Il Salariato - Buonconvento - Tuscany

A superb upper floor farm apartment for 6 near the market town of Buonconvento in the countryside around Siena. Ducks, geese, goats, horses ... they're all here.

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

Available: Easter - November
Pool: Shared pool
Open: May 12 - October 6

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Il Salariato occupies the whole of the upper floor - it's a huge space!

Il Salariato occupies the whole of the upper floor - it's a huge space!

It's a large apartment with a big sitting room

It's a large apartment with a big sitting room

The master bedroom has an extra-large large en suite bathroom

The master bedroom has an extra-large large en suite bathroom

The pool is shared with the two other apartments

The pool is shared with the two other apartments

The farm is set among tall cypress trees and has wide views over the

The farm is set among tall cypress trees and has wide views over the "creti senesi" Tuscan landscape

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Summary

Upper floor apartment
- 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and shower
- 1 bedroom with twin beds
- 1 bedroom with a double bed (or 2 single beds if preferred)
- 1 bathroom with shower
- sitting room
- dining room
- kitchen with dishwasher
Private garden

TV, DVD player (Region 2), broadband (wireless), insect screens, shared laundry. Full selection of walking and cycling maps.

Dinner: 30 euro per adult plus wine (children: 15).
Breakfast 10 euro per adult (children 5 - 8).
Cookery lessons: ask Stefania during your holiday.

There is 1 other rental apartment on the farm. Summer's Leases offers Il Leccio, a separate cottage for 4


Pool info: Shared pool, 45 ft x 32 ft, 2½-4½ ft deep

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Description

Stefania, her husband and two sons have a little farm that’s as close to Tuscan paradise as you could hope to get - and they are ready to share it with you and your family for a truly special down-on-the-farm holiday!

The busy little market town of Buonconvento is only 4 km away if you want to go shopping, or you can stay home, while away the days under the Tuscan sun and then have Stefania and her son Giulio cook for you. We can promise you that their farm produce, home cooked in best Tuscan style, is a real treat for the taste buds. Their home-produced chicken, beef and pork, their own salami and cured hams, their home-grown veg and fruit, a generous drizzle of their home produced olive oil and lashings of their full red wine ... well, it’s inevitable that every meal is a culinary dream come true!

You’d be staying in the heart of the Sienese hills, with great art and stunning architecture on your doorstep, a play area as well as the pool to entertain the kinds, and every spoiling comfort right there to hand. Who could ask for anything more?

For wine lovers, the delights of Montalcino are just 12 km away, while Montepulciano’s luscious nectar of the gods is a stunningly picturesque 40 km drive away. If you prefer the Renaissance to the Gothic, then you can’t do better than a trip to Pienza (a 30 minute drive away) regarded as the most perfect little Renaissance citadel in Italy. If you want to visit ancient abbeys and handsome churches, then Blessed Bernado’s “grotto” at the Abbazia of Monte Oliveto is a must at only 11 km from the farm. As you drive up, you’ll see it looking much as it did to Pope Pius the second when he visited this Benedictine abbey in 1463. He eulogized the breathtaking setting, and the fresco cycles by Signorelli and Sodoma are pretty wonderful too. The gardens are simply lovely and their cure-all Benedictine liquor “Flora di Monte Oliveto” would make a wonderful gift for grandad. Or drive a little further and you can visit Abbazia di Sant’Antimo. Some say this Benedictine abbey is even more beautiful than Monte Oliveto: we’ll be interested to hear which you prefer! Certainly the monks’ Gregorian chant is hauntingly special and the art treasures and architecture are fascinating. The abbey was a revered place of pilgrimage in 781 AD, it survived ransack and pillage throughout the middle ages and is now a serenely handsome jewel, glowing in a timeless landscape.

If all this sightseeing has made you weary, then hop in the car for a 20 minute drive to Bagno Vignoni. It’s one of the many bathing spas in this part of Tuscany and made a fabulous background in Tarkovsky’s film “Nostalgia”. Enjoy the arcaded beauty of this spot beloved by the Medici, and then trot down the hill to relax in the sulphur pools below the hamlet or pay a modest fee to use the sulphur pool at the 15th century hotel at the side of the piazza. If hot sulphur springs don’t do it for you, drive that little bit further (30 minutes in the car) to Rapolano Terme and indulge in a few of the many massages and beauty treatments on offer there, as you sip the healing thermal waters - considered to be the perfect liver tonic after a day sampling Tuscan wines!

You’ll never be short of things to do at Il Salariato and Stefania and her family are not only a handy mine of useful local information (English spoken!), they are always ready to spoil you with their delicious suppers too. This handsome, very spacious first floor apartment just can’t fail to please the entire family!

Reviews
Jeri Stoddart, Vancouver
Four of us have just returned from a 5 week holiday in Italy. The two weeks spent at Il Salariato were most definitely the highlight of our trip. Stefania and Alessandro welcomed us like friends and helped to make our two weeks in Tuscany memorable. Lots of tips on pretty villages and towns to visit and restaurants to enjoy a meal. The olive harvest took place during our visit and they allowed us to help harvest the olives. Stefania then took us to watch the pressing into olive oil. Lots of fun. And we even got to keep some of the olive oil.

Our apartment was very large and spacious and it quickly felt like home. The kitchen was well equipped so we ate many of our breakfasts and dinners at home.

I would highly recommend this holiday rental and hope to return some day. Everything was perfect!
Harvesting Olives
View through the Grapevines


Clive Pitt, Cheshire (5 star client)
It is a lovely property with terrific views across the Tuscan landscape. The farm and dogs were great fun for the children with some lovely walks from the property. The property was very comfortable for six. The olive oil produced from the farm grown olives was terrific.



Mary and Richard Bradbury and my sister Janie Read and her husband Paul, Cheshire.
It was just wonderful, your pictures did not do it justice, the setting was glorious and the pool was just heaven.

Stefania was a delight, she was able to recommend and book evening meals at local restaurants for us, on other nights she cooked wonderful meals which we ate with the family, sitting late into the nights eating, drinking and laughing

We had a fantastic holiday.


5 star clients have been on 5 or more Summer's Leases holidays


Prices
Price per week (Saturday to Saturday)
Rates for 2018 Rent
Mar 24 2018-Jun 16 2018EUR 1,350
Jun 16 2018-Sep 15 2018EUR 1,750
Sep 15 2018-Nov 3 2018EUR 1,350
Guide prices use current conversion rates
Shared pool open May 12 - October 6
Prices reduced for 2018!

Additional costs to be paid directly to the owners:
- Final cleaning charge: 80 euro
- Council tourist tax: 7 euro per adult flat rate
- Heating (if used): charged at cost
Everything else is included in our price.
This property is charged in Euro
Location
Buonconvento 2½ m
Monte Oliveto Maggiore 8 m
Montalcino 10 m
Bagno Vignone 17 m
Pienza 18 m
Siena 19 m
Gaiole in Chianti 35 m
Florence 62 m
Pisa 90 m
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