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Overview

Bedrooms:
8
Bathrooms:
7
Sleeps:
16
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

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Description from manager

1 entrance hall, 2 sitting rooms, 2 dining rooms, 1 fully equipped kitchen, 4 double bedrooms, 4 twin bedrooms, 5 spacious bathrooms plus 2 en suite bathrooms (six with shower, one with small tub):

Ground floor:

* The ground floor comprises a large cobblestones entrance hall, from which you enter into the beautiful, formally designed, XIXth century courtyard and into the living quarters:

* 2 sitting rooms

* 2 dining rooms (one dining room seats comfortably 12, the other 8 people), one of which leads out onto a large, sunny terrace, equipped with 3 dining tables, 16 chairs and parasols (several smaller tables are arranged in the garden below)

* 1 fully equipped kitchen with all domestic appliances and cooking accessories (fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob and fan assisted electric oven)

* 3 bedrooms with ceiling fans (1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 twin bedroom which can be arranged as double)

* 4 bathrooms (the bathroom of the double bedroom and the twin bedroom are en suite)

Mezzanine floor:

* 1 air-conditioned twin bedroom (or double on request)

First floor:

* 4 air-conditioned bedrooms (3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom)

* 3 bathrooms

Outdoors:

* Garden (1500 m2)

* Terrace for al fresco meals accessed via the dining room

* Private pool with outdoor shower

* Gazebos next to the pool provide shade.

* Next to the pool is a large changing room, which was the original laundry room to the villa, and which contains a toilet and large fridge freezer suitable for poolside drinks and snacks.

Historic villa in a village

Villa San Giovanni is a splendid family residence with a large garden and pool on the edge of a small village, the romantic hamlet of San Giovanni d'Asso south of Siena. Here you can enjoy the beautiful Sienese countryside, the comfort of being in a village and and the privacy of a place hidden at the sight.

The large house was built in the 16th century and is located near a medieval castle. The property has been carefully renovated and offers space for 16 people with 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The villa has the charm of a bygone era and is a beautiful setting for a gorgeous backdrop for a comfortable and authentic vacation with family or friends.

The extensive property is u-shaped with a beautiful courtyard in the centre. The building has many windows and extends over the entire length of the garden. On the lateral sides there are uninhabited outbuildings (a church on the left and a former lemon house and washhouse on the right). In front of the house is a large terrace equipped with tables, chairs and umbrellas for al frwsco meals.

The courtyard features a 6 x 12 m fenced private pool and breathtaking views of the rolling hills. Flowerbeds, bushes, lemon trees in vases and palms adorn the formal upper part of the garden; in the lower part there is a lawn and the pool on a large sun terrace. The garden overlooks the spectacular Crete Senesi landscape and faces south.

A public parking is about 150 m from the house, but you can reach the house with your car to load and unload your suitcases and shopping bags.

The small La Capannina house (also featured in our portfolio) borders on the garden of Villa San Giovanni and although they each rent separately, if you have a large party of up to 21 people they make an ideal combination.

Villa San Giovanni is an ideal choice for those for those who wish to be close to shopping, restaurants and cafes, yet be in a private home. San Giovanni d'Asso has approximately 300 inhabitants. The villa is situated in the upper part of the village - the "Borghetto", near the ancient castle, which is now the seat of the municipal authorities and which hosts the famous White Truffle Market in the month of November. The white truffle is prized and famous throughout Italy, as well are the other agricultural products of the area: excellent wines, oil, savoury cheeses and honey.

In this upper part of the village there is a fine restaurant just a short walk from the the house. The lower part of San Giovanni d'Asso has an 'osteria' (simple restaurant), a baker and butcher, a pharmacy, a post office, a supermarket and cafe/bar. There is no public transport in San Giovanni, therefore it is essential to have a car.

If you are here between mid-May and the end of October, take a ride on the "Treno Natura" of Siena (Sundays only) - this is such a beautiful way to explore the Sienese countryside: the train travels through the breathtakingly beautiful landscape Val d'Orcia, a World Heritage Site.

It is the perfect place to relax, to visit old characteristic villages, to taste very special food and wines. But you can also hike or bike or be seduced by a balloon ride. The truffle hunt with a guide and his dogs could be a new experience or relax in one of the beautiful SPAs in the area.

Additional amenities: Airport distance:Florence 125 km Pisa 190 km Rome 250 km, CD-stereo/radio, Coffee maker, DVD player, Dog welcome, Electric kettle, Formal garden with lawn, Iron a

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477477

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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Payment
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: ($654.14) €600.00
Smoking
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Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 7 Unknown types

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