7000 m² on hill, pool, quiet, near village, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, all comforts
- english, german, italian
About A. Verde
I'am coming originally from Germany, but I live in Italy since 1976. My wife Anna and me are married sind 1979 und we have two children, who actually study at University.
A. Verde purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1999
Why A. Verde chose Sovicille
We bought this house, because it was our dream: 20 years we lived in the village of Sovicille and this house was our dream: it was the best situated house of Sovicille (alone on the hill, but also near the village with all comforts) and at the same time an old house with a history, which is rooted deep in the middle ages.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
We have bought this old house, where the plants grew into the cracks of the walls, in 1999, and we restored it completely with traditional materials and new (bio-) technics. The columns of the 12th century, the absolute peace of the wood, the meadow behind the house with birds, deers, sqirrels etc., which we can see: simply an idyll, in the summertime, in spring, in autumn and also in the winter. In the summertime also the pool does his contribute to relax and refresh.
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Spielsachen im Haus
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Raucher sind gebeten, außerhalb des Hauses zu rauchen. Ein Vordach bietet die Gelegenheit zum Rauchen auch bei Regen.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our time UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN!
Spending time in a villa “Under the Tuscan Sun” was a dream come true. Our stay in Sovicille was beyond our expectations. It began with friendly, interesting communication with Bernhard, the villa owner. His information added to our anticipation of this vacation. He was readily available to answer any questions prior to our visit. We were warmly greeted by Simona, our local hostess. We were a party of 8…two couples and four friends. There was plenty of space, and a comfortable place for everyone with four bathrooms included. The villa was charming. We were instantly at home, enjoying meals around the large kitchen table as well as the comfortable eating area outdoors. The fact that one of our guests was an Italian chef, who likes to cook in his spare time, kept us eating at home almost every evening! The villa is located in the countryside on a small hill, just a short stroll into the picturesque village of Sovicille. This placed us in a central location to visit wonderful towns such as Siena, Volterra Montepulciano, San Gimignano and more. The people, location and accommodations could not have been better. It was difficult to leave and we all hope to return again. Thank you, Bernhard and Simona for being our gracious hosts!
A magic place
A family group of 9 adults, we were in occupation for two weeks.
We were utterly charmed with the house, its setting and the location, which was perfect for our multiple needs. Being within walking distance of the town centre of Sovicille, with its shops, restaurant and bars, plus, significantly. its wonderful public transport access to Siena was an enormous benefit.
We loved exploring the house and its garden, watching the wildlife, revelling in the views, and then exploring the area. Siena was the ideal centre for activities, and we didn't even bother visiting Florence in the end.
Owner Bernhard and his niece Clara, who cares for the house, now feel like friends whom we would like to meet up with. They looked after us really well. Thank you so much for our wonderful holiday!
Great place for a family holiday
This place was as described - rustic old villa in a lovely setting. The pool was great and kept the kids amused for many hours. Plenty of space in the house itself, and a good range of bedrooms and bathrooms. We used the house as a base for visits to Siena, Florence and other towns nearby. The nearest big supermarket was only a few minutes drive away and had everything we needed. The local restaurant was good for eating in, as well as take away pizzas. Everyone really enjoyed their stay.
My family of 11 had a magnificent time in Tuscany. Helene prepared a wonderful Italian dinner on one night of our stay and was the first to greet us when we arrived. The house was located where we could easily drive to and enjoy many of the Tuscany towns like Montereggioni, Siena, and Florence. Thanks also to Angelika and Clara, who were also available at times to answer any questions we might have had about the house or area.
Beautiful villa , gardens and pool. Spacious comfortable facilities. Warm helpful hosts.
We were impressed with the kind and helpful welcome from the owners. And we loved the space and facilities in the beautiful villa. The pool and gardens are secluded and so relaxing...and the whole area is peaceful and restorative. We cannot recommend it too highly.
Beautiful setting and charming house
When my two daughters asked me how I wanted to celebrate my 80th birthday I chose to rent a villa somewhere in Tuscany for three weeks. We could not have made a better choice than the Antico Podere Il Sole Rota in Sovicille. The restored farmhouse has six bedrooms and four baths and easily accommodated the 10 members of the family and close friends who joined us for various lengths of time over the three weeks. Sovicille is conveniently located in the Siena area and we made many trips to nearby medieval villages, plus special outings to Siena, Assisi, and Florence. Members of our host's family live nearby and were quick to respond when we had questions, needed translations to Italian in order to make reservations, and on two occasions to come in to prepare a wonderful meal! Many of our group are avid walkers and made numerous trips into the village of Sovicille and walked for miles around the area. You do need at least one car but there is reliable bus service into Siena and train service from there to Florence was great! The kitchen is well-equipped and the Internet connection works just fine. Not much English TV available but nobody missed it! I personally spent many hours just sitting in the beautiful yard overlooking the pool and gorgeous wooded scene. The weather was ideal - 70's and gorgeous sunshine almost every day in September leading into October. I sincerely hope to return to Podere Rota someday and was very sad to leave on the final day.
The house is set at the border of the wildlife reserve of the 'Montagnola Senese' a hilly area that is characterized by beautiful holm oak woods and is famous for its castles, farm estates and countless Romanesque parish churches. The area, which is full of paths, is ideal for those who love going for walks and trekking. - Special events: July 2 and August 16 the world-famous Palio of Siena! You can reach Siena easily by bus from Sovicille (look at Wikipedia).