Villa Donati 14

An historic villa for 14 on the Tuscan hills

Nice little touches

  • Montestigliano is a beautiful spot and this house is a great choice for a family holiday. There is help with cooking and meals and the children always meet new friends.
  • 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

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

Villa Donati is a distinguished villa forming part of the extensive Montestigliano estate of 3.000 acres just south west of Siena. Situated in exceptionally picturesque countryside, Montestigliano has all the characteristics of the classic Tuscan Great Estate: avenues of cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and neat, cultivated fields. Other farmhouses on the estate have been converted for holiday use. The villa has large, nobly proportioned rooms with high, beamed, decorated ceilings and antique furniture.

Accommodation

Entrance is into the large dining hall with a round table and interesting eighteenth century paintings. Three tall arches at the far end lead to a large shower-room with a washing machine.

Leading off the hall is a twin bedroom that accesses a single bedroom, a kitchen with a huge fireplace and ancient Siena marble sink, a small breakfast room, an elegant sitting room and a second single bedroom. Another door leads to the larder and wine cellar. A wide travertine staircase leads to the mezzanine floor with a small twin bedroom and a shower room.

On the first floor: a shower room and a corridor leading into a tall, elegantly furnished drawing room with a decorated ceiling and working fireplace. Off this room are a twin bedroom and three double bedrooms, two of which can be made up as a twin. Up a few more steps of the main staircase are a bathroom and an extra room with WC and washbasin.

The rear door of the villa from the reception hall, leads to a secluded garden with wonderful views.

Features

Villa Details

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

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 6 twin / double bedrooms
  • 2 single bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms with showers
  • 1 bathroom wit bathtub
  • 1 hairdryer, more available on request

Kitchen equipment

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

Amenities

  • Wifi internet
  • Telephone - calls metered by computer and paid separately
  • Television
  • Dvd player
  • Cd player / radio
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 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

Extras on request

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

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
  • Excellent walking country

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Reviews

“ ...exactly what we were expecting from a Tuscan villa ”

We are members of a social dance group and 12 of us stayed here a few weeks ago. This is the second time we have stayed there and it is a wonderful place. Tuscany is beautiful and this villa is in the middle of all this beauty. It is exactly what we were expecting from a Tuscan villa. Rustic feel; amazing family who own it and the manager Francesco is a wonderful host for anyone staying there. He is most attentive and looks after everyone. The views first thing in the morning over the valley are stunning, especially as the mist clears. We were very lucky and the weather was superb.

L.B., N.F. and friends, UK staying in Villa Donati . Mar 2014

Where is Villa Donati ?

Getting here

  • Florence airport 1 hr 30 mins
  • Pisa airport 2hrs 30 mins
  • Rome Fiumicino airport 2hrs 30 mins
  • Simple shop/restaurant in Orgia 2 kms
  • Shops, bars and restaurants in Rosia 5 kms
  • Siena 15 kms

Around Villa Donati

There are two large swimming pools shared by guests at the main villa and the farmhouses. Both have ample sun furniture and extensive views across the countryside as far as Siena. The pool nearest the villa is reserved for people who want peace and quiet.

The estate buildings form a small complex with some farmhouses and agricultural buildings in a beautiful position on top of a hill, with extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Wide, sandy floored cypress lined avenues traverse the forested hills of the estate, often terminating in belvederes at the most impressive viewpoints.

Although many of the stone benches which once flanked the avenues have gone, enough still remain to provide resting places on your walks down these romantic remnants of a more leisured era. Through the tangled woodlands, across the cultivated plain below, one can see Siena and the Chianti hills in the distance, and there is a rare abundance of wild flowers and animals. Wine, olive oil and other farm produce is for sale and guests are very welcome to watch or join in with agricultural activities.

From € 306 per day

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Booking Notes

  • Heating costs including firewood to be paid directly to owner.
  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of €500 (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.

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.

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