If space, vast airy bedrooms, sensational views and privacy are essential holiday ingredients, then Sant’ Antonio is the answer. This glorious former farmhouse is equidistant between Siena and the beaches and azure water of Monte Argentario.
When the owner decided to renovate and decorate one of the long abandoned farmhouses on the family's huge estate, she cleverly incorporated a stylish mixture of understated Italian combined with quintessential English elegance – maintaining its essential Tuscan heritage, whilst creating a uniquely comfortable home.
Guests arriving at Sant’Antonio through classic Tuscan countryside, and then following the long private road, past the imposing Castello. From here there are panoramic views of rolling Tuscan countryside, as far as the eye can see, with distant Monte Amiata romantically silhouetted on the horizon.
Once inside, there is an exceptional feeling of space and coolness: a hall with terracotta tiled floor, and magazines on a table, leading to a vast sitting room combined with the dining room that runs the whole length of the house. Four elegant French windows let light stream in, each providing a view within a frame, all leading to a long terrace and then to the garden. Comfortable sofas and armchairs surround a large working fireplace, and overhead there are vaulted ceilings, with their intricate brickwork. A well equipped kitchen, provides a haven for aspiring chefs.
Upstairs, bedrooms are large and peaceful, many with original wooden beams and a second sitting room provides private peace.
Outside, an area of well tended garden surrounds the stunning pool area, well fenced for children, with a panoramic all round view.
South West of Siena, within an easy drive of the Tuscan coast, we have no hesitation recommending Sant’ Antonio for those who want to explore Tuscany’s Maremma and its Etruscan heritage.
Large Hall leading to sitting room • Kitchen/Dining room • Twin bedroom • Shower room • Utility room
First Floor - Left Wing
Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite • Twin bedroom • Bathroom • Twin bedroom (Queen size beds) with shower room en suite.
Double bedroom • Shower room • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
Washing Machine, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Satellite TV, CD Player, Ceiling Fans (all bedrooms), Insect Screens, Portable Barbecue, Heating (payable locally)
Telephone & Fax (Usage costs payable locally)
14m x 6m, 1.2m - 2.2m deep with built-in steps. The pool is open from 14 May until 16 September 2011.
This villa is a Saturday changeover