La Giocosa

Tuscany, Siena, Montalcino

    • Sleeps 8 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 250 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 130 km
      Pisa 220 km
      Rome 220 km

    € 6700 per week

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    A cheerful house

    La Giocosa is located in the most desirable region south of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. This beautiful country house is located just 10 km from the historical centre of Montalcino. Set on a 15 hectare (38 acre) wine estate, the house is surrounded by olives groves and vineyards and offers a peaceful setting. The countryside of the Val d`Orcia abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The house has been recently restored, with many modern conveniences. The back of the house opens onto a garden with a lovely view of the valley and a swimming pool set just 50 meters from the house.

    Montalcino is a classic Tuscan hill town, topped by a medieval fortress, and can be reached in 15 minutes by car. It offers a good selection shops and restaurants, and is famous for its Brunello wine (as well as the less pricey Rosso di Montalcino). There is an enoteca in the fortress where you can sample wines and other local delicacies. The famous Sant' Antimo Abbey, one of the finest Romanesque churches in Tuscany, is located just outside of town (2.5 km). Siena, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona, Arezzo, Perugia, Orvieto, Viterbo and a wealth of sites and attractions are within easy reach. Facilities for horseback riding (20 km), tennis (12 km) and golf (60 km) are available nearby. The sandy beaches of the Maremma are 60 kilometers away. The nearest restaurant is in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, just 2 km from the house.

    An unpaved private road (about 800 meters) leads to the house from the main road; this access is not suitable for low slung cars. A wine cellar is located 500 meters from the villa and features one of the best systems for the biodynamic production of Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    06-08-2016: Perfect!
    In few words:
    - perfect
    - unbelievable house, wonderful!
    - well equipped villa
    - Michela is a charming person, really helpful (booking, wine explanation + taste, etc...)
    We really enjoy our stay. 

    Superb location, beautiful property, quiet and serene
    Left on Aug 1, 2012 for a stay in Jul 2012
    We were two families and rented this house for one week. The house is beautiful, decorated with taste and well maintained. The floors are stone-paved, the kitchen is made in antique style, the bedrooms are spacious and welcoming. The kitchen is fully equipped, the only thing missing is a microwave oven. It has plenty of dishes / cutlery / pans / pots... The outside view is superb - it was one of the reasons we chose the house for and it was more than we expected. Relaxing in chaise-longues you can see the entire valley, up to the distant hills, the vineyards, a little river down below, Castelnuovo dell'abate on one side. The pool is two dozens of steps away and is small. Don't expect to do any serious swimming, just some splashing around. The nearest town is Castelnuovo dell'abate which is very small. Montalcino is 10 km away. There you can find plenty of places to eat, a well-stocked supermarket (Coop, open 9.00-13.00 and 16.00-20.00 daily except Sunday), and you can visit the old fortress and stroll through the town. We had a nice lady who worked for the owner of the house receive us, give us a tour, answer any questions we had, and offered us a bottle of wine and one of olive oil from their personal production. The boys also had a tour of the winery one day. There are plenty of places to visit in the area. Most of them are 1-2 hrs away by car (you do need a car): Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, the seaside. If you don't feel like visiting you can just relax but I think it will get boring after a while. The only problem we had were the mosquitoes. They are everywhere, even during the day time. The house is not air-conditioned - there are some ventilators but even so at night it gets a bit stuffy. This is the place to go for a relaxing, quiet holiday, in which you want to feel and see what Tuscany is like in slow-motion. We enjoyed it immensely and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.


    • Pool: 4 x 15m
    • Infinity pool 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Iphone-IPad dock station in the living room
    • CD-stereo
    • Stove with oven 
    • Fridge with freezeer
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Italian and American coffee maker
    • Toaster
    • Mixer
    • Juice maker
    • Screens on windows in two bedrooms
    • Garden
    • Patio with parasol
    • Barbecue grill
    • Bocce court
    • Parking
    Touring ideas
    Castelnuovo dell'Abate 2 km
    Abbazia di S. Antimo 2.5 km
    Montalcino 10 km
    San Quirico d'Orcia 23 km
    Pienza 32 km
    Montepulciano 46 km
    Siena 57 km
    Sandy beaches Maremma 60 km
    Cortona 95 km
    Castiglione della Pescaia (coast) 95 km
    Monte Argentario (coast) 95 km
    Perugia 112 km
    Florence 130 km




    Tennis 12 km
    Horse riding 20 km
    Golf course 60 km
    Beaches Maremma 60 km


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    La Giocosa

    Ground floor:
    Entrance hall
    Large open-plan living room with original Tuscan terracotta tiled floors, oak beams, ceramic stove, splendid views; an arch leads to a second living area
    Dining area with a table for 10
    Fully equipped kitchen
    The laundry room with washing machine
    Study room with Internet access, satellite TV, stereo 
    1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower
    First floor:
    1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with tub and shower
    1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower
    1 double bedroom with fireplace and access to the garden through external staircase
    1 bathroom with tub

    All the rooms have beautiful views. Three of the bedrooms have ceiling fans. On the first floor there is a single bedroom suitable for a single person. It must be requested upon booking, however the maximum capacity of 8 people cannot be ecxeeded. 

    Furnished gazebo with BBQ for al fresco dining
    Pool 14 x 5 m outfitted with garden furniture, a gazebo and a second BBQ
    Bocce court ready for June 2017

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday
    • Bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity
    • Heating
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Maid service (3 hours house cleaning on Wednesday and for rentals longer than one week on Saturday)
    • Basic grocery shopping for the first breakfast
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Special experience: Visit to the winery and wine tasting


    • Wood for ceramic stove in the living room: please check price on the premises.
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week


    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Advanced grocery shopping
    • Cook service for dinners during your stay
    • Cooking lessons
    • Wine tasting
    • Extra cleaning package on request: 2.5 hours per day from Monday to Friday (Wednesday already included) EUR 350 per week.


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: May 2nd - September 26th
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.
    • Save 4%: Book now our special not refundable rate and save 4% on the listed price. If customer pays the full amount upon reservation, he immediately benefits of a 4% discount. In case of cancellation, the entire amount paid will not be refunded. Please note: This offer is not valid for last minute bookings. Please check with us upon booking.

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