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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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£581 - £652 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
3-room apartment 78 m2 on 1st floor: entrance hall with 1 sofabed and TV. Living/dining room. Exit to the balcony. 1 room with 2 beds. 1 double bedroom. Kitchen (4 hot plates, microwave). Bath/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (WiFi, free). Maximum 1 s  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 - £603 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

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£427 - £603 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
4-room apartment 120 m2 on 1st floor, renovated, practical and comfortable furnishings: entrance hall. Living room with TV. Exit to the terrace. 3 double bedrooms, each room with shower/bidet/WC and TV. Exit to the balcony. 1 room with 1 bed, 1 double bed and TV. Exit t  …see more

from £59 / night

£413 - £554 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

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£413 - £554 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
2-room apartment 35 m2 on 1st floor: living/dining room with TV (flat screen). Open, 1 double bedroom. 1 small room with 1 bed. Small kitchen (4 hot plates). Shower/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (WiFi, free). Maximum 1 small pet/ dog allowed. Incl  …see more

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from £63 / night

£435 - £749 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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from £63 / night

£435 - £749 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
3-room apartment 80 m2 on 1st floor: living/dining room with 1 double sofabed and TV (flat screen). 1 double bedroom. 1 room with 2 beds. Kitchenette (4 hot plates, microwave) with dining table. 2 showers/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (WiFi, free).  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £532 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

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from £64 / night

£448 - £532 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
2-room apartment 55 m2 on 1st floor: living/dining room with 1 sofabed and TV (flat screen). 1 double bedroom. Kitchenette (4 hot plates). Shower/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (WiFi, free). Maximum 1 small pet/ dog allowed. Included: Cot (up to 2  …see more

from £71 / night

£493 - £807 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

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from £71 / night

£493 - £807 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
3-room apartment 65 m2, on the ground floor, spacious, renovated, very beautiful and tasteful furnishings: large living room with 1 double sofabed and satellite TV (flat screen). Exit to the garden. 1 double bedroom. Exit to the garden. 1 small room with 2 beds. Kitchen  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £554 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 3

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from £64 / night

£448 - £554 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
3-room apartment 40 m2 on 3 levels, simple and comfortable furnishings: small living/dining room with open-hearth fireplace, dining table and kitchen corner. Exit to the balcony. 1 double bedroom. 1 room with 1 double sofabed (140 cm). Shower/bidet/WC. Garden. Terrace f  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 - £590 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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from £69 / night

£483 - £590 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
3-room house on the ground floor, simple and comfortable furnishings: living room with open-hearth fireplace and satellite TV. Exit to the garden. 1 double bedroom. 1 small room with 2 beds. Kitchenette (4 hot plates) with dining table. Shower/bidet/WC. Heating (extra).  …see more

from £26 / night

£178 - £249 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Farmhouse / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

2 Nights min stay

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from £26 / night

£178 - £249 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
ç'agriturismo Fonteleccino è bello, tranquillo, immerso nel verde, vicino ai servizi anche a piedi, con piscina. Su richiesta e con costo a parte prepariamo colazioni sia italiane che internazionali e cene a base di prodotti tipici della cucina Toscana e italiana. Ogni appartamento offre da 2 a 4 posti letto, mentre la dependance da 4 a 6 posti letto.  …see more

from £77 / night

£536 - £632 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

2 Nights min stay

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from £77 / night

£536 - £632 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome

2-room apartment 55 m2 on 1st floor: living/dining room with 1 sofa bed and TV (flat screen TV). 1 double bedroom. Kitchenette (4 hotplates). Shower/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free). Maximum 1 small pet/ dog allowed.

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from £77 / night

£536 - £898 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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£536 - £898 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome

3-room apartment 78 m2 on 1st floor: entrance hall with 1 sofa bed and TV. Living/dining room. Exit to the balcony. 1 room with 2 beds. 1 double bedroom. Kitchen (4 hotplates, micro wave). Bath/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free). Maximum 1 small  …see more

from £70 / night

£488 - £654 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

2 Nights min stay

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from £70 / night

£488 - £654 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome

2-room apartment 35 m2 on 1st floor: living/dining room with TV (flat screen TV). Open, 1 double bedroom. 1 small room with 1 bed. Small kitchen (4 hotplates). Shower/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free). Maximum 1 small pet/ dog allowed.

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from £77 / night

£536 - £654 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 3

2 Nights min stay

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from £77 / night

£536 - £654 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome

3-room apartment 40 m2 on 3 levels, simple and comfortable furnishings: small living/dining room with open fireplace, dining table and kitchen corner. Exit to the balcony. 1 double bedroom. 1 room with 1 double sofa bed (140 cm). Shower/bidet/WC. Garden. Terrace furniture, sitting area.  …see more

from £73 / night

£510 - £898 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £73 / night

£510 - £898 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome

3-room apartment 80 m2 on 1st floor: living/dining room with 1 double sofa bed and TV (flat screen TV). 1 double bedroom. 1 room with 2 beds. Kitchenette (4 hotplates, micro wave) with dining table. 2 showers/bidet/WC. Patio. Sitting area. Facilities: Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free).  …see more

from £87 / night

£603 - £1064 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Farmhouse / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

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from £87 / night

£603 - £1064 / week

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  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Indipendent apartment in charming Tuscany farmhouse with private pool, in the heart of Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana.Close to thermal centre and perfect to relax and discover some of the most characteristic villages of Tuscany.  …see more

from £173 / night

£1206 - £1880 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Villa / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

6 Nights min stay

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from £173 / night

£1206 - £1880 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Detached villa with private pool in southern Tuscany. 4 bedrooms up to 10 sleeps.  …see more

from £238 / night

£1664 - £2412 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Villa / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 18

7 Nights min stay

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from £238 / night

£1664 - £2412 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Independent Farm house. Childrens play ground with games. Air conditioned with seven bedrooms. Fenced swimming pool. Can sleep up to 18 people if required. Disabled friendly bathroom in one room.  …see more

from £31 / night

£213 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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£213 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Appartamento vacanze Chianciano  …see more

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Penthouse / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

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£178 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
La struttura è pochi passi dal centro città, dalle Terme, dalle piscine termali, sensoriali, ai parchi di Fucoli e Sant' Elena, boschi, giardini e itenerari per rilassanti passeggiate. Chianciano è una città termale a mt. 600 sul l.m. a pochi km da Siena, Firenze Arezzo, Perugia e Roma.  …see more

from £31 / night

£213 - £320 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

4 Nights min stay

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£213 - £320 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Ideally located in the heart of Italy: 1h.30 to Rome, Florence, Siena, Perugia, Arezzo; 30 minutes to Pienza and Montepulciano, two Renaissance jewels. You'll discover the Parco della Val d'Orcia' with its paths, its cypress and hills of clay, its spa, its old village  …see more

from £36 / night

£249 - £263 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £36 / night

£249 - £263 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Grazioso appartamento nel cuore del centro storico di Chianciano Terme; ideale per chi vuole bagnarsi nelle acque termali della cittadina toscana o per chi vuole gustare il tramonto in Val d'Orcia o in Val di Chiana di fronte ad un calice di vino rosso.  …see more

from £135 / night

£944 - £993 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Condo / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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from £135 / night

£944 - £993 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Confortevole, centralissimo ma silenzioso arredato appartamento molto fresco d'estate e riscaldato in inverno, in via Bruno Buozzi n.37, al secondo piano con ascensore, due camere da letto: una matrimoniale (divisibile a richiesta) + una a due letti; due bagni, lavatric  …see more

from £31 / night

£213 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Condo / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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£213 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
CHIANCIANO TERME Appartamento 4 posti letto (+culla su richiesta) totalmente ristrutturato in centro città in posizione panoramica. Vicinanza alle strutture termali e ottimo punto di partenza per escursioni in Val d'Orcia. Disponibilità posto auto su richiesta. Colazione su richiesta.  …see more

from £36 / night

£249 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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£249 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Appartamento Chianciano terme  …see more

from £228 / night

£1596 - £2483 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Villa / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £228 / night

£1596 - £2483 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Villa with private pool near Montepulicano  …see more

from £50 / night

£348 - £646 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£348 - £646 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Montepulciano Pienza Val D'orcia Siena Toscana  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £355 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Condo / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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£320 - £355 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
panoramico,garage coperto,centrale,ristrutturato,  …see more

from £178 / night

£1242 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Townhouse / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £178 / night

£1242 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Esso si trova in una posizione strategica per visitare tutte le zone artistiche, culturali e paesaggistiche della verde Toscana  …see more

from £51 / night

£355 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

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from £51 / night

£355 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Toscana,Casa Vacanze,Centro termale,agriturismo,piscina,relax,ulivo,appartamenti in campagna,terme,week-end benessere,bambini,animali ammessi,ChiancianoTerme,Montepulciano,Pienza,Sarteano,Cetona,Siena,Orvieto,Firenze,Perugia,Bravìo delle Botti,Giostra del Saracino.  …see more

from £506 / night

£3540 - £4603 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £506 / night

£3540 - £4603 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. Il Sasso sits in an opening and is surrounded by a wooded grove surrounded by old oak trees which blend sun and shade on the lawn in front of it. Beyond are open fields and views across the valley to the Radicofani fortress on the far-away blue hills. The house can be reached on a 2 km private gravel road. The garden, shaded by old oak trees, has been designed to blend in naturally with the surroundings. Climbing roses, hydrangea petiolaris, lavender, cystus, rosemary and honeysuckle mix well with the old oak and fruit trees. Meals can be taken under a pergola covered by wisteria, roses and grapevines. A 10 by 5 meter pool is tucked away at the far end of the garden. The closest village is Contignano which lies on the other side of the Orcia river at a distance of 7 km from the house. Here you will find an alimentari (basic food shop), abar, a butcher, and a fruit and vegetable shop. For a larger choice of shops or a supermarket Chianciano Terme is at a distance of 10 km. The next restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner is 6 km from the house. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week), pergola, shared tennis court (6 km), mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, there is also a family owned restaurant 4 km from the house, iron and ironing board, the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, these will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, the countryside and woods.  …see more

from £134 / night

£933 - £1880 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Villa / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £134 / night

£933 - £1880 / week

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  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This compact, two-storey, converted Tuscan farmhouse has been extensively renovated, employing in its restoration solely products certified as ecologically friendly.  …see more

from £159 / night

£1107 - £2476 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £159 / night

£1107 - £2476 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This house belongs to a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. The name of this house means "beautiful view" - rightly so, as the entire Orcia valley and the Amiata mountain are spread out below. The house lies at 600 metres above sea level, not far from the medieval castle Castelletto belonging to the estate, where exhibitions and a music festival take place in summer. Fields and woods surround Belguardo, which includes a large stone granary. Over the long, two-storied farmhouse grow vines and roses, lavender and rosemary. This farmhouse is divided into three sections, one of which is occupied by the farmer's family whilst the other two are for rent. The square in front of the house is paved with large flat stones and in Italian is called the 'aia'. This is where the wheat used to be threshed. Behind the house lies a beautifully maintained garden with stunning views. At the far end of the garden there is a pool with sunbeds and deckchairs which is also used by guests staying at Castelletto, an ancient castle about 1 km away (also featured in our portfolio). Due to the altitude, even on the hottest summer day pleasant breezes prevail. The overall atmosphere is one of rustic charm and comfort. A country restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner is in walking distance (1.5 km), if you feel like a stroll. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, communal laundry room, for communal use: laundry, iron and ironing board, tennis court (5 km), but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar.  …see more

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This medieval castle belongs to a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. Castelletto (literally "little castle") lies on the summit of a hill of an extensive private estate. The precise date of its foundation is not known. It was probably built in the tenth century, though it had certainly been the seat of an Etruscan acropolis centuries before that time. Over the years the castle has been altered and enlargened, gradually turning into what it is today. A large, old wooden door opens onto a stone ramp and a pretty courtyard with arches, which in summer are decorated with a profusion of hanging geraniums. Here, the Incontri in Terra di Siena festival holds chamber music concerts each year at the end of July. The chapel in the castle, with XVIth century frecoes, is still used by the family of the ownwer today for special events such as christenings and weddings. Two apartments, Tartaruga and Etrusco, are reached from the courtyard; from there steps lead to the first floor. They were delightfully restored and enjoy beautiful views of the hills and woods that surround the castle. The historical walled-in garden of Castelletto is reached through a wrought-iron gate which leads to a spacious lawn with large shady trees and a pool with sunbeds and deckchairs. The garden and pool are shared with the tenants of the Belguardo houses (also featured in our portfolio), which stand at the very far end of the garden, hidden by a row of bushes. The view from the pool over the Orcia valley onto the Monte Amiata is breathtaking. A country restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner lies at the foot of the hill, in walking distance (1.5 km), if you feel like a stroll. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished "utopian" city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, for communal use: parking, iron and ironing board, shared tennis court (5 km), but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, laundry room, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, both apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer.  …see more

from £188 / night

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. Casale belongs to the son of one of the owners. He has transformed the former stables of his house into a comfortable house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. He is a painter and the house has an artistic touch to it which makes it different from the other houses on the estate. The vicinity between the yellow house belonging to the owner and the former stables does not preclude the privacy of both houses. A difference in level of the ground separates both buildings effectively. Casale has been completely refurbished in 2010 and has become a perfect retreat for family holidays; heaven for children, with a playground area with sand in the garden and a pool shared with the owners 3 children. Here you will find space, lightness and essential furnishing, an assemblage put together by the owner and his wife over the last years. At the centre of the house are the kitchen and the large living room, both overlooking the Orcia Valley - a view which will never stop giving you strong impressions. In the garden there’s a table for meals outside. Paths leading from the house invite you to wonderful walks through the property and beyond. The guests can also use the tennis court of the main farmhouse which is reached in 3 minutes by car. Casale is reached over a dust road (1 km) and lies about 300 m south of a small family restaurant, where the guests can have dinner three times a week. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world?s smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: for communal use: pool which is used also by the owner, mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, iron and ironing board, private terrace with dining area, 1 km distant, lunch and dinner are available at extra charge in a restaurant near to the office of the estate, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, breakfast, tennis court approx, use of the children playground.  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £774 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on the extensive 900 hectares property. The 6 apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court. The view from the garden is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. Great care has been taken to turn the different apartments into welcoming and attractive places. The walls have been washed in a light terracotta, the furniture is mainly antique. During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: tennis (hard court), there is also a restaurant, these dinners will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, outdoor area for each unit, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, in case the entire estate is rented by a large group the above mentioned restaurant with an attached professional kitchen (used by the chef of the estate) may be available for exclusive use for family celebrations, free internet wifi connection for all apartments in a specifically designed room in the office (reception) of the la chiara estate, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, laundry, mobile fans for the bedrooms, several apartments have a fireplace, communal laundry room, breakfast is available at extra charge, group activities or courses, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, the countryside and woods, all apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer, iron and ironing board, play ground for children, the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, for communal use: garden, to be requested and paid directly on the premises, electric kettle, or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week).  …see more

from £380 / night

£2660 - £3752 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £380 / night

£2660 - £3752 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Valle lies in the middle of open farmland, surrounded by fields of wheat and sunflowers on one side and a small wood and the strange shapes of the distinctive clay hillocks and scrub which characterize the local landscape on the other. A winding gravel road (1 km) lined with oak trees running along a little stream anticipates the peaceful bucolic spirit that pervades the house. La Valle is is a large sunny house built in the local stone, overgrown with rambling roses, honeysuckle and ivy, and surrounded by a garden where Mediterranean aromatic plants such as rosemary, sage, lavender and thyme flourish. The pool is set against a backdrop of the typical Siena clay hillocks; wild rose and broom bushes growing in the garden blend into the surrounding countryside. On one side of the house lies the pool house, which also contains a garden kitchen for outdoor meals. A pergola covered in vines and wisteria provides shade over a large table. The closest village is Contignano which lies at the other side of the Orcia river at a distance of 4 km from the house. Here you will find an alimentary food shop, a bar, a butcher and a fruit and vegetable shop. For a larger choice of shops or a supermarket Chianciano Terme is at a distance of 10 km. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: ping pong table, security system, these will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, pergola, mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, shared tennis court (7 km), iron and ironing board, or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week), the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, there is a small family restaurant 7 km from the house, fully equipped summer kitchen near the pergola, the countryside and woods, private drive with gate to property.  …see more

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on the extensive 900 hectares property. The 6 apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court. The view from the garden is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. Great care has been taken to turn the different apartments into welcoming and attractive places. The walls have been washed in a light terracotta, the furniture is mainly antique. During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: tennis (hard court), there is also a restaurant, these dinners will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, outdoor area for each unit, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, in case the entire estate is rented by a large group the above mentioned restaurant with an attached professional kitchen (used by the chef of the estate) may be available for exclusive use for family celebrations, free internet wifi connection for all apartments in a specifically designed room in the office (reception) of the la chiara estate, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, laundry, mobile fans for the bedrooms, several apartments have a fireplace, communal laundry room, breakfast is available at extra charge, group activities or courses, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, the countryside and woods, all apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer, iron and ironing board, play ground for children, the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, for communal use: garden, to be requested and paid directly on the premises, electric kettle, or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week).  …see more

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on the extensive 900 hectares property. The 6 apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court. The view from the garden is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. Great care has been taken to turn the different apartments into welcoming and attractive places. The walls have been washed in a light terracotta, the furniture is mainly antique. During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: tennis (hard court), there is also a restaurant, these dinners will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, outdoor area for each unit, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, in case the entire estate is rented by a large group the above mentioned restaurant with an attached professional kitchen (used by the chef of the estate) may be available for exclusive use for family celebrations, free internet wifi connection for all apartments in a specifically designed room in the office (reception) of the la chiara estate, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, laundry, mobile fans for the bedrooms, several apartments have a fireplace, communal laundry room, breakfast is available at extra charge, group activities or courses, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, the countryside and woods, all apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer, iron and ironing board, play ground for children, the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, for communal use: garden, to be requested and paid directly on the premises, electric kettle, or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week).  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £774 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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£540 - £774 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on the extensive 900 hectares property. The 6 apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court. The view from the garden is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. Great care has been taken to turn the different apartments into welcoming and attractive places. The walls have been washed in a light terracotta, the furniture is mainly antique. During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: tennis (hard court), there is also a restaurant, these dinners will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, outdoor area for each unit, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, in case the entire estate is rented by a large group the above mentioned restaurant with an attached professional kitchen (used by the chef of the estate) may be available for exclusive use for family celebrations, free internet wifi connection for all apartments in a specifically designed room in the office (reception) of the la chiara estate, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, laundry, mobile fans for the bedrooms, several apartments have a fireplace, communal laundry room, breakfast is available at extra charge, group activities or courses, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, the countryside and woods, all apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer, iron and ironing board, play ground for children, the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, for communal use: garden, to be requested and paid directly on the premises, electric kettle, or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week).  …see more

from £81 / night

£561 - £1376 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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£561 - £1376 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This medieval castle belongs to a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. Castelletto (literally "little castle") lies on the summit of a hill of an extensive private estate. The precise date of its foundation is not known. It was probably built in the tenth century, though it had certainly been the seat of an Etruscan acropolis centuries before that time. Over the years the castle has been altered and enlargened, gradually turning into what it is today. A large, old wooden door opens onto a stone ramp and a pretty courtyard with arches, which in summer are decorated with a profusion of hanging geraniums. Here, the Incontri in Terra di Siena festival holds chamber music concerts each year at the end of July. The chapel in the castle, with XVIth century frecoes, is still used by the family of the ownwer today for special events such as christenings and weddings. Two apartments, Tartaruga and Etrusco, are reached from the courtyard; from there steps lead to the first floor. They were delightfully restored and enjoy beautiful views of the hills and woods that surround the castle. The historical walled-in garden of Castelletto is reached through a wrought-iron gate which leads to a spacious lawn with large shady trees and a pool with sunbeds and deckchairs. The garden and pool are shared with the tenants of the Belguardo houses (also featured in our portfolio), which stand at the very far end of the garden, hidden by a row of bushes. The view from the pool over the Orcia valley onto the Monte Amiata is breathtaking. A country restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner lies at the foot of the hill, in walking distance (1.5 km), if you feel like a stroll. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished "utopian" city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, for communal use: parking, iron and ironing board, shared tennis court (5 km), but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, laundry room, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, both apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer.  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £1199 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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£540 - £1199 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on the extensive 900 hectares property. The 6 apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court. The view from the garden is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. Great care has been taken to turn the different apartments into welcoming and attractive places. The walls have been washed in a light terracotta, the furniture is mainly antique. During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: tennis (hard court), there is also a restaurant, these dinners will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, outdoor area for each unit, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, in case the entire estate is rented by a large group the above mentioned restaurant with an attached professional kitchen (used by the chef of the estate) may be available for exclusive use for family celebrations, free internet wifi connection for all apartments in a specifically designed room in the office (reception) of the la chiara estate, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, laundry, mobile fans for the bedrooms, several apartments have a fireplace, communal laundry room, breakfast is available at extra charge, group activities or courses, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, the countryside and woods, all apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer, iron and ironing board, play ground for children, the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, for communal use: garden, to be requested and paid directly on the premises, electric kettle, or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week).  …see more

from £370 / night

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Fonte enjoys a privileged position in Tuscany - just in front of the famous cypress road that winds up to the crete on the opposite hill. Readers might be interested to learn that this is one ot the most photographed views of Tuscany. The road was build by the property owner while reclaiming this barren land, and resembles the medieval landscapes pictured by Lorenzetti in his well-known senese frescoes. You can enjoy this breathtaking view from several windows and of course from the garden of the house. The house is surrounded by trees which produce a plum locally called coscia di monaca (nuns' thighs, in English). La Fonte has now been completely restored. The house stands on its own, surrounded by olive groves, wheat fields and cypresses. It is linked to the main Villa of the property - a beautiful Renaissance villa - by just over 1 km of gravel road. A semicircular grove of cypresses surrounds a stone table and benches, perfect for a shady noonday meal. The pool, 11 x 4 meters large and sheltered by an old dry-stone wall, is bordered by a pergola. A country restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner is in walking distance (1.5 km), if you feel like a stroll. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, shared tennis court (2 km), iron and ironing board, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, 2 pergolas, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar.  …see more

from £435 / night

£3043 - £4149 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £435 / night

£3043 - £4149 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. Monteori is surrounded by woods and fields, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and of Castelletto, a medieval castle (also featured in our portfolio). Its architecture is in typical Tuscan style, proportionate and spacious, built around a central courtyard which provides delightful privacy among a profusion of flowers. This is an ideal spot for outdoor dining during the spring and fall months. The open plan kitchen is the main room of the ground floor. All rooms on the ground floor have doors leading into the garden, giving Monteori the easy Mediterranean way of life where indoors and outdoors seem to melt into each other. On the first floor the living room opens onto a small loggia with steps leading down to the garden. The owner of the estate originally restored this house for herself and her family, and it is therefore furnished with lovely antique furniture, many books, local pottery, terracotta floors and ancient stone fireplaces. The pool is a short walk from the house (250 m), set in the midst of broom, lavender and cypress trees, overlooking the hilly Tuscan countryside. In spring and autumn one can go for long walks, and light a blazing fire in the kitchen and living room upon one's return. A country restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner is in walking distance (2.5 km), if you feel like a stroll. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: security system, pergola, mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, iron and ironing board, courtyard, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, shared tennis court (4 km), italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar.  …see more

from £467 / night

£3267 - £6160 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Villa / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

2 Nights min stay

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from £467 / night

£3267 - £6160 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Villa Zingo is an exception idyllic Tuscan retreat nestled in the charming town Chiamciano.  …see more

from £160 / night

£1115 - £1743 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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£1115 - £1743 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This house belongs to a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. The name of this house means "beautiful view" - rightly so, as the entire Orcia valley and the Amiata mountain are spread out below. The house lies at 600 metres above sea level, not far from the medieval castle Castelletto belonging to the estate, where exhibitions and a music festival take place in summer. Fields and woods surround Belguardo, which includes a large stone granary. Over the long, two-storied farmhouse grow vines and roses, lavender and rosemary. This farmhouse is divided into three sections, one of which is occupied by the farmer's family whilst the other two are for rent. The square in front of the house is paved with large flat stones and in Italian is called the 'aia'. This is where the wheat used to be threshed. Behind the house lies a beautifully maintained garden with stunning views. At the far end of the garden there is a pool with sunbeds and deckchairs which is also used by guests staying at Castelletto, an ancient castle about 1 km away (also featured in our portfolio). Due to the altitude, even on the hottest summer day pleasant breezes prevail. The overall atmosphere is one of rustic charm and comfort. A country restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner is in walking distance (1.5 km), if you feel like a stroll. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: mobile fans for the bedrooms, electric kettle, communal laundry room, for communal use: laundry, iron and ironing board, tennis court (5 km), but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar.  …see more

from £178 / night

£1242 - £1880 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Villa / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £178 / night

£1242 - £1880 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Villa Bambina is a pleasant and spacious two-story villa surrounded by the vegetation. It sleeps ten people. It is appoximately 150 square meters (1615 square feet)  …see more

from £92 / night

£639 - £993 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £92 / night

£639 - £993 / week

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  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
cozy farmhouse in chianciano terme for a group or 10 or for two groups, swimming pool, tv, close to tennis courts and riding center  …see more

from £92 / night

£639 - £993 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
cozy farmhouse in chianciano terme for a group or 10 or for two groups, swimming pool, tv, close to tennis courts and riding center  …see more

from £225 / night

£1572 - £2379 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 9

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7 Nights min stay

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from £225 / night

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
One large family or two families or group of friends can experience living in the heart of Tuscany in a characteristic brick and stone farmhouse with private pool. It is two stories and is divided into two apartments connected by internal stairs. Both levels have a fully furnished kitchen, and a living room with fireplace. Both floors are furnished in antique furniture yet have all the modern conveniences. The rooms feature exposed beam ceilings, arched doorways and lots of windows with panoramic views of the valley. (1400 m2/15,069 ft2) This beautiful farmhouse was originally built in 1920 and has been recently restored using authentic materials. It is located off of a paved road on a quiet hilltop location. The farmhouse has a private pool (12m x 5m, with a depth of 1.2m – 1.7m) that is open from the first part of May to the end of October. There is a private garden equipped with tables and chairs and a barbeque. It also has a gazebo with a table and chairs. There is private parking on the property. (160 m2/1,722 ft2) Ground Floor: The ground floor steps down into a large tiled living room with fireplace. It has a large dining area with table and chairs with a great panoramic window with access to the private garden. There is a fully furnished kitchen with a table and chairs and great views of the garden. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor. Both bedrooms have a queen-sized bed (160 cm). There is also a bathroom with shower. First Floor: The first floor can be accessed from either the outside staircase or the interior staircase. It is also light and bright and features tiled floors throughout. The living room has a large fireplace and large dining area with table and chairs. The dining area has a large panoramic window that accesses the terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside. At the end of the dining area is a fully furnished kitchenette. There are two bedrooms on the first floor. One bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) with an en suite bathroom and shower. The other bedroom has a European double bed (140 cm – cozy for two, more comfortable for one). There is another bathroom with shower on the first floor. The first floor can accommodate an extra person on the sofa bed. Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. * Cook Service: 25 Euros per hour, plus the cost of food * Cooking Classes: 80 Euros per person * Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour * Linen Change: 15 Euros per room * Babysitting: Upon request Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, fireplace - indoor, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, window screens - partial house.  …see more

from £78 / night

£543 - £1350 / week

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Province of Siena / Chianciano Terme

House / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £78 / night

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on the extensive 900 hectares property. The 6 apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court. The view from the garden is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. Great care has been taken to turn the different apartments into welcoming and attractive places. The walls have been washed in a light terracotta, the furniture is mainly antique. During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide. Places of interest The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit. In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church). Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino. Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today. Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome. Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive. Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Sarteano fits our picture of an unspoilt Italian village. The main square has a nice bar where you can sit outside. On the square below, in the afternoon a different bar serves excellent take away pizza. And last but not least the landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial. Pool in winter? Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests. Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool. The Montepulciano thermal springs can also be enjoyed in an indoor thermal swimming pool. Just 10 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. Have yourself thoroughly pampered! Just relax here! Additional amenities include: tennis (hard court), there is also a restaurant, these dinners will be served in the evenings from monday to friday in the shade of the linden tree in the courtyard, outdoor area for each unit, seasonal ingredients from the vegetable garden, but the one you screw together and put on the stove) and a french press coffee maker, in case the entire estate is rented by a large group the above mentioned restaurant with an attached professional kitchen (used by the chef of the estate) may be available for exclusive use for family celebrations, free internet wifi connection for all apartments in a specifically designed room in the office (reception) of the la chiara estate, as well as fruit from the trees in the garden, laundry, mobile fans for the bedrooms, several apartments have a fireplace, communal laundry room, breakfast is available at extra charge, group activities or courses, italian mocha machine (not electrical like in a bar, the countryside and woods, all apartments are equipped with fridge with freezer, iron and ironing board, play ground for children, the la chiara restaurant provides healthy gourmet dinners with home-made pasta, for communal use: garden, to be requested and paid directly on the premises, electric kettle, or in the large dining room with a fireplace during the colder months on guests' request (the day before for the dinners during the week).  …see more

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