About a half an hour drive south from Siena, and well hidden from the world, you reach the small historical parish called Pieve di Santa Maria a Pava, that lies in the relatively unknown, but very impressive landscape of the Crete Senese.
An ancient farmhouse and the little church dating back to the 12th century create this marvelous setting for a memorable vacation. This Tuscany rental villa has many typical local elements, like beamed ceilings and tile floors, and surprisingly luxurious and creatively decorated interiors. There are six suites with adjoining bathrooms, divided over two buildings. All rooms feature a pleasing combination of traditional rustic furnishings and contemporary, hotel quality amenities.
This gorgeous little hamlet is owned by Rita and Johny, a Belgian couple who started to operate this as a B&B guesthouse but now prefer to rent the entire property privately to groups. They offer you warm hospitality, you can elect to have lavish breakfast in the outdoor kitchen and dining room, including various home baked breads and biological marmalades. They can organize delicious lunch and dinner daily upon request. Rita is a professional chef and cooks mouthwatering dishes.
During the long summer season, the pretty internal courtyard, peaceful gardens and secluded swimming pool provide ideal locations in which to relax with a book and a glass of excellent local wine. This Tuscany rental villa is a delightful retreat where you can really enjoy the good life!
Pieve a Pava is an ancient hamlet with the farmhouse and a small Romanesque church from the 12th century creating a wonderful setting in the heart of Siena Province. Being close to several medieval villages makes it the perfect place to stay during your well-deserved holiday in Italy. This luxurious Tuscany rental villa has 6 spacious suites with adjoining bathrooms, where exquisite bath products from Ortigia in Sicily await the guests. There is a scenic glass conservatory, a covered terrace and a well-stocked wine cellar. The communal living area, which has an open fire place, exudes a cozy atmosphere; this is a lovely spot to enjoy a night cap, while listening to soft music in the background.
The property consist of the main farm house and the former rectory next to the church. Three of the bedroom suites are in the upper floor of the main house, plus one on the ground floor, and one on each floor of the rectory.
The 1st suite Pellegrino is on the upper floor of the main building and has a nice view of the pool. This large room has an adjacent bathroom with a shower. The 2nd suite Franciscana is also on this floor and includes a sitting room, a large bedroom and a lovely bathroom with a separate shower and a bathtub. The 3rd suite on this floor is Rifugio, with spacious bedroom and an adjoining bathroom with a bath/shower
The 4rth suite Odone is located on the ground floor of the main building. Odone has a very large bedroom with an adjacent bathroom with a king-size shower. This room has a nice entrance which can be accessed from the main patio of the hamlet.
At the rectory are the final 2 bedroom suites. Santa Maria is large suite on the first floor consisting of a sitting room with open fireplace, a beautiful bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a separate shower and bath. San Pietro is the 6th suite and is located on the ground floor overlooking a small renaissance garden to one side and the patio of the hamlet to the other side. This suite has a nice sitting room, a bedroom with a double bed and an adjacent bathroom with a bath/ shower.
Inside the lavish green garden, you will find several hidden spots and terraces, where you can enjoy the lovely scenery in peace and privacy. A very natural looking pool has been perfectly integrated into the surrounding garden and nature. The pool 10 x 5 m = 30 x 15 feet, and 2.5 m = 7 feet at it’s deepest point) The crystal clear water is purified with a biological salt solution, that makes the water chlorine free. In this way, the water is a healthy for your skin. Around the pool and all through the garden, there are sunbeds and hidden seating area for guests. Pool towels are available in your room. Part of the pool is only 50 cm = 18 inches deep and suitable for small children, however we kindly ask you not to leave children under 12 years, or children who do not know how to swim, alone by the pool.
The owners are happy to give all assistance needed for local trips and visits, bike rentals, restaurant reservations, etc.