Cerreto for 12, Orgia

Sleeps 12

Villa for 12 | Private Pool | Views of Sienese Hills

Property summary

Sleeps 12

Main house: 1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 3 twin bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, one of which ensuite. Two guest cottages, 1 with double bedroom and ensuite shower room, 1 with twin beds on mezzanine level and ensuite shower room.

Location: South of Siena

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Simple shop/restaurant in Orgia 10 km

  • Shops, banks, restaurants at Rosia and San Rocco a Pilli 15 mins

  • Excellent walking and riding country

  • River swimming and an 18-hole golf course nearby

  • Siena 25 mins, Florence 90 kms
  • Traveling throughout Tuscany, one often wonders where an unpaved road might take them. One such road, below the Montagnola village of Orgia outside Siena, is well worth following, for shaded by a long arcade of generous trees, it passes fertile plains, only to climb gently into the woods and arrive at a house in a glade that has been standing for centuries. The house, with its stone barn and nearby oven house, is surrounded in a loose embrace of holm oak, pines, cork trees and corbezzolo, yet is positioned to enjoy views of the valley below and the many horizons that lead to Mt. Amiata. An excellent place for family reunions and visitors of all ages, Cerreto abounds in places of quiet retreat and joyous get-togethers.

    Accommodation

    The approach drive ends at the top of the property, with easy access to the upper storey of the main house. Entrance to the house is through a wide covered portico into a pleasant study, off of which are wide hallways leading to the bedrooms. At each end of the hallway are ensuite bedrooms - to the right a large double bedroom with a bathroom, to the left a twin bedroom with ensuite shower room and access to an upper furnished terrace. Also on this floor are two other twin bedrooms, which share a shower room across the hall. A staircase leads down to a hallway off of which is a bright dining room with seating for 12 and French doors to a terrace and an additional covered dining area for al fresco meals. Also on the ground floor is a large whimsically painted eat-in kitchen whose large larder has a washing machine. A door from the kitchen leads to a side terrace near the barbecue and strategically placed herbs for the chef. At the other end of the hallway, a large sitting room, with French doors out to the side garden, has sofas in front of a fireplace, as well as areas set aside for those who would watch the news or set up a game of cards.

    Two guest cottages close to the house offer additional accommodation - in the oven house, whose wood-fired oven still works wonders in the hands of a knowledgeable pizzaiolo, there is a large double bedroom with a charming painted bedstead and an ensuite shower room, while in the small barn there is a cosy sitting room with sofas, an upright piano, a large cupboard which hides a compact kitchen, a shower room and a wide gallery with twin beds.

    Local area

    In the well-tended grounds of Cerreto there is shade offered by trees that have known the passage of centuries and open sunny lawns where one can work on a souvenir tan. The pool is set in the slope of the land and has wooden decking furnished with sunbeds and umbrellas. Nearby, a grove of born-again olive trees illustrates the power of husbandry and scents of lavender, rosemary and broom fill the air. Your hosts, who have been involved in the agriculture of this region for generations, are charming and near enough to be an excellent resource. Whether visiting the small villages nestled in the Montagnola hills, heading to Siena, the medieval gem less than half an hour away, or discovering why the Tuscan coastline deserves its glowing and growing reputation, guests at Cerreto will have a wonderful base for a memorable holiday.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian style coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Portable fans available on request
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    In living room, with wood available
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished pergola and roof terrace
    Golf course
    18 hole golf course nearby
    Hair dryer
    Heating
    Central heating (Extra)
    Horse riding
    Nearby
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Screens on all windows and doors
    Internet access
    WiFi that reaches throughout the property - main house, guest cottages and down by pool
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Microwave
    Mid-week cleaning
    Cleaning once a week included
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good coverage
    Music
    CD Player
    Oven
    Pizza oven
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Restaurant nearby
    In Orgia, 10 km.
    Sports facilities on site
    Ping pong table on site
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 4.5 x 9 m., Depth: 120 cm., fenced, partially above ground with wooden deck on one side.
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Toaster
    Washing machine
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