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Il Fornacino, Armaiolo - Rapolano Terme - Siena and Chianti

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 8 guests Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

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.

Private 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
Microwave
Bed linen and towels
TV
Lounge
Stove top
Terrace
Barbecue
Fire place
Espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Oven
Dishwasher
Hairdryer
Mosquito screens

Villa rates

  • 2024
Date range
7 night price
23 Mar - 18 May 2024
$2,255
18 May - 22 Jun 2024
$2,977
22 Jun - 24 Aug 2024
$3,875
24 Aug - 12 Oct 2024
$2,977
12 Oct - 09 Nov 2024
$2,255
09 Nov - 21 Dec 2024
$2,255
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2024
$2,977

House rules

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

The nearest airports:
  • Airport Perugia: 99km - 1h 05m
  • Airport Florence: 109km - 1h 15m
  • Airport Pisa: 140km - 1h 48m
The nearest local amenities:
  • Castelnuovo Berardenga: 12km - 0h 12m
  • San Gusme: 17km - 0h 17m
  • Siena: 25km - 0h 26m
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

4,7/5 Score from 6 reviews - Excellent (6 Client reviews)
Nicole
July 2023
Family with young children
Berikon, Switzerland Berikon, Switzerland
Guest villa score
5/5
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Das Haus war unglaublich toll. Wir genossen unsere Ferien in diesem liebevoll eingerichteten Haus. Alles war sehr sauber und es mangelte an nichts. Die Zimmer sind gross und die jeweils dazugehörigen Toiletten/Duschen mit viel Charme gestaltet. Im Haus war es angenehm kühl und die Küche am Morgen perfekt für das Frühstück am Morgen. Der Poolbereich ist einfach wunderbar und das Wasser sauber. Durch die regelmässige Reinigung von Bernadette, ist der Pool in einem tadellosen Zustand. Herrlich um den ganzen Tag am Pool zu verbringen.
Auch die Waschmaschine ist top!
Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder und freuen uns bereits, wieder auf erholsame Tage im wunderschönen il Fornacino mit den herzlichen Gastgeber.
Local attractions Siena ist nicht weit entfernt (30 Minuten) und es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall einen Tagesausflug zu machen. Hier empfiehlt sich, früh am Morgen zu gehen. Da wir immer im zu Hause gegessen haben, können wir leider keine Restaurant Empfehlungen machen.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:
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Herzlichen Dank, das Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben uns Ihr Feedback mitzuteilen! Wir hoffen Sie bald wieder in der Toskana begrüßen zu dürfen.

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adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

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