Podere Aster

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Sleeps: 22 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 12

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Modern
Great Value
Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Podere Aster is a traditional Tuscan farm which has been carefully renovated to a high standard, and today offers lucky holidaymakers a collection of five beautifully furnished independent dwellings, accommodating up to twenty guests. It’s located in the heart of Tuscany, about forty-five kilometres south of Siena and within easy reach of the towns of Asciano and Chiusure, and their local amenities. Podere Aster is surrounded by verdant hills, peaceful countryside and charming villages. The ancient and famous city of Siena is just one hour north-west, or you can travel about thirty-five kilometres south-east to Montepulciano to taste some of the noblest red wines Italy has to offer.

The five dwellings within Podere Aster feature modern, restrained interiors, whitewashed walls and some boast ancient exposed beams, attractive arches, patio doors and plenty of windows, from which you can admire the exquisite views. Each villa option also provides outdoor terraces for relaxing in the shade with a cooling drink, al fresco dining or simply soaking up the sun. 

The main house offers accommodation across two floors and is suitable for up to eight people, with four bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, dining room and fabulous kitchen. The smaller house is ideal for a group of four to six guests, with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and charming living accommodation and kitchen. There are then two self-contained apartments, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, which suit two to three people. And finally, the self-contained first-floor flat is great for two guests.

All guests at Podere Aster share the extensive gardens and private pool, where secluded corners, sun terraces and shaded seating offer ample opportunity to enjoy your own space, read a book, or sit with a coffee and marvel at the countryside all around. Your private pool is luxurious and indulgent. It’s a great length for swimming and the infinity edge will keep you in the water, just to admire the view. Pick a sun lounger and settle in for a long afternoon’s snoozing and sunbathing in your very own Tuscan retreat.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Twenty-two guests are accommodated across a total of eleven bedrooms in five separate dwellings, making Podere Aster ideal for groups
  • Please be aware that in the two self-contained apartments, the sleeping arrangements consist of a double bedroom and single bed in a sitting room

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Ceiling Fans

Main house (300m2)

Ground Floor

- Large open-plan dining room and living room, with huge archways and windows
- Fantastic kitchen equipped with modern appliances, including Nespresso coffee machine and breakfast bar
- Library and multi-media station
- Access to two outdoor terraces and courtyard

First Floor

- Four bedrooms, each with a separate bathroom

Smaller house (130m2)

- Open-plan living accommodation including a dining room, well-appointed kitchen and large living area
- The patio doors lead out to a covered terrace and al fresco dining room
- Four to six guests share two bedrooms and three bathrooms

First floor apartment (60m2)

- Well-equipped small kitchen with coffee machine, open to the living room
- One double bedroom and additional single bed in sitting area, each with separate bathroom
- Pleasant covered terrace 

Ground floor apartment (60m2)

- One double bedroom and additional single bed in sitting area, each with separate bathroom
- Well-equipped small kitchen which is open to the living room
- Attractive outdoor terrace

First floor apartment (30m2)

- Well-equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom and single bed in the sitting room
- Bathroom
- Guests have fabulous views towards Pienza

Outside grounds

- Old converted farm complex with courtyards, extensive gardens and renovated stone buildings
- Large private pool featuring an infinity edge
- Two al fresco dining areas, beside the pool and the villa

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Flat Screen Television
- Fans
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- High chair and cot provided
- Iron and ironing board
- Board games
- Electric bikes to rent
- BBQ

Location

About the surrounding area of Podere Aster
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The amazing city of Siena (30km) is about an hour away from Podere Aster, and an obvious choice for a day’s sightseeing. The impressive Piazzo del Campo – which hosts the famous Palio horse race twice each summer – is the perfect place to start. Beyond this vast square, you can explore the medieval streets of the historic centre, which is a Unesco world heritage site, climb to the top of Torre del Mangia for magnificent views across Siena’s terracotta rooftops, and visit Duomo di Siena Cathedral. Closer to home, your nearest town of Asciano (11km) lies in the picturesque Creti Senese region in the Ombrone River valley. The church of Saint Agatha dates back to the twelfth-century and leads you into the old town’s narrow streets. 

Wine tasting at Montepulciano (35km) is just forty-five minutes away, so start nominating drivers now. The wine tours take you through the medieval streets of this delightful town, and a visit to the cellars will lead you underground. Savour the flavour of the famous noble red wines, and learn more about the history of wine making in this region, and which local dishes make the perfect accompaniment. Tours can be booked for trips out to the vineyards, or simply wander through town from winery to tasting shop.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Siena Airport

(51km)

Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(122km)

Nearest Town/City Siena

(45km)

Nearest Town/City Chiusure

(5km)

Nearest Train Station Asciano

(11km)

Nearest Restaurant Chiusure

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Chiusure

(5km)

Region

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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Kids

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

Podere Aster, and her five separate houses and apartments, is a heavenly venue for sharing holiday time, family celebrations and Italian living together. The luxurious accommodation sleeps up to twenty-two guests, each dwelling including its own kitchen, living quarter and bedrooms. The gardens are extensive and the private pool is more than big enough for kids to splash, swim and play.

Beyond your converted farm, family day trips to Siena (45km), Asciano (11km) and Montepulciano (35km) are waiting for you, taking an hour or less in the car. Several other local towns and charming villages lie within easy reach and of course, the serene countryside is ideal for exploring from your door, along perfect Tuscan tracks.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Property host

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:

- Daily cleaning of the pool
- Gardener

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Additional maid service
- Daily breakfast
- Wine tasting
- Babysitter
- Cooking classes
- Yoga teacher
- Private driver/taxi service
- Bike rental
- Private chef
- Catering

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival or by Wire Transfer and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4:00 p.m.
Departure time 10:00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday during high and mid season; otherwise flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes end of stay cleaning and mid week cleaning are included. 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 It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Heating costs included? Extra cost based on consumption, paid locally.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi included in rental price.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 30th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 £8,237
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 £10,478
Apr 22nd 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 £14,472
Jun 10th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 £19,724
Sep 16th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 £14,514
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £10,478
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 £15,465
Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 £8,237
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £10,478
Apr 20th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £14,472
Jun 8th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024 £19,724

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 30th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 €8,818
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 €11,217
Apr 22nd 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 €15,493
Jun 10th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 €21,115
Sep 16th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 €15,537
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €11,217
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 €16,555
Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 €8,818
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €11,217
Apr 20th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €15,493
Jun 8th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024 €21,115

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 30th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 $9,590
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 $12,199
Apr 22nd 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 $16,850
Jun 10th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 $22,963
Sep 16th 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 $16,898
Nov 4th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $12,199
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 13th 2024 $18,005
Jan 13th 2024 - Mar 2nd 2024 $9,590
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $12,199
Apr 20th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $16,850
Jun 8th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024 $22,963

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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