Lucignano holiday villa with pool to rent – Collina degli Ulivi is a charming 17th century stone farmhouse set in the verdant Tuscan countryside, known as Valdichiana, just a few miles away from the well preserved Medieval village of Lucignano.
This rustic villa is surrounded by a glorious garden, gently sloping towards the private pool and its romantic gazebo, set among 12 acres of vineyard and olive groves. Here the owners produce their own olive oil and put their vegetable garden at the clients’ disposal to enrich their dining ‘al fresco’ with genuine local flavours.
The villa is an excellent starting point for visiting many important Tuscan cities of art, such as Arezzo, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Siena and Florence. Country paths from the villa will take you to an idyllic lake, ideal for relaxing walks and picnics in this picturesque Tuscan holiday location.
Don’t miss to visit Monte Savino, Gargonza and Lucignano, three historical and architectural jewels. In Monte San Savino, a worthwhile visit will include a trip to the Palazzo Comunale, the Loggia dei Mercati and the hanging garden, located on a road which cuts through the town. A visit to the Cassero, which houses the civic museum and a beautiful display of ceramics is also recommended. In June a festival will be held in Monte San Savino. The festival is a retrospective of music, art, theatre, literature, philosophy and poetry by the world’s most famous artists, but also by young emerging talents. Not far from there, you can find the Gargonza. Set in a thick forest, the tower, the main door and the small square make up the ancient thirteenth-century centre. The town of Lucignano has an elliptical shape, as it is made up of several circular roads that are all connected through very narrow streets, which all meet in the central square, where the San Francesco Church and the Collegiata are also located. At Lucignano, next to the San Francesco Church, there is a small museum (paid entry; closed on Mondays) where you can find a stunning relic, made of solid gold and set in precious stones, in the shape of a tree. It is called the ‘Albero di Lucignano’ or the ‘Albero dell’Amore’.
First Floor: MAIN HOUSE
Stone staircase to the main entrance.
Living/dining room (CD player only, no TV), open fireplace, wooden beamed ceiling, door to balcony with dining facilities, views.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Three steps lead to master double bedroom, en suite bathroom, WC.
Separate shower room, WC. Ground floor: APARTMENT with independent entrance
Living/dining area with open fireplace, kitchenette.
Twin/double bedroom with access to outdoor area.
Four steps lead to twin bedroom, separate shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom. Grounds:
12 acres of terraced grounds enclosed by low level, low voltage electric fence. Outdoor dining facilities with charcoal portable BBQ. 14m x 7.5 m pool (depth 1.25m - 2.5m, steep drop beyond pool) with covered pergola, shower, WC. Vegetable garden. Ample parking to the front.
Due to the nature of the grounds and the electric fencing, children must be supervised at all times
Included: 2 hours mid-week maid service. Wi-Fi internet.
Extras: Winter heating €100 per week. Telephone for emergency use only. Additional maid service €12 per hour. A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Lucignano 5 mins
- Arezzo | Montepulciano 27km
- Cortona 30km
- Siena 45km
- Florence 90km
- Perugia 77km
- Florence 109km
- Pisa 172km
- Shops & restaurants 5 minutes
- Tennis (Il Calcione) 8km
- Golf (Foiano) 10 mins
- Nearby spring-water lake for local residents only
- Paintballs Arezzo in Lucignano 3.6km
- Sinalunga | Valdichiana Outlet Village 10km
- Montepulciano | Arezzo old town 27km
- Pienza renaissance town | Cortona 30km
- Siena Piazza del Campo | Duomo 45km