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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
6
Sleeps:
8
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

6 Unknown types

Description from manager

2 living rooms, 1 kitchen, 1 kitchenette, 1 dining room, 4 bedrooms each with en suite bathroom (bed size 1.60 x 1.90 m), 1 guest toilet, 1 sauna room with extra bathroom:

MAIN HOUSE

The main house measures 200 square metres and is built on two levels.

Ground floor:

The ground floor consists of a spacious living room with fireplace and satellite TV. Each room on this floor has direct access to the garden. The dining room has a long wooden table in front of a large window with beautiful views onto the garden. Next to the dining room there is a fully equipped kitchen with fireplace (refridgerator, freezer, microwave, toaster, oven, 5-ring gas hob, double sink, American coffee machine, Lavazza Espresso machine, dishwasher and washing machine). On this floor there is also a guest toilet.

First floor (13 steps):

On this floor there are 3 air-conditioned double bedrooms (one bedroom can be divided into two twins on request), each with en suite bathroom (one with tub and handheld shower, one with shower, one with tub and separate shower).

COTTAGE

Next to the main house there is a cottage measuring 180 square metres. The bright and spacious living room with fireplace has large windows, comfortable furniture (TV, CD-stereo) and a kitchen corner (refrigerator and an electric range). There is one double bedroom with a large en suite pink marble bathroom with shower. In the cottage only the bedroom is air-conditioned.

GARDEN

Furnished terrace with BBQ for al fresco dining

Pool 5 x 16 m outfitted with garden furniture

Sauna with bathroom

Parking

Tuscan comfort

Valle Ambra is set in the beautiful hills of Tuscany, between Siena (25 km) and Arezzo (35 km). From here, one can travel north to Florence (55 km) or Chianti, or explore the unique landscape of the Crete Senesi south of Siena. Destinations like Pienza, Montalcino, and Montepulciano are within easy daytrip distance. The closest village is Ambra, just 7 km away, with shops, post office, pharmacy, restaurants and Cappucino bars. Facilities for horseback riding, polo, beautiful thermal spas and wine tasting are available nearby. Fashion addicts can splurge out at the famous The Mall outlet in Leccio (35 km) for excellent shopping (Gucci, Armani, Pucci, La Perla, Ferragamo, Valentino and many others).

An unpaved road (800 m) leads from the main road to this large estate, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and woodlands. The farmhouse has been renovated to offer traditional Tuscan style with modern conveniences. Valle Ambra consists of a main house for six people plus a cottage for two people. It has a well-kept, fenced garden of flowering plants and olive trees, and lovely outdoor areas to relax or dine al fresco. The large patio has a pizza oven and BBQ. A few steps lead to the large swimming pool equipped with lounge chairs, cushions and a comfortable futon in the shade. Just next to the pool area there is the sauna with an extra bathroom with shower.

The owner lives in another villa on the estate, but it is 1.5 kilometers from the house and cottage, so guests have complete privacy with the security of knowing someone is nearby if needed.

Places of interest

The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano, offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit.

In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church).

Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.

Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today.

Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459.

Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city centre of Rome.

Monticchiello is a pleasant, walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns, and the results are extremely attractive.

Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film 'The English Patient'.

Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more pleasing combination of architectural grace and natural setting.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477458

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
9

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Since 1995 Hidden Italy offers some ...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($1,123.87) €1,000.00
Smoking
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Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Sauna

Bathrooms

  • 6 Unknown types

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