Tuscany, Siena, Montalcino

    • Sleeps 8 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 280 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 110 km
      Rome 170 km

    € 2650 - 4350 per week

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    A farmhouse with stunning views

    Montebello is located at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level. It stands on its own and benefits of complete privacy. The house is reached by a 4 km country gravel road. This beautiful valley is a nature preserve located in the southernmost part of Tuscany with magnificent views 360 degrees around. Shimmering olive groves, stone paths dotted with cypress trees, endless vineyards and centuries-old chestnut trees surround the immediate vicinity, and the nearby villages of Colle Sant’Angelo (10 km) and Montalcino (17 km) can be seen from the property’s altitude.

    The old stone farmhouse dates back to the 18th century, having evolved over the centuries to what it is today, a charming building with many hooks and corners. The large living room with open fireplace lies on the first floor of the house and leads onto 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The decoration of the house is full of taste; mostly using textiles from a Tuscan weavery located near Arezzo. In front of the kitchen door a vine-covered pergola with table and chairs for outdoor meals looks out over the wide and open valley. The pool measures 4 x 15 metres and is equipped with deck chairs and sun beds. An outdoor shower, as well as a pergola for shade will make this area the centre of your outdoor life.

    In Montalcino (20 minutes by car) a good choice of excellent restaurants can be found and there are all kind of shops - supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bank. In the nearer village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate (10 minutes by car) there is a small Cappuccino bar and a small grocery shop.

    About the region

    Food and wine: Varying seasons bring varying menus. The quality of the produce is what one identifies with cuisine in Tuscany: fresh vegetables, crisp salads, aromatic tomatoes, porcini (wild mushrooms), tartufi (truffles), home-made pasta or polenta, tortelli filled with spinach and ricotta, wild boar stew, grilled meats and venison, wild strawberries, raspberries, chestnuts, and many delicate herbs which join together to produce the exquisite meals you will enjoy, enhanced by the superb red wines from nearby Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. We have compiled a list of restaurants we can recommend in the immediate neighbourhood (list in the house).

    Sight-seeing: Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Sant'Antimo, Monte Oliveto Maggiore and San Quirico are precious stones set in Tuscany and rate top of the sight-seeing list. The seaside near Grosseto is an hour in the car. Florence and Rome are a comfortable two hours by car. Arezzo, Orvieto, Perugia and Assisi and so many others are day-trip distance. Famous private gardens are open to the public once a week and are well worth a visit (list in the house).

    The hot springs: Tuscany is famous for its hot springs, the most spectacular beeing Saturnia at an hours drive. Nearer are Bagno Vignoni (remember Nostalgia by Tarkowski?) and Bagno San Filippo where in the midle of the woods the warm water has carved natural pools into the rock.

    Climate: The months between Easter and the end of October are considered the "best" months for Tuscan travel. Yet more and more people enjoy visiting Tuscany "out of season" to discover a more intimate aspect of the region. This house has central heating and is very comfortable all year round.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Liebe Frau Roehrig,
    We are just returned from our holiday in Tuscany, and a hugely happy stay in Montebello, and I would like to thank you and your staff for your help in making this possible.
    The villa is just perfect, and exceeded all of our expectations. We were overwhelmed too by the warmth and kindness of Alessandro, who proved to be the most generous and solicitous of hosts. Stupidly, in the anxiety of our departing with time enough for the drive back to the airport, I neglected to ask Alessandro for either his home or his e-mail address, as I very much would like to write and thank him again for all that he did to make our stay so memorable.
    Therefore, I would be grateful if you could please approach him on my behalf and ask for his permission for you to let me have his contact details. I could, of course, send him a text message, but prefer not to as I do not belong to the generation for whom that is the most favoured means of communication! I hope to hear from you.
    R. Balyuzi, September 2007


    • Pool: 4 x 15m / salt water pool 
    • Pool can be gated on request
    • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • CD-stereo
    • 4 fans
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Large fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Electric kettle
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer
    • Loggia
    • Garden
    • Barbecue grill
    • Parking
    Touring ideas

    Abbazia di S. Antimo 9 km
    Castelnuovo dell'Abate 9 km
    Bagno Vignoni 17 km
    Montalcino 17 km
    Bagno San Filippo 18 km
    San Quirico d’Orcia 20 km
    Pienza 30 km
    Montepulciano 36 km
    Abbazia di Monte Oliveto 35 km
    Siena 60 km
    Cortona 80 km
    Castiglione della Pescaia (coast) 85 km
    San Gimignano 92 km
    Orvieto 95 km
    Arezzo 90 km
    Monte Argentario (coast) 85 km
    Volterra 100 km
    Perugia 100 km
    Florence 127 km
    Assisi 130 km
    Rome 170 km


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    Ground floor:
    1 living kitchen with French windows onto front of house and the garden with pergola
    1 family room with TV, comfortable sofas, table for games
    1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub)
    First floor:
    1 large living room with fireplace
    1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub)
    2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (shower)

    Landscaped garden with oak trees, lavender, roses, broom, rosemary and sage
    Wine covered pergola with table and chairs for outdoor meals
    Saltwater pool 4 x 15 m, 1.40 m deep with second pergola for shade
    Outdoor shower

    Request BookingMontebello
    01 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    02 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    2650 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    3050 EUR
    18 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    3650 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    4350 EUR

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    02 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    13 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Should you have rented Montebello for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.


    • Heating (if required): metered. The cost is EUR 5/m2 (there is a gas meter and every unit costs EUR 5). Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost for one week in winter varies from EUR 200 to EUR 300 according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on. This is an estimate, for 4 - 5 hours heating per day. In mid season the cost is accordingly lower.
    • Wood for fireplace: EUR 15 per basket
    • Baby bed with linen and high chair available. Baby bed: EUR 15 per week. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday. 
    • Pets allowed: EUR 50 domestic pet supplement per week


    EUR 500 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    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, and during the week (from Monday to Friday): EUR 35 per adult, EUR 18 per child (up to 12 years of age). No cost for children up to the age of 5. The dinner is delivered to your house at 7.30 pm on the evening of your arrival. The dinner consists of an antipasto, a pasta dish, a main course, vegetables and salad, dessert. Included in the price is water plus bread. A minimum of 4 meals is required.
    • First shopping: EUR 150 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: 2 kg bread, butter, jam, eggs, cheese, milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, fruit of the season, 2 kg pasta (noodles), tomato sauce, 1 salami, 1 piece of delicious pecorino (local sheep cheese), 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra vergin olive oil, mineral water, beer.


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday during high and low season
    • During both mid seasons the house can be booked for a minimum stay of 5 nights: prices on request. 
    • Pool opening dates: mid of May - end of September

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