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The Country House Ardene provides its guests with high level services in a magical, peaceful and unforgettable atmosphere. The Villa is located in Montepulciano and due to its unexpected, innovative and welcoming accommodation facilities it is one of the most exclusive farmhouses of this area. It is a country house in ancient stone and its origins date back to the medieval times. Ardene is the ideal location for reaching the old city of Montepulciano in a short time, walking or biking across the green country. Montepulciano is the town where the poet Poliziano was born and it rises on the top of the hill which is just behind the villa. From the estate the so called “Pearl of the Sixteenth Century” shows to the guests its real and intact Renaissance aspect. Thanks to its position Ardene is an excellent base for touring also the nearby hill towns of Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, such as Montalcino, Pienza, Monticchiello, Chiusi, Cortona. Other towns like Siena, San Gimignano, Firenze, Arezzo and Trasimeno Lake, Perugia and Assisi in the green Umbria are easily reachable. The owners use the products from their local farming (vegetables, honey, poultry, fruit etc) to prepare delicious meals on request.
<b>Ground and exteriors</b> <b>Garden:</b> The houses where the guests will spend their holiday are absorbed in the green of the typical Tuscan landscape. In the well-kept park you can admire stately secular trees such as the oaks, the holm oaks and the cypresses that sink their roots under a soft carpet of lawn crossed by paths paved with great smooth stones that will accompany you in silent places, panoramic and with thousands of flowers and bushes. Just below the main house there is a barbecue corner with pizza oven equipped with tables and chairs for dining "al fresco". <b>Swimming pool:</b> In the garden just below the houses there is a suggestive rocky swimming pool (6x12 mt - depth 2,5 mt; open from May until the end of September) surrounded by the hilly lawn of the olive trees. <b>View:</b> absorbed in the most absolute silence you can copntemplate the view of Montepulciano and the valley <b>Parking:</b> at the property for about 8 cars <b>Access:</b> the last 500 mt are dirt-track road in good condition
<b>At guests' disposal:</b> barbecue pizza oven air conditioning (in all the bedrooms except Taverna and Bambi - A/C not available in the dining room either). satellite tv WI-FI internet connection Baby bed 1 extra single bed available free of charge for a total of 17 sleeps
<b>Extra Services:</b> Buffet breakfast (grand buffet), lunch and dinner wine tasting daily domestic help change of linen cooking classes local products to buy on spot trekking and guided tours educational farm Spas massages
<b>Distances:</b> nearest village: 900 mt Montepulciano (reachable on foot) nearest food shop: 600 mt Public transport: bus stop 600 mt
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
Check-in: from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. (different arrival times can be arranged on request)
Check-out: within 10 a.m.
Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Bed Linen and Towels (additional set) (on request): 25.00€ per person per change
Final Cleaning (mandatory): 200.00€
Breakfast (on request): 10.00€ per person per day
Dinner (on request): 30.00€ per person
Maid service (on request): 20.00€ per hour
Cooking lessons (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Wine Tasting (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 500.00€
Heating (on request): 4.50€ per cubic meter
Air conditioning (on request): 20.00€ per day, valid from 10 January 2015
Included in the rental price:
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)
Air conditioning (on request): valid until 10 January 2015
Babycot (on request)
A Booking Fee of 30.00€ is to be added to the rental price.
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