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Cottage Villa San Benedetto

Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and swimming pool in Montepulciano, Italy

From £442 per week

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Independent cottage attached to the back of a small villa in which the owner lives. Spacious gardens on several levels; beautiful private swimming pool; all enjoy stunning view across to Montepulciano

Overview

The San Benedetto cottage is the old peasant farmer's house attached to the back of a small villa in which the owner (retired Mrs Stevens) lives. It has nice furniture, tiled floors and comprises 2 Double bedrooms, Sitting/Dining room, modern Bathroom, Kitchenette and covered Veranda. Spacious gardens on several levels including many flowering shrubs, cypresses, and a beautiful swimming pool, which, together with the flat, enjoys marvelous views across to Montepulciano on the next hilltop as well as over Lake Trasimeno and the pre-Apennines beyond. The property extends to 7 acres of woodland and olive trees. Access is by a steep asphalted drive from the main road which runs between Montepulciano and Chianciano. Montepulciano is 5 minutes away by car and 20 minutes on foot. Immediately South of the Villa the Tuscan hills are crowned by almost unpopulated woodland for 40km. A haunt of deer, wild pig and porcupine. A wonderful place to explore on foot or by car on existing tracks.

Montepulciano is a beautiful and unspoilt walled hill town in Tuscany. It has good shops, bars and restaurants. One and a half hour south of Florence and 2000 feet up in the Tuscan hills and enjoying fine views to Lake Trasimeno and the pre-Apennines. It is about one hour from Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Orvieto - a perfect centre for exploring Tuscany and Umbria. Places of interest nearby include the beautiful small towns of Pienza (12Km) (Birth place of Pope Pius II with wonderful views across to Mount Amiata); San Quirico d'Orcia (21Km); Radicofani (36Km) (Where the enormous tower of a medieval brigand gives a 360° view); Cetona (18Km); Cortona (28Km); Castiglion del Lago (26Km)(with ferry terminal for the islands on Lake Trasimeno). There are also the small Spas of San Casciano dei Bagni (28Km), Bagno San Filippo (29Km), Bagno Vignoni (25Km) & Rapolano Terme (44km); the last three with thermal swimming pools which use naturally hot water from the ground and are very pleasant during the colder months. Finally Bel Verde, a beautiful small monastery in a sylvan setting (24Km).

There are 3 friendly dogs and 1 cat who live on the premises with the owner. They are treated as pets; the dogs are not chained up and do not bark at night.
There are also 2 horses at the property who have free access to a fenced olive field below the pool adjacent to their paddocks. Horse lovers are welcome to visit the horses, though the horses are not for riding as they have not been ridden in years.
No children under 12 since the pool is not protected by child proof fencing or alarm system.
Owner seldom uses the pool, so the pool is exclusive for tenants.
Note that the pool is covered and cannot be used over the winter period (early October up to late May).
There is a communicating door between the cottage and the main Villa which is kept locked.
The owner, Mrs Stevens, speaks perfect English.

Reviews

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12 out of 12 people recommend staying here

Couple from Edinburgh, United Kingdom Jun 2016

If anything the website does not do this property justice. The garden is simply wonderful with mature trees giving shade where necessary and a huge range of plants and shrubs adding to the beauty. The pool is first class with plenty of chairs, loungers etc spread about so that one could sunbathe or shelter from the heat as one wished. The views of Montepulciano in particular, but also the surrounding countryside are stunning. The owner, Mrs Stevens, is charming and was a friendly but unobtrusive hostess. She is quite wonderful and has some marvellous tales to tell should you wish. Her dogs, Jack, Jill and Hugo are all friendly loving animals but if you are not a 'dog person' you need not worry as they are not allowed to be a nuisance. We had a marvellous two weeks discovering little towns that we had never heard of - there is so much more to Tuscany than Florence, Siena etc! Oh and the wine is rather good as well!

Reply from Ludovico

Thank you for your kind review; sounds like I need to polish up the web advert !

Couple from Richmond, Bc, Canada May 2016

Villa San Benedetto is a perfect home base for exploring Montelpulciano and surrounding area.
The owner Mrs Stevens is a lovely host and you get to meet her lovely 3 dogs surrounded by
beautiful plants and trees. A great getaway in a truly magnificent setting!!

Peter and Mariko
Vancouver, Canada

Reply from Ludovico

Dear Peter and Mariko, thanks for the kind review and was glad to meet during your stay. Ludovico Stevens

Couple from High Ridge, USA Apr 2016

Cottage Villa San Benedetto was the perfect place for us as we explored Tuscany. The cottage is clean and roomy, with a nice little kitchen. The grounds are spectacular--with flowering shrubs, bulbs, and magnificent trees. It was too early to use the pool, but it looked inviting. Isabella, the resident owner, is a gem. She was so helpful and friendly--we truly miss her! There are many restaurants, cafes, markets and wineries within an easy drive. And of course--the hill town of Montepulciano can be seen from the bedroom window. Perfect!

Reply from Ludovico

Many thanks for the kind review.
Best regards
Ludovico Stevens

Couple from Nailsea, United Kingdom Oct 2015

Had a really nice stay at Villa San Benedetto. The location is superb and the accommodation is very comfortable and well presented.
We had a problem with our hire car when we arrived at the cottage. The owner Ludovico and the housekeeper Vera were extremely helpful in organising a taxi to enable us to collect a replacement car from Siena and were genuinely concerned for our predicament. The cottage is well placed for nearby touring and we very much enjoyed this part of Tuscany, in particular Pienza and of course, Montepulciano itself. Well recommended!

Reply from Ludovico

Many thanks for the kind review. Best regards Ludovico Stevens

Family from Basingstoke, United Kingdom Aug 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Villa San Benedetto! I would like to thank Isabella for making us feel so welcome in her beautiful home. She treated us like part of her own family, which was lovely. Her dogs were very friendly, (Jack, Jill & Hugo) and visited us every day, we will miss them! We have travelled to many places in Italy, and Tuscany is beautiful. The weather was so hot when we stayed so the swimming pool was used every day, it was a beautiful area and Montepulciano is a charming place. Thank you again, Isabella and Ludovico. We hope to see you again one day soon.

Reply from Ludovico

Dear Mrs Attridge
Many thanks for the kind review and glad you enjoyed your stay.
Best regards
Ludovico Stevens

Family from Ankarsrum, Sweden Jul 2015

A fantastic time had by myself and family, I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a few quiet days away, And I will be returning soon.

Reply from Ludovico

Many thanks for the kind review. Best regards Ludovico Stevens

Location

Distances to locations

Nearest bar 3km Nearest restaurant 10km Nearest supermarket 10km Roma (Fiumicino or Ciampino) airport 200km Pisa Airport 194km Firenze Airport 113km Chiusi Stazione 20km Motorway exit 'Valdichiana' or 'Chiusi-Chianciano' 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 3km Shopping 15km Theatre 7km Cinema 7km

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Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 October 2016 - 31 August 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool

Entertainment

Internet / WI-FI

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Smoking

Extra information

Check-in time is between 3pm and no later than 8pm. There are facilities for dining by the pool which is about 50 meters away from the cottage across the garden. Pool furniture includes table with 6 chairs, 4 sun-loungers and a swing. In the garden there is also a stone table and benches to seat 4 and a further reading area next to garden fishpond. The veranda also has seating for 4. No barbeque is allowed during the Summer months.

Ludovico

Average rating from 12 reviews

Private Owner From La Roquette Sur Siagne, France Member since Dec 2011

I'm Ludovico Stevens, the son of Mrs Stevens who is the owner of cottage and lives in the main Villa attached to it. I manage the booking & advertising of the cottage on my mother's behalf. I live in France. We have been renting the cottage for many years, then we stopped for a few years as my father was reqiring a lot of care in his old age. After the passing of my father in 2012 we have restarted the cottage rental.

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I'm Ludovico Stevens, the son of Mrs Stevens who is the owner of cottage and lives in the main Villa attached to it. I manage the booking & advertising of the cottage on my mother's behalf. I live in France. We have been renting the cottage for many years, then we stopped for a few years as my father was reqiring a lot of care in his old age. After the passing of my father in 2012 we have restarted the cottage rental.

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