Villa Le Crete, Val d'Orcia Villas in Tuscany for Holiday with Swimming Pool

Villa Le Crete

This little, two-storey, converted Tuscany farmhouse has been meticulously restored in a simple, rustic style, employing high-quality traditional materials. Set on a gentle elevation in a remote spot, it is entirely surrounded by the clay hills called “Crete Senesi”, the agricultural landscape typical of the Siena region. This secluded location, with open views, guarantees utmost privacy and quiet.

This charming, newly-renovated Tuscany villa with swimming pool, was used to house the animals on the ground floor and the living-quarters of the seasonal farmworkers upstairs. Built in characteristically Tuscan pale stone and terracotta, it combines all modern comforts with its original, carefully preserved architectural features. These include terracotta-tiled/beamed ceilings; terracotta-tiled floors; an internal brick archway; and a large brick fireplace, still fully functional, which extends across one wall.

The choice of interior design remains in keeping with this structural context, featuring the traditional Tuscan wooden furniture and wrought-iron bedsteads of the past. The convenient under-floor central heating is, however, a strictly 21st century addition!

The property is perched on a gentle hilltop, from which its garden slopes down in a sequence of three grassy terraces, on the lowest of which is situated the small, fenced-in pool.

ACCOMODATION

A pathway of stone steps leads up from the gravelled drive to the modern glass door of the ground-floor entrance. From here you enter the spacious  kitchen/lounge, with its large central dining-table and benches. On one side is the big fireplace, while on the opposite side a brick archway opens into the fitted kitchen fully equipped except for a dishwasher.

Adjoining this room is a half-bathroom with washing-machine. A staircase proceeds to the upper floor and comprising the following: one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with mosquito-blinds at the windows and affording lovely top-floor views; a modern bathroom with shower. The villa is also equipped with TV, Hi-Fi system and Wi-Fi internet connection (on request for an extra price). 

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

From the main road, a gravel track winds its way through spectacular open countryside. The last kilometre is fairly rough terrain therefore, best to leave your brand-new sports car safely at home!

Bordered by fragrant rosemary bushes and a lone Cypress tree, a gravel drive slopes down to an informal outdoor parking area, set on a level below the house. On the upper terrace in front of the house, a lawn makes the ideal venue for al fresco dining, also shaded to one side by a solitary oak tree. Nearby is the open-air BBQ.

Beds of rosemary and rosebushes adorn the lower slopes beyond the lawn, while colourfully planted terracotta pots brighten the gravelled areas. In an ideal suntrap position on the lowest grass terrace, securely enclosed by fencing, laurel hedges and a gate, lies the pool. The breathtaking panoramic backdrop are the gently undulating grainfields and farmland. On the horizon can be identified the picturesque bell-tower where “The English Patient” was filmed.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

Property facilities

Location: 
Val d’Orcia area
Nearest town: 
Castelmuzio 2 km
Sleeps: 
4+2
Square meters: 
85
Bedrooms: 
2 (double: 1, twin: 1)
Bathrooms: 
2 (toilet (1/2): 1, shower: 1)
High season price range: 
< 1,500 €
Swimming pool
Internet
Pets allowed
Parking
Mosquito screens
Baby cot + Highchair
TV
CD player
Fireplace
Heating
Countryside
Private villa
Private swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Barbecue
Oven
Microwave
Toaster
American style coffee machine
Washing-machine

Villa Le Crete

Location: 

The villa is situated 2 km from the small, medieval, hilltop village of Castelmuzio, which has a grocery store, bar and restaurant. The nearest airport is Florence, 1 ½ hours by car. Pisa and Rome are equidistant (2 ½ hours).

The nearby towns are Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and many other well known places all providing restaurants, wine bars, enotecas, medieval and renaissance art and culture. It is one hour and 15 minutes from central Florence and 40 minutes to Siena.

OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEARBY: Tennis, horse riding, bike riding, hiking, wine tasting, fabulous dining, thermal spas, Hot air balloon flying, designer out let shopping, Etruscan ruins and Renaissance and medieval art and architecture.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

Montalcino

It was made famous by Brunello, one of the world’s best red wines. But Montalcino is also a magnificent Italian city of art which, from its hill, dominates the 3000 hectares of vineyards (1500 for Brunello) that have given it fame and wealth. 

Straddled between the basins of the Ombrone and the Orcia, the centre is... Read more/

Val d'Orcia

Val d'Orcia, this fascinating oasis of nature and culture, is set among acres of olive groves, oak forests and vineyards. The river that gave its name to the valley is little more than a creek for the better part of the year. Prone to dry up in the summer heat, it becomes, come fall, an... Read more/

Pienza

The year following his papal nomination, he hired the architect Bernardo Rossellino to transform his obscure village into a city. Piazza Pio II opens up in the centre of the little town and is the hub of Pienza’s urban structure. The little Renaissance square was studied to welcome the urban constructions being built at the... Read more/

Montepulciano

The history and layout of Montepulciano, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Renaissance”, derives from its strategic position. The town is located south of the province of Siena, between the Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia (at 605m), and was always coveted by Florence, Siena, Perugia and Orvieto. Today, it is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and... Read more/

Nearby facilities: 
Nearest town: Castelmuzio km 2
Restaurants: Castelmuzio km 2
Supermarket: Sinalunga km 16
Grocery: Castelmuzio km 2
Shops: Sinalunga km 16
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 23
Bank: Montisi km 3
Post office: Castelmuzio km 2
Chemistry: Trequanda km 8
Tennis court: Montisi km 3
Golf: Bettolle km 23
Horse riding: Montepulciano km 20
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 28
Train station: Sinalunga km 16
Airports: 
Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 130 km
Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 190 km
Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 240 km
Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 215 km
Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 465 km
Venezia - Marco Polo: 375 km
Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 90 km
Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 218 km
Art cities: 
Firenze: 130 km
Pisa: 190 km
Siena: 47 km
Lucca: 190 km
Arezzo: 58 km
Perugia: 80 km
 
San Gimignano: 95 km
Volterra: 100 km
Montalcino: 26 km
Forte dei Marmi: 205 km
Pienza: 10 km
Montepulciano: 20 km
Cortona: 43 km
Assisi: 100 km
Seaside: 100 km

Villa Le Crete


Villa Le Crete

2017 Rates

from 07 January to 02 June € 1,050.00 per week
€ 180.00 per night (min. stay 3 nights)
from 03 June to 30 June € 1,170.00 per week
€ 203.00 per night (min. stay 3 nights)
from 01 July to 14 July € 1,425.00 per week
from 15 July to 18 August € 1,500.00 per week
from 19 August to 01 September € 1,425.00 per week
from 02 September to 29 September  € 1,170.00 per week
€ 203.00 per night (min. stay 3 nights)
from 30 September to 22 December  € 1,050.00 per week
€ 180.00 per night (min. stay 3 nights)
from 23 December to 29 December € 1,170.00 per week
€ 203.00 per night (min. stay 3 nights)
from 30 December to 06 January 2018  € 1,425.00 per week

 

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

water, gas for cooking, electricity; towels and bed linens; Wi-Fi internet connection; tourist tax; final cleaning.

Price excludes

utilities (mandatory): Euro 15.00 per day; heating (if used): on consumption – Euro 4.50 per cubic meter.

Extra services (upon request)

baby bed (on request): Euro 25 per week; pets allowed (upon request): Euro 50 per week per pet.

Check in

from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 01 June to 30 September

Check out

within 10 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 150.00 in cash

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 37% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent notice confirming your payment with contact and arrival information.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to InTuscany via wire transfer or credit card. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 8 weeks before letting, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 8 weeks before letting.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

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Villa Le Crete

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Our phone number
+39 0577 630257

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Villa Le Crete

Reviews

Great location, nice people, super holiday.

Stephane, Belgium
15 - 22 September 2013