Nice little touches

  • The house looks out over the landscape but it's great to have a village just a brief walk away, with an excellent baker, a grocery store and a restaurant.

Good to know

  • The kitchen is a little small for enthusiastic cooks

Just outside the walls of Celle sul Rigo, a quiet hill village in Southern Tuscany, lies this cottage for 4, with a private pool in its lawn. A brief walk will take you in the village, which has a baker, a bar, a shop and a restaurant.

There is plenty to explore in the surrounding area, renowned for its thermal baths, Etruscan remains and beautiful hilltop towns, with the regions of Lazio and Umbria also close by

Accommodation

From the guests' private parking spot one walks between the stone cottage and the laurel hedge and around to the front of the stone cottage where the panorama is the best. Here a terracotta-tiled portico shelters the french doors that lead into the main room of the house, a quaint living / dining room that spans the width of the cottage. To one side sofas sit before a televison and bookcase and a short hallway leads past doors to the side garden and on to a downstairs shower room with a washing machine and a small kitchen that still manages to include a dishwasher.

On the other side of the main room a dining table for 4 sits near an open fireplace that will be an appreciated feature for early spring or late fall visitors. A staircase on this side of the room leads up to two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a second shower room. Both bedrooms are furnished with Tuscan country antiques and both have the lovely views that guests seated under the portico below will enjoy gazing out on.

Happily, and almost hard to believe, with the village behind you a stroll away, all you see in front of you is rolling countryside and a patchwork of green.

A few steps lead down from the house to a lower level of the lawn in which the pool is set for best viewing and sun beds set poolside on the grass allow one to tan and listen to the sounds of Nature at its most summertime.

Features

Villa Details

  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 Double/Twin
  • 2 Shower Rooms

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee Maker (Italian Moka)
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Toaster

Amenities

  • Baby Bed And High Chair
  • Barbecue

What's included

Extras

  • Pets Welcome For A Small Fee
  • Final Cleaning Costs Of €70 To Be Paid On Site.
  • €250 Cash Cautionary Deposit
  • Charge For Pets €25

Outdoors

  • Swimming Pool

Nearby Activities

Photos

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Reviews

“ Lovely villa. Beautiful pool and views. ”

Poor communication with lady who welcomed us. No English at all so couldn’t advise on anything like walks etc however it may be part of the authenticity which is fine. A few pieces lacking: Only 1 wineglass, Broken bottle opener.

Once again we had an excellent holiday thank you.

"Thanks Gyles, I'll let Rita know about the glasses and bottle opener! best, Dan

Gyles from UK staying in Cellevista . Sep 2023

“ Excellent location for a relaxing time in southern Tuscany, especially after visiting busy Firenze. ”

We really enjoyed our stay at Cellevista. It was good to relax beside the well maintained pool. Local Property Manager Rita was warm, welcoming and very helpful. Kitchen was v. small - bookers for more than 2 people should be alerted to its limitations: single power outlet, single light, & 5m bench length.

Bernard staying in Cellevista . Jul 2023

Where is Cellevista ?

Getting here

  • Perugia Airport: 1hr 30 min
  • Florence Airport: 2 hrs
  • Pisa Airport: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Rome Airport: 2 hrs 45 mins

Around Cellevista

With the village centre a stroll away, it is easy to take part in the fabric of Tuscan life, whether fetching fresh bread, smiling at the locals or joining in the pasta festival at the end of May. Yet southern Tuscany offers many reasons to set out for the day. Neighbouring San Casciano dei Bagni, a Medieval maze of streets around a church and bell tower, is famous for its thermal waters and home to one of the best know spas in Italy, the Fonteverde Spa Centre, in our list of Best Thermal Spas in Tuscany. Nearby there are summer concerts in the beautiful La Foce gardens, created by Iris Origo and referred to her in her 'War in Val d'Orcia' and festivals on most hilltops.

On one such hilltop, or rather a narrow limestone ridge, is the striking Montepulciano, known as the 'pearl of the 16th century' for its wealth of Renaissance palaces and churches and celebrated for its Vino Nobile wine; in late August in their 'Bravio delle Botti', teams roll 80 kg. barrels up a steep main street as fast as costumed legs can manage.

Other days out might include trips to Pienza, built by Pope Pius II in the 15th cent. as the Ideal City and now known for its dedication to pecorino cheese, to Perugia the Umbrian capital with a famed university and summer jazz or even to Orvieto, whose position on a large butte of volcanic tufa makes it one of the most dramatic in Europe and whose sites include masterpieces both above and below ground. When masterworks exhaust, however, there is outlet shopping for those inclined and a world of Nature ready to be explored by horseback, mountain bike or a long stride. No matter the destination, the pleasure of returning to the peace of one's own portico will sweeten the adventure

Nearby Activities

  • Shops and restaurant in Celle sul Rigo 100 m
  • Spa, hot springs, tennis in San Casciano dei Bagni 6 km
  • Radicofani castle 13 km, archeological museum in Sarteano 20 km
  • Train and motorway access at Chiusi 26 km, Historic garden and concerts at La Foce 29 km
  • Montepulciano 41 km, Pienza 38 km, Perugia 66 km
  • Valdichiana outlet shopping 55 km
  • Orvieto 60 km, Cortona 75 km, Siena 84 km, Florence 150 km

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Sleeps: 4
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Is Cellevista perfect for you?

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We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

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Booking Notes

  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of € 250, which should be handed over in cash to the owner or her representative at the start of your holiday.
  • Final Cleaning costs of €70 to be paid directly to owner.
  • Charge for pets €25