A Spacious Xvth Century Villa with Stunning Views and Pool!
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Villa San Giovanni is a beautifully renovated, spacious villa, the origins of which date back to the XVth century. It is located in the hilltop village of San Giovanni d'Asso opposite the ancient castle of the village. A large sunny terrace and an extensive, well-tended garden with private swimming pool overlook the spectacular Tuscan countryside. Here you will enjoy both: you can walk to the village and you will relax in peace and privacy.
The large villa measures 500 sqare meters! living space. Its spacious rooms, high ceilings and windows overlook the valley. The villa is laid out on two floors:
The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall, from which you enter into the beautiful, formally designed, XIXth century garden; 2 sitting rooms, 2 dining rooms (one dining room seats comfortably 12, the other 8 people), one of which leads out onto a large, sunny terrace, equipped with 3 dining tables, 16 chairs and parasols (several smaller tables are arranged in the garden below); furthermore on the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen with all domestic appliances and cooking accessories (fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob and fan assisted electric oven); 3 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom which can be arranged as double, 1 single bedroom) and 4 bathrooms (the bathroom of the double bedroom and the single bedroom are en suite).
The mezzanine floor comprises 1 double bedroom
The first floor comprises 4 bedrooms (2 twin bedrooms one of which can be arranged as double, 2 double bedrooms) and 3 bathrooms.
5 double bedrooms (of a total of 8 bedrooms) are equipped with air-conditioning, the other 3 have ceiling fans or standing fans. The villa is elegantly furnished with antique furniture.
The private 6 x 12 metre swimming pool, maintained by the daily gardener, is located on a terrace in the garden, next to a large changing room which contains a toilet and large refrigerator freezer suitable for poolside drinks and snacks. A daily maid cleaning service, all bed linen and towels are included.
In the hamlet another villa for 6 people (belonging to the same property owner) can be rented: La Capannina (please contact us for further information). Rented together the two houses (each with private pool) can sleep a group of 21 people. If renting Villa San Giovanni for smaller groups (up to only 8 people) a discount of the rental price will be made. Please send us an email to check the prices for smaller groups!
San Giovanni d'Asso is a small village with approximately 300 inhabitants. The lower part of San Giovanni d'Asso has a baker and butcher, a supermarket and cafe/bar. There are public tennis courts 8 kms away at Torrenieri, the famous abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is 7 kms away, the thermal spa town of San Quirico D'Orcia is 14 kms away, Montalcino 17 kms, and Pienza 20 kms. The beautiful medieval city of Siena lies some 40 kilometres away, and Florence and San Gimignano are within a day's drive.
Pool in winter?
Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermal system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming is possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its therapeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs.
Places of interest:
The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit.
Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.
Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today.
Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459.
Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome.
Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive.
Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film 'The English Patient'.
Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
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Keywords: Villa in a romantic village, south of Siena
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Several thermal spas/hot springs in the region
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Villa La Consuma at San Giovanni D'Asso
Villa La Consuma at San Giovanni D'Asso
We had a group of 10 and were all very impressed with the facilities at the villa. The bed rooms and baths were well appointed and very clean. Had a maid come each week day. We had wi-fi. The kitchen facilities were a little tight given the size of the rest of the building. Had wonderful views from the veranda. The location was very good. Easy access to Lucca in the west to Assisi in the east to Firenze in the north to Sant'Antimo in the south. The only draw back was the walk up the from the parking area but with all the food, we needed the exercise! There is a hotel and restaurant right across the street if you don't want to cook. The food at the restaurant was good. The service was OK but not great. Seems like it's an Italian thing to serve everything as ordered. So if you order an appetizer and a secundi and someone else ordered a appetizer, a primi and a secundi, you'd get the appetizer, primi and secundi served at the same time! But that is the restaurant! The Villa was GREAT and we all would recommend it.
- Guest Quasi229
- Date of stay 09/29/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Low Season ... € 4990 / week with an occupancy of 15 people. Mid Season ... € 5890 / week with an occupancy of 15 people. High Season ... € 6390 / week with an occupancy of 15 people. DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS UP TO 8 PEOPLE! Bed, bath & kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, wood for fireplaces, maid service (4 hours house cleaning per day 6 days per week), final cleaning, pool cleaning service, garden maintenance all included in the rental price. Baby bed and high chair: free of charge. Cook/first shopping available on request.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Unbelievable but true: guests have this property all for themselves!
The large panoramic pool
Spectecular views from the pool
The yellow bedroom
The light blue bedroom
The large lawn
One of the two living rooms
Dining room with fireplace
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