Villa Clarissa

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February 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.

Overlooking the Val di Chiana valley in scenic southern Tuscany, Villa Clarissa sits in the heart of typical Tuscan countryside. Also close to the border with the Val d'Orcia valley, the villa is surrounded by green hills and countryside for as far as the eye can see.

This traditional Tuscan stone farmhouse sleeps up to 10 guests and has been lovingly restored to retain many of its original features and charm. Adding to the authentic atmosphere are the two hectares of land surrounding the villa that include rambling gardens and a large olive grove.

Soak up character and history in the beautiful living space as you relax on the sofa in front of the stunning open fireplace. This warmth continues into the cosy kitchen. It has a rustic feel that makes you feel totally at home as you prepare meals to be enjoyed in the dining room.

The five bedrooms are also welcoming spaces with their abundance of natural materials that reflect the villa's rural setting. Particularly beautiful are the wood-beamed ceilings and wood window shutters. The ground-floor bedroom offers a true blend of the outside and inside, with doors opening directly into the garden.

And it's around the gardens where you can really appreciate the sweeping views of the green Tuscan hills. Perhaps your favourite place to unwind will be the swimming pool set into the lush lawns and backed by an olive grove. Al fresco meals under a romantic pergola on the terrace are perfectly paired with breathtaking views over the Val di Chiana.

Villa Clarissa is reached via an idyllic country road lined with cypress and pine trees; making it a tranquil oasis.In spite of this, the nearest village is just a five-minute drive awayAlso a short drive away is the medieval town of San Casciano dei Bagni; famous for its thermal springs and pretty churches. Cetona is another nearby and well-preserved medieval town, with its highlight being the hilltop 10th-century fortress.

Drive around 15 minutes north to reach the town of Sarteano. Discover historic sites and artefacts typical of the finds in this ancient part of southern Tuscany, such as Etruscan tombs and the Necropoli Delle Pianacce.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager
  • The staircase in the villa is open on one side
  • The ground floor is largely split-level

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Reception room
- Living room (split-level) with sofas, large open fireplace, flat screen TV
- Kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, American coffee machine, toaster, fireplace corner
- Dining room (split-level) with table for 12 guests
- Bedroom with king-size bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, doors to garden
- Laundry room with washing machine
- WC

First Floor

- Bedroom with king-size bed, ensuite bathroom with double sink, bath with shower attachment
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom with shower
- Bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (15m x 7m, depth: 0.8m - 2.5m), open approximately May to end-October
- Poolside terrace with sun loungers, parasols
- Garden with lawn, trees, flowers, plants, seating area
- Gazebo and terrace with dining table for 10 guests
- Brick barbecue
- Covered terrace with sofas, armchairs
- Boules
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Heating 
- Satellite TV
- VCR
- Stereo
- iPod docking station
- Mosquito nets

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Clarissa
Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Clarissa occupies a secluded setting down a long country lane, surrounded by the green, tree-dotted hills of the Val di Chiana valley. Close to the border with the also staggeringly beautiful Val d'Orica valley, this villa deep in the Tuscan countryside offers peace, privacy and spectacular views, as well as picturesque walks and drives on the doorstep.

And yet only a short drive away is the nearest village. Pick up essentials and enjoy typical Tuscan hospitality and atmosphere as you stroll along its quaint streets. There's a small selection of shops, a supermarket, bank, butchers, bakery and restaurant, as well as a small play area for children.

The villa is situated around halfway between the medieval towns of Cetona and San Casciano dei Bagni. Cetona is beautifully preserved and offers fantastic views of Mount Cetona from La Rocca, the 10th-century fortress at the top of the town. San Casciano dei Bagni is famous for its thermal baths, like many other towns in this part of Tuscany, such as Chianciano Terme.

The town of Sarteano boasts some of the most impressive Etruscan tombs in Tuscany, with Necropoli Delle Pianacce being a fascinating place to visit. You can also view many ancient discoveries at the Sarteano Etruscan Museum.

Lake Trasimeno Regional Park is around a 40-minute drive away, just over the border into Umbria. Relax on a sandy beach, swim in the lake and take a boat trip over to Isola Maggiore and marvel at the small island's lush natural beauty.

The hilltop town of Montepulciano has a worldwide reputation for its vino nobile red wine. There are several wineries where you can sample this world-famous produce after exploring the historic centre of this Renaissance town.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(66km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence

(152km)

Nearest Village Piazze

(3km)

Nearest Town Cetona

(8km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Piazze

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Piazze

(3km)

Nearest Train Station Chiusi-chianciano Terme

(16.5km)

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

Take the family on scenic walks from the doorstep, with idyllic wooded areas and leafy paths to follow. And when you head into the village to get groceries or simply browse the shops, there's a small play area to keep children entertained.

The Civic Museum of the Prehistory of Mount Cetona is located inside the Palazzo Comunale in Cetona and is full of ancient artefacts. And next door to the museum is Belverde Archaeological – Natural Park where you can walk around sites where many of the artefacts were found.

Drive to Sarteano in less than 15 minutes and enjoy the facilities at Parco Delle Piscine. There are three swimming pools that have heated water from nearby natural springs to choose from. Sarteano Castle and Archaeological Museum is especially interesting for older children.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Bike Rental 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:

- Maid service (3 hours, once per week)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Babysitting
- Cookery lessons
- Wine tasting
- Bike rental
- At home massage

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

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 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Saturday from approximately end-May to end-August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and mid-stay cleaning also 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.
Energy costs included? Yes, excluding air-conditioning (extra €175 per week, payable locally). Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €25 per pet per week will apply (payable locally).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-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 Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request at the time of booking. Extra charge of €30 per week for cot hire, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 7th 2023 £3,207
Easter Week £3,868
Apr 14th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 £3,207
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 £3,207
May 27th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £3,868
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £4,937
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 £3,868
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £3,207
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £3,868
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,207
Easter Week £3,868
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £3,207
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £3,207
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,868
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 £4,937

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 7th 2023 €3,387
Easter Week €4,085
Apr 14th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 €3,387
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 €3,387
May 27th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €4,085
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €5,214
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 €4,085
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €3,387
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €4,085
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,387
Easter Week €4,085
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €3,387
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €3,387
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,085
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 €5,214

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 7th 2023 $3,732
Easter Week $4,502
Apr 14th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 $3,732
Apr 22nd 2023 - May 27th 2023 $3,732
May 27th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $4,502
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $5,746
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 $4,502
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $3,732
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $4,502
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $3,732
Easter Week $4,502
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $3,732
Apr 20th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $3,732
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,502
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 $5,746

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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