Casale

Tuscany, Siena, Chianciano Terme

    • Sleeps 6 Guests
    • Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 150 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome
    • Tennis
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 150 km
      Rome 200 km
      Pisa 215 km

    € 2850 - 3350 per week

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    Overview

    Country living

    Casale belongs to the son of one of the owners. He has transformed the former stables of his house into a comfortable house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. He is a painter and the house has an artistic touch to it which makes it different from the other houses on the estate. The vicinity between the house belonging to the owner and the former stables does not preclude the privacy of both houses. A difference in level of the ground separates both buildings effectively. 

    Casale has been completely refurbished in 2009 and has become a perfect retreat for family holidays; heaven for children, with a swing in the garden and a pool shared with the owners 3 children. 

    Here you will find space, lightness and essential furnishing, an assemblage put together by the owner and his wife over the last years. At the centre of the house are the kitchen and the large living room, both overlooking the Orcia Valley - a view which will never stop giving you strong impressions.

    In the garden there’s a table for meals outside. Paths leading from the house invite you to wonderful walks through the property and beyond. The guests can also use the tennis court of the main farmhouse which is reached in 3 minutes by car. Casale is reached over a dust road (1 km) and lies about 300 m south of a small family restaurant, where the guests can have dinner three times a week.  

    This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property.

    The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars.

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    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 6 x 12m / shared pool
    • Pool area is gated
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • TV (regional channels)
    • CD-stereo
    • Mobile fans for the bedrooms
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Electric kettle
    • Toaster
    • Kaffeekocher
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Private terrace with dining area
    • Children swing 
    • Parking
    • Shared tennis court (1 km)
    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The house is laid out on the ground floor, therefore it is suitable for people with walking difficulties. Special disabled facilities are not provided.

    Touring ideas

    Small family restaurant 300 m
    Tennis court 500 m
    Restaurant, bar 6 km
    Next grocery shop 6 km
    Thermal baths Chianciano 6 km
    Montepulciano 10 km
    Monticchiello 10 km
    Pienza 20 km
    Chiusi 20 km
    San Quirico d`Orcia 27 km
    Montalcino 38 km
    Arezzo 50 km
    Orvieto 50 km
    Perugia 60 km
    Siena 70 km
    Viterbo 70 km
    Assisi 80 km
    Florence 130 km
    Rome 170 km

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    Activities

    The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip.

    Florence and Rome can be reached by train in one and a half hours from the nearby station Chiusi.

    In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church).

    Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.

    Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today.

    Pienza, the unfinished "utopian” city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. In just three years the cathedral, the papal and bishop’s palaces and the central part of the town were completed, but the extensive project ended abruptly when Pius died only two years after the consacration of the cathedral.

    Monte Oliveto Maggiore: This abbey was founded by three Sienese noblemen who left the city to live a life dedicated to prayer, religion, etc. and who founded the Olivetan order – an off-shoot of the Benedictines. The most important thing to see at this still active and working Monastery is the cycle of frescoes that decorate the monumental cloister. They describe the live of Saint Benedict and were painted by Signorelli and Sodoma. There are also some beautiful marquetry stalls in the church itself.  It is a very magical and serene place set in the midst of exceptionally beautiful countryside. It is home to a dozen monks who specialize in restoring old books, and make wine, honey and olive oil.

    Sant’Anna in Camprena is a rambling monastery on the road between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia. A very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. In the refectory there is a fresco by the renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.

    Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Originally founded by Charlemagne in 800, the abbey was once home to a prominent Benedictine community. Creamy stone bricks, luminous Volterran alabaster, playful carvings and frescoes of animals give it a peculiarly sunny air. A group of French Cistercian monks now runs the abbey, celebrating Mass with Gregorian chants several times a day.

    The landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial.

    Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata: the most spectacular is Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna.
    Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests.
    Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool.
    Just 6 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages. 
    In San Casciano dei Bagni, 30 km away, a few years ago a Medicivilla was converted into a luxury spa center. The view from the pool to the Orcia valley is breathtaking.

    Outlet: Fashion addicts can splurge out at the famous Prada factory outlet, which lies on to road to Florence.

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    Casale

    Ground floor:
    1 large living room with open kitchen and dining table
    2 double bedrooms with en suite bath each
    1 twin bedroom with en suite bath

    Grounds:
    Garden with terrace
    Use of the pool (12 x 6 m)
    Use of the children playground

     

    A charming mix of laid-back comfort and Tuscan furniture gives the house a warm and friendly atmosphere. The open kitchen’s living area leads directly onto the garden terrace through French doors. An outdoors and an indoors dining table make for pleasant family dinners and cooking events. A wood burning oven can be used for pizza meals or baking your own bread. Two bathrooms have a shower, one bathroom has a tub. 

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    04 May 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
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    2850 EUR
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    30 Oct 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
    3050 EUR
    15 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    3350 EUR

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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Mid-week change of towels
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • Baby bed, high chair, walking pen available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday: free of charge.
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Garden maintenance
    • Should you rent the accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.

    EXTRAS

    Heating (if required): metered. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost in winter varies according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on. Figure approx. EUR 100 - 300 per week for several hours heating a day.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    Security deposit is due via credit card on the premises.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 15 per hour
    • Typical Tuscan meal on your first evening, after a long trip, in a small family restaurant approx. 300 m from the house: EUR 35 per person, EUR 15 for children under 12 years. A buffet dinner serving Tuscan gourmet food will be served from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the evening of your arrival in the La Chiara restaurant for your convenience.
    • First shopping: EUR 75 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: Bread, butter, jam, 6 eggs, 1 litre milk, 1 packet Earl Grey Tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurt, 1 orange juice, 1 kg fruit of the season, 1 kg pasta (noodles), 1 jar tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, 2 litres mineral water, 2 bottles of beer.
    • Babysitter: price on request
    • Cooking courses: price on request
    • Extra set of towels: price on request
    • Pool towels: price on request

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • PLEASE NOTE: For this property the check-in is possible between 3 and 6 pm.
    • Pool opening dates: mid of May - end of September, depending on weather conditions
    • Pets: only upon special request and subject to size and manners

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