(x 20 people)
Sleeps 20 | Bedrooms 10 | Bathrooms 10 | Near Montepulciano, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
If one were asked to choose the region of Tuscany producing the best wine and the best food, it could well be here. Add a string of art-filled medieval towns to the mix, a handful of world-renowned thermal spas and an impossibly beautiful landscape, and there you have the setting for the gracious Villa Astori. Newly renovated from top to bottom, the villa sits on a hilltop with a terraced garden unfolding below. A vast sitting room occupies a large part of the ground floor, together with a kitchen designed to please the most discriminating cook. The air conditioned bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, adjoin smaller living areas on the upper floors. A large swimming pool is nestled into the hillside below the house, with tremendous views of rolling farmlands
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Villa Astori is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Villa Astori (x 10 people), Villa Astori (x 12 people), Villa Astori (x 14 people), Villa Astori (x 16 people) and Villa Astori (x 18 people).
Nearest shops at Querce al Pino, 1.5kms/1 mile, Po' Bandino [open on Sunday mornings], 8km/5 miles. Chiusi, 4km/3 miles from the property, is a funny little hilltop village that literally straddles the Tuscan-Umbrian border and boasts an Etruscan museum and a Duomo decorated in faux mosaic. Most villages in this farming area sit on hilltops; among the larger are Cetona, Citta delle Pieve and Montepulciano, all within 20 minutes' drive. Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno and Orvieto, are both less than 30 minutes away. Siena can be reached within 1 hours' drive.
Main house/Ground floor
Spacious sitting room with a fireplace and Internet access point. Large, well-equipped kitchen with a fireplace. Pantry. Dining room. TV room. Ladies’ and gents’ bathrooms with three sinks and two WCs [one for mobility restricted persons]. Ping-pong table.
Internet access point in the hallway. All bedrooms are air conditioned. Double bedroom [US King size] with an ensuite bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath and a glass door leading to a terrace. Double bedroom [US King size] with an ensuite bathroom with shower and a glass door leading to the terrace. Study. Twin bedroom [convertible to double US King size] with ensuite bathroom with shower. Twin bedroom [convertible to double US King size] with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Internet access point in the hallway. All bedrooms are air conditioned.. Double bedroom [US King size] with an ensuite bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath. Double bedroom [US King size] with ensuite bathroom with shower.Twin bedroom [convertible to double US King size] with ensuite bathroom with shower. Twin bedroom [convertible to double US King size] with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Study.
Guest house/Ground floor
Living room. Kitchenette. Two air conditioned double bedrooms [US King size]. Two bathrooms.
A very nicely maintained terraced garden with a rockery, clipped hedges and tall cypresses clustered around the villa. A pretty outdoor dining area is tucked under the trees to one side. The elegant gated swimming pool, 7 x 14m/23 x 46 feet, is set one terrace lower than the villa, about 30m/100 feet away and down a flight of steps with Internet access point.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very kind offsite caretaker, who speaks a little English. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Three dishwashers [two in the main house and one in the guest house]. Microwave. Barbeque. Ice maker. Washing machine. Flat screen satellite TV [No Sky channels] with DVD. Two bedrooms with flat screen TV. iPod docking station. CD player. Air-conditioning in all bedrooms Central heating. Three working fireplaces. Fixed telephone line. ADSL wireless internet [computer not provided]. Ping-pong table.
Airports: Florence, 1 hour 20 minutes; Rome and Pisa, under 2 hours. Railway station and motorway exit at Chiusi, less than 10 minutes along paved roads to the property’s gated white drive. Parking for eight cars.
Tennis at Cetona, 20 minutes. Two 9 hole golf courses, 35 minutes. Several thermal spas in the area, including Chianciano Terme and Sarteano. Scooter and bicycle hire, 1km/600 meters.
Iron and ironing board, hairdryer in each bathroom, 2 Toasters, Filter coffee maker, Cappuccino and coffee maker.
The elegant gated swimming pool, 7 x 14m/23 x 46 feet, has a depth of 1.50-2.50m/5-8 feet and a ladder for entry/exit with Internet access point.
Amenities for children
Four cots/cribs and three highchairs.