Villa al Tramonto

Buonconvento - Siena - Italy

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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
Villa al Tramonto is a superb villa located near the village of Buonconvento, in the Val d'Orcia area.
The property is at the end of an initially surfaced and then dirt road, which stretches for 1.5 km into a 100-metre cypress-lined avenue, leading directly to the entrance.
Villa al Tramonto is a fully renovated typical Sienese farmhouse. The renovation (2007) has fully respected its Tuscan origins.
It is surrounded by a large and well-kept garden with lawn and beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside.
Inside the garden is a lovely private pool (16 x 8 m), equipped with thatched umbrellas and sunbeds.
Among the outdoor spaces you will find also a wonderful arched porch with amazing views, furnished with tables, chairs and a wood-burning oven, ideal for alfresco meals with the opportunity to bake bread and pizza.
From the porch, going down some steps, you will reach a beautiful natural terrace, perfect for sunbathing while enjoying the breathtaking 360° view.
There is also a covered garage which houses a washing machine and related accessories.
Please note that the property’s managers have regular access to the villa, in order to allow garden and swimming pool maintenance.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The property (450 sqm), spread over 2 floors and furnished with a perfect combination of antique and modern pieces, can accommodate up to 13 people for a total of 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
The villa also has 5 independent entrances including four on the ground floor and one on the first floor, reached via an outside staircase (19 steps).
All the bedrooms are painted in warm colours and have handmade terracotta floors and typical Tuscan beamed ceilings.

Ground floor: From the main entrance you enter the large living area, fitted out with a long wooden dining table, sofas, armchairs, TV and fireplace. On the opposite side of the living area another glass door opens onto the garden.
A large arch separates the living area from the spacious kitchen, fully equipped with: American-style refrigerator, freezer and icemaker, electric oven, deep-fat fryer, hob with 6 burners, electric hot plate, grill and dishwasher. The kitchen has direct access to the outside arched porch.
Also on the ground floor is a sleeping area divided as follows: 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.

First floor: From the living room a large terracotta staircase leads to the first floor. Along the corridor is the sleeping area consisting of 4 doubles (each with ensuite bathroom with shower).
Lastly, you will find a small kitchen (with 5 burners, oven and small refrigerator) and a small dining room (ideal for preparing breakfast).

Included free Wi-Fi. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning (with adjustable thermostat). Pets are allowed on request at extra cost.

OUR OPINION
Wonderful villa with swimming pool and garden, offering amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
Equipped with every comfort (air conditioning, swimming pool, tv, wood-burning oven, Wifi), it is the ideal accommodation for families with children or groups of friends who want to spend a relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful Tuscan landscape, Val d'Orcia.

CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday (except during Christmas/New Year).

Included in the price: Utilities (water, gas, electricity); bedroom, bathroom and kitchen linen; use of the swimming pool (open from April to October); free cot and high chair on request; free Wi-fi Internet connection.

Excluded from the price: city tax (these imports are subject to change, they usually go from €1 to €2 per person per night and they will be collected on site).heating according to consumption (5.00€/m3); air conditioning during the summer to be paid extra (20.00€/day); final cleaning (300.00€); pets allowed on request at 50.00€ per week per each pet (to be paid on arrival); extra cleaning (12.00€/hour); chef service available on request; firewood to be paid extra (5.00€/basket).

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 500.00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

DESTINATIONS
Immersed in one of the most beautiful Tuscan landscape, Villa al Tramonto is located between Val d'Arbia and Val d'Orcia, just 6 km away from Buonconvento and 15 km from Montalcino.
The nearest village to the villa is Ponte d'Arbia (1,5 km), a small hamlet provided with a bar, a restaurant, a grocery shop and and a butchery.
Buonconvento is one of Italy's most beautiful towns, situated along the ancient Via Francigena. Here you can find a wide offer of shops of all kinds, supermarket, restaurants, train and bus stop.
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 (28 km), Montepulciano (45 km), Chianciano (48 km) and San Casciano dei Bagni (68 km).

MAIN DISTANCES
Buonconvento (6 km), Montalcino (15 km), San Quirico d'Orcia (20 km), Pienza (30 km), Siena (23 km), Monteriggioni (43 km), San Gimignano (68 km), Volterra (78 km), Florence (80 km), Arezzo (86 km).

PARKING
Outdoor parking area for 4-5 cars

MORE FACILITIES
Private garden with lawn
Wonder views of the surrounding countryside
Swimming pool with umbrellas and sunbeds
Wood-burning oven
Arched porch with outdoor dining area
Natural panoramic terrace
Wifi Internet connection
Air conditioning (in all bedrooms)
Washing machine
5 Independent entrances
Television
Fireplace
American-style refrigerator
Ice maker
Fryer
Toaster
Dishwasher
Pets allowed on request at extra cost

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Utilities (electricity, water, gas)
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    PayPal
    Credit Card
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 20:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 10:00
  • Cancellation Policy For cancellations 45 days or more prior to the arrival date, 100% of the paid amount will be retained; for cancellations with less notice, the full rental amount will be retained.

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