TERRA QUERCUS 7

Toscana - Siena - SARTEANO

Description:

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE (CIR CODE: 052031AAT0035). Terra Quercus blends in with the surrounding green countryside moulded by the work of man, is covered by the materials of an ancient land full of history and skilled craftsmanship and is adorned with a large park with private swimming pool inside a farm estate that produces excellent olive oil and natural wine of high quality: the ideal location for a perfect holiday. In this beautiful, beginning 19th century farmhouse the present owners have carried out a drastic renovation, also of the old stalls and the woodshed, restoring the original proportions of the building, internally and externally, that was thoughtlessly spoiled by previous interventions, and restoring the house to its timeless splendour. You just need to step over the threshold to see how successful this preservation work has been, to which has been added design and innovation. Modern stairs in iron have been added to the wooden beams, the parquet in the bedrooms, the terracotta floors in the living area and the local travertine, creating a strong but perfectly balanced contrast. The subdivision of space indoors is excellent as well: the living areas are open to the garden or to the pergola, the eat-in kitchen is spacious and fully equipped and the bedroms are bright and furnished with excellent taste and elegant furniture. From the house, pool and park you have a magnificent view over the hills and towards a territory of great architectural, cultural and naturalistic interest which was once the cradle of the Etruscans. We are in Sarteano, a little town in the province of Siena dominated by the walls of the castle and located in an excellent geographical position, on the border with the beautiful Val d'Orcia and close to railway stations and important road networks. There are many interesting places to visit from here : the art cities of Siena, Orvieto and Perugia, the spa resorts of San Casciano dei Bagni and Chianciano Terme as well as places famous for the production of wine and cheese like Sarteano, Chiusi, Pienza, Montepulciano e Montalcino.

TERRA QUERCUS HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior:

The house has two floors connected internally by iron stairs. The ground floor is composed of a hallway with guest bathroom and small cloakroom, a living room with fireplace, dining room, eat-in kitchen with French window facing the garden on the side of the pergola, a single bedroom fit for a child and a bathroom with shower. The first floor is divided into two separate apartments. The first, with access from the main entrance, has two double bedrooms with a bathtub inside the room itself and an ensuite bathroom with shower. The second, with access from the dining room, has a double bedroom with an adjacent bathroom with shower and an extra single bed in the TV room. In the basement, accessible only from the outside, is the laundry room.

Park:

Situated inside a farm estate of about 5 hectares, the park of Terra Quercus is the result of a restoration that has transformed what was once a spontaneous area of uncultivated shrubs and invasive plants into a veritable oasis of peace. In the hectare of park available to the guests is, in fact, a little wood where they can walk and a small olive grove of 600 trees as well as a variety of blooms that in spring and summer fill the air with their fragrance: scabiosa, buddleja, rubbeckia, thyme, rosemary, savory and many others. There are also fruit trees: apples, cherries, apricots, plums and pomogranates whose juicy fruits can be sampled according to the season. A fragrant row of lavender runs along one of the sides of the pool while iceberg roses cover the pergola set up for outdoor dining with table and chairs, next to the kitchen French window, just before the fantastic panoramic terrace that faces the little towns of Chiusi and Citta' della Pieve. A convenient brick-built barbecue with marble slab and sink are ideal for preparing tasty meals to be consumed outdoors. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The pool is situated on the side of the main entrance to the house, on a higher level with a 180° view over the surrounding countryside which can also be seen from inside the pool which has one infinity side, and is reached across a short tract of lawn. The rectangular pool, lined in PVC with the edge in fine white travertine, measures 6 x 12 m, with the depth varying from 1 m to 2.20 m, has chlorine purification and internal lighting. An iron ladder gives access to the water. In the sunbathing area, partly paved in travertine and partly covered in teak, is a lighting system and sunbeds and umbrellas for guests to relax beside the pool.

Pets: Yes, only one medium-size animal each time. € 50,00 per animal per week or part of week to be paid on site
Handicap: No
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning in the double bedrooms
  • Plasma satellite TV in one bedroom
  • internet wireless connection even in the garden and in the pool area
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • american coffee machine
  • espresso coffee machine
  • moka
  • food processor
  • juicer
  • toaster
  • blender
  • high chair
  • stone barbecue
  • mosquito screens in the bedrooms
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • hair dryer
  • socket adapter
  • baby coat
  • fans in the bedrooms
  • piano
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Location and distances


Terra Quercus is in the comune of Sarteano, less than 4 km from the motorway exit and 10 minutes from the railway station of Chiusi. Sarteano is a pictoresque medieval borgo, 600 m above sea level, on the slopes of Monte Cetona in an area south of Siena between the fascinating valleys of the Chiana and Orcia, this latter recently awarded the Orange Flag of the Touring Club Italiano for its high touristic and environmental standard. It is a borgo of amazing charm, in an area of great naturalistic, historical and archeological importance. Within the town walls which conserve the original medieval structure you will find, besides the many typical shops, architectural jewels like the churches of San Francesco, of the Collegiata and of San Martino, and the majestic castle, looking out over panoramic views from its high dominant position like a sentinel. In the Civic Museum of Sarteano, one of the most important in the province, are many objects from the Etruscan period to the late Roman period. Also in Sarteano are some of the most important Etruscan tombs in Tuscany, including the Tomb of the Infernal Chariot, perfectly preserved, that dates back to the IV century BC and can be visited by reservation at the museum. About 6 km away is the little town of Chiusi with its historic town centre perched on the summit of a hill facing the Valdichiana, famous for the Etruscan relics unearthed in its territory and housed in the internationally renowned National Etruscan Archeological Museum. Famous, and open to the public, is the Labyrinth of King Porsenna, discovered under Piazza del Duomo, which is in reality an old water supply system flowing through intricate underground tunnels. In this magical territory the vitality of the earth gains strength through its therapeutic waters that transform into wellbeing, which you can try out at the avant-garde spa resorts of Chianciano, Bagni San Filippo, San Casciano dei Bagni, Montepulciano or Bagno Vignoni, all a short distance from the property. Food and wine fans should visit the nearby towns of Sarteano, Cetona, Montepulciano and Montalcino, renowned for their wine, and Pienza which offers a rich tasting of typical cheeses. Thanks to the excellent road networks, the towns of Siena, Arezzo and Perugia can be reached in slightly less than an hour.

Airport: Perugia 96 km, Firenze 140 km, Roma 189 km
Train station: Chiusi Scalo 10 km
Highways: A1 exit Chiusi - Chianciano Terme 4 km
Shops and services: Sarteano 3 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea 100 km
Parking: Inside the property: 3 uncovered parking spaces
Access roads: 500 m of dirt road in good conditions
Attractions within 100 km: Sarteano 3 km, Chiusi 8 km, Cetona 9 km, Chianciano 13 km, San Casciano dei Bagni 18 km, Città della Pieve 18 km, Montepulciano 23 km, Castiglione del Lago 30 km, Pienza 34 km, Montalcino 54 km, Bagno vignoni 36 km, Orvieto 54 km, Monte Amiata 55 km, Bagni San Filippo 35 km, Cortona 44 km, Perugia 60 km, Arezzo 66 km, Civita di Bagnoregio 68 km, Sovana 60 km, Pitigliano 66 km, Bolsena 71 km, Siena 80 km, Assisi 82 km
Altitude: 411 slm

Reviews

9.3 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

9.5
Overall rating
9.4
General cleanliness
9.3
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Owen Draper
United Kingdom 7/23/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
It was everything as described
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
The price was about right,
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Add a few more umbrellas around the pool and another umbrella to the patio area.
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
9/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
The choice of property and price point.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
All was as instructed.

by Anonimo
7/1/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Everything was as expected, the countryside and the house were even nicer in person.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
A really “oldmoney” feeling, optimal price-quality rate.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
It was easy and quick, nice personality of owners.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Professional operator.

by Anonimo
7/23/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
8/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Fine. Not cheap but probably as expected.
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Bigger chopping board Additional pool umbrella Larger platters for serving food
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
8/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
9/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Good website and villas

by Anonimo
6/22/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes!
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
8/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
8/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Good presentation, very clear and detailed.

by Anonimo
8/9/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
8/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10

by Daniel Wüest
Switzerland 7/31/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes, very beautiful, proper, well-equipped property with a very decent interior architectural touch. Generous land and beautiful scenery with wine yards, olive trees, regional herbes and all kind of trees.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Very efficient and friendly check-in procedure. Would give a 10 out of 10.

by Anonimo
8/17/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
8/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Si
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
8/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Buono
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Si
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
8/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Buono

by Martin Conder
United Kingdom 8/11/2019
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
10/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
10/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Views, Pool, interior design
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent

by Terri Posadas
United States (California) 7/18/2019
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
10/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
10/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
The overall property, the serenity and privacy was spectacular. The owners attention to every detail was obvious.
Do you have any suggestions to improve the property?
none
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent

by Ann Bruneel
Belgium 8/9/2018
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
8/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
8/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
9/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
the cleanliness, to have a house just for the five of us. the house had a perfect vue.
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
I give my permission to be contacted via e-mail by clients who request additional information about your Company and properties.
Yes
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes
Could you be interested in booking another villa for next year with Emma Villas?
Yes

Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
2/21/2024 - 1/4/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 1/3/2026 7 Nights Only Sat

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  • mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00 per week or part of week/animal), tourism tax (€ 1,00 per person per day. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay)

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Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)


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