About this listing
Romantic middle floor one bedroom apartment in restored Tuscan farmhouse. Rustic country-chic. Siena 35 Km. Close to San Galgano Abbey.
Rated 'excellent' on TripAdvisor!
Owners always charming and helpful.
Romantic 36 (website hidden). middle floor apartment in charming renovated ex- farmhouse located just 30 Km south of Siena, in a wildlife park and only 7km from unique San Galgano Abbey with the 'Sword in the Stone'.
The apartment provideas an authentic Tuscan experience!
Double bedroom, bathroom with shower. Table and chairs, kitchenette with 2-ring gas hob, extractor, sink, small fridge/freezer, microwave, crockery. Bed linen/kitchen towels provided. No Tv. Chestnut wood beam ceilings, handmade terracotta flooring, interiors decorated with soothing colors.
Self-catering or Bed & Breakfast.
Our buffet breakfasts are homemade and heary. Please note that breakfast not included in the apartment rate.
Outdoor, covered private parking.
Free broadband Wi-fi in the common areas building 20 mts away.
All necessary amenities in the nearby village, a traditional medieval hamlet only 5 minutes’ walk away: a restaurant with traditional Tuscan cuisine, small supermarket, bar, pub, newsagent/tobacconist, banks with ATM, pharmacy and post office.
All Tuscan art cities are daily outings and so is the Maremma sea cost featuring free sandy beaches.
Spas and 18 hole golf 20Km.
The apartment is on middle floor. Access via a few stairs. Free covered outdoor parking.
Interaction with Guests
One of us lives in an independent villa apartment. We available value guests' privacy but we are available for local info and help.
Monticiano is a small medieval hamlet with all necessary amenities such as Supermarket, Pharmacy, medical services, Post Office and Banks. There is a local restaurants and a few others in the surroundings.
The area offers pristine wilderness, walking rails, peace and quiet. Siena is only 25 minutes by car.
A car is recommended. Unique SAn Galgano Abbey with its' 'sword in the rock' is 7Km away. Siena is only 25 minutes by car. All other art town are max. 2 hours' drive away. The seaside is only 60 Km away.
Other Things to Note
Charming atmosphere, beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, interiors decorated in soothing colors. No A/c but ceiling fan in living room. No TV.
No indoor smoking. No pets allowed as our lovely Weimaraner is on the premises most of the time.
Had a great time at Dianas BLU apartment. The place is very nice (maybe even better than on the photos), quite, clean and comfortable. Nice swimmingpool and a great garden. The hostess and host (Tito) were always helpful and friendly. I can thoroughly recommend staying here!
However, I would like to point out that the nearby town, Monticiano (10 min. walk) is tiny and very quite – and the only restaurant (De Vestro) is not worth a visit. Bad food, terrible service. The local bar/wineshop (Enoteca Benedetto Vino), on the other hand, was very nice and accommodating, and the local supermarket is not bad.
All in all we had a great time in Monticiano and I would absolutely recommend Diana and her apartments to anyone looking for a rural, quite and comfortable Tuscany-holiday!
We stayed in the Mansardi Apartment for 1 week in July. The apartments are within a charming "Agriturismo" set in beautiful gardens with a great pool. The apartment was on the top floor and was very spacious and comfortable. Although we had no private outside space, there were plenty of communal areas outside where we could sit out with a bottle of wine. Kitchen area is basic but sufficient for 2 people.
The location is quite unusual for an Agriturismo as it is walking distance into the town of Monticiano. Although you sacrifice something in terms of isolation and view, it is great to be able to walk to one of the local restaurants for dinner. You are also within driving distance of some great day trips including Siena, Florence and San Gimignano.
Diana and Tito were friendly and helpful and we would definitely recommend this place.
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About the Host, Diana
Sono nata a Varese e dopo il Liceo Classico ho vissuto per alcuni anni a Londra, dove mi sono specializzata in Fotografia Fine Art. Al mio rientro in Toscana ho acquistato e ristrutturato Villa Podernovo appena fuori Siena dove, con mio fratello Tito, offriamo soggiorni indipendenti e anche in B&B. Villa Podernovo è anche il luogo ideale per celebrare il vostro romantico matrimonio in Toscana! I nostri matrimoni, sia religiosi che civili, sono molto apprezzati per la loro raffinata e semplice eleganza. Come fotografa, collaboro con National Geografic per l' organizzazione di workshop internazionali di fotografia e scrivo per la rivista Zoom.