Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is on the ground level and has a private entrance; there is a private space with a large umbrella, table, chairs and barbecue. Each apartment is located on one of the three sides of the farmhouse, ensuring that guests have complete privacy.
Podere Pietreta is a large, old house from the eighteenth-century, entirely in stone, that was recently the subject of a careful and passionate restoration, maintaining the particular architectural qualities of the structure and using only original materials.
The estate is positioned on a hill, in a position of exceptional beauty within the natural and artistic park of Val d'Orcia, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.
The farmhouse, 500m above sea level, dominates the hills that slope towards the plane: from here you can admire a vast natural setting, from Monte Cetona to the cliffs of San Casciano, from the rock of Celle sul Rigo to the slopes of Monte Amiata.
In addition to one of the most fascinating views in Tuscany there is a mild and pleasant climate, which benefits from its sheltered position and the ancient oak trees that surround the estate of Podere Pietreta.
SPECIAL OFFER FROM OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 21 2012
Week-end in the fascination of the Val d' Orcia (Sienna - Tuscany)
Two romantic nights in the splendid and ancient country house of Pietreta Farm (between Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano…) with breakfast and typical supper.
From 7 Jenuary to 7 April 2012
Stay in delicious apartments with fireplace and independent entrance, television sat, Internet and private and equipped external area, barbecue. The furnishing elegant and is particularly cured in the details.
- 2 nights of stay
- 2 producing breakfasts with rigorously genuine
- 1 typical supper to the paper with from Tuscany foods and wines in an optimal typical restaurant of the zone
- heating, firewood for the fireplace, all the consumption and the services
- special reduction in price of 15% (classified to our hosts) to the Spas of Saint Casciano Bathrooms
- in apt. from 2 people (mono or two-roomed): 120 euros p.p.
- in apt. from 4 people: 98 euros p.p.
- in apt. from 5/7 people: 98 euros p.p.
- in camera matrimonial with bathroom, Tv sat and minifrigo: 98 euros p.p.
The rates refer to person for two nights and comprise all the costs, nobody excluded.
We wait for to you!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 117 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi Scalo 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
(sleeps 2+2), 62 sq.m, made up of dining / living area, with fireplace and double sofa-bed, kitchen area, a double bedroom, a bathroom with a shower, hairdryer.
The apartment is characterised by good taste and warmth, equipped with a fireplace and elegantly furnished with furniture from the era.
The kitchen is in hand-worked stone, the bedroom embellished by many small pictures, produced by old lace and the embroidering that belonged to the grandmother of the owners.
The apartment been furnished in such a way as to preserve the rustic atmosphere of the old farmhouse, adding however, certain refinements.
All comforts have been thought of: satellite television, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave oven, automatic heating. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a shower.
In front of the entrance of the apartment, there is an exclusive area with a table, seats, large umbrella and private barbecue, where guests can eat their meals, whilst taking in the lovely view.
For the exclusive use of the guests of Pietreta, there is a swimming pool, mountain bikes and a laundry complete with all equipment (washing machine, dryer, clothes horse, ironing board, iron etc). There is also a wireless Internet connection.
Upon request, it is possible to have in your apartment - at a time of your choosing - breakfast, including sweets, honey and marmalade, all made in the house by Signora Anna. Not to be missed, amongst other things, is the grandmother's cake, the yoghurt and berry marmalade cake, prepared with berries that grow abundantly in the Pietreta park.
To ensure peace and quiet of its guests, Pietreta does not have a restaurant within the complex, but one of the best traditional restaurants in the area (just 2km away) offers guests of Podere Pietreta a complete meal a la carte, at economic price.
|Further details outdoors|
A park of three hectares surrounds Podere Pietreta. Under the shade of large oaks, there is a panoramic swimming pool with a Roman staircase (6x12m); from the well-placed benches in the large garden, you can admire the magnificent panorama that characterises Podere Pietreta. The ample parking is located in a position that does not disturb the view.The park also includes an olive grove of more than 100 olive trees, an orchard and a rose garden; there are no enclosures, but wide spaces and natural terraces, surrounded by lavender, rosemary and flowering plants.
The panoramic swimming pool is surrounded by a vast English garden and is elegantly equipped with a pergola of cast iron, sun beds and deckchairs; a characteristic shower is built into the stone.
Weekly rates (from Saturday to Saturday) inclusive of all costs: utilities, towels, bed-linen and kitchen equipment, firewood, final cleaning. Heating is not included and will be calculated according to the use.
Includes home-made sweets, honey and marmalade, served in the apartment at the requested time: 6 euro per person.
The Tuscany region
Val d'Orcia is in the heart of Tuscany, south of Siena, surrounded by the hills that separate Lazio from Umbria and extend along the track of one of the most beautiful Italian roads, the Roman Via Cassia, leading ultimately to the slopes of Monte Amiata.
In 2005, Val d'Orcia was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The Valle offers natural and artistic riches of immense value, as well as the five communes which make it up and which form the Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park of Val d'Orcia, with the aim of ensuring the active conservation of the environment, as well as artistic and natural heritage.
Val d'Orcia also represents a precious food and wine stop: it is located in the centre of the Chianti areaand the Nobile di Montepulciano, it is the homeland of the pasture meat, forest mushrooms and, above all, exceptional cheeses, fruit of the competition between traditional local types and recent inclusions of Sardinian sheep farming.
Podere Pietreta is the ideal point of departure for short excursions (30/60 minutes) to some of the most appealing places in Tuscany: Bagno Vignoni, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Oricia, Chiusi, Cetona, Cortona, Arezzo, Siena...
In 20 minutes you are among the forests of Monte Amiata, Umbria is half an hour by car.
Another exceptional characteristic is the presence, less than 30 minutes away, of numerous thermal baths, many of them among the best known: Terme di San Casciano, the pools of Sarteano, San Filippo, the hydrothermal complexes of Chianciano, etc.
During the entire year, there are many folklore events, the feasts of traditional products and artisan fares, cultural events, theatrical and musical performances.
For lovers of sport there is an embarrassment of riches: Trekking, horse riding, alpine skiing, swimming (including thermal baths), sporting fishing, car rallies...
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