Located in a tiny hamlet that dates back to 1047 AD, Casa in Pietra is a comfortable and secluded place for up to 8 people.
The ground floor is composed of a hallway from which other rooms branch. Five steps lead down to a living-room with TV and CD player. Four steps lead up to a kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge. There is also 1 double bedroom, 1 smaller twin bedroom and doors opening onto a small, furnished patio. There is 1 bathroom with shower and a laundry-room with washing machine (guests have use of a shared dryer located in an outdoor laundry room).
On the First floor there is another kitchen with dining area, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, wood stove, TV and CD player. 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower.
The house is adorned with simple and rustic furnishings, tile floors and beamed ceilings. There are screens on all of the windows and the thick stone walls help to keep the house cool in the summer.
The entire hamlet consists of Casa in Pietra, four other stone structures and a Romanesque church. Behind Casa in Pietra is a garden with a private swimming pool, a furnished patio and a gazebo overlooking the ruins of an ancient tower. The views from this hilly terrain extend beyond the trees into the surrounding countryside and the famous town of San Gimignano can be seen on a clear day.
In the heart of the Montagnola region just 30 minutes northwest of Siena, the location offers excellent mountain biking and hiking on its rugged yet welcoming terrain.
Colle Val d'Elsa, within a 15-minute drive, has a supermarket, restaurants and shops. Within 30 minute drives are Siena and San Gimignano. Castellina in Chianti is 45 minutes away, Volterra and Florence are both under an hour by car.
Golf: Golf Club Siena, open all year round, is within a 40-minute drive, in San Rocco a Pilli.
Tennis: Courts are available in Colle Val d'Elsa, 15 minutes away.
Outdoor Activities: This area, known as the Montagnola Senese, is made up of lush forest and small medieval villages. Hiking and walking trails are found throughout the area.
Open air markets: Morning markets are held in Colle Val d'Elsa on Fridays, in Casole d'Elsa on the first and third Monday of each month and in Siena on Wednesdays.
Firewood is included in the price. Maid service and meals are available if reserved when booking. Parking is 50 yards from the house. The owners ask an additional €110 to cover final cleaning service. Heating paid on consumption. Inventory deposit €150.