Villa Leone

Pienza - Siena - Italy

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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
Villa Leone is a beautiful villa located inside the village of Castelmuzio, near Pienza, in the province of Siena. In Castelmuzio you can find some restaurants, bar, grocery stores and other shops that can be easily reached on foot.
Immersed in a typical Tuscan hilltop village, it was built in Sienese brick over 100 years ago.
It has a lovely garden, decorated with several plants, flowers and trees.
Inside the garden there is an outdoor dining table and barbecue, ideal for alfresco meals and grills with friends.
The outdoor areas are embellished with an oval swimming pool (6 x 5m), equipped with parasols and sunbeds, from which you can admire an incredible panorama of the surrounding countryside.
Lastly, the villa boasts a grotto with goldfish pond, shaded by old olive trees, where you can spend pleasant moments of peace and relaxation.
Please note that the property has an unfenced pool, balconies and terraces, which make it unsuitable for very young children, so children under 8 years old are not allowed.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The property (466 sqm), set on 2 floors and furnished with a clever mix of rustic and modern style, can accommodate up to 10 people for a total of 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
The floors are made of light-coloured granite tiles, providing a light and airy atmosphere throughout the house.
An external marble staircase leads up to the first floor and an entrance hall shared by the first and second floor.

First floor: The first floor consists of a large living area with glazed doors offering a beautiful view over the garden and the surrounding countryside.
In the living area there is: a sitting room with fireplace and TV, and a modern, fully equipped island kitchen with marble work surfaces and breakfast table.
Following a spacious hallway leads to the sleeping area, divided as follows: a master suite with ensuite bathroom (with bathtub and shower cubicle) and a private balcony; two double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom (with shower cubicle).
An independent cloakroom/bathroom makes the rest of this floor.

Second floor: The second floor - which is accessed via an internal marble staircase – is characterised by a unique atmosphere, thanks to the massive chestnut roof beams, and electronically controlled roof skylights.
This floor consists of a lovely open-plan area with dining table and a fully equipped island kitchen with marble work surfaces and breakfast table.
The sleeping area is made up of two double bedrooms (including one with ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower cubicle), both provided with skylights.
Lastly, you will find an independent bathroom with bathtub and shower cubicle.
The property can't be rent for guests only, because the owners (a british couple) live at the ground floor.

Included free Wi-Fi. Pets are not allowed.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROPERTY HAS AN UNFENCED POOL, BALCONIES AND TERRACES, WHICH MAKE IT UNSUITABLE FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN, SO CHILDREN UNDER 8 YEARS OLD ARE NOT ALLOWED.

OUR OPINION
Beautiful villa with swimming pool and garden, immersed in a typical Siena hilltop village. This is the ideal accommodation for those wishing to spend a pleasant, relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful Tuscan landscape.

CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked for a minimum stay of 7 nights (except in low and mid season where the minimum stay is 3 nights).

Included in the price: Final cleaning; park pool and house maintenance; utilities (gas, water, electricity); towels and sheets provided.
Excluded from the price: heating.

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 300.00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

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

This property 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.

DESTINATIONS
Villa Leone is situated inside the village of Castelmuzio, in the province of Siena. In Castelmuzio you can find some restaurants, bar, grocery stores and other shops that can be easily reached on foot.
Within a few km from the villa you can find Pienza, the town of Pius II, famous for the “pecorino cheese”. Pienza is immersed in one of the most beautiful Tuscan landscape, Val d'Orcia, recognized in 2004 as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is, in fact, the 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:
- San Quirico d'Orcia (15 km), the heart of the Val d'Orcia and one of the most remarkable examples of medieval town planning;
- Castiglione d'Orcia (25 km), a medieval village located on a steep rocky hill upon which stands the fortress of Tentennano;
- Montepulciano (20 km), thermal center with regal palaces, as well as the home of “Vino Nobile”;
- Montalcino (26 km), known for the production of the “Brunello” wine.

For those who are looking for wellness and relaxation, the province of Siena has several thermal centres like the above-mentioned Montepulciano (20 km), Bagno Vignoni (22 km) and Chianciano (28 km).
Another itinerary we suggest to follow is that of Val d'Arbia, along which you can find 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.
Lastly, we suggest to reach Cortona, Etruscan and Medieval town from Valdichiana area, built on a hilltop. This town boasts a glorious past: the legendary de' Medici family ruled it in the 15th century. Dream destination and synonymous with elegance and historic charm, Cortona is placed in a perfect location, close to the border between Tuscany and Umbria.

MAIN DISTANCES
Pienza (8 km), Montepulciano (20 km), Montalcino (26 km), Cortona (40 km), Siena (45 km), Arezzo (50 km), Florence (110 km), Rome (200 km).

PARKING
Outdoor parking area for 3 cars

MORE FACILITIES
Garden
Swimming pool with sunbeds and parasols
Barbecue
Outdoor dining table
Grotto with pond
Fireplace
Wifi Internet connection
Television
2 Washing machines
Oven
Fridge
Toaster
Great views of the surrounding countryside
No pets allowed

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
    PayPal
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • 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.

Reviews

  • 5.0/5
    Owner Kathy is fantastic. Anything we asked for was there in five minutes and she was so thoughtful going out of her way to make it a great vacation for all nine of us. The Villa is lovely and very spacious - the bathrooms and kitchen (s) are updated and very clean. The gardens are wonderful. It was a bit cold to try the pool but it certainly was lovely. Centrally located to all the Hill Towns in Tuscany, we hopped into our three cars - there is enough parking for all - and visited all over the area on day trips. We cannot recommend this property enough.

    Staff reply:
    Dear Sally, thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's a great pleasure for us to read that you did enjoy everything about your stay at our villa. We hope to welcome you shortly, come back anytime! Best regards, WOI Team

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