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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
6
Sleeps:
10
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

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Description from manager

Ground floor:

* 1 hall with fireplace and comfortable armchairs

* 1 large living room with French windows on 2 sides

* 1 dining room/kitchen with French window onto terrace

* 1 laundry

* 1 cloakroom

First floor:

* 1 living room with open fireplace and TV

* 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathroom

* 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom

* 1 single with bathroom

Dependance:

* 1 living room with sofa bed

* 1 breakfast kitchen

* 1 double bed on mezzanine

* 1 bathroom

Garden, about 2 acres melting into the surrounding fields:

* Terrace behind the house with pergola for dining outdoors

* Pool with artificial waves at the deep end

* Outdoor shower

* Pool house with changing room

* Loggia with easy chairs (always a cool breeze)

* Covered well-lit parking area

Comfortable country house in the lush Chiana valley

Tenuta Senese, now a charming country house, used to be a small farm with 3 separate buildings. A Tuscan farmer´s family lived there until the early ´70s. The ground floor of the main house was used for storage while cattle were tethered in the vaulted room. The family would live on the second floor and the central room with the big chimneypiece used to be the kitchen.

The other tall building - we call it the dependance - was used for drying tobacco, a major crop in the region (a typical Italian cigar is called "toscano"), and the small elongated building behind, now the pool house, used to be a pigsty.

The house was renovated and transformed into a comfortable country house with modern facilities that could be lived in all year round. The ground floor is light and spacious with many doors opening onto the garden. A remarkable massive stone table under a pergola of vine is the perfect spot for al fresco dining.

The living room with fireplace on the upper floor used to be the farm's kitchen. A door leads to the original outdoor stairs which have been kept even though indoor stairs were added. The house was given a special flair by mixing and matching traditional rustic furniture from Brasil, Mexico and India.

The house comfortably sleeps 9 plus a further person on the sofabed in the dépendance. The house can be rented without the dépendance at a reduced rate for a maximum of 7 guests.

The Tenuta Senese estate lies in the lush and ample Chiana valley which runs south of Florence from Arezzo to Orvieto. The valley is above all renowned for its wine, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and the succulent T-bone steaks from the wide-horned white Chianina cattle. This area between Montepulciano and Cortona was described by Frances Mayes in her bestseller "Under the Tuscan Sun". Her beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house, and, always, the pleasures of food encaptures the delights of a Tuscan holiday. Mayes often portrays life in Cortona as timeless, and this sense of serendipity is only one of the reasons to come to this region.

Tenuta Senese belonged to a family from Montepulciano since the beginning of the 1800`s. From this family of historic wine makers from Montepulciano the property passed down some 40 years ago to the present owners, a family from Florence. The estate extends over 100 hectares of which 20 are planted with vines. The vineyards are spread over the hills at 300 meters above sea level, one of the best wine-growing areas of Montepulciano. Fields and woodland form a picturesque patchwork over the rest of the estate surrounding the farmhouse which can be rented by the week.

Additional amenities: Airport distance:Florence 110 km/1.5 hrs Pisa 250 km/2.5 hrs Rome 250 km/2.5 hrs, Artificial waves at the deep pool end, Covered well-lit parking area, DVD player, Filter coffee machine, Fireplace in the main house, Iron and ironing board, Large fridge with freezer, Outdoor shower, Pool house with changing room, Pool: 5 x 11m, Private Chef, Stove with oven, Terrace with pergola for outdoor dining

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477437

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
10

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

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. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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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: ($472.66) €400.00
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips

Bathrooms

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