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Cottage Villa San Benedetto

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

From £456 per week

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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

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

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.


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18 out of 18 people recommend staying here

Family from Enfield, United Kingdom Aug 2018

We had a fantastic time at the villa. It's a beautiful spot and the gorgeous view to Montepulciano never gets old. The place itself was extremely comfortable, clean, cool, secure and well apportioned to stay at, and the pool just capped it all off in the heat. It was easy to drive up to the town from. And Mrs Stevens was a joy to meet and helped made our stay even more enjoyable.

Reply from Ludovico

Thank you for your kind review!

Couple from High Wycombe, United Kingdom Sep 2017

We had a wonderful week at the cottage. Beautiful views all around, and easy driving to places of interest.
Isabella met us when we arrived and gave us the tour of the cottage and grounds. She has a lovely property and we would definitely stay there again. You definitely need a car to get around.

Reply from Ludovico

Thanks for the kind review. We look forward to having you back!

Family from Ashtead, United Kingdom Aug 2017

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!

Couple from Edinburgh, United Kingdom Jun 2017

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.

Reply from Ludovico

Many thanks, was great to have you back

Couple from Perth, United Kingdom Jun 2017

Quiet and peaceful stay in superb surroundings.

Family from Paris, France Oct 2016

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!

Reply from Ludovico

Merci pour le kind review!
Afraid the kitchen is not big enough to fit a dishwasher.


This cottage is:

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

Local activities

Horse riding 1km

Sights and attractions

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

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Outside this cottage in Montepulciano, Italy
This 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 6 July 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 9 December 2018 - 31 December 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool


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

Suitable for


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.


Average rating from 18 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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