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Il Fornacino, Armaiolo - Rapolano Terme - Siena and Chianti

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 8 guests Private Pool 4 - Very good - Very good 4

The clue is in the name, Il Fornacino, for this villa is, in fact, a cleverly restored furnace. Now providing lodgings for up to eight people, the two-storey building has been beautifully converted and is crammed with character, with exposed brickwork, wood and tiled ceilings and terracotta floors among its many typically Tuscan assets. This is a bright and airy place, thanks to the huge glass entrance door, vaulted ceilings, sweeping archways, high windows, and a double-height ground-floor lounge. A striking flight of wood and iron open stairs connects the two storeys, and a pane of glass in the upper floor provides an unusual visual link between both levels.

A neat terraced garden wraps around the villa, offering two sublime vantage points from which to admire the surrounding olive groves and forested hills. The shaded terrace on the first floor reveals a wonderful panorama of the countryside, while the sundeck by the private pool is sure to enchant you with its dreamy views. But one of this villa’s greatest plus points is its location, placing you just off the main road to the city of Siena, the spa town of Rapolano Terme, and, of course, the vineyards of Chianti.

Ground Floor

Kitchen-Diner

Table and chairs, sideboard, shelves, fully equipped kitchen, main entrance.

Lounge 1
Two sofas, table and chairs, desk and chair, sideboard, stairs to first floor.

First Floor

Lounge 2

Three sofas, table and chairs, four easy chairs, two occasional tables, coffee table, side table, open fireplace, two doorways to terrace and garden.

Bedroom 1
Twin beds (can be converted to a double), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (can be converted to twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 3
Double bed (can be converted to twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 4
Double bed (can be converted to twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, doors to steps to garden.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Our Thoughts
If you like your holiday home to be interesting in itself, look no further than this quirky re-design of a furnace. This piece of Tuscany’s industrial heritage has been lovingly restored, putting the comfort of guests first, with two spacious lounges, a large kitchen-diner, as well as four romantic bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. While you might hesitate at being so close to a main road, you will soon be won over by the delightful gardens and large pool, and the fact that this villa provides a swift access point for some top sightseeing, including nearby Siena.

Notes
Four bedrooms. Four bathrooms, all en-suite. If you wish the beds to be converted to doubles or twins, please request when booking. The dual carriageway to Siena can be seen from the garden and some noise from the road can be heard. The garden is unfenced. The WiFi connection can be a little slow. The stairs are open tread.
Mosquito Screens In Bedrooms
Fire Place: open

Pool
The pool, set in a garden, is on a higher level than the villa, affording it fantastic views. It is surrounded by a paved sun terrace furnished with loungers, a table and chairs, and two pergolas. The water is entered via Roman steps and there is a shower area.
Pool size: 7m x 12m, 1.2m-1.8m deep. Open from May through October, weather permitting.


Facilities

Dog Friendly
Washing Machine
Internet
Pool towels
Infant bed/chair
Kitchen
Dishes/Utensils
Fridge/ Freezer
Bed linen and towels
TV
Lounge
Stove top
Terrace
Barbecue
Fire place
Espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Oven
Dishwasher
Hairdryer
Mosquito screens

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Villa rates

  • 2022
  • 2023
Date range
7 night price
23 Apr - 28 May 2022
$1,931
28 May - 25 Jun 2022
$2,619
25 Jun - 27 Aug 2022
$3,308
27 Aug - 01 Oct 2022
$2,619
01 Oct - 31 Dec 2022
$1,931
Date range
7 night price
31 Dec - 07 Jan 2023
$2,747
07 Jan - 25 Mar 2023
$2,025
25 Mar - 27 May 2023
$2,025
27 May - 24 Jun 2023
$2,747
24 Jun - 26 Aug 2023
$3,476
26 Aug - 23 Sep 2023
$2,747
23 Sep - 04 Nov 2023
$2,025
04 Nov - 16 Dec 2023
$2,025
16 Dec - 30 Dec 2023
$2,747

House rules

The Security Deposit is €250 payable only in Euro cash is required on arrival. You will be reimbursed on check-out should no damage occur during your stay

Tourist tax: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 3 nights, some exemptions apply

Dog up to 30kg: 5 € daily charge per pet

Charged based on usage: Heating Villa, Air Conditioning

Arrival guide

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 17:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. 

Approach road: Unpaved, even

Parking: Private, onsite parking


Layout (180 sqm)

Ground floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Terrace
Dining Room
First floor
Lounge
Lounge
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Terrace

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 99km - 1h 05m
  • Florence Airport: 109km - 1h 15m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 140km - 1h 48m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • San Gusme: 17km - 0h 17m
  • Siena: 25km - 0h 26m
  • Sinalunga: 29km - 0h 22m
The villa is located just outside Armaiolo, which is a collection of houses and a restaurant. It's a 200metre walk to the restaurant Davide Canella. Rapolano Terme is the nearest town with many amenities. It's about 2.5km away and possible to walk to but there is no sidewalk for part of the road. In Rapolano there are petrol stations, a pharmacy, banks, a post office, 24hr doctor's office and a wide choice of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a lovely thermal establishment for spa treatments and pools.

Guest reviews: Il Fornacino <div class='textCenter'>8/ 10</div>Score from 2 reviews - Very good (2 Client reviews)

Hans Peter
April 2022
Family with older children
Saalfelden, Austria Saalfelden, Austria
Guest villa score
8/10
Would you like to translate?
Ein wunderbares Haus in sehr guter Lage. Die unmittelbare Nähe zur Schnellstraße Siena-Arezzo ist Fluch und Segen zugleich.
Die Ausstattung ist einwandfrei und das Raumgefühl luftig und einzigartig.
Die Zufahrt ist für sehr große Autos gefinkelt, aber sehr gut möglich. Mit unserem Vito hatten wir am zweiten Tag den Dreh raus und schafften die Einfahrt im Ort ohne Reversieren.
Local attractions Über Asciano nach Siena über die Landstraße ist Toscana pur. Monteriggioni und Castiglione del Lago waren unsere Highlights. Trattoria Trento in Rapolano Terme ausgezeichnet! Restaurant Il Granaio eher hochpreisig, aber wirklich ausgezeichnetes Service und eine tolle Speisekarte.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:
Vielen Dank für Ihre schöne Bewertung und Ihre Tipps für die Region!

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adults Ages 16+

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