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Merlot - Gran Casa Sarageto


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Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

 The Gran Casa Sarageto at Merlot is a very special holiday property. A recently renovated farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, it is located immediately outside the hamlet walls. On the ground floor there is a large living room and a covered outdoor terrace with a barbecue, authentic pizza oven and dining table and chairs, ideal for enjoying al fresco meals whilst looking over your private garden and beautiful infinity swimming pool. Upstairs can be found another sitting room with fireplace, a generously sized kitchen-dining room, fully-equipped with all you could need for self-catering, one double bedoom, two twin bedrooms, and a single bedroom. All bedrooms have the luxury of their own en suite bathroom.The house´s interiors have been carefully designed to exploit the building's original spaces and sources of natural light and traditional Tuscan features harmoniously combine with modern facilities to create a property of both comfort and convenience.This 325sq-m accommodation for rent is perfect for a group of up to 8 people to make the most of a holiday in Crete Senesi.                . ExteriorMerlot apartments and farmhouse are situated in a tiny medieval hamlet in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, between the Val d'Orcia and the Crete Senesi, near to the Umbrian border. From here guests can reach Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia and Montepulciano in less than 30 minutes, and Siena and Arezzo are no more than an hour's drive away. Originally a group of historic houses, these have been transformed into exclusive self-catering apartments, ideal for those keen to experience the very best of the region.  With a whole range of activities available to guests, you´ll be sure to find something that appeals to you. Tuscany is famous world-wide for its food and wine and Merlot encourages you to enjoy these offerings in oil tastings organized on site, cooking lessons held in the kitchen and concluding with a convivial lunch. During the season from October to mid December guests can join in with the truffle hunts led by a local expert and his dog and all year round wine tours are organized to the famous wine towns Montalcino and Montepulciano nearby and visits to the local farms, where the area's pecorino cheese is made, a delicacy best tasted with a dribble of chestnut honey and a glass of wine.Of course, there´s more than fine cuisine to Tuscany.  To make the most of the beautiful landscape you might enjoy hiking or more leisurely rambles, an excursion on horseback from a local town through the Val d´Orcia, declared a World Heritage Site or for something truly special there´s the opportunity to float over the breathtaking landscape in a journey by hot air balloon, guaranteed to make your stay in Tuscany even more unforgettable. The numerous thermal springs in the area where you can enjoy a good soak or a beauty treatment deserve a mention too.On Merlot´s site itself Italian language courses for both individuals and small groups are also organized, so you can get to grips with the basics of that musical language which many associate with art, culture and love...Of course holidays are also for doing nothing and Merlot is ideal for just that. On top of the hill above the hamlet, the infinity swimming pool enjoys sweeping views over the Tuscan countryside. At the poolside, there are sun loungers and umbrellas, for hours of relaxation. If you've ever dreamt of getting married in magical Tuscany then you'll fall head-over-heels in love with the site. Merlot hosts weddings and receptions for as many as 100 guests (40 of whom can be accommodated in the resort's apartments). InteriorMerlot provides beautiful guest accommodation in five self-catering apartments for between two and six guests, and a farmhouse located just outside the hamlet, which sleeps 8 adults and has its own garden and swimming pool (guests staying in the apartments can use the swimming pool situated on the hill above the Borgo). The accommodation is characterized by an attractive combination of modern day comfort and old world charm.  Whichever house you choose for your stay, you'll find everything you need for a dream holiday in Tuscany in complete peace and tranquility. The houses range from 70 to 325sqm. Designed by one of Italy´s foremost experts in architectural restoration they display a careful choice of traditional local materials and distribution of space with a beautifully balanced mixture of texture and tone. They all feature a living room, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and 1 to 4 bedrooms (twins, doubles and singles). They also have private bathrooms fitted with either a bathtub or shower.In your apartment you'll find bed and bath linen and a full range of cooking utensils. You'll also find a supply of basic provisions (bread, sugar, salt etc), a litre of the villlage´s highly acclaimed organic olive oil, two bottles of wine with which to toast your arrival in Tuscany, and breakfast items (especially useful should guests arrive at the Borgo outside shop opening hours). What’s more, if you send your hosts a shopping list a few days before your arrival date they will be able to purchase (at a charge) any additional groceries you require and deliver them directly to your apartment. Rates include: Welcome hamper, use of all accessories and domestic appliances, use of swimming pool, barbecue, and outdoor tables, final cleaning, weekly change of bed linen and bath towels, satellite television, wireless internet connection in the farmhouse and the reception area, heating in winter months, tax, pets are permitted. Extra services available at an extra cost are: Extra beds, extra cleaning, daily change of bed linen and bath towels, laundry and pressing service, breakfast served in the house, personalized supply of groceries on arrival and a private chef. These stunning apartments and farmhouse are ideal for groups of all different sizes and needs: couples, families, or groups of friends in search of a peaceful corner in Tuscany where they can relax and from where they can explore the delights of the region. 

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach 130 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Firenze 120 km, 16 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 Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (1)
Outdoors BBQ

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Giovanni Marchi (Property Manager Divino Villas)

Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2014

Based in Spain

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

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