The Tuscan term fattoria refers to a working farm, where grapes or olives are pressed and processed for wine or oil. In medieval times the Vecchia Fattoria was the centre of one of the Grand Duke of Tuscany's richest estates. Today its lovely old wrought iron gates lead straight into the little main square of Bettolle, a quiet hilltop village with several good small restaurants. The house is very comfortably furnished in an elegant old world style, with a vast high-ceilinged living room featuring a spectacular carved stone fireplace. There are whimsical touches in every air-conditioned bedroom, although the bathrooms are modern and, for the most part, ensuite. The old cypresses and umbrella pines in the manicured garden bear testimony to the property's history, and screen a nicely situated pool with an adjacent dining area and summer kitchen.
Max Occupancy: 11
Villas near Montepulciano, Tuscany
Air Conditioned Bedrooms
In Bettolle, a small village in the Val di Chiana with convenient shops. To the east is Lake Trasimeno, an area of countless villages with medieval features, a Roman battlefield site, good boating - and excellent fishing for eels... To the west are the Crete Senese and Asciano, 27km/17 miles. A beautiful 22km/14-mile drive to the south brings you to Montepulciano, a picture perfect hill town, and just beyond is Chianciano Terme with its thermal baths. Siena and Florence are both reached in about 45 minutes.
Large sitting room with a beautiful stone fireplace and large windows leading to a courtyard furnished with dining and lounging furniture. Large, elegant dining room. Well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast area. Laundry room. WC.
Air-conditioned double bedroom with a small sitting/dressing room with single bed and an ensuite bathroom with bath. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air conditioned double bedroom and air conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] sharing a bathroom with shower. Air conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] with en suite bathroom with shower.
The gates of Vecchia Fattoria open to a large flagstone courtyard. The garden unfolds behind the house, a lush haven of terraced lawns and large trees. The private swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet, is set on a terracotta terrace with a shaded dining area and barbeque, as well as a pool house with a kitchenette, changing rooms, a shower and a WC.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's exceptionally helpful caretaker, who speaks English well and lives in the village. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbeque. Washing machine. Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD. CD player. Central heating. Working fireplace. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Fans in bedrooms. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided].
Tennis, riding stables and beach with water sports at Tuoro sul Trasimeno, about 10 minutes' drive. Two 18-hole golf courses within 40 minutes. Hot air ballooning available over the crete senese. A selection of biking itineraries in the area is available online at www.terresienainbici.it/index_eng.asp (in English).
Filter coffee maker, 5 hair dryers
The private swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet, has a depth of 1.20-2.2m/4-7 feet and steps for entry/exit.
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