Although situated on a large estate with other luxury villa rentals, renting this villa in Tuscany provides a house that is unique for its private setting and beautiful views. The estate's vast private land borders a National Park, so it is not uncommon to spy deer, pheasants, and other wild game. Beautifully landscaped with native flora, the private grounds around this villa rental in Tuscany, Italy, include a lovely swimming pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs. It is an ideal spot to enjoy peace, quiet, and spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. This is a great self catering accommodation in Tuscany for a large group or famil...y because each beautifully furnished bedroom has its own large ensuite bathroom. There are trails and dirt roads on the estate for jogging or walking. Conveniently located in Southern Tuscany, it is possible to take day trips to Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, and Cortona, as well as destinations in Umbria, such as Perugia, Orvieto, and Todi. You can arrange to have a cook prepare meals in your own home, or drive 8 minutes into the nearby town for dinner.
(2000 acres) An 11th century abbey is the focal point of this estate. There are eleven independent, Tuscan luxury villa rentals decorated in a similar minimalist, architectural style. Each villa is separate and private from other structures, and each has a wonderful view. Casa Il Cinghiale is a beautifully restored 16th Century stone farmhouse. It is located on the very top of a hill overlooking the valley, the estate's lake, and the Cetona Mountain. The back of the house borders the woods, providing coolness in the summer and immediate access to three different hiking trails. The private swimming pool is located near the house and is surrounded by trees and greenery.
Ground floor: There is a lovely kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, American coffeemaker and filters. The dining room provides access to the garden. There is a spacious living room with fireplace and doors to the garden, a twin-bedded room with ensuite bathroom with shower and door to the garden, and a WC.
First floor: There are three twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms (two with tubs and one with shower).
Available amenities: telephone extension in every bedroom, hair dryer in every bathroom, washing machine, iron, satellite TV, VCR (on request), CD player (on request), maid service (every other day), and linen change on Wednesday, swimming pool (6m x 12m, open May 15-October 15), daily cleaning of the swimming pool.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cook service (must be reserved 2 months in advance): €16 per hour + cost of food; table service involves another person (€13 per hour)
* Pool towels or extra bath towels: 10 euros per towel
* Additional maid service
* Heating during the winter: charged according to consumption
* Cell phone: available on request
* Telephone calls, faxes, and internet access (PC with HDSL connection available in the Abbey)
* Airport/train station pick-ups
* Concierge services
* Laundry and dry cleaningBabysitting: Reserve in advance
* Mountain bike rentals: €18 per bike, per day.
Activities on the estate: fishing, jogging, hiking, and swimming. A gym and sauna are available for an additional charge.
Nearby attractions: There are thermal pools and spas within a 15-minute drive from the estate. The closest tennis court is in Sarteano, 5 km from the estate (reservations are necessary). There are two horseback riding establishments 5 km away. The nearest golf course is 25 minutes away by car.
* No pets are allowed.
* Other properties available for rent on the same estate include:
Left on 08/31/2005 for a stay in August 2005 | Larry
The remote location, the tremendous view, the flora and fauna, and the helpfulness of the staff. They were incredibly responsive and helpful and even assisted us in getting medical attention when a member of our group developed a throat infection.
A few large earth-moving and logging trucks and machines passed in the very early hours in the beginning of the week waking everyone in the villa.
Left on 09/30/2004 for a stay in September 2004 | Jane
The abbey itself is interesting, and the staff will give you a tour if you ask. We enjoyed seeing the wedding preparations for a wedding that was held there and were sorry to miss the town festival being held at the abbey the next day.
The view was beautiful, and the staff were kind and helpful. It was very pleasant having the maid service daily and getting the new linens. We enjoyed the walking trails surrounding the property, and we found rosemary, dill and oregano growing around the property which we used in our cooking. The bedrooms were very spacious and nicely laid out, and the beds were comfortable - a real asset!
The house could have been REALLY spectacular with a few improvements: better lighting for reading, lighter wall paint (in my opinion), and a new cook top in the kitchen. The dining room table was nice, but I found the metal folding chairs to be uncomfortable. The outdoor furniture needs to be updated. It would be nice to have a paved walkway to the pool.
The countryside was beautiful, with a view at every turn. There were a number of interesting towns and sights within a half hour drive, including Montepulciano and Chiusi. Montepulciano has a medieval festival the last Sunday in August, which we very much enjoyed attending.
Italy is wonderful. All in all, it was a wonderful trip and I think everyone had a great time, particulary once the beds in the downstairs bedroom were changed. It was interesting that the Abbey is a horse breeding ranch for Trotters. We were also surprised by the number of pheasants - and the wild boar were really fascinating. Thanks for your help both before and during our trip. Could I get another copy of your book, we found it to be one of the best guides we had because it answered the questions easily and directly without a great deal of searching.
The picture you have on your web page is not what I would use because the BEST part of the villa was the view. We looked down over a grain field to a reservoir and the Abbey in the background - a great view. In the evening the Abbey is all lit up and provides another great view. When I get all my pictures I will see if we have one that does the villa justice. Should be a picture showing part of the villa, but capturing the view in the background.
In the living room there was only seating for 6-7 (if you moved the chair from the dining room). The day we arrived, May 11, it was in the high 70's or low 80's, but there was no outdoor furniture. They seemed to be more concerned with getting the pools ready than the outdoor furniture even though I had not expected to have a pool available at all before June 1; but I had expected outdoor furniture. We eventually had 11 chairs for outside.
Left on 02/28/2002 for a stay in February 2002 | Beverly
I give it rave reviews!!! We absolutely loved the house and would do it again. The area was perfect for us. Loved the rural setting of the house. We took day trips in every direction from Montepulciano all the way to Assisi. The old section of Sarteano was very quaint, and is in the process of being restored. Also Chiusi had a great grocery store and was close enough to take the train to Florence and to Rome.
The gracious people in the office who took care of our every need. Including finding a wonderful cook that was with us 4 nights out of our stay. The kithen was well supplied.
The narrow unpaved road which is also slippery when wet.
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