In the Crete Senesi, at the heart of a working organic farm, the two traditional farmhouses sleep six. La Casetta is a large open space for two: a double bed, living area and kitchen with dining table. Il Poderino has two double bedrooms, a living room, one bathroom and a kitchen with fireplace. Both are beautifully furnished with family pieces.
This is an ideal place in which to enjoy the countryside in spring and autumn, far from the bustle of a city. The focus of farm activity is on the breeding of thoroughbred horses. Mares and foals graze in the fields and horses train on the farm's sand track. Situated within the Ombrone River valley, you can enjoy walks along its banks and in the surrounding woods. Here you will discover an unspoilt landscape of cultivated fields, abandoned farms, and many species of wild animals and birds. There are many good restaurants and trattorias serving magnificent local wines. Alternatively, you can have fun preparing dinner in the well-equipped kitchen with a fireplace for grilling. The Rapolano thermal spas are just a few minutes' drive away, and cultural cities such as Siena, Arezzo, Florence are within easy reach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence airport 62 km, Nearest railway: Rapolano Terme 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
Relax bathing in the hot spring waters in the nearby spa town of Rapolano Terme, or exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside on foot, by bike or even on horseback.
The nearby village of Serre di Rapolano hosts a fantastic festival every May, 'Il Serre Maggio', which turns the town into a medieval center once again with a costumed parade, a colorful flag-throwing competition, an open-air market, music, games, food and fun.
The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is a large Benedictine monastery 10 km south of Asciano. Its buildings, which are mostly of red brick, are conspicuous against the grey clayey and sandy soil—the Crete senesi which give this area of Tuscany its name. The great art city of Siena is only a short and scenic 20km car drive away.
Like the Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia is home to any number of beautifully conserved medieval hill towns, the likes of Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia and Bagno Vignoni, all of which are more than worthy of visit.
In the Crete Senesi, at the heart of a working organic farm. Situated within the Ombrone River valley, you can enjoy walks along its banks and in the surrounding woods. The Rapolano spas are just a few minutes' drive away, and cultural cities such as Siena, Arezzo, Florence are within easy reach.