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La Sovana

Apartment - Tuscany

    Lovely large pool area with view over the wineyards

    Restaurant with organic products

    Breakfast available (extra cost)

  • Closest food shopping1.8 km
  • Closest village4.6 km
  • Sarteano4.6 km
  • Chianciano Terme11 km
  • Montepulciano22 km
  • Lake Trasimeno24 km
  • Valdichiana outlet village30 km
  • Pienza34 km
  • Montalcino49 km
  • Perugia55 km
  • Siena77 km
  • Firenze120 km
  • Distance from the sea124 km
  • Rome airport190 km
  • Pisa airport200 km
  • Pisa200 km

Lovely country house, wine production, organic produce and vegetable garden, restaurant with local dishes, tennis courts, close to nice medieval town, playground, plenty of space .... and we could continue!
Lovely country house, wine production, organic produce and vegetable garden, restaurant with local dishes, tennis courts, fishing lake, close to nice medieval town, playground, plenty of space .... and we could stay on!

The country house La Sovana is located in Tuscany in Siena province and close to the small cozy medieval town of Sarteano. Giuseppe Olivi and his wife Giovanella, who are the owners of La Sovana since 1992 welcome you with true Tuscan hospitality in the beautiful traditional rural buildings with exposed wooden beams, terracotta floors and typical Tuscan interior.

La Sovana spreads over 22 acres of beautiful land; from the flowering and fragrant lavender bush, rosemary and other herbs to the big cypresses and many bushes and flowers that decorate the whole area. Besidens from having a wine and olive oil production (La Sovana is located in the Chianti DOCG region, where DOCG and IGT wines and top quality of extra-virgin olive oil DOP Terre di Siena are produced), there are plenty of nice, green areas where you can relax and read a good book, have lunch or you can take a hike in the oak forest. La Sovana also has two nice tennis courts, mountain bike rental, a playground for the smaller children and a bar open daily that serves cool drinks and snacks. Of course, here is also a large saltwater pool (15 x 8 meters wide and long and 1.20-2.0 meters deep) with sun loungers and umbrellas and they also have a smaller jacuzzi located with beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside.

In front of the main building is a large board, where the daily activities incl. the menu is written The staff will call the apartments in the morning to find out if you will participate in the activities

The Olivi family, have made this beautiful place their home and have created a friendly family atmosphere which permeates through every aspect of life at La Sovana. Their thoughtful hospitality is especially appreciable in the evening over dinner, where you can taste typical local dishes, expertly prepared by Giovannella, with high quality ingredients and with great care for organic and 0-kilometer products, such as the vegetables from the vegetable garden.

Dinner is almost an event and one of the reasons why guests keep on returning year after year, so they can enjoy Giovanella's personal interpretation of traditional Tuscan recipes using fresh local products grown on the property and in the surrounding area. Specialties include Tuscan soups, Florentine steaks grilled on the grill and homemade pasta and pizza. In summer guests may dine on the covered terrace by the pool, with views of fields and sweet hills, or in cooler weather, indoors in the elegant, candlelit dining room. At the restaurant it is also possible to buy breakfast (extra charge), which Giovanella also prepares for guests.

Normally, the dinner plan will look like this:

Saturday: Free aperitivo for all guests and afterwards BBQ night (extra charge) with grilled bistecca fiorentina (beef steak) with truffles

Sunday: Pizza night (extra charge)

Monday: Most often the day when wine tasting (included in the price) is held

Wednesday: BBQ night (extra charge) with grilled bistecca fiorentina (beef steak) with truffles

La Sovana has - besides 14 B&B rooms - 6 apartments; 3 different sizes and two of each kind. The cozy and charming apartments are located away from the main buildings (where there is restaurant and bar) and is located in the building Granaio. All apartments are well-equipped and have kitchens with large fridges, cooker, dishwasher and coffee maker. They also have private terraces and dining areas outside and it is possible to request a barbecue for the apartment.

The medieval town of Sarteano is about 4 km away, where you will find both supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices, restaurants and bars and also enjoy the weekly market, the Renaissance Palace, the picturesque streets and places of the city and, not least, the refreshing lack of tourism.

La Sovana is very well located for excursions; just 2 km from the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme motorway exit, while the wine towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano are only a short drive away. Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Orvieto and Todi are also within short driving distance, while Florence and Rome are only 1 hour by train from nearby Chiusi.

However, it happens very often that guests spend almost all of their holidays at La Sovana; relaxing in the lovely apartments and on the private terraces, eating in the restaurant, hanging out at the pool, taking advantage of the many activities and, in general, relaxing and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings.

Normally, the dinner plan will look like this: Saturday: Free aperitivo for all guests and subsequent barbecue evening (extra charge) with grilled bistecca fiorentina (ox steak) with truffles Sunday: Pizza evening (extra charge) Monday: Most often the day when wine tasting (included in the price) is held Wednesday: BBQ night (extra charge) with grilled bistecca fiorentina (ox steak) with truffles

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Air condition
  • Own terrace
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra bed
  • Baby chair
  • Extra cleaning
  • Jacuzzi
  • Baby cot
  • Satellite TV
  • American coffee machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Swimming pool (saltwater)
  • Mosquito nets
  • Safe
  • Electric car charger station

Activities at the property

  • Play ground
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Production of oil, wine or cheese
  • Sale of local products
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Laundry service

Activities in the area

  • Golf
  • Wine tasting
  • Spa
  • Trekking and running
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Cooking Class in the area

Location

  • Tuscany
  • Siena area

Check availability and prices

Deluxe room (2 pers.)

7 days
30.05.2024 - 06.06.2024
1,864.00 EUR

Granaio (4 - 5 pers.)

Granaio apartment (4 - 5 pers.) 65 sqm. Two-level apartment: ground floor with living room with kitchen corner, bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower. 1 floor: double room with two single beds and a bathroom with shower. Outside own terrace next to the other Granaio Superior apartment.

7 days
30.05.2024 - 06.06.2024
1,732.00 EUR

Granaio superior (4 - 6 pers.)

Granaio superior apartment (4-6 pers.) 75 sqm. Two-level apartment: on the ground floor large living room with fireplace and two sofas (can be converted into two sofa beds), smaller kitchen. 1 floor: bedroom with double bed and private bathroom and one bedroom with two single beds and private bathroom. Outside own terrace next to the other Granaio Superior apartment. The photos are a mix of photos from the two apartments.

Standard room (2 pers.)

7 days
30.05.2024 - 06.06.2024
1,660.00 EUR

Studio (2 - 4 pers.)

Studio apartment (2 - 3 pers.) 28 sqm. Apartment with double bed, smaller kitchen and bathroom with shower. Possibility to open a sofa bed for a person. Outside private terrace (private), as it is the only terrace on this side of the villa. The photos are a mix of photos from the two apartments.

Superior room (2 pers.)

7 days
30.05.2024 - 06.06.2024
2,169.00 EUR

Available weeks

  • Deluxe room (2 pers.)
  • Granaio (4 - 5 pers.)
  • Granaio superior (4 - 6 pers.)
  • Standard room (2 pers.)
  • Studio (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Superior room (2 pers.)

Price list in Euro

Free check in out of high season in the apartments, minimum 4 days. High season is from Saturday - Saturday. 
Free check in all year in the rooms, minimum 3 days. 

Per night Min. number of days Max. persons Final cleaning
Deluxe room (2 pers.) 3 2 Incl.
Standard room (2 pers.) 3 2 Incl.
Superior room (2 pers.) 3 2 Incl.
30.03. - 18.05.
21.09. - 01.11.
18.05. - 06.07.
24.08. - 21.09.
06.07. - 24.08.
231.00 266.00 287.00
214.00 237.00 266.00
262.00 310.00 324.00
Per week Min. number of days Max. persons Final cleaning
Granaio (4 - 5 pers.) 4 5 Incl.
Granaio superior (4 - 6 pers.) 4 6 Incl.
Studio (2 - 4 pers.) 4 4 Incl.
30.03. - 18.05.
21.09. - 01.11.
18.05. - 06.07.
24.08. - 21.09.
06.07. - 24.08.
1,343.00 1,732.00 2,127.00
1,544.00 1,977.00 2,470.00
831.00 1,052.00 1,296.00


Prices are incl. gas, water, electricity, towels, 2 pool towels, bed linen, wifi, air conditioning, wine tour and departure cleaning.

The swimming pool is open during the period 15th of April to 15th of October.

Light cleaning of the apartment and change of bed linnen and towels in the middle of the week (Tuesday or Wednesday) excl. kitchen

 

Paid locally: 

Baby cot: 35 euros per week (only possible to rent if there are no people in the apartment).

Extrabed: 51 - 65  euro per person per night (deluxe and premium)

Breakfast: 17 euros per person per day, 10 euros per child (discount for more days).

Dinner: prices from 42 euros per person, depending on the menu of the day.

Hire of e-bikes: 45 euros per bike per day.

Hire of tennis equipment: 3 euros per person.

Laundry: 10 euros per maschine.

Dryer: 8 euros per maschine.

Cooking class 100 euro per person - must be booked in advance. 

NB: The kitchen must be left cleaned and organized before departure.

 

Pets are not allowed. 

 

ATTENTION

There is a tourist tax, which is a small amount to be paid directly at the country house on arrival. Tourist tax is 2 euro per person. person per overnight stay (except children under 12 years).

 

Extra bed: 156 € per week (high season), 132 € per week (mid season) and 115.50 € per week in low season
Extra bed: 156 € per week (high season), 132 € per week (mid season) and 115.50 € per week in low season