Although situated on a large estate with other luxury villa rentals, this Tuscany vacation villa 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, this holiday villa in Tuscany has private grounds including 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 accommodation in Tuscany for a large group or family because each beautifully furnished bedroom has it...s 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 Fagiano is a lovely farmhouse dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries and was restored in 2000. It has a view of the wilder side of the Orcia Valley. The view of the sheep grazing in the countryside provides a pleasant country flavor to this house. The private swimming pool is close to the house but hidden by trees.
Ground floor: There is a living room, a dining room with fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. There are two doors leading to the garden. There is also a guest bathroom, a small storage room, two twin-bedded rooms each with ensuite bathroom with shower, one double bedroom with access to the garden and an ensuite bathroom with shower, and a laundry room. Spiral stairs lead to the first floor. There is also an outside stone staircase leading to the first floor.
First floor: There is a small sitting room and a spacious TV/ living room. There are two twin-bedded rooms (each bed is 100x180 cm) with ensuite bathrooms with tubs and there are two twin-bedded rooms (each bed is 120x180 cm) with ensuite bathrooms with showers.
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:
Casa Le Quaglie
Casa Il Cinghiale
Casa I Picci
Casa la Volpe
Casa Il Tartufo
Casa la Lepre
Casa il Fonte
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, independent villa.
Left on 06/30/2002 for a stay in June 2002 | Janey
First I want to tell you we had a wonderful time in Italy. We all loved the layout of the villa. For our group of 12 it was perfect. We had privacy and yet there was a room to gather. The size of each of the rooms and bathrooms was quite roomy so all of us were relieved. The pool was very nice and cleaned each morning. The women that cooked were wonderful. They were pleasant and great cooks. We had 2 meals at the villa.
We wished that the towels could have been changed every other day, rather than just mid-week. Also, the refrigerator wasn't as cold as it should have been. None of the windows had screens, so it was buggy, but I understand that the Italians don't have screens. The phone was a little tempermental.
Under different circumstances the location might have been a problem. It was rather isolated and not close to a town. We, however, had a driver and a guide at our disposal for 12 hours each day, so all we had to do was to decide where we wanted to go and they took us. We toured all over, We went to 11 hill towns, including Florence and Siena and loved it all.
Robert's review of Casa Il Fagiano
Left on 10/31/2001 for a stay in October 2001 | Robert
The property was clean, well maintained, well equipped and in a great location.
The privacy, and peacefulness of the property made for a great vacation. Easy day trips to many great places in Tuscany. Close to train station with great service to Florence and Rome.
We understood why there was no phone, but using the cell phone was a challenge for us. Also, windows could use screens.
Beautiful, peaceful, full of history and culture, great local people and great wine.
David's review of Casa Il Fagiano
Left on 06/30/2001 for a stay in June 2001 | David
Beautiful relaxing countryside, nice clean accomodations, good large kitchen/dining area for visiting with our friends. We were four couples; with six or seven couples it would have been a little crouwded.
Seclusion. Open space vistas. Good walks.
Good sightseeing and restaurants within 30 to 45 minutes in any directoin.
Monroe's review of Casa Il Fagiano
Left on 05/31/2001 for a stay in May 2001 | Monroe
They had things we didn't expect. There was food in the refrigerator, lovely linens, and the property itself is amazing.
The location was out in the middle of nowhere, and only a dozen or so lights are visible at night. It is wonderfully secluded. The hosts were extremely hospitable. Have diiner with them if not just to see the rest of the property! They offer the option and it's worth it.
The pig farm was up wind. It was barely noticable, but worth mentioning. Unfortunatly there's nothing they can do about it as the lease for the pig farm isn't up for 20 years.
We enjoyed that there are not as many tourists as other areas.
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