VILLA ARCHI

Villa Archi is a beautiful country villa in the Crete Senese, sleeps 30


  • Country location in the Crete Senese
  • Close to UNESCO protected Val d’Orcia
  • 14 bedrooms
  • 13 bathrooms
  • Large garden and grounds
  • Private pool
  • Stunning panoramic views
  • Sat TV
  • DVD Player
  • Central music system
  • Computer and fax
  • WI FI internet
  • Air con
  • Large dining room for events (seats up to 80 guests)
  • Estate produce including wines and olive oil on sale
  • Pienza 20 mins

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Villa Archi is a wonderful country villa dating back to the 16th century and owned by a family whose ancestors were bankers, notaries and theologians in Siena in the 14th century. Villa Archi has 14 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms and is great for a large group of up to 30 guests and provides exceptionally spacious accommodation. Villa Archi has a large dining room with picture windows and an open fireplace making it a perfect venue for a special occasion or an event (seats 80 guests and additional accommodation for up to 60 guests is available at the main farm).
Villa Archi is in a superb location for visiting Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano. All of this along with being located in the wonderful landscape of the Crete Senese and just a stone's throw from the World Heritage protected area of Val D’Orcia makes this a very special location.



2022 Prices (in € Euros per week)
Low Mid High
27 March - 9 April
23 Oct - 20 Dec
10 April - 21 May
25 Sept - 22 Oct
22 May - 24 Sept
21 Dec - 2 Jan
x 20 €8,055
x 24 €9,990
x 28 €11,172
x 30 €12,500
x 20 €8,618
x 24 €10,835
x 28 €12,225
x 30 €13,733
x 20 €10,418
x 24 €13,073
x 28 €14,840
x 30 €16,640



Rental: Weekly, Sun to Sun

Prices include: Electricity, water, kitchen gas, air con, heating,  linen & towels (changed twice weekly), daily maid service, WI FI internet, guided walk through the vineyards and olive groves,  WI FI internet, final cleaning

Not included: Extra bed - €38 per night, extra maid service - €18 per hour (available Mon – Frid), grocery shopping - €100 plus cost of food, baby sitter - €20 per hr,  Breakfast €12 (Italian) or €20 (Continental) per person, lunch €32 per person, pizza evening - €30 per person, 4 course dinner - €38 per person, BBQ - €42 per person (discounts for kids), cookery lessons - €85 per person incld drinks (min 6 guests required) vegetarian options available, winery visit & tasting - €15 per person, penalty for not separating and disposing of household rubbish - €300

Local Tourist Tax: €1 per person over 12 yrs per day, payable in cash on arrival

Out of hours check in /out: €250 - needs to be agreed in advance

Security Deposit: €3,000  payable by card on arrival, which is held and refunded on departure



Villa Archi dates back to the 16th century and is owned by a family whose history dates as far back as the 14th century. This extremely spacious country villa is set in a stunning location and has panoramic views from all around the property. Set in fabulous, unspoilt scenery, Villa Archi is a haven for any discerning traveller. It is part of a 212 hectare country farm estate producing organic olive oil and top quality wines. It is located in the Crete Senese and is also very close to Val D’Orcia which is a World Heritage protected area because of its superb landscapes.




VILLA DESCRIPTION

SLEEPS 30

GROUND FLOOR

Villa Archi is accessed along a pretty cypress tree lined driveway leading up to the front of the villa. The striking feature of arches along the first floor of the villa catches your eye as you arrive. There is an entrance hall and a large dining room with frescoed ceiling and a door to the loggia and courtyard area to the rear of the villa. There is a large living room with an open fireplace, DVD and central music system, satellite TV and an arched door opens onto the garden There is a second dining room with frescoed ceiling and also a large double bedroom ( can be a triple) with a bathroom and hydro massage bath and a shower above the bath. This room also has a door onto the garden and a connecting room for an extra single bed. Also on the ground floor is a further double bedroom that opens onto the garden with an en suite bathroom with shower (suitable for the disabled). There is an office with a computer, fax, phone and WI FI internet is available, The WI FI connection also covers some of the garden areas as well. There is a professional kitchen complete with spacious walk in professional fridge for large groups and also a large fridge / freezer, double sink, ice maker, professional dishwasher, large hob, oven and 3 sinks.


Also on the ground floor is an exceptionally spacious dining room that can be used for events or special occasions that seats up to 80 guests. It has large picture windows overlooking the garden and a pretty open fireplace and has lovely views. There are two toilets on the ground floor that can be used for guests in the case of an event. Additional accommodation for up to 60 guests is available very close by at the main farm.


FIRST FLOOR

An original stone staircase leads up to the first floor, where there is a fabulous loggia (now closed in with windows) overlooking the front of the villa and driveway. Off the loggia are 6 double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. The first is a large double with its own terrace and pretty views with a bathroom with shower, there is a double room with an antique iron bed that opens onto a large terrace and en suite bathroom with shower. A further large double with an extra single bed with an en suite bathroom with marble sink and a shower. Another large double bedroom can be made a twin. It has an en suite bathroom with shower and marble sink. A double room that can be made a twin with en suite bathroom with hydro massage bathtub and a shower above the bath. There is also a twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. All bedrooms have screens on the windows.


COTTAGE 1

To the side of the main villa is an adjacent cottage. This has a living room with open fireplace that leads into the kitchen area that has a 4 ring gas hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher . There are two spacious double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms with hydromassage bathtubs with showers above the bath.


COTTAGE 2

The second cottage can be added for a group of 30 guests and it sleeps up to 6 guests. It has an apartment that sleeps 4 with 2 double bedrooms and 1 bathroom. There is also a Suite with a superior double bedroom and an en suite bathroom.


OUTDOORS

Adjacent to the house is a BBQ and grill and a traditional wood oven for pizza and bread making and patios and covered loggias for al fresco dining. The private L shaped swimming pool is located just below the villa and is set in a private garden to the side of the villa with fabulous open views over the countryside. The grounds extend into the estate vineyards where it is possible to organise an accompanied walk around the property with the owner to explain the details of wine and olive oil production and tastings are available at the winery just along the road.


EVENTS

This property is perfect for wedding groups and special occasions. It has a very large garden, grounds and outdoor spaces and fabulous 360 degree views lending itself well to group events. With views to die for and watching the setting sun go down after a memorable day what more could you want!



FACILITIES


Private parking
Private garden
Private L shaped pool (open 29 April – 31 Oct)
Sat TV
DVD Player
Central music system
Air con
WI FI Internet, computer and fax
Wood oven
BBQ
Large dining room with open fireplace for events (serviced by 2 x downstairs toilets)
Screens on all bedroom windows
Helicopter landing is possible
Cook available on request
Cookery lessons available on request
Estate wine & olive oil for sale
Guided estate walks available around the vineyard or olive groves
Truffle hunting available on request
(The most prestigious White truffles grow naturally on the estate)
Hunting trips within private estate grounds available on request
Visits to see the farm animals, including wild boar, geese, goats & chickens

Estate products include: Wine, grappa and a fortified wine, extra vrigin olive oil, wild boar salami, sheep's cheese (Pecorino), white truffles - grow naturally.
Home grown and home made produce is used in breakfast and meals including fruit & veg, jams, eggs from the farm



NOTES


Check in  between 4.30pm – 7.30pm (on Sunday)
Check out by 9.30am
Check in / out out of normal hours incurs a charge
Pets welcome



LOCATION


Local village 5km
Pienza 23km
Montepulciano 27km
Montalcino 28km
Siena 39km
Florence 117km
Pisa 197km
Rome airport 231km
Several spas within easy reach - 40 mins



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