PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Careful renovation has transformed a rural building, originally a wool manufactory dating back to the 18th century, into a refined country house in the local traditional style, characterized indoors by top quality fittings, elegant furniture and suffused with a warm family atmosphere. Spacious common living areas, both outdoors and indoors, and cosy bedrooms, each with private bathroom, make it particularly suitable for large groups of friends or families with children. Situated on a hill, in the border area between Umbria and Tuscany, a few kilometres from the attractive little towns of San Casciano dei Bagni and CittĂ della Pieve, Battilana is surrounded by wonderfully harmonious nature: from the well-kept garden and infinity pool, the pride of the property, you have a great view stretching over the countryside, of rugged Monte Cetona, in the north-west, towering above the Val di Chiana in the area south of Siena, with its sequence of stupendous medieval villages, while towards the east can be seen the neighbouring Umbrian towns of Montegabbione and Monteleone d'Orvieto. A unique context in which to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere surrounding this property, from which it is easy to move, thanks to the excellent road links (the Autostrada del Sole is just 6 km away), to explore the many tourist spots like Orvieto, Chiusi, Cortona, Cetona, Montepulciano, Pienza, the Val d'Orcia, Siena and many others. About 4km away from the property, on top of a hill, lies the fenced-in village-castle of Salci, dating back to about 1200, which, thanks to its strategic position it was in the course of its long history, the subject of a lively past disputes and contentions by the neighboring countries. NO SMOKERS HOUSE. Please Note: when the property is rented in this solution no other guests will be present on site.
MAIN HOUSE. The house has two floors, connected internally and externally by a terracotta staircase leading up to a little panoramic terrace which gives access to the first floor. The main entrance on the ground floor leads into the living area, an open-plan area consisting of a spacious living room with sitting area, TV area, dining area and fully-equipped rustic kitchen, facing the portico. The ground floor is completed by a guest bathroom. A wooden staircase leads up to the top floor, consisting of a further sitting room with independant entrance, connected to two double bedrooms, both with private bathroom with shower. ANNEX. Just 5 m from the main house, this structure consists of 2 double bedrooms (one has dividable bed), each with private entrance and private bathroom with shower. All the rooms have French Windows facing onto the pergola.
The house stands in a 13-hectare estate, most of which is covered with woodland, arable land and olive groves. At the end of the driveway leading to the parking area is a well-kept garden of about 4000 square metres, with large areas of lawn dotted with cypresses, olives and many types of fruit tree and colourful lavender, rosemary and rose bushes. Guests are welcomed by a majestic shady oak at the entrance. In this inviting framework various outdoor areas have been set up: perfect for relaxing, like the seating area in front of the main house or the panoramic terraces, for alfresco dining, like the portico covered with fragrant jasmine in front of the kitchen and the romantic pergola next to the annex, cloaked in wisteria, with a brick-in work surface with, sink, barbecue and wood oven.
Facing south, in a super panoramic position, overlooking the green countryside and neighbouring villages, the large infinity pool is set in a quiet corner of the park, about 30 m from the house, surrounded by shady olive trees and colourful blooms. The rectangular pool, with white mosaic lining and Roman steps, measures 10 x 17 m with the depth ranging from 1.60 m to 2.50 m. Along the perimeter of the pool, paved in terracotta, and in the surrounding lawn area, is the solarium equipped with sunbeds, deckchairs and umbrella. The seating area in the gazebo, covered in climbing roses and wisteria, is the perfect place for relaxing and resting in the shade. The pool is purified with chlorine, has internal lighting and a hot and cold-water shower. It is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.
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To be paid at the time of booking: 30% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price (and not on the possible discounted price), plus 5,9% of the total of the reservation for the EV Commissions (which include costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, Europ Assistance insurance policy for Cancellation expensTripAdvisor property ID 4894487...Read more
Thanks to its location in an area straddling the lush region of Umbria and charming Tuscany, the property is the perfect departure point for exploring the most important historical and cultural centres of the two regions. Equidistant are beautiful Citta della Pieve, ancient town of Etruscan origins, and San Casciano dei Bagni which, besides being an evocative borgo full of monuments and churches, is one of the most renowned spa and wellness centres in Tuscany (there are more than 46 hot springs). The proximity to the A1 motorway, with the Fabro exit just 6 km away, and the railway station of Fabro, on the Rome-Florence line, about 10 minutes from the property, permits short trips to places such as Cortona, Montepulciano, Orvieto, Siena etc.. Fabro is also a shopping centre with all services, shops and supermarkets. The nearest airports are Perugia (75 km), Florence (163 km) and Rome (177 km). The property stands in an area of great scenic and natural interest, with the Val d'Orcia Natural Artistic and Cultural Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Archaeological Park of Monte Cetona and the Nature Reserve of Monte Rufeno.
Airport: Perugia 75km, Firenze 150km, Roma Fiumicino 177km, Pisa 227km, Milano Malpensa 494km
Train station: Fabro Scalo 7,4km
Highways: A1 exit Fabro 6km
Shops and services: Palazzone 5km, Fabro 7km, CittĂ della Pieve 11km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian sea - Porto Santo Stefano 127km
Access roads: 4,5km of unpaved road in good conditions
Attractions within 100 km: Orvieto 41km, Perugia 46km, CittĂ della Pieve 11km, San Casciano dei Bagni 13km, Cetona 16km, Chiusi 19km, Riserva Naturale del Monte Rufeno 21km, Chianciano Terme 31km, Castiglion del Lago 36km, Lago Trasimeno 37km, Montepulciano 49km, Cortona 55km, Pienza 59km, Montalcino 76km, Todi 66km, Siena 100km
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