Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Villa Cerretalta is in a wonderful position on a small hill surrounded by Brunello vineyards, within the national park of Val D'Orcia. The property is set between the cities of Montalcino and San Quirico D'Orcia (both are about 10 km away), yet in few minutes you can reach the little town of Torrenieri (5 km) where you can find the nearest shops, supermarket and restaurants.
The owner occasionally uses the independent building nearby and whilst respecting your privacy will be at your disposal if you should need any help.
Cerretalta is completely surrounded by hedges and fences to guarantee total privacy and, nonetheless, you have a wonderful sight over the countryside.
Once you enter the gateway, there is a large courtyard plenty of tables and chairs at guests' disposal as well as the brick barbeque. Across the court there is a lovely area with a big round stone table and matching benches sheltered from the sun by a pergola. Here there is also a second way out from the property, down a stone staircase and through a small iron gate.
There are two garden areas.
The first one is bordered by mature trees, should the guests enjoy a peaceful shady lawn, and it is situated next to a white travertine floored space with tables, chairs and parasol. This is the perfect location where you can have your meals, while taking in the beautiful view over the surrounding farmland.
From here, few stone steps lead to the second garden that is located near the poolside. A small gate possibly delimits the way so as to prevent little children from reaching the swimming-pool area without permission. Some fruit trees, flowers and shrubs brighten the place and there is also a gazebo with table and chairs. An extensive hedge marks the limits of the patch.
At guests' disposal:
The salt water swimming pool is 12 x 6 meters, and has a depth from 1.05 to to 2.4 m. It is open from the 15th of May to the 30th of September.
Here there are parasols and several sun-loungers to relax in.
The seventh bathroom of the property is situated here at the poolside. In addition there is also an outdoor shower.
Baby bed and highchair available on site free of charge.
Wi Fi connection is available in the villa to pay on the spot, a laptop is also available for the guests use.
Tennis table available free of charge.
2 mountain bikes available on site to pay on the spot.
Babysitter - Available on request to pay on the spot.
Maid service availalbe on request to pay on the spot.
Chef service availalbe on request to pay on the spot.
The owner has agreements for special rates at restaurants in the area.
A/C in each bedroom (cost on consumption).
Distances: Torrenieri 5 km, San Quirico D'Orcia 10 km, Montalcino 12 km, Bagno Vignoni 14 km, Pienza 18 km, Montepulciano 32 km, Siena 36 km, Monte Amiata 45 lm, Grosseto 70 km, Firenze 100 km, Roma 200 km.
Motor vehicle access to the house: 3 km via unpaved road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Originally Villa Cerretalta was built as a typical Tuscan farmhouse and was converted into a private house by the current owners. Part of the main building is dated back to the 15th century, whereas the other was rebuilt in the postwar period because of the damages it went through. The fully renovation of the estate has been respectful of its history, preserving the original structure of the house and as many architectural characteristics as possible. Some pieces of antique furniture in traditional Tuscan rural style have been included as well.
The Villa is about 500 sqm on ground and first floors.
From the courtyard you enter a large hallway that leads through archways to the other rooms.
The kitchen is equipped with cabinets, a built-in gas hob, dishwasher, microwave oven and fridge/freezer. There is also a wooden table and chairs.
There is a huge lounge room with four characteristic brick columns, several seating areas with armchairs and sofas, a brick built fireplace, a large wooden dining table with many chairs and two other smaller tables. A big arched wooden double door leads to the cortyard.
Another room with a brick column in the centre is for leisure use and it includes a billiard-table and a table football.
There are also two bathrooms with shower and a small laundry room with washing machine. A brick built internal staircase leads to the first floor.
As soon as you walk up the stairs, there is a lovely small area with a writing desk, two chairs and a computer for the guests' use when the internet connection is requested (service to pay on the spot). There is also a two-seat sofa.
A long corridor with typical Sienese terracotta tiled floor leads to four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with shower and the other with shower/bathtub, plus another bedroom that has an en suite bathroom with shower and an independent entrance.
Across the hallway there is a sizable dining room. The main characteristic of this space is a large brick built open fireplace, in addition to a big wooden table with chairs, two armchairs and the TV set. This room has also an independent entry from the courtyard through the main external flight of stairs.
An original ancient wide arch (that has been recovered during the restoration of the house) opens into the fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cupboards and a wooden table with marble top.
At one side of the dining room, another smaller hallway leads to other two bedrooms and a large, fully-equipped bathroom with an oversized shower.
All the seven bedrooms have traditional terracotta tiled floor as well as tiled and beamed ceiling.
They are spacious and well furnished with typical wooden wardrobes, chests of drawers and side tables.
In detail there are:
1 double bedroom (convertible into twin at previous request) with 1 bathroom with shower en suite.
1 double bedroom.
1 double bedroom plus 1 single bed.
1 double bedroom (convertible into twin at previous request) plus 1 single bed.
1 twin bedroom plus 1 single bed.
1 double bedroom plus 1 single bed.
1 double bedroom.
Each of the six bathrooms has mirror and fitted cabinets with hairdryer.
Two are situated on the ground floor. Both are with hand-basin, WC and shower. One has also the bidet.
On the first floor there are three bathrooms with shower and a bathroom with bathtub. All of them are fully equipped.
The seventh bathroom of the property is situated at the poolside, where in addition there is also an outdoor shower.
Refundable security deposit: € 500 (cash upon arrival; it will be totally returned, if no damages or losses occurred)
Included in the rental price:
Linen: bed sheets, towels, kitchen linen (weekly changed)
Baby bed and highchair
NOT included in the rental price:
Heating: on consumption
Wi Fi connection is available in the villa (a laptop is also available for the guests use) €10 per week.
Air Conditioning in each bedroom (cost on consumption € 0.30 per Kw).
Extra Services on request and NOT included in the rental price:
Exta bed € 100 per week
Towels for the pool: € 2,50/each
Bike € 50 per week (2 mountain bikes available)
Pet: € 40 per week
Babysitter available on request to pay on the spot.
Maid service available on request to pay on the spot.
Chef service available on request to pay on the spot.
Check-out: 9.30 - 10
A Booking Fee of 30.00€ is to be added to the rental price.