2 chambres, 2 salle de bain complète, 4 couchages
Particulier / consommateur
- anglais, espagnol, italien
Salle(s) de bain
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Basic housing , a long drive to almost everywhere
This house would be a better choice in the summer, when it's warmer, and the evenings are lighter later. The property is lovely and it would have been nice to be able to be outside more. Things in the house are very basic, no extras that you find in other homes. The house was extremely cold, and we were surprised to have to pay extra 30e a day for heating. I was told this was because of lower off season rates but reality is you have to have heat so less of a bargain. This isn't the place if you have allergies , the place was very musty since it isn't heated ahead of time and there were lots of dust bunnies and cobwebs in the fireplace , in the some of the decorations, and we made the mistake of trying to adjust one of the clamp lights in the kitchen revealing a thick layer of fuzz. When we arrived there was some confusion with directions and we spent 90 minutes once we were near the town trying to figure out where we went wrong. I couldn't load the App to communicate with the owner as she preferred and her mother wasn't able to help us over the phone because of the language difference. She was very nice once we arrived. The house is a long drive to Siena, Montalcino etc. and Hwy 2 was not as major a road as the maps make it look like. We ended up not seeing as many places as we hoped as it was a bit treacherous driving after dark - there were a couple of restaurants we'd read about in near by towns but we didn't wantto go back on the roads in yhe evening. . If you're looking to visit more of the southern hill towns of Tuscany , this is a good location.
This review is really surprising to me. Everything seemed fine when we spoke on the phone during your stay. I know you were upset about having to pay the heating fee after you left but that is something that is clearly indicated on the website and in the rental agreement. Unfortunately we had heavy rains for two weeks before you arrival at the beginning of November but usually the house is very dry and comfortable.
I am not sure what are your parameters of basic or extra but the house is very well equipped with new appliances(refrigerator, cooktop, oven, flat screen TV, fans) WI-FI, and our guests have always a test of great homemade pies.
In the 11 years that we have rented the house we never had a guest disappointed about cleanliness or the condition of the house. We always make every effort to make our guests comfortable and we respond promptly to requests. I am sorry you had trouble to reach the place at night. We recommend to all our guests to download a texting app before their trip so we can assist them at the house and while traveling. Several of your comments are not accurate or have nothing to do with the house itself. The location is easy to find on maps to verify distances and roads classifications. Definitely, most of our guests prefer summer vacations.
Comfortable, relaxed country living
This is a stunning place to stay - a lovely house in idyllic surroundings. Comfortable beds and well equipped. Eleanora was wonderfully welcoming, and really helpful in giving us tips about the local area. Highly recommended!
Jo and her family were great guests and very enthusiastic. We are glad our guests had a relaxed and comfortable stay and we hope having them again. It’s our endeavour to help our guests to have a relaxing stay and enjoy what the area can offer.
Authentic Tuscan Experience!
My family wanted an authentic slice-of-Italian life experience in the Tuscan countryside, and our stay at Eleonora's lovely home, Podere dei Castagni, was just about heaven!
The house is situated on a large piece of land, with lovely views of green pastures and rolling hills. The photos are absolutely accurate - it's a restored stone farmhouse, with deep set shuttered windows, solid construction and good natural light. The two bedrooms upstairs are comfortable and private, we slept great. The baths are nicely updated, the upper one benefits from a view into the front garden. The kitchen has all the essentials, although we rarely cooked (there's just too much amazing food to be had in this area.) The food in Tuscany is truly the best!
Eleonora's mother greeted us in the classic style - with a bottle of Vin Santo and little cantucci.. She lives adjacent with her well-behaved dog, and is available if needed, but otherwise not intrusive at all. Later in the week, Sandra showed us her house, which is filled with her absolutely stunning ceramic works. Yes, our limited language skills were put to the test.
Eleonora was always responsive by email with good suggestions.
The gardens surround the house and kind of ramble and tumble down the hillside, offering shade and sun, fruit trees, climbing roses, clumps of rosemary and pots of basil. It's all very restful and bucolic.
We really appreciated how much cooler and fresher the air is at this elevation. Walking into town takes 12-15 minutes along a country road. There's no sidewalk for the first part, so you do need to be aware of approaching cars, but the road isn't too busy. I would definitely drive after dark. Parking doesn't seem to be a problem in Abbadia SS.
Abbadia is a nice sized town -- small enough to get a real sense of the place, but big enough to have a good grocery, pharmacy, several good restaurants, nice plazas and parks. Don't miss the medievel section, which I stumbled upon one morning, getting lost and found in the winding lanes. We did day-trips to some of the more famous/touristy Tuscan towns, but we would have been happy to spend nearly all our time in and around Abbadia. It has a special charm and easy access to Mt Amiata with all kinds of hiking trails and spectacular views. We Loved It!
Thank you for all your comments. It Makes me happy that our guests enjoy the house and the town which is off the tourist track but still very interesting from many points of view. We hope you can visit again.
Tutto bene. Soggiorno gradevole
Tutto bene. Soggiorno gradevole
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Podere Castagni.
Abbadia San Salvatore, à 70 km au sud de Sienne.
Autres Activités: Sources chaudes, la faune, Shopping, ski de fond, Santé / Beauté Spa,