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Il Giardino – Home 57219 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

+Dream house in idyllic setting beautifully restored by the Anglo-Irish artist/owner. Of a pleasing architecture of warm sienese bricks, in perfect conditions, the house offers an atmosphere of extreme comfort and relaxation. Pool decoratively immersed in herbs, roses, lavender, surrounded by the harmonious mature gardens with lawns, ancient mulberry trees, huge old cypresses, olive groves. Charming independent guest house.Exquisite setting, unique landscape, bright and stylish, romantic homely atmosphere, views, nature, walks, books and music, delicious wines and food. An enjoyable lifestyle.

-The house is on two floors, built of warm Sienese stone and brick, encircled by wide terracotta terraces, ancient mulberry trees and huge old cypresses, olive groves, lawns and gardens of aromatic shrubs and fragrant herbs, the cook's delight .It is entirely furnished with antique country furniture, full of books, art and textile hangings from various parts of the world, Turkish rugs,

+Dream house in idyllic setting beautifully restored by the Anglo-Irish artist/owner. Of a pleasing architecture of warm sienese bricks, in perfect conditions, the house offers an atmosphere of extreme comfort and relaxation. Pool decoratively immersed in herbs, roses, lavender, surrounded by the harmonious mature gardens with lawns, ancient mulberry trees, huge old cypresses, olive groves. Charming independent guest house.Exquisite setting, unique landscape, bright and stylish, romantic homely atmosphere, views, nature, walks, books and music, delicious wines and food. An enjoyable lifestyle.

-The house is on two floors, built of warm Sienese stone and brick, encircled by wide terracotta terraces, ancient mulberry trees and huge old cypresses, olive groves, lawns and gardens of aromatic shrubs and fragrant herbs, the cook's delight .It is entirely furnished with antique country furniture, full of books, art and textile hangings from various parts of the world, Turkish rugs, comfortable sofas, good quality bedding, efficient plumbing and lighting, and is generally light, airy and stylish. A real home.

Further details

Swimming pool available from end May through September .

Balloon trips with Champagne breakfast.

Art lessons.

Ayrvedic and shiat-su massage.

Thermal Spas.

Owners live 20 mins distance and welcome guests to the house, as well as being available for any help or information.

Further details indoors

* On the ground floor there's a fully equipped country dining room kitchen , with characteristic brick vaulted ceiling and open fireplace, sofas and TV , room for 10 people to dine comfortably.'There's alsoa twin/ double bedroom, a study with telephone ADSL and fax, a shower- bathroom and a "utility" area with washing machine and iron.

* On the first floor there's a large living room with fireplace and comfortable sofas,a corridor with fitted wardrobes takes you to the master bedroom and its en-suite spacious bathroom with tub.A second big double bedroom has windows looking out on three sides, off which there's a small wash-basin room. All the rooms have a beautiful view.

Across the courtyard there is an old barn, refurbished as a guest cottage, consisting in a large double bedroom with sofa and kitchen area, a bathroom with shower, and its own private terrace to one side.
This is always rented as part of the entire property.
Persian blinds and mosquito screens are fitted throughout, ceiling fans in the bedrooms.

Further details outdoors

*The house is entered by a shady loggia, and nearby is the pergola covered by jasmine and roses for eating out at a travertine marble table, with barbecue
Plentiful garden furniture and hammocks are provided

*The back door leads to a terrace with the old well and bread oven, and a path through the gardens brings you to the swimming pool (the water is ozone treated , and virtually chemical free), surrounded by terracotta sun terraces, immersed in luxuriant aromatic herbs, decorative shrubs, roses and lavender, and overlooked by the silvery olive groves.

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is an ideal holiday destination, world renowned as the most beautiful region of Italy, with a civilisation dating back to the Etruscans, and famous as the source of the Italian Renaissance. Today it is celebrated for its unspoilt landscapes and coast line, and for its superb wines and refined culinary tradition. It is studded with an infinite number of important historical sites, and architectural gems especially concentrated in its major cities, above all Florence and Siena with their inestimable patrimony of artistic treasures.

The Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia National Park area of South Siena is perhaps the most spectacular and breathtaking example of the essence of Tuscany.

San Giovanni d'Asso

*Siena:the real centre of Siena is the renowned Piazza del Campo, which hosts its famous Palio in July and August, where the competing Contrade ,17 in number, run a fiercely challenged horse race round the perimetre of this extraordinary shell shaped Square, which is overlooked by the height of the Torre del Mangia.This and the Duomo of Siena, both with their magnificent museums, form the heart of the unique complex of architecture and artistic heritage belonging to this enchanting city.

*San Giovanni D'Asso: San Giovanni is ‘our’ village. It’s very small and quiet, but it has a bank, supermarket, general store, bakery, bar with newsagent and tobacconist, post office, doctor surgery and chemist, butcher, wine tasting and local delicacies shops ..... Specialities are the local White Truffles, Pecorino sheep cheeses and Orcia Wine. The Festival of the White Truffle is held in November.
The Castle, an imposing medieval structure beautifully restored, and built in part by the same Piccolomini Pope as Pienza, includes the Town Hall and Conference rooms, and a Museum dedicated to the White Truffle. On the Castle square, an inviting "hotel de charme" with an excellent restaurant has been recently opened, offering tasteful and refined dinners.
A walk around San Giovanni d’Asso will also bring you to the small but intriguing early Romanesque Chapel of San Pietro in Villore.

Another interesting local feature consists in the ‘Bosco della Ragnaia’: this is a wood which has been landscaped by a local american artist . You can see the extension of this project at the end of the valley, coming out from La Selva onto the road for Asciano, the gate is just there on the left.
*Montisi is the sister village of San Giovanni d'Asso, 6 km away, and is another integral small medieval settlement, with its own festival in august, La Giostra di Simone, with a jousting on horseback and pageantry in period costume. In June and July it hosts its own Art Festival, Montisi Art.
*Pienza: Famous village with unique Early Renaissance square and Duomo, to the design of the Piccolomini Pope. Many shops with local produce; ceramics, linens etc. Nice restaurants for lunch, and walkway along the walls with majectic views of Monte Amiata....
*Abbadia Di Monte Oliveto Maggiore: A working Benedictine Abbey, with beautiful frescoed cloisters(Signorelli and Sodoma). Gregorian vespers are sung at just after 6.00pm, and at 11 am mass on Sundays.
*Montalcino: Famous for Brunello wine (find all the varieties at Enoteca La Fortezza, among others).Explore this medieval town with Fortress, and admire the enormous views.

*Montepulciano: Also famous for its wine. Rosso di Montepulciano is its younger wine; and Vino Nobile is a ‘riserva’. The elegant Caffè Poliziano and its refined restaurant.
Of note are the imposing ‘Cantine del Redi’.
*Bagno Vignoni: Magic square with well known roman hot springs. Small bars, restaurants, an excellent ‘erboristeria’( great teas and spices).Intriguing boutiques.
*Sant'anna in Camprena: An ancient convent between Pienza and Castelmuzio. Try and get to see the Sodoma frescoes (in the refectory). Set for ‘The English Patient’.
*San Quirico D'Orcia: Old town of Etruscan origin on the Via Cassia between Siena and Rome. See the tryptic of Sano di Pietro in the Collegiata church. Visit The ‘Horti Leonini’, Renaissance Italian gardens, and the Piccolomini Palace.
*Sant'antimo: Picturesque Romanesque Abbey below Montalcino past Fattoria Barbi. Gregorian vespers at 7 pm on Saturdays. Check times, as they may vary this year.
*Buonconvento: Small walled town originally part of the Via Francigena pilgrim route with its ‘Museo dell’Arte Sacra’ and ‘Museo Etnografico del mondo contadino’. Visit ‘Artelier’ gift shop. Excellent erboristeria ‘Il Soffione’. See listings for restaurants.
*Murlo: Old Etruscan village with world-famous Etruscan Museum.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Please contact the owner
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Hardress W
Response rate:
89%
Calendar updated::
20 Nov 2016
Years listed:
8
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Apr 2008. Located in Province of Siena, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1500 to £7950.

The Owner has a response rate of 89% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Nov 2016.

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“lovely and peaceful”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2016

Il Giardino is a wonderful, intimate place. The house is not huge - but it is perfect for a family.The outside space is so beautiful and serene - the pool and gardens and hammocks and olive groves and flowers and herbs.... We loved, too, that it is utterly hidden away and feels miles from anywhere, but has a village just around the corner, and is 20 minutes away from the most beautiful towns in Tuscany -- Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, -- the list keeps on going....

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