Set in a glorious, very private setting south of Siena, the Painter's House is the perfect choice for those seeking a small holiday home with a private pool in an unspoilt pocket of southern Tuscany. Within easy reach of picturesque Tuscan towns, this beautifully furnished farmhouse will suit families and couples alike.
Nestling in a valley below Monte Cetona on one side and overlooking the Val d'Orcia on the other, the Painter's House is near the medieval town of Sarteano, near San Casciano dei Bagni, with the wonderfully indulgent Fonte Verde Spa. Also nearby are Bagno Vignoni, Radicofani, Cetona and Pienza.
The house was fully restored in 2001 and the furnishings have been carefully selected to reflect the tastes of the owners, who have designed many houses in Italy and sets and costumes for the stage, opera and film. Outside there are 30 acres of land to explore, including a vegetable garden with fresh herbs, lettuce and tomatoes, depending on the season.
At ground floor level is a well-equipped kitchen with large fridge, 5 burner gas hob, copper lined double sink. The kitchen leads out to a terrace with vine covered pergola overlooking the garden and pool area.
The sitting room spans the whole width of the house and is very bright and airy with French windows at both ends and several sofas.
Upstairs there are four lovely bedrooms with modern bathrooms and all rooms have views over the valley, woods, fields or pool.
Entrance Hall • Kitchen (Opening out to vine covered dining pergola) • Dining room • Shower room/utility room
Master Double bedroom with bathroom en suite • Jacuzzi bath and separate shower • 2 Double bedrooms • Single bedroom (more suitable for children) • Shower room • Bathroom
Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Satellite TV (Italian SKY with Movies package), DVD player, Heating (Payable locally), Built-in Barbecue, Fax and printer
Internet Access (wifi)
Swimming Pool (13m x 6m, 1.3 - 2.40m deep with steps and ladder. The pool is open from 14 May until 17 September 2010. Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for a charge of £100 per week.
This villa is a Saturday changeover