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Charmingly restored farm annexe in the heart of wine-making region - Two bedroom cottage

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 cottage Two bedroom cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

The ample living space on the ground floor contains cooking area, dining area seating up to 10, double sofa bed. It opens onto the patio with pergola and garden area, ancient oak tree and surrounding vineyards. Garden furniture is provided for 6. The kitchen area is fully equipped, and there is wi-fi throughout the cottage.

The spacious downstairs bedroom has ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower suitable for the elderly and disabled, the upstairs bedroom, with view towards the hilltop town of Montefollonico, has air-conditioning.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Italian

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1 holidaymaker review

5

Beautiful home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property! Located just minutes from Montapulciano, the farmhouse annex is set in the middle of a gorgeous vineyard. Some of our best evenings were spent under the pergola watching spectacular sunsets. The house is exceptionally well-maintained, clean and spacious. The interior photos don't do it justice! The owner of the property was very helpful and knowledgeable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: 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
£354
for 3 nights
From
£118
£590
 
 
festive season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£430
for 3 nights
From
£143
£818
 
 
low season
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£304
for 3 nights
From
£101
£590
 
 
mid-season
25 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
£708
 
 
full season
13 May 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£430
for 3 nights
From
£143
£818
 
 
low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£304
for 3 nights
From
£101
£590
 
 
festive season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£430
for 3 nights
From
£143
£818
 
 
low season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£304
for 3 nights
From
£101
£590
 

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 and air conditioning are 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 50 euros.
Please note that check-in time is between 16.00 and 19.00 pm and check-out by 10.00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • 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

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 is ensuite with downstairs bedroom and has walk-in shower with shower seat suitable for the elderly and disabled.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, upstairs
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, downstairs
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, living area with sofa bed
  • Bedroom 1 upstairs has room for an extra folding bed and the double bed converts into twin beds so this room is suitable for children. Bedroom 2 downstairs has ample room for an extra folding bed. It has an ensuite bathroom and also opens onto a small patio and is suitable for the elderly or disabled. Bedroom 3 is the living area with double sofa bed. A child's cot and/or foliding bed is provided on request.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Child's highchair provided on request. The cooking area is well-equipped and includes a table-top oven suitable for grilling and small meals. The owner's clothes washing-machine and/or ironing board may be used on request. Outside there is a barbecue and garden furniture consisting of 6 chairs and a table. Hair dryer provided on request

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