Villa Arbor Fici

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

Appreciate the glorious scenery of southern Tuscany from your infinity swimming pool and gardens during your stay at Villa Arbor Fici, a charmingly renovated farmhouse south of Siena.

Dating back to the 17th century, Villa Arbor Fici epitomises the character of Tuscany with its rural setting, wonderful interiors and warm hospitality with daily breakfast included. The hearty kitchen features a wood-burning fire whilst the inviting living room is the perfect place to share a bottle of Chianti with loved ones. A second air-conditioned lounge upstairs means even more space to socialise whilst five delightful en suite bedrooms have been elegantly furnished with Tuscan charm. A separate annexe offers two further bedrooms and shower rooms, allowing this gorgeous abode to sleep up to 14 guests.

Across the extensive gardens there is space for everyone to relax in tranquil surroundings. Sip your morning coffee by the wisteria or trailing roses, enjoy a glass of chilled wine in the shade of the upper terrace, then come together for feasts by the pizza oven in the spacious courtyard. Follow the stone steps down to the swimming pool, perfectly positioned for mesmerising views over the Tuscan landscapes of rolling hills and forests.

In a remote and beautiful setting, where deer roam free and truffles can be found amongst the ancient oaks, this rural idyll is ideal for discovering the authenticity of this wonderful region. Head out for long walks in the countryside across the estate and beyond, even a local nature guide can be organised to accompany you. Pass old mills as far as a medieval castle, look out for kingfishers by the nearby river and enjoy picnics with stunning views or perhaps even a summer swim.

Explore a little further afield with the great city of Siena just 25km away whilst idyllic hilltop villages such as Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza can also be visited for lovely days out.

Head to the vineyards of Chianti, the belltowers of San Gimignano or even the piazzas of Florence. That’s if you have time with so much natural beauty on your doorstep to discover in this captivating part of southern Tuscany.

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What you should know…

  • There are five bedrooms in the main villa and two in a separate annexe.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in all bedrooms and the upstairs lounge only.
  • With the beautiful gardens on different levels, younger guests will need supervising when playing outside.
  • For smaller groups, a lower rate is available excluding the annexe, on request only and only during the low season – please enquire.
  • Part of a vast estate, the owners also feature a hamlet with farmhouses and a restaurant around 1km away - sometimes used for weddings or events. Please enquire for further details.

    Property Features

    Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

    Main Villa Interiors (349m2)

    -    Living area with fireplace
    -    Dining area
    -    Kitchen, well-equipped including fireplace, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, kettle, Italian moka, American coffee machine, toaster, blender
    -    2 x bedrooms with double bed
    -    3 x bedrooms with double/twin bed
    -    3 x bathrooms with shower (all en suite)
    -    2 x bathrooms with bath and shower (both en suite)

    Annexe Interiors

    Ground Floor

    -    Open-plan living area with kitchen-diner. Doors lead to terrace for al-fresco dining

    First Floor (via open tread stairs leading to mezzanine hallway)

    -    Bedroom with double bed
    -    Bedroom with twin bed
    -    Two bathrooms with shower (one en suite)

    Outside Grounds

    -    Swimming pool (4.5x13m, depth: 0.5-1.7m) open approximately June to end-September
    -    Poolside terrace with sun loungers and parasols
    -    Al-fresco lounge
    -    Courtyard with covered al-fresco dining area and pizza oven
    -    Gardens/grounds (some terraced levels)
    -    Pond
    -    Covered parking (4 bays) and outdoor parking elsewhere

    Facilities

    -    Wi-Fi
    -    Air-conditioning (bedrooms and upstairs lounge)
    -    Heating
    -    Fireplaces
    -    Satellite TV
    -    Jacuzzi bath (one of the bedrooms)
    -    Hairdryer
    -    Mosquito nets (bedrooms/bathrooms)
    -    Ironing facilities
    -    Washing machine (main house and annexe) and dryer
    -    Barbecue

    Location

    About the surrounding area of Villa Arbor Fici
    Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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    Villa Arbor Fici is situated in the rural heart of southern Tuscany, in the forested hills south of Siena. It is set by itself in an elevated position yet is part of a vast estate which also features a hamlet with a collection of farmhouses and restaurant around 1km away.

    In this remote setting, deer roam free and autumn truffles can be found in the vast forests surrounding this holiday home with ancient oaks, cypress trees and pines. There are walks starting from your doorstep and a personal guide can be arranged to make the most of the flora and fauna of this fascinating area. Enjoy picnics by the River Merse where it’s even possible to swim on summery days or continue further for long hikes through the beautiful Val di Merse. This region also offers great cycling opportunities following the quiet lanes across the valley and bike hire can be arranged by the owners.

    Golf lovers take note that the Royal La Bagnaia Golf Course is a short distance away, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr and with the most glorious Tuscan views.

    Drive further to come across stunning abbeys and castles amongst the hills to the north or discover the glorious landscapes of ‘Crete Senesi’ around 40km to the east with the incredible Site Transitoire sculpture and abbey at Monte Oliveto Maggiore.

    Then there’s the idyllic Tuscan villages, towns and cities to explore. Start off in nearby Siena, 25km away, a city known for its historic charm and beauty. With its medieval architecture, famous Piazza Il Campo and incredible Duomo, you will yearn to return again and again. Explore its narrow lanes coming across wonderful restaurants and characterful cellar bars or follow routes off the tourist trail for hidden gems and amazing views.

    The Chianti vineyards can also be visited in a day or head towards Montepulciano, about an hour away, with its Renaissance palaces and Vino Nobile wineries. Other gorgeous villages around an hour by car include San Gimignano, Montalcino and Pienza or you could even head as far as the artistic Tuscan cities of Florence (88km) and Arezzo (80km).

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    Local Amenities
    Nearest Airport Florence

    (95km)

    Nearest Airport 2 Perugia

    (127km)

    Nearest Airport 3 Pisa

    (135km)

    Nearest Train Station Siena

    (25km)

    Nearest Restaurant Owner's estate

    (1km)

    Nearest Village

    (7km)

    Nearest Supermarket Local village

    (7km)

    Nearest Golf Royal Golf La Bagnaia

    (6km)

    Nearest Town/City Siena

    (25km)

    Region

    The picturesque Siena, located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, is a mesmerising destination that encapsulates the essence of Italian culture, history, and natural beauty. With its rolling hills, charming medieval towns, and renowned art, Siena offers a captivating experience for travellers. One of the region's most famous attractions is the historic city of Siena itself, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city's unique feature is the Piazza del Campo, a stunning shell-shaped square that hosts the world-famous Palio di Siena, a thrilling horse race held twice a year. The Torre del Mangia, a towering bell tower, offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside, allowing visitors to fully appreciate Siena's historic and architectural splendour.

    Tuscany 

    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.

    Download Our Tuscany Travel Guide >>

    Kids

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

    Go on long walks through the vast estate and beyond, enjoy picnics by the River Merse and hire bikes to make the most of the quiet roads throughout the Val di Merse. Further afield, discover old castles and abbeys across the valley, a delight for young historians.

    Spend the day in Siena and explore the charming narrow lanes and pretty piazzas, coming across lovely restaurants and inviting gelaterias. The Children’s Art museum is worth a visit with interactive features and a number of activities often taking place whilst parts of the Natural History Museum may also appeal. There are a couple of children’s playgrounds in the city so that youngsters can let off some steam.

    About forty minutes away is the Saltalbero Adventure Park where you will find tree-top activities for a variety of ages as well as football, volleyball, bowls and mini-golf.

    Baby and Toddler Equipment

    • Cot(s)
    • High Chair(s)

    Kids Activities Close-by

    • Walk to Restaurant
    • Horse Riding
    • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
    • Tourist Towns & Villages

    Services Available

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

    Extras

    Oliver's Extras

    • Chef/Cook Available
    • Maid Service Included
    • Breakfast Included
    • Concierge Service Included
    • Tours and Bike Rental Available
    • In-house Massage 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:

    - Daily breakfast
    - Daily cleaning
    - Concierge service

    Extras available at this property (payable locally):

    - Private chef for pizza parties, barbecues, buffet meals and typical Tuscan dinners
    - Bike rental
    - Tours (e.g. wine tasting, hiking and cycling)
    - Massages
    - Extra cleaning

    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 €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
    Arrival time 5pm - 8pm
    Departure time By 10am
    Energy costs included? Yes.
    Heating costs included? Yes.
    Linen & towels included? Yes, plus a mid-week change.
    Pool towels included? Yes.
    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.
    Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
    Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
    Minimum stay 7 nights (high season) or 3 nights on request in low and mid season (special conditions apply, please enquire).
    Pets welcome? On request only (small pets) and with prior agreement with the owner.
    Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
    Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately June 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.
    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.
    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.
    Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured only in the upstairs lounge and all bedrooms.
    Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request subject to a charge of €30.00 per week, payable locally.

    Rental Rates

    Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Jun 20th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £11,720
    Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £9,279
    Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 8th 2025 £7,618
    Mar 8th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £10,285
    Apr 19th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £12,526
    Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 £15,822
    Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £12,526
    Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £10,285

    Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Jun 20th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €12,900
    Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €10,213
    Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 8th 2025 €8,385
    Mar 8th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €11,320
    Apr 19th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €13,787
    Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 €17,415
    Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €13,787
    Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €11,320

    Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

    Rental period Weekly
    Jun 20th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $13,863
    Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $10,975
    Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 8th 2025 $9,011
    Mar 8th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $12,165
    Apr 19th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $14,816
    Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 $18,715
    Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $14,816
    Sep 27th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $12,165

    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.

    Reviews

    • I would 100% go back again

      on 16/06/2018

      I won't make this long but it's safe to say that Villa Arbor Fici was fantastic. Better than expectations which were very high. The villa is absolutely incredible & the level of service was amazing. Francesco is a star. He took amazing care of us. The group dinners they do two nights a week are a must and having breakfast and dinner prepared at the villa was perfect. I would 100% go back again. Thank you for the help.

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