Although situated on a large estate with other luxury villa rentals, this luxury farmhouse in Tuscany is unique for its private setting and beautiful views. The estate 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 of this farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany 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 villa in Tuscany for a large group or family 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. Casa l'Etrusca is a beautifully restored 18th Century farmhouse and it is located at the foot of the Cetona Mountain. The property borders horse paddocks and green hills. Casa l'Etrusca provides a true farmhouse experience with opportunities to see the horses run freely and the farmers working in the paddocks with the horses. The private swimming pool (6m x 12m) is close to the house and hidden by an agricultural shed used for hay, providing a country touch to your stay.
Ground floor: There is a large kitchen, a spacious dining room, a study, and a very large living room with a big fireplace. Each of these rooms has a door to the garden. There are also three twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms (two with tubs and one with shower). The bathroom with shower is wheelchair accessible. There is aWC.
First floor: There are four twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms (three 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:
We were very pleased with the setting of this property, it was wonderful to wake up to the views of the Tuscan hillide; very tranquil, restfull.
Its setting; although furnishings were somewhat spartan, we thought it was just right for the farmhouse/villa. We liked it's somewhat remote location. Perfect to return to after a hectic day of day-tripping to bigger cities.
Same thing, a little too remote and the fact that we couldn't walk to the town of Sarteano for meals or meandering. Definitely need cars. Please also check the septic system. Sometimes, there was an odor. Otherwise, perfect.
Peaceful, beautiful, tranquil setting. Very quiet at night except for the abundant wildlife which we enjoyed as we're outdoors people.
Left on 06/30/2002 for a stay in June 2002 | Pauline
The property was in an excellent location, it was beautiful and the house was quite spacious. It was very clean and the service each day was wonderful. My family loved the "natural" setting; all the trees and plant life and the "wildlife" and birds constantly singing. Often we would "video" the scenry for its beauty and at times just to capture all the singing birds and wildlife sounds. The furnishings were fine, but it did not feel like Italy, it was too "Danish" for the setting. All the staff were very friendly and very helpful. We thank them all!
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