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Unique Tuscan Castle Apartment with Wondrous Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Torre Montefollonico is a magnificent two bedroom apartment in a castle in the tiny hilltop village of Montefollonico. This unique and romantic home has two bedrooms, a library, and a 12th century fairy tale tower with private rooftop patio. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Vino Nobile as the sun sets on the wondrous horizon. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of wonderful antiques and the best in Italian modern design. This is a large spacious apartment with a high ceiling dining room with exposed beams and new high end kitchen appliances. There is a DSL high-speed internet connection and Wi-Fi for your convenience.

Torre Montefollonico is within 15 minutes by car from Pienza, Unesco Heritage site and Montepulciano, two of the best regarded Tuscan towns. While the apartment is in the village and provides the convenience of a 5 minute walk to four great restaurants, including the NY Times reviewed La Chiusa, with an ATM, pharmacy, and food stores, the setting is pastoral. You will hear sheep bells and watch sparrows wheel about from your patio. You can walk for miles through olive trees and vineyards near Monte Oliveto, Bagno Vignoni, and Moltacino.

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More Details

Owner
Wendy and John
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Why Wendy and John chose Montefollonico

This apartment has unbelievably great view of Tuscan country side.

What makes this apartment unique

Castle Apartment with wonderous views

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the Tuscan Tower for one week of a three week visit to Italy to

celebrate my 60th birthday. We chose this property because of the views,

the comfortable beds and linens and because it was located in a small

village with several local restaurants. We wanted to be able to come back to

the village after a day of exploring Tuscany and freshen up to go out to

dinner without having to drive. We were not disappointed. The property is

very comfortable and well tended. There are comfortable beds, nice pillows

and big thirsty towels. The kitchen is very modern and convenient. The view

from the tower is unbelievable. The village of Montefollonico is so clean and

friendly. Everyone went out of their way to help us and be cordial. The local

restaurants recommended to us by John and Wendy were excellent, La Botte

Piena, 13 Gobbi and La Chiusa.
Mar 2010
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Amenities

Montefollonico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Unique Tuscan Castle Apartment with Wondrous Views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 16 reviews
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Unique apartment

  • 4 of 5

A quirky apartment with all the comforts of home. A very quiet location for those who want to embrace the Tuscan countryside. A car is essential to get around and visit all the amazing towns in the area. The locals are friendly and the town has a few quality restaurants. You need to enjoy walking and negotiating stairs with bags to take advantage of this unique apartment. The rooftop terrace was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Lovely and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Of coarse we enjoyed the tower. I would love to come and stay for least a week. There are a lot is died to drive to that are within a short distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice apartment, very nice small hill town, really good restaurants within walking distance!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice apartment. A bit quirky with the many up and down steps. The turret tower is awesome, and a great place for morning coffee, and evening wine. The apartment is well furnished, and the kitchen has all the utensils to cook a full meal if desired. The owner has great instructions for "everything"! Easy to locate the apartment, and access it. Wonderful restaurants within walking distance. A great location to do day trips to other hill towns and thru out the Val d'Orcia. A very beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind remarks. Very true we are a great jumping off point for Val d'Orcia and if you want to head into Val di Chiana you can reach Cortona or Arezzo in under an hour. John
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Cool tower with panoramic views in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This must be just about the most beautiful self-catering apartment we've ever stayed in. Everything about it was perfect. Tastefully decorated, simple, elegant and very well appointed, naturally air-conditioned with shuttered and screened windows to keep out heat and mosquitoes, cool terracotta floors and it's even got its own tower. There are panoramic views to Montepulciano, Pienza and as far as Cortona. It's in a lovely village and well positioned for tours of southern Tuscany. I don't know why it's taken me so long to review it. I've been thinking of our holiday here ever since we left (and writing blog posts about it - http://blog.rowleygallery.co.uk/walking-to-montepulciano/). Thank you John & Wendy for a fantastic stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue for the complimentary review. We really try to create an environment where our guests can enjoy the beauty of Tuscany. Im glad you felt that energy. So glad you did the walk to Montepulciano. Crossing through olive groves and vineyards enjoying great views, and knowing a great meal awaits you makes for a perfect day. ciao John
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Beautiful tower in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

This is a really special place and was the highlight of our honeymoon in Italy! The apartment, or "the castle" as we fondly called it, is incredible! It comes with it's own private tower which is perfect for enjoying prosecco, watching the sunset, and generally enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Montefollonico! The apartment is really spacious, and extremely comfortable! You will feel at home during the stay!

We knew we wanted to stay in this area, but weren't too familiar with Montefollonico. We felt so lucky picked this place, as it was so friendly, quiet, and beautiful, while still having nice amenities like a small grocery store and lots of great restaurants.

The owners of the tower, John and Wendy were so helpful in making our stay extra special! Wendy gave us some great recommendations for cooking classes at La Chiusa and La Botte Piensa (do both if you can!), and John gave us some great photo walks to explore the Tuscan countryside. They also gave us lots of tips for enjoying the area, from wine to restaurants to cheese recommendations! It really makes a difference having a local share all their insider tips, and John and Wendy have lots of tips to share for whatever you're interested in!

I highly recommend this place: Montefollonico is quaint, the people were lovely, food was great, scenery amazing, and the tower was fantastic! Stay for at least four days, or a week plus if you have the time!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carrie and Ian for your kind remarks. It was a pleasure hosting you. I was happy you took advantage of the cooking classes. But I was especially happy to hear my photo safari notes were helpful to Ian in his photo shooting as that is my passion too. Wendy and I wish you both many years of happiness.
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Real Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a great location, it was clean, and had a great view from the tower. Owner was very responsive. Having an old castle as a home for a week helped us feel like we were in Tuscany, walking around the castle was at times challenging as it is old, and not all the floors are level, but that added to the feel of Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
128 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Point of Interest
Pienza
Nearest Point of Interest
Montepulciano
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
booking $50

Includes electricity, gas, and high speed internet with G5 Imac computer. A deposit will be fully refunded if booking is canceled more than 60 days ahead. Moving or canceling a booking between 60 and 30 days ahead will forfeit 75% of rental price. Moving or canceling less than 30 days ahead will forfeit 100% of rental price. Vacation insurance is highly recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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