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Overview

Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
5
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Apartment
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
No

5 Full baths

Description from manager

Owner's description:

The true understated elegance of TuscanyThis exclusive castle, owned by one of the oldest families of Italy, lies fourteen kilometres west of Siena. It is within easy reach of such cultural gems as Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra and the Chianti area. Lucca, Pisa and Arezzo are about one and a half hours by car and Perugia, Orvieto and Assisi are equally easy day trips.

The estate has the quality that dreams are made of. A castle with turrets surrounded by a formal garden, a Renaissance chapel and a beautifully converted conservatory - the this property - look accross the valley towards the skyline of Siena, surrounded by 250 hectares of private land.

This Castello is one of Italy's best kept secrets as it is not open to the public, but those fortunate enough to go there are invariably awed by the sheer elegance of its interiors and the mystique that surrounds the place which has not surprisingly been featured in a number of books and publications on the beauties of Tuscany.

The true beauty of the estate lies in its silence and the spectacular view over the surrounding countryside, at a stone's throw from the magical city of Siena, a landscape that has not changed for centuries...

The former this property, so called because it was a conservatory where lemon trees in terracotta vases were kept in winter, has been restored and furnished with an exquisite sense of harmony, space and comfort.

The ground floor consists of a spacious sitting room with French windows, a dining room that sits twelve, a comfortable country kitchen flooded with sunshine where guests like to have breakfast, and a single bedroom with bathroom (with shower). Glass doors lead from the living room and the kitchen onto a charming terraced garden with a pergola for outdoor meals, a large pool and spectacular views towards the skyline of Siena. Old fashioned musk roses, rosemary bushes, cyandrus, yellow broom and blue tinged sage fill the air with their fragrances on the this property's landscaped grounds.

The first floor has two double bedrooms with adjoining dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms (with bathtub), two twin-bedded rooms, a single bedroom, two complete bathrooms (one whith bathtub, the other with shower) and an extra WC.

Comfortable furniture, the muted colored walls, the comfortable furniture, all blend harmoniously with the well-proportioned architectural features of the house. The house has first class equipment, up market cutlery, crockery and glassware, embroidered bath towels and luxurious bed linens.

The pool and the tennis court are for the exclusive use of guests. The pool lies in a terraced area with a magnificent view, surrounded by irrigated lawns. 

The this property house is the building behind the pool (see photo gallery, house outlined in red). When this property is rented, the owners of Castle will not be in residence, which means that you will have sole use of the magnificent grounds.

Amenities

HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES

Pool: 7 x 14m 

Pool is fenced

Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Under floor heating

Internet WIFI connection

Ipod dock station

Telephone

CD-stereo

Satellite TV

DVD player (European DVD collection)

Dishwasher 

Large fridge and large freezer 

Espresso machine

Microwave oven

Hot water boiler

Toaster

Blender

Mixer

Iron and ironing board

Washing machine

Two hair dryers

Safe in two bedrooms

Landscaped garden

Pergola for al fresco dining

Access to the tennis court of the premises

Parking for two or three cars with automatic illumination

Staff included: a caretaker couple lives in a separate apartment on the estate.

SERVICE ON REQUEST

Extra domestic help 

First dinner

Simple meals

Chef cook

First shopping

Cooking classes

In house massage

Guided tour of Siena

Guided tours in the area

Tennis coach

Swimming lessons and personal trainer

Bicycle rental

Wine tasting in the nearby Chianti region

Access to the park and garden

Good SPA and a lovely golf course (La Bagnaia) at no more than 30 minutes drive

A list of nearby restaurants 

Chauffeur driven car to collect you at the airport and reaccompany you upon departures, as well as a rented car to await you at this property

We can also help organize weddings and receptions for up to 150 people in the park and in the renovated Granary next door to the Limonaia.

Touring ideas

Sovicille 5 km

Siena 17 km

Monteriggioni 18 km

San Gimignano 30 km

Castellina in Chianti 30 km

Buonconvento 35 km

Rapolano Terme Hot spas 37 km

Volterra 47 km

Montalcino 50 km

Pienza 63 km

Florence 65 km

Arezzo 80 km

Grosseto (coast) 80 km

Pisa 120 km

Porto Ercole 125 km

Lucca 140 km

Rome 250 km

Activities

The sleepy hill-top village of Sovicille is just a ten minute drive from the house. At the centre of the charming main square is a fountain and there are just three tables in front of the bar which doubles as the village food store, a perfect spot for the morning cappuccino before you venture ou

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10490577

Manager profile

Travelopo
Years listed:
1

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish

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Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
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.
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed
    Bedroom 6: Full bed

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 5 Full baths

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