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Excellent 5/5 14 reviews

Podere Sortoiano

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The property dates back to the 14th century and for generations has been part of the property Santini, once farmers. The apartments were once stables for livestock. It has now been restored by the Santini family with much love and care.

La Verbena: house (studio-house, Sleeps 2/4, 40 m2) is separated from the main property. Couples in the search for a romantic and private place will love this small paradise as well as friends or families which will be our guests.

With doing the restoring we kept the original one-room-structure and put only a bathroom as an extra room. In the comfortable eating area is integrated the kitchen, where you will find everything required for you to cook your favourite dishes.

For sleeping there is the double bed and if you are more than two, you can also use the sleeping couch.

The little house has a large private terrace with table and seats for romantic outdoor dinners. (air conditioning available)

La Salvia: Apartment (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/5, 55m2) is situated in a cosy one-floor-house, separated from the main house.

Couples in the search for a romantic and private place will love this small paradise as well as friends or families which will be our guests.

The main entrance is through the kitchen/dinning room, where you will find everything required for you to cook your favourite dishes. Here you find also a comfortable sleeping couch. There is a beautiful bathroom with shower, toilet, washbasin and Bidet up to your use. From the sleeping room with its double bed you have another direct access to your private terrace, where a candle-light dinner under the Tuscan sky is a must.

La Malva: Apartment (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/5, 65m2) is situated in a cosy one-floor-house, separated from the main house.

Couples in the search for a romantic and private place will love this paradise as well as friends or families which will be our guests.

From the terrace you enter the flat though the main entrance.

In the lovely entrance room you find a comfortable sleeping couch in the case you are in three or four people. From here right hand side you go into the kitchen/dinning room. This room has another extra entrance door from where you have direct access in the garden area of the Santini´s estate.

While you are sitting on a comfortable chair in the kitchen, your “amore” will you prepare a lovely dish - everything for preparing it he/she will find there.

Left hand side is situated you romantic bedroom, from which you have another direct access to the terrace.

Also left hand side is the main bathroom (washbasin, shower, WC, bidet). In a second bathroom you can enter from the kitchen.

The property is situated in a charming area, which is still far from traffic and tourism.

The big property garden, with solarium and complete with barbecue area, is perfect for taking time off while sipping a glass of local wine: the best relax in the company of birds and squirrels!

The location is very calm and the apartments has a nice view to the landscape.

The main attraction of keeping the peace and tranquility amidst nature.

You can visit the beautiful castle of "Celsa" and enjoy walking in nature or cycling.

One kilometer away is a restaurant hidden "Donato & Donata", where you can still taste the typical Tuscany dishes at low prices (grilled meat, fresch salad, pasta al ragù...) and make your breakfast with "espresso" and "cappuccino" ,our tipical cakes or savory foods. At about 6 km is Sovicille, you can find the restaurant "Astronave" where everything is still cooked over an open fire. 8 km away, in Siena, you can do your shopping and find lot of supermarket , petrol/gas stations, banks and other amenities!

A few kilometers away is a golf course and horse riding to riding.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marina di Grosseto 60 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Firenze peretola 60 km, Nearest railway: Siena 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Tuscany region

The property is a short drive to many of the most beautiful places in the area: Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Pienza, etc..

We are sure you will never forget tasting excursions in Chianti, the land of wine and olive oil and the most important events in Tuscany, like the famous Palio.

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15 Jun 2014


"Tuscan idyllic retreat"

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a 3 week touring holiday of Italy. Had originally booked the little cottage but Francesca upgraded us to La Salvia. wonderful one bedroomed apartment with large living… More

2 May 2014


"Great villa!"

We really enjoyed staying at this cosy holiday house. Francesca, the owner, was great. She made us feel right at home and was very helpfull giving us insight on Siena and its surroundings.The house ha… More

23 Apr 2014


"wonderful place , feel at home"

Franchesca was so friendly and efficient lady , took care of every thing and gave au the feeling like home , very clean and quiet , very comfortable , and nice environment .a bit far from Siena (14 k… More

5 Feb 2014



nella campagna senese, che già è bellissima, questo casolare è appartato ma vicinissimo al centro. Le camere sono confortevoli, pulite, curate e ben arredate. I bagni finemente rifiniti sono nuovis… More

4 Nov 2013


"Ma se è così bello adesso....chissà che favola in primavera!!"

Siamo appena tornati dal ponte lungo dei Santi, che abbiamo trascorso a Siena: la base del nostro soggiorno è stata il Podere di Sortoiano.Il posto è stupendo, in una zona tranquilla dalla quale è … More

28 Oct 2013


"Oasi di pace!!"

Abbiamo soggiornato presso il Podere Sortoiano e possiamo dare solamente giudizi positivi alla struttura.Il Podere, immerso nel verde e nella tranquillità delle colline, si trova a pochi chilometri d… More

10 Oct 2013


"A Very Peaceful Stay in the Country"

One cannot help feeling the quiet peace of the country at Podere Sortoiano, yet one is only 20 minutes from busy Siena and the motorway. This location was ideal for us, and provided an excellent base … More

21 Sep 2013


"Un piacevole soggiorno di pace"

Ringraziamo ancora di cuore,Francesca e la famiglia per la loro cordialità e disponibilità,per il loro enorme rispetto per gli animali.Grazie per averci proposto il graziosissimo appartamento La Ver… More

9 Sep 2013


"What you imagine when you think "Tuscany"!"

We stayed in La Verbena, and it was amazing. Podere Sortoiano is about 15 minutes out of Siena, but it is so worth it to stay out of the city! It's incredibly quiet and relaxing, and the stars are unlike anything you've ever seen. Our villa was extremely clean and had everything we needed to feel at home. Francesca was awesome and was extremely helpful, giving us great tips of towns to explore. We will definitely be back!

9 Aug 2013


"Vacanza bellissima"

Siamo stati qui da Francesca a fine aprile. Abbiamo un bimbo piccolo che all'epoca non aveva ancora un anno. Ci siamo trovati benissimo. Gli appartamenti sono belli, recentemente ristrutturati, p… More

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  • German
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