This a beautiful villa situated on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Ponte d’Arbia, to the south of Siena. The hamlet can be reached on foot and has a bar and restaurant. Buonconvento, with a large selection of shops and restaurants, is just 3 kilometres away. The property is entirely fenced in to afford maximum privacy and access is through a wrought-iron electronic gate, with a parking area next to the house for 3 – 4 cars.
To the rear of the villa is a flat lawned garden with swimming pool (13 x 5.5m) with an electric sliding cover. Near the pool is a separate restored barn with original features intact and offering additional accommodation for up to four guests. From the garden there are wonderful views of the
surrounding fields and hills. To one side of the villa is a large covered terrace with dining and sitting areas, opening on one side to the garden and swimming pool. There is also a wood-burning oven for baking bread and pizza.
The house was completely restored in 2003, with care to preserve the original features, such as the cotto floors, the vaulted brick ceilings and arches downstairs and the exposed wooden ceiling beams on the first floor. The rooms have been decorated in warm pastel colours and furnished very tastefully throughout to a high standard, with some antique pieces.
The villa and the separate barn have air conditioning, which is included in the price. Heating and firewood, during the winter months, are charged at 300 euros a week. Further amenities include satellite television with DVD, telephone, fax, intercom system and a baby cot and highchair. There is also ISDN internet connection at the property.
Ground Floor Entrance hall. Spacious open-plan living/dining room divided into three separate sections by huge brick arches. On the right there is a sitting area with fireplace and door to outside, in the middle, a living area with library and on the left, a formal dining room. The dining room opens via a glass door to the large covered terrace with arches at either end, with an outdoor dining area and a sitting area. One archway opens to the garden with pool and the other to the front of the house. Spacious and well equipped kitchen with large gas hob and grill, huge electric oven, American fridge/freezer with ice-maker, and dishwasher. Laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.
Spacious living room with open fireplace, TV, DVD and a card table. Double bedroom. Bathroom with corner bath (shower over) and double washbasins. Double bedroom. Spacious bathroom with double washbasins, bath and shower. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Single bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Entrance into living/dining room with satellite TV, a single sofa-bed and a second folding bed. Kitchen, overlooking the pool, and equipped with gas range, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher. Double bedroom (can be made up as twin beds on request), opening to the garden. En-suite bathroom with shower.
Buonconvento (shops & restaurants) 3 kms
Montalcino 12 kms
Siena 23 kms
Florence 85 kms
Chianciano Terme (Golf Course) 45 minutes
Ugolino Golf Course (Florence) 1 hour