Boscaiolo, Ambra

Sleeps 22

A spacious Tuscan villa and pool ideal for large gatherings

Property summary

Sleeps 22

Main house: 7 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, with 9 shower rooms, 5 of which ensuite
Tower annex: 2 double bedrooms, 1 ensuite shower room, 1 ensuite bathroom

Location: Siena and surroundings

This property rents from Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Bar/restaurant in Montebenichi 4 km
  • Shops, bars and restaurants at Ambra, 6 km or Bucine, 15 km
  • Spa in Rapolano Terme 15 km
  • Monte San Savino, 30 km and Valdichiana Outlet shopping 38 km
  • Siena 27 km, Arezzo 39 km
  • Fast train from Montevarchi 25 km. with connections to Florence, Rome and Milan
  • Florence about 1 1/4 hr. by car or by train from Bucine
  • Wineries in Montepulciano, 48 km or Montalcino, 60 km
  • Airports: Florence, 1 1/2 hr, Pisa or Bologna, 2 hrs, Rome Fiumicino 2 1/2 hrs.
  • Accommodation

    The central arched entry leads into a welcoming hall with a traditional vaulted ceiling. Two steps up through a brick-lined arch is the large living room with an open fireplace at one end and comfortable sofas in a central seating area between two wide arches. Three steps lead down to what was originally a porch extension and is now a sunny panoramic dining room with outdoor access and a table for 16. Handy to the dining room is the adjacent kitchen whose double cookers and refrigerators and industrial dishwasher make meal preparation for a large number all the easier. On the gound floor there are four double bedrooms – one with an ensuite shower room directly off the entry hall, two with adjacent or ensuite shower rooms off a short corridor near the stairway to the upper floor, and a final double bedroom three steps down from a shower room entry off the living room. Also on this floor, and with a door to the pool area, is a sitting room with satellite TV which allows guests to get away from the crowd or catch up on the news.

    The upstairs landing opens to a large hall off of which are three doors – one leading directly to a double bedroom with ensuite shower room. The other two doors lead to corridors that each lead to two bedrooms, a double and a twin, In both cases the double bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms, while the twin bedrooms have adjacent shower rooms. From one of these double bedrooms there are stairs leading up to a loft with two single beds. Further accommodation is found in the former haybarn to the left of the main villa. With its entry encircled by a partial wall and an outdoor dining area shaded by a wisteria draped pergola, this is a lovely retreat for a small family unit or those preferring an extra bit of quiet. On its ground floor there is a sitting/ dining room with an open fireplace and table for four, off of which is a galley kitchen complete with washing machine and dryer, and a large double bedroom with ensuite shower room. An open staircase from the living room leads up to a second double bedroom and an ensuite bathroom with a tub and hand-held shower wand.

    The haybarn is but a short stroll to the pool area behind the villa. With a sun-dappled sitting area to one side and a long covered and curtained pergola with a dining table for 16 on the other, this is a spot that will draw guests interested not only in an afternoon lap or two. From here the view is wide, green and rolling, just as a Tuscan landscape should be, and it can only renew the spirits.

    Local area

    While continuing uphill will lead to the small 16th C. village of Montebenichi and a restaurant serving traditional Tuscan fare, there are many reasons to head back down to the valley. Heading north there is nearby Ambra with excellent shops and restaurants or Montevarchi from which one can catch the fast train into the heart of Florence. To the northeast is the medieval walled city of Arezzo, whose Basilica preserves the masterpiece of Piero della Francesco and whose Piazza Grande central square fills with monthly antiquarian fairs and Saracen Jousts. Heading southeast leads to healing spa treatments at Rapolano Terme or, therapy of another sort, the designer shops of the Valdichiana Outlet Village.

    But the Chianti region is practically on Cacciatore’s doorsteps with Castelnuovo Berardenga, Villa a Sesta and San Gusmé all offering stellar restaurants, excellent wineries and stately villas. Not surprisingly, the rural castle of Baron Ricasoli, the creator of the ‘recipe’ of Chianti wine, is also located is this area. It is a region which deserves to be discovered at leisure, with excursions interwoven into sunny days of relaxation and the comfort of one’s own Tuscan villa.


    Arrival groceries
    Available on request for small fee
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Available on request
    Permanent BBQ by the pool
    5 mountain bikes available
    Available on request, for breakfast, lunch or dinner
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Located with the washing machine in the annex kitchen
    DVD player
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Available on request
    Final cleaning included
    Open fireplace in living room
    Guests can fish on estate lake
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Gazebo furnished for outdoor dining and lounging by the pool
    Hair dryer
    Hair dryer in each shower room or bathroom
    Central heating, extra
    Horse riding
    Available at neighboring stables, 3 min.
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Screens on all windows throughout the house
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Mobile phone coverage
    Generally good, dependent on provider
    CD player
    Pets welcome
    Pets welcome with prior notice and owner's acceptance of responsibility
    Pool towels
    Pool towels are provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Nearest in Montebenichi, 4 km
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 5 x 10 m., Depth: 1.7 m. Set in panoramic position with sunbeds, sofas and dining table near built-in BBQ. Open: 1 May - 30 September
    Satellite TV
    Washing machine
    Winery and Wine tasting
    Free wine, oil and honey tasting at nearby winery

    Things to note

  • Please bring a cash deposit of €500 to be handed in upon arrival. This will be returned on departure, minus any costs for damages.
  • While this is already a generous property, when a large family reunion or special event requires even more space, Boscaiolo’s neighboring villa ‘Cacciatore’ provides additional accommodation for 22. Please contact your agent to learn about availability and prices when the villas are taken together.
  • Poolside breakfasts can even be catered at Boscaiolo, as can any other meal.
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