LA CASA DELL'ARTISTA 6

Toscana - Siena - ASCIANO

Description:

PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only - CIR CODE: 052002LTN0086). La Casa dell'Artista is a delightful, characteristic Tuscan farmhouse located at the edge of the borgo of Asciano, in the magnificent, unmistakable scenery designed by the hills of the Crete Senesi, a few kilometres south of Siena. It was an old farmhouse that the current owners have completely renovated. The result is a cosy country retreat and its heart is the beautiful built-in kitchen with pizza oven and barbecue, connected to a bright veranda that opens onto a lush park, a real botanical garden studded with multiple blooms and covered with a huge expanse of lawn. Although located in the historic centre of the lively borgo (reachable through a pedestrian gate at the back of the house), with its cafés, restaurants, supermarkets, bus stop and train station, the back of the property looks out over the open countryside bordered by wooded landscapes and is the ideal location for you to enjoy your privacy and tranquility without having to forgo the amenities found in the immediate vicinity. Unmissable tourist attractions of Tuscany such as Siena, Cortona, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, Chianti and the Val D'Orcia as well as spa resorts like Rapolano Terme and Bagno Vignoni are all easily and quickly reachable.

LA CASA DELL'ARTISTA HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior:

The villa has two floors connected by an internal staircase. The entrance on the ground floor leads into the living room; from here, continuing to the right you come to a bathroom with shower, the kitchen with pizza oven and barbecue and, finally, the veranda with dining table, connected to the outside by French windows. In a back room with access from the kitchen is the laundry. The upper floor comprises the sleeping area with three double bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed) and a bathroom with whirlpool tub. The bathroom is shared by two rooms and has two access doors.

Park:

The house is surrounded by a large green park set in the tranquillity of the countryside (despite being located at the edge of the borgo), which extends for about three hectares between a vast expanse of manicured lawn and rich, dense Mediterranean vegetation of shrubs, flower beds, roses and tall trees. Completing the garden is an orchard and an assorted vegetable garden with seasonal vegetables. Close to the entrances to the house is an area set up for outdoor dining, with a table protected by a large umbrella and a stone barbecue. The property is naturally bounded at the back by dense woodland (accessible directly from the garden) crossed by many paths and where it is possible to catch glimpses of hares, porcupines or roe deer. At the end of the driveway, and just a few steps from the main entrance, is a 3-car covered parking area. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool, open from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday of October, is located on terracing at a lower level in regard to the house, which is about 15 m away, and is reached down a short flight of steps and along a paved pathway across the grass. It enjoys a picturesque view of the beautiful expanse of woods stretching out in front. The pool, interred on three sides only, measures 6 X 9 m with a constant depth of 1.50 m. Lined in PVC, it has a wooden edge and a ladder for access to the water. It has chlorine purification. All around the pool is the stone-paved sunbathing area, bordered by hedges, with sunbeds and umbrella. Next to it is a pergola covered with wisteria, providing a shady and relaxing area with table and chairs. There is also a cold-water shower.

Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week or part of week.
Handicap: No
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Sky system
  • DVD player
  • stereo with CD player
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • moka coffee machine
  • kitchen robot
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • mosquito screens in the bedrooms
  • stone barbecue (inside and outside)
  • pizza oven in the kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • alarm system
TO DO

Location and distances


The property is located in the centre of Asciano, a little town with a fascinating historic centre, in the heart of a superb geographical area bordering the city of Siena called the Crete Senesi, which also includes the little towns of Montisi, San Giovanni d'Asso, Buonconvento, Trequanda, Monteroni d'Arbia and Rapolano Terme, characterised by the peculiar morphology of the territory composed of clay-rich hills and the so-called “biancane” (whitish dome-shaped formations) which give the crete (clays) their typical cuneiform elevation. The area of the Crete is an unspoiled oasis of spellbinding and changing landscapes, where the territory and the environment have maintained, over time, a rare integrity and purity. The fortunate position of the property allows you to take advantage of the services offered by the town (railway station, supermarket, bars and excellent restaurants) and it is also ideal for exploring the Chianti area and all the most famous attractions around Siena, which is about 20 km away. Within easy reach of the two main airports of the region (Florence and Pisa), the property can also be reached by car from the A1 motorway and from the motorway junctions that lead directly to Siena.

Airport: Firenze 111 km, Pisa 144 km, Bologna 193 km, Roma Fiumicino 233 km, Milano Malpensa 443 km
Train station: Asciano 600 m, Siena 27 km
Highways: From North: A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 90 km. From South: A1 exit Valdichiana 30 km
Shops and services: Asciano 150 m
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea 110 m
Parking: Inside the property: 3-car covered parking area
Access roads: Paved up till the entrance gate
Attractions within 100 km: Rapolano Terme 9 km, Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore 10 km, Siena 27 km, San Quirico d'Orcia 30 km, Pienza 32 km, Montalcino 31 km, Montepulciano 37 km, Gaiole in Chianti 44 km, Cortona 46 km, Lago Trasimeno 52 km, Chianciano Terme 60 km, Arezzo 61 km, Greve in Chianti 71 km, San Gimignano 73 km, Volterra 79 km, Perugia 81 km
Altitude: 182 slm

Reviews

9.6 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

9.7
Overall rating
9.7
General cleanliness
9.8
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9.2
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Arjan van den Berge
Netherlands 8/30/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
perfect total match
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
9/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
none
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
none

by Frances ODonnell
United Kingdom 8/18/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes. The villa was very well equipped and comfortable for our family. The gardens/ pool were amazing. Shaded areas to dine al fresco, loungers for sun worshippers. Beautiful trees/ foliage surrounding the property. Very quiet and secluded despite short walking distance to Asciano
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
None. Maybe instructions for the washing machine?
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Excellent. Maria Grazia and Gianni could not have been more welcoming. We did not have a car and Gianna picked us up and dropped us off at the station, helping out with the very heavy luggage. Also Giznna delivered fresh vegetables 👌
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
We wanted to see Tuscany and wanted accommodation near to a train station so we could visit other places

by Anonimo
9/5/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Broader Wi-Fi Coverage and faster internet speed.
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10

by Karen McLaughlin
United Kingdom 8/29/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes 100% Gianni & Maria Grazia offer the perfect Tuscan villa within a beautiful village. They are perfect hosts.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Worth every penny. Our lovely hosts ensured the pool was cleaned every day, and Gianni delivered the most delicious fresh vegetables and fruit straight from his garden.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
None
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
100% easy.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Previous customer
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
Nothing

by Anonimo
8/28/2022
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
8/10

by Emma Arricale
United Kingdom 8/16/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Absolutely - it was absolutely stunning. The house was cool and spacious and brilliantly equipped - especially the kitchen. The owners were utterly delightful bringing us the most incredible fresh produce from their vegetable patch and helping with any queries or questions we had instantly. There was a huge storm one day and we huddled up watching Netflix and Disney+ in the very comfortable (and air conditioned) TV room. If you are booking the villa I would highly recommend bringing extra streng
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Perfect - well worth the price. We loved being able to walk into the little town of Asciano but also had complete privacy on the HUGE grounds of the property. We had everything we could have hoped for in the property. We visited several of the Tuscan hilltop towns which were all in easy driving distance for a day trip, and spent many happy days relaxing by the gorgeous pool which was immaculately cleaned everyday.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
The only thing I can think that I would change if I owned the property would be to have a paved area where the large outdoor table with umbrella is as we found having the table and chairs on the grass tricky with wobbling but also the mosquitos and bees etc. But it is a really minor point and doesn’t distract from the quality of our holiday!
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
We received excellent customer service from both Emma’s Villas and the owners of the property. My (endless!) questions were answered almost instantly with lots of helpful and friendly advice and nothing was too much trouble. I will absolutely use Emma’s Villas again.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Customer service was excellent - I had very specific criteria for our family holiday and they were so quick to respond and extremely knowledgeable about the properties they have available. They also have an excellent selection of villas to choose from and I felt reassured with their comprehensive booking and insurance procedures, especially since covid - they provide excellent cover and reassurance should anything happen.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
Literally nothing. The most helpful travel agents I’ve ever dealt with.

by Susan Townsend
United Kingdom 7/23/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes, very comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped. With two sitting rooms there was more than enough space for the whole family. The setting and garden is quite bucolic a fabulous place to hang out. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Gianni and Maria Grazia, very charming hosts and very generous with their garden produce.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Well priced for the quality of the property.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Full marks, as I said the host were very friendly, helpful and professional.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
The quality of properties
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
Slightly daunted with the form filling but everything went smoothly, so no complaints.

by Thomas Vetter
Germany 9/22/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
10/10

by Flavia Fuschini
Italy 8/22/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Giusto
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
8/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
No
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
8/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Buono
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
La tranquillità e la vicinanza al centro del paese.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
No

by Silvia Padberg
Germany 8/7/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
The property was exactly how it has been described on the internet. The owner lives nearby and was helping us immediately when we had problems with a broken sunshade. He also brought us fresh tomatoes, beans, eggs and zucchini out of his garden every other day. Very nice couple.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
It is fair.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
8/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
To provide some poster/cushion for the sunlounger.
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
The customer service was very good.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Very beautiful houses.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
None.

by Leonardo Tassini
Germany 9/21/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
10/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
10/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Huge and wonderful park with amazing views, yet extremely close to the centre of the lovely town of Asciano. The perfect position of the property allowed us to enjoy total privacy and relaxation and at the same time to get to Asciano in just a few minutes. The villa is wonderful, perfectly equipped and provides a lot of space and many sitting areas (indoor and outdoor) to eat, read and relax. We adults and the children had a very good time enjoying the pool, the gardens and the beautiful surrou
Do you have any suggestions to improve the property?
For us it was a perfect stay and we will certainly consider to the rent the Casa dell'Artista again!
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes

by Leone D’Aniello
Italy 8/24/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Si
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
8/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Buono
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Si
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Giardino, piscina, veranda, quiete assoluta a due passi da Asciano. La grande cortesia e simpatia dei proprietari, sempre disponibili. Ah, dimenticavo, i prodotti freschi del loro orto. Provate la Casa dell’Artista e ne rimarrete innamorati!
Do you have any suggestions to improve the property?
Solo alcuni minimi accorgimenti che abbiamo suggerito in loco ai disponibilissimi proprietari della struttura
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Ottimo

by Rosemary Noone
Australia 10/23/2019
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
8/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Beautiful spacious house and garden, perfect location, lovely bed linen, generous and helpful hosts. Everything about the property was fantastic.
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
9/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
I give my permission to be contacted via e-mail by clients who request additional information about your Company and properties.
Yes
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes

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  • Tourism tax (€ 1,00 per person per night. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay).

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
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