About the home
This charming and cosy two level recently renovated hay-loft turned farmhouse is perfect for families with children, or couples who want to get away from it all! A perfect and cozy getaway immersed in the rolling hills of the Orcia valley. The upstairs has been deliberately thought out as a loft and open space with a large bedroom and bathroom with shower. The ground level has a large kitchen and splendid living space with a stone and brick sit-in log fireplace. There is also a double bedroom with twin beds and a private bathroom with shower en suite.This house is ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Marina di Grosseto or any Maremma beach, 100km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
If you're looking for an ideal vacation spot to relax and enjoy the magnificently unspoilt countryside while having a swim in the pool, or if your idea of a vacation is making cultural excursions to any of the numerous surrounding hill towns, this spacious yet very cozy stone cottage at the Estate of Castelnuovo Tancredi is the place for you..Bathed in the afternoon with the special sunset light that this area of Tuscany is famous for.,
the Fienile at the hamlet of Castelrotto is strategically positioned for any day trips and excursions to the surrounding towns. Just a short 30 minute drive to Pienza, or Siena and a hop skip and a jump to Montalcino which rests on the nearby hilltop and can be seen during the day and night from the garden. A 9- hole golf course is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2011 and it's just across the valley and visibile from this house.
The downstairs open space has a spacious kitchen which is fully equipped with new appliances and has seating for up to 6 people. and the living room with the comfortable sofas and caracteristic stone fireplace, all lead out to the garden through french doors. The upstairs loft bedroom is reachable by a comfortable wooden staircase.
We will be happy to organize a visit and tasting of our wine and olive oil production at our historical cantina upon request. We can also arrange private visits to the other wine producers in the area for tastings if you like. Don't hesitate to ask up for tips and suggestions on places to visit while you are here!
Further details outdoors:
Staying here at the Hamlet of Castelrotto, which means the broken castle, will make you fall in love with the rolling hills of Tuscany and the medieval hilltop towns, the festivals and cultural highlights that this marvelous "undiscovered" region, known as the Val D'Orcia, has to offer. Access to the house is along a gravel country road that winds through the vineyards that lead you to the Hamlet. You'll be enchanted by the light in this particular area ; in fact a world renowned American photographer published a book on the special light in this part of Tuscany using the photographs that were taken during one of his many visits here at the property
This unique antique Hamlet of Castelrotto has a large shared in ground swimming pool that measures 6 m. x 4 m. that is immersed in the olive trees on a slope that faces the valley of the Ombrone river. It is composed of 3 separate and independent accommodations, one of which is the Fienile cottage
The "Casanuova" , and The "Fagianaia", or Pheasant house, compose the other properties that are part of the Castelrotto hamlet. They are both situated on the first floor of their respective farmhouses and each has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one of which is with a bath in addition to the shower. Three of these rooms have single beds and one room has a double bed. The large living rooms have country style sit-in log burning fireplaces while large eat- in kitchens have antique dining tables. Both of these apartments are decorated with a contemporary and comfortable style using original antiques that belong to the family. These apartments can accommodate very comfortably up to 8 guests. Special requests are also honoured for additional beds.
We are only a stone's throw away from Montalcino, a wine lovers dream, in fact you can see it perched on the neighbouring hilltop, and Siena and Pienza are just a little over a 30 minute drive away. There are numerous other historical towns to visit in the area.
We also have 2 large apartments on the first floor of their respective farmhouses which are also part of the historical hamlet that we call Castelrotto.. These other accommodations ( Casanova and Fagianaia) are ideal for families with children and each one has 4 double bedroom . Please don't hesistate to contact us for any information regarding these accommodations should you need more space.
Please bring a copy of your passport with you for registration with the local authorities. We ask a dowpayment of 30% to secure your booking , payable by bank transfer, and the remaining sum can be paid with Mastercard or Visa upon your arrival. A small damage security will be collected as well upon your arrival of 200 euros , in cash please, and will be returned on your departure date if there have been non damages to the property.
We also arrange gorgeous country style weddings and can accommodate the wedding party itself. Please contact us for more information and we can send you some photographs of these events.
Our estate is one of the largest and well known in the Orcia Valley region and our wine production has won many awards.
Wine tastings for your party can be arranged at our historical cantina and a typical tuscan dinner prepared especailly for you by our cook is also a possibility during your stay. Horse riding and tennis are also available in the area.
The Tuscany / Siena Province region
Presently known as an important agricultural centre on the gentler side of the Sienese Clay Hills. Buonconvento already flourished in ancient times thanks to its particular geographical situation; at the confluence of the Arbia and Ombrone rivers on one hand, and along the route of the all-important mediaeval Via Francigena on the other.
Amongst the numerous sights worth seeing are an uncommon number of fine Liberty-style noble farm-houses. that are scattered amongst the hilltops and valleys all around the area. There are many "castles" as well that one encounters enroute while driving around the countryside,such as the fortress of Bibbiano Guiglieschi, over a thousand years old, the Tower of Bibbiano and the great architectural complex of Castelnuovo Tancredi.
Nearby: Montalcino, San Quirico d' Orcia, Vescovado di Murlo
The Buonconvento area
The main tourist attraction (apart from the typical gastronomic delights such as the Val d'Arbia DOC white wine and vinsanto, or the white truffles from the Sienese Clay Hills) is, however, the important Sacred Art Museum, which houses works from the local churches: amongst these are paintings by Sano di Pietro and Matteo di Giovanni, as well as interesting wooden and marble sculptures.
Distances Siena 28 Km - Florence 95 Km - Pisa 140 Km
After Siena town, the most famous places in the area are:
San Gimignano, famous for its towers
Monteriggioni, the walled town, pretty but very small.
Colle val d' Elsa, is a big town divided into 3 different levels, colle bassa, alta and castle
Castellina in Chianti, the heart of Chianti
Radda in Chianti, for me the prettiest town of the Chianti area
Murlo,a very interesting etruscan museum at Vescovado di Murlo
Asciano, the area nearby and the near Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Pienza, the perfect town
Montalcino, the town of the famous wine with many great restaurants
San Quirico d' Orcia ,the door over the Val d' Orcia
Bagno Vignoni ,antique thermal baths
Montepulciano ,beautiful rinascimental town
Radicofani at the foot of the Monte Amiata
Rocca d' Orcia with the imposing tower
Chiusi ,impressive the Duomo and the Etruscan rests
Abbey of San Galgano is definitely worth the visit
Abbey of Sant' Antimo is another must
Twice a year on July 2 and Aug. 16 the famous Palio of Siena takes place and is definitely one of the most popular of italian traditional festivities.
There is a large supermarket in Buonconvento (just 3 km. away ) where you will find everything. In the same town, there is a butcher, a tabacchi shop, numerous little bars and restaurants, 2 different banks, and gastronomically oriented shops. There is a farmer's market every Saturday as well.
How to get there
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Arriving from the North: If you have a navigation system, you can punch in Località Castelnuovo Tancredi, Buonconvento, Siena, and will arrive directly at the property. However, please stop at the first building you encounter once you turn onto the gravel road, and you will be met there by one of our staff.
Travel on Autostrada A 1 until you reach the exit Firenze Certosa, follow signs to the Superstrada Firenze-Siena. Exit off this road at Siena Sud for the Cassia in the direction of Rome until you reach the town of Buonconvento. From the centre of town, at the crossroad follow signs for Bibbiano and Murlo and from here it is approx. 4 km. At the top of the hill, bear right towards Murlo. Our property is at the km. 4 roadsign off to the right. Take the white gravel road just after this road sign and drive up to the cantina which is at the beginning of the cypress lined drive to the main villa. You will be greeted here and accompanied to your house.
Arriving from the South:
Travel on Autrostrada A 1 until you reach the exit Chiusi-Chianciano. Always follow signs for Siena and travel on the Cassia in this direction until you reach Buonconvento. At the crossroad where the newsstand is, turn left and follow signs for Castelnuovo Tancredi in the direction of Murlo. At the top of the hill, bear right towards Murlo and Castelnuovo Tancredi will appear on your right side near to the roadsign km.4. Take the white gravel road that heads off the main road to your right and stop at the cantina which is the first building you find in front of you before the cypress lined drive to the main villa. We will meet you here and accompany you to your house.
Activities near Buonconvento
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
03 Sep 2012
We rented all three cottages for a group of 17 including small children and adults. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation. The area is beautiful, serene and relaxing. Having the pool there took the pressure off having to "do something" everyday and kept the kids entertained. Buonconvento is a great little town, that has everything you will need. The owners and their staff couldn't have been more accomodating and helpful in making our stay a success. Easily accessible to Siena and Florence by train or car. I highly recommend this property; particulalry for large groups.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Houses closed||30 Sep 12||21 Dec 12||€ 1||-||-||4 Nights|
|in season rate||5 May 13||29 Sep 13||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle season rate||29 Sep 13||17 Nov 13||€ 900||€ 130||-||4 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|In season rates||1 Jun 13||29 Sep 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle season rate||29 Sep 13||17 Nov 13||€ 1000||€ 150||-||4 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The houses are rented an a weekly basis in season and also on a 3 day weekend basis in the low season, for either 2 or 4 persons.
The bathrooms are equipped with 3 towels,per person, and a hair dryer. All linens and towels are supplied.
We supply kitchen towels as well with a fully equipped kitchen and appliances. There is a washing machine as well as a dishwasher and an independent heating system.
Prices include water, and gas. Heating is not included during the Christmas and New Year Holiday and will be calculated upon your departure. electricity is not included during the summer months when the airconditioning is used. We will calculate your consumption on your departure date with you.
Final cleaning is NOT included in the weekly rental cost, and amounts to 75 euros . However, for bookings longer than 1 week we will NOT charge you a final cleaning. Linens and sheets are changed once a week on Saturday. Arrangements can be made for additional cleaning and cooking services with sufficient notice at an hourly rate of 10 euros. We also will prepare a welcome basket of fruits, pasta, wine ,bread, and 1st morning breakfast for rentals of a minimum of one week.
The above rates do not include special requests for maid/cook service, which can be arranged with notice before your arrival. We can also arrange with our cook to come and prepare in your house a special Tuscan dinner...Ask us about the going rates.
We can also arrange a basic provision shopping aside from the welcome basket if needed at an extra cost.
Cot/Crib supplement 20 euros
We request a deposit of 30% of the rental cost in order to confirm the booking for you, with the remaining amount of the rental due ONE month prior to your arrival.
We also request a breakage and damage deposit of 200 euros upon arrival, which will be returned via a bank transfer to you within one week after your departure if everything is returned as is ,naturally!
We accept bank transfers and cheques in euros and british pounds.
Check in time is from 4 pm to 7pm.
check out time before 11 am.
***Please bring along with you photocopies of your ID documents or better yet, scan them to us prior to your arrival so that we have everything needed to register you online with the authorities.Enquire now
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We close our farmhouses from early November to the beginning of May when we open the pool for the season. We do make exceptions for weekly rentals during the Christmas and New Year's break however.
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