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2 bedroom Villa with Pool and WiFi - 5720992

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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<h3>Description</h3> A romantic retreat in the hillsthis property stands on the small square of the hamlet. The living room opens onto the square on one side and the private garden on the other side. The walled-in garden of this property was designed by the British garden architect Jonathan Radford. It is one of the particularly attractive features of this charming holiday house. Table and chairs have been set out under a pergola for meals outside. Comfort was given a lot of thought. The interior decoration was taken care of by a daughter of the owners, an art historian specialised in gardens. Thanks to her initiative the garden at the back of the house was laid out lately. The shared saltwater pool lies at less than 200 m from the house. It is reached down a path that runs along the orcha...<h3>Description</h3> A romantic retreat in the hillsthis property stands on the small square of the hamlet. The living room opens onto the square on one side and the private garden on the other side. The walled-in garden of this property was designed by the British garden architect Jonathan Radford. It is one of the particularly attractive features of this charming holiday house. Table and chairs have been set out under a pergola for meals outside. Comfort was given a lot of thought. The interior decoration was taken care of by a daughter of the owners, an art historian specialised in gardens. Thanks to her initiative the garden at the back of the house was laid out lately. The shared saltwater pool lies at less than 200 m from the house. It is reached down a path that runs along the orchard of the estate. The pool area is surrounded by old walls and accessed through a gate (and therefore safe for small children). The Castle of Vivo d'Orcia lies in the widespread Orcia valley in southern Tuscany, 60 km south-east of Siena, near to Arezzo, Perugia, Orvieto and Assisi and such cultural jewels as Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano, to name but a few. The hamlet lies at an altitude of 900 m above sea level. The particular combination of altitude and Mediteranean climate creates an unusual whealth of flora and fauna. Many wild animals such as deer, wild boar and foxes as well as the most deliscious truffles call the Monte Amiata their home. The castle boasts a long and fascinating history. It has been in the same family since 1534 and since then the property has not changed hands. Up till today the owner spends most of the summer months in residence in the Castello del Vivo. In the past the hamlet housed the peasants and their families. Today the hamlet is let to friends of the property owner from Florence and Rome, who come down for the weekend. There are four houses available for travellers, three of which are offered here: this property, Casa di Giulia and Ambassador. Century old chestnut trees cast their shade in the gardens of the houses, ideal for al fresco meals outdoors. Amenities HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES Pool: 6 x 10m / shared pool Salt water pool Pool area is fenced Internet WIFI connection Fireplace Telephone CD-stereo with MP 3 player Satellite TV Dishwasher Washing machine Fridge with freezer Stove with oven Microwave Toaster Blender Electric kettle Electric filter coffee machine Iron and ironing board Hair dryer Private walled-in garden with pergola for outdoor dining Touring ideas Restaurant, bar, grocery in Vivo d'Orcia 1 km S. Antimo 23 km S. Quirico 30 km Montalcino 30 km Pienza 35 km Montepulciano 45 km Monte Uliveto 50 km Siena 70 km Orvieto 70 km Seaside 80 km Arezzo 90 km Florence 140 km Rome 190 km Activities The village: Vivo d'Orcia is a 10 minute walk from the house. A quiet village which furnishes basic requirements - small supermarket, bank, pharmacy, post office, news agent and your bar for delicious cappuccinos. About 15 km in various directions you'll find other charming alternatives for daily shopping and stopovers at a bar, some also have foreign newspapers (list in the house). Food and wine: Varying seasons bring varying menus. The quality of the produce is what one identifies with cuisine in Tuscany: fresh vegetables, crisp salads, aromatic tomatoes, porcini (wild mushrooms), tartufi (truffles), home-made pasta or polenta, tortelli filled with spinach and ricotta, wild boar stew, grilled meats and venison, wild strawberries, raspberries, chestnuts, and many delicate herbs which join together to produce the exquisite meals you will enjoy, enhanced by the superb red wines from nearby Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. We have compiled a list of restaurants we can recommend in the immediate neighbourhood (list in the house). History: The Castle of Vivo d'Orcia boasts a long and fascinating history. In 1002 a hermitage was founded on this spot by camaldolese monks close to the source of the Vivo river - which means alive - a vital site as it also supplies the city of Siena with water. The monastery and the surrounding land were sold in 1534 to the later Pope Marcello II, who adapted the Castello del Vivo with the help of the famous renaissance architect Antonio da Sangallo, renowned for the palazzi he built in Siena and Rome. Since then the property has been in the family. Next to the castle there is an arched stone doorway leading down to the hamlet which in the past housed the peasants and their families. An agricultural estate like this once used to be completely self-sufficient and provided itself not only with food and drink, but also had ist own carpenters, potters, weavers, metal forgers and glazers on the premises. In fact, hidden in the woods below the nearby Casa del Contadino you will find ruins of what used to be the mill and the forgery in the 18th century. The small romanesque church of S. Marcello near this property deserves a notice. TheMore
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Languages spoken:Norwegian, German, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Hungarian, Spanish, Czech, Dutch
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Listed Since:December 2018
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Suitable For Children Under 5
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Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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Private Garden
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