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5.0 / 5Exceptional
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  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

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RestaurantIl Tocco13 min drive
RestaurantIl Pama14 min drive

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    About this area

    San Casciano dei Bagni

    Located in San Casciano dei Bagni, this cottage is in the city center. Rocca di Radicofani and Sarteano Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Baths of San Filippo and Val di Chiana. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

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    What's nearby

    • Pasticceria Il Campanile - 6 min drive
    • Fonteverde Terme - 7 min drive
    • Rocca di Radicofani - 15 min drive
    • Abbazia di San Salvatore - 30 min drive
    • Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve - 30 min drive

    Getting around

    • Chiusi Chianciano Terme Station - 30 min drive

    Restaurants

    • Il Tocco - 13 min drive
    • Il Pama - 14 min drive

    About this property

    Beautiful Independent Tuscan Cottage For 2 With Spectacular Views

    Adults-only cottage in San Casciano dei Bagni with spa tub
    Available year round, 3 night minimum stay. Rates are seasonal, with reduced weekly rates an option. Low season rate is: 120 euros nightly/720 euros weekly. High season: 150 Euros nightly/900 euros weekly. 40 euro cleaning fee. Welcome to La Ginestra, a newly renovated cottage nestled inside Tuscany’s most romantic landscape, southern Siena Province. La Ginestra is nestled halfway between Florence (1¾ hours) and Rome (2 hours), and is a little over an hour’s drive from Siena. The cottage is an easy drive to some of Italy’s most revered sights, mostly through breathtaking countryside. It’s an exceptional independent house for two, offering privacy, a perfect location, and stellar views. La Ginestra has off street parking on the property behind a lockable gate. The house has one bedroom and bath, and is fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. There are terracotta floors throughout, with French doors in both the living room & bedroom that open to the outside. You can enjoy a meal or a glass of wine on one of the two patios. The modern, sleek and fully equipped kitchen has a professional style stove, quartz counter tops, dishwasher, and a full sized refrigerator with freezer. The bathroom’s oversized shower has locally quarried travertine. There is no air conditioning but two fans are provided. At 1740 feet, La Ginestra’s elevation keeps temperatures cooler in the summer. There is WIFI in the house. The house's additional amenities include a fireplace (firewood provided), CD player with iPod/iPhone direct dock, CDs, wide screen Samsung Smart TV with Sky satellite dish, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, first-aid kit, and hair dryer. There are area maps, guidebooks and recommendations on local restaurants, museums, shopping, walking and biking trails, and sights. The house offers privacy without isolation. The closest village, a five-minute walk, is the charming medieval hill town Celle Sul Rigo, pop. 400. It has been singled out for its wine, olive oil and beauty. Celle offers dining options that range from trattorias to full scale fine dining. The village also provides a bakery, butcher shop, pharmacy, and grocery stores. There is also an Emergency Response facility with ambulance and first responder services a few blocks away. There is an outdoor bathtub with hot and cold water with a spectacular view for you to enjoy while soaking in the tub. There is no smoking allowed inside La Ginestra. The changing seasons all offer their own magic. The cottage is located on a ridge between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana, Tuscany’s evocative and most classically characteristic areas. It has a spectacular view overlooking fascinating hill towns, the occasional vineyard, pasturing sheep, olive groves and rolling hills. La Ginestra offers something for everyone. Nearby are wonderful local food and wine options ranging from simple to sublime. Dotted with Etruscan sites, the area is a treasure trove of history and art. There are excellent roads for biking and trails for horseback riding. (There’s an equestrian center minutes away.) Also there is a wonderful public swimming pool in Sarteano, 20 minutes away. Tuscany's unspoiled coastline is a 2 hour drive. Year round, the nearby villages hold festivals that include music, food, and medieval pageantry. Celle sul Rigo holds an annual Sagra dei Pici, celebrating the local hand made pasta. La Ginestra is named for the wonderfully fragrant yellow-flowered plant that perfumes the Tuscan air all summer long. The cottage sits on two and a half acres of olive and fruit trees. It produces its own olive oil from its 155 trees. It’s in a quiet and undiscovered part of Tuscany, untrammeled and off the beaten path, yet close to Tuscany’s hot spots. The cottage lies twelve miles from the ski slopes of Monte Amiata, the extinct volcano (the highest mountain in southern Tuscany), that still fuels some 40 local thermal springs. The area is famous for its lovely therapeutic spas and the villages built around them. San Casciano dei Bagni’s Fonte Verde is rated one of the top spas in Europe. San Casciano is a five-minute drive from the cottage and is one of the area’s most beautiful hill towns, an elegant village that is a mecca for artists and writers who flock to its quiet environs. It’s been acclaimed as one of the 'Borghi Più Belli d'Italia', one of the loveliest villages in Italy.
    Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.
    Recreational amenities at the cottage include a spa tub.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Richard Keir

    Speaks English, Italian, Spanish

    Property amenities

    Pool/Spa

    Shared/communal pool
    Spa tub

    Internet

    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended

    Kitchen

    Refrigerator
    Stovetop
    Oven
    Dishwasher
    Cookware/dishes/utensils
    Coffee/tea maker
    Toaster

    Bedrooms

    1 bedroom
    Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    1 bathroom
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Fireplace
    Living room
    Dining room

    Entertainment

    TV with cable/satellite service
    Stereo
    Books
    Games
    Music library

    Outdoor areas

    Patio
    Garden

    Laundry

    Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    Heating

    Pets

    No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In the city center
    In a rural location

    Things to do

    Mountain biking nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Ecotours nearby

    General

    Sleeps 2
    Unit size: 592 sq ft (55 sq m)
    Property does not allow children

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out before 12:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • This property welcomes adults only.

    Property payment types

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Ginestra Lovely Private Independent Tuscan House two
    • Ginestra Lovely Private Independent Tuscan two Celle Sul Rigo
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    • Ginestra Lovely Private Independent Tuscan House two
    • Ginestra Lovely Private Independent Tuscan two Celle Sul Rigo
    • Ginestra Lovely Private Independent Tuscan House two
    • Ginestra Lovely Private Independent Tuscan two
    • Beautiful Independent Tuscan Cottage 2 Spectacular Views
    • La Ginestra a Lovely Private Independent Tuscan House for two
    • Beautiful Independent Tuscan 2 Spectacular Views Celle Sul Rigo
    • Beautiful Independent Tuscan 2 Spectacular Views
    • La Ginestra a Lovely Private Independent Tuscan House for two
    • La Ginestra a Lovely Private Independent Tuscan House for two
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    5/5 Excellent

      Wonderful

      We were so grateful for our time at La Ginestra. It was beautiful, clean, modern, and quaint all at the same time. We loved the quiet, peace, and incredibly beautiful surroundings. We would absolutely go back if we're able to make a trip to Tuscany in the future!

      5/5 Excellent

        Tuscany Delight!

        We stayed at La Ginestra for three nights and it was absolute heaven! We booked at the very last minute and Richard was so accommodating and in great communication from beginning to end. The photos are beautiful, but believe it or not, they don't capture the immense beauty of the home and surroundings. The home is so lovely and you can tell Richard has put in so much love and work into it to make his guests stay an unforgettable experience. The views are spectacular and it was so nice to sit outside, enjoy the view with some Prosecco, eat on the terrace area while enjoying the breeze, and even take in an outside bath! The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you will need to cook up a great meal. The bathroom shower is great, with plenty of hot water and there is plenty of space for all your toiletries. The bedroom has a fantastic view of the Tuscan countryside and it is just unbelievable. There aren't enough positive adjectives to describe this place and it was exactly what we needed to get away from all the tourists in Siena and Florence! The location is private, quiet, and Celle Sur Rigo and the surrounding towns are fun to explore. Each day we visited a new town, went to the thermal baths, wine tasting, and inside the various duomos. It was a quick 3 nights and we will be back to stay longer. Maurizio, the property manager, was great and also in great communication with us throughout. He met us in a neighboring town, took us to the local grocery store, made a reservation at an excellent restaurant, and had lots of great tips. Richard also has an extensive notebook at La Ginestra with tons of helpful information about the area, restaurants, hikes, vineyards, thermal baths, things to do, etc. I only wish we could have done them all! It just means we will need to go back and stay longer. Thank you for an unforgettable few days in Tuscany!

        5/5 Excellent

          Beautiful, private, quiet... a perfect getaway

          My husband and I stayed at this property during our anniversary trip and we could not have asked for a better experience. The little villa is beautiful - exactly as shown in the photos. It is clean and comfortable; although we were in Italy during a heat wave the location cooled down to a beautiful temperature at night and we never had problems sleeping. The views are astonishing. It is supremely private but so close to the little town nearby (Celle Sur Rigo), which has everything one could need and a welcoming, sleepy attitude that kept us feeling relaxed and at home. It is a great location from which to explore a myriad of hilltowns in the area. Maurizio, who showed us to the property and around the town, was incredibly friendly and helpful, providing many great suggestions on where to eat and things to do in the area. This place really feels off the beaten path and the majority of tourists we saw were Italian, giving the sense that you're seeing a part of Italy many don't ever experience. The wifi and satellite TV did not work while we were there but they were working to have that repaired. Who wants to watch TV in Italy anyway? And there was free wifi at the grocery store in town, which was easily accessible. We cannot recommend this property highly enough and will definitely be back the next time we are in Italy.

          5/5 Excellent

            La Toscane comme nous en rêvions!

            Nous avons adoré notre séjour à la Ginestra. Les points de vue et le paysage sont sublimes. La maison, joliement décorée, est pourvue de tous les accessoires nécessaires. La vue de la fenêtre de la cuisine ressemble à s'y méprendre à une peinture. Notre coup de coeur fut le petit village de Celle Sul Rigo qui se situe à 2 minutes de marche. On y trouve tout ce qu'il faut et les produits spécialisés d'Il Poggio sont tout simplement fabuleux. Nous avons eu le privilège d'être témoin de l'incroyable ballet nocturne des lucioles à ce temps de l'année. Il y en avait des centaines à chaque soir pour nous émerveiller! Sans compter la visite des chevreuils à deux occasions. La maison est vraiment bien située: 5 minutes en voiture de San Casciano Dei Bagni (restos, enoteca, thermes, etc.), à 1heure de Montalcino, Montepulciano et d'Orvieto. Si nous avions une seule recommandation à faire, ce serait de rendre plus confortables les 2 chaises longues extérieures. Ceci étant dit, ce fut un séjour incroyable et nous y retournerions sans hésiter. Et pour finir, nous devons remercier Maurizio, le gérant sur place, qui fut d'une grande gentillesse et d'un grand support! Grazie Richard and Maurizio!! Linda & Gilbert

            5/5 Excellent

              Grande accoglienza, bellissimo posto

              Una casetta nel verde delle colline, piccola, ma perfettamente curata in tutto e per tutto. Splendida anche l'accoglienza: Maurizio, il ragazzo che fa da manager, ci ha accolti con gentilezza, venendoci a prendere e ci ha persino salvati, con suo padre, tirando su la macchina in panne e in posizione pericolosa, con un gancio e la jeep. Da tornarci (tornando a mangiare alla Parolina, stellato di grande qualità). Alessandro