Marta 6

A spacious apartment for 6 in Montestigliano

Nice little touches

  • The estate organises Pizza evenings and other communal activities which are held in the main estate square.
  • 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.

Good to know

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

Casa Marta is an independent upper floor apartment with tall, airy rooms with Victorian proportions.

It is approached from an open fronted courtyard and has a pleasant, walled, furnished garden at the rear with beautiful views of the estate.

Sitting as it does at the heart of the estate, it is easy for guests to join in activities such as cooking classes or olive oil tastings held in the Granary, yet being on the top floor with views of the back woodlands, it is easy to preserve the sense of being away from it all.

Accommodation

Entrance to Casa Marta is through a door in the corner of the open-fronted courtyard at the heart of the estate.

A staircase leads past the ground floor laundry and up to a short corridor off of which are two bedrooms, a twin and a double, with lovely woodland views as well as a bathroom and a shower room.

A further corridor leads past a roomy eat-in kitchen with generous cupboards and counter space, past a double bedroom and finishes in a large living room with sofas, a dining table for 6, and a wood-burning stove, much appreciated by early Spring or late Autumn guests.

In similar proportions to this spacious apartment, guests have a wide secluded garden and furnished pergola for outdoor meals with a view.

Features

Villa Details

  • River swimming nearby
  • Central heating (extra)
  • Wifi internet
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome - never allowed near pools
  • Part of montestigliano estate

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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

Kitchen equipment

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

Amenities

  • Wifi internet
  • Telephone
  • Cd player / radio available on request
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Woodstove
  • Tv/dvd in estate rec room
  • Baby bed and high chair available on request
  • Fans available on request

What's included

  • Final cleaning included
  • Pool towels provided (from estate office)
  • Firewood provided when needed

Extras on request

  • 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
  • Cooking lessons available on request available on request, for adults and children
  • Arrival groceries 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

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

Photos

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Reviews

“ A lovely Tuscan experience ”

The property Casa Marta was a lovely Tuscan experience. It was clean, and larger than I expected, it was decorated in a traditional farm manner. The manager was extremely helpful with every aspect of our stay from directions to local knowledge and restaurants etc., and spoke perfect English as well as Italian. A highlight was (an optional) traditional Italian dinner on the Friday evening organized by the estate owners and attended by all guests staying there that week (37), we dined in the outside courtyard and were entertained with music and dancing.

Mr. and Mrs. S.F. from Australia staying in Casa Marta . Dec 2011

Where is Marta ?

Getting here

  • Florence airport 1 hr 30 mins
  • Pisa airport 2hrs
  • Rome Fiumicino airport 2hrs 30 mins

Around Marta

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.

Nearby

  • Simple shop/restaurant in Orgia 2 kms
  • Shops, bars and restaurants in Rosia 5 km
  • Siena 15 kms

From € 164 per day

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How to book

Is Marta perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

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 "Booking Protect" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and Booking Protect. You can add Booking Protect 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.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • Heating costs including firewood to be paid directly to owner.
  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of €250 (or equivalent in pounds sterling or dollars), which should be handed over in cash or Eurocheque to the owner or her representative at the start of your holiday.