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Il Fornacino, Armaiolo - Rapolano Terme - Siena

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.

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
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Internet
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dishes/Utensils
Refrigerator
Linen
Lounge
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Concierge
Furnished terrace
Barbecue
Fire place (open)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
DVD player (Euro)
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Espresso machine
Oven
Toaster
Dishwasher
Iron
Ironing board
Hairdryer
Mosquito screens in bedrooms
Maid service available for extra charge
Private Chef- extra cost

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 250 Euro payable only in Euro. This 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.

Approach road: Unpaved, even

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 17:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Are pool towels supplied?
can be ordered for an extra charge

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

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean: included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax to pay on arrival: 1,00 Euro per person, per night for the first 3 nights, some exemptions apply

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Optional extra costs: Airconditioning is charged extra at 50Euro per week

Parking: Private, onsite parking

Dogs: 5.00 Euro daily charge per pet

Concierge Service
Sometimes the villa is all that you need, but if you’re tempted by the culture, excitement and activity Tuscany has to offer, then the To Tuscany free Concierge Service could be for you. Working alongside our local hand-picked partners and professionals, your concierge is there to ensure you have experiences to remember. At the time of booking or any time prior to arrival at your villa, your concierge will be happy to discuss any additional requirements to help make your stay extra special. This can include anything from organising a pre-arrival shopping service to booking a personal chef for a special meal.

Concierge Service Contact
Email: concierge@to-tuscany.com


Villa rates

  • 2019
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 20 Apr 2019
1910.00 US Dollar
20 Apr - 27 Apr 2019
2592.00 US Dollar
27 Apr - 25 May 2019
1910.00 US Dollar
25 May - 29 Jun 2019
2592.00 US Dollar
29 Jun - 17 Aug 2019
3274.00 US Dollar
17 Aug - 21 Sep 2019
2592.00 US Dollar
21 Sep - 28 Dec 2019
1910.00 US Dollar

Layout

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

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 1 review - Very good (1 Client review)

Peter
April 2016
Group of friends
Muttenz, Switzerland Muttenz, Switzerland
Guest villa score
8/10

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Duration (weeks)

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Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

infants Under 2


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