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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 large living and dining room with open plan kitchen

* 2 twin bedrooms

* 2 bathrooms (one with shower, the other with a Jacuzzi style tub)

Outdoors:

* Table and chairs for al fresco dining

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

A romantic retreat in the hills

Ambassador is a charming house standing on its own on the edge of the hamlet, surrounded by a garden and wide stretching views onto open fields and the Monte Amiata in the background.

The entrance over the terrace with pergola and dining table leads straight into the large living room with a large fireplace and open plan kitchen. The room is generously furnished with two large sofas and a dining table. French windows lead onto the terrace to one side and into the garden to the other side of the room. A few steps lead down to the two bedrooms and bathrooms. These rooms can be turned into doubles or twins (please indicate when booking if you don't wish twin bedded rooms, but beds pushed together). Both bedrooms have French windows into the garden.

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: Ambassador, Casa di Giulia and Casa di Piero. 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 MP3 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, Stove with oven, Terrace with dining area

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477387

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: ($278.21) €250.00
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Features

  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 2 Unknown types

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