About this listing
Facing the beautiful XIX Century Farm of Splandole, farm of historic importance and symbol of the Crete Senesi area, we have comfortable and graciously appointed apartment with a view of the valley below.
Unique portion of the Podere Le Splandole is located in the hearth of the relaxing Senese countryside. The view from this property is breath-taking. The house can host up to 6 people and is made of a living room, large kitchen two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Two extra guests can be hosted in a confortable Sofa bed located in the living room.
Private car access is available.
The Guest can have access to the Podere garden and courtyard.
Interaction with Guests
Not only tourist information on Siena and surrounding on are provided by the Host but also practical information on restaurant, SPA and Market.
Fully details map are provided, Several tour maps are located in the apartments to enjoy by car, bicycle or trekking,
Situated between Siena and Asciano, thanks to careful restoration lasting a number of years, in 2011 Podere Le Splandole was returned to its previous splendour.
Since then it has offered its guests the opportunity to enjoy peace and tranquillity in an historic setting of great beauty.
Podere Le Splandole is located 6 km south from Siena in the heart of a the regional green park of "Crete Senesi".
It is the perfect location to easily reach Chianti region, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino and all the world wide famous Tuscany wineries.
The Podere is on the top of a Crete hill but you can reach good Tuscan restaurants, bar, pool in less then 2 minute by car.
Other Things to Note
The Crete Senesi refers to an area of the Italian region of Tuscany to the south of Siena. It consists of a range of hills and woods among villages and includes the comuni of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d'Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni d'Asso, all within the province of Siena.
Crete senesi are literally ‘Senese clays’, and the distinctive grey colouration of the soil gives the landscape an appearance often described as lunar. This characteristic clay, known as mattaione, represents the sediments of the Pliocene sea which covered the area between 2.5 and 4.5 million years ago. Nearby is also the semi-arid area known as the Accona Desert.
Perhaps the most notable edifice of this area is the monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
The region is known for its production of white truffles, and hosts a festival and a museum dedicated to the rare fungus (genus Tuber).
In absence of the house owner the house keys must be left in the wood box that is in front of the main entrance door.
When the clients are leaving the apartment the house keys must be taken out from the keyhole of the entrance door.
Only one heavy power household appliance at time: can be switch on that means for example don't power on the hair dryer together with the kitchen oven, or with the washing machine.
The house has to be left as found, any extra cost for the cleaning will be charged from the deposit.
At the end of the holiday the house has to be left at the time agreed in order to give time to the cleaning lady to do her job, any delay will be charged from the deposit.
The client takes responsibility to communicate immediately any damage or extradinary event to the house, and to look after the house and contents as carefully as possible.
The owner takes no responsibility for injuries which occur in or around the house to persons or property.
Our time at Le Splandole was excellent! Michele provided directions on how to get there so we had no problem finding the place. He gave us lots of recommendations about what to do in the surrounding area. The apartment was absolutely perfect! It was very clean and everything worked wonderfully. It is a beautiful place in a beautiful area. You will likely need a car if you plan to stay here, but then you can take lots of day trips to surrounding areas. Michele was very helpful and always available when we needed anything. I loved Le Splandole and would definitely stay here again!
Un accueil très chaleureux de la part de Francesca et Michele ! Ils n'hésitent pas à donner de nombreux conseils et adresses afin de profiter au maximum du séjour. L'appartement est décoré avec goût, spacieux et agréable à vivre. La vue est juste extraordinaire ! Un merveilleux séjour et un endroit à recommander...
Le logement est vraiment idéal a tous les niveaux. La vue est à couper le souffle, l 'appartement est spacieux, moderne, très bien équipé et décoré avec gout. De plus vous êtes à 15 min du centre de Sienne tout en étant au calme et en bénéficiant de la douce campagne toscane.
Enfin Michele et sa famille sont vraiment charmants et très accueillants. On a l'impression de se rendre chez des amis qui donnent de bons conseils et qui rendent service avec plaisir.
On a pour seul regret de ne pas y être resté plus d'une semaine.
Bref encore merci pour tout :-)
Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt à Bruxelles ou en Toscane
My stay at Podere le Splandole was wonderful, and Michele was a fantastic host. We became lost on the scenic drive to the house and Michele was very patient when he called to check if we were ok and to give us directions from where we were.
The view from the apartment was beautiful, and the house was clean and furnished luxuriously.
Michele was forthcoming with heaps of information on the area, attractions, restaurants, and scenic drives around the area.
Michelle was very welcoming and generous, and the overall experience was wonderful.
We loved our stay in this area. It's incredibly beautiful and the view from the windows are stunning. Michele was great about answering our questions and helping us get in. The apartment is clean and comfortably furnished. We used it as a base to explore the surrounding area and it worked well. It's not close to stuff so you can't walk to a market or dining spots but if you have a car that's not an issue and in return you have the views. Would have been fantastic if it had an outside patio/balcony! That was the only thing it lacked.
We LOVED this apartment. Stunning views and a gorgeous, spacious interior with everything we could possibly need. Michele was a very helpful and wonderful host -- before our stay, he provided us with detailed directions and lots of information on the area (eateries, supermarkets, points of interest, etc). We were also greeted with a bottle of wine! Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Highly recommended; thank you Michele!
Michele and his family were the perfect hosts,
available, friendly and always willing to help to make our stay at Podere Le Splandole memorable. The apartment was over and beyond our expectations... conveniently situated, clean and comfortable, we got to enjoy the most stunning sunsets on the Tuscany landscape!
If I ever get the chance to go back to Italy one day, I will surely make plans to spend a few days at Michele's place. Many thanks and a warm "Ciao" to all the folks at Le Splandole who made our stay one of the highlights of our trip!