Cottage Villa San Benedetto
Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private pool in Montepulciano, Italy
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Cottage to rent in Montepulciano, Italy
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
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Cottage overview - owner's description
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, mature trees giving shade where necessary 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 pool has plenty of chairs and loungers as well as a table and a swing which are spread about so that one can either sunbathe or shelter from the heat. 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.
This cottage has 17 verified reviews.
17 out of 17 people recommend staying here
We had a lovely holiday, great to have the exclusive use of the pool.Isabella and her animals were very welcoming and friendly! Thank you!
Another wonderful two weeks at Cottage Villa San Benedetto! With a wonderful position just outside the beautiful town of Montepulciano it is an excellent spot from which to explore southern Tuscany. The beautiful pool and the garden offer relaxing alternatives and the welcome from Isabella was second to none. We feel privileged to have stayed there.
Quiet and peaceful stay in superb surroundings.
Extremly pleasant owner and his son, very nice and efficient contact and precise information before our stay, lovely once in montepulciano.
The vue from the window (double room) is splendide. It was very easy to reach Montepulciano by car (you should need one) as the house is located on the road leading to the city (10 min by car). Very easy to visit other cities in Toscany by car and it was a pleasure to come back home and stay in this lovely garden (I suppose in spring time it must be like a paradise). Probably you might hear a traffic from the road then? Very clean. Kitchen is well furnished for cooking (we prepared our dinners at home), I would just regret that there is not dishwasher.....well I knew it before coming and I succeeded to survive without it. Very nice souvenir. Far from cities' crowd. Two nice dogs and cats were a pleasure!
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!
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Outside this cottage in Montepulciano, ItalyThis cottage is in the countryside. It has a pool, a balcony, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 30 April 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 20 June 2018 - 31 May 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
Internet / WiFi
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
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.
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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