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Independent house in private hamlet, perfect location to relax & sightsee - La Canonica

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

La Villetta, Camporsevoli

The cozy apartments are within Camporsevoli, a private Tuscan medieval hamlet. Newly restored and fully furnished, they are complete with all the essentials including an outdoor space and BBQ and small garden and shared pool, perfect for hosting families or friends. The apartments are fully equipped with all the comforts of your own home, allowing for the ideal 'home away from home' rental whether you decide to stay pool side or spend your days sightseeing in the nearby surroundings.

Located on the first floor – second floor for Anglo-Saxons – of the “Villetta”, the hamlet’s central building, Casa del Fattore is accessed via an internal staircase. It has a large and spacious kitchen equipped with a 4 burner stove and electric oven with a dining table, a comfortable living room with fireplace and two bedrooms, one with a large wrought iron queen size bed (separable), the other with two single beds. The two bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower. The apartment is fully equipped with wifi and satellite TV. Upon request, we can also provide all the necessities to host small children and babies.

Canonica has a spacious living room with an old cast iron wood-burning stove and a comfortable dining area, a large well-equipped kitchen complete with a 5 stovetop burner and electric oven and three bedrooms sleeping a total of five guests: one master bedroom, one double bedroom (which opens onto the living room) and a single bedroom. The rooms share a bathroom with a bathtub. The apartment is fully equipped with wifi and satellite TV. Upon request, we can also provide all the necessities to host small children and babies.

Both apartments are complete with an outdoor space and BBQ within the hamlet, providing guests with the opportunity to cook and dine outdoors. The apartment is one of three, nestled amidst other rental properties and public spaces such as the bar and pool, creating a social atmosphere for meeting other guests, if desired.

The pool is just a few minutes’ walk, at the end of a splendid cypress lined path, which makes it extremely quiet and if you have children, far from any danger. Just below the pool, there is a pool house completed with a bathroom and spacious changing room – where you can leave bathing suits and towels – and an honesty bar with refrigerator.

Located in the same building, ‘The Corner’ honesty bar is open all day, offering made-to-order espresso, snacks, refreshments, local wine and our own olive oil. Enjoy its amenities, including a book exchange library, games and local guides while lounging on the bar’s outdoor shaded couch.

Camporsevoli was build just below the mountain of Cetona. There are direct roads and foot trails that lead up to the memorable Cross atop the mountain, looking of the Valdichiana, perfect for a picnic.

More Details

Owner
Valentina Grossi
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Valentina Grossi

Valentina Grossi has worked as an event planner for over 17 years in her Florentine company, One Step Closer: using Camporsevoli as the location for your celebration also includes the assistance of an expert event planner. From the simplest birthday dinner or the most lavish wedding to the most challenging corporate event, everything will be carried out with the utmost care and attention, according to your needs and desires.

Valentina Grossi purchased this apartment in 1800

Why Valentina Grossi chose Cetona

As the most recent generation, we are already embracing the future one: not one day passes without sensing all the work and love that was invested here by every person mentioned in these few lines. We take pride in every stone in the hamlet and every plant or plot of land on the Estate in an effort to pay tribute to that hard work, as we look after Camporsevoli – this splendid elderly gentleman – to accompany it across the decades to come.

What makes this apartment unique

We live in Camporsevoli during the summer months and are always available to meet and greet you upon your arrival, help with any organization and trip planning and to help with any unforeseen problems that may arise.

Valentina is a founding partner of One Step Closer, a company based in Florence, that has distinguished itself during its many years of activity for its professional tour and activity organization in Tuscany and throughout Italy. Valentina is also an art historian, has collaborated with the Education Department of Florentine Museums, and is an official tour guide of Florence.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in locorietario

Riscaldamento non incluso. Prezzo 4 euro scatto / metro quadro
Heating not included. Prezzo 4 euro per squared meter


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cetona in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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La Canonica
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Canterbury, UK
5

A stunning location, extremely welcoming hosts and a beautiful apartment in a medieval street, wow!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, cooking fresh food with a view to die for, walking two minutes through the private woods to the pool, which we had to ourselves, and enjoying the amazing scenery and beautiful hilltop towns in the area. The Grossi family welcomed us with open arms, including a cookery lesson and family meal at the big house for a true Italian experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear William, thank you so much for this very kind note. It was an absolute delight to have you, Clare and the children with us. Cooking and chatting was great fun for us too, and I do hope we will have other opportunities to spend time together, on either side of the Channell ! Valentina
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Une très bonne semaine de détente

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine dans le domaine de valentina. C'est un site extraordinaire au sommet d'un colline : maison très spacieuse et très bien équipée, décorée avec goût, une superbe piscine et un accueil très chaleureux. Bref, à recommender.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour ce message si gentil ! Il etait un plaisir de vous avoir chez nous avez vos enfants et amis, et on espere de vous voir bientot.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia, Florence, Rome
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Le Piazze
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Chiusi - Chianciano T
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Le Piazze
Car: necessary

In less than half an hour, you can admire one of the earliest frescoes by Perugino in the place where he was born, Città della Pieve, then eat a “bico al prosciutto” at Bruno Coppetta’s restaurant a few steps away.

You can stop for an aperitivo in San Casciano dei Bagni, with its magnificent terrace overlooking the hillside, whose colors not only change with the seasons but with every passing moment. It is impossible to resist a table at Daniela’s restaurant, the heart of the town

On the other side of San Casciano in relation to Camporsevoli, we find Cetona. Crossing its immaculate piazza and clambering through its streets towards the Rocca is always exciting and like taking a step back in time. It then comes naturally to stop for a nice meal at Nilo, or buy some beautiful ceramics from Pippo.

In order to understand the local history, it is essential to stop in Chiusi, the mysterious Etruscan capital. Its lovely small museum once housed the collections of artefacts found in the Etruscan tombs of Camporsevoli, mostly ceded in turn to the British Museum and the Museum of Dresden. Venturing on to visit the painted tombs, usually alone, makes for a real archaeological experience.

In less than 45 minutes, you can reach Montepulciano, with its Duomo and the sadly not very well known but wonderful sculptures by Michelozzo. However, you should not ignore the wonder of the Greek cross plan Church of San Biagio, from the Renaissance design by Sangallo, which inspired nothing short of Bramante and Michelangelo for St Peter's Church in Rome. After so much culture, just a few steps away is the restaurant La Grotta, or we can reach Miriam Caporali’s Tenuta Valdipiatta, where we can understand the secrets and characteristics of the famous Vino Nobile.

Pienza, the ideal city of Pope Piccolomini and its architect Rossellino, cannot be missed. The road from Montepulciano to Pienza is possibly one of the most beautiful in the world and, if you have time, take a small detour to Monticchiello: a tiny and fabulous village where the longstanding tradition of the Teatro Povero is staged every summer.

From Pienza and Montepulciano, the road back is the one that passes by the Villa della Foce, home to the author Iris Origo, with its spectacular garden designed by the British architect Cecil Pinsent.

The road that runs through the clay Calanchi in Val d'Orcia takes you to a surreal world, so different from the green hillsides of nearby Chianti. You will recognize it from many postcards!

Just about an hour from Camporsevoli, you arrive in Montalcino and its Brunello, its vineyards dotted with rose bushes, cared for like Renaissance gardens, and its town that is so well kept, with many unique shops, excellent restaurants and wine bars. Do not forget to stop for a bite at the Le Potazzine or Alle Logge osterias, from which you can quickly reach Sant'Antimo: the white immaculate Carolingian mini-Cathedral surrounded by greenery; or where you can admire the frescoes by Pinturicchio in the convent of Monte Oliveto, just above Buonconvento, another delightful town surrounded by Romanesque walls.

During the same pleasant drive, you can easily reach the renowned Cortona and, just a bit further, Arezzo. The frescoes of the History of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca in the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo alone are worth a trip. If it coincides with the first weekend of the month, all the better. Arezzo hosts one of Italy’s most famous antique markets.

Going beyond Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio are at our doorstep. There is the previously mentioned Città della Pieve, but also Orvieto, where the majestic Duomo is always astonishing, with frescoes by Luca Signorelli, a necessary introduction to those of his pupil Michelangelo. A truly great small town, with a very active cultural life and excellent restaurants where you can discover the magnificent Umbrian cuisine and the famous white wine of Orvieto. If you desire to visit a winery, it is definitely worth the effort to go up to Salviano and taste its excellent wines overlooking the lake Corbara.

Driving a bit further into Umbria, we easily reach Assisi and Perugia. Perugia with its Renaissance works of art and the National Museum of Umbria. But mostly, magical Assisi: some places have a particular magnetism – think of Petra or the Taj Mahal – and there is no doubt that Assisi is among them. Not only for its beauty and its powerful frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue in the Lower and Upper Basilicas of San Francesco, but for the history and atmosphere that envelop it.

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