Tuscan hilltop villages are picturesque, fascinating and wonderful for exploring - a maze of intricate streets, some architectural gems to discover and if you are lucky a nice little café or restaurant. It is a great rarity to find a rental property in the midst of all of this and in that sense Villa Velino is a needle in a haystack, a Tuscan rarity made up of all those things, positioned in the medieval fortress of Castelmuzio, with spectacular views out towards Pienza. Castelmuzio, silhouetted against the skyline on its volcanic limestone mount with ochre yellow walls and 9th century ramparts is as quintessential a Tuscan sight as any in the region. Villa Velino commands a fortuitous position overlooking the village walls, just a few hundred yards from the centre of the village and to the south in the foreground is the emblematic 14th century Abbey of Santa Anna remembered most recently for its starring role in the film of The English Patient where Count Ladislaus de Almásy attempted convalescence.


The property sleeps 10 in 3 doubles and 2 smaller twins and is delightfully well put together. The grounds are unexpectedly extensive and contain a large, fenced, private infinity swimming pool overlooking the landscape. Inside, there is a spacious dining and sitting room area with solid oak table and high backed dining chairs, the ceilings are whitewashed and beamed giving the property an authentic Tuscan feel. Patio doors lead out into the gardens and the shady pergola area where there is a barbeque and an outdoor dining table, large enough to seat all the guests, with comfortable wrought iron chairs. The kitchen has a gas hob, large fridge and oven and an all-important dishwasher. All rooms have direct access to the garden and ceiling fans.

Bedroom configuration:

  • Bedroom 1: Small twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower
  • Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with canopy queen size bed, en suite bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower
  • Bedroom 5: Small twin/king bedroom. Separate bathroom with shower

Bedroom 4 and 5 are located on first floor and can be accessed via an external staircase.



  • Private Pool
  • WiFi
  • Fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Sound System
  • BBQ/Wood Oven
Villa Specialist Chiara Guidi


Villa Specialist



Approximate location.


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    Within walking distance in Castelmuzio

RATES - Per Week

Low 06 Jan 2018
- 27 Apr 2018
- 27/04/18
£ 3,519 $ 4,642 € 3,730
Mid 28 Apr 2018
- 25 May 2018
- 25/05/18
£ 4,004 $ 5,282 € 4,244
High 26 May 2018
- 31 Aug 2018
- 31/08/18
£ 4,730 $ 6,240 € 5,014
Mid 01 Sep 2018
- 05 Oct 2018
- 05/10/18
£ 4,004 $ 5,282 € 4,244
Low 06 Oct 2018
- 04 Jan 2019
- 04/01/19
£ 3,519 $ 4,642 € 3,730


  • Perugia Airport icon
    Perugia Airport

    One hour 10 minute drive

  • Florence Airport icon
    Florence Airport

    One hour 30 minute drive

  • Pisa Airport icon
    Pisa Airport

    Two hour 15 minute drive


  • The pool is fenced off which is great for small children. Pools are generally closed before mid-May and after mid-September
  • Check in on day of arrival is 16:00
  • Check-out on departure day is 10:00


  • Utilities and WiFi
  • Mid week towel change
  • Mid week maid service
  • Final cleaning


  • Central Heating is metered (approx. €250 - €300/ week depending on usage levels)
  • Extra maid service at € 15/hr
  • Cook service

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