|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||70 square meters|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyNo
Description from the manager
Fornace apartments situated on the hill in the Sienese Crete in the shire of Bounconvento, an ancient medieval village in the province of Siena.
3,000 square metres of land with 4 apartments in secure grounds.
Casa Fornace is 3km from Bounconvento, 10km from San Qurico, 25km from Siena.
The owner, is a keen cook and is happy to organise cookery courses for guests.
A rustic, character apartment located in idyllic Tuscan farmhouse.
Located close to main through road to Bounconvento, 5 minute drive, a sleepy village with all amenities
from authentic Tuscan restaurants, geletaria, cafe bars, butchers, deli, sup...Read more
Buonconvento, Tuscany, Italy
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Bounconvento can be found off the main road from Siena to Rome. A little picturesque village where time has seemingly stood still. Jasmine scented cobbled walkways, cafe bars, delicious trattorias serving Tuscan specialities, fresh home made ice cream from the gelataria, bakery, fruit and veg plus little boutiques selling locally made leather hand bags to cashmere scarves for the winter. Monte Oliveto with its inspiring abbey and scenery is just 10 minutes drive from your apartment.
We came here for our honeymoon 7 years ago and have returned every year since! Despite visiting many parts of Italy Bounconvento remains a favourite. The welcoming locals ( it has to be seen to be believed!), the sheer beauty of the surrounding rolling hills, the delicious fare from Ribolita bean soup to Wild boar ragu with tagliatelle or the cantuccio almond biscotti dipped in vin santo to round off a memorable meal!
The home is very accessible to all Moltacino, for the wine and Olive Oil is just a 10 minute drive from your home as the main road to Rome from Siena passes outside your door.
We can recommend our favourite wineries to ensure you get the most from your stay!
The train to Siena runs behind the accommodation (the station is 5 minutes walk) which is unmissable with its shell shaped piazza, boutiques, cathedrals and churches. Probably as beautiful city as you will see in Italy by my reckoning!
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$134||$134||$864 - $931||$0||1 night|
|Sep. 22 2012 - Oct. 31 2012||-||-||$931||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Apr. 30 2013||-||-||$864||-||7 nights|
|May. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||-||-||$931||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$134||$134||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
Additional notes from owner
Final cleaning 50 euros
695 rate based on taking both apartments (ask for details and photos...2 apartments connected together via interior door sleeps 4 or 6)
445 rate sleeps 2 or 4 (1 apartment as photographed) based on taking this apartment only.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 05, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Holidays in Buonconvento
The house was great, very spacious with nice views, only 10 min drive from the beautiful village of Montalcino. The owners were very friendly, helpful and great cooks. We had a great time there exploring the area and we would definetely recommend it to friends.
We had a lovely stay at this accomodation, it was very handy for Siena, Montalcino and Montepulciano which were all within easy reach, the apartment itself was very clean. The only negative comments I have is that the air conditioning didnt work and it is on a main road, which when you are laying by the pool can be quite distracting. This should be made more obvious in apartment description.
Response from Julie Webb - 11/16/2010
Many thanks for the feedback. Glad you liked the home and the area. Air conditioning has only been added and hence was not advertised at time of your booking or ready for your stay.
We have listened to customer feedback hence have added for 2011.
Hope to welcome you back again soon.
Thanks again for your email.
Lovely apartment and facilities but rather noisy location
This is a lovely, spacious apartment in the small Tuscan town of Bunconvento. The owner lives on site and was very helpful despite her speaking no English and us speaking no Italian! Our main problem was the noise from the very busy road next to the house and the railway line. The apartment is not air conditioned and when we were there it was very hot. We were not able to open our windows because the traffic noise prevented us from sleeping. Maybe if you are used to traffic noise this would not be a problem but unfortunately we are not.As a result despite the lovely apartment, gardens and pool we would have preferred to stay somewhere quieter. Of course this problem might be solved by installing an air conditioner!
Response from Julie Webb - 11/12/2010
Many thanks for your email, we have now installed aircon so the noise issue should be resolved.
Off course the road noise is a trade off as the home is close to all amenities and walkabale to bars, restaurants etc