House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14
We offer a relaxed holiday, You can lounge by the pool soaking up the sun or visit the many cities of intrest Siena, Florence and Rome are all very close. And of course the local places of Intrest. The spa, Pienze home of the English Patient and within view of your home part of the Gladiator movie was filimed.
All within the confirns of a very comfortable and unique setting.
Podere Ampella gives you the chance to live the relaxed Tuscan lifestyle in the idyllic setting of this exceptional hilltop hamlet overlooking the wonderful Val d’Orcia landscape, a landscape so unique that UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. This is the perfect location to relax and unwind, where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.
This newly built hamlet has a collection of eleven privately owned villas and apartments finished to a very high standard. The hamlet has been designed in the traditional Tuscan style using local materials and the typical architectural style.
All the properties are fully furnished and well equipped; each has its own private terrace or garden and two of the villas have their own private pool. The shared pool has a paved surround furnished with loungers and parasols and is set in a stunning position overlooking the surrounding countryside.
Podere Ampella hamlet is positioned between the historic towns of San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi where there are plenty of restaurants, shops and banks. The hamlet is ideally situated for exploring Tuscany with the cities of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca within easy reach, or venture over the border into Umbria to visit the historic cities of Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia.
San Giovanni D’Asso is a delightful hilltop town only 3kms from Ampella Hamlet. Dating back to medieval times the village surrounds the walls of a twelfth century castle. Here you will find traditional Tuscan restaurants and shops selling the local produce. The town boasts the only truffle museum in Italy, as well as hosting an annual truffle festival in November each year. There are also two important churches; the Romanesque church, San Giovanni Battista, and San Pietro in Villare. The picturesque Tuscan town of Montisi is 4kms from Ampella Hamlet. In August each year there is the annual jousting competition “Giostra di Simone” which sees many of the townsfolk dress up in medieval costume.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grosetto 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 60 km, Nearest railway: Sinalunga 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
The Communal swimming pool is very large more than adequate to take a large group in comfort.
Catering can supplied as a communal group or individually in each home on request.
We also do cooking courses, painting courses, wine tasting tours and horse riding.
We are within a 5 min drive of a natural open air spa baths with bubbling hot water at 35 degrees.
Please contact us for dinner menu,s and our many course's offered.
Cooking, Hunting, Riding, Painting and Wine tours.
Remember this is tuscany's only Unesco Heritage so unspoilt views are the norm.
The Tuscany region
Located on a Hill overlooking the Val Dorcia a Unesco heritage site. This is without a doubt the most beautiful region in Tuscany. We are on a hill with 365 views accross rolling countryside.Close to Sangiovanni D,Asso only 2km and within 3km of Montisi which is a medieval village. All of the ameniets you require are here. The local butcher, a small supermarket and the many restaurants and local bars.
San Giovanni d'Asso
Montisi has an annual festival in August which is worth a visit.