Sleeps 15/16; 8 Bedrooms, 8.5 Bathrooms Featured in British Home & Garden Magazine Very spacious home well suited to an extended family or group of friends; all ensuite accommodation
Sleeps 16+1 in 8 bedrooms
All ensuite accommodations
* Traditionally styled country kitchen, spacious and well-equipped (10 gas burners, two large ovens, microwave, American fridge and
separate freezer, ice maker)
* Dining room for 20 seated
Very large two-room living room, custom-made bookshelves handsome stone fireplace
UPPER LEVEL further 'winter' living/dining room for 10. Huge hear...th dominates one wall, to be enjoyed from upholstered couch and
* Ensuite second small but fully-equipped kitchen
* Heated jet stream swimming pool 14x6 meters
* Hot tub for up to 12, jet stream
* Dining patio for 20 seated with built in barbecue and ancient brick oven for cooking pizzas or roast meats
* Pergola for “al fresco” drinks at sunset
* House laundry (heavy duty machinery)
* Guest’s laundry (washing machine and tumble dryer)
* Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD player
* Vegetable and flower garden
* 3 acres automatically watered lawn, orchard and vine groves
Belle d'Orcia is situated in the undulating hills of the Val d'Orcia. This is the area made famous by the filming of The English Patient.
The wonderful photos you see on the calendars of Tuscany – of rolling hills and single cypress trees on a hilltop – are from this area.
This carefully restored 16th century house is surrounded by wheat fields and clay hills and faces an eleventh century tower. Pienza and Montalcino can be seen in the distance.
Rooms with beamed ceilings are good sized and open out to the beautiful views of clay hills, wheat fields and cypress trees,
The very large patio is shaded by a pergola with opens to the pool.
Ground floor: Large living room (39 x 23 ft.) with stone fireplace, two sets of French doors to terrace and pergola - Dining room with French doors to terrace and garden, tables can accommodate 20 people
Large traditional country style kitchen, spacious and well-equipped (10 gas burners, one electric burner for warming, two ovens, microwave, American fridge and separate freezer, ice maker, food processor, slicer, American coffeemaker, classic Italian juicer ). The long sink is made of stone from nearby Monte Amiata.
A table for eight is set in the middle for extra preparation space or a quick bite to eat.
Large adjacent two-room pantry with dishwasher, large washing machine and separate dryer. Wall-safe.
Double doors lead directly from the kitchen to front patio and to the top of the driveway for ease of serving and unloading.
Very large two-room living room, custom-made bookshelves - full of art and design books and plenty of English language titles - separating the two sitting areas have been bleached with 'calcio' for a softer, brighter finish.
Two sets of double doors open directly onto the south terrace, and several windows face north and south.
Double bedroom (queen) with antique, black acorn-motif bed under romantic linen canopy. Ensuite bath (open shower stall, curtain) down two steps spacious enough for open closet.
Cool, north-facing double bedroom (French beds cannot combine) with modern iron frame beds. Double doors open directly to an east-facing rose-trimmed pergola. Dresser and closet behind drape. Spacious ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain).
Charming single room (French bed) with south-facing window plus double doors opening directly to front patio. Dresser. Ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain).
Spacious double bedroom suite (twins cannot combine). Sleeping area nestled behind drapes in an alcove large enough for antique iron frames.
Sitting area with couch (single), comfortable reading chair and TV. Double doors and three windows face north across lawn to a hillside. Ensuite bath up three steps (enclosed shower stall).
First floor: Exterior stone staircase to large "winter " living / dining room with large fireplace. Large dining table for 10 - Small, fully equipped kitchen.
Huge and romantic master bedroom (king) on west end of house with private balcony and stairs directly from ground floor.
The bed has been draped with red and white striped fabric, and set up on a low platform.
Sitting area coordinating with various chairs and sofas for relaxing. Windows face north, west and south. Postcard picture image of cypress tree on a hillside from the window Ensuite bath.Double bedroom with French beds and en-suite bath; Chinese twin bedroom with en-suite bath. - Double bedroom with en-suite bath.
Outside: Two acres of green lawn - Dining area for 20 in covered patio with built in BBQ and wood fired oven,
You can enjoy this view at any hour of day from the hot tub, the comfortable outdoor living room - covered in straw and set with comfortable furniture, a small fridge and a CD/Tape player -- or from one of the sunbeds which surrounds the heated pool (14 x 6 meters with Jetstream).
Other facilities: Digital SAT TV, VCR, Stereo, CD and cassette player, dedicated fax line
20 x 45 ft heated pool (heating cost extra), large underground changing room with shower - Terra cotta paved pergola with a sunset view - 6 x 6 ft. jacuzzi hot tub in local stone with seating for 12 - Covered parking for 6 cars
* Florence - 1.5 hrs.,
* Rome - 2 hrs.,
* Siena - 1 hr.,
* Chiusi - 25 min.( train station),
* small shops in Contignano - 5 min., Larger ones in Pienza, Sarteano, Montepulciano - 15 - 20 min. BR>
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