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bedrooms: 5

bathrooms: 5

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Villa Duccio
Location address: Casole d'Elsa - Siena   Show on map
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Villa Duccio is located in the Selva National Park of Tuscany. The position of the villa ensures a peaceful location with enviable views of the beautiful woodland scenery surrounding it. The Villa has been restored using as many of the original materials as possible to retain the ancient style without sacrificing modern comfort and convenience. There are 5 bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms; the villa comfortably sleeps 10. The owners live approximately 25 metres away from the main house in the converted hay barn; they look forward to being helpful but are completely respectful of your privacy.
The large swimming pool is located on the east side of the property within the beautiful gardens of the Villa. There is a terracotta patio area surrounding the pool on three sides with sun loungers and umbrellas and a low wall on two sides. Terracotta pots filled with rosemary, and old fashioned olive oil containers ("orci") decorate the east edge of the swimming pool.
Dating back to the 17th Century, Villa Duccio was originally a dwelling for sharecroppers of a feudal landowner. The nearest town is Casole d’Elsa which was the scene of much fighting between the Dukedoms of Siena and Florence and, until the 18th Century was under the rule of the famous Medici Dukes of Florence. Today the Villa and the area is part of the province of Siena (35km away).
Villa Duccio is arranged over two floors with a further mezzanine level at one end of the property. The rooms all have high ceilings and there are many windows and ‘french doors’. There are steps throughout the property to reach the various rooms and bedrooms. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, mosquito screens on the windows and ceiling fans. A covered patio is directly outside the kitchen door; it is equipped with a very large, chocolate travertine table and chairs for al fresco eating. The Villa is a perfect retreat for families or groups of friends looking for a convenient countryside location in Tuscany.
The ground floor entrance leads you directly in to the large lounge area with double height, beamed ceiling and terracotta tiled floor. The high ceiling and large windows give the room a spacious and bright feel. Your eyes are drawn to the large fireplace with brick arches on either side; comfortable sofas and chairs are arranged within the room to make the most of the features and space. There is also a writing desk, chair and coat stand in the lounge.


To the left of the entrance door and living room is the cloakroom with toilet, basin and washing machine. Also off this area, is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with toilet, bath with over-head shower and a separate shower cubicle.

Passing through the brick arches of the lounge, you enter the well-equipped, modern, professional-style kitchen. Wall cupboards, large drawers and a built in oven and dishwasher complete one wall, a large American style fridge-freezer is to the side and there is a professional style ‘island’ unit with a 5-gas hob, preparation area and 8 high stools surrounding it. There is a microwave and coffee maker too.



To the rear of the kitchen are the stairs down to the dining room which has a traditional, beamed ceiling, terracotta floor, antique wooden dining table and chairs and two antique dressers.
Up some stairs from the kitchen landing is the mezzanine bedroom with twin/double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower. Continuing up the stairs leads to two further twin/double bedrooms; the first has its en suite bathroom with large shower stall, basin and toilet; the second with tub, overhead shower, bidet, toilet and basin. Both rooms have iron framed twin beds, wooden chests of drawers and seating.



The stairs to the rear of the lounge area lead to another bedroom (with double bed) and a chair placed near the window. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with toilet, double sink, bidet and a large shower cubicle.




There is also a study on this level equipped with satellite TV, DVD player, CD player with MP3 docking stereo, desk and chair (bring your own computer), internet access and a tel-fax-answering machine.



Three of the bedrooms can be prepared with twin beds or made up as a double bed according to your requirements.

Hairdryers in every bathroom




The sweeping driveway of the villa has ample parking and leads you directly to the entrance of the villa.


The owners are very helpful and speak fluent English, Italian, French and some German.

Internet WI-FI Onsite - available in the villa for free. Please bring your own laptop.

Pool Info



The swimming pool is located in the beautifully landscaped gardens of the villa and is reached by a few steps leading down from the furnished patio. The surrounds of the pool are tiled; sun loungers and umbrellas are provided.




The swimming pool is 14.5 metres by 5 metres.  The depth ranges from 1.2  to 1.5 meters.  It is open from May 15 to September 15.

Special efforts were made to make this an ecologically sound facility. A technologically advanced water purification and recycling system is in place and low consumption light bulbs are used throughout. To further ensure water conservation all toilets are equipped with two flushers. Extensive landscaping has been used to ensure that ecological theme is continued throughout the gardens and patios.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 400 sqm
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • Baby cot
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • CD player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Mosquito screens in every room
  • Furnished pergola
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Microwave oven
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Hairdryer in every bathroom
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Ceiling fans in every bedroom
  • No smoking in bedrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Ceiling fans in every bedroom
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - The swimming pool is freshwater and is 14.5 metres by 5 metres. The depth ranges from 1.2 metres to 1.5 metres at its deepest. The pool is open from 15th May to 15th September (weather permitting). - The swimming pool is freshwater and is 14.5 metres by 5 metres. The depth ranges from 1.2 metres to 1.5 metres at its deepest. The pool is open from 15th May to 15th September (weather permitting).
  • Cook on request - available on request
  • Babysitter - available on request
  • Telephone - Calls to landline numbers are free of charge to USA, Canada and Western Europe. All other calls will be charged as used.
  • Railways - Siena, 34km away
  • Approach road - 1.5Km of unpaved road. Some points to be careful
  • Distances - Siena 40km, Pisa 90km, San Gimignano 27km, Florence 70km, Rome 270km

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 10 people - Price is NOT per head
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2014 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.
August
30. - 06.
6975 US Dollar
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September
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6975 US Dollar
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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro payable only in Euro is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro payable only in Euro is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
tracey lee
Family with older children
richmond, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros The size of the villa, with all on suite bathrooms, the amazing big pool , the outside eating area, the extremely well stocked kitchen we could even do baking which is unusual in a holiday villa , the location to everything near, florence , sienna, and then the very kind and friendly owners who were discreet but there if you needed help.
Cons In August the heat is extreme especially if you live in the UK. I would have been good to maybe have just one room with air con so we could cool down , or perhaps the dinning room that is never used in summer due the lovely outside eating area, could be made into a room with a better TV and perhaps air con there. The couches were a tad uncomfortable and not enough for 9 people and the mattresses in the room are very hard.
Local attractions The town of San Gimignano is absolutely gorgeous and if you visit early from 6am you have the whole beautiful town to yourself. Unfortunately due the season many restaurants were closed but we cooked amazing food as the fresh produce in Italy is fantastic.
10
Barbara
Family with young children
Zürich, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Die Villa ist ausgezeichnet ausgestattet und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Vor allem die Küche lässt keine Wünsche offen. Mixer, Raffeln, Kaffeemaschinen, gute Messer, genug Töpfe, Geschirr und Schüsseln, alles ist da.
Der Pool ist schön gross und gut gepflegt.
Der Besitzer ist sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit, ist aber auch sehr zurückhaltend und respektiert die Privatsphäre.
Cons Das Haus ist relativ abgelegen, im Wald auf den Hügeln, ohne Aussicht. Hinauf führt eine lange, etwas mühsame Schotterstrasse, die aber mit jedem normalen Auto gut zu bewältigen ist.
Local attractions Siena, San Giminiano, Volterra sind wunderschöne Orte in der Nähe, die einen Besuch wert sind. An die Namen der Restaurants kann ich mich nicht mehr genau erinnern, aber der Besitzer kennt alle tollen Restaurants in der Gegend und berät einem gerne.
9

Nearest town

The nearest town is Casole d’Elsa which is 8km away; it has grocery stores, a supermarket, chemist, church, bank with ATM and restaurants (see the information book located within the house for more details of local restaurants).

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 17.00 - 19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 17.00 - 19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 82km - 1h 12m
Aeroporto Pisa: 142km - 1h 50m
Aeroporto Perugia: 148km - 1h 56m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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