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Detached restored country house with beautiful panoramic view. - No apartments

People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Variety of beautiful spots around the house - big fireplace in kitchen living

The 'Aiola' is located in the fertile rural environment of Montepulciano. The house is surrounded by laurel and pine trees as well as cypresses, you can smell the scent of jasmine and observe the twining blossoms of clematis. In the summertime butterflies dance over bushes of lavender. The visitor may relax at various places, e.g. in the small 'paradise garden', in which a pomegranate and a fig tree grow, roses bloom and where a fountain ripples, or on one of the four terraces, from which Montepulciano or San Biagio (Renaissance church) can be seen. The house has been restored and furnished in harmony with the landscape. The furniture has been intentionally chosen for their 'simple' style. The ceilings and floors are made of old terracotta and in the kitchen the original huge fireplace, a long marble table and the old stone sink have been preserved.

History of the 'Aiola': It is assumed that the first walls were built three to four hundred years ago and that the building has gotten its present shape after various reconstructions. The 'Aiola' is to be counted as one of the oldest buildings in the vicinity of Montepulciano.

Formerly it belonged to the “Podere' (country estates) called 'mezzadria' (from 'mezzo' meaning 'half'), whose inhabitants had to give half of the yield they produced to their feudal lord, while they could live and work there with their families free of cost.

The location of the 'Aiola' combines the vicinity to the historical city with the pleasures of the rural environment. Ther are two farmers nearby where wine and olive oil can be bought.

As regards the arrangement of the garden: The plants were chosen partly on the basis of their kind and intensity of scent. Roses, authentic jasmine, acacias and broom together with resinous cypresses and pine trees spoil the nose and soul of every vacationer.

The rigorous landscape of Tuscany is reflected in rows of olive trees passing through the property. A small “fruteto” grows at the back of it with an almond, cherry, peach, apple, Japan plum, pear and plum tree, whose ripe fruit may be enjoyed by the tenants. There are also various herbs and spices which will enrich your meals.

A small so-called 'Fountain of Youth' will refresh you in the hot season, as long as the water supply is sufficient (see also: Taking a bath / Swimming).

Excursions: Situated between Florence and Rome with Siena, Arezzo and Perugia on the sides, the location of Montepulciano offers much that is of interest, be it medieval city layouts like Perugia, Florentine Renaissance squares or the “Lago di Bolsena” – a crater lake with cool water: all can be reached by car.

The closer environment offers thermal baths for cures or sights of architectural interest: e.g. the small Renaissance town of Pienza or the Gothic Siena. Another interesting sight is the holy mountain of Monte Amiata, an extinct vulcano, and the Val d Orca which can be reached in 15 minutes by car.

Courses, Music etc.

According to the festivals mentioned above a branch of the European Academy of Music and Performing Arts Cologne has established in Montepulciano, which offers courses in music, dancing and acting. There is also a language school in Montepulciano, where courses can be booked.

If you are interested in any of these courses we are happy to pass on the addresses.

The landscape around Montepulciano

The southeastern Tuscan landscape is just beautiful: wide perspectives over gentle layers of hills, grapevines, olive groves, rows of cypresses, small roads winding to still seemingly medieval villages, where you can make historical and cultural discoveries and have culinary delights as well.

For example: Pienza, S.Quirico and Montalcino, famous for it's wine of high quality 'Brunello'.

The villages mentioned are bedded in the marvelous valley called Val d'Orcia.

Taking a bath / Swimming

There are public swimming pools in vicinity. We also recommend the Trasimeno and the Bolsena lake and the beaches of the Thyrrhenian Sea. It is an exceptional pleasure to visit a thermal bath when it is cold outside, especially at night when the moon is shining. (e.g. Bagno Vignioni).

The so-called 'Fountain of Youth' at the back of the 'Aiola' can always be filled with fresh water at own expenses.

Exquisite wine-growing area

The 'Aiola' is located in the middle of the wine-growing area of the well-known 'Vino Nobile', which surrounds Montepulciano like a green belt. 'Vino Nobile' as well as 'Barolo', 'Brunello di Montalcino'' and 'Chianti' belong to the most famous Italian wines. To achieve the licence to go by the name of 'Vino Nobile', this quality wine has to be cultivated under certain conditions and regulations. There are various winegrowers of 'Vino Nobile' who offer to taste this splendid wine in a pleasant environment. 'Vino Rosso di Montepulciano' is a recommendable, less expensive, remarkably tasteful table wine. A very impressive experience is the visit of the vast wine cellars under the city of Montepulciano.

Excursions (suitable for kids as well)

Open-air Museums: Renaissance park of Duke Orsini at Bomarzo/near Viterbo. 'il Giardino dei Tarrochi', Garden with sculptures from Niki de St. Phalle at Capalbio/Porto St. Stefano. Garden of Swiss artist and art collector Daniel Spoerri at Arcidosso. 'Parco naturale della Maremma' south of Grosseto

Towns nearby: Siena, Arrezzo, Orvieto, Cortona reachable by car within 1 hour. Perugia, Assisi, Florence, Viterbo, Terni reachable within 1,5 hours. By Intercity departing from Chiusi, you can easily get to the centers of Rome and Florence within about 1 hour.

Archeological Sites (Pre-Roman/Etruscan): Cortona, Chiusi, Tarquinia, Orvieto and Pitigliano.

Others: Abbadia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore and surroundings.

More Details

Owner
Brigitte Salvoi
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Montepulciano in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • 2 twins, 2 singles
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ecological land cultivation: Solar panels provide electricity for the hot water and heating system. To prevent electric smog, the electric system can be switched off in the bedrooms. The walls and ceilings are unsealed – they thus breathe and were painted with clay and silicate colours. Only ecological products are used for cleaning the house. Also, the garden is cultivated without the use of poisons and it blends well into the developed land of Tuscany. Notes to accommodation 'Aiola': The kitchen is a kitchen-cum-living-room equipped with a dining table for up to 8 persons and an open fireplace. Bathrooms: There is a bathroom on the top floor that has a shower, WC and sink. Another WC is situated on the ground floor, with outside access. There also is an 'indoor pool', i.e. a bathtub in a 65 square metre hall, accessible also from outside. Both, the single WC and single bathtub are without heating.

Reviews

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Detached restored country house with beautiful panoramic view. - No apartments
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
5

perfect situation near Montepulciano!

  • 5 of 5

Very charming, elegant, confortable and spacious house. Fully and nicely equiped. Beautiful setting, walking distance from Montepulciano. Friendly guests. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Das ist Toscana !

  • 5 of 5

Wer Toskana pur erleben will sollte diese Aiola mieten !! Wir sind seit 2011 jährlich für 4 Wochen in der Aiola und haben den Garten um die Podere herum zu unterschiedlichen Jahreszeiten erlebt. Es war immer ein Erlebnis die Veränderungen von Natur und Tierwelt zu beobachten. Die Lage der Aiola ist unvergleichlich schön. Der Blick auf Wiesen und mit Schafen, der Blick auf Montepulciano und Montefollonico ist unvergeßlich. Pecorino Produktion und div. Weingüter liegen in der Nähe. Montepulciano ist in 30 min zu Fuß zu erreichen oder mit dem Auto in 5 Minuten.Gut Einkaufen kann man in Montepulciano,Torrita die Siena, Pienza oder Sinalunga wobei die Wochenmärkte in diesen Städten besonders zu empfehlen sind. Wer gerne kocht ein unbedingtes muß!

Wir freuen uns schon auf 2018 die Aiola und deren Besitzer wiederzusehen.

Karin und Holger

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Harmonie und Atmosphäre

  • 5 of 5

Ein „Garten“ mit heimischen Pflanzen, der fast wie natürlich entstanden wirkt, der mit der Topografie spielt, der schattige und sonnige Plätze bietet, Plätze mit Panoramasicht, Plätze mit Hofcharakter und Geborgenheit, Plätze, die sich in das Ensemble einfügen, nichts wirkt gekünstelt.

Die Aiola: denkmalgerechter und behutsamer Umgang mit der historischen Bausubstanz, ein Ferienhaus, das seine Herkunft als jahrhunderte altes Bauernhaus nicht leugnet.

Die Lage: malerisch gelegen zwischen landwirtschaftlich genutzten Flächen mit Weinanbau, Olivenbäumen und Schafweiden. Montepulciano kann man fußläufig ohne störenden Autoverkehr auf einem Wanderweg in 30 bis 40 Minuten erreichen.

Was die Aiola so einmalig und besonders macht: die landschaftliche Lage, das authentische Bauernhaus und die äußere und inneren Gestalt, all dies verschmilzt zu einer harmonischen Einheit.

Ein Refugium für all jene, die der Hektik des Alltags entfliehen wollen.

Die freundlichen Gastgeber waren meist vor Ort und gaben wertvolle und aktuelle Tipps.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Wunderschön

  • 5 of 5

ein Traumhaus mit einem traumhaften Ausblick und einer dem Wesen des Hauses entsprechend wunderschönen Einrichtung.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

La Toscane comme on en rêve

  • 5 of 5

Maison avec très belle vue harmonieuse, charme et confort adapté aux vacances restaurée avec gout. Propriétaire à coté disponible mais tres discret Situation pour le repos et le tourisme très bonne Nous vous recommandons cette location

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Info for our guests Translation: Tuscany like in a dream House with a lovely harmonious view, charm and comfort fit for holidays, reburbished with great taste. Owners, living right rearby, are available yet very quiet. The place is very good for resting, as well as for tourism. We recommend this place.
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5

Traumhaft schön ....!

  • 5 of 5

Es war einfach alles traumhaft schön!!!

Herzlichen Dank für die Zeit in diesem wundervollen Haus in dieser beindruckenden Lage!

Wir planen wieder zukommen!

Herzliche Grüße, Andrea & Christian

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
San Biago, 1 km
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Civitavecchia, 200 km
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano T., 25
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A1, Valdichiana, 15 km
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Grotta, 1 km
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Lago di Trasimeno, 25 km
Car: recommended

The medieval town of Montepulciano is situated on a mountain top of tuff stone, 600 m above sea level. Each summer the popular international music festival “Cantiere” which was brought into being by H. W. Henze some years ago, takes place here over a period of two weeks. The Vino Nobile which matures in the wine cellars under the town is at least as famous. One can take a rest from too much bustle in the thermal baths nearby, which are provided with water from a 'sacred mountain', the Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano. You can reach the historical city center from the Aiola in about 30 minutes on foot. It is a beautiful little walk, passing fiels and gardens as well as the cathedral ´San Biagio´which a major building from the Rennaissance period.

Further activities:

- Hot air ballooning

- Journeys in italian oldtimers

- For birdlovers: Bird reservoir at Lago di Montepulciano

- For wine lovers: Wine tasting by arrangement with selected winery owners

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Montepulciano, Siena Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nachsaison
14 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£449
for 5 nights
£602
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£781
for 7 nights
£781
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178.44
Endreinigung £66.91

Betont sei, dass es sich bei der relativ preiswerten Anmietung des 'Podere L'Aiola' um die Nutzung des gesamten Hauses, sowie von Hof und Garten handelt. Auch bei Anmietung nur des Obergeschosses (Hauptetage), sind Sie auf jeden Fall die alleinigen Nutzer des Hauses. Die oben angegebenen Preise gelten für 2 Personen! Bei weiteren Personen erhöht sich der Mietpreis um 150,- € pro Person und Woche. Endpreise (für z.B. Kinder und auch die Anzahl der gemieteten Etagen) müssen beim Vermieter angefragt werden. Bei der Nutzung beider Etagen erhöht sich der Preis für die Endreinigung um 25,- €, bzw. um 50,- €.
Wir sind bemüht den Gästen Einsparmöglichkeiten zu schaffen, insofern ist die Nutzung des "Jungbrunnens" im Endpreis nicht enthalten, ebenso Bettwäsche und Handtücher, die unsere Gäste mitbringen können; Sofern dies nicht gewollt wird (z.B. Anreise per Flugzeug) kann die Bettwäsche nebst Handtüchern bei uns gemietet werden (15,00 € / Woche und Person).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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