Pieve is a delightful apartment part of a characteristic stone country house set in its own grounds and enjoying stunning views of wooded hills rolling gently towards Siena. The house is surrounded by a well kept garden and has a lovely swimming pool which is picturesquely framed by silvery olive trees. Just a short walk away is the tiny village of Pievescola with its grocers shop and restaurant.
An avenue of cypress trees leads from the village of Pievescola towards the house a traditional stone house which has been divided into two apartments, in the apartment on the ground floor lives the owner. Furnished in classic Tuscan style, the apartment is homely and inviting with drapes in the bedrooms, comfortable sofa, some carefully restored antique pieces and many of the owners personal touches.
Pieve, on the first floor of the house, is a luminous apartment enjoying stunning views of the surrounding countryside from all of its windows. The living room has a comfortable sitting area, dining table and chairs and kitchen area. The double bedroom overlooks the pool, and the twin bedroom opens onto a covered terrace. The terrace is furnished with table and chairs and is a lovely spot for dining al fresco whilst enjoying the lovely view of the azure swimming pool contrasting with the dark green wooded hills beyond. Pieve also has a patio furnished with table and chairs in the grounds of the house, where there is also a barbecue and parking.
There is plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside by the swimming pool (10m x 5m) which is in a lovely position slightly above the house. Shaded by olive trees and furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas the pool enjoys a pretty view of the vineyard and fruit orchard.
A great bonus of apartment Pieve is that it is only 250m walk from the tiny village of Pievescola, the hamlet can be easily explored on foot, and has a grocers shop, two local bars, newsagents, post office and a restaurant. There are another two local trattorias just 3km down the road and a wider range of shops, restaurants and a supermarket can be found at Colle di Val dElsa 15km away.
The wooded hills hide many other treasures, most famously wild mushrooms, among which the noted porcini which grow abundantly in the area. Indeed, Pievescola has a Mushroom Festival normally held at the beginning of September when you can taste these local delicacies.
When you can tear yourself away from the peace and tranquility of this Tuscan retreat, there is plenty to see in the area. The famous towns of San Gimignano and Siena are both only half an hours drive, and Florence is easily accessible by road, or by bus from nearby Colle di Val dElsa 15km away. Lesser known but equally interesting San Galgano with its sword in the stone and roofless monastery is well worth a visit, as is Massa Marittima, a beautiful town close to the coast.
Living room with kitchen area with hob (4 gas rings), microwave oven, fridge, dining area with table and chairs, sitting area with two settees, and satellite television > Double bedroom > Twin bedroom (which converts to a double on request) opening onto covered terrace > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > Central heating* > Patio > Garden > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Parking > Walking distance of 250m to the village of Pievescola > 15km to the town of Colle di Val dElsa.
*Facilities payable locally.
Important Note: Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen linen and towels are not included in the rental price.
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