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Cottage Villa San Benedetto in Tuscany, stunning view and private pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Single unit rental, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, private parking, sleeps 4 max

The San Benedetto cottage is the old peasant farmer's house attached to the back of a small villa in which the owner (retired Mrs Stevens) lives. It has nice furniture, tiled floors and comprises 2 Double bedrooms, Sitting/Dining room, modern Bathroom, Kitchenette and covered Veranda. Spacious gardens on several levels including many flowering shrubs, mature trees giving shade where necessary and a beautiful swimming pool, which, together with the flat, enjoys marvelous views across to Montepulciano on the next hilltop as well as over Lake Trasimeno and the pre-Apennines beyond. The pool has plenty of chairs and loungers as well as a table and a swing which are spread about so that one can either sunbathe or shelter from the heat. The property extends to 7 acres of woodland and olive trees. Access is by a steep asphalted drive from the main road which runs between Montepulciano and Chianciano. Montepulciano is 5 minutes away by car and 20 minutes on foot. Immediately South of the Villa the Tuscan hills are crowned by almost unpopulated woodland for 40km. A haunt of deer, wild pig and porcupine. A wonderful place to explore on foot or by car on existing tracks.

Reviews from past guests are available on property page (follow booking & payment link further down; link also provided in booking enquiry response) and are also copied below as owner reported.

More Details

Ludovico Stevens (son of owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

If anything the website does not do this property justice. The garden is simply wonderful with mature trees giving shade where necessary and a huge range of plants and shrubs adding to the beauty. The pool is first class with plenty of chairs, loungers etc spread about so that one could sunbathe or shelter from the heat as one wished. The views of Montepulciano in particular, but also the surrounding countryside are stunning. The owner, Mrs Stevens, is charming and was a friendly but unobtrusive hostess. She is quite wonderful and has some marvellous tales to tell should you wish. Her dogs, Jack, Jill and Hugo are all friendly loving animals but if you are not a 'dog person' you need not worry as they are not allowed to be a nuisance. We had a marvellous two weeks discovering little towns that we had never heard of - there is so much more to Tuscany than Florence, Siena etc! Oh and the wine is rather good as well!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montepulciano in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Garden
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
There are facilities for dining by the pool which is about 50 meters away from the cottage across the garden. Pool furniture includes table with 6 chairs, 4 sun-loungers and a swing. In the garden there is also a stone table and benches to seat 4 and a further reading area next to garden fishpond. The veranda also has seating for 4. No barbeque is allowed during the Summer months. There are 3 friendly dogs and 1 cat who live on the premises with the owner. No children under the age of 12 since the pool is not protected by child proof fencing or alarm system. Owner seldom uses the pool, so the pool is exclusive for tenants. Note that the pool is covered and cannot be used over the winter period (early October up to late May). The owner, Mrs Stevens, speaks perfect English.


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Cottage Villa San Benedetto in Tuscany, stunning view and private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Delightful in every way

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife and two children and did not want to leave. Every expectation was exceeded. Mrs Stevens is utterly charming without being at all intrusive. We wanted to bring her home with us, along with her three beautiful dogs that my daughters fell in love with. Two horses to feed carrots to was a great bonus. The pool area could not be better: large and deep, with pool lighting, surrounded by a variety of seating in beautiful gardens and with the backdrop of magnificent Multepulciano perched on it's hilltop. The cottage annex is cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed. The location is perfect with delightful scenery all around. I would recommend without hesitation and will definitely be returning...

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Firenze, Pisa, Rome
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Chiusi Stazione
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
exit 'Valdichiana' or 'Chiusi-Chianciano Terme'
Car: necessary

Montepulciano is a beautiful and unspoilt walled hill town in Tuscany. It has good shops, bars and restaurants. One and a half hour south of Florence and 2000 feet up in the Tuscan hills and enjoying fine views to Lake Trasimeno and the pre-Apennines. It is about one hour from Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Orvieto - a perfect centre for exploring Tuscany and Umbria. Places of interest nearby include the beautiful small towns of Pienza (12Km) (Birth place of Pope Pius II with wonderful views across to Mount Amiata); San Quirico d'Orcia (21Km); Radicofani (36Km) (Where the enormous tower of a medieval brigand gives a 360° view); Cetona (18Km); Cortona (28Km); Castiglion del Lago (26Km)(with ferry terminal for the islands on Lake Trasimeno). There are also the small Spas of San Casciano dei Bagni (28Km), Bagno San Filippo (29Km), Bagno Vignoni (25Km) & Rapolano Terme (44km); the last three with thermal swimming pools which use naturally hot water from the ground and are very pleasant during the colder months. Finally Bel Verde, a beautiful small monastery in a sylvan setting (24Km).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montepulciano, Siena Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
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for 5 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57

All payments are by Credit Card secured by (follow booking & payment link further down; link also provided in booking enquiry response).
If you are paying in a currency other than GBP, exchange rate is your credit card exchange rate at time of deposit/payment.
Check-in: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Check-out: before 10.00 a.m.

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