Dating from the late 18th century, this beautifully restored stone farmhouse sits in a hilltop position with stunning 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside. Conveniently situated, almost midway between Siena and Arezzo, it is a very convenient location for exploring both Chianti and the Crete Senesi.
Local attractions easily reached from the property include summer concerts in a nearby medieval hamlet (starting late June), and the thermal spa of Rapolano, 15 minutes drive away. Just one kilometre from the villa is a sports centre with three swimming pools and tennis courts (open from June to September) and a little further, at three kilometres, a large lake where guests can pay a modest fee to fish.
Entrance to this exceptionally lovely property is up a one kilometre unsealed road and a cypress-lined driveway. The house is surrounded by a large well maintained garden with a swimming pool (10 x 5m) and a small barn (occasionally used by the owners). To one side of the house is a very attractive vine-covered outdoor dining area, with barbecue, overlooking the garden and views beyond.
Sympathetically restored, features include exposed wooden ceiling beams, terracotta floor tiles, exposed brick walls and archways. The rooms have been exquisitely decorated throughout with the walls painted in warm colours in a ‘washed’ effect, and immaculately furnished with antiques.
The property has recently been featured in an Italian interior design magazine. Amenities include satellite television, VHS, stereo CD player and a baby cot. There is a phone for incoming and local calls, and a cell phone provided for guests’ use, which can also be used as internet connection. Central heating, when required, costs €700 per week.
Entrance hall. Guest WC. Large living room with an archway leading to a smaller, cosy sitting room with fireplace. Glass doors open from the living room to a covered terrace furnished with table and chairs for dining outdoors. Formal dining room. Informal dining room, separated from the kitchen by an open archway. The very well equipped kitchen has a gas hob, gas oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and an open hearth fireplace for grilling and roasting. Laundry room, only accessed by the maid.
Landing with sitting area with arched windows overlooking the garden. Another sitting room with fireplace. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower) Spacious twin bedroom with archway to a study. Large bathroom with double washbasin and bath. Spacious double bedroom. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
Nearest shops 3 kms
Rapolano Terme 15 minutes drive
Siena 35 kms
Arezzo 50 kms