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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
4
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

2 Unknown types

Description from manager

Ground floor:

* 1 living room with fireplace

* 1 kitchen with dining table

First floor:

* 1 double bedroom

* 1 twin bedroom

* 2 bathrooms (one with shower, one with tub)

Outdoors:

* Private walled-in garden (70 m2) with a pergola and table and chairs

* Fenced pool can be reached in 2 minutes by foot and is shared with other tenants

A romantic retreat in the hills

Casa di Piero stands on the small square of the hamlet. The living room opens onto the square on one side and the private garden on the other side.

The walled-in garden of Casa di Piero was designed by the British garden architect Jonathan Radford. It is one of the particularly attractive features of this charming holiday house. Table and chairs have been set out under a pergola for meals outside. Comfort was given a lot of thought. The interior decoration was taken care of by a daughter of the owners, an art historian specialised in gardens. Thanks to her initiative the garden at the back of the house was laid out lately.

The shared saltwater pool lies at less than 200 m from the house. It is reached down a path that runs along the orchard of the estate. The pool area is surrounded by old walls and accessed through a gate (and therefore safe for small children).

The Castle of Vivo d'Orcia lies in the widespread Orcia valley in southern Tuscany, 60 km south-east of Siena, near to Arezzo, Perugia, Orvieto and Assisi and such cultural jewels as Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano, to name but a few. The hamlet lies at an altitude of 900 m above sea level. The particular combination of altitude and Mediteranean climate creates an unusual whealth of flora and fauna. Many wild animals such as deer, wild boar and foxes as well as the most deliscious truffles call the Monte Amiata their home. The castle boasts a long and fascinating history. It has been in the same family since 1534 and since then the property has not changed hands. Up till today the owner spends most of the summer months in residence in the Castello del Vivo.

In the past the hamlet housed the peasants and their families. Today the hamlet is let to friends of the property owner from Florence and Rome, who come down for the weekend. There are four houses available for travellers, three of which are offered here: Casa di Piero, Casa di Giulia and Ambassador. Century old chestnut trees cast their shade in the gardens of the houses, ideal for al fresco meals outdoors.

Additional amenities: Airport distance:Florence 140 km Rome 190 km, CD-stereo with MP 3 player, Dog welcome, Electric filter coffee machine, Electric kettle, Iron and ironing board, Pool area is fenced, Pool: 6 x 10m / shared pool, Private Chef, Private walled-in garden with pergola for outdoor dining, Stove with oven

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477350

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: ($278.69) €250.00
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 2 Unknown types

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