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Granaio at Palazzo a Merse, Sovicille - Siena

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 guests In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Palazzo a Merse is an antique watermill restored to an excellent standard and divided into 7 independent villas. It is located in the countryside South of Siena within easy reach of the beautiful medieval city.

In the simple, shady but pretty garden there is a sparkling pool ideal to cool off after a day of sightseeing and to relax under the warm Tuscan sun. All around the garden there is a hedge providing privacy, to the other side are fields and forest covered hills. Within walking distance from the property there is a spot in the passing river where it is possible to swim.

The property is composed of 4 rental villas, a two bedroom B&B, one permanent resident and the two apartments of the co-owners, who both reside there with their small, young families. The owners are available for assistance to guests should it be required.
There is some limited traffic noise from the main road a short distance away, however this road cannot be seen due to the vegetation around the property. The neighbour's cats often visit the property.

Granaio is a simple, spacious, ground floor villa at the end of the building, opposite the pool. Outside there is a small private terrace furnished with a wooden table and chairs to enjoy meals al fresco.

Going inside there is a pretty kitchen in traditional Tuscan villa style with a travertine work surface and sink. It is a bright room and equipped with gas hobs, an oven and a small fridge with internal ice box.

In a corner of the room is an antique wooden dining table with a bench and three chairs. Like the rest of the house this room is paved with the original terracotta floor.

Passing through an exposed stone arch there is the sitting area. To one side is a large sideboard fully stocked with crockery and other kitchen utensils. Against the far wall is a day bed which cannot be used for extra people, and a simple single sofa. A spiral staircase provides access to a tiny, wooden mezzanine floor where there is an extra bed, only suitable for children. Off the lounge is a bathroom with shower.

To the back of the villa there are the two bedrooms. On the left is a double room which can be set up as a twin if requested when booking. Character is provided to the room by the exposed, original villa stone wall and ceiling of terracotta and wooden beams. In a corner there an open wardrobe with a rail for hanging space and a shelf.

To the other side of the little hall is a second double bedroom, which can also be made into a twin if requested when booking. This is a very bright room with glass doors providing access to the car park. It has a beautiful exposed original terracotta arch and stone wall. In the room is a large wardrobe with mirror and an en-suite bathroom with shower.

2 double rooms, which can be set up as twins if requested when booking.
The extra bed cannot be used for a fifth person.
Clients can choose between Breakfast served by the owners the morning after arrival or a welcome hamper of local produce. Either choice is included in the rental price.

The pool is located in the property garden to the back of the houses. The shady garden provides plenty of shade to relax out of the sun while the pool enjoys a position in full sun. It is a slightly raised pool surrounded by a pretty stone wall and has roman steps to enter.

Near the pool and dotted around the garden are sunbeds. There are limited views due to the position of Palazzo a Merse on the valley floor and hedging around the garden. The pool is shared also with the owners and their young families.
It is 11x4 metres and 1-1.5 metres deep. It's open from April to October, weather permitting. Pool towels can be provided for an extra fee.


Facilities

Dog Friendly
Flexible dates
Internet
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dishes/Utensils
Refrigerator
Linen
Lounge
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Concierge
Furnished terrace
TV - Sat Astra Free View
Fire place (stove)
Oven
Dishwasher
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Kettle
Hairdryer
Mosquito screens
Barbecue Onsite
Maid service available for extra charge
A communal washing machine, paid for as used
Cook on request - extra cost
Private Chef- extra cost
Cooking Courses
Pool towels provided
Pre arrival shopping service on request, NO extra charge
Swimming pool - 11x4 mtrs, 1-1.5 mtrs deep, open April to October, weather permitting
Mountain-bike rental on site - available on site for hire. Owner can provide guided cycling tours
This is a privately owned villa. Owners of privately owned villas are not permitted to carry out services for guests. Services such as linen, towels and cleaning are arranged by To Tuscany and carried out by our local partners.

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is €50 or equivalent in your own currency, cash payment is required on arrival. You should be reimbursed on check-out should no damage occur during your stay.

Approach road: Unpaved, even

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 6 nights, some exemptions apply

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Parking: Public, onsite parking

Dogs: stay for free

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
  • 2020
Date range
7 night price
15 Jun - 24 Aug 2019
€1,013
24 Aug - 21 Sep 2019
€878
21 Sep - 14 Dec 2019
€743
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
€1,013
Date range
7 night price
28 Dec - 04 Jan 2020
€1,080
04 Jan - 11 Apr 2020
€810
11 Apr - 18 Apr 2020
€1,080
18 Apr - 02 May 2020
€810
02 May - 13 Jun 2020
€945
13 Jun - 22 Aug 2020
€1,080
22 Aug - 19 Sep 2020
€945
19 Sep - 12 Dec 2020
€810
12 Dec - 02 Jan 2021
€1,080

Layout (80 sqm)

Ground floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 98km - 1h 10m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 124km - 1h 25m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 158km - 1h 47m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Sovicille: 10km - 0h 13m
  • Siena: 17km - 0h 22m
  • Monticiano: 23km - 0h 26m
The nearest village is Rosia, about 5km away. It is a small village however has several amenities, including a supermarket, a small grocery shop, baker and several bars/cafés. There is also a pizzeria. In the area there are several other restaurants. The nearest to Palazzo a Merse, and a recommended restaurant is Cateni, 2.5km away in Orgia.

Guest reviews: Granaio at Palazzo a Merse <div class='textCenter'>9,3/ 10</div>Score from 7 reviews - Excellent (7 Client reviews)

Boudewijn
July 2019
Family with older children
Leeuwarden, Netherlands Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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


7 nights from
€743 to €1,013

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