams, to the village centre.

Swimming Pool

A few large steps cross the lawn along the 20 m separating the house from the panoramic swimming pool, set in the lowest terrace of the garden and clearly visible from the rooms and patio. Edged in stoneware tiles and lined in PVC, the pool measures 5 x 11 m, with a constant depth of 1,40 m and has salt purification. Roman steps lead into the water and it is equipped with internal and external lighting. The solarium area extends over a level surface, partly paved but mostly lawn, provided with sunbeds, umbrellas and a cold-water shower; all trees create numerous areas of shade, welcome during the hottest days.


Yes small size.



“The PRICES listed are WEEKLY and do not include:

*3,00% Emma Villas commissions (Agency commission + costs for opening file + personal customer assistance service);

*tourism tax where applicable (by the Italian Law).“'

(Emma Villas reminds that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested on www.emmavillas.com).

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Beautiful and restful

  • 4 of 5

The property really is as beautiful as the pictures indicate. The modern kitdhen is fabulous and the large glass doors are great for feeling part of the holiday even when cooking. The covered outside eating area and gardens are a real bonus. The pool is super (but beware the horseflies in the heat) and is really special when illuminated at night. The bedrooms are all a good size and the beds are comfortable. Santa Fiora is a dleightful hilltop village with a few restaurants, bars and cafe's and a Co-op and is easy to walk to.

The roads In the area are very bendy so it's easier to stay by the pool and relax.

What would make this a 5* property would be the provision of an information pack for the appliances, electricity supply etc. In addition, some basic cleaning products would be useful as there were none at all.....not even a cloth or washing up liquid. These all had to be bought, and then left as we were flying.

It is however a superb property. Ideal if you just want to chill and read books around the pool surrounded by stunning scenery.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 107 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Santa Fiora at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fabro at 59 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 exit Chiusi - Cianciano Terme at 59 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Santa Fiora at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tyrrhenian Sea at 85 Kilometres Car: necessary

La Casa di Elsa is at the foot of Monte Amiata, a mountainous area full of walkable routes between the Maremma, the Val d'Orcia (one of the most photographed places of Tuscany with its picturesque scenery) and the Val di Chiana, not far from Umbria and Lazio. This is why the house, thanks to efficient road links, will be an excellent departure point for tourist spots of unquestionable artistic and cultural wealth - Orvieto, Siena and Grosseto among the major towns and small villages, no less fascinating, like Pitigliano, built entirely on tufa rock, San Quirico d'Orcia and Pienza, are all just one hour away at the most. Those who love nature in all its forms can explore the slopes of Monte Amiata, drive along the shores of Lake Bolsena, admire the grasslands and fauna of the Maremma National Park or plunge into the cool waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Built in 1400 and used as a trout pond and holiday home for the noble Sforza family, the Peschiera is the highlight of the delightful borgo of Santa Fiora, just 5 minutes' walk from the house, with shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

Attractions within 100 km

Piancastagnaio 12 km, Monte Amiata 17 km, Abbadia San Salvatore 17 km, Pitigliano 37 km, San Casciano dei Bagni 38 km, Montalcino 42 km, Scansano 46 km, Montepulciano 49 km, Orvieto 65 km, Grosseto 65 km, Siena 88 km

Services and shops

Santa Fiora 850 m, Castel del Piano 10 km, Piancastagnaio 13 km

Access road

100 m of unpaved road in good conditions


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 400,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


  • En-suite bathroom - with shower
  • Service Bathroom
  • Bathrooms: 2 Service Bathroom: 1 (2 with shower, 1 service. En-suite bathrooms: 1)


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, with dividable beds


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • radio with CD reader fire extinguisher baby cot socket adapter Fenced: No Height above sea level: 620 m

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