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San Galgano, Montesiepe - Sleeps 12 - 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms - Lub0332
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Set in the green countryside of Siena and perched upon the hill of Montesiepi lies the historic country residence of La Cappella.

It is located between the Abbey of San Galgano and the Chapel of Montesiepi, where the legendary Sword in the Stone is kept. La Capella was built around the same period as the adjacent Romanesque Church of Montesiepi, and was to become a convent. Much later it came to be used for civil purposes.

The owners have since restored the building, respecting the original structure but also in keeping with the expectations of modern living. La Cappella, so tastefully reconstructed according to Tuscan style and atmosphere, fits beautifully within the historic and artistic environment that surrounds it. The momentous doorway gives way to a double staircase leading to the spacious terrace above from which one can admire views in every direction - the enchanting panorama or, by night, the vision of the Cistercian Abbey illuminated. You can also take a swim in the private pool or simply enjoy the relaxation of open air living.

This villa is on two floors. On ground floor: a kitchen (oven, cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher); a spacious living/dining room with French door leading to the garden, where the pool is located; a toilet. At the guests disposal a security box, telephone/fax, cd player, internet access.

Entrance lobby Side view
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On the first floor there is a spacious living/dining room with sofa and arm-chairs in front of the fireplace and satellite tv; a well equipped kitchen (oven, cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher); a main double bedroom (queen size bed) and a twin bedroom share the shower bathroom with a small bath; a double bedroom (queen size bed) with ensuite shower bathroom; a twin bedroom with two panoramic windows and ensuite shower room.
Fourteen steps from the first floor lead to the double bedroom (queen size bed) and bathroom with shower.
The two large sitting rooms provide ample space for enjoying lunch or just lounging around. The two comfortable kitchens are furnished with every modern appliance.

The historic Portico of the Convent, unchanged since 1250, with a Stone Well and an Oven used by the Friars to bake the day’s bread is today still perfectly functional.
All of this combined with the owners’ warm hospitality make La Cappella a favourite holiday residence for a select and demanding clientele.

The Chapel of Montesiepe is just behind La Cappella. It is a very famous spot in Italy, much frequented by tourists coming to see the Sword in the Stone, and is especially popular for weddings.
For the hour or so that these are in progress – generally on a Sunday – clients are respectfully requested not to play music in the garden. There is no problem about parking, however, as the property is completely private with its own parking area.

The Sword in the Stone View of the chapel
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2010 Sterling prices per week

1 Jan-3 Apr
10 Apr-15 May
11 Sep-18 Dec

3-10 Apr
15 May-3 Jul
21 Aug-11 Sep
18 Dec-1 Jan

3 Jul-21 Aug

12 £ 2200 £ 2850 £ 3500
10 £ 1815 £ 2650 £3 995
8 £ 1495 £ 2375 £ 2975
The prices are per apt. per week and they include water, gas, electricity, linen changed weekly and final cleaning.
Use of the pool open from the 15th of May to the 30th of September.
To pay on the premises:
central heating € 3.5 per cubic meter upon use.
Inventory deposit: € 155
Chef service: Euro 20 per hour, food extra.
Pets not allowed.