Farmhouse in Southern Tuscany with Pool - Podere Chianciano
Description from the manager
One large family or two families or group of friends can experience living in the heart of Tuscany in a characteristic brick and stone farmhouse with private pool. It is two stories and is divided into two apartments connected by internal stairs. Both levels have a fully furnished kitchen, and a living room with fireplace. Both floors are furnished in antique furniture yet have all the modern conveniences. The rooms feature exposed beam ceilings, arched doorways and lots of windows with panoramic views of the valley.
(1400 m2/15,069 ft2)
This beautiful farmhouse was originally built in 1920 and has been recently restored using authentic materials. It is located off of a paved road on a quiet hilltop location. The farmhouse has a private pool (12m x 5m, with a depth of 1.2m – 1.7m) that is open from the first part of May to the end of October. There is a private garden equipped with tables and chairs and a barbeque. It also has a gazebo with a table and chairs. There is private parking on the property.
(160 m2/1,722 ft2)
Ground Floor: The ground floor steps down into a large tiled living room with fireplace. It has a large dining area with table and chairs with a great panoramic window with access to the private garden. There is a fully furnished kitchen with a table and chairs and great views of the garden. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor. Both bedrooms have a queen-sized bed (160 cm). There is also a bathroom with shower.
First Floor: The first floor can be accessed from either the outside staircase or the interior staircase. It is also light and bright and features tiled floors throughout. The living room has a large fireplace and large dining area with table and chairs. The dining area has a large panoramic window that accesses the terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside. At the end of the dining area is a fully furnished kitchenette. There are two bedrooms on the first floor. One bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) with an en suite bathroom and shower. The other bedroom has a European double bed (140 cm – cozy for two, more comfortable for one). There is another bathroom with shower on the first floor. The first floor can accommodate an extra person on the sofa bed.
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: 25 Euros per hour, plus the cost of food
* Cooking Classes: 80 Euros per person
* Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
* Linen Change: 15 Euros per room
* Babysitting: Upon request
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, fireplace - indoor, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, window screens - partial house....Read more
Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | JeffreyReviewed Nov 3, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
The overall experience was great. We used the villa for a group of 6, and it worked out perfectly.
We enjoyed the locale quite a bit. You really are in the country, with a beautiful view and quiet nights. The pool (and its awesome view) is also a nice touch. The caretaker was also unbelievably helpful and nice. For example, wine, cheese, and fresh eggs were left for us upon our arrival. He also gave us driving directions, restaurant recommendations, etc.
It is a great location, particularly if you want to visit both Umbria and Tuscany. We visited Montepulciano, Siena, Montalcino, Perugia, Panicale, Castiglione Lago, etc. We also took the train into Florence. The train station in Chiusi (off the Rome to Florence line) is quite convenient.
Left on 06/27/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | PaulReviewed Jun 27, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We had a marvelous time at the villa. Perfectly located with a great host. Besides being everything we were looking for in terms of beauty, location, cleanliness, accommodations, pool, Tuscan view...we were very happy to find that Raffaele, our excellent host, was there to help us arrange everything we needed including private wine tastings and fresh cherries. Marcella came over one night and made a tremendous Tuscan dinner with excellent wine. Lorenzo offered translations and suggestions for places to visit. The location made for great trips to all the wonderful "old towns". The marvelous cat, Stella, made it a lasting memory. Highly recommend.
Besides the great location (near town but out in the vineyards), the villa is quiet and has both a swimming pool and a tremendous view of the surrounding hillsides.
The villa is centrally located near most all the Tuscan towns and locations. We made easy drives to many lovely spots and with the help of Lorenzo he made it even more special. Lorenzo took us on a tour one day to all the wonderful stops and of course, great wine locations.
Left on 06/09/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | CarolineReviewed Jun 9, 2012Stayed May 2012
We had an amazing month. The villa hosts, Raffaele and Lorenzo, went above and beyond to ensure that we had an enjoyable vacation and we really appreciate all of their thoughtful efforts. Raffaele, the villa host, brought us many amazing local foods and meals, which were so appreciated and delicious!
Peaceful, amazing sunsets, modern bathrooms (great soaker tub with jets), very private, nice yard and house. Well equipped kitchen. We liked the open floor plan with dining room table and couch area, which was helpful for keeping an eye on our small children. Also, the screened windows to keep the bugs out.
Amazing hilltowns, views, food, wine and very friendly, kind people.
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