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Tinaio at Palazzo a Merse, Sovicille - Siena

1 bedroom 1 bathroom 2 people In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Tinaio is a small, simple, ground floor Tuscan villa located in the central part of the main building of Palazzo a Merse. Immediately outside is a table and chairs shaded by a large tree to dine al fresco.

On entering the little villa is a bright open plan room with a kitchenette along one wall. The kitchen unit is in typical Tuscan villa style with travertine counter tops and sink, while curtains are used instead of cupboard doors. There are gas hobs and a small fridge with internal icebox. A modern dining table with two chairs completes the furnishings.

The original terracotta tiled floor paves the entire house while character is provided by the wood and terracotta tiled ceiling. A short corridor leads to the bathroom with shower and then onto the double bedroom. From this room there is a glass door providing access to the parking area.

Tinaio has the owners as neighbours on either side and above.
Note that there is no sofa in this villa however there is a table with chairs outside, therefore it's ideal mostly for the summer months.

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.

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.

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.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Furnished terrace
TV - Sat Astra Free View
Moka espresso maker
Note: there is no dishwasher
Filter coffee maker
Pets welcome
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
Parking - plenty of space on the property
Approach road - all paved

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 50 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.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

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

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro 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

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
16 Jun - 25 Aug 2018
608 US Dollar
25 Aug - 22 Sep 2018
513 US Dollar
22 Sep - 15 Dec 2018
473 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
608 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
608 US Dollar
05 Jan - 13 Apr 2019
473 US Dollar
20 Apr - 27 Apr 2019
608 US Dollar
27 Apr - 04 May 2019
473 US Dollar
04 May - 15 Jun 2019
513 US Dollar
15 Jun - 24 Aug 2019
608 US Dollar
24 Aug - 21 Sep 2019
513 US Dollar
21 Sep - 14 Dec 2019
473 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
608 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

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.

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

August 2017
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