Villa Archi is a beautiful country villa in the Crete Senese, sleeps 24

  • Country location in the Crete Senese
  • Close to UNESCO protected Val d’Orcia
  • Main villa sleeps 20 (7 doubles, 2 triples)
  • Cottage sleeps 4 (2 doubles)
  • Large garden and grounds
  • Private pool
  • Stunning 360° views
  • Sat TV
  • DVD Player
  • Central music system
  • Computer and fax
  • Wifi internet
  • Air con
  • Large dining room for events (seats up to 80 guests)
  • Estate wines and olive oil on sale
  • 20 mins from Pienza

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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. The Villa Archi property has 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (main villa - 7doubles, 2 triples/ cottage - 2 doubles), it is great for a large group of up to 24 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 special location.

2018 Prices (in € Euros per week)
Low Mid High
11 Mar - 29 Mar
7 Oct - 16 Dec
29 Mar - 20 May
9 Sept - 7 Oct
20 May - 9 Sept
16 Dec - 7 Jan/19
Villa €7,250
Villa + cottage €8,875

Rental: Weekly, Sun to Sun

Prices include: Maid service with change of towels on Wednesday, electricity, water, kitchen gas, bed linen (changed weekly), wifi internet, guided walk through the vineyards and olive groves, visit to owner's winery with tasting (close by), WI FI internet, final cleaning

Not included: Extra bed - €15 per night, heating- €7 per hr - villa and €2 per hr cottage, air con - €4 per hr - villa and €1,50 per hr cottage, shopping service - €50 plus cost of food, extra maid service - €18 per hour (available Mon – Frid), baby sitter - €20 per hr,  dinner - €25 per person ( inc drinks) with 50% discount for children 8-11, children 0 -7 free , Breakfast - €12 per person with 50% discount for children 8 - 11, children 0 -7 free, cookery lessons - €85 per person incl drinks (min 6 guests required). vegetarian options available.

Security Deposit: €500 (euros) payable in cash on arrival, which is held and returned to you at the end of your stay.

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 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 wifi internet is available, The wifi 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.


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.


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.

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 Fattoria just along the road.

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!


Private garden
Private L shaped pool (open 1 May – 2 Oct)
Sat TV
DVD Player
Central music system
Air con
Wifi Internet Computer and fax
Wood oven
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.


Arrival is between 4.30pm – 7.30pm (on Sunday)
Departure is by 9am
Animals welcome


Pienza 23km
Montepulciano 27km
Montalcino 28km
Siena 39km
Florence 117km
Pisa 197km
Rome airport 231km
Several spas within easy reach

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