Cuculo, Monte San Savino

Sleeps 8

Spacious Tuscan farmhouse for 8 with pool and A/C | South of Siena

Property summary

Sleeps 8

3 double bedroms with ensuite shower rooms and 1 triple bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

Location: Arezzo and Cortona

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Restaurant and bar in Palazzuolo 2.5 km
  • Castello di Gargonza 4 km, Monte San Savino 10 km.
  • Rapolano Terme spa 15 km, Siena 33 km, Arezzo 35 km.
  • Cortona & Montepulciano 45 min., Florence 75 km.
  • Florence airport 1 hr 20 min., Pisa airport 2 hrs.
  • Bike rentals in 10 km, horse stables in 15 km.
  • With large ensuite bedrooms, dining options inside and out, and a pool surrounded with greenery, this house is an ideal option for a family holiday; once you approach the golden brown tones of its strong facade, you will have the feeling of coming home. Recognizing what an ample space they had to work with, the present owners have been respectful and retained the generous proportions that make this house ideal for a family reunion or a holiday base for a group of friends. Set away from the main road up a long track, this large L-shaped building and its gracious courtyard is a generous and private home from home.

    Accommodation

    With the ground floor originally dedicated to animals, the farmer would have taken the external staircase up to the first floor; modern visitors, however, will likely slip into the ground floor through the front door or any of those off the courtyard. Wide brick arches replace doors and create a wonderful open layout that leads from a spacious entry hall to a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace, on to a dining room with room for all and then to a roomy country kitchen whose marble topped table and kitchen fireplace make it the ideal place for creating Tuscany-inspired meals. Also on the ground floor, allowing attractive accommodation for those preferring greater privacy and fewer stairs, is a large double bedroom with ensuite shower room. The staircase from the entryway leads up to a sitting room with large sofas, a fireplace and a telescope awaiting the night skies. Short hallways off either side of the sitting room lead to two double bedrooms, each with an ensuite shower room, while at the end of a longer corridor is a twin or double bedroom with an extra single bed and an ensuite bathroom, perfect for a children's slumber party.

    With three doors leading directly to the furnished courtyard, this becomes another popular living area. Tables and chairs, a generous umbrella and a nearby barbecue mean it becomes ideal for meals al fresco. A break in the encircling courtyard wall leads to a pathway to the pool, where a cabana, sunbeds and umbrellas surround the refreshing magnet for guests of all ages.

    Local area

    Though a local cook can easily be arranged to provide meals for guests at Cuculo, a short distance along the main road is a charming bar/restaurant that could serve as a holiday 'local'. Nearby, antique-hunters may delight in their finds from the medieval towns of Monte San Savino and Arezzo, and those wishing to accentuate their restorative holiday can seek out the spa benefits of Rapolano Terme. Cortona, of 'Under the Tuscan Sun' fame, Siena and its unique shell-shaped piazza and Montepulciano and the 'nobile' wine that shares its name are all within easy driving distance and filled with meandering streets and joyful discoveries. And as the land itself is also worth exploration, horse trekking and mountain biking is available to let you travel the slow lane and still be back in your courtyard by the time the pasta is ready to go in the pot.

    Features

    Air conditioning
    In bedrooms.
    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Portable BBQ in courtyard
    Bicycles
    Bike rentals from Monte San Savino
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    Italian coffee maker
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra beds
    1 single bed available in the triple bedroom
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Portable fans available on request
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    In living rooms and kitchen, with some wood provided
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished courtyard and poolside terrace
    Hair dryer
    Heating
    Central heating (Extra)
    Internet access
    Rechargeable internet key available
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Microwave
    Available on request
    Mobile phone coverage
    Fair, i.e., better in some parts of the property than others (outside better than in)
    Music
    Radio/ CD player
    Oven
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Restaurant nearby
    “La Scuderia” in Palazzuolo (2.5 km)
    Sauna and Spa facilities
    In Rapolano Terme, 15 km.
    Suitable for disabled visitors
    Partial suitability - The ground floor bedroom has easy access to living room & courtyard, but the shower room is too small for wheelchairs & not EU standard
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 12 x 6 m., Depth 1.20-1.80 m pool has walk-in steps at shallow end. Sun loungers, sun chairs and umbrellas at the pool. Pool closes at the end of September.
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Nearby, 2 courts in Rapolano Terme 15 km
    Toaster
    Washing machine

    Things to note

  • As the 1.5 km relatively flat approach drive is not paved but over a newly repaired rock and gravel road, it's best to forego the low-slung rental sport car option in favour of something with higher clearance and enjoy life in the slow lane.
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    Reviews

    L.T. from UK
    Date of stay: 01 September 2018

    We really enjoyed or stay in Villa Cuculo, a most attractive and interesting villa set in spectacular landscape. The accommodation suited us perfectly with four bedrooms all ensuite and the open plan living, dining and kitchen area was large and ideal for us to enjoy, dining by candlelight each evening. We also enjoyed very much the pool and surrounding poolside amenities.
    We visited Sienna, Arezzo and market day in Monte San Savino and enjoyed a birthday lunch for my daughter in a great restaurant in Gargonza when visiting the spectacular medieval Castello di Gargonza. We hired two cars which worked well for six adults, allowing us to travel comfortably and worked well.
    I would certainly recommend Villa Cuculo and congratulate the owners for a great interior and most suitable and attractive accommodation.
    Yours Sincerely and thanks for all your assistance in making our holiday a success.

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