Just out of the fortified town of Monticchiello, in the heart of the Val D'Orcia, one finds this typical Tuscan-Sienese farmhouse surrounded by vineyards, recently restored and refurbished to become a luxury villa. The house is characterized by a central squared unit, whose windows offer a panoramic 360° view of the valley. The ground floor hosts the beautiful kitchen, reminiscent of an old Tuscan cucina. No kitchen accoutrement is missing: two stoves with five hobs, two ovens, two dishwashers and a huge American refrigerator. Adjacent to a modern steel sink is an ancient stone washbasin. A larder is also provided. The dining area is characterized by a large Tuscan tailor-table which seats 16 people, a beautiful red sideboard featuring crockery, and a hearth made of ancient cotto tiles useful for cooking or eating next to the fireplace according to an old countryside tradition. Just off the dining room is a lounge with period furnishings, where one may relax and watch TV or listen to music. Adjacent to the lounge is a bathroom with a period 19th century bath. Within view is the entrance to the winter garden, the central gathering place of the farmhouse. This large room has three wide windows commanding a breathtaking view, large flower cases with numerous plants, two sofas and a billiard table. A stunning ancient glass door opens to the cellar equipped for tasting and producing wine and olive oil, the fruits of the farmhouse. A stone staircase leads to the four double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom. Every room and every bath has a dominant color scheme created by mixing the local coloring earth and lime. A study and another kitchen with fireplace complete this floor. A staircase provides access to the second and last floor, the Mansard, consisting of two large bedrooms and one bathroom. Outdoor there is a big arch with a table for dining al fresco, an oven and a barbecue. A fitting room is equipped with a large Jacuzzi, in which one can relax while enjoying the surrounding landscape. The annex on the threshing floor has two bedrooms with en suite bathroom, in close proximity to a 7 x 10 meter swimming pool. The jewel of the farmhouse is an attractive path between the oaks of the estate where one may take a rest in the shadows and enjoy the owners' collection of large stones sculpted by a local artist. Bath and bed linens are changed twice a week. The rates include 3 hours daily cleaning. Extra costs: Chef € 25,00 per person booking is required); Extra bed: € 10 per night. Special rates for groups of 12 people maximum (two double bedrooms will be locked). Animals are not allowed.
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