|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A cheerful house
La Giocosa is located in the most desirable region south of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. This beautiful country house is located just 10 km from the historical centre of Montalcino. Set on a 15 hectare (38 acre) wine estate, the house is surrounded by olives groves and vineyards and offers a peaceful setting. The countryside of the Val d`Orcia abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The house has been recently restored, with many modern conveniences. The back of the house opens onto a garden with a lovely view of the valley and a swimming pool set just 50 meters from the house.
Montalcino is a classic Tuscan hill town, topped by a medieval fortress, and can be reached in 15 minutes by car. It offers a good selection shops and restaurants, and is famous for its Brunello wine (as well as the less pricey Rosso di Montalcino). There is an enoteca in the fortress where you can sample wines and other local delicacies. The famous Sant' Antimo Abbey, one of the finest Romanesque churches in Tuscany, is located just outside of town (2.5 km). Siena, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona, Arezzo, Perugia, Orvieto, Viterbo and a wealth of sites and attractions are within easy reach. Facilities for horseback riding (20 km), tennis (12 km) and golf (60 km) are available nearby. The sandy beaches of the Maremma are 60 kilometers away. The nearest restaurant is in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, just 2 km from the house.
An unpaved private road (about 800 meters) leads to the house from the main road; this access is not suitable for low slung cars. A wine cellar is located 500 meters from the villa and features one of the best systems for the biodynamic production of Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino.
Large open-plan living room with original Tuscan terracotta tiled floors, oak beams, fireplace, splendid views; an arch leads to a second living area
Dining area with a table for 10
Fully equipped kitchen
The laundry room with washing machine
Study room with Internet access, satellite TV, stereo
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower
1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with tub and shower
1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower
1 double bedroom with fireplace and access to the garden through external staircase
1 bathroom with tub
All the rooms have beautiful views. Three of the bedrooms have ceiling fans. On the first floor there is a single bedroom suitable for a single person. It must be requested upon booking, however the maximum capacity of 8 people cannot be ecxeeded.
Furnished gazebo with BBQ for al fresco dining
Pool 10 x 6 m outfitted with garden furniture, a gazebo and a second BBQ
10 km south of Montalcino.
Fireplace, satellite TV, iPod dock station, CD-player, Internet WIFI connection, gas range, electric oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, mixer, Italian coffee machine and American coffee machine, juice maker, screens on windows in two bedrooms, alarm system, garden, patio with parasol, BBQ, pool, parking.
Country villa with garden and pool set in the most desirable location in the beautiful Val d'Orcia.
Tennis 12 km
Horse riding 20 km
Golf course 60 km
Beaches Maremma 60 km
Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday, bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday, water, electricity, gas, heating, Internet WIFI connection, maid service (3 hours house cleaning on Wednesday and for rentals longer than one week on Saturday), final cleaning, pool cleaning.
Rent does not include
Security deposit, wood for fireplace, mobile phone.
A group of friends.
Extra services available only on request, to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:
Security deposit, wood for fireplace, mobile phone to be paid in euros on the premises:
Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday, bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday, water, electricity, gas, heating,
Internet WIFI connection, maid service (3 hours house cleaning on Wednesday and for rentals longer than one week on Saturday), final cleaning, pool cleaning service all included in the price.
Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Pool size: 6 x 10 m / opening dates: May 14th - September 24th. Pool towels are provided.
For bookings with more than 3 children please inquire.
We regret that children between 1 - 3 years are not allowed.
Baby bed available.
Pets not allowed.
Advanced grocery shopping.
Cook service for dinners during your stay.
Domestic help (house cleaning).
Security deposit: EUR 1000.
Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
Mobile phone: pre-paid cards available at your own expense.
Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week.
Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at an extra fee: EUR 50.
Castelnuovo dell'Abate 2 km
Abbazia di S. Antimo 2.5 km
Montalcino 10 km
San Quirico d'Orcia 23 km
Pienza 32 km
Montepulciano 46 km
Siena 57 km
Sandy beaches Maremma 60 km
Cortona 95 km
Castiglione della Pescaia (coast) 95 km
Monte Argentario (coast) 95 km
Perugia 112 km
Florence 130 km