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PODERE PRATOVECCHIO 14+2

Toscana - Siena - TORRITA DI SIENA

Description:

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Podere Pratovecchio is a Leopoldine Tuscan farmhouse located outside the borgo of Montefollonico, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside south of Siena, between the Val di Chiana and the Val d’Orcia. The imposing structure of this farmhouse, whose original layout dates back to the end of the 19th century, has preserved in its restructuring the architecture and a few details of the typical rural buildings of the past, such as the antique fireplaces, the vaulted brick ceilings that characterise the large living room, the built-in kitchen with large barbecue. The house is perfect for welcoming large groups, thanks to the comfort of spacious air-conditioned bedrooms with private bathroom and to the common areas both indoors and outdoors, with a portico and a shady pergola surrounded by roses and hydrangeas and the swimming pool offering a panorama which extends from the Val di Chiana to Lake Trasimeno. The house is located in the centre of a farm estate and is surrounded by olive trees, fruit trees and officinal herbs. Easy to reach, thanks to the proximity of the Autostrada del Sole (15 km away) and fast main roads, Podere Pratovecchio is perfectly located with all the main centres of interest close at hand. Renowned restaurants, wine bars and shops for basic necessities are located in the historic town centre of Montefollonico, about 2 km from the property.

PODERE PRATOVECCHIO 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:

With an area of approximately 600 sq m, the house has two floors plus a turret. The paved courtyard in front of the house leads to the main entrance and then into a large living room with reading corners, sofa, satellite TV and fireplace (ornamental fireplace). From here you can access the billiard room and the open-plan kitchen and dining area, connected to the pergola through a French window. The floor is completed by a guest bathroom and laundry room (accessible from the outside). An internal stone staircase leads up to the sitting room on the first floor, which then leads to four double bedrooms (one with divisible bed) and two twin bedrooms (with joinable beds). Going up into the turret is a bedroom with two joinable beds. From the sitting room, a French window gives access to a landing (also accessible from an external staircase from the ground floor), with entrance to a small apartment, consisting of a double bedroom and a living area with kitchenette. All the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower.

Park:

The house is part of a farm estate of about 6 hectares, composed of agricultural land for the production of fruit for preserves and 500 olive trees that surround the house and produce a prestigious extra virgin olive oil. The park, for the exclusive use of guests, is formed by a beautiful large garden with areas of lawn and dotted with olive trees, officinal herbs, bushes of lavender, elderberry, rosemary and roses. Potted hydrangeas frame the house and pergola covered by Virginia creeper at the kitchen exit, while a few steps from the pool is a portico destined for relaxing moments with a sofa, armchairs and a table with benches. The property has a covered parking area located at the end of the driveway to the property, at the rear of the house. 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:

Open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October, the swimming pool is located at the back of the house, which is about 25 m away and can be reached across the level garden. It enjoys a wonderful view over the Valdichiana and is exposed to the sun all day. The rectangular pool, measuring 12 x 6 m with a constant depth of 140 cm, is lined in PVC and has chlorine purification, internal spotlights and submerged steps for access to the water. The terracotta-paved sunbathing area around the pool and in the large surrounding lawn is equipped with sunbeds shaded by umbrellas and a pergola covered by white roses. The pool is equipped with a cold-water shower.

Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week.
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • stereo with CD player
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • American/espresso/cappuccino coffee machine
  • espresso coffee machine
  • hand blender
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • barbecue in the kitchen
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machinehair-dryer
  • billiard
  • mosquito screens in the bedrooms
TO DO

Location and distances


Podere Pratovecchio is located just outside the little town of Montefollonico, an old fortified borgo located between the Val di Chiana and the Val d’Orcia on a 500 m-high hill. Surrounded by walls, it is accessed by three gates that lead into the historic centre where you will enjoy strolling around and discovering architectural masterpieces such as the Church of San Leonardo or the monastery of Santa Maria, as well as typical artisan shops, wine bars and famous restaurants. Il Tondo natural park, near the town on top of the hill, is a wood of cypresses and holm oaks arranged in a circular pattern from which depart a series of pedestrian paths all around the ridge, offering enchanting landscapes and panoramas.The borgo, nicknamed "Il borgo del Vin Santo" for lovers of good wine, is in an ideal position for exploring the area south of Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano are just a few kilometres away but you can also quickly reach the localities of Chianti and the Crete Senesi, Montalcino, the renowned spa towns of Rapolano and Chianciano Terme

Airport: Firenze 127 km, Pisa 188 km, Bologna 209 km, Roma Fiumicino 214 km, Milano Malpensa 459 km
Train station: Sinalunga 15 km, Chiusi 29 km
Highways: Highway A1 exit Valdichiana 15 km
Shops and services: Montefollonico 2 km, Torrita di Siena 9 km
Beaches: Mar Tirreno - Castiglion della Pescaia 112 km
Parking: Covered parking inside the property
Access roads: 600 m of unpaved road
Attractions within 100 km: Montepulciano 8 km, Pienza 12 km, Chianciano Terme 19 km, Rapolano Terme 34 km, San Quirico d'Orcia 21 km, Cortona 32 km, Castiglione del Lago 29 km, Montalcino 34 km, Arezzo 53 km, Siena 60 km, San Casciano dei Bagni 49 km, Gaiole in Chianti 75 km, Perugia 67 km, Radda in Chianti 82 km, Orvieto 76 km
Altitude: 419 slm

Reviews

9.7 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
10
General cleanliness
10
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
8.7
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Maurizio Picozzi
Italy 9/4/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Pienamente sia per la funzionalità della struttura che delle attrezzature , nonché della disponibilità e gentilezza della custode e dei suoi congiunti
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?
No
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Ottimo
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
La localizzazione della struttura e il numero delle stanze disponibili
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
No

by PEREZ NICOLAS
France 8/30/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
La villa était idéalement située avec une vue magnifique dans un cadre de nature exceptionnel
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?
10/10
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?
1 - avoir un vrai lave vaisselle 2 - la literie est trop vétuste
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
If thé customer service = Carolina I give 10/10.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Best Sélection of villa. Advices of customer service.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
To open their rent service to other countries !

by Anonimo
6/22/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
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?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
We felt the price point was accurate. The rustic /relaxed/straight forward nature suited our mixed age group very well. With our numbers it was affordable. The villa was a little further south than we originally intended as a base but the Montepulciano region was very beautiful.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Both my family and i have been very well looked after. Both the booking and check in/out process was managed very well. The speed in which our last minute issue with our original villa was resolved was also very professional and responsive which is very much appreciated.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Finding your website on line has been the key to us navigating our wish to host a large extending family in italy for a holiday break together. The quality and locations of the villas being offered meant that we had an enjoyable experience throughout. The website is very navigable with the information on each villa very comprehensive which allowed us to hone in on a preference. As we had not used Emma Villas before there was some risk felt at the beginning of the process but the smooth operation

Availability Calendar


Calendar is updated in real time and it is possible to book on line 24/7.
Before proceeding with a specific request ("Book " -"Option" - "Information") click on the calendar to select the dates.
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WEEKLY RENTALS:
The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

SHORT STAYS and NON-WEEKLY STAYS:
For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

WEEKLY RENTALS NON SAT - SAT STAYS:
Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

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Weekly prices per date

From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 4,450.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 4,925.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 5,400.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 6,445.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 6,635.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 6,445.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 5,400.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 4,450.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 4,900.00
From to
1/6/2024 4/27/2024 4,450.00
4/27/2024 5/25/2024 4,925.00
5/25/2024 6/29/2024 5,400.00
6/29/2024 7/13/2024 6,445.00
7/13/2024 8/24/2024 6,635.00
8/24/2024 8/31/2024 6,445.00
8/31/2024 9/28/2024 5,400.00
9/28/2024 12/21/2024 4,450.00
12/21/2024 1/4/2025 4,900.00

The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • electricity (€ 170,00 per week in low season; € 270,00 per week in May, in medium and in high season). Heating from November to April (€ 150,00 per day). N.B. These costs, not included in the price list, will be calculated at the reservation time and due at the balance payment.
  • Mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00/week/animal)
  • Tourism tax (€ 1,00 per person per day. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay).

On Request:

Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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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:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)


Live your holiday in tranquillity and safety, thanks to our project "Safety Reception" (click here to download)

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