(Minimum of one week rental required) Minimum rental one week rental Saturday to Saturday except for urban apartments. The house is very comfortable and spacious with 7 bedrooms that can accommodate 14 people. The annex, with its large windows capturing the whole of the Val d'Orcia, stirs ideas of large family gatherings or drinks with friends during your Tuscan holiday. The villa has 500 square meters of indoor living space and an outdoor patio space that connects the main house to the annex. The ground floor enjoys a spacious living/dining room with TV and sofas. There is a communicating kitchen to the dining room. Also from the kitchen is... direct access to the garden and a service bathroom. Close by is a double bedroom with twin beds that has a private bathroom with shower. A second double bedroom has a queen size bed and a private bathroom with shower.
An external stair and an internal spiral staircase link the ground floor to the first. On the first floor are five bedrooms. One bedroom with double bed has a private bathroom with shower. Three more of the bedrooms are double bedrooms with twin beds, and have private bathrooms with showers. The last bedroom is a double bedroom with queen size beds, and has a private bathroom with shower.
A patio outside connects the main house to an annex. The annex has a Kitchenette with dishwasher, a large table, and a sofa area with an enormous fireplace. Three arched windows in the annex give a magnificent view of the Val d'Orcia.
Outdoors there is a private rectangular swimming pool (6 x 12 meters), as well as surrounding lawns that are expansive and decorated with fruit and lemon trees. There is as well an area dedicated to herbs and aromatic plants.
Maid service is 2 hours daily with linen change twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday). Daily cleaning of the pool and a gardening service is also provided. This incredible 1000 year old abbey was purchased several years ago by a progressive, forward thinking Italian family. They have now successfully accomplished their vision to restore the broken down buildings and have turned the property into a near paradise where visitors from around the world can come together to work, study, rest, and be refreshed. Established in 1085 by Benedictine monks, the abbey was devoted to study, meditation and farming, and includes over 2500 acres of the most pristine natural landscape including a huge band of forest, cultivated fields, pastures, horse paddocks, lakes, and the incredibly beautiful Val d'Orcia valley. In the Province of Siena and just about half way between Florence and Rome, it's an ideal location to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany and still be relatively close to these major cities. The estate includes the main abbey with meeting and conference rooms, a cooking school, a lovely chapel for weddings and other religious occasions, and catering services. A few steps from the abbey is a converted mill that offers accommodations for up to 25 people in individual suites that enjoy a nice view over the lake as well as hills, woods and fields with horse paddocks. These can be rented by the night for additional guests and personal staff. Scattered across the lovely and serene landscape are 11 independent and private villas, originally built between 1400 and 1900, totally restored and with their own private pool and breathtaking views.Read more
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