Colomba, Trequanda, Siena

Sleeps 9

Elegant Tuscan Villa | Private Pool | Near Trequanda, Tuscany

Property summary

Sleeps 9

3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom + 3 ensuite shower rooms, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 1 extra WC, 1 external shower room.

Location: Val d'Orcia and Amiata

High season rentals run Saturday to Saturday; Mid and Low season can begin on any day

Surrounding Region

  • Nearest restaurant 2.5 km, others in Trequanda 10 km.
  • Supermarkets, trains and all services in Asciano and Sinalunga, 11 km.
  • Spa, hot springs and tennis courts in Rapolano Terme 13 km.
  • Pecorino cheese in Pienza 26 km, white truffles in S. Giovanni d'Asso 21 km.
  • Wineries in Montepulciano 26 km. and Montalcino 38 km.
  • Siena, Arezzo and Lake Trasimeno 3/4 hr., Chianti villages 1 hr.
  • Airports: Florence airport 1 1/2 hr, Pisa 2 hrs., Rome 2 1/1 hrs
  • Situated in the gentle, rolling hills of Tuscany known for their wine, cheese, truffles and bubbling hot springs, this large stone farmhouse has been restored with generosity and is a delightful setting for a family holiday or a gathering of friends. Making the most of its architectural features – wide arched entries, vaulted ceilings and traditional materials, its owners have preserved spacious interiors but ensured modern comforts.

    Accommodation

    A short drive leads up from the gate to this spacious fenced property and through a jasmine arch guests access the central patio, furnished for outdoor dining and framed by L-shaped wings of the house. In addition to two doors in the inner corner, wide arches fitted with French doors on either wing face the patio and bring light into their respective living areas. On one side a sitting area with sofas and an attractive barrel ceiling, off of which are two bedrooms, a single with French doors to the garden and an adjoining shower room and a double with an ensuite shower room and a small garden terrace. The doors on the other wing lead into a dining room with a table and benches for 10 and a kitchen unit with handy sink, dishwasher, microwave and espresso maker.

    Both wings meet, as Tuscan houses usually do, in the heart of the house, the kitchen. Though framed with mighty beams overhead and beautifully worn terracotta underfoot, everything else about the kitchen is gleaming surfaces and modern appliances. Stools tucked under a marble-topped counter provide the ideal spot for cook’s helpers, those first down for breakfast or guests taking part in an on-site cooking class. A door from the kitchen leads conveniently out to the back garden pergola furnished for meals al fresco.

    Additional bedrooms are located on the upper floors and all accessible from the large living room where sofas and a comfortable chaise longue are placed for enjoying satellite TV or the open fireplace in the corner. Doors off the living area lead to two ensuite double bedrooms, one with a shower room, the other with a bathroom with tub and separate shower. A stairway from the living room leads up to a twin bedroom under the eaves that has a wonderful view.

    Several summer hours are likely to be spent in the well-kept grounds behind the house for here, overlooking the swimming pool and silvery olive trees, are a sun sail-shaded deck with lounge furniture and a wisteria-draped pergola with a long table and benches facing a panorama of wooded hills and distant fields. Also at the back, adjacent to the laundry room, is a changing room with shower/WC, handy for swimmers and those bronzing poolside.

    Local area

    As the view from the back garden assures, this area of Tuscany is among some of the most unspoilt and iconic, with rolling woodlands and well-ordered vineyards and olive groves. But it is also holds many treasures and reasons to venture out. Closest among them are the beautiful Romanesque church in Trequanda and the Museum of Terracotta in Petroio, but the famed truffles of San Giovanni d’Asso merits a museum open Friday to Sunday and the beautiful clay hills from Asciano to Siena, known as the Crete Senese, are some of the most photographed in Tuscany. In less than half an hour there are hot springs and full-service spas in Rapolano Terme and a lively open-air market in Sinalunga on Tuesday morning.

    In the beautiful Val d’Orcia Pope Pius II chose Pienza as the site for his ideal Renaissance city, a choice seconded by UNESCO when it named the town a World Heritage site. The fact that it is also a chief producer of delicious pecorino cheese and provides a variety of restaurants in which to sample it is all the more reason to stop by. What is cheese without wine? Happily, both Montalcino’s famed Brunello and Montepulciano’s highly regarded Vino Nobile are both an easy drive away in charming hill towns of sweeping views and striking architecture. In less than an hour are Siena, the medieval gem with one of the most beautiful piazzas in Italy, used on July 2nd and August 16th as a race track for the celebrated ‘Palio’, and Arezzo, whose monthly antiquarian fairs and June and September Saracen Jousts enliven the summer. An easy day trip could also include Italy’s 4th largest lake, Lago Trasimeno, whose fresh-water fish, sailing and charming islands provide a relaxed change of pace. In the end, of course, a great variety of things to do requires a great spot from which to contemplate them; in this Colomba excels.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Babysitting
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Portable BBQ
    Catering
    Available on request, for minimum of 5 people
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    Dryer
    In pool-side laundry room
    DVD player
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Bedroom portable fans
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    In upper sitting room
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished patios, pergola and shaded deck
    Hair dryer
    2 hairdryers available
    Heated swimming pool
    Heating for pool (extra)
    Heating
    Central heating - Included
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Screens in bedrooms and plug-in devices available
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Laundry service
    Available on request
    Microwave
    Mid-week cleaning
    2-3 hours mid-week cleaning included, room make-up and light cleaning
    Mobile phone coverage
    Mobile phone reception OK outside
    Music
    Stereo system and docking station
    Oven
    Pets welcome
    Pets permitted with prior request
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Nearest in 2 km, and several others in 10 minutes
    Suitable for disabled visitors
    Limited disability access, with ground floor bedrooms and ensuite shower rooms
    Swimming pool
    Dimensions: 4 x 9 m; Depth: 1.50 m. Pool has steps into the shallow end and sun loungers around pool and sofa on deck overlooking the pool. Pool can be heated (extra)
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Nearby - In Asciano, 11 km. and Rapolano Terme, 13 km.
    Toaster
    Washing machine
    In pool-side laundry room

    Things to note

  • While the pool can be heated on request, the heating will be charged from the point at which the boiler is turned on, even if this is prior to your stay. It is recommended that you wait until arrival before deciding whether you need it. It is often not necessary and the cost can run from €50 to €90/day depending on the weather.
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