Pennella (whole villa)
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Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Stunning villa and location!
My family and I (from Australia) had the privilege of staying at Villa Pennella for a week during September 2014. Our party was 5 adults and one baby so we had the whole villa.
The villa was absolutely magnificent, just as shown in the pictures. It was immaculately clean, beautifully presented and had everything you could possibly want.
Outside, the loggias were beautiful for afternoon drinks and dinners, the views are so stunning. The pool area was also beautiful and well maintained.
The location was perfect for visiting many of the small towns in the region. Pienza was our favourite, and we were spoiled for choice with some amazing restaurants. Our favourite was Terazza Val D'Orcia, but we didn't have a bad meal while we were there.
A must-do while you are staying at the villa is a dinner cooked by Mrs Marcella. The food was so amazing, we had her cook for us for a second night!
Although there were Wi-Fi issues during our stay, the management was exceptionally helpful in trying to rectify the issue. Although they could not fix it during our stay, we're sure it will be fixed for future visits.
The only real difficulty we encountered was finding the property. If booking the property we would probably recommend getting actual gps coordinates. It was difficult to find using the maps given.
We will definitely return to this property and would have no hesitation recommending it to anybody who wanted to visit the Val D'Orcia region.
Des vacances superbes dans un décor de rêve
Cette maison est merveilleuse, décorée avec beaucoup de goût, accueillante et reposante. Nous y avons passé une semaine extraordinaire dans un décor de rêve.
La vallée d'Orcia est splendide et nous ne nous lassions d'admirer les alentours de la villa. Depuis la brume du petit matin jusqu'au coucher du soleil, le paysage évoluait tout en perfection. La nature y est paisible et sereine, tout respire la quiétude. On a l'impression que rien n'a changé depuis des siècles. Si le paradis existe, ça doit être comme la-bas.
Encore un grand merci à Marcella pour son accueil, son dévouement (elle nous a réservé un resto alors que nous arrivions très tard) et pour ses bons petits plats italiens.
Nous n'oublierons pas de sitôt ces vacances. Sylvie, Maxime, Pierre et Huguette, Belgique
Ein Paradies inmitten einer magischen Landschaft
Wir haben La Penella schon zwei Mal besucht. Das Haus erfüllt alle Erwartungen. Es ist liebevoll eingerichtet, wunderschön gelegen und die Ruhe ist Erhohlung pur.Der Pool ist herrlich groß und die Haubesorgerin ist stets bemüht, einem alle Wünsche zu erfüllen.
Der Ausblick auf 360 Grad Toscana lässt allerdings wenige Wünsche offen.
Wir kommen sicher wieder!
Perfect choice,.....Perfect place !
Wow ! !...was what I kep saying all during our stay. When you rent a villa for a holiday, you are always apprehensive about what it is going to be like until you've actually seen it, especially as we are quite discerning and difficult to please. Have no concerns whatever about Villa Penella near Pienza. The photographs were true, the descriptions were accurate, the communications excellent. Quality goes all the way through from the website, right through to the actual property.
The situation of Penella is panoramic; set a short distance up a bumpy lane off a quiet road, it has unobstructed all round views of typical Tuscan countryside. It is close to all the main Tuscan towns, no long journeys anywhere, Pienza, is only ten minutes away, similarly Montichello, and spectacular breathtaking views over vineyards at every twist and turn.
The whole villa is exceptionally well appointed; so much thought has been put into everything in and around the place you can tell it has actually been fitted out for the owners personal use rather than a holiday let business. Very comfortable and well furnished large sitting room, smart and fully equipped mod con kitchen, ideally positioned shaded loggia with comfy chairs and outdoor eating facilities.
Each bedroom has views over the countryside, comfortable beds and fine linen, coupled of with luxurious bathrooms that Italians, with their sense of style, seem to excel at.
We had a serious car problem which would not have been easily solved without the time, help and goodwill of Massimo the Gardener...and of course, Mrs Marcella who met us on arrival with a splendid basket of essential foods, including good wine, coffee and much more. The owners of this Villa are obviously very committed to ensuring that their guest have a relaxing and great stay in their own private villa.
In the child safe garden, at the end of a very hot and dry summer, the Swallowtail butterflies chased each other over the flowers, shrubs and herbs. Down the steps is a well maintained, good sized pool, shower and shaded seating area.
The nearby town of Montichello has a superb restaurant, La Porta, that shouldn't be missed, and after, if you go SLOWLY on the return journey up the track, your car headlights might pick out Porcupine, Deer, Badgers, Hares, Foxes.
Would we go again..in a heartbeat, would we recommend it - absolutely.
A delightful stay at Villa Pennella
My wife and I stayed 10 days at Villa Pennella in late September 2011. This is a delightful villa with a lovely garden and swimming pool. I cannot recommend more highly both the location and the surrounding area. Wonderfull views across the valley to the delightfull town Pienza. The villa was clean , well furnished with all amenities. A great stay and hoping to return in 2012
Fantastic villa at dream location
We stayed one week in august 2011 on this beautiful location.
We spend our holidays for more than 10 years in Italy, but this region is by far the best of Italy. The house is built on a small hill with wonderful views on the countryside of the val D'Orcia.
This is a ideal place to relax : the daily walks at sunrise, the outside breakfasts with panoramic view, the quietness, the large swimmingpool, the dinners at sunset.
The accommodation is very tasteful, comfortable, clean and well maintained.
We met the owners twice, they are very friendly, generous and do everything to make it the guests as comfortable as possible.
We are so pleased about this location that we have already booked again for this year. We highly recommend this villa to anyone who wants to visit Tuscany.
If you are looking for relaxation, good food, silence and extraordinary colourful panoramas, you can’t not come to Val d’Orcia: this southern Tuscany valley, that has been recognised from UNESCO the award for humanity world-wide estate, awaits you. Our villa is ready to welcome you as if you were at your own home!!!
Pennella, our villa, is a brick house on the top of a hill in the middle of the countryside which has a touching 360° panorama.
Pienza, Monticchiello, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Bagno Vignoni are the nearest places to visit. Siena, Florence and Perugia are easily accessible from here.
Nature, art, history, cuisine and thermal baths are some of the reasons why you should not miss this part of Tuscany, rich in countryside, castles and works of art.