La Doppia - Montepulciano - Tuscany

One of three charmingly rustic apartments within walking distance of Montepulciano’s historic centre - and they aren’t even expensive!

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

Available: January - December
Pool: Shared pool
Open: April - October

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Apartment 'La Doppia' is in the main building to the left and just a short walk to the pool!

Apartment 'La Doppia' is in the main building to the left and just a short walk to the pool!

The sitting room has comfy seating for 4 guests and a retro ghetto blaster! (As well as a flat screen TV.)

The sitting room has comfy seating for 4 guests and a retro ghetto blaster! (As well as a flat screen TV.)

The second bedroom has two lovely old wrought iron bedsteads

The second bedroom has two lovely old wrought iron bedsteads

Glorious views over Tuscany from the pool

Glorious views over Tuscany from the pool

The wonderfully eerie Redi cantina at Montepulciano is just a walk away

The wonderfully eerie Redi cantina at Montepulciano is just a walk away

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Summary

1 double bedroom,
1 bedroom with two beds,
bathroom with bath tub/shower,
large open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area,
use of garden for outdoor meals.

Broadband (wireless), TV, barbecue, fireplace, mountain bikes, pool towels, laundry (3 euro per wash).

Other apartments in this property:
La Loggia for 2
La Scala for 2-3

The farm's own olive oil and wine are for sale


Pool info: Shared pool, 40 ft x 20 ft

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Description

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.

Podere Fontecastello's apartments are attractive and pleasingly rustic with nice touches like heirloom wrought iron beds (with comfortable, modern mattresses!) and handsome pieces of old oak furniture. The bathrooms are all fully tiled and sparklingly clean.

La Doppia is large, and has a full kitchen with oven, hob and fridge-freezer, two bedrooms and a bathroom. La Scala and La Doppia both have the pleasant garden for sunbathing and eating.

All three apartments are authentically Tuscan and the warm welcome you'll receive is genuinely Tuscan too!

Reviews


Frank and Pat McLuskie and friends, Edinburgh.
When we arrived we were greeted warmly by Antonella, then shown to our rooms which were comfortable and clean, as was the rest of the property. The surrounding area was beautiful with great views across the valley to surrounding farms. Montepulciano was an easy walk from the farm, where we enjoyed some great food and of course great wine, we all found it a great joy on our many excursions etc.

A really nice place to stay, we hope to return soon.


Michael and Diane Batterham, Adelaide.
This is a beautiful and spacious apartment on a pretty working farm with very helpful and attentive hosts, who presented us with a bottle of their own vino nobile on arrival. The apartment has two large bedrooms and a spacious living/dining/kitchen with high ceilings and good quality rustic furniture. The thick walls kept us cool in hot weather, and the views from the windows were charming. It is within walking distance (uphill) of the charming mediaeval hill town of Montepulciano and in the middle of rural Tuscany. We had pleasant day trips to Sienna, Cortona and Assisi.

This was the first time I had driven in Italy and also the first time I had driven on the right hand side of the road, and getting around southern Tuscany was good practice before heading to the busier parts of northern Italy.

We loved our stay at La Doppia and are grateful to our hosts for helping to make our holiday wonderful.


Richard Jackson, Washington DC.
We had a wonderful time at La Doppia. Antonella was very helpful to us as we settled in, and we soon learned our way around Montepulciano and the surrounding beautiful countryside. The location is excellent. It was easy to get into town for groceries (we had a car, but walking is possible also), and we took some fine day-trips, to Pienza and to Siena. The lodging was comfortably furnished, with plenty of room for four. Everything in the kitchen worked. We were all sorry we hadn't booked for two weeks.


Ruth Laxton, Australia.
Marina, Santi and Antonella were such friendly hosts. We never felt like just another group of tourists; they were happy to struggle with our hopeless Italian to make us feel welcome. The farm is a great location as the walk up into the town helps to counteract all the delicious Italian meals! Also it's easy to visit other places like Siena, Pienza, Montalcino using the buses if you're reluctant to take on the stress of driving as we were. There are wonderful walks through the countryside in all directions. The actual apartment La Doppia was very comfortable and has everything you needed to eat at home if you choose to. And last but not least, Santi and Marina's wine is delicious - forget about Brunello!


Coldebella Family, Melbourne.
Our family spent a wonderful month at La Doppia. A wonderful location, beautiful farm and lovely hosts, what else do you need for a relaxing holiday.

Days spent swimming in the pool, walking into Montepulciano for lunch and then stopping at a bar for a coffee and drink were just what we needed. We even looked forward to the uphill hike - justified an extra icecream for the trip home.

The apartment was well setup and a good size for us and our 2 teenage children. We look forward to returning as soon as we can - maybe stay even longer next time.


Frederick and Kathy Westphal, North London.
The property was lovely with superb views of the vineyards and surrounding area. The family were so friendly, helpful and generous. We enjoyed every minute and would have loved to have stayed longer. We would recommend the property to anyone.



Prices
Price per week (Saturday to Saturday)
Rates for 2019 Rent
Apr 13 2019-Apr 27 2019EUR 950
Apr 27 2019-Jun 15 2019EUR 870
Jun 15 2019-Aug 31 2019EUR 950
Aug 31 2019-Oct 12 2019EUR 870
Oct 12 2019-Nov 2 2019EUR 770
Guide prices use current conversion rates
Shared pool open April - October

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
Location
Montepulciano ½ m
Pienza 9 m
Bagno Vignoni 14 m
Lake Trasimeno 18 m
Cortona 21 m
Siena 40 m
Florence 76 m
Pisa 117 m
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