The house sits inside a ring of cypress treesThe courtyard and the apartment can be reached through the main gateway
Architect's Studio with 360º views
Architect's Studio with 360º views

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Part of a beautiful hilltop podere, this stunning self-contained apartment has all the style and comfort you could hope for, and views to match. The main studio incorporates kitchen, dining and relaxation areas; adjacent is a very spacious bedroom with private bathroom.

The wardrobe contains extra towels and bed covers. In the kitchen the large cupboard includes silverware in the top section and insecticide devices in the section on the left, should you need them.

The space

The space on offer was once a stable and part of the Pergomeno Podere (or farm). The courtyard joins three separate living spaces - the main house, the custodian's dependence and the studio where you will be staying.

Guest access

You will have keys to the courtyard gate, your front door and the doors that open towards the west terrace. You are welcome to use the courtyard or the west terrace to dine outside, but please understand that these are shared depending on who else is in the house at the time.

Interaction with guests

The custodian Gabriele will be pleased to help with any questions or information. Tiziana is the housekeeper and lives in Montisi. She prepares the apartment for your stay.


Other things to note

Two cats and sometimes a dog live at the house, all of which are friendly. The pool is normally open from late June until the end of September.

On arrival you will find a complimentary tray of tea, coffee, and a bottle of local red wine. A few basic foodstuffs will be available for your use but please try to replace what you use with similar items.

The wardrobe contains extra towels and bed covers. In the kitchen the large cupboard includes silverware in the top section and anti-insect equipment in the section on the left.

Please note: tap water is drinkable. It comes from the area of Monte Amiata, the mountain you can see beyond Montisi. There is a mineral water dispenser in the car park next to the castle in Trequanda where you can fill your own bottles for very little.

There are a couple of awkward light switches to note: the lamp of the kitchen area is switched from below the spice shelf behind the worktop.
The switches for the two groups of suspension lamps is in the junction box on the wall near to the head of David.

The courtyard lamps are switched on from just inside apartment entrance. These floor lights are dimmable; please do not leave them on after your retire. The lantern above the main arch should be left on all night.

There are a couple of music devises in the apartment - an iPod dock ( controlled by hand) in the bedroom and a larger sound system with an iPod jack that should be set to AUX. The CD facility is unreliable.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 60
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

• Remember that you are staying in a home that is full of personal items. Please treat it and everything in it with the respect that you would afford your own home.

• When you are out please make sure that doors and windows are secured, and if Gabriele is not home, lock the courtyard gate.

• When using the bathroom, no items of any kind other than toilet tissue should be flushed down the W.C. For processing its waste, the house relies on a biological dispersal system.

• When using the pool, please avoid jumping or diving: either displaces large quantities of water most of which finishes up wasted.

• Rubbish bags need to be taken to a local collection point. The nearest are on the approach road to Montisi.


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Ute User ProfileUte is a superhost.
July 2017
Dear Nigel, thanks for letting us stay, It was an extraordinary great experience. Your place is amazing unique. A jewel. The outstanding views of your house on the toscanian hill are spectacular! It feels far away from everything, but still not too far away from little grocery shops and great restaurants in small towns. We also liked to used your well equipped kitchen. And we certainly loved your well designed garden chairs, all the special lamps and also the big leather chair in the studio, and the great pool. A paradis! - We enjoyed every single minute of your stay. Thanks again, it was so great, would love to come back one day, best ute

Freddie User Profile
July 2017
The studio is absolutely stunning, with killer views of the surrounding areas, a beautiful pool and overall its much better than the pictures presented on the site. We truly enjoyed staying here, there was no one else about so we got exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Nigel.

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
Absolutely glorious spot, so so so much lovelier than the photos! We had a wonderful week despite the serious heat wave. Plenty of shade and just the most incredible views. Super comfy bed and the accommodation was spacious and super stylish and full of art! Just amazing. Great communication and friendliness from the host too!

Elaine User Profile
March 2017
It was an unforgettable time in Nigel's house. This house is located on the top of a stunning beautiful valley with great views on each side of the house. The interior of the house has very excellent taste and living there is also convenient and easy. My husband and I just could not waste even one minute enjoying the house. Gabriele, the house keeper is nice and helpful. By the way, the instruction provided by Nigel in the house information is clear and accurate. We love everything of the house,the location,the interior, the garden, the view, the wine and the owner!

Feras User Profile
October 2016
Great little villa, highly recommend!!!

Jennifer77 User Profile
October 2016
The studio was beautiful!!! We spent three days here for our Italian honeymoon. Now that we are back home, we are missing the tranquility of the space and property as a whole. Nigel provided tons of information to help us with our stay (including a lovely bottle of wine). We did a couple day trips, always making sure to be back in time to enjoy the view and sunsets with a bottle of wine. Gabriele the caretaker, was gracious and sweet, and though our Italian needs much improvement, we enjoyed our attempts at communication with him and wish we had more time to get to know him. My husband who is a chef enjoyed the studio's kitchen, and I the fruits of his labour. We became very close friends with the resident cats. I could go on and on about how in love we were with the experience, but the moral is we would highly recommend staying, and only hope to one day return. Thank you again Nigel Jenn & Brian

Mary User Profile
October 2016
Had housekeeper/caretaker there to meet us show around. Communicated up until Arrival time.

London, United KingdomJoined in November 2015
Nigel User ProfileNigel is a superhost.

Architect and designer with strong connections to Italy. Some of my own furniture and lighting designs are present in the apartment.

Languages: English, Italiano
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