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Charmingly restored farm annexe in the heart of wine-making region - Studio flat

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Cottage sleeping 6 + 2, apartment sleeping 4, studio flat sleeping 2 + 1

This beautifully renovated farm annexe is opposite the owner's family home and surrounded by hills and vineyards. Enjoy being immersed in the Tuscan countryside while only a five minutes' drive from the hilltop town of Montepulciano and the village of Montefollonico. You can relax in the garden, discover the specialities of the region, visit local wineries where tastings are possible, and absorb ancient culture. There are several thermal resorts with hot springs and lovely Lake Trasimeno is a 30 minute drive away. When it is not so hot you can enjoy the marvellous countryside on foot or by bicycle. You can experience everything the area offers - from local markets to artistic treasures, prehistoric sites and last but not least the best places to sample typical local cooking, with the wonderful wines which make this region famous.

the property and what is offered: The apartments have been beautifully restored while retaining original Tuscan features, with care taken over detail. They have been furnished with the maximum attention to comfort and each has its own independent entrance. The two-room apartment has a private garden area with a pergola and the studio flat a small patio. Thermal insulation is so efficient that you will find heating/air-conditioning costs very reasonable.

There is an above ground swimming pool, 5.5 metres diameter and about 1 meter deep,suitable for children but adults can enjoy it as well! NB: the pool is in use from June 15 - September 15 weather permitting.

Otherwise there are several outdoor pools in the vicinity, from 10 to 25 minutes' drive away. Transport: A car is advisable especially with children but it is possible to do without, and car hire by the day is available locally. Train travel is cheap and easy from Rome and Pisa international airports and lifts to and from the train station, as well as into town, can be arranged.

Further activities:

Apart from the artistic and historical treasures to be discovered, there are local festivities and events in every little town. To mention just a few, the donkey race in Torrita di Siena is accompanied by processions in medieval dress and an impressive flag waving performance, and the yearly barrel pushing contest up the streets of Montepulciano in August is immensely popular. At the internationally acclaimed Teatro Povero di Monticchiello where residents take part in an open-air theatre in the summer , local cooking can be sampled in the evenings in the crypt of the church. Last but not least the wonderful countryside and picturesque streets of the little towns make this a walker's paradise.

The English-born owner has lived in the area for 26 years and in Italy for most of her life and will help you with anything you need to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Free babysitting is offered (within reason and subject to personal commitments).

There are also cooking schools in the area, please contact the owner to book lessons in advance.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Studio flat , Studio, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Large airy living space with windows facing main building of property. Contains large double bed, folding single bed if required, cooking and eating corner, lounge area. French windows give onto small patio.

Note: this studio flat is separated from the apartment by a sound-proof communicating door which can be unlocked when both apartments are rented together.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Italian

2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

Saint Paul, Minnesota
5

Quiet, relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the studio for a couple of nights in July. We loved the bright, clean room and beautiful vineyard surrounding the property. We made use of the kitchenette to make a simple supper one night and enjoyed dining on the patio outside our room.

Laura, the owner, is a lovely woman. We arrived in the evening with no dinner plans and she recommended a spot to eat. She even called ahead to reserve a table for us. (If you stay, ask about the restaurant in Gracciano. They had delicious food at very reasonable prices.)

We hope to stay longer next time we are in Italy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sehr zu empfehlen

  • 5 of 5

Die Angaben im Internet waren zu 100% korrekt. Die Wohnung war in einem sehr guten, gepflegten und sauberen Zustand. Die Vermieter waren sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Man kann diese Ferienwohnung nur empfehlen. Über die Umgebung muss man nichts sagen - Montepulciano spricht für sich !!! Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rome/Pisa at 170 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Montepulciano at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 150 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chiusi-Chianciano at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Valdichiana at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Gracciano at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Grosseto at 130 Kilometres Car: recommended

Montepulciano, a beautiful renaissance hilltop town of Etruscan origins in the heart of Tuscany and home to a famous wine, is circa 100 kms south of Florence and 150 kms north of Rome. It is within easy reach of the A1 Milan-Rome motorway and within a couple of hours' drive from the international airports of Rome, Pisa, Florence and Perugia. Easily visitable are the cities of Perugia, Siena, Arezzo, Orvieto and Florence (to name the best-known), as well as smaller places of historic and artistic interest such as Pienza, Cortona and Montalcino. Of local interest are the thermal resorts of San Casciano Bagni and Rapolano Terme, famous for their waters since Roman times, and the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni with its ancient Roman bath. This area is the home of the ancient Etruscans, with Italy's most famous Etruscan museum in the nearby little town of Chiusi, half an hour's drive away.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
From
£50
£252
 
 
festive season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£328
 
 
low season
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
From
£50
£252
 
 
mid-season
25 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£286
 
 
full season
13 May 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£328
 
 
low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
From
£50
£252
 
 
festive season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£328
 
 
low season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
From
£50
£252
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Changeover day is Saturday but midweek bookings are possible subject to availability. Central heating is charged extra according to use, hot water, electricity, linen and towels are included in the rent. For a stay of less than 5 nights there is a cleaning charge of 30 euros.
Please note that check-in time is between 16.00 and 19.00 hrs and check-out by 10.00 hrs, unless otherwise agreed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 36 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is suitable for the disabled, elderly and children and includes washbasin, WC and large shower enclosure with shower curtain. Hairdryer provided on request.

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Studio bedroom includes an extra single folding bed if required, cooking corner, eating/ lounge area. Wi-fi internet connection available.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 3 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Cooking facilities include hob with 2 electric rings and electric kettle. The fridge has a freeze compartment. A child's cot and/or high chair are provided on request. The owner's clothes washing machine and/or ironing board may be used on request. Outside there is a small garden table and seating for 2. NB: Both Apartments can rented as 1 single unit to accommodate bigger parties!!! Please ask for further details.

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