Tuscan farmers of old clearly saw a relationship between beautiful views and happy livestock; indeed, why else would Giuncaia occupy such a magnificent site? The old stone farmhouse is made up of two of old stone buildings with one roof, in a row, facing an endless vista of rolling hills and meadows. Much of the original woodwork has been retained or reused in this lovely conversion, and has been complemented by comfortable and tasteful furnishings. Glass doors lead from an open plan living-dining room with a big fireplace to a loggia for dining alfresco, under the same loggia up a few steps is also a billiards table. The garden unfolds around the house with well kept lawns and includes a pretty vine-covered pergola and a private swimming pool set on a sunny terracotta terrace with stunning views of the beautiful countryside. The Maremma is a marvellous spot for a get-away-from-it-all holiday, with two terrific villages within a short drive of the villa. The larger of the two, Scansano, famous for its full bodied local red wine, “Morellino di Scansano” with a pretty square, fantastic resturants and charming shops. There is also Italy’s most famous Spa at Saturnia nearby and beautiful white beaches along the coast are all within easy reach by car.
Max Occupancy: 6
Tuscany Coast and Maremma, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
A more peaceful setting would be difficult to find: the Maremma is a place of open skies and vast rolling fields. A handful of pretty hill towns dots the countryside, including Scansano, 15 minutes, known for its red wine and olive oil. The nearest shops are at Pancole, 10km/6 miles. This is a marvellous area for walking and horseback riding, but there are beaches, too, within a 30-minute drive, and an Etruscan necropolis at Roselle. Day trips might include the spectacular Monti dell'Uccellina nature reserve on the coast or the thermal baths at Saturnia, both about 45 minutes, or even the beautiful city of Siena, 1 hour 30 minutes.
[On one level] Entrance through a loggia with a sitting area and billiards table. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Open plan sitting-dining room with a fireplace, a small but charming kitchen corner and large glass doors opening to a dining loggia. A double bedroom and a twin bedroom [convertible to a double ] sharing a bathroom with bath.
Nicely-kept terraced garden with stands of lavender. Facing the valley, on the same level as the house, is small lawned area with a terracotta terrace; a vine-covered allée fills the terrace just above the house while the uppermost level is occupied by a private swimming pool, 12 x 5m/39 x 16 feet, on a terracotta terrace with wonderful views of the hills. The pool has an electrically-operated cover to electric cover to keep it warm at night and secure for children.
Assistance is provided locally by a caretaker who speaks a little English and lives nearby. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbeque. Washing machine. Satellite TV [no Sky Channels] with DVD. CD player. Central heating. Fireplace. Ceiling fans and mosquito nets in all rooms. Mobile telephone provided.
Tennis at Scansano, 12km/7 miles. Several riding stables in the area. Thermal spa at Saturnia, 39km/24 miles. Beaches on the Monte Argentario peninsula or at Talamone in the Monti dell'Uccellina reserve, both about 44km/27 miles.
Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board. Kettle. Toaster.
The private swimming pool, 12 x 5m/39 x 16 feet, has a depth of 1.15-1.75m/3.5-5.5 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib.
Pets are not permitted at the property.
Prices & live Availability
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