Cottage delle Tolfe

Strada delle Tolfe - Siena - Italy

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Set at the end of a perfect drive, just few minutes from the walls of Siena and of the city centre, Cottage Delle Tolfe (250 sqm) sits on the top of a hill, and offers a magnificent view on the well-known Tuscan rolling hills. The ancient stone farmhouse has been recently converted into a very comfortable villa with every kind of amenity clients might demand: wi-fi internet connection, a swimming pool, terraced areas and so on...

The structure of this three hundred years old farmhouse has been maintained, with stone walls and steps that lead you across and down to the swimming pool (5 x 17 m / 16 x 54 feet) set in the small park with olive trees, cypress trees and terracotta vases. The property is composed by two ground levels with lots of shaded terraced areas, perfect for relishing the views and the warm weather during the long warm summer days, and thanks to its hill-top position, a cool breeze blows constantly during the day. There is also a large pergola with barbecue, overlooking the pool and the garden. From the fences and private gardenyou will have the possibility to enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside dotted with vineyards.

An elegant sitting/dining room with fireplace and a table for 10 people runs all along the ground floor with a charming stony conical shape column, restored and kept as a symbolic part of the original structure of the villa. You will also find elegant furniture such as sofas, armchairs and carpets. A Flat screen tv (55 inch. - with satellite channels and SKY included) is provided, with stereo, DVD player, video and music library.

A very well equipped kitchen leads out to the porch, with a table for 8 people, ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On the opposite side of the ground floor is a wide terrace paved with "cotto", a perfect external living room with wooden armchairs and a coffee table. Finally, there are a bedroom with a queen size bed with its contemporary and stylish en suite bathroom, plus another service bathroom (no shower/bathtub).

On the lower level, that can be considered as a ground floor as well (the villa is set on a hill slope), is another large living room with a spinning bike and some gym equipments, another flat screen tv (DVDs included), a small library and another fireplace. There are a double bedroom (queen size) with an en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate shower and the third and last double bedroom with an en suite bathroom (with shower). The laundry can be accessed from the garden (rear area).

Cottage Delle Tolfe is a small gem nestled in the spectacular countryside just a few kilometres away from Siena. It is located in a strategic position, perfect for visiting the Chianti area and, why not, the major Tuscan cities and Rome too. The property is perfect for a family or a small group of friends.

This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday, and it is available from June (2nd half) until September (1st half)

Pricing information:
Included in the price: Utilities: water, gas and electricity; house park and swimming pool maintenance; towels and sheets provided; Jacuzzi; Wi-Fi Internet connection; cot/highchairs.
Not Included in the price: Final cleaning (€ 70,00).
Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay in advance (by bank transfer or credit card) 1.500.00€ security deposit, which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

This apartment for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

Destinations
The villa is set north-east of the medieval hilltop city of Siena (3 Km/2 miles), famous for Piazza del Campo and Palio di Siena which takes place twice a year. The area is quite close to wonderful places like San Gimignano, Montalcino and Florence, which are all easily reachable (about 1 hour) or even Pienza, Montalcino and "Val d’Orcia" a UNESCO heritage site with the famous "Crete Senesi".
The nearest shops, cafes and restaurants are only 1 Km/600 yards away. Siena boasts a greater variety of activities and amenities as well, including a weekly market on Wednesdays.

Main distances:
Siena 3 km/2 miles; Florence 70 Km/43 miles; Arezzo 89 Km/55 miles; Rome 237 Km/147 miles; Pisa 149 Km/93 miles; tennis courts 3 Km/2 miles; Riding stables 3 Km/2 miles; Golf club La Bagnaia Siena 15 Km/9 miles; beaches in Castiglione della Pescaia and Follonica, about 100 Km/62 miles.

Airports: Florence 86 Km/53 miles; Pisa 147 Km/91 miles; Roma Fiumicino 262 Km/163 miles; Motorway/Superstrada exit: Siena Nord about 7 Km/4 miles; Bus stop 1 Km/600 yards; Railway station: in Siena 3 Km/2 miles (ample parking).

More facilities:
Laundry (iron, board, dryer)
2 fireplaces
Jacuzzi
4 parking places
Private swimming pool (5 x 17 m)
Pool and garden maintenance
Sunbeds
Outdoor grill/barbecue
Mosquito nets
Electric gate
Security alarm
Cots and baby beds
Pets allowed (on request)

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Initial cleaning
    Taxes
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
    PayPal
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.

Reviews

  • 4.9/5 We have just arrived back in the UK after a fantastic holiday. The Villa was lovely and the owners Guido and Serena quite delightful. The house had everything we needed to enjoy a lovely holiday...the weather could have been a bit better but it did not spoil our enjoyment of your wonderful country. Serena brought us lovely pastries on our first morning and figs from their own tree. They also left us a goodie basket which was very nice so together with the food I had ordered we really did not need to leave the Villa for a few days! We also had the honour of being invited out for a meal by Guido who took us to a great restaurant in the countryside where we could enjoy local food which was most kind of him and really added to our holiday. So all in all a fantastic break, we all enjoyed it very much so thank you for your efficient service, and your friendly approach. Please pass on our comments to Guido and Serena, and hope to see them again someday. Of course you may use our comments on your web site. With Very Best Wishes to you all. Kind Regards Annie & Gordon
  • 4.9/5 Dear Guido, Just to let you know we arrived safely to Denmark on Saturday. I would like to express our gratitude for your extraordinary kindness and hospitality. You should consider opening a hotel one day if you get tired of having what must be the most interesting job in the bank. The villa, the interior and its location are truly brilliant and extremely convenient to the best parts of Tuscany. However the combination with your kindness makes it a truly unique place which we will always remember and look forward to recommend to other Danes.My wife has an old friend from the university who is a forensic doctor. Her family (husband and three sons)were staying near Lucca this year but we will definitely suggest that they rent a least a week with you next year. We will pass on the website details that you gave me. It is very common in Denmark that people go back to Tuscany year after year. My son was ready to book for next year. We have although already decided to go to Boston to visit some close friends of us that has recently emigrated from Denmark. Please give our regards to all of your family. We are sorry that we did not get a chance to meet them this year. If you should ever come to Denmark, we hope that we can return your kindness. Kim

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