Very exclusive, characteristic, beautifully restored farmhouse with private pool and breathtaking views near Montalcino.
This is truly a dream villa. During your stay in this luxurious and beautifully restored farmhouse you will find yourself as if in paradise. With breathtaking views towards Sant'Anna in the east, location of the film The English Patient, and in the direction of Montalcino in the west, you will enjoy a romantic sunset while relaxing in the nice pool. Canadian guests have even said that it is almost impossible to find superlatives to describe this villa, you have to experience it for yourself!
Every detail in the house has been thought about. The decorations and furnishings create a warm atmosphere. Very comfortable sofas and armchairs and many antique masterpieces. The furniture is mostly French and English. In the master bedroom there is the high drawer from the time of George III (1780) and other furniture in the corner from the time of Louis XIII (1630). In the dining room stands the long sideboard from the time of Louis XIV (1680) and the cabinet from the time of Louis XV. The salon has a George III card table and desk, while the long sideboard dates from the time of Louis XV. The master bedroom is 50 m² and has a private sitting area. From every window and every place in the garden there are superb views over the Tuscan rolling hills.
The 2 guest houses breathe the same atmosphere, each guest house has a living room and a double bedroom, but if desired, the living room can be made as a 1 single bedroom.
The main house of 300m² is arranged on two floors. On the ground floor there is a large drawing room with 2 sitting corners, one in front of the large fire. Reading/television room with sitting area. Dining room with table with seats up to 12 to 14. Fully equipped, luxury kitchen with two ovens, 6 gas ring burners, microwave, fire place for cooking, American fridge and dining table with seats 8.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms with bathrooms en suite. The master bedroom has its own sitting area (10m x 5m). Two bathrooms with a bathtub.
The two guesthouses each has a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette for making coffee or thee. On reuqest the living room can be arranged as a bedroom for one person.
The maximum number of guests is therefore 12, and if only 5 bedrooms are required, each guesthouse can be arranged to be self-contained as a one bedroom and one drawing room house. Every room of the guesthouse has its own entrance.
The estate measures 2.3 hectares with lawns surrounding the house and an aromatic herb garden on the east side. There is garden furniture and the pergolasare covered by grapes and kiwi fruit. The pool is 17m x 4m lined with travertine with a second small pool below a waterfall and lies in the middle of the main house and the guesthouses. The rest of the land has olive trees, fruit trees and an oak wood at the lower part of the terrain. The farmhouse has wonderful panoramic views to Sant’Anna to the east (where The English Patient was filmed) and Montalcino to the west. There is a stone oven at the side of one of the guesthouses where you can make delicious “Pizza a legna” (Pizza in a wood oven).
Facilities and relaxation
The largest and best food store is in Sinalunga. It has a fresh fish counter – the only other fish is a shop in San Querico.
Bread – the local bakery is at San Giovanni. They say that they never close.
Horse riding centre is located 10 minutes drive away.
Italian cookery classes can be arranged at the house on request.
Art classes can be arranged, given sufficient notice, together with wine-tasting tours and cultural / art history tours to Siena and other centres.
A cook can be arranged on request at approx € 15 euro per hour.
At the upscale end of the restaurants, our favourite is Il Castello one Michelin rosette about 10 minutes the other side of Montalcino. It is in a beautiful castle set in the Banfi wine estate – open for dinner, but there is wine tasting and a lunch place there as well. Also of note is Il Falconiere near Cortona which produces excellent wines as well. Other beautiful upscale restaurants are La Chiusa in Montefollonica and Amarosa outside Sinalunga, set in a wonderful borgo.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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