This spacious and elegant villa, dating from the 1600s, is situated on an estate on a hillside with wonderful views over the countryside. It is in a great location, just 23 kilometres south of Siena. The nearest town, Buonconvento is 3 kilometres and Montalcino, known for its red wine and extra-virgin olive oil, is 12 kilometres.
The house is surrounded by large park-like grounds which include a tennis court, shared with our other property Podere Serravalle. The two houses are close to each other, but completely private. However, for larger groups they could be rented together, to accommodate up to 20 people. There are also some farm buildings behind walls to one side of the property, with several apartments occupied by farm workers.
The villa is L-shaped and accessed by a driveway leading to an entrance courtyard with a huge cedar tree. The large entrance door opens to a hallway, leading out to the opposite side of the house with a furnished terrace and lemon trees. From this terrace, steps lead down to further furnished terraces and on down to the pool, which is about 150 metres from the villa.
The magnificent swimming pool (18 x 9m), with a shallow section and an automatic pool cover. From the spacious lawns surrounding the pool, wide steps lead up to the pool house, which has a furnished terrace on two sides and a living area and dining room overlooking the pool. There is also a kitchen with oven, hob and a grill, a large fridge/freezer, Combi Chef Robot, ice machine and espresso machine. There is also a changing room, bathroom and WC.
The rooms are large and elegantly furnished with family antiques. Most of the floors have original cotto tiles dating from the 1700s and hand painted ceilings. Modern amenities include satellite DV, DVD and stereo CD player. The villa also offers use of a telephone (normal, not ADSL). Air conditioning in three of the bedrooms is included, and central heating is also included, if required from April to October. During the winter months, there is a weekly charge for heating and firewood. A baby cot is also available.
Entrance hall. Living room with fireplace and piano. Guest WC. Formal dining room with fireplace. Informal breakfast/dining room. Large country kitchen with huge fireplace, large oven, hob, dishwasher and Aga. Pantry with large fridge/freezer and extra freezer.
Right Wing (with air conditioning): Living room with fireplace and TV. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower). Double bedroom. Bathroom (shower). Twin bedroom. Bathroom.
Left Wing: Twin bedroom., which can communicate with a double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom. Shower room. Dining room with open-plan kitchen, equipped with oven/hob, dishwasher, large fridge and espresso coffee machine.
Buonconvento 3 kms
Montalcino 12 kms
Siena 23 kms
Florence 85 kms
Chianciano Terme (with golf course) 45 minutes