1 double bedroom,
bathroom with shower,
open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area,
Air conditioning in bedroom, broadband (wireless), barbecue, TV, mountain bikes, pool towels, laundry (3 euro per wash).
This cottage is in the grounds of Podere Fontecastello with three other apartments - La Loggia for 2, La Scala for 2-3 and La Doppia for 4.
The farm's own olive oil and wine are for sale
Pool info: Shared pool, 40 ft x 20 ft
Montepulciano is a hilltop town with an eye for theatricality. You simply can't help but love the atmosphere! It's one of Tuscany's more important wine towns and as such is always bursting with life. You'll find Renaissance art, well-stocked cantinas, shops and eateries aplenty and it's just 10 km from the Umbrian border. Culture buffs are spoilt for choice with all the great art on offer and all the best towns within easy reach, as a glance at any map will show. Scenic Siena is an hour's drive away and picturesque Pienza just 20 minutes; this humble little village was transformed by Pope Pius II in 1460 to become one of the earliest Renaissance masterpieces.
For the wine buff, there's the local Vino Nobile to sample in cool vaulted wineries. Slightly further afield, pilgrimages to the vineyards of Montalcino and Chianti will be the stuff of many a happy morning’s wine tasting.
La Cascina is the new addition to the Podere Fontecastello estate: a separate building, previously a barn, with private terrace, a large open-plan sitting room with kitchen and dining table, double bedroom and bathroom with shower. The sitting room and kitchen have been delightfully decorated with rustic knick-knacks - and the welcome you'll receive is delightful too!
Heather Civkub, Washington DC.
We had a wonderful time during our stay at La Cascina. We were greeted by the owner's daughter with a bottle of wine and olive oil from the farm. The olive oil was some of the best we had during our trip. She was very helpful in giving us suggestions about places to eat and destinations for day trips. The cottage was very comfortable and perfect for two people seeking to get away.
Farms around La Cascina
La Cascina in the Fog
Alison Mackey, County Wicklow.
The whole area, and the house in particular were perfect for us. It is in a quiet town, with breathtaking views and beautiful walks up to the old town, and amongst all the narrow streets...
La Cascina was a fantastic house, situated in a the most idyllic place, with the birds singing in the mornings, sun shining through the window and views to the vineyards and olive groves. It was kept spotless and was also homely. Antonella and her family are so welcoming and friendly, but also allow you privacy. The homemade wine and olive oil would make you want to stay there forever. I couldn’t recommend this property more highly!!
Peter & Chic Cook, Oxford.
The accommodation was just as the (on-line) brochure described. The information pack was helpful as were our hosts. Antonella and her mother both looked after us very well and S. Santi just smiled and chattered away to us in Italian, even though we understood a tiny fraction of what he said! The ‘welcome’ bottle of wine and olive oil were both much appreciated and enjoyable as were the freshly laid eggs which Marina insisted we have. We really enjoyed the shade of the vines below the terrace for afternoon reading / snoozing. The terrace was great and we entertained some neighbours for drinks, and had breakfast there every morning.
On the last morning Antonella insisted on washing our hire car when she saw me washing dust off the windows. What a woman!!
Overall we had a wonderful holiday, Montepulciano is a delightful place, lots of lovely restaurants, stunning views and narrow streets to wander about. The hills certainly keep you fit! We would be very happy to return for another visit.
Charles and Anne Hunt, Victoria.
We got on very well. The hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly - not quite family, but certainly approaching so. The little homemade gifts were a special treat. The unit was marvelous: roomy, bright, spotlessly clean, and all the amenities we would find in our own house. We appreciated the little decadence of sitting on our (private) patio in the late afternoons, sipping wine with cheese and crackers, plucking grapes from the vines growing up to our level.
We depended on local transportation for our visit, and did not suffer for doing so - 10 minute walk, with bags (we travel light, true) from the bus terminal to La Cascina, 25 minute walk to Montepulciano main square, easy access to neighbouring towns/villages via bus.
Janice Bell, Troon.
We found the property really handy for the town of Montepulciano and also for visiting the places we had chosen. The large terrace was ideal for sunbathing or relaxing after a day out and the garden was ideal due to the number of trees which provided much-needed shade in the soaring temperatures. Antonella and the family were most generous and the little gifts which appeared regularly were an added enjoyment. She was a mine of information about the surrounding area and eating places. Without being asked Signora Martina replaced a somewhat small parasol and table with new ones and also provided a change of linen midweek, which was not expected. The family never intruded and although they worked from early morning we were never awoken early by noise of voices or machinery. All in all a very good holiday.
Diana Mitchell, Dublin.
We loved the cottage, the location and basically everything about it. It was an ideal spot for us with our one year old who loved playing with the cats, dog and looking at the hens and geese. It was spotless and well resourced in terms of towels, linen, kitchen equipment.
|Rental Seasons for 2013|
|Mar 2 2013||-||Mar 23 2013||EUR 520|
|Mar 23 2013||-||Apr 6 2013||EUR 750|
|Apr 6 2013||-||Jun 22 2013||EUR 670|
|Jun 22 2013||-||Aug 31 2013||EUR 750|
|Aug 31 2013||-||Sep 28 2013||EUR 670|
|Sep 28 2013||-||Nov 9 2013||EUR 520|
Shared pool open April - October
Guide prices use current conversion rates
Additional costs to be paid directly to the owners:
- Council tourist tax: 1 euro per adult per night
- Heating (if used): charged at cost
Everything else is included in our price.
This property is charged in Euro