Villa Sellace

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

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Villa Sellace is a fine, original Tuscan country home offering elegantly rustic accommodation for 16 guests, set within acres of its own parkland, deep in the sweeping southern Tuscan countryside. Emanating a pace of life within the spirit of local life, this handsome home is a stylish option, along with historically faithful interiors and all the comforts needed for a seamless stay. Entering the dining space, guests will stop to draw breath at this majestic sight setting the scene for bountiful group dinners, or perhaps a chef-prepared meal of local delicacies. Featuring exposed timber beams, original flagstone floor and open fireplace, it lends a nod to a medieval banquet; artfully unadorned with arch doors and simple furnishings, this unfussy space offers simple décor within a historical ambience. A chic open living space blends contemporary touches such as vivid red and purple furnishings and avant-garde lighting within a modern-rustic space; curling up with a good book and a glass of local Chianti wine in front of a roaring fire will be about as good as it gets. A simple farmhouse style kitchen discreetly blends the ancient interiors with a sleek set of modern touches, along with exposed brickwork and hanging lights for an industrial touch. Brimming with character and flair, this home is finessed with a stylist’s eye and a lightness of touch, remaining faithful to the original building, along with quirky features such as the bonsai trees and accents of vibrant colour. The bedrooms emanate understated elegance, from Art-Deco polished brass four poster beds, to antique timber furnishings and the grand open fireplace in the Master bedroom. Use of local raw materials, from unpolished timber, to stone, to marble and slate features throughout this home, and sleek touches such as the über-contemporary slate showers, double sinks and fittings add to the understated air of quality that permeates this home.Ideal for large families, or groups, the “sharing room” has a sweet window-seat style bed, along with a double (perhaps ideal for parents with a young child), while the fun mezzanine loft level has three further beds and all the modern touches such as satellite television - a great den for siblings, friends or cousins. With acres of private space, the gardens offer an orchard, sweeping lawns with space for games such as bolle (boules) and croquet, and a glistening pool set within a chic patio space. Several al fresco dining areas offer ample choice: from a refreshing pool-side breakfast, to a barbecue on a balmy night under the wicker pergola, to afternoon tea on the ancient stone patio. Fragrant with lavender and swaying pines, guests will slow the pace and imbibe all this region has to offer.

Villa Sellace is set just five minutes from the medieval village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, overlooking the historic Val d’Orcia in the province of Siena. Both Siena (88km) and Arezzo (75km) are accessible within a day trip, known for their famous historical churches, monuments, and art heritage. Both Chiusi and Pienza, both about twenty minutes drive, offer abundant local flavour and are known for traditional cheese production and historical churches. With country views as far as they eye can see, Villa Sellace is an oasis of style, comfort and authentic Tuscan living, that will leave lasting memories. 

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What you should know…

  • Set in a rural location, within the heart of Southern Tuscany, accessing amenities will require driving, where visitors will find everything from fine Art cities to sleepy hamlets
  • One of the bedrooms is appropriate for a group of children or a family (multiple beds)
  • There are stone steps externally and hard floors internally
  • Air conditioning is in the bedrooms and dining room

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor
- Living room with fireplace
- Dining room
- Well-equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom with private entrance and en-suite bathroom with shower
- Guest toilet
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Double bedroom with study (with fireplace) and bathroom with shower bath
- Children bedroom with window-seat style sofa bed, a double with two singles and a double in an internal loft space and en-suite shower room
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower bath
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower bath
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower bath
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Heated (solar panel and boiler) swimming pool (20x4m), open approximately from April to October
- Hot tub
- Veranda
- 3 hectares of land
- Stone patio with barbecue
- Second paved patio
- Garden pergola with seating
- Terrace pergola with seating
- Pool side seating and loungers
- Outdoor dining furniture
- Lawns
- Orchard
- Parking spaces

Facilities


- Wi-Fi
- Telephone
- Air conditioning in the bedrooms and dining room
- Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
- Satellite TV
- VCR and DVD player
- i-Pod
- Stereo
- Ice maker
- Dishwasher
- Underfloor heating
- Hairdryer in each bedroom
- Table-tennis table
- Volley ball nets
- Football nets and balls
- Croquet set
- Bocce (boules) set

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sellace
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Sellace is nestled an hour and fifteen minutes south east of Siena, and just over and hour south of Arezzo, in a lesser trodden part of Southern Tuscany known for its mountain villages and traditional way of life. Just five kilometres from Villa Sellace is the medieval village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, overlooking the historic Val d’Orcia in the province of Siena.

Pienza is set amid sweeping Tuscan hills, and is widely known as the ‘ideal city of the Renaissance,’ with historical buildings at every turn and stunning views. Pieve di Corsignano is a romanesque church with three naves and ancient origins in the 7th century. Pienza is also the city of cacio, a delicious cheese made from sheep's milk and known worldwide.

Ways of life in the region, such as wine and cheese making, have remained largely unchanged for centuries, whilst heading down to the chianti hills will make for a fine afternoon’s wine tasting. The graceful, Renaissance hilltop town of Montepuliciano is worth a visit; its famous wine is sublime when washed down with wild boar pasta.

Arezzo, Tuscany’s vibrant city although being primarily known for Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca, is not overly-crowded. The Church of San Francesco is the most famous in Arezzo, with the incredible Early Renaissance fresco cycle depicting the Legend of the True Cross. Arezzo, aside from its artistic heritage, monasteries and chapels, has a long-standing tradition of gold smithery dating back to the 15th century; as one of the world’s capitals of gold, as well as the huge monthly antiques fair that takes place on the first Sunday of every month, drawing international crowds to the Piazza Grande.

Rome and Florence are both just a day trip’s visit from Villa Sellace, while Chiusi is just 25 minutes east, offering rich Etruscan historical monuments, also known for its underground tunnels, one of Tuscany’s oldest churches and fine home-made local pasta.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Siena

(71 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Perugia

(86 km)

Nearest Village

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Montepulciano

(18 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5 km)

Nearest Shop

(5 km)

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 Sellace offers an ideal setting for a family holiday, with abundant space, lawns and a 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.

Both cycling and riding are available close by, with 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. The Vie Cave that Southern Tuscany is famous for will excite young historians with trails along sunken Etruscan roads and the underground tunnels at Chiusi.

Arezzo is accessible for families with children, with open piazzas and ample choice for child-friendly eateries. The Medici Fortress, one of Arezzo’s most iconic buildings, constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries is a great place to explore and learn, with a pentagonal shape and five defence towers with views from the battlements across all of Arezzo and its surroundings.

With a coastline of almost 400km, the coast can be reached within a 2 hour drive, making accessible for a day trip. The water park, Aqua Village is located in Follonica, near Grosetto (a similar two hour’s drive), and offers a range of slides and rides from gentle toddler splash pools to more thrill-seeker level for older children.

With wide streets, fascinating bustling markets full of intriguing stalls and arty boutiques, Siena is a fun trip for children. For little climbers, the Torre del Mangia offers wonderful views after a steep climb, while the main piazza is awash with football games and family-friendly pizzerias.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Football net
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Bike Rental Available
  • Wellness Treatments 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 available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Cooking classes
- Wine-tasting
- Wellness treatments
- Baby-sitting
- Bike rental
- Horse-riding
- Guidet tour
- Chaffeur
- Maid service and additional bed linen and towel change

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!

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 €2500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after 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 in peak season, flexible otherwise.
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 of minimum 3 nights may be possible on request outside the peak season)
Heating costs included? Yes and wood for the fireplace/barbecue also included.
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).
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately from April to 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Air conditioning is only available in the bedrooms and dining room.
Other Ts and Cs Cots are available on request at additional cost.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £14,497
Easter Week £14,497
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £14,497
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £18,152
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £23,194
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £18,152
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £14,497
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £10,148
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 £14,497
Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £10,148
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 15th 2021 £14,497
May 15th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 £18,152
Jun 12th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 £23,194
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £18,152
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 £14,497

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €15,454
Easter Week €15,454
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €15,454
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €19,350
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €24,725
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €19,350
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €15,454
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €10,818
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 €15,454
Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €10,818
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 15th 2021 €15,454
May 15th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 €19,350
Jun 12th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 €24,725
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €19,350
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 €15,454

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $16,698
Easter Week $16,698
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $16,698
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $20,908
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $26,716
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $20,908
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $16,698
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $11,688
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 $16,698
Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $11,688
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 15th 2021 $16,698
May 15th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 $20,908
Jun 12th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 $26,716
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $20,908
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 7th 2021 $16,698

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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