Built in 1840 the property is a fine example of a Tuscan country villa situated with its farm buildings on a plateau atop a ridge of hills at 500 m, with a wide park-like expanse of lawn and garden circled by woods in 15 hectares. The buildings, which have been lovingly restored without altering their original characteristics, provide a high standard of furnishings and fittings and decorations are carefully chosen using warm colours that compliment the locally made furniture. Once the country villa of the owner of vast tracts of land and farms in the Montagnola area, the spacious rooms on the top floor all have windows to the peace of the cou...ntryside.
As tradition would have it the main accommodation is located on the first floor reached via a staircase up to a splendid furnished open loggia facing south whose wide arched windows allow a view of the lawn and pool area. Off the loggia one door leads into a country kitchen with marble-topped table. A hallway off the kitchen leads to a double and a twin/double bedroom, each with an ensuite shower room. From the loggia another door leads to a very large living/dining room which has sofas in front of a Tuscan fireplace, a table for 10 and a corner. From the living room, a corridor leads to three additional bedrooms, each with its own shower room.
While the vast lawns and sheltering trees ensure wonderful outdoor meals and the sunbeds around the decked pool is but a stroll away, Siena is only 20 mins away and many other major Tuscan attractions are nearby. Close to hand is Pievescola which annually celebrates the porcini mushrooms so plentiful in the surrounding woods, and in medieval walled cities there is the crystal of Colle Val d'Elsa, the towers of San Gimignano, the protected cloister of Torri and many other marvels to discover. For more energetic types there are mountain bikes available, table tennis, volleyball and various walks in the surrounding woods. Birdsong fills the air and you may spot some of the local wildlife such as deer, foxes and wild boar - although as the property is fenced they will not come too close!
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