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Charming Ancient Watch Tower with Swimming Pool

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

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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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Jan 8 - Apr 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$378
$2,265 $8,090

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Mid season
Apr 13 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$421
$2,697

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

High season
Jun 17 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,128

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Mid season
Sep 2 - Oct 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$421
$2,697 $9,169

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$378
$2,481

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

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

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Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Calendar

Last updated: 03/15/2017
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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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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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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

VRBO #379646

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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