Massimo, Rosia, Siena

Sleeps 4

A former dovecote, now a house with generous gardens

Property summary

Sleeps 4

1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room.

Location: Siena and surroundings

This property rents from Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Simple shop/restaurant in Orgia 2 km

  • Shops, bars and restaurants in Rosia, 5 kms away

  • Excellent walking and riding country

  • River swimming and an 18-hole golf course nearby

  • Siena 15 kms, Florence airport 80 kms or 1 1/2 hrs., Pisa airport 2 hours
  • In an earlier life Massimo was a Vinsanteria, a drying barn for the white grapes which produce Italy's famous dessert wine Vin Santo. Sitting as it does at the far edge of activity in the Estate's central piazza, this house has greater peace and privacy and from all windows looks out to woodland views.

    Situated in exceptionally picturesque countryside, Montestigliano has all the characteristics of the classic Tuscan Great Estate: avenues of cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and neat, cultivated fields. The estate buildings form a small complex with some farmhouses, the villa and agricultural buildings in a beautiful position on top of a hill, with extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Wide, sandy floored cypress lined avenues traverse the forested hills of the estate, often terminating in belvederes at the most impressive viewpoints. Through the tangled woodlands, across the cultivated plain below, one can see Siena and the Chianti hills in the distance, and there is a rare abundance of wild flowers and animals.

    Accommodation

    This detached house, with upper floor accommodation, was formerly a vinsanteria and dovecote and has retained its most charming features, including the delightful dovecote window. External stone steps lead up to the large main room consisting of a dining area and a large living area with a soaring ceiling and a sofa and armchairs in front of an open fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is an eat-in kitchen while off the dining area is a corridor leading to two bedrooms, a double and a twin, a newly renovated shower room and a bathroom. There is a garden at the front and a furnished patio shaded by a pergola at the far side of the house.

    Local area

    Some of the farmhouses and agricultural buildings on the vast Montestigliano estate have been very carefully converted into pleasing, comfortable houses and apartments. Guests on the estate share two swimming pools, one reserved for those who want peace and quiet, the other, further from the houses, for allowing free rein to summer holiday fun. Guests at all the properties may wander at will all over the estate. Part of the lands front the River Merse, which has excellent swimming and is protected for bathers by the Sienese authorities. The tiny village of Torri, with its famous monastery and striped cloisters is two minutes away by car, while there are pizzerie and restaurants within a few minutes' drive. A very important extra here is provided by the charming owners who will unobtrusively keep out of your way or happily go out of their way to help you, providing endless extra services if you require them, from sending faxes, arranging balloon trips, providing touring information, to translating at the doctor's.

    During the summer concerts and exhibitions are often organised in the ancient granary, an extraordinary lofty space (14 X 28 m.) spanned by great arches laced with tie bars. This barn is also very suitable as studio space for art courses or conferences, and the rooms below, next to the estate offices, include a games room with billiards, TV, ping pong, a dining room, a catering kitchen and a small gift shop. The little restaurant provides delightful suppers twice a week.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Babysitting
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Bicycles
    Can be arranged on request
    Catering
    Available on request
    Children's equipment
    Available on request: push chair, changing mat, baby bath, gate, rocker, child care
    Classes
    Ceramics and Art courses for adults and children
    Coffee Maker
    Italian and French press coffee maker
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request for adults and children
    Dishwasher
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Portable fans available on request
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    In living room, with wood provided
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished garden
    Golf course
    18 hole course nearby
    Hair dryer
    1 hairdryer in the property, more available on request
    Heating
    Central heating (extra)
    Home-grown produce
    Estate produced olive oil and other items available in estate gift shop
    Horse riding
    Riding nearby
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    On all windows
    Internet access
    Wireless internet available in all apartments, estate office, courtyard, furnished gardens and near swimming pools.
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Mobile phone coverage
    Excellent on the estate in general
    Music
    CD and radio available
    Oven
    Pets welcome
    Pets accepted in Mid and Low seasons on request, never allowed at the pool
    Pool towels
    Pool towels are provided, but guests must go to the office and request the number they need.
    Restaurant nearby
    Restaurants in three villages, all within 5 km.
    Swimming pool
    2 Shared swimming pools, both with diving boards and sun loungers. There is a 'Quiet pool' (16 x 6.5 m) which is not suitable for children and a 'Family pool' (15x7.5m, depth of .90- 2.50 m.) with a shallow end suitable for children, with parental supervision. Pools are open from 1st June to 31st September.
    Telephone
    Television
    TV/DVD available to guests in Estate rec room
    Transport and tours
    Available on request
    Washing machine
    Workshop and conference space
    In estate common areas in the Granary - Large space (14 x 28 m) suitable for art courses or conferences.
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    Reviews

    Anonymous guests, Australia
    Date of stay: 16 June 2012

    Montestigliano was recommended to me by a friend, who said great things about her stay there in 2010. I looked at other sites in the general area, but nothing seemed better than her recommendation. The villa had everything we needed for a very comfortable week's stay in the Tuscan countryside, and bucket-loads of charm as well. The whole estate is picture-book perfect. There are numerous walking trails, including one to the nearest village where good coffee can be had. 2 pools (one designated for families) operate in the warmer months. We did not miss having a TV. Good WiFi kept us connected with the world (when we wanted to be). The estate is a short drive from the nearest small town for essential supplies, and less than 30 minutes' drive from Siena - a magical place that we went back to a number of times over the week. The opportunity to join other guests for a traditional Sienese dinner was fantastic. The estate's own olive oil is a wonderful product, which we made use of while we were there (and would have liked to take home, except our baggae limits wouldn't allow it!). Highly recommend this estate - I doubt you will have a better experience, and staff will do everything they can to make your stay memorable!

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