(x 18 People)
Sleeps 18 | Bedrooms 9 | Bathrooms 10 | Near Siena, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Tennis court | Air conditioning | Maid included |
Villa Giunchetto is a magnificent luxurious property sitting on a small hill overlooking the glorious rolling Tuscan countryside with stunning views of Siena. This converted 13th Century monastery with inner courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining, has been tastefully restored to maintain its original charm and peacefulness, to which has been added modern facilities including beautifully appointed bathrooms and with air conditioning in all the suites. This airy property is sumptuously furnished with attention to all the details right down to bed linens and Hästens mattresses, the furnishings and fittings complement the property providing you with high quality comforts. This majestic property is simply stunning whilst maintaining its place as an oasis of peace and tranquillity for your relaxation.
The Villa is located in the middle of a private estate and has a glorious landscaped garden. If you want to do a bit more then walk down to the private pool where you can swim a few laps or just lie in the shade and soak up the surroundings there is a full size tennis court and 5 a side football pitch to round off the action, add to this bowling, pool table, a gym with a ping-pong table, sauna [optional massages available] and you have something for everyone. The lower ground floor boasts a cantina ideal for wine tasting. There are gentle walks through the wooded estate surrounding the house. The very helpful onsite caretakers live in another property on the estate. This glorious home is located close to village of Ville di Corsano, a stones throw south west of Siena, a mere 15 minutes away should you require a sojourn into this masterpiece of medieval architecture. The location of the villa is ideal for day trips throughout Tuscany, San Gimignano, Florence, Volterra, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, the Chianti area, the Val d'Orcia and the Maremma are all within striking distance.
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Villa Giunchetto is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Villa Giunchetto (x 14 people).
At the heart of the famous Crete Senese, about 25 minutes south of Siena. Shops and a restaurant are at Ville di Corsano, 3 km/2 miles. It's a 20-minute drive southwards to Murlo, where a great little museum displays the worldly goods of an Etruscan family who lived here 2500 years ago. Buonconvento, 35 minutes, has a lovely "centro storico", and 14km/9 miles further along is Montalcino, a classic Tuscan hill town.
Main house/Ground floor
Large living room with pool table and fireplace. Sitting room leading out to the courtyard with out door seating area. Dining room. Large well equipped kitchen with fireplace and wood oven. Laundry room. The lower ground floor leads to the cantina with a selection of wines.
Living room. Air-conditioned master suite with double bed, fireplace and piano. Large ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. Air-conditioned suite with double bed and fireplace. Ensuite bathroom with shower and bath. Air-conditioned suite with double bed. Ensuite bathroom with shower and steam room. Two air-conditioned suites with double beds. Bathroom with shower and bath. Two air-conditioned suites with double beds. Bathroom with shower and bath.
Guest house/Lower ground floor
Large gym. Sauna. Ping-pong table. Bathroom with shower.
Living/dining room with fireplace leading out to a paved terrace for al fresco meals. Kitchen. Two large air-conditioned bedrooms, with access to the garden, each with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Open plan living/sitting area with summer kitchen. Bathroom with shower. Fixed barbeque.
The landscaped garden leads down to the private swimming pool, 15 x 7.50 m/48 x 24 feet, and pool house. The extensive estate homes to olive groves, vineyards and walking trails through woodland.
Assistance is provided by the very helpful non-English speaking onsite caretaker, the offsite manager speaks English and is readily available to assist as required. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Two dishwashers. Fixed gas barbeque. Two washing machines. Spin dryer. Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD/video. CD player. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Central heating. Ping-pong table. Mosquito nets on all windows. Wood oven. Six working fireplaces. Fax. Wireless ADSL internet access [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence, 98km/61 miles; Pisa, 187km/116 miles. Railway and bus station; Siena 15km/9 miles. Motorway exit at Siena, 17km/11 miles from the property along paved roads to the property’s white drive, 1.5km/1 mile then paved 500 meters/yards.. Parking for four cars.
Tennis court and 5-aside football pitch onsite. Golf course La Bagnaia about 6km/5 miles. Horseback riding, 4km/3 miles. This is a wonderful area for walking and biking. A selection of biking itineraries in the area is available online at www.terresienainbici.it/index_eng.asp (in English).
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Food slicer. Iron and ironing board. Four hair dryers.
The private pool, 15 x 7.50 m/48 x 24 feet, has a depth of 0.5m-3m/1.6-10 feet steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
2 cots/cribs and 1 highchair.