Virginia B 4

Villa for 4 on an historic Tuscan farming estate

Nice little touches

  • With two adjacent apartments this farmhouse is excellent for two families or a group of friends on holiday together
  • 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.
  • The estate organises Pizza evenings and other communal activities which are held in the main estate square.
  • At the heart of the Estate, the Virginia apartments are handy to both pools and the estate dining room and concierge services.

Good to know

  • Pets are welcome, but only in Mid and Low seasons and never allowed around the swimming pools
  • There are two apartments on the top floor of the large farmhouse - both share the loggia and furnished garden

While Casa Virginia is an excellent choice for two families or groups of friends, it can easily be let as separate units and Virginia B is one of the first floor apartments that faces south down its own lawned garden and has wonderful views across to the wooded hills and cypress avenue of the estate. This property has classic Tuscan farmhouse features, with airy rooms, terracotta tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings and attractive farmhouse furniture.

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. The estate buildings form a small complex with some farmhouses, the villa 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. 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.

Accommodation

An external staircase leads up to a small loggia which which guests in the two Virginia apartments share and find a pleasant place for sitting out. The second door leads into Virginia B's living room with two sofas and a dining table for four.

A door off the living area lead to the bedrooms, a double and a twin/double, both furnished with country antiques and attractive fabrics. A compact, but well-equipped kitchen sits beyond the living area, well lighted thanks to the lowered dividing wall separating the two rooms. A newly refurbished shower room shared by both bedrooms is just off the kitchen.

In addition to the shared loggia, guests have an expansive front lawn bordered by grapevines and a pergola furnished for dining al fresco.

Features

Villa Details

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

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom wth shower
  • 1 hairdryer, more available on request

Kitchen equipment

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

Amenities

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

What's included

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

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
  • 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 shared loggia and 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
  • Bicycles can be arranged on request
  • Excellent walking country

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Reviews

“ Fantastic stay ”

We had a fantastic stay - such a beautiful setting and really friendly, helpful people - many thanks!

Mrs. A.B. and family, UK staying in Virginia B . Dec 2015

Where is Virginia B ?

Getting here

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

Around Virginia B

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
  • Supermarket, bars and restaurants in Rosia 5 kms
  • Siena 15 kms

From € 114 per day

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Booking Notes

  • Heating costs including firewood to be paid directly to owner.t
  • 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 a 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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