About this listing
Charming converted old tobacco drying barn (two-storey detached house, not an apartment). Stategically located with easy access to Siena, Florence, Chiantishire.
- 2 Bedrooms
- extensive garden
- bicycles, WiFi, air conditioning
La Tobacca (sleeps 4+ sofa bed), is a charming converted old tobacco drying barn set within the gardens of Villa Montemaggiore.
The entire house is rented and not shared with other people. The swimming pool, entirely and exclusively at guests' disposal, is currently not in use and will be available again by spring/summer 2016.
It is strategically located in the Valdichiana region of Tuscany in the Siena district with easy access to Montepulciano, Siena, Cortona, Arezzo and Florence – the main A1 motorway is only 3km away.
La Tobacca has been converted and furnished to a very high standard (modern conveniences with beautiful stone and oak beams) and has a great living space on the ground floor with both a very spacious dining room and separate sitting room with its own convertible sofa bed. The kitchen is fully fitted with a cooker, oven, fridge and washing machine, and there is a separate bathroom downstairs with its own bath and shower.
The bedrooms are both on the first floor of the house, there is one double room with twin beds and another bedroom with a double bed and en suite shower room.
Air conditioning and central heating are available.
Garden, Private Parking.
The vacation rental is managed by us, the owners; we live in the next door farmhouse and we will be at your disposal for travel tips, wine tasting at our winery,giving you information on places to visit, where to eat and to shop.
Sinalunga - Bettolle village is situated 2 Km far from the omonimous outing of the Milan-Naples Autostrada A1 motorway and 2 Km from dual carriageway connecting Siena and Perugia (Umbria).
A frequent interurban coach service connects the village of Bettolle to Florence, Siena and other tourist resorts of Tuscany. So you can avoid using a car to move away from the vacation home.
Minimum booking length is usually one week, there are exception for weekends. We accept medium/long term rental (multi-weekly or montly rent), and discount are provided for long stays.
Please note that La Tobacca is a self catering accommodation, not an agriturismo, not a bed&breakfast or an hotel; we cannot provide food or meals to our guests but we do provide bedding, linen and weekly cleanings.
My husband and I and our two friends very much enjoyed our time in this beautiful home and region. Luca's mom, Marcella welcomed us when we arrived and introduced us to her family then showed us the house and their gorgeous estate. The vistas of the Toscana hills are overwhelmingly breathtaking from La Tobacca. The house is stunning inside, comfortable and spacious and has everything you need to feel at home ~ a large living area, main dining room and a nice kitchen to make terrific home-cooked meals if you choose to dine in. It is ideally situated and within walking distance to the market, bottegas, post office, cafes, etc. We met Luca later in the day and he provided us with recommendations on places to dine and winery tour. He even made the reservations for us which was special. The house is also close to many nearby towns and the city of Florence in about an hour drive away. We maximized our time in this region visiting Florence, Siena, Sinalunga, Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio, Pienza, Fonterutoli and Montalcino. We highly recommend staying at La Tobacca. You will have a fantastic time.
The location was perfect. We were within driving distance of all the major towns that we had wanted to visit.
The house was just as nice as described.
It was a disappointment that the pool was not usable, it would have been nice to relax at the pool after a day of sightseeing. Luca did make arrangements for the use of a
Pool very close by.
We never got to meet Luca, he was on holiday; however,his parents were very helpful.
I would gladly recommend his house.
We had an awesome time.
Wow. What an amazing place. La Tobacca was truly a stunning holiday home. Set in a great location, countless beautiful destinations in both Tuscany and Umbria were never more than a couple hours drive away. Less than a half hour away are several pretty villages, and the beautiful Lake Trasimeno. The building itself was magnificent, from the wood beams and terracotta tiles to the beautiful furniture, and the stunning garden surrounding it. The space is perfect for a romantic holiday or for a group vacation, and with a private space to sit outside both at the front of the house and at the back, you really could not want for more. Luca and his family were just lovely, warm, welcoming and always happy to help. Our stay was truly unforgettable. Thanks Luca!
La Tobacca is genuinely the charming house you can see in all the pictures. A real flavour of countryside with comfortable beds, etc. Great air conditioning, which cane in handy for a few scorching days. Looked really good for a family if 4. The hosts, especially the Señora of the house- thoughtful, helpful, kind. Great hosts to have (and certainly know a thing or two about the brst vineyards in the region, with a few "shared secrets" on that issue, too. The swimming pools was not in use during our stay. An area for improvement is the WiFi strength, which is not terrific. Our biggest surprise was that the house in the stunning garden, behind walls is really in a more modern area of Bettole, on the outskirts of town, directly on a road with traffic
24/7. Though not terribly heavy, it seemed, but a steady stream nevertheless. The location, though, is 1.5-2 hours maximum to all the great Tuscan locations you may wish to visit. Perfect logistics. Italy seems to be strewn with Outlet Villages - and a decent one is a mere 10 minutes away: Valdichiana Outlet. Summary: fabulous hosts with an inviting, comfortable house in a beautiful garden. Less serene than expected.
We thank you for your kind review. However, we were surprised to read your comment about the traffic, the first of its kind in many years.
Although during your stay has occurred an event beyond our control (some maintenance work on one of the main streets of the village who have diverted the traffic on the street in front of the Tobacca for a couple of days) the traffic noise from across the street to our properties is that of a country road surrounded by olive groves, wheat fields and a few houses in the residential area of a small village in Tuscany ...
Having said that, the property is not in the middle of nowhere, but like yourself have emphasized, is strategically located to 45 minutes maximum to all the great Tuscan locations and at a walking distance from the local, superb stores.
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Our two-week stay at La Tobacca was everything we hoped it would be. The accommodations are spacious, private, comfortable, unique, and in good taste with ready access to our host and his family across a lovely garden. The location allowed us to easily visit Florence, Siena, Perugia, and Assisi, as well as countless known and unknown hilltop villages and small towns. And finally, our host, Luca, and his family. They were just superb: warm, friendly, ready to advise, professionally accomplished, enterprising, interesting, long-time residents of the area reaching back for generations. You won’t want to leave!