Strove Village Villa

  • Villa
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Pool
Beautiful house located in the external walls of an ancient hamlet. The hamlet was once fortified and dates back to an Etruscan settlement. Situated near the Via Francigena route that pilgrims to Rome used, it was later transformed into roman "castrum" and again served military functions in the wars between Siena and Firenze. The walled city of Monteriggioni dominates the countryside and the hamlet probably was connected to the military machine of the Siennese Republic. The hamlet offers a restaurant and a basic food shop. In view of the hamlet is the walled town of Monteriggioni that dominates the countryside and the hamlet was probably connected to the military machine of the Siennese Republic. Colle Val d'Elsa with all shops, facilities and 6-hole golf course is at 6 kms. Castellina in Chianti is at 17 kms, Siena is at 15 kms, San Gimignano is at 18 kms, and Firenze is at 46 kms. Access to the Siena - Firenze superstrada is at 6 kms, near Monteriggioni.

The structure was totally renovated and is bordered on either side by other buildings, all set into the hamlet walls. First historical mention of the structure dates to its destruction in the 14th century. Rebuilt in the 17th century, it became a family residence. The family of the current owners purchased it in the 1800’s. There is a circular road that runs around the outer perimeter of the hamlet and it is quiet because it is only used by the hamlet inhabitants. The owner live in a totally separate apartment next door. They do not share the pool. Across this road and facing the house is a spacious 5,000-sqm garden with parking space and private 7 X 14 meter swimming pool.

Olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields surround the garden with views spacing from Monteriggioni to the Chianti hills. There is a covered structure in the garden that is part occupied by the gardener with equipment for maintenance of the grounds and pool, and part for guest use, with barbecue and table that are ideal for use in the summer evenings. Across from the garden and the small road, is a wrought iron gate that opens onto a pathway leading up to the house.

At the top of the path is a raised garden with paved, furnished terrace overlooking the larger garden below. The garden and terrace is fenced in to afford maximum privacy. From the terrace, up a few steps, is the private house entrance that leads directly into the open-plan living/dining room with satellite TV and DVD, and pietraserena staircase leading to the first floor sleeping section of the house. In the niche created by the stairs is the spacious kitchen that is fully equipped with gas range, electric oven, microwave, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, and raised fireplace for grilling. There is also an American coffee machine in the kitchen.

At the top of the stairs is a sliding door that opens onto a hall. To the left is a twin bedded room (beds can be united into a double on request), with ensuite complete bathroom with shower stall. To the right is a beautiful double bedroom with ensuite complete bathroom with shower stall. At the end of the hall is a door that remains closed. A last door in the hall, to the left and down one step, opens into the formal living room with large monumental fireplace.

On the left of the living room are doors to two bedrooms: a double bedroom with delightful balcony, and a twin bedded room, both with ensuite complete bathrooms with shower stalls. A door on the right of the living room remains closed. Always on the right and down one step, is a landing with door that opens onto an external flight of stairs that leads down to the hamlet piazza. Another door in the landing opens into a laundry room to which only the maid has access.

The house is elegantly furnished with beautiful antique pieces and very comfortable. The windows are fitted with mosquito screens. The house is provided with maid service for three hours three times weekly and costs Euro 110 per week. The house cannot be let without the maid. Extra linen changes are charged at Euro 10 per person and pool towels can be rented from the maid.

There is a cook available who offers cooking lessons, and typical Tuscan breakfasts and dinners can be organised on request. A course for painting on cloth can also be organised. (You need to reserve these services at time of booking). The house has central gas heating and gas is payable on consumption during heating season together with firewood. There is WIFI and a portable CD player, two baby cots and a high chair, radio clocks in all the bedrooms, and a hair dryer.


  • Internet/Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Panoramic View
  • Countryside
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Well-equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove/Oven
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer

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