Leccio, Chiusdino

Sleeps 3

A spacious apartment with private patio on a hilltop Tuscan farmstead

Property summary

Sleeps 3

1 double bedroom, 1 bunk-bed room, 1 single sofa bed and 1 shower room

Location: South of Siena

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Restaurant and Sunday a.m. grocery in Ciciano, 4 km, Chiusdino, 6 km
  • Historic Abbey and concert venue at San Galgano, 8 km
  • Pizzeria, tennis court, horseback riding at Montieri, 9 km
  • Restaurants and festivals in Massa Marittima, 22 ams & Radicondoli, 27 km
  • Seaside and train connections at Follonica, 41 kms
  • Medieval cities of Siena, 50 km, San Gimignano 60 km
  • Piombino Port for island of Elba (66 km/ 1 hr)
  • Airports: Pisa 1 3/4 hr, Florence 1 1/2 hr, Rome 2 1/2 hr
  • Between Siena and the sea there are tree-clad hills rich in history, minerals and all the edible bounty the woods have to offer. No surprise then that in the northwest corner of Tuscany's 'Maremma', a region newly appreciated for its unspoiled beauty and crystalline coasts, the young owners of a centuries old farmhouse have prepared space to welcome their guests. Visitors are invited to share in the produce of the organic garden and try the golden olive oil of nearby trees. And if asked, Lucia may well share a secret or two that good Tuscan cooks are raised with. While this is not a place of golden-tapped baths and satellite TVs, it is an invitation to savour the land and the Tuscan way of life. Your hosts will help you arrange for bikes or horse-trekking to discover the environs at a slower pace and, depending on the season, guide you in the harvest of mushrooms, chestnuts or wild asparagus. And in nearby villages perched on their hilltops there are weekly markets and coffee shops and summer festivals in wide piazzas - all reasons to make this hilltop your home.

    Accommodation

    Enjoying its quieter position at the ground floor back corner of the farmhouse, Leccio is reached via a curtained glass door off the stone walkway at the back of the house. One enters directly into the main room of the house, the best furnished of the farm kitchens. In addition to the dishwasher, there is a second wood-fired oven as well as all the features needed to provide delicious family dinners. Off the main room is a small bedroom with bunk beds, perfect for the younger guests and, in a small alcove, a sofa that invites one to settle down with a travel guide and plan for the coming day. At the back of the apartment is an attractive shower room with hydro-massage shower and a double bedroom whose wooden door leads into a spacious wardrobe. The private outdoor area for guests in this apartment is just across the walkway on a terracotta patio furnished with sunbeds, umbrella and table and chairs.

    Local area

    While at first glance it may seem that the woods go on forever, the property is not far from the quintessential spots one has come in search of. Bocccheggiano, seen on an opposite hillside, thrived for its silver and copper mines for over six centuries; yet today people make its way to the town for a much praised restaurant and for the 'Garden of Sounds' sculpture garden which gives wind a voice. Other sounds are found just down the road at the historic Abbey of San Galgano; this Gothic church is now roofless but nonetheless a marvellous venue for concerts throughout the summer and stands near the frescoed rotonda tomb of the saint who had planted a sword in a stone to mark the end of his association with warfare. Less than a half hour away is the beautiful medieval city of Massa Marittima, where opera is performed in the cathedral square and people flock to see the 13th c. fresco of the Fertility Tree. The beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast near Follonica can be reached in under an hour and only slightly more and you could catch the ferry for a day's trip to the island of Elba. Heading in the other direction brings you to the heart of Tuscany in the ancient city of Siena and its famed shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. And at the end of the day out, how pleasing to return to a hilltop home and relax, recharge and simply think back on the day.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Portable BBQ available
    Bicycles
    Mountain bikes for hire
    Catering
    Sometimes available on request
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian coffee makers
    Dishwasher
    Event organizing
    Excursions and activities available
    Extra beds
    Single sofa bed included
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Portable fans available on request
    Final cleaning included
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished gardens and terraces
    Hair dryer
    In the shower room
    Heating
    Central heating provided by wood-burning stove, firewood included
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Screens on all windows
    Internet access
    WiFi available in and around the Estate reception hall
    Iron and Ironing board
    Available on request
    Kettle
    Electric kettle
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good for TIM & Vodafone networks
    Oven
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Bistro in Ciciano, 4 km and pizzeria in Montieri, 9 km
    Sports facilities on site
    Archery
    Suitable for disabled visitors
    Limited - Ground floor apartment for easy access, but shower room is not EU standard
    Swimming pool
    Shared pool - Dim: 8 x 20 m., Depth .1.40–3 m. Pool has circular steps in a corner of the shallow end. Patio at one end for sun loungers. Infinity edge and very panoramic position
    Tennis court
    In Montieri, 9 km.
    Toaster
    Washing machine
    In shared laundry room
    Leccio's main room includes a well-furnished kitchen with a dining table and nearby sofa.
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