Thursday, February 5, 2009

Camporsevoli, Casa Del Neri

The ancient hamlet of Camporsevoli dates its origins from etruscan times. It is situated in the heart of a peaceful and shaded counrtyside on the slopes of Mount Cetona.

Geographically it is placed in the southernmost section of the region of Siena, a few miles from the Tuscan borders with Umbria (the region of Assisi and Perugia) and Latium (the region of Rome), thus within an hours’ drive from Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, and one and a half hours away from Florence, Rome or Assisi.

Being guests in Camporsevoli will introduce you and your family or friends to the still unspoilt and quite unknown beauty of this serene and mind resting country. You will be offered the possibility to unwind while learning at your own leisure about the Tuscan way of cooking, drinking and generally enjoying life. The vicinity of all the major centers of art and culture will also enable you to take trips in search of the origins and evolution of Italian art though repairing to more quiet surroundings at the end of the day, thus avoiding the confusion of mass tourism.

The nearby spa of San Casciano dei Bagni and its state of the art beauty and fitness center makes Camporsevoli also a perfect spot to enjoy the lovely relaxing treatments of San Casciano.

Casa del Neri is one of the farmhouses within the hamlet of Camporsevoli. It has been restored and redecorated maintaining its old farmhouse character while at the same time providing all those comforts that we have learned to use daily and are not willing to give up while on holiday.

The main entrance has been maintained as the original one, via a covered stone staircase on the side of the building. This means that one enters on the first floor. Here you will find a large dining room with a big open fireplace and the kitchen, which has gas burning rings, an electric oven, a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, American coffee machine.

On this same floor there and two bedrooms (one twin, one double) with two bathrooms (one is en suite to the double bedroom and has a shower, the other has a bathtub) .

On the ground floor you will find the sitting room with wet bar and television as well as the master bedroom with its characteristic rounded stone wall (one of the few remains of the mediaeval castle) and en suite bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom with its bathroom (with shower).

The ground floor opens up from the living room directly into a flagstoned patio and is linked to the top floor by means of an internal staircase. On the patio there is a dining table, lounge chairs and barbecue.

The laundry room is in a separate room and has a washing machine but no dryer.

The house is equipped with free wireless DSL internet connection.
Bedroom windows have screens to keep out un-invited flying and creeping guests !

Each bedroom has a fan, most of these have never been used because the house, as all old-world country houses, has a very natural, cheap and efficient air conditioning system provided by the neighbouring trees and wide stone walls.

The pool is a short walk away (500 mts) up a lovely cypress-lined path. At the pool there is a changing room where guests are welcome to leave their pool things, a separate bathroom and fridge for drinks. The distance of the pool to the house makes it 100% safe for children as well as very quiet.

The pool is shared at times with the owners of the hamlet who use it only as a holiday weekend house therefore are very seldom there and usually the times of “use” of the pool of owners and guests do not coincide. The owners are partly American and are always happy to have a chat and get to know their guests, making pool side moments very enjoyable to all.


2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms
Highchair and baby cot available at no extra charge
Pets welcome with an extra security deposit
Dining room
Sitting room with TV
Wet bar
Outdoor barbecue
Outdoor dining area

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