A pretty house in the Crete senesi
A pretty house in the Crete senesi


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

The estate is located on the top of a hill, near Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Siena. There are four apartments, which overlook the garden of the villa or the grove of oaks beside the pool. Breakfast included.

The space

The apartment is equipped with heating and cooking, has a separate entrance and overlooks the grove of oaks and hills on the back. It is a few meters from the pool. It is located on the ground floor and consists of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room with kitchenette. Internet wi-fi. Outside there's a space equipped with table and chairs for outdoor dining, for the exclusive use of the apartment.

Guest access

At the center of the Estate is located the Villa with very ancient origins, already owned by Cacciaconti at the end of 1200 was chosen as a place of retreat and prayer on the part of the Blessed Bonizzella Cacciaconti whose body, guarded by an urn on the altar of the church of Trequanda, is exposed to worship at the solemn celebrations dedicated to her in the month of May of each year. Later, the farm became the property of the Piccolomini family, and in 1500 of the family who possess today.
The buildings surrounding the house have been restored and are now part of the farm, made even more enjoyable by a beautiful pool overlooking the surrounding countryside, and a large dining room where you can taste the products of the farm and spend pleasant hours in front of the fireplace.

Interaction with guests

During the high season we offer a Sunday evening dinner guests of the farm, with the opportunity to taste the farm products (wine, olive oil, cheese and salami).
Every morning, breakfast is served in the lounge of the estate or in outer space in front of the hills.
During summer, it is possible to organize cooking lessons on Friday afternoon, following a dinner with food cooked together. The lesson is based on Tuscan cuisine, with the preparation of a starter, first course, second course with vegetables and dessert. The minimum required for the course and dinner, is 200 € (for four people). For each additional person the individual cost is 50 €. If family or friends wishing to attend only the dinner, the cost is 15 € per person.

Other things to note

We are in the countryside, the car is absolutely necessary.

Possibility to rent bicycles to make wonderful tours in the area. The cost is 10€ per day for a mountain bike (€ 5 for the follow day, up to € 25 per a week) or 15 Euros per day for a racing bicycle (for the first day, followed by € 10 for the second, up to 40 € for a week). The price includes a helmet, a pump and some tools. The bikes are delivered at home. For three bicycles, or more, delivery is free, for one or two bikes, the cost for delivery and collection at home is 10 euro. In the Crete Senesi, there are several very scenic and beautiful routes to do, of different levels and difficulties. Please ask for them.

Horseback riding in the neighborhood.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 4PM - 7PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM

Check in is from 3 to 7 pm. Check out is before 11 am.
Different times have to be agreed. Pets are welcome upon request.


Cancellations

This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 1 - Sep 8, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

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Alexander User Profile
April 2017
It was a short, but great stay in Tuscany villa! BTW, the local wine is excellent! )

Deborah User Profile
June 2016
We were wowed by the location of the home, it's tranquil setting and welcoming host. The views in every direction are amazing. The pool and patio areas were lovely spots to relax. The breakfast was a delightful mix of local foods, and a homemade lemon preserve that is not to be missed. We found the local town, Trequanda, 5Kilometer by car had a fantastic local slow food restaurant (Conte Matto). The apartment is quiet and has a simple rustic furnishings. It is equipped for very simple cooking. Despite this limitation, we would recommend the home if you are seeking a visually gorgeous location to stay.

Aurora User Profile
August 2015
The apartment and the property are even more charming and comfortable than one can think of when looking at the online images.

Mariana User Profile
August 2015
We had a wonderful time in Belsedere! We stayed at the small house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom. The views were incredible, very peaceful place, in the middle of nature and the countryside. The pool was wonderful, with comfortable chairs and plenty of shadow, too. The hosts were very nice, they even offered a dinner for all the guests. After the awesome breakfast we would go to the pool during the morning and have lunch at the apartment, relax and then head to visit wonderful destinations during the afternoon/evening: Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Asciano. These were all less than one hour away. Regarding the services: the house is in the countryside, so you need a car to move around. There are big supermarkets and markets 10 minutes away, and also nice restaurants (follow Silvia's advise!). Our apartment had a small kitchen, with basic things. Even though we had lunch every day there, we found the cooking possibilities a little limited. Going out for dinner every night was no sacrifice at all, since the food in the region is just wonderful. There is also a washing machine at disposal of the guests, which is situated in a separate small building. I'd highly recommend this place if you want a nice place to enjoy a relaxing time in Tuscany, by a swimming pool, with nice views, the countryside, and having nice cities close by if you fancy doing some tourism.

Carlos User Profile
November 2014
The location of Belsedere is perhaps one of the most beautiful in all Tuscany. At least, it must be the best spot to enjoy the classic Tuscan views of the Crete Senesi. The place has the decadent charm of old Italian houses, a beautiful garden, it's far enough from civilization to feel isolated (which we enjoy) but at the same time it's a very short distance from medium sized towns for buying groceries, having dinner etc. The house is only a short drive from Montalcino-Pienza-Monticchielo-Montepulciano, which is the area that we liked best in our whole trip. The house we stayed in, Il Boschetto, was large and had everything we needed. We travelled with our baby and Silvia provided a baby chair and crib for free. We were even allowed to bring two Italian friends for a night - for free. Showers worked well and in general we were comfortable. Perhaps the beds could a bit more comfortable. All in all, a very pleasant stay. The best: the views and the good access to one of the most pretty areas in Tuscany.

Susanne User Profile
August 2014
We had a really nice holiday in Belsedere. The location is really quiet and the housing is very traditional. A definite plus is the pool which has a lovely view over the Tuscan hillside. Silvia was a friendly hostess. Don't miss the delicious breakfast and the dinner for all guests on Sunday night!

Jonatha User Profile
April 2017
Il posto veramente bello,location suggestiva immersa nelle crete senesi.Relax e pace sono le parole d'ordine.Silvia,la signora che ci ha accolto si è dimostrata subito gentile e (URL HIDDEN) colazione abbondante e (URL HIDDEN) telefono non ha campo molte volte,ma direi che questa sia una nota positiva che aiuta veramente a dimenticarsi tutto e vivere al pieno un posto fantastico lontano dalla quotidianità.

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