In the year 957, the Archbishop of Canterbury crossed the Val d’Orcia toward Rome. The diary he kept during his travels contains the first reference to the Via Francigena, the big medieval road connecting France to Rome and leading pilgrims to the home of Christianity. Many castles, towers, or simple farmhouses crowned the valley along the road. Some of them have become holiday homes for lovers of the Val d’Orcia, with its rolling hills and open fields.
On the ground floor : living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen with two ovens, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker and dishwasher, double bedroom with bathroom with shower, veranda connected to the rest of the villa, wardrobe with sink and toilet, twin bedroom with a private entrance on the large patio and a bathroom with bath and shower.
On the first floor : double bedroom with sitting area, fireplace, large bathroom with stone bath and shower, bedroom with mezzanine which can accommodate 5 people in two twin beds and one double bed, plus a sofa bed for one person at the lower level. This bedroom is suitable for children or a family with children, it is equipped with a bathroom with shower, TV (sat), DVD player and stereo. On the same floor there are two double bedrooms each with bathroom with bath and shower, a twin bedroom with bathroom with bath and shower, a double bedroom with bathroom with tub and shower.
Outside : heated swimming pool (20m x 4m), outdoor Jacuzzi for 6 people, 3 hectares of land irrigated automatically, garden and orchard, old stone patio with table for 20 people and BBQ, second stone patio, ping-pong, soccer, volley and bowls fields.
Note : the villa has its own solar panel heating system for both, pool and hot tub.
The rental price includes linen (sheets and towels), utilities (water, gas, electricity, heating, air conditioning), garden and pool maintenance, firewood supply for fireplace and BBQ, WIFI Internet connection, telephone for local calls, final cleaning. Mandatory service: two maids for 4 hours per day from Sunday to Friday 700€/week, the staff will be at disposal of the clients for tasks of different kinds (cleaning and breakfast's preparation).
The rental price doesn’t include extra linen changing, cooking and food shopping. Wine and spirits bottles displayed in the house have to be as well as replaced/reimbursed at departure if consumed.
Security deposit: 2500€ to be paid in cash on the spot.
Air conditioning in all bedrooms, laundry with washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, TV (sat), CD and DVD player, iPod, telephone, floor heating, WIFI Internet connection, hair dryer in each bathrooms.
Italy, Tuscany : Contignano 5,8 Km, Sarteano 11 Km, Chianciano Terme 15 Km, Cetona 18 Km, Florence 1 hour and a half, Rome 2 hours by car, Siena, Perugia and Assisi 1 hour by car, Montalcino 30 minutes by car.