Villa la Duchessa

Buonconvento - Siena - Italy

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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
Villa la Duchessa is a lovely detached house, situated among the gentle hills of Tuscany, between the Val d'Orcia and Val d'Arbia, in the province of Siena.
The property, surrounded by a large garden with stunning views over the valley, offers the utmost privacy and tranquility. Inside the garden you will find a lovely swimming pool (3x10 m) with sunbeds and an outdoor patio, equipped with barbecue and wooden dining table for alfresco meals, sheltered from the sun.
Furthermore, at guests' disposal there is an outdoor shower and a lounge area with small sofa and chairs, ideal to relax while sipping a glass of delicious local wine and enjoying the surrounding countryside.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The villa (150 sqm), on 2 floors and furnished in a classic Tuscan style, can sleep up to 4+2 people for a total of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Ground floor: This floor is made up of an airy and bright living room, furnished with two sofas (including one double sofa bed), antique furniture, satellite TV and DVD player. Then you will find a rustic kitchen equipped with wooden dining table for 6 people, fireplace, oven, dishwasher and refrigerator.

First floor: The top floor (which is accessed via a staircase placed in the kitchen) is dedicated to the sleeping area, consisting of two spacious double bedrooms with period furniture, equipped with ensuite bathroom (with shower) and air conditioning.

Included free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Pets are allowed (on request).

OUR OPINION
Ideal accomodation for families or two couples of friends who wish to spend a peaceful and relaxing holiday, in one of the most beautiful areas of the Tuscan countryside, between Val d'Arbia and Val d'Orcia.
Moreover, the villa ensures absolute privacy and is equipped with all modern amenities: Wi-Fi Internet connection, DVD player, satellite TV, air conditioning, barbecue, dishwasher.

CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.

Included in the price: Private cleaning 2 days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) for 2 hours; linen change (Tuesday); house, garden and pool maintenance; utilities (water, gas and electricity); Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Excluded from the price: Final cleaning (100,00€); city tax (€ 1,00 per person per night, from the age of 14); extra cleaning; extra services on request (massage, wine tasting...).

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay upon arrival (cash) 200,00€ security deposit, which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages caused and/or payment for additional services.

DESTINATIONS
Immersed in one of the most beautiful Tuscan landscape, Villa Arbia is located between Val d'Arbia and Val d'Orcia, just 6 km away from Buonconvento and 13 km from Montalcino.
Buonconvento is one of Italy's most beautiful towns, situated along the ancient Via Francigena. Here you can find a supermarket and many kind of shops (butcher, pharmacy, bakery, greengrocer and ice cream shop...).

Montalcino, known for the production of the "Brunello" wine, is characterized by pristine streets and stunning landscapes. Furthermore we also recommend a visit to the nearby abbey of Sant’Antimo, extraordinary example of Romanesque Lombard-French architecture built in onyx and alabaster.  
Val d'Orcia, recognized in 2004 as UNESCO World Heritage Site, is quintessential Tuscany, studded with delightful medieval villages, stone cottages, gentle hills, vineyards, olive groves, cypresses and grazing sheep.

Among the hill towns of this area you will find:
- Castiglione d'Orcia, a medieval village located on a steep rocky hill upon which stands the fortress of Tentennano;
- Pienza, the town of Pius II, famous for the "pecorino cheese", and also the set of Franco Zeffirelli's “Romeo and Juliet” movie;
- San Quirico d'Orcia, the heart of the Val d'Orcia and one of the most remarkable examples of medieval town planning.
- Montepulciano, thermal center with regal palaces, as well as the home of “Vino Nobile”.

Among Val d'Arbia are the renowned “Crete Senesi”, adored by photographers, poets and tourists from all over the world. Crete are a landscape of metaphysical beauty characterized by typical undulations clayey eroded by weather events. A good observation point to enjoy this beauty is the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a place of meditation and prayer, surrounded by woods, where you can admire the frescoes by Sodoma and Signorelli.

It is also worth visiting Siena and its surroundings: here you will find other medieval gems, of incomparable charm and still remained intact, like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra and San Galgano.
Lastly, for those who are looking for wellness and relaxation, the province of Siena has several thermal centres like Bagno Vignoni (27 km), Montepulciano (45 km), Chianciano (47 km) and San Casciano dei Bagni (66 km).

MAIN DISTANCES
Buonconvento (6 km), San Quirico d'Orcia (22 km), Montalcino (13 km), Pienza (30 km), Siena (30 km), Monteriggioni (50 km), San Gimignano (70 km), Volterra (80 km), Arezzo (85 km), Florence (90 km).

PARKING
3 outdoor parking places

MORE FACILITIES
Private swimming pool with sunbeds
Private garden
Outdoor shower
Barbecue
Outdoor patio with dining table
Outdoor lounge area
Air conditioning
Wi-fi Internet connection
Satellite TV
DVD player
Washing machine
Dishwasher
Oven
Fridge
Fireplace
Utmost privacy
Amazing view over the valley
Pets allowed (on request)
High chair
1 baby cot

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Internet
    Utilities (electricity, water, gas)
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    PayPal
    Credit Card
  • Check-in time: 17:00 - 20:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 10:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.

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