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5 bedroom Villa with Pool, Air Con and WiFi - 5721026

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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
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Owner's description: Comfortable country house in the lush Chiana valleythis property, now a charming country house, used to be a small farm with 3 separate buildings. A Tuscan farmer's family lived there until the early '70s. The ground floor of the main house was used for storage while cattle were tethered in the vaulted room. The family would live on the second floor and the central room with the big chimneypiece used to be the kitchen.  The other tall building - we call it the dependance - was used for drying tobacco, a major crop in the region (a typical Italian cigar is called 'toscano'), and the small elongated building behind, now the pool house, used to be a pigsty. The house was renovated and transformed into a comfortable country house with modern facilities that could be liv...Owner's description: Comfortable country house in the lush Chiana valleythis property, now a charming country house, used to be a small farm with 3 separate buildings. A Tuscan farmer's family lived there until the early '70s. The ground floor of the main house was used for storage while cattle were tethered in the vaulted room. The family would live on the second floor and the central room with the big chimneypiece used to be the kitchen.  The other tall building - we call it the dependance - was used for drying tobacco, a major crop in the region (a typical Italian cigar is called 'toscano'), and the small elongated building behind, now the pool house, used to be a pigsty. The house was renovated and transformed into a comfortable country house with modern facilities that could be lived in all year round. The ground floor is light and spacious with many doors opening onto the garden. A remarkable massive stone table under a pergola of vine is the perfect spot for al fresco dining. The living room with fireplace on the upper floor used to be the farm's kitchen. A door leads to the original outdoor stairs which have been kept even though indoor stairs were added. The house was given a special flair by mixing and matching traditional rustic furniture from Brasil, Mexico and India. The house comfortably sleeps 9 plus a further person on the sofabed in the dependance. The house can be rented without the dependance at a reduced rate for a maximum of 7 guests. The this property estate lies in the lush and ample Chiana valley which runs south of Florence from Arezzo to Orvieto. The valley is above all renowned for its wine, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and the succulent T-bone steaks from the wide-horned white Chianina cattle. This area between Montepulciano and Cortona was described by Frances Mayes in her bestseller 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. Her beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house, and, always, the pleasures of food encaptures the delights of a Tuscan holiday. Mayes often portrays life in Cortona as timeless, and this sense of serendipity is only one of the reasons to come to this region. this property belonged to a family from Montepulciano since the beginning of the 1800`s. From this family of historic wine makers from Montepulciano the property passed down some 40 years ago to the present owners, a family from Florence. The estate extends over 100 hectares of which 20 are planted with vines. The vineyards are spread over the hills at 300 meters above sea level, one of the best wine-growing areas of Montepulciano. Fields and woodland form a picturesque patchwork over the rest of the estate surrounding the farmhouse which can be rented by the week. Guests Reviews Our Guests Reviews Perfect week Left on Aug 6, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013 We rented the villa with some friends. Everything was perfectly organized - communication upfront, the welcome on site as well as the daily maintenance. The house is cozy, kitchen well equipped, the premises in great shape. Lots of space to chill. Anna, the housekeeper cooked for us one night - which was great! What could be better: Wifi coverage throughout the house/garden (thick walls are a problem), comfort of the beds (too hard for our taste). Check Out time 10am is a bit challenging ;-) Amenities HoLIDAY HOME AMENITIES Pool: 5 x 11m Artificial waves at the deep pool end Air conditioning in the bedrooms Internet WIFI connection Fireplace TV (regional channels) DVD player CD-stereo Dishwasher Washing machine Large fridge with freezer Stove with oven Filter coffee machine Toaster Portable fans in all bedrooms Screens on all bedroom windows Iron and ironing board Hair dryer Barbecue grill Terrace with pergola for outdoor dining Garden Outdoor shower Pool house with changing room Covered well-lit parking area Amenities HoLIDAY HOME AMENITIES Pool: 5 x 11m Artificial waves at the deep pool end Air conditioning in the bedrooms Internet WIFI connection Fireplace TV (regional channels) DVD player CD-stereo Dishwasher Washing machine Large fridge with freezer Stove with oven Filter coffee machine Toaster Portable fans in all bedrooms Screens on all bedroom windows Iron and ironing board Hair dryer Barbecue grill Terrace with pergola for outdoor dining Garden Outdoor shower Pool house with changing room Covered well-lit parking area Touring ideas Montpulciano 7 km Pienza 20 km Chiusi 20 km Cortona 25 km Cetona 30 km San Casciano dei Bagni spa 35 km Citta della Pieve 35 km Arezzo 50 km Siena 60 km Perugia 60 km Orvieto 65 km Florence 115 km Pisa 190 km Rome 185 km Activities Wine: A spectacular new winery was built in 2013 and in 2015 the estate converted to organic farming. The favorable microclimate, the exposure of the vineyards, and the clay and limestone soil combine to produce a full-bodied yet supple and elegant wine. In 2016 their Riserva was awardedMore
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Languages spoken:Norwegian, German, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Hungarian, Spanish, Czech, Dutch
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Listed Since:November 2017
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Kid Friendly: Yes
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Suitable For Children Under 5
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Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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