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Massimo

Rosia, Siena

A former dovecote, now a house with generous gardens

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool

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In an earlier life Massimo was a Vinsanteria, a drying barn for the white grapes which produce Italy's famous dessert wine Vin Santo. Sitting as it does at the far edge of activity in the Estate's central piazza, this house has greater peace and privacy and from all windows looks out to woodland views.

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Situated in exceptionally picturesque countryside, Montestigliano has all the characteristics of the classic Tuscan Great Estate: avenues of cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and neat, cultivated fields. The estate buildings form a small complex with some farmhouses, the villa and agricultural buildings in a beautiful position on top of a hill, with extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Wide, sandy floored cypress lined avenues traverse the forested hills of the estate, often terminating in belvederes at the most impressive viewpoints. Through the tangled woodlands, across the cultivated plain below, one can see Siena and the Chianti hills in the distance, and there is a rare abundance of wild flowers and animals.

Accommodation

This detached house, with upper floor accommodation, was formerly a vinsanteria and dovecote and has retained its most charming features, including the delightful dovecote window. External stone steps lead up to the large main room consisting of a dining area and a large living area with a soaring ceiling and a sofa and armchairs in front of an open fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is an eat-in kitchen while off the dining area is a corridor leading to two bedrooms, a double and a twin, a newly renovated shower room and a bathroom. There is a garden at the front and a furnished patio shaded by a pergola at the far side of the house.

Nice little touches:

  • At the farther edge of Estate activity, Massimo has greater peace and privacy.
  • The two swimming pools mean there is one that is kept quiet for reading and relaxing while the second one - further away from the houses - is for fun and frolics.
  • The estate organises Pizza evenings and other communal activities which are held in the main estate square.

Good to know:

  • Wireless internet available in all apartments, estate office, courtyard, furnished gardens and near swimming pools.
  • Pets are welcome, but only in Mid and Low seasons and never allowed around the swimming pools


Villa info

  • Shared pools
  • Insect screens on all windows
  • Central Heating (extra)
  • Fireplace
  • WiFi internet
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome - never allowed near pools
  • Part of Montestigliano estate

What's included

  • Final Cleaning included
  • Pool Towels provided (from estate office)
  • Firewood provided

Extras

  • Arrival groceries on request
  • Cooking lessons available on request available on request, for adults and children
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Children's equipment available on request: push chair, changing mat, bath, stair gate, rocker, babysitting
  • Extra cleaning available on request
  • Ceramics and Art courses for adults and children
  • Bicycles can be arranged on request
  • Transport and tours available on request

Bedrooms and bathrooms

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • 1 bathroom with bathtub
  • 1 hairdryer, more available on request

Kitchen Equipment and Supplies

  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Italian and French press coffee makers
  • Kettle
  • Home grown produce available in the farm shop

Other amenities

  • WiFi internet
  • Telephone
  • CD player / radio available on request
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • TV/DVD in estate rec room
  • Baby bed and high chair available on request
  • Fans available on request

Outdoors

  • 2 Shared swimming pools, both with diving boards and sun loungers. There is a 'Quiet pool' (16 x 6.5 m) which is not suitable for children and a 'Family pool' (15x7.5m, depth of .90- 2.50 m.) with a shallow end suitable for children, with parental supervision. Pools are open from 1st June to 31st September.
  • Furnished private garden
  • Barbecue
  • Workshop and conference space In estate common areas in the Granary - Large space (14 x 28 m) suitable for art courses or conferences.

Nearby Activities

  • River swimming nearby
  • 18-hole golf course nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Excellent walking country

Local area

Some of the farmhouses and agricultural buildings on the vast Montestigliano estate have been very carefully converted into pleasing, comfortable houses and apartments. Guests on the estate share two swimming pools, one reserved for those who want peace and quiet, the other, further from the houses, for allowing free rein to summer holiday fun. Guests at all the properties may wander at will all over the estate. Part of the lands front the River Merse, which has excellent swimming and is protected for bathers by the Sienese authorities. The tiny village of Torri, with its famous monastery and striped cloisters is two minutes away by car, while there are pizzerie and restaurants within a few minutes' drive. A very important extra here is provided by the charming owners who will unobtrusively keep out of your way or happily go out of their way to help you, providing endless extra services if you require them, from sending faxes, arranging balloon trips, providing touring information, to translating at the doctor's.

During the summer concerts and exhibitions are often organised in the ancient granary, an extraordinary lofty space (14 X 28 m.) spanned by great arches laced with tie bars. This barn is also very suitable as studio space for art courses or conferences, and the rooms below, next to the estate offices, include a games room with billiards, TV, ping pong, a dining room, a catering kitchen and a small gift shop. The little restaurant provides delightful suppers twice a week.

Where is Massimo?

Distances:


  • Florence airport 1 hr 30 mins
  • Pisa airport 2hrs
  • Rome Fiumicino airport 2hrs 30 mins
  • Simple shop/restaurant in Orgia 2 kms
  • Shops, bars and restaurants in Rosia 5 kms
  • Siena 15 kms


Pricing and availability

From € 157 a day for the villa.
€ 1100 to € 1800 per week.
That's from € 39 per person per day, based on 4 sharing.

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This villa is part of Montestigliano.


There are 10 properties here:

Damiano - Sleeps 3
Emilio - Sleeps 4
Marta - Sleeps 6
Massimo - Sleeps 4
Ropoli Sopra - Sleeps 4
Ropoli Sotto - Sleeps 6
Villa Donati - Sleeps 14
Villa Luisa - Sleeps 10
Virginia A - Sleeps 4
Virginia B - Sleeps 4

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