Virginia A, Rosia, Siena

Sleeps 4

A spacious apartment in the popular hill top estate of Montestigliano

Property summary

Sleeps 4

1 double and 1 twin bedroom, 1 shower room.

Location: Siena and surroundings

Saturday to Saturday full week rental

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
  • Facing south down its own lawned garden and having wonderful views across to the wooded hills and cypress avenues of the estate, Casa Virginia has classic Tuscan farmhouse features, with airy rooms, terracotta tiled floors, wood- beamed ceilings and attractive farmhouse furniture.

    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

    An external staircase leads up to a small loggia which makes a pleasant place for sitting out. Two front doors open off it into the apartments. In Virginia A there is a sitting room with open fireplace and a large archway leading to an eat-in kitchen area with dishwasher. A door from the kitchen leads into a twin bedroom, while a door from the living area accesses a double bedroom and a shared shower room. Virginia A has a shared furnished loggia and a large garden. This house is an excellent choice for two families or groups of friends, but can easily be let as separate units.

    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 area, with wood provided on request
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished shared loggia and 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
    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
    Dial the general number (+39-0577 342189) plus the extension # 28
    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 April 2011

    I stayed here in April 2011 and cannot recommend the estate more highly. Our accommodation was a wonderful Tuscan experience - with the real feel of old Tuscany with all the modern conveniences (lack of TV being a blessing). The hospitality of the family was very generous and genuine. Francesco, the manager, was extremely helpful and had such a vast knowledge of everything local. He guided many of our adventures through the neighbouring villages and cities - explaining the must sees and dos. The entire complex is so peaceful and the scenery beautiful from almost every window. The facilities were excellent and the weekly dinner a really great way to meet fellow travellers and make new aquaintences - as well as indulging in the local fare, not to mention the beautiful different Italian wines!!!I would reommend Montestigliano to any traveller, but know any fellow Australians will really enjoy the friendliness and genuine Tuscan hospitality and beautifully renovated estate.

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