Villa Le Tolfe is so close to Siena you can almost touch it (only 3 kilometres away). With stunning views and beautiful antique gardens this villa is perfect for relaxed stress free holidays.
The house is built on top of a hill covered with olive groves and vineyards. It has two floors connected by an internal stair case, each floor with it's own separate entrance, a kitchen and dining room, making it perfect for extended family groups or separate families holidaying together. Built in the 18th century, this graceful villa has a wonderful feeling of history.
It has large airy rooms with spectacular views, each one furnished with rustic antique pieces that are both comfortable and functional and look as though they have been in the family for ever. It is perfectly located to explore all the major Tuscan points of interest including Siena, Florence, San Gimignano etc.
Accommodation: Villa Le Tolfe can easily accommodate 8 people in the main house and 2 extra persons in the annex for a total of 10 persons sleeping in 5 bedrooms of which four bedrooms are in the main villa and the other bedroom is in the dependence. This unit can be rented only together with the main villa (not separately).
Entering the front door you find a long hallway going to the right and the left. The rooms open off this hallway and at one end is the main kitchen which is a large and spacious room with massive original fireplace, dining table, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven and four burner cook top.
On this floor are also a bedroom with double bed, another bedroom with twin beds, the bathroom with shower over the bathtub and the living room with comfortable sofas and TV sat. This room must be crossed to reach the internal staircase to the upstairs.
Upstairs is another double bedroom, another twin bedroom, a bathroom with the shower over the bathtub and twin basins and a delightful and sprawling sitting room with a double sofa bed. At the end of a long corridor that mimics the one below a smaller kitchen and a separate bright airy dining room with television. Next to the kitchen and at the end of the corridor lovely French double doors open on to a terrace equipped to eat outside, and external stairs that lead to the garden. A hair dryer is available on request.
Garden & Swimming Pool: As the house is built on a hill it looks over the top of its own gardens across to magnificent views. The garden was designed along with the house about 300 years ago and today is a mature and formal design of topiary hedges and large shady trees.
Few steps in stone will lead you to the lower terrace where you can find the pool (6 x 9 meters), in ground on three sides and has a fourth flank that constantly over flows, blending the water with the valley beyond. It is very private and not overlooked. Along the pathway to the pool you will find a small terrace with the barbecue and the brickwork pizza oven.
A ping pong table is available to entertain your children in a paved area beside the villa.
Suggested event for this property: Palio di Siena tickets.
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglione della Pescaia 105 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 80 km, Nearest railway: Siena 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Villa Le Tolfe is 3 kilometres from Siena as well as within easy reach of all the most important Tuscan places of interest. It is about 45 minutes to Florence. The nearest airport is Florence (1 hour) followed by Pisa (2 hours) and Rome which is about 2 ¾ hours by car.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEAR BY: Tennis, golf (25 kilometres away),the beach (1 ½ hours in the car), horse riding, bike riding, hiking, wine tasting, fabulous dining, thermal spas, Renaissance and medieval art and architecture.
Nearest town: Siena km 3
Restaurants: Siena km 1
Supermarket: Siena km 3
Grocery: Siena km 1
Shops: Siena km 3
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 53
Bank: Siena km 3
Post office: Siena km 3
Chemistry: Siena km 3
Tennis court: Siena km 2
Golf: Circolo Golf L'Abbadia km 25
Horse riding: Siena km 10
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 30
Train station: Siena km 2
Siena is a synonym for 'high quality lifestyles'. It was the first Municipality in Europe to close its center to traffic in 1966. Siena is a place of international culture. Its university is 750 years old and it hosts several noteworthy institutions such as the Chigiana Musical Academy, the University for Foreigners, the Accademia dei Fisiocritici and the Accademia degli Intronati. In this city, everything has remained unchanged for centuries. There, one breathes an 'atmosphere' that cannot be found elsewhere, because its people truly maintain the traditions of their ancestors. The tradition of the Palio, for example, is celebrated and renewed each year with the same renowned power and enthusiasm.
Siena has Etruscan origins; it was a Roman colony whose name was 'Sena Julia'. Its importance grew considerably in the Middle Ages, first with Lombards and later, under Carolingian leadership. After a long period of Episcopal dominion (from the 9th to the 11th century), the city reached the peak of power and became a municipality in 1147. During this period, Siena adopted expansionistic policies towards bordering territories. Confrontation with Florence was inevitable and due to various vicissitudes, their struggle lasted until 1555. In that year, after a long siege, Siena was conquered by the Florentines. Thus, the city lost its autonomy and became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, sharing the Duchy's destiny until the Unification of Italy in 1861.