Ancient farmhouse in the countryside near Pienza

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR UP TO 20 GUESTS

Cretaiole is our family’s original agriturismo farmhouse that has helped independent travelers fall in love with the Val d’Orcia. Arranged in eight charming apartments–from cozy studio to spacious three bedrooms–Cretaiole offers you classic countryside living with the perfect balance of independence and community. This is where Luciano tends his vegetable garden, where we host our weekly “pici night” longtable dinner, and where you can stroll among our family vineyard and olive grove. 

On land of Etruscan origin near Pienza, Cretaiole crowns a panoramic hilltop with beautiful vistas of iconic Tuscany. The ancient farmhouse’s exterior has been so beautifully preserved that you will seem to be transported to the 14th century when it was first built. Touch its stones, and your curiosity about its “story” cannot help but engage your imagination.

THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF BEAUTY AND COMFORT

Located just outside of Pienza, between Montepulciano and Montalcino in the heart of the magnificent Val d’Orcia (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and one of the most photographed landscapes in the world, Cretaiole is only a short drive to Italy’s most beautiful hill towns and cities. Siena, Florence, Cortona, Orvieto, Assisi, Volterra, and San Gimignano are easy day trips. 

Each room has been decorated with beautiful antique Tuscan furnishings, along with the most comfortable beds, sumptuous linens and all the modern amenities needed to make your stay unforgettable.

ISA, I suggest to say something about the interior appointments of the apartments–restored  with authentic amterials, comfortable beds, kitchens for self catering, etc…

Accomodation Sleeps Bedrooms Bathrooms Full Kitchen Kitchenette Living/Dinning area
Entire Farmhouse 20 10
La Casa del Contadino 6 3 2 1 1
Il Granaio with L’Ovile 4 2 2 1 1
La Caciaia 4 2 1 1 1
L’Oliviera 2 1 1 1 1
Il Granaio 2 1 1 1 1
La Cantina 2 Studio 1 1 1
Il Pollaio  2 Studio  1 1 1
L’Ovile  2 Double Room  1

The experience of Cretaiole, with its generous and friendly community, will live long in your memory. It is more than just an ancient Tuscan farmhouse in which to find refuge at the end of the day—it is your chance to live in the culture and to taste the true essence of this timeless land!

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Upstairs spacious four-room apartment with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths

La Casa del Contadino is the largest apartment at Cretaiole and was the main living area of the farmers who lived for centuries in this ancient farmhouse. There are gorgeous views in nearly all directions from this Tuscan hilltop aerie—views of the magnificent Val d’Orcia, the lands and garden of Cretaiole, the interior courtyard of the farmhouse—and from the high landing you will be enthralled with the sunset view over the fields of Tuscany.

The availability of this apartment makes Agriturismo Cretaiole a perfect place to stay with friends and family. Booking early is a must to reserve this one-of-a-kind apartment.

This apartment has a large country kitchen with a huge open fireplace and an enormous banquet table that can accommodate up to 12 people. Everything you need to prepare delicious meals is here: an electric oven with stovetop, a travertine marble sink, toaster, microwave, electric tea kettle, a large capacity refrigerator with freezer, and automatic dishwasher.

This very breezy apartment, with its triple exposure, has three comfortable bedrooms, each furnished with roomy queen-sized beds, and one with an additional twin bed.

There are two bathrooms complete with built-in showers. One bathroom is located within one bedroom (as a master bedroom) and the other very spacious bathroom is at the end of the corridor.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Three-room, ground-floor apartment with 2 separate bedroom/bathroom suites, and central living/dining/ kitchen area

As the name of this apartment implies, our two accommodations called “Il Granaio” and “L’Ovile” can be combined with an interior adjoining door to create a perfect apartment for up to 4 people. The portion of Il Granaio is located where the grain and farm tools were stored in the original farmhouse built in 1300. L’Ovile was originally a small, enclosed pen for small farm animals to feed and bed down. The thick walls and placement of this apartment within the farmhouse keep it cool and comfortable during the warm summer months.

Views from this apartment are of the panoramic valley looking towards Pienza. The two bedroom suites are spacious, and separated by the kitchen/living area. The large, fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare delicious meals: an electric oven with stovetop, a travertine marble sink, toaster, microwave, electric tea kettle, and a large capacity refrigerator with freezer, and automatic dishwasher. The living area includes a dining table for four.

A comfortable loveseat faces a beautiful brick and stone fireplace that creates a charming, cozy atmosphere.

The bedroom suites have queen-sized beds (however, the one of L’Ovile may be prepared with two twin beds if you prefer). There is room to add a crib for those traveling with an infant. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with shower, one of which is wheelchair-accessible.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Upstairs three-room apartment, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen and living area

La Caciaia is perfect place for families with up to 2 children. It is located upstairs where the original farm family members lived and where they stored their cheese.

Spectacular views from this second-floor apartment are of the panoramic valley looking towards Pienza as well as over the grounds and garden of Cretaiole. If you enjoy being up high with great views—La Caciaia is your perfect place to stay!

The country kitchen includes a cozy corner fireplace, a countertop area for food preparation, a “sofa for two”, and a large dining table. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare and serve delicious meals: an electric oven with stovetop, a travertine marble sink, toaster, microwave, electric tea kettle, a large capacity refrigerator with freezer.

The master bedroom with beamed ceiling has a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom, which is smaller, is separated from the master bedroom by the living area, has both an oversized twin bed and a regular twin-sized bed.

La Caciaia has a spacious bathroom complete with built-in shower that has been custom-designed to fit within the original contours of the farmhouse.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Spacious ground-floor apartment with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and large living and kitchen area

L’Oliviera is located where the cattle were stabled in the original farmhouse built in 1300. The thick stone walls and placement of this apartment keep it cool and comfortable during the warm summer months.

This large apartment is perfect for two people who desire the most in terms of comfort, space and ambiance, or a family with one or two small children that desire a comfortable apartment at a reasonable rate.

The living room has a spectacular arched window that overlooks the courtyard providing lots of light to the living area. The deeply vaulted brick walls and coved ceiling create special atmosphere. A large, comfortable double sofa bed faces a magnificent, rounded fireplace, creating a luxurious space to enjoy yourself, especially on crisp autumn nights.

L’Oliviera has a large, attractive separate kitchen area, and is perfect for those who enjoy cooking when relaxing on their vacations. Its fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare delicious meals: an electric oven with stovetop, a travertine marble sink, toaster, microwave, electric tea kettle, and apartment-sized refrigerator. Its country kitchen includes a large dining table.

The spacious, separate bedroom has a large queen-sized bed. The window overlooks the yard and garden, perfect for watching the children and kittens at play.

L’Oliviera has a small but beautiful bathroom complete with built-in shower that has been custom-designed to fit within the original contours of the farmhouse.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Spacious two-room apartment with one bedroom suite and separate living and kitchen area

This large apartment is perfect for two people who desire the most in terms of comfort, space, and view.

Il Granaio is located where the grain and farm tools were stored in the original farmhouse built in 1300. The thick walls and placement of this apartment within the farmhouse keep it cool and comfortable during the warm summer months. Views from this apartment overlook the valley towards Pienza.

The large, fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare delicious meals: an electric oven with stovetop, a travertine marble sink, toaster, microwave, electric tea kettle, and a large capacity refrigerator with freezer. The cupboard is full of dinnerware, cookware, staples, and utensils. The living area includes a dining table, and a comfortable love seat faces a beautiful brick and stone fireplace. You will enjoy the charming, cozy atmosphere.

The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and two windows that provide views in two directions. There is room to add a crib for those traveling with an infant.

It has a spacious bathroom complete with a pavement shower that is wheelchair accessible.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Ground-floor, studio apartment

La Cantina was built and used for centuries to store the wine and to cure the hams (prosciutto) and strings of sausage (salsicce). Today it serves as Cretaiole’s perfect place to have peace and quiet, or for bringing a baby whose crying will not bother anyone else in the farmhouse. This cozy apartment has no apartment above it. It is conveniently located with two independent entrances, one that leads to the yard and garden, and the other that enters onto the interior courtyard.

It has a homey environment with a kitchen that is captured cleverly in a lighted, antique armoire complete with stovetop, and sink. An electric toaster, a tea kettle, and microwave oven make meals so easy. Once mealtime is over, the doors to the compact kitchen close and it transforms back into a beautiful piece of Italian furniture. This cozy little home includes a large refrigerator with dining table just the right size for a snack or meal, and a comfortable armchair.

An atmospheric fireplace at the foot of the queen-sized bed (convertible to two twin beds on request) will lull you to sleep with beautiful dreams.

The small bathroom includes an enclosed shower.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Ground-floor, studio apartment

Il Pollaio is located where the ancient chicken coop was in the original farmhouse built in 1300. You will love seeing where the chickens nested! The apartment has been beautifully restored, and there are no chickens to wake you up at the crack of dawn—you may sleep cosily within Pollaio’s thick stone walls as late as you wish.

This apartment is perfect for two people who want a cozy, romantic accommodation with a nice view overlooking the valley towards Pienza.

Il Pollaio has a kitchen that is captured cleverly in a lighted, antique armoire complete with stovetop, small refrigerator, and sink. An electric toaster, a tea kettle, and microwave oven make meals so easy. Once mealtime is over, the doors to the compact kitchen close and it transforms back into a beautiful piece of Italian furniture.

An atmospheric corner fireplace creates a cozy environment—whether a fire is glowing softly or not. This charming little home includes a dining table large enough for 4 people and comfortable love seat.

The apartment has a queen-sized bed with high quality mattresses that can be converted to two twin beds on request, and has a particularly spacious bathroom that includes an enclosed shower.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent

Ground-floor bedroom/bathroom suite

L’Ovile was originally a small, enclosed pen for small farm animals to feed and bed down. Today L’Ovile is a lovely guest room with en suite bath with a nice view towards the Val d’Orcia and Pienza. This room provides a beautiful way for a solo traveler, a couple on a budget, or two friends traveling together to enjoy the Tuscan countryside without the expense of renting kitchen facilities.

Although there is no separate kitchen or living area, the room’s amenities include a small refrigerator, toaster, microwave, electric moka coffeemaker, dinnerware for two, and basic cookware. Guests are welcome to use the outdoor grill and dine on the terrace or in the veranda.

L’Ovile has a roomy queen-sized bed that can be converted to two twin beds on request. The bathroom is small but very comfortable and has a built-in shower.

GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Personal assistance, customized planning, and reservations service (in English)
  • “Cretaiole Handbook” with reference material and restaurant reviews
  • “Discover Hidden Tuscany” travel guide book written by Isabella
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Complimentary breakfast basket for your first morning  
  • Complimentary staples in the kitchen (coffee, tea, salt/pepper, sugar)
  • High quality towels and sheets
  • Mid-week change of towels and sheets, mid-week light cleaning, and final cleaning (for weekly stays)
  • Free use of washing machine, including detergent and drying racks
  • Liquid hand and bath soap, paper products for bath and kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby equipment on request
  • Vegetable and herb gardens and farm fresh eggs
  • Spring water from Monte Amiata
  • Free firewood for your fireplace or for grilling
  • Barbecue grill and comfortable lawn furniture
  • Lending library of books to use during your stay
  • Binoculars for wildlife sightings
  • Games and playground equipment for your children
  • Mountain bikes
  • Free parking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

  • Tuscan food and wine
  • Babysitting
  • Shiatsu massages and yoga classes
  • Additional bed sheets and towel change
  • Additional cleaning
  • Heating

Generally, our apartments are rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday, from April through early November. From mid-November until mid-March (except for Christmas and New Year time) we require only a three-night minimum stay. During these months we provide our same great service; however, the Dolce Vita stay is replaced with a Dolce Sosta stay offering, which includes a variety of activities depending on availability.

Please feel free at any time to inquire about any length of stay—especially if your travel is imminent—to see if we have last-minute availability or if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIME

You may check in from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check-out time is by 10:00 am.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, these are the conditions:

From To Cancellation Fee
Date of booking More than 24 weeks before arrival No charge
Less than 24 weeks before arrival date Up to 12 weeks before arrival date 30% of total rent — In this time frame we give to you the opportunity to apply the fee toward another reservation within one year of your original dates of travel for the same apartment and for the same length of stay. Unused credit may not be transferred or sold in any manner to another person.
Less than 12 weeks before arrival date Up to 8 weeks before arrival 30% of total rent
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date Up to 4 weeks before arrival date 50% total rent
Less than 4 weeks before arrival date Up to 2 weeks before arrival date 60% total rent
Less than 2 weeks before arrival date Up to one day before arrival date 75% total rent
No show 100% of total rent
For late arrivals or early departures 100% of total rent
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Phone: +39 338-7409245