Villa Il Sensale

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


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Il Sensale can be described as nothing less than majestic! This imperial home nonetheless retains an original farmhouse feel; set within the sweetest and verdant, rural spot, it offers a secluded, stylish idyll overlooking rolling acres of Renaissance landscapes.

This elegant, independent home imbibes all the natural beauty of the region, along with original rustic charm: farmhouse style terracotta sloping tiled roods, arches, pale olive coloured shutters, swaying poplar trees and views across olive groves and vineyards make this home every inch the tranquil yet tasteful haven it is.

The outdoors spaces are sumptuous; immaculately maintained lawns and gardens, offering an array of different levels, open lawns ideal for games and fun, or secluded nooks for romantic meals; wonderful poolside privacy by way of patio and lounging space, and at every turn, bright, fragrant flowering plants.

Set on its hilltop, the views are unparalleled, from every angle. Recently restored, to an impeccable standard, Il Sensale combines the rustic farmhouse theme with certain and unadulterated luxury, amid the undulating Tuscan hills surrounding this oasis of colour, style and charisma!

The full drive is scented with oak trees and lemon trees, sweeping up to this magnificent estate. The pool area is a rock-star-worthy affair; its glistening, pristine waters are framed by a sleek patio/ lounging space, with elegant day beds and parasols, with the finishing touch being the jacuzzi - the latter being an excellent evening temptation along with a glass of wine!

Il Sensale offers six bedrooms, and thus accommodates up to twelve guests across the main villa and guesthouse. This home is ideal for those seeking a real retreat from the bustle of the crowds and stresses of the modern world - the entire lower ground floor is set up as a self-contained spa! Worthy of the A-list crowd, space provides Turkish baths, sauna, jacuzzi and wet rooms - what better way to enable the stresses of life to drain away in this peerless Tuscan escape!

Dining al fresco is a stylish affair, with the beautiful veranda, soaking up the fragrant breezes, whether it be breakfast after a swim in the dappled shade, or an evening meal with abundant local wines and Tuscan produce as the sun softens over the hills.

Every detail has been thoughtfully covered, for a truly glamorous stay: from billiards room to bar, from private television lounge to games room - guests will find it hard to venture out.

The interiors combine original, rustic farmhouse charm with sleek, contemporary fittings - the result being an understated luxury: a home full of character and style, where guests every comfort has been considered.

The living space is well proportioned, offering exposed timber beams, beautiful antique furnishings and lighting, along with luminous views of the surrounding countryside. The living room is comfortable yet cosy, while the dining space offers a stunning, light, monochrome room ideal for colourful and vibrant group meals.

Il Sensale is finished with its character and style; ended thoughtfully, with impeccable taste, sympathetic to the original building and architecture, yet offering every modern comfort, from wifi to coffee machine, to DVD television with satellite and dishwasher. This home is designed for guests every convenience while offering a relaxed and laid back a sense of luxury.

Original features such as exposed timber beams, flagstone flooring and original stone, along with a pretty, modern neutral palette of fresh whites, pistachio greens and greys, offering a home-like aura while being delightfully elegant, full of original charm and designer flair!

Elegant, classic, yet playful, the interiors offer a natural, low essential sense of luxury - with splashes of vibrant colour, uncompromising quality, yet an abundance of personality at every angle. The bedrooms are tranquil, calm and designed for ultimate restoration.

For a very authentic Tuscan experience, within easy proximity to all pre-eminent great Art cities of northern Italy, within comfortable and impeccably stylish surroundings, whether it be for a family or larger group, Il Sensale will meet guests every desire!

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What you should know…

  • Set in a rural location, yet close to so much history and culture, not to mention markets, shops and beaches, a vehicle is a must!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room DVD Heating

Villa and Guesthouse - 6 bedrooms 

Il Sensale has been recently renovated with an eye to traditional style and touches of luxury. There are 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms across the main villa and separate guesthouse for up to 12 guests (the 8-person price excludes the guest house).

Main Villa Interiors 

Ground Floor

- Billiard room with bar facilities
- Guest toilet
- Living & dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen

First Floor

- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Living room

Separate Guest House Interiors

- Living & dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool, open approximately mid-March to mid-October (2024)
- Heated Jacuzzi  
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Large patio & garden area
- Outside sitting & dining area
- Covered terrace
- Private parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Il Sensale
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set within its grounds, Il Sensale is just five minutes from the village of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.

The region is known for its rich culinary heritage, including truffles, cured meats and traditional sweets and pastries. Florence and Siena are a both no more than an hour’s drive from the villa.

Close to the main cities in Tuscany know for their artistic heritage: Pietrasanta, famous for art galleries and an excellent array of restaurants, this area of Northern Tuscany is rich with culture and history: archaeological sites, national parks, castles, mountain trails and open-air theatre, guests will have ample options to choose from.

The Tuscan landscape is considered among the best that Italy has to offer, with its beautiful hills, elegant architecture, olive trees and vineyards the views at every turn are enchanting and awash with seasonally changing colour.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport


Nearest Airport Pisa Airport


Nearest Village Tavarnelle Val di Pesa


Nearest Town/City Florence


Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops


Nearest Beach Sandy Beach


Nearest Golf Golf Course


Nearest Tennis Tennis Court



Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti and Arezzo region is a captivating destination that effortlessly combines the rustic charm of the Italian countryside with rich historical heritage. This enchanting area is renowned for its rolling vineyards, picturesque landscapes, and quaint villages, making it a haven for travellers seeking an authentic taste of Italy.

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Il Sensale is ideal for children of all ages. The excellent, expansive grounds and lawns, with surrounded woodlands and many hidden spots for exploring, will offer hours of discovery and fun for children.

The pool is stunning, with elegant day beds and sun lounging space around it, children will enjoy hours of splashy fun, or perfect their moves while parents can look on, enjoying a cold beer or good book. The jacuzzi is always a hit!

For day trips, among the highlights for children in Tuscany, Pinocchio Park Collodi is a great day out - Collodi is home to a theme park dedicated to Pinocchi and his adventures, with activities like literary itineraries, buildings and sculptures set amidst the greenery, art exhibitions and illustrations, puppet making workshops and more. Rather than being a Disney style park, it is more a cultural and natural environment, very Italian in style.

Pistoia zoo is located in the hills near Pistoia and is one of the most famous zoos in Italy; covering a space of seven hectares and an array of species for a fun and educational day out.

The water park, Aqua Village is located in Follonica, near Grosetto, and offers a range of slides and rides from gentle toddler splash pools to more thrill-seeker level for older children.

From hiking, to horse riding, to waterspouts, to cultural heritage, children of all ages will learn so much from a visit to Tuscany: what could be more enchanting than a day of dolphin watching in the reserve known as Pelagos Sanctuary in Viareggio, followed by a meal in a local hilltop restaurant - offering sublime, flavoursome local specialities followed by fantastic gelato and cream filled pastry treats that the region is known for.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Use of the Spa Included
  • Change of Linen/Towels Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Use of the Spa
- Change of linen/towels

Extras available at this property (payable locally): 

- Extra maid service
- Espresso coffee set
- Extra change of linens/towels

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, except air-conditioning and heating which is €300 per week, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price. In 2024, a mid-week change of towels is also included.
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250 (2023), €350 (2024), payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Heating costs included? No, extra €300/week, payable locally.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately mid-March to mid-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs A cot is available on request at an extra cost of €50.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £13,595
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £11,653
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £10,196
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £8,740
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £11,653
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £8,254
Apr 19th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £10,196
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £11,653
May 31st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £13,109
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £11,653
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £10,196
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £8,254
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 £11,653

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €16,201
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €13,886
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €12,151
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €10,415
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €13,886
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €9,836
Apr 19th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €12,151
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €13,886
May 31st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €15,622
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €13,886
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €12,151
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €9,836
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 €13,886

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $17,718
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $15,187
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $13,288
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $11,390
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $15,187
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $10,757
Apr 19th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $13,288
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $15,187
May 31st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $17,085
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $15,187
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $13,288
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $10,757
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 $15,187

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


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    on 26/09/2022

    Absolutely wonderful property.

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