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Converted 14th century convent with private pool and garden in Montalcinello

People13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

14th century convent, private pool, garden, Montalcinello, beautiful views

A beautiful villa with tastefully antique furnishing in a delightful position overlooking the Tuscan landscape. The villa was converted from a 14th century convent and has its entrance at the village square next to the church. From the garden and from the pool you can enjoy beautiful views of the countryside. The garden and lawn (500 m2) are well-kept and equipped with a swimming pool (5x10 m.), changing room, bathroom and two showers, loggia, pergola for outdoor dining and barbecue. Montalcinello is close to Chiusdino and less than an hour's drive from Siena, San Gimignano, Massa Marittima and the coastal resorts of Follonica and Punta Ala.

The villa consists of 2 floors. First floor (with access from garden): living area, dining room with fireplace, small lounge, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin rooms, 3 bedrooms with large single beds, 2 bathrooms. Ground floor: loggia, living room with panoramic view, large double bedroom, 1 twin room, 2 bathrooms.

Villa Belmonte: The villa was converted from a 14th century convent and has its entrance at the village square next to the church. The villa was originally restored in 1925 and then again recently, attentive restoration work has preserved its original architectural conformation, transforming the convent into a comfortable country residence, with interiors which breathe atmosphere of elegance, all decorated with antique furniture but offering utmost comfort. Even though Villa Belmonte is located in the small village Montalcinello there is peace and quiet.

Chiusdino & Siena: Chiusdino is a nearby medieval village of that sits on top of a hill about 30 km from Siena. Views of Siena and the famous roofless San Galgano abbey can be enjoyed from the village. The fascinating roofless abbey of San Galgano is worth a visit. The area is also ideal for hiking, biking, river swimming and hot springs treatments. The magical city of Siena lies in the very heart of Tuscany and her beauty and charm have captivated visitors for centuries. Surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, Siena is one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy. Here you will find world class art, stunning medieval architecture and first class cuisine at your finger tips. The center of Sienese life is the Piazza del Campo where just about everyone takes an evening stroll. It is also the setting for the spectacular Palio horse race which is held every July 2nd and August 16th.

A little history of Montalcinello: For approximately 500 years, between the VIII and IX centuries, the Archbishop of Volterra inherited a vast territory where two communities were formed, one of which was called Castello di Montalcinello. In 1257, the castle was bestowed to the Sienese Ildebrando Tolomei who watched over it until 1347, after which, due to a terrible plague epidemic, he handed it over to Cav. Bocchino di Ottaviano. In 1356, the Sienese forcefully occupied Montalcinello and from that date, the inhabitants were compelled to pay a very heavy tax in order to be considered Sienese. In 1555, this led to a complete decadence of the castle.

It was then that the Grand Duke started looking after it until 1813 when the castle was rented to an aristocratic nobleman of that era, who later acquired it.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco

Since 2006 we have accurately selected for you only those houses that are able to unfold Italy's colours and charm at best. We have started with properties in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands (intoSicily), but our enthusiasm has been quickly appreciated beyond these borders. Our houses are now in Sardinia, Tuscany, Marche and Calabria. Houses in unique locations with quality furnishing and friendly home owners, which we are proud to propose to you with transparent information, true pictures and our best price/quality deal. All this to satisfy our biggest wish: to see you falling in love with Italy just like we did.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Montalcinello in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , first floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , first floor
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , in loundry at first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , ground floor
  • The three rooms with large single beds can be used also by couples that are used to sleep in beds that are halfway between a double and a single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Extra: barley maker.

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Converted 14th century convent with private pool and garden in Montalcinello
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Wonderful time in a great villa

  • 5 of 5

We came here with our club of 30 people and had a great time. We rented this villa together with another villa just a few steps further. We could choose between two pools and we ate at the local trattoria. Try the Tagliata and funghi Porcini.

Very rural, calm setting

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful time in a great villa

  • 5 of 5

We came here with our club of 30 people and had a great time. We rented this villa together with another villa just a few steps further. We could choose between two pools and we ate at the local trattoria. Try the Tagliata and funghi Porcini.

Very rural, calm setting

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Pisa, Florence, Rome
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Montalcinello
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Piombino (leaving harbour for Elba)
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Chiusdino
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Montalcinello
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: recommended

Reserving its medieval aspect, Siena has remained one of Tusany's most visited cities holding great artistic interest and a wealth of important monuments including Piazza del Campo, Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Publico, and Palazzo Sansedoni. Siena is also notorious for its Palio which takes place twice a year; once on July 2nd to commemorate the miracles of the Madonna of Provenzano and again on August 16th. San Gimignano has preserved its medieval appearance more completely than any other town in Tuscany. The town is famous for its numerous towers which make it conspicuous from a great distance and provide one of the most remarkable sights in Italy. West of San Galgano in a beautiful countryside with interesting old farmhouses, is Chiusdino, St Galganos birthplace. Take a relaxing and scenic drive to San Galgano, where the Abbey of Galgano can be visited. The pure naturalistic and fauna habitat make this area a popular destination for trekking, cycling and horse riding.

Other Activities: Visiting Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Massa Marittima, Elba, Florence, Chiusdino

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Montalcinello, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 22 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,285
for 7 nights
£3,285
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £177.55

Prices include use of Internet, linen, bathroom towels, and consumption of water and electricity.
Daily cleaning is on request. Gas is excluded. For a normal use the cost is about 500-700 euro per week.

Security deposit of € 800, for eventual damages, is required in cash at the arrival.

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