Il Pollaio (sleeps 2) – Ground-floor, studio apartment
Il Pollaio is where the ancient chicken coop was located in the original farmhouse built in 1300. You will love seeing where the chickens nested! But don’t worry, the apartment has been beautifully restored, and there are no chickens to wake you up at the crack of dawn—you may sleep cosily within Pollaio’s thick stone walls as late as you wish.
This apartment is perfect for two people who want a cozy, romantic accommodation on the ground-floor with a panoramic view overlooking the valley towards Pienza. It is conveniently located with two independent entrances.
Il Pollaio has a kitchen that is captured cleverly in a lighted, antique armoire complete with stovetop, small refrigerator, sink, and cupboard full of dishes, cookware, and staples. An electric toaster and microwave oven make meals so easy. Once mealtime is over, the doors to the compact kitchen close and, voila! it transforms back into a beautiful piece of Italian furniture.
An atmospheric corner fireplace creates a cozy environment—whether a fire is glowing softly or not. Plenty of wood is available for use in the fireplace, no charge. This cozy little home includes a dining table large enough for 4 people and comfortable loveseat.
The apartment has a queen-sized bed, and is large enough to add a crib for those who are travelling with an infant. Extra blankets and pillows are provided in the room. The built-in closet has plenty of hanging space and hangers to accommodate your travel wear. A large, four-drawer antique dresser is provided for your convenience.
For those who love to sleep with windows open to feel the night breeze and listen to night sounds, Il Pollaio’s windows include window screens to keep you safe from mosquitoes. The thick stone walls keep the apartment cool, and electric fans are available for the asking.
Il Pollaio has a particularly spacious bathroom that includes an enclosed shower.
The visually stunning terracotta tile floor and the wood and tile beamed ceiling date back to the 1800s and have been beautifully restored. Don’t forget to bring your slippers or warm socks.
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