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Charming Ancient Watch Tower with Swimming Pool

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Montepulciano farmhouse description

The farmhouse has a composite structure. Its oldest part is the watching tower with a scarp wall. It was built in the ancient times by the Republic of Siena.
The farmhouse has been completely restored in 2009, according to the principles of bio-architecture; employing building materials such as bricks, slaked lime, wood; walls have been insulated by using cork; the heating system works with bio-masses and solar cells provide hot water. Our hosts will thus enjoy a stay in a healthy structure which takes care for the environment granting at the same time all the comforts required.
It is our desire to make our guests feel at home, in a warm atmosphere. The large open areas will allow a holiday in contact with nature.

Val d'Orcia Park
The territory of the Val d'Orcia is made up, mainly of a hilly landscape with gently rolling hills and valleys typical of the Sienese Crete and a rich variety of vegetation. The river Orcia springs from a gorge and winds its way across the valley.
Erosion of the soil has played a major role in the formation of the landscape with the clay soil laid bare and forming craggy badlands known as calanchi and clay knolls otherwise called biancane or mammelloni.
The tree species found throughout the area are the holm oak, turkey oak and downy oak which cover the territory in woodlands which become thicker towards the Maremma. However the tree which has become a symbol of the Val d'Orcia is the cypress.
The Val d’Orcia is also home to a large variety of wildlife such as the porcupine, badger, beech marten, polecat, weasel, fox, and wild boar. It is an ornithologist’s paradise with the barn owl, eagle owl and little owl, as well as birds of prey such as the buzzard, harrier eagle and kestrel.

Pienza
Small jewel of the Renaissance in the heart in Tuscany, to the center of one of the most beautiful zones in Italy and richer than treasures of art, it owes his name and his fame to Enea Silvio Piccolomini become famous as Pious II. Big part of its more beautiful architecture was made to realize really from Pious Pope II among 1459 and 1462 that is called to work to Pienza one of the most famous architects of the epoch, Bernard Rossellino, turning the suburb native of Corsignano into a splendid Renaissance town, exceptional example of architecture and urbanism fifteenth-century.
Pienza, declared by the Unesco world patrimony of the humanity for the importance of his monuments and his urban order, it also constitutes, an ideal destination for a brief stay, a relaxing vacation between culture and gastronomy, to the center of a territory for big part still uncontaminated.

Montepulciano
The city a very particular configuration: it is constructed along a geological ridge running down from the highest point. Today we find an extremely long main street leading from the Porta al Prato to the Piazza Grande. The houses are organised around this main street ina series of perpendicular short, narrow lanes- often extremely steep. The most important buildings are practically all on the main street, presenting a long procession of facades, almost an 'exhibition'of high level architectural design. There have been tho mai periods of architectural significance in Montepulciano, the XVI Century, and those years bridging the XVII and XVIII Centuries.
The costruction outside the gates of the imposing 'Temple' of San Biagio, on a projects of Antonio da Sangallo il Vecchio create a 'Style' taken up by most of the master builders, it inspires the palaces of the Avignonesi, Cocconi Cervini, Gagnoni-Grugni, Contucci and Tarugi, to mention only the main names.

Keywords: farmhouse, Villa, countryhouse, organic farm

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Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • VCR

          Attractions

          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming

              General

              • Covered Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                iron & board, coffee maker, 4 ring stove, refrigerator mini size, toaster, oven...moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool
                   

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                  Mid season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €390
                  €2,100

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add €35 per night, per additional guest

                  Low season
                  Jan 4 - Apr 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  €320 €340
                  Fri, Sat
                  €1,900 €6,000

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

                  Mid season
                  Apr 2 - Jun 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €360
                  €2,100 €7,000

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add €35 per night, per additional guest

                  High season
                  Jun 20 - Sep 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €2,800

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

                  Mid season
                  Sep 12 - Oct 16, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €360
                  €2,100 €7,000

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add €35 per night, per additional guest

                  Low season
                  Oct 17 - Dec 22, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  €320 €340
                  Fri, Sat
                  €1,900

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                  Location

                  Outlet Shopping, Bird Watching, Winery Tours

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: The countryhouse has been owned by Franco and Carla since 1997 but it took a long time to have it restored and to change the uncultivated land into a large olive grove with more than 900 young olives , fruitrees and orchards. Franco has accomplished his dream to change an abandoned dilapidated farm into a lovely place where to enjoy life with his beloved pets, go for long walks into the woods and work hard. He loves talking with his guests and giving them suggestions about the less popular walks to appreciate the rustic atmosphere of genuine Val d'Orcia. The olive trees produce a very tasty organic extra virgin olive oil and Franco is really proud of his production and loves to have it tasted by his guests


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                  Photos

                  • Countryhouse La Grencaia

                    Countryhouse La Grencaia

                  • Countryhouse La Grencaia

                    Countryhouse La Grencaia

                  • Kitchen-dining room

                    Kitchen-dining room

                  • Bedroom La Torre

                    Bedroom La Torre

                  • The bathroom of La Torre

                    The bathroom of La Torre

                  • Bedroom La Capriata

                    Bedroom La Capriata

                  • Bedroom La Grancia

                    Bedroom La Grancia

                  • The bathroom of Il Granaio

                    The bathroom of Il Granaio

                  • The pergola

                    The pergola

                  • The swimming pool

                    The swimming pool

                  • The castle of Castelluccio and the Monte Amiata

                    The castle of Castelluccio and the Monte Amiata

                  • View of La grencaia from the swimming pool

                    View of La grencaia from the swimming pool

                  • Countryhouse La Grencaia

                    Countryhouse La Grencaia

                  • The kitchen

                    The kitchen

                  • The fireplace of the bedroom La Torre

                    The fireplace of the bedroom La Torre

                  • Bedroom La Capriata

                    Bedroom La Capriata

                  • Bedroom The Grancia

                    Bedroom The Grancia

                  • Bedroom The Granaio

                    Bedroom The Granaio

                  • The sitting room

                    The sitting room

                  • The swimming pool

                    The swimming pool

                  • The swimming pool

                    The swimming pool

                  • The Grencaia street

                    The Grencaia street

                  • Cypress in Val d'Orcia

                    Cypress in Val d'Orcia

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                  €320 - €400 per night (EUR)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 11

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                  Speaks: english, french, italian
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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