Casa Ginestra is an apartment of 70 square meters (approximately 750 square
feet) which sleeps five persons. It has a splendid view of the Tuscan hills.
Guests of the apartment can use a shared garden and a shared swimming pool.
It has two bedrooms, a living room with sofa and cooking area, a bathroom
with half tub, and a reserved outdoor space equipped with table and chairs.
The apartment is part of an ancient farmhouse, which is located on the slope of
a gentle hill, in an area of the Tuscan countryside which remains untouched and
You will be far away from busy roads, and you will find that the air is clear
and perfumed, and will be able to enjoy a peaceful stay. You will be able to
look around in any direction, and your sight will span over a wide horizon of
hills, which intersect like the waves of a green sea, with plots which are
brighter where the land has been sowed and planted with vineyards, and darker
where there are small oak woods.
On a nearby hill you will be able to spot the profile of the medieval burg of
Montalcino. Montalcino is the village that lends its name to one of the most
famous wines of Tuscany and Italy: the “Brunello di Montalcino”. The village is
known for its excellent wine makers and the splendid wine cellars open to
You will be halfway between Montalcino and San Quirico D’Orcia, just a few
kilometers south of Siena, in an area which is not crowded by tourists, yet in
an good position to visit Siena and the main art cities of Tuscany with short
The farmhouse is surrounded by 2 hectares (5 acres) of land, partly garden and
partly vineyard and olive grove. It is made up of three ancient buildings, made
of bricks and stones. The buildings have been built around a nice yard paved
In the farmhouse there are six apartments of different sizes. The owners reside
on the premises, in a building close by, and will be kindly and discreetly
available for any request or information.
The three buildings on the farmhouse have been restored with loving care, and
the characteristics and the charm of once-upon-a-time country houses have been
kept untouched both in the outdoor looks and in the indoor decorations. Doors
and windows are made of wood, the floors are tiled with terracotta tiles, and
the ceilings are made with long wood beams and terracotta bricks. The decoration
is rich in items of local handicrafts.
The swimming pool is located in the middle of a large lawn, which is decorated
with bushes and flower pots, and it has a 360-degree view of the surrounding
hills. It is equipped with deck chairs and beach umbrellas, which are available
for all the guests of the farmhouse. The size of the swimming pools is 14 x 7
meters (46 x 23 feet), and it is 1.2 to 2.40 meters deep (3.9 to 7.8 feet deep).
As a guest of the farmhouse you will also have available a large and comfortable
shared TV lounge, equipped with satellite television, a table tennis table, a
bowls lane, a barbecue and a shared laundry room.
During the summer time an old railway section is reactivated for tourists. The
line goes from Siena to Grosseto, and crosses the Montalcino area, making it
possible to visit the area where the Brunello wine is made on board of an old
The farmhouse is 8 km (5 miles) from the closest village, which is San Quirico
D’Orcia, where you will find shops and restaurant. You will only be able to
reach the village by car. On the premises there is a large parking lot.
Casa Ginestra is located on the ground floor, and you will be able to access it
from the garden or from the yard through glass doors. In the living room you
will also find comfortable living-room furniture, a table with chairs and a
The kitchen is equipped with four-burner cooker, oven and refrigerator.
From the living room you will be able to reach the two bedrooms, one with a
double bed and a one with three single beds. To reach the bedroom with a double
bed you will need to descend three or four steps. The bathroom has a sit-in tub
with shower head. The rooms have windows with a view of the vegetation.
The house is equipped with central heating.
The house is 9 km (5.5 miles) from Bagno Vignoni, 18 km (11 miles) from Pienza,
32 km (20 miles) from Montepulciano, 21 km (13 miles) from Montalcino and 22 km
(13.5 miles) from Mount Amiata. Siena is 51 km (31 miles), Chianciano, with its
famous spas, is 33 km (20 miles), and Florence is 140 km (87 miles).
Accommodations: Independent house or villa in small complex
The rental price includes: electricity; linens; towels. Available upon request:baby bed.
Local Costs: To be paid at the property:final cleaning EUR 5.00/person.Available upon request, if desired:heating (when needed) EUR 1.00/hour;token for washing machine or dryer EUR 3.00/token.