VILLA IL FORAMASSO 10+2

Toscana - Siena - Casole d'Elsa

Description:

PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only - CIR CODE: 052004LTN0060). In the splendid atmosphere of the Sienese countryside, just a few kilometres from the medieval borgo of Casole d’Elsa, stands this elegant residence overlooking a breathtaking landscape that spans the hills of Chianti and ends on the contours of the surrounding borghi, from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni. Villa Il Foramasso, which takes its name from a majestic bush that welcomes you at the entrance, is part of an imposing complex originally from 1900, which has been successively enlarged and completely renovated, while preserving the typical authenticity and charm of Tuscan country houses. The natural handmade terracotta, the chestnut beams and joists, the travertine marble, the precious wood of the doors and windows are the materials that give voice to the architecture of this prestigious property, furnished with antique and handcrafted furniture. The heart of the house is the spacious living area on the ground floor, which opens out to the garden through numerous French windows, composed of a large living room with dining room, TV room, fitness and recreational area and, finally, a large super-equipped kitchen completed by a wood oven and two barbecue-fireplaces. The panoramic bedrooms with air conditioning and their own private bathroom, with sauna and Turkish bath, enhance the comforts of the house which, surrounded by a lush garden with a large swimming pool, terraces and areas set up for relaxing outdoors, are guaranteed by the secluded and peaceful position of the property, yet within easy reach of some of the most beautiful and interesting Tuscan destinations, such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Chianti, Siena and Florence. Please note: Within the extensive property, in a totally independent position, live the owners who do not interfere in any way with the use of the park and swimming pool.

VILLA IL FORAMASSO 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 villa has two floors. The entrance, on the ground floor, goes into a small hall that leads, on the right, to the sitting room, with large fireplace and direct access out to the furnished portico, to the dining room and to the kitchen completed by a pantry at the back. To the left of the entrance is the TV room, a large living room with fitness area and games table, and a room with washing machine, sink, wood oven, barbecue-fireplace and a large work table. Also on this floor are two guest bathrooms. Upstairs, accessible from two sides of the house by travertine stairs, is the sleeping area consisting of two twin bedrooms (with joinable beds) with ensuite bathroom with shower, a double bedroom (with divisible bed) served by a bathroom with hydromassage tub and shower, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and a double bedroom served by a bathroom with hydromassage tub, sauna and Turkish bath. In the large study is a double sofa bed.

Park:

The park of this elegant residence extends over a mostly flat area of about 5000 sq m, within an estate of 14 hectares filled with lush vegetation. Past the main gate, a driveway crosses the large park and leads to the parking area which is conveniently close to the main entrance. The beautiful garden surrounding the villa is planted mainly with lawn for about 2000 sq m, dotted with numerous species of Mediterranean plants, bushes of herbs and various flowers. The terrace set up as a relaxation area, the portico at the exit of the living room with sofas and table for outdoor dining and the beautiful swimming pool are all part of this peaceful green setting with beautiful panoramic views on all sides. 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:

A large, exclusive and discreet area in the park is dedicated to the swimming pool, which can be reached along a path of about 70 m, bordered by hedges. Set in a panoramic position, the rectangular swimming pool, measuring 7 x 17 m with the depth varying from 1.40 to 1.80 m, is lined in PVC and has chlorine purification and submerged steps for access to the water. The surrounding area, in stone and lawn, is provided with elegant sunbeds, umbrellas, a cold-water shower and a small shady seating area. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Yes. €50,00 per animal per week or part of week.
Handicap: Uncertified Property
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Digital TV
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • moka coffee machine
  • espresso coffee machine
  • kitchen robot
  • frier
  • toaster
  • squeezer
  • blender
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • brick-in barbecue in the kitchen
  • wood oven
  • outdoor gas barbecue
  • mosquito screens
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • hair-dryer in all bathrooms
  • hydro-massage tub in two bathrooms
  • massaging armchair
  • Turkish bath
  • sauna
  • Fitness space (stepper exercise bike exercise ball abdominal bench gym weight yoga mats)
TO DO

Location and distances


Villa Il Foramasso lies in a hilly position in the countryside of the Val d'Elsa region, in the centre of Tuscany and near the old medieval borgo of Casole d'Elsa, located on a hill overlooking the countryside of the Val d'Elsa and the Sienese Montagnola up to the Maremma. A strategic position, as can be seen by its old intact walls which contain within them interesting architectural works, but which is also super panoramic and of considerable naturalistic and environmental importance, as it is surrounded by the woods of the Foresta di Berignone. For those wanting to spend a holiday in Tuscany, this area represents not only the ideal destination for visiting world famous art cities such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and Volterra, but also a place to rediscover natural, landscape and gastronomic riches of undisputed quality that are exalted in the lands of Chianti which border the whole area. Colle Val d'Elsa and Poggibonsi, a few km from the property, are important commercial centres of the Val d'Elsa, where you can find all your shopping needs as well as excellent taverns and wine bars, and also the train station on the Siena-Florence line. Thanks to the motorway connections, the property is quickly reachable from the regional airports and from the nearest motorway exits from both the south (A1 exit Valdichiana) and the north (A1 exit Firenze Impruneta). The train station that serves Poggibonsi ensures rapid and frequent trips to Siena and the centre of Florence.

Airport: Firenze 74 km, Pisa 88 km, Perugia 151 km, Bologna 156 km, Roma Fiumicino 295 km, Milano Malpensa 406 km
Train station: Poggibonsi 19 km
Highways: From North: A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 56 km. From South: A1 exit Valdichiana 87 km
Shops and services: Casole d’Elsa 5 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea – Cecina 64 km, Castiglione della Pescaia 115 km
Access roads: Paved up till the entrance gate
Attractions within 100 km: San Gimignano 20 km, Monteriggioni 21 km, Volterra 23 km, Castellina in Chianti 30 km, Siena 38 km, Radda in Chianti 41 km, Panzano in Chianti 46 km, Gaiole in Chianti 52 km, Greve in Chianti 54 km, Firenze 60 km, Montalcino 76 km, Pienza 89 km, Montepulciano 98 km
Altitude: 328 slm

Reviews

9.8 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
9.8
General cleanliness
9.8
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9.6
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Nichelle Satterfield
United States 6/7/2024
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Absolutely, the home was incredible. The host, Cesare and his family were wonderful and easy to reach if anything was needed.
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
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
We thought the value was excellent, very comparable to what we would pay for a nice vacation home in the US
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Great customer service. The host and his family were wonderful and met us at check in and check out
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Recommended by a friend and competitive pricing. Also loved the zero deposit policy as many other sites mentioned a large cash deposit to be payed at check in

by Julia Lockhart
United States 5/23/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes
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?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Excellent
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)?
Excellent

by Anonimo
8/28/2022
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?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Correct
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Provide the washing product for the dish washer
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
10/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Trustful company (all legal details provided on the website)

by Anonimo
8/24/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
It’s a typical tuscan home with higher value beds (in the main rooms, only exception is the folding bed), all with AC and a lovely kitchen. Some things are a little basic, for example the toaster is only enough for two people and the oven takes a longer time to grill vegetables. Also the barbecue is a little small for 12 people. But the rooms are great and big, the host is lovely and kind! The terrace is very nice for lunch or dinner.
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?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
The house has everything you need to be very comfortable. The AC works wonderful and the host is always available for anything. I think some of the chairs could be replaced as they are a little too antique but thats just personal taste. The kitchen is great, cooking was a lot of fun there and the patio holds a breathtaking view. The only thing is that the pool is a little far away but if you travel with children its nice to have a quieter time at the house whilst the children have louder fun at
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
The toaster bigger as there are so many people. A little update on the lounge chairs in the rooms. More bowls and glasses. Maybe a manual for the oven. Bigger barbecue. Just small things, its lovely!
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Wonderful, no complaints at all!
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Great choice of properties. All inclusive services - like insurance etc.

by Anonimo
8/15/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Beyond our expectations. The space inside and outside is great!
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
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Perfect
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
None
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
It was perfect. The family was really fantastic and the hospitality remarkable.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
the availability of houses

by Ludovic Bernard
France 8/21/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Absolutly perfect. Wonderful view over the hills. Most peaceful place in Tuscany.
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
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
The price is perfectly in adéquation with the house.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Simple and wonderful choice.

Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
2/27/2024 - 6/29/2024 4 Nights Everyday
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 4 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 4 Nights Everyday

Availability Calendar


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The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€50,00/week or part of week/animal).
  • Tourism tax (€ 1,00 per person per night for the first 5 nights. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay).

On Request:

  • extra cleaning (€ 25,00/hour per cleaner), extra linen (€ 20,00 per person), sauna (€ 20,00 per hour - minimum 2 hours), Turkish bath (€ 25,00 per hour - minimum 1 hour), firewood (€ 25,00/100 kg). THE ABOVE MENTIONED SERVICES CAN BE REQUESTED DIRECTLY AT EMMA VILLAS AND HAVE TO BE PAID ON SITE AS THEY ARE MANAGED BY THIRD PERSONS OR EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS AND NOT WITH THE OWNER OR EMMA VILLAS.
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
  • Covid-19 Extra Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
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.)


Live your holiday in tranquillity and safety, thanks to our project "Safety Reception" (click here to download)