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Club Montecchio - 10% Off Oct/Nov Both Houses; Free Housewine & Cocktails, Views - Il Prato

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

WHY A 'CLUB'?
Mainly because this area has so much to offer that we hope guests will want to visit more than once. But also because what we offer is much more than a conventional 'self catering' rental.

Our 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' weekly RATES cover: a generous WELCOME HAMPER of speciality foods & wines from top quality local suppliers(more than enough for the first weekend's catering needs), PLUS as much mFREE Montecchio HOUSE WINE as you wish, throughout your stay. Our FREE COCKTAIL BAR of branded spirits and local liqueurs such as Limoncello is also kept stocked throughout your stay.
Our CONCIERGE SERVICE is provided by local boutique hoteliers, who help with everything from booking the best restaurants, to fixing a cookery class or even a massage, onsite at Montecchio!
ALL ENERGY COSTS are included - very expensive in Italy! ; all linens & towels are included(inc pool) with cleaning and change of linens every 3-4 days, and at end of stay; we provide a continuous supply of Fragonard bathroom toiletries and daily consumables (everything from dishwasher tablets to Montecchio's own Olive Oil!).
Baby Cots/Cribs with linens, and High chairs are available free of charge, where required.
Indoor & Outdoor Games, as well as Pool Toys for the Large Pool (19m x 6m , shared, open 01/05-31/09); DVD, Video & CD libraries offering a wide choice; FREE WiFi in all houses.

The result, we think, is 2 Comfortable Vacation Villas, that really feel like 'Home From Home', from the moment that you walk through the front door. We hope that you will be tempted to come and judge for yourselves!

CLUB MONTECCHIO is located centrally in Tuscany, within easy reach of the main 'must see' destinations of Siena(20mins drive), Florence, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Cortona, Montepulciano and Montalcino(all around an hour). Further afield, but still easily accessed by autotstrada/highway are Pisa, Perugia, Orvieto, Bologna and even Rome.
What's more the Chianti Way(Chiantigiana) runs right past the Villa Arceno estate's front door, leading up into the Chianti, and all it's famous wineries(Felsina, San Felice, Brolio, Capannelle, Badia e Coltibuono, Castello di Ama etc), picturesque towns such as Gaiole, Radda, Panzano, Greve etc.
But there is no need to roam afar, as Montecchio is surrounded by many beautiful and historic hillside villages, all worth visiting, and usually with bars and good restaurants.

Il Prato: Siena Province Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 95620ha

A spacious Two Bedroom north-facing house with spectacular views across the Chianti hills and the hilltop village of Montebenichi. Sleeps 4. *Large wrought iron four-poster Double with en suite full bathroom(shower over bath). *Twin with iron bedsteads and en suite full shower room *Ground floor lounge through to kitchen-dining room,with Tuscan style kitchen *Sofa bed in lounge(use to be agreed in advance; supplement charged) *Utility room with washing machine,ironing board & safe *Terrace has natural shade for much of the day *Hammock under trees in privacy of garden

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 110 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    After some bad experiences, sadly, children, under the age of 12, are no longer accepted....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs welcome! ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    May be made-up as Double...moreless

  • Bedrooms are tastefully furnished with antique and local country furniture,and have ceiling( fans very effective if needed at the height of the summer). Both bedrooms have spectacular views across the garden's olive trees, estate woodlands towards the Chianti hills and the picturesque hilltop village of Montebenichi. Infant cot & linens available at no charge,with prior booking....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bath robes/dressing gowns supplied. All bathrooms are kept stocked with Fragonard toiletries throughout stay. Pool towels supplied....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Luxury 'welcome hamper' of top quality local specialty food & wines supplied for week long bookings, complimentary cocktail tray, Montecchio house wine & olive oil throughout stay,all energy costs included(inc logs for fires and charcoal for BBQ) plus most consumables supplied(washing powder, dishwasher tablets etc). Fragonard bathroom toiletries and most daily consumables supplied throughout stay, cleaning & change of linens every 3-4 days. Nespresso machine with free capsules throughout stay. Complimentary concierge service provided by local hoteliers, to help with booking restaurants, wine tours etc. Generously equipped and furnished inside and out, to allow guests to entertain friends & visitors. The private garden has ample provision of garden furniture, sun loungers and outdoor mattresses, as well as a hammock in the trees. The Villa's Outdoor Games include a selection of games such as badminton, skittles, boules etc. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Wide selection of guide books, as well as extensive book selection for all tastes....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD library with over 1,000 titles available....moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Several hundred CDs available....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Main international news channels available....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sound centre with CD, tape players and radio....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Everything from pool toys, to lots for babies and infants....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVD library with over 1,000 titles available....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Kitchen - diner equipped with everything needed for house guests to entertain visiting friends....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available:

    On request. Printer can also be supplied....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Logs, firelighters supplied....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostatically controlled central heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Two Wifi networks available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for up to 7 to allow for visiting friends....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Dedicated parking pergola for maximum of two normal sized cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking pergola at end of garden....moreless

  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Including large pool towels....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    Rack dryer provided; drying machine available in onsite laundry, at a small fee....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Wash powder supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Two Wifi networks available....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso machine - capsules supplied throughout stay. Filter coffee maker and kettle also available - ground coffee supplied....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Comprehensive range of professional utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could wish for from weigh scales to Le Creuset casserole dishes. Emma Bridgewater crockery and Sheffield steel cutlery....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher - tablets supplied....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Large freezer cabinet over fridge....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen equipped to professional chef standard with top quality tools and branded appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Smeg oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, Montecchio Olive oil, tea, coffee capsules, ground & instant) all supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large Bosch fridge freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Two bikes available for guests, with more available for rent from the local bike shop(can be pre- booked)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Each villa has a private garden with large terrace....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private hedged garden, with ample garden furniture, and terracotta cheminea to sword off any chill in the evenings....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal, firefighters supplied; cheminea supplied to accelerate lighting the BBQ....moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Available at nearby Borgo San Felice....moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    May 1st to end September. Large pool(20m x 7m); 1.40m deep throughout, sited in olive trees with awesome views. Fully fenced in....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2016
5 night min stay
$258
$1,680
Low Season
Oct 29 - Dec 9, 2016
5 night min stay
$196
$1,232
Low Season
Jan 14 - Apr 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$202
$1,288
Spring Season
Apr 22 - May 12, 2017
5 night min stay
$246
$1,624
Mid Season
May 13 - Jun 16, 2017
5 night min stay
$286
$1,904
High Season
Jun 17 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,240
Mid Season
Sep 2 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,904
Autumn Season
Sep 23 - Oct 27, 2017
5 night min stay
$269
$1,792
Low Season
Oct 28 - Dec 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$202
$1,288
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,232

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD $559.99
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Wkly rates include luxury Welcome Hamper, free Cocktail Bar + Montecchio Housewine & Olive Oil throughout stay,ALL energy costs (inc logs & charcoal), all linens(inc pool towels), daily consumables, Fragonard bathroom toiletries throughout, clean & change of linens every 3-4 days, 5 star Concierge service by local hoteliers, free WiFi.

Daily rates exclude Welcome Hamper(100 euro supplement).

Saturday to Saturday bookings requested during peak season(July to mid September).

Security deposit preferred by personal check(which are destroyed post departure); inspections are carried out as part of pre-arrival cleaning procedures. Cash deposits are returned within 2 weeks of departure.

We accept children over 12 years of age.

Well behaved dogs welcome if preadvised!


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence and Pisa
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Sira & Remino in San Gusme
165 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
La Bagnaia in Val di Chiana
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Siena
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Siena - Arezzo H'way- Castelnuovo Berardenga exit
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
La Porta del Chianti in San Gusme for fish
145 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Vidiciatico(BO)
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Punta Ala and Castiglione del Pesacaia

Car: Necessary

In the heart of Tuscany, Casale Montecchio, which houses Club Montecchio, is set in the historic Villa Arceno estate,to the north of the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga,at the southern end of the Chianti Classico wine region.The estate is 20 minutes drive from Siena,and 7km north of the Siena-Arezzo road.

The Villa is within easy reach of the historic cultural centres of Siena,Florence(1hr) & Arezzo(3/4hr),and is surrounded by famous name Chianti wineries(Brolio,Felsina,San Felice).

Castelnuovo Berardenga offers comprehensive food shopping,several restaurants,banks and other local services.Surrounding hilltop villages,San Gusme,Villa a Sesta and Montebenichi offer additional restaurants and bars.

Other Activities: Go Karting

Golf: Florence Golf Club Ugolino(1 hr drive) - open to non members.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Montecchio is home in Tuscany to James and Penny Benfield, where we spend half of the year, and which we enjoy sharing with guests. We had the great good fortune to 'fall over' the best spot on the highest point of the beautiful Villa Arceno wine estate, when contemplating the right place for a vacation home. After 30 years of living in Central London, and spoilt by a jet set corporate lifestyle with lots of travel, we needed something exceptional, in a beautiful setting, away from the developed centres of tourism.

Why the Owner Chose Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena, Italy:
Because it's a 'little piece of paradise' : - off the tourist track, - in a stunning location on a hilltop, with breathtaking 360 degree views of the Chianti hills, - in the countryside, but surrounded by picturesque villages, and just 20 minutes from the Renaissance gem of Siena, - close to major roads, giving fast and easy access to Florence, San Gimignano, Perugia, Orvieto, and many more 'must see' places, - and most important for 'foodies', the area offers a wealth of good restaurants & quality wineries.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
HOME FROM HOME with 5 star standards of comfort and luxury. Because we controlled the renovation of the large Tuscan farmhouse from the very beginning, we were able to develop the property with the emphasis on privacy. As a result, Montecchio is made up of PROPER HOUSES, and NOT APARTMENTS, as would be the norm in Italy. Each house has a separate outlook, private garden, and segregated parking pergola. Both rental houses were designed and furnished in the same style as our own place, filled with pieces of art & furniture from our own collections, and the kitchens equipped to professional standards. The result, we think, is two comfortable Vacation Villas, that feel like 'Home from Home', from the moment that you walk through the front door. All this plus the owners' in-depth knowledge of the area, and it's amenities, with the 'inside track' on everything on which local retaurants are 'hot' currently, to where to park safely & legally in Florence|!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Club Montecchio's huge pool(19m X 7m).

    Club Montecchio's huge pool(19m X 7m).

  • Oliveto's spacious lounge.

    Oliveto's spacious lounge.

  • Club Montecchio's top quality House Wine.

    Club Montecchio's top quality House Wine.

  • Nespresso(capsules supplied) is just one of 4 options for making coffee!

    Nespresso(capsules supplied) is just one of 4 options for making coffee!

  • Villa Oliveto with large terrace & shady pergola, perfect for al fresco dning.

    Villa Oliveto with large terrace & shady pergola, perfect for al fresco dning.

  • Oliveto's King Double bedroom.

    Oliveto's King Double bedroom.

  • Oliveto's second  King Double bedroom.

    Oliveto's second King Double bedroom.

  • Oliveto's Twin bedroom, can be made up as a Double.

    Oliveto's Twin bedroom, can be made up as a Double.

  • Dressing gowns, bathroom toiletries & tissues all supplied!

    Dressing gowns, bathroom toiletries & tissues all supplied!

  • Prato's lounge and view through to dining room/kitchen.

    Prato's lounge and view through to dining room/kitchen.

  • Prato's King bedroom.

    Prato's King bedroom.

  • Florence is an hour's drive(directions for easy access & parking provided).

    Florence is an hour's drive(directions for easy access & parking provided).

  • Club Montecchio's front drive of magnificent cypress trees.

    Club Montecchio's front drive of magnificent cypress trees.

  • Oliveto's Tuscan style kitchen, equipped to professional standards.

    Oliveto's Tuscan style kitchen, equipped to professional standards.

  • Club Montecchio's luxury welcome hamper(ample for first weekend catering needs).

    Club Montecchio's luxury welcome hamper(ample for first weekend catering needs).

  • Club Montecchio's huge pool(19m x 7m), in it's magical setting below the Villa.

    Club Montecchio's huge pool(19m x 7m), in it's magical setting below the Villa.

  • Oliveto's large private garden, terrace, covered pergola, and hammock in trees.

    Oliveto's large private garden, terrace, covered pergola, and hammock in trees.

  • Oliveto's Kng Double ensuite showerroom.

    Oliveto's Kng Double ensuite showerroom.

  • Oliveto's Queen bedroom.

    Oliveto's Queen bedroom.

  • Oliveto's Twin bedroom ensuite showerroom.

    Oliveto's Twin bedroom ensuite showerroom.

  • Pratos' private garden with hammock.

    Pratos' private garden with hammock.

  • Prato's kitchen/dining room.

    Prato's kitchen/dining room.

  • View from Oliveto's lounge.

    View from Oliveto's lounge.

  • Club Montecchio's complimentary Cocktail Bar of branded spirits & mixers.

    Club Montecchio's complimentary Cocktail Bar of branded spirits & mixers.

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  • Bathrooms
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