About the property
- Chateau / Country House3552 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
A heaven of peace in the heart of the Montagnola Senese
THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE FOR 18 PEOPLE.
The apartment Gaia, about 200 m2 / 2152 sq. ft, lays on the first floor and has a private entrance (5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with shower) and the apartment Valentina, 135 m2 / 1552 sq. ft., that is located on two floors (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with shower)
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- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
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Perfect Villa Stay
After looking at many Tuscan villas, we chose Podere Incrociati to gather our family (17 in total) to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. An important feature to us was that each bedroom had its own bathroom. The bedrooms were all attractively decorated in antique furnishings and all the bathrooms were pretty much identical - all tile and very clean. The larger villa has 5 bedrooms - three on one side of the common areas and two on the other side. The other adjoining villa has 4 bedrooms and bathrooms and its own living room and kitchen, but we used the kitchen, living areas and dining room in the larger villa for all our meals.
The property is huge and perfect for active grandkids. In addition to the pool, there is a volley ball court, ping pong table, and dart board and plenty of room to kick a soccer ball around. All the needed balls are provided. The kids had fun doing a scavenger hunt in the surrounding wooded area. We expected the small, fenced pool to be a lot warmer since our rental was at the end of August, but it was pretty cold. It still got a lot of happy use as it was in the 90's during our stay. Upon arrival, the caretakers were there to greet us with wine, fruit, cheese, crackers, soft drinks - a very welcoming touch. One caretaker was always around the property during the day, if we needed anything. On the lower level, there is a professional kitchen that was used when we hired a catering service to provide our celebration dinner, which was set up to on the lawn, with candles and twinkling lights. This kitchen can also be used if you want to hire someone to give Italian cooking lessons. Use of this kitchen on a daily basis is not part of the rental. We also used the caterer to provide three delivered dinners. There was enough food left over from these dinners to provide lunch the next day.
The villa is located on top of a mountain, so as you drive up the winding road through a forested area, don't give up like we did and turn around, keep going until the road flattens out.Then look for a sliding gate and the Podere Incrociati sign that will be in the shade by the gate.
There are two washers and dryers on the property and a big barbecue. The town of Rosia is about 8km away, and there is a good size Coop grocery store here that is open everyday except Sunday until 8pm. We all loved our stay in this very comfortable, spacious villa. It was
amazing holiday in a special countryside
we booked this fantastic apartment Gaia with some friends and everything was perfect. Throughly enjoyable stay, clean and very well maintained house. impressed by the piece and the quite, very spacious rooms and well furnished kitchen, we spent an amazing holiday!
the owner was so kind and helpful when we arrived.
we high recommend this property.
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We have had the most wonderful and amazing time in a place as near to paradise as one can imagine. 10 people ,celebrating the 50 th anniversary of our wedding in 1965.our two sons ,their wives,3granchildren and my sister.
We had the exclusive use of the beautiful house and extensive grounds.
Franco and everyone their made our stay very special, nothing was too much trouble for them.we were treated to some of their beautiful home made pizza, and later some of their local wine.
Our grandchildren really enjoyed the pool,as did their parents.we had family games of cricket and our sons and their wives made use of such amazing space to keep fit by running free throughout the grounds and surrounding forest
I will keep Im my heart the wonderful sight of our arrival. When our 3grandchildren got out of the cars and with arms outstretched ran free across the meadow ,such a beautiful and moving sight which I will keep in my heart and mind forever.thank you Franco and all ,for such a magical anniversary holiday.one of our daughter in laws is a professional chef so she enjoyed creating fantastic meals for us all, this included her and our son going down to buy all the local produce.but we believe that the catering provided by the hosts is wonderful according to some reviews
We shall recommend you to everyone!!!
"thanks a lot for the kind words you have written, they give us an immense joy and satisfaction. You cannot imagine with how much energy they charge us and allow us to continue in our work, constantly looking for better solutions to make our guests stay pleasant.
We are happy that you enjoyed our pool, provided with security for small children and the large spaces available, highlight of our structure.
We really hope and look forward to have you back with us.
Franco and staff"
Podere Incrociati rises in the heart of the Montagnola Senese, just 15 km/9 miles from Siena and 75 km/47,5 miles from Florence, among the greenery of age-old oaks, holm-oaks and chestnut-trees. It is an ideal place to take a relaxing holiday far from the city din, among the peace of the country, in contact with an endless cultural heritage within a stone's throw from the sea and the most important Tuscan cities of art. Thanks to its high position (500 mt./1640 ft. above sea level) you will enjoy a well-aired summer suitable for walks in the nearby woods, crossed by several paths, catching sight of charming landscapes, lots of medieval villages and Romanesque parish churches. There are thousands of paths through Montagnola Senese, which is a hillock in the heart of the Sienese area. During the Middle Ages, these paths were connected to the ancient 'Via Francigena', the important road link between Rome and the rest of Europe. Other Activities: wine tours, tours around the area (Chianti, Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra), cooking classes, horseback riding lessons.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pool opens from 1st June to 30th September. Included in the price: electricity, gas, hot water, linen for bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, weekly change of the linen, use of laundry and ironing facilities, final cleaning, taxes. Two weeks stay will be offered a typical Tuscan dinner, outside or in the separate restaurant room.