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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Apartment
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

2 Unknown types

Description from manager

First floor:

1 living room with fireplace

1 kitchen with dining table

2 double bedrooms

1 twin bedroom

2 bathrooms (one with shower, one with tub)

2 walk-in cupboards

Garden:

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.

This apartment is ideal for a family or group of friends. The windows of the living room look out over an extensive paddock and the Amiata Mountain in the background. In spring 2003 the kitchen was tastefully renewed and given marble table tops and light terracotta walls. In the garden, a table with chairs invites for all fresco meals.

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 the 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 from the houses you can rent at the property.

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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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477348

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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Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Toaster

Bathrooms

  • 2 Unknown types

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