Villa Ruscello

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

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Villa Ruscello is a beautifully restored seventeenth century farmhouse for eight guests set within private grounds overlooking open Tuscan countryside, just a short distance from San Casciano dei Bagni. Brimming with original charm, this rustic home features open-plan living spaces, exposed timber beams and flagstone floors, where guests can truly imbibe their surroundings.

Set down a sweeping driveway, fragrant with surrounding olive groves, this elegant abode has a creamy façade with duck-egg blue original door and window frames, peppered with arched French windows on the ground floor leading to the ample gardens. The interiors emanate understated grandeur, with artefacts, gilded frames and bookshelves at every turn, along with writer’s desks and antique timber. Finished with personal flair, the owner’s love of travel, art and literature is entwined within the relaxed, yet stylish, space. Faithful to the original structure, the ground floor living and dining features a traditional oven fireplace and arched ceilings, with all the contemporary comforts for a chic family home.

Light-filled and with ‘lived-in’ appeal, the living area is scattered with coral and flower-printed cushions across cream sofas, offering an elegantly restorative spot after a busy day, with views across the gardens. The dining space features a hanging candelabra-style light, setting the ambience for lively group meals, or a chef-prepared dinner against the backdrop of farmhouse kitchen complete with pottery plates on the walls. The sweeping stairwell with white-washed walls is off-set by an ornate hanging carriage light leading to the first floor, which has its own living room and kitchenette.

The master bedroom is a characterful suite with exposed beam ceilings, and statement-making four poster bed with jade and gold-toned eiderdowns. The chaise-longue and pistachio coloured window frames sit along with writing desk and access to a cloistered balcony, complete with bistro set and far-reaching views. Two double bedrooms (one on the ground floor and one on the first) are finessed with personal flair, one with accents of warm amber along with hand-made wicker furnishings, whilst the ground floor double bedroom has direct gardens access, gilded frames and elegant olive tones. The final bedroom has two single beds with accents of vibrant fuchsia, pretty dual aspect windows with aqua coloured window frames; coming complete with a cot bed it makes an ideal children’s room.

The gardens are artfully un-manicured, offering panoramic views across the valleys and olive groves, set across sedate layers, from sweeping lawns to stone rockery and shrub gardens. The pool is set on a smart decked terrace, complete with loungers and parasols, while the gravel drive is peppered with swaying palms. With ample choice for dining, or a drink as the sun sets over the hills, from the trellis-covered pergola with grape vines overhead, to charming wrought-iron breakfast table or wicker and bamboo dining set. A stone-built barbecue meal under the pergola will be about as good as it gets.

Enjoying the privacy of its own grounds, this home is set only 800m from the historical village of Celle sul Rigo, which is nestled in the Valdichiana hills close to the Umbria borders. With an Etruscan and Roman heritage, the area is rich with cultural history, and close enough for visits to Arezzo and Siena, whilst the nearby Maremma region boasts stunning countryside for hiking and biking. An hour and a half south east of Sienna and an hour and twenty minutes south west of Arezzo, this is a sublime spot from which to enjoy Tuscany.

For an authentic Tuscan farmhouse holiday, blending local flavour, original touches, personalised services and proximity to some of the region’s finest towns and cities, Villa Ruscello (meaning stream in Italian), delivers on every front.

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What you should know…

  • Outdoor spaces with layered gardens and stone steps, including stone steps to the unfenced pool; those with small children or with mobility impairments may need to take note 
  • Interiors are rustic, within the authentic spirit of the original farmhouse building and brimming with the characterful flair of the owner’s interest in art, literature and travel rather than a sleek and contemporary pad 
  • There are nine beds including a cot bed

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating Ceiling Fans

Villa Interior

Ground Floor
- Living room with fireplace and garden access
- Open plan dining area with seating for 12
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room
- Guest bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower

First Floor
- Triple bedroom with two single beds and a cot bed with adjacent bathroom with shower
- Living room with kitchenette
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, bath and twin sinks, terrace access
- Double bedroom with internal bathroom with shower 

Outside Grounds
- Solar panel heated swimming pool (14x4 metres, 1.20 - 2.10 depth) with electric cover, open approximately end-May to end-September
- Pool shower and changing area
- Decked pool terrace
- Garden with panoramic views
- Grassy lawns
- Pergola with stone-built barbecue
- Outdoor dining for 12, parasols, wicker and bamboo garden furniture and wrought-iron bistro sets
- Pool seating with loungers and parasols
- Panoramic terrace leading from master bedroom
- Shrubs, palm trees and flower beds
- Covered parking for four vehicles

Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite television
- Hi-Fi, CD player and DVD player
- Coffee machine
- Dishwasher
- Utility room with washing machine
- Ceiling fan in master bedroom
- Mosquito nets on windows
- Children’s games

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ruscello
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Ruscello is an hour and a half south east of Siena and an hour and twenty minutes south west of Arezzo, in a lesser-trodden southern part of Tuscany, yet close to the major art cities, surrounded by reminders of Italy’s Etruscan heritage. Enjoying the privacy of its own grounds, this home is set only 800m from the historical village, which is nestled in the Valdichiana hills close to the Umbria borders within the municipality of San Casciano Dei Bagni. The local village is a small place with only 400 inhabitants, but offers medieval charm, an original defence tower and boasts locally-made pici pasta, as well as a couple of mini supermarkets and butchers.

Nearby are the spas and hot springs of San Casciano dei Bagni - a wonderful place to soak after hiking or sight-seeing. This magical spot (just 6km distance), is where the thermal baths are, set among a thick wood of chestnuts and ancient pines. The "Bagno Grande" (great bath) is easily reachable by foot from the main square of San Casciano. Having attracted visitors for centuries, the thermal baths date from the 1400’s, while the historic centre of San Casciano features the 16th-century Palazzo dell’Arcipretura as well as the beautiful church, San Michele Arcangelo. Following a day at the baths, there is a smattering of excellent restaurants around.

Head forty-minutes north and you will reach the famous hilltop town of Montepulciano with its charming lanes, pretty churches, Renaissance palaces and amazing views out to the vineyards in the surrounding valleys. Be sure to try some of the town's famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, one of Tuscany's most well-regarded red wines.

With an Etruscan and Roman heritage, the area is also rich with cultural history, and close enough for visits to Arezzo and Siena, whilst the nearby Maremma region boasts stunning countryside for hiking and biking. The Città del Tufo archaeological park is a network of Etruscan tombs and mysterious sunken roads, while the nature reserve at Monte Rufeno offers mile upon mile of preserved flora and fauna for nature lovers.

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the nine hole course at Panicale, while bike hire, cooking lessons, riding lessons and tennis can be arranged by the host. After all this exertion, why not finish with a booked massage back at the villa!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(76 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Roma Fiumicino

(195 km)

Nearest Airport 3 Pisa

(200 km)

Nearest Town/City San Casciano dei Bagni

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(900 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(900 m)

Nearest Supermarket

(1 km)

Nearest Shop

(1 km)

Nearest Village

(800 m)

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Ruscello offers a stunning setting for a family holiday, within an idyllic environment offering space, peace, sweeping lawns and heated pool. With so much on offer close by, the region is rich with history and nature, offering little history buffs endless monuments, churches and Etruscan remains to enjoy, or little activists can enjoy outdoors pursuits, from riding to biking.

There are abundant cycling tracks locally, while the close-by Maremma region has plenty of ‘maneggi’ and ‘centri ippici’ that can organise a half or full day’s horse ride that includes an introductory lesson for little ones and beginners.

With a coastline of almost 400km, the coast can be reached within a 1 hour forty five minute drive. A top pick for little ones would be Giannella beach, just outside Albinia. With calm waters, accessible parking and shallow incline, the beach is framed by pine trees offering much-needed shade. 

Siena is an accessible town for children, with wide streets, fascinating bustling markets full of intriguing stalls and arty boutiques. The main piazza is awash with football games and family-friendly pizzerias. The Palio festival that takes place every summer will offer one of the moment memorable family holiday events that the whole family can enjoy, while the Medici Fortress just outside the city will offer them a taste of Medieval life with beautiful views over the historic centre and wider outer walls that they can walk round.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Toys

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

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:

- 3-hour housekeeping service twice a week

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Wellness treatments
- Private chef
- Baby-sitter
- Wine tasting
- Cooking classes
- Bike rental

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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 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 pm.
Departure time By 10 am.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, plus mid-week change for stays longer than a week.
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 (paid locally).
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 (short-breaks may be possible on request outside end June-end August).
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day, paid locally.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Pool towels included? No.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-May to end-September. 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 8th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,830
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £4,405
Sep 19th 2020 - May 29th 2021 £3,368
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 £4,405
Jul 3rd 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £5,830
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 £4,405
Sep 18th 2021 - Jan 9th 2022 £3,368

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 8th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €6,047
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €4,569
Sep 19th 2020 - May 29th 2021 €3,494
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 €4,569
Jul 3rd 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €6,047
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 €4,569
Sep 18th 2021 - Jan 9th 2022 €3,494

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 8th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,849
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $5,175
Sep 19th 2020 - May 29th 2021 $3,958
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 $5,175
Jul 3rd 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $6,849
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 $5,175
Sep 18th 2021 - Jan 9th 2022 $3,958

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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