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Hilltop house in the heart of Tuscany with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning views, 2 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeping 4-5

This 'home' in Tuscany is a carefully restored and enlarged farm building dating back to the 18th century. Its hilltop setting between olive groves and wheat fields, just 1.5km outside historic Montisi, gives it a unique 'away-from-it-all feeling'. Yet the hamlet's bakery, grocery shop, bar/tabac and restaurant are just a leisurely 15 min stroll away between cypresses and olive trees. Views are stunning, with the area around the private pool particularly good for enjoying sunsets.

This is not a 'develop to let' property, but a house that for seven years served as a 'home' when the owners were posted overseas and is now their holiday home.

It is arranged over three floors;

- The top floor comprises a double bed room with en suite bathroom

- The first floor mirrors the top floor, except that it is laid out as a twin bedroom, with en suite shower/bathroom

- The ground floor offers fantastic views over the rolling country side and includes a 25 X 12 ft living room with a well stocked library and fireplace, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with a beautiful breakfast terrace.

More Details

Catherine Niessen
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montisi in San Giovanni d'Asso

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , study
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have, besides en suite bathrooms, stunning views over rolling countryside with, on a clear day, the Sienese church spires just visible. The study has its own bathroom including shower so that it can be used as a further guestroom.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is an excellent boutique hotel nearby for friends and family who may wish to stay in the area www.lalocandadelcastello.com/


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Hilltop house in the heart of Tuscany with private pool
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
Edinburgh, Scotland

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is a most peaceful and comfortable house situated in a beautiful location. We have been coming to Tuscany on holiday for many years and this is really the best holiday home we have ever found. Adi, the owners' representative, is a fluent English speaker and is very helpful. The view from the rear of the house is outstanding and watching the changing of the light is mesmerising.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this generous review. Our Tuscan home is one that we treasure significantly and it is our wish that our guests can share with us
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A beautiful stay in Montisi.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at La Torre dell La Cella. The house and location are fantastic with wonderful views. The most perfect place for peace and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I have lived and gone to heaven

  • 5 of 5

Pretty much everything was brilliant - amazing views (spotted deer and wild boar!), really appreciated the bottle of wine, the pool was really clean, Adi helpful, lovely location, lovely town, useful kitchen, great stereo, lots of places to sit and enjoy just the right amount of sun or shade throughout the day. Such a beautiful area too with some of the best food we have ever tasted

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many many thanks for your thoughtful review, we are heart warmed when our guests enjoy our home as much as we do
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Amazing - what a dreamy house

  • 4 of 5

breathtaking tower beautifully furnished and in a wonderful location - a real treasure. the photos don't do it justice. cant' recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot for a honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at this beautiful, rustic villa. It maintained a luxurious yet informal vibe surrounded by olive groves and indoor home comforts (such as the vast library of books).

Rooms were fitted with comfortable beds, large showers and plenty of fans for the warm evenings. The pool was large and well maintained and there was even a table tennis table for additional entertainment.

We will definitely be back to have wonderful Italian food and wine whilst gazing over the rolling Tuscan hills. The pictures really do show what a wonderful property and location this is!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Tuscan Dream

  • 5 of 5

In short this is the nicest place we have stayed in our holidays on Europe in the last 5-6 years and a real treat for our first stay in Italy.

If you are looking for beautiful views and relaxation then this is it. We felt at home straight away and kids loved the pool, ping pong and wifi! The views are stunning and we could have happily just done nothing for the whole week.

The rooms were all lovely and the pictures don't do justice to how big the downstairs is or the amount of shady outside dining / seating / hammocks/ sunbathing. The lounge and bedroom are stuffed with books far more interesting that the ones we had bought.

The are some beautiful towns to visit only short drive away. The town is about 20 mins walk which is lovely on a evening. The town itself is small but has a couple of nice restaurants, one of which was Il Barrino which was just fab multi course dinner (no menu the owner just explains what each course is - in English thank god) but great value too. The town has a little shop selling essentials and a lovely bakery which closes at twelve, and there is a big supermarket a short drive away.

Should also mention Adi the guy managing house, really nice and nothing was to much trouble.

So in summary just a fabulous house that feels like a home and I am gutted we couldn't stay for two weeks. When we come back to Italy it will be here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. A very generous review and i hope this will help our future guests make an informed choice. Best wishes, Catherine
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Montisi is an as of yet 'undiscovered' medieval hilltop hamlet, where days and weeks are all too short. With Montisi having a bakery, grocery shop, choice of restaurants, and even a 'Cinema Paradiso', one would, in fact, not need leave Montisi at all if a book, a bottle of wine and priceless Tuscan views is your kind of holiday.

On the other hand, such world heritage sites as Pienza, Siena and Montepulciano are all within 20-30 minutes drive. Even Florence and Rome are within easy reach by car, one and two hours respectively, or by direct train from Chiusi.

Although Montisi is not an obvious beach location, a one day trip to the Tuscan coast is very doable with, for instance, Castiglione della Pescaia one and a half hours away by car.

Other Activities: ballooning


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montisi, Siena Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High summer
26 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £359.03

20% discount offered for available weeks in April and May 2017. Rate includes;
- weekly cleaning of house, change of bedlinen, towels etc,
- reasonable use of water and electricity.
Rate does not include;
- gas,
- firewood.
Booking terms:
- 50% of the rate is payable within 7 days from the date of booking confirmation,
- balance 50% due 2 months prior to booking date, including refundable deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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