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Idyllic Villa with Olive Grove and Pool

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Last updated: 01/28/2011

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Montiano villa description

Our Villa

Our gorgeous villa is a spacious, tufa stone house, dating back to the 14th century. It has been entirely renovated but has kept its traditional character. The house has a cosy, homely atmosphere with large airy rooms, high, beamed ceilings, comfortable furniture, and shelves full of books (mostly in English but also a good selection in other languages too).

The house stands in a large garden, with two terraces, surrounding lawns, fruit trees, an olive grove, and a swimming pool which looks out over rolling hills. Sheep graze in the next door field and vineyards and olive groves line the small country road which leads to the property. From the terrace, you can enjoy the evening sunset and see the stunning Etruscan town of Pitigliano, and in the distance, the steep rise of Monte Amiata mountain. Despite the perfectly quiet rural setting, Pitigliano is only a ten minute drive a away.

The entire house has been newly renovated using traditional materials. Floors are laid with antique cotto stone, ceilings are supported by old chestnut beams, local travertine marble is featured throughout the house, and the kitchen has been newly re-designed and renovated in traditional Tuscan style.

On the ground floor of the house, there is a large living area, with a stone fire place, and three sets of French doors leading to the covered terrace. The terrace looks onto the olive grove, and has a large table and chairs for 10 people. Through an archway from the living room, there is a large, fully-equipped kitchen, with modern appliances, marble counter tops, a breakfast table, and a door to the kitchen garden. Also on the ground floor are a twin bedroom and a double bedroom, each with an en-suite bathroom. A third room, which we use as a study (with double sofabed) is close to the double bedroom. All rooms on the ground floor have their own private access through French doors to the gardens surrounding the house.

The old stone staircase to the upstairs leads to two more rooms, a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and a twin bedroom with a bathroom with a bath and hand-held shower. Both bedrooms have superb views across the countryside and the town of Pitigliano in the distance.

The property is 280 sq meters, and sleeps 8, plus 2 if using the sofabed. It can be rented year round. The swimming pool (6 by 12 meters), set in the three quarter hectare garden, is open during the summer months.

Where we are

Stretta Carraia is in the south-east corner of Tuscany, part of the Maremma district. The Maremma, traditionally the land of the butteri or cowboys, is more dramatic, wilder and much less discovered than the rest of Tuscany. It is packed with a striking variety of nature and landscape: large stretches of natural parks, gentle rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards, plains of wheat and sunflowers, dense forest, Etruscan towns perched dramatically on cliffs of tufa, and a stunning coastline with long sandy beaches and idyllic islands close by.

Activities

Even though it’s hard to tear yourself away from the peace and quiet of Stretta Carraia, there’s loads to do just close by.

Only eight kilometers away, Pitigliano, during medieval times an arch rival of nearby Siena, holds great historical interest, with sites such as the 15th century Orsini castle, and one of the oldest Jewish ghettos in Italy, 'Little Jerusalem', with a 16th century synagogue, a museum, and even a Jewish bakery and butcher. The town’s maze of tiny medieval streets makes it a great place to explore, with interesting shops run by craftsmen and women, local food and wine specialists, a weekly market (Wednesday mornings) and of course a variety of excellent restaurants

Stretta Carraia is in the Etruscan heartland, with the beautiful towns of Sorano and Sovana close by. The remarkable Etruscan tombs in ancient Vulci are also well worth a visit.

For the wine-lovers we recommend the Maremma wine route, famous for the red Morellino di Scansano.

Walkers, swimmers, horse-riders and bike enthusiasts should be in heaven here. There are trails through the Selva del Lamone, a beautiful natural reserve that lies just beyond our garden, and walks along the Vie Cave, a series of ancient pathways carved out of the rock around Pitigliano. The magnificent volcanic lake of Bolsena, almost 500 square kms, is just 30 minutes away by car. The much smaller Mezzano lake is a 10 minute drive away. There are several horse riding stables around us too. We recommend the Maneggio Belvedere.

In the winter, ski enthusiasts can reach the 1800 meter Monte Amiata in less than an hour.

And when your feet are tired, the hot springs of Saturnia, only 20 kilometers away, offer a luxurious respite for the tired traveler. If you want the full spa experience visit the 5 star Terme di Saturnia for a massage or thermal water treatment. But the best experience (and free) is just outside Saturnia where the thermal waters gush out of the ground and form a powerful waterfall and a series of natural pools where you can bathe.

If you prefer the seaside, there are beautiful beaches not far away. The renowned Monte Argentario, about an hour’s drive, has a stunning coastline, and in the evening you can visit the pretty village of Porto Ercole for an ice-cream, a pizza or a seafood dinner. The islands of Giglio, Giannutri and Elba are also within easy reach





Keywords: farmhouse, rural retreat, olive estate, country house, villa

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Smoking Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    We have a fabulous lady looking after the property who is a superb cook, and is happy to come and cater relaxed family meals or dinner parties with fresh, local ingredients for a meal you will never forget!...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Low season
                          Oct 4 - Dec 19, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,950
                          High season
                          Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $4,550

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                          • View of the house from the idyllic swimming pool

                            View of the house from the idyllic swimming pool

                          • Another quiet corner to enjoy the gorgeous wide open views

                            Another quiet corner to enjoy the gorgeous wide open views

                          • Large living and dining area, with antique terracotta floors and beamed ceilings

                            Large living and dining area, with antique terracotta floors and beamed ceilings

                          • En suite bathroom

                            En suite bathroom

                          • Side terrace and gardens, private access to two en suite bedrooms

                            Side terrace and gardens, private access to two en suite bedrooms

                          • Beautiful, newly renovated, Tuscan-style kitchen, with all modcons

                            Beautiful, newly renovated, Tuscan-style kitchen, with all modcons

                          • Sitting room

                            Sitting room

                          • Double sitting/dining room

                            Double sitting/dining room

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Monday, October 13, 2014

                          $2,950 - $4,550 per week (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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