- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $143 - $428
- Per week:
- $997 - $2990
1 Full bath
Description from manager
* 1 living room with fireplace
* 1 kitchen with dining table
* 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower) and 1 extra WC
The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. The pool is shared with the other guests of La Chiara.
Fontana, the last apartment to be restored by the owner of La Chiara, is comparable in charm and size to Bersagliere. It is located on the first floor and is reached from the courtyard by an exterior staircase (10 steps). The rooms look out onto the garden, the hills and the woods on one side and the Val d'Orcia and the Monte Amiata on the other. The owner’s aim has as ever been to create a warm and welcoming interior, which affords all the comfort we are accustomed to today. The rooms with beamed ceilings and terracotta flooring are well sized and open onto the most exciting views of the valley, looking out over the garden and the Val d’Orcia on one side and the Mount Amiata on the other. The walls have been washed in a light terracotta glaze, creating a light and friendly atmosphere. The decoration of Fonte is an eclectical mixture of family antiques, furniture made by the local carpenter and modern paintings inspired by the nature surrounding the estate.
In a former medieval fortress
La Chiara was once a medieval fortress and has been 'de-gentrified' over the centuries, becoming one of the main farm buildings on an extensive 900 hectares property.
The 6 holiday apartments for rent are still named after the peasant families who last lived here. The square building surrounds a large, shady courtyard planted with climbing roses, lavender and a deliciously scented lime tree. The arched entrance admits a cool breeze and leads out into the wide landscaped garden with a pool and a tennis court.
The view from here is spectacular and surveys the entire valley, but your eye will finally settle on the dominating Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain. The lower parts of the valley consist of wheatfields and olive groves, woodland covering the upper reaches.
The entire building has been carefully restored. When furnishing the apartments, a lot of subtlety was used to leave the ancient materials, such as the terracotta floor and the beautiful open roof beams intact, but at the same time to fit in a modern equipment.
During the summer months you will be able to have your meals outside. The garden is furnished with tables and chairs for all apartments, each far enough from the other to guarantee each party sufficient privacy. Children are welcome to La Chiara, in fact at the far end of the garden there is a playground with swing, see-saw and slide.
Twice a week, guests can enjoy a communal dinner. The excellent cook prepares homemade pasta, vegetables from the own vegetable garden, game from the local fields and forests and fruit from the own orchard to the most delicious meals. Guests can sit either in the courtyard under the fragrant lime tree or in the communal dining room with fireplace.
This impressive house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away.
The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. Many walks have been signposted over the last years by the local trekking association. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars.
Additional amenities: Coffee maker, Electric kettle, Fireplace in several apartments, Laundry room (with washing machine and dryer along with iron and ironing board), Outdoor area for each unit, Play ground for children, Pool area is gated, Pool: 7 x 15m / shared pool, Private Chef, Stove with oven, Tennis, Tennis (hard court)
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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 ...View manager's full profile
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- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- High Speed Internet
- Parking Included
- Secure parking
- Wi-Fi available
- Stereo system
- Satellite TV
- 1 Full bath
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