San Giovanni D’Asso, Tuscany
From £3,950 per week
A grand villa in the village of San Giovanni d'Asso in the heart of the Crete Senese, south of Siena. Elegant gardens, beautiful pool and fabulous views.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
San Giovanni d’Asso is a charming little village which lies in the heart of the Crete Senese, the unique and spectacular countryside to the south of Siena. Villa La Consuma is equally unique and provides the visitor with the perfect blend of classic Tuscan style, fabulous views and contact with Italian life and luxury.
Located in the heart of San Giovanni the façade of the house gives little impression of what lies behind. The accommodation is spread over several levels and is all centred upon the lovely garden. Entry is into a reception room from where stairs lead up to the first floor and down to one of the two doors to the garden.
The whole house has been restored with great style and sympathy. Whilst much of the furniture is antique, comfort has not been sacrificed.
First floor – a large reception room leads to the superb dining/kitchen with open fireplace and large dining table. The modern kitchen – with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hobs, and coffee machine – perfect for preparing a superb lunch to be eaten on the terrace which is accessed from the reception room. A short flight of steps leads to another living room. Also on this floor, there is one double bedroom, one double/twin and a single bedroom and two bathrooms, one with shower and the other with a half bath.
Before accessing the second floor there is a further bathroom with shower. A wide stone staircase leads to the second floor, on the way up there is a bedroom with two single beds. At the top of this staircase, there are a further 2 double bedrooms, a bedroom with two single beds and two bathrooms with showers. All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard.
The garden is amazingly private, considering the house is in the middle of the village. The terrace overlooks the garden and pool and views beyond; from here steps lead down to the Italian garden, complete with lemon trees and pond. The wonderful pool is fully equipped with sun loungers and there is a separate bathroom next to it, cleverly placed in the original laundry room. There is also a fridge here (so you don’t have too far to go for a cool drink). Pool towels are provided.
Staying at La Consuma is a real pleasure and we thoroughly recommend it for large families and groups of friends looking for a special location. It is also possible to rent La Consuma together with La Capanna which is next door and can be linked by a garden gate. (The restaurant over the road is happy to cook and deliver your meals.)
01/04 — 20/04
28/09 — 02/11
20/04 — 01/06
31/08 — 28/09
01/06 — 31/08
Security deposit: €500
Heating: €200 per week.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for availability.