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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

Garden (1500 m2):

Private swimming pool (12 x 6 m), pergola next to the pool provides shade, and an outside shower additional coolness. 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.

A parking is approx. 150 m from the house, but you can reach the square in front of the house with your car to load and unload your suitcases and shopping bags.

Overlooking the spectacular Tuscan countryside

Villa San Giovanni is a splendid home inside the charming Tuscan hilltown of San Giovanni d'Asso. Located near a medieval castle, the villa was built in the 16th century. The property has been carefully renovated, and with eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms there's plenty of room for up to 16 guests. The beauty and old world charm of the original structure of the villa with its exposed beam ceilings and granite and tile floors is a gorgeous backdrop for the comfortable and authentic Tuscan furnishings.

The extensive property is u-shaped with a beautiful courtyard in the centre: Villa San Giovanni is the building with lots of windows, which extends along the length of the garden; the two side buildings are uninhabited (a church to the left/a lemon greenhouse and a former laundry house to the right). The courtyard offers a splendid private pool and breathtaking views of the vast rolling countryside. Flower beds, shrubs, lemon trees in vases and palm trees decorate the formally designed, upper part of the garden; the lower part comprises the lawn with the pool located on a large sun terrace. The garden overlooks the spectacular landscape of the Crete Senesi and faces towards south-east.

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.

About the village and the region

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.

San Giovanni d'Asso is located in the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Siena, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Volterra, Perugia, Viterbo and a wealth of sites and attractions are within easy reach. Montalcino, the classic Tuscan hill town topped by a fortress and famous for its Brunello wine (as well as the less pricey Rosso di Montalcino) is nearby. The famous Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is only 7 km away, and also the Sant' Antimo Abbey, one of the finest Romanesque churches in Tuscany, is within easy daytrip distance.

Places of interestThe property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, 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 a

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477477

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: ($663.99) €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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