TORRE ANDREANA CHARMING ANCIENT WATCH TOWER WITH PANORAMIC SWIMMING POOL

Brando Mazzolai

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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TORRE ANDREANA CHARMING ANCIENT WATCH TOWER WITH PANORAMIC SWIMMING POOL

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4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 11

The farmhouse has a composite structure. Its oldest part is the watching tower with a scarp wall. It was built in the ancient times by the Republic of Siena.

The farmhouse has been completely restored in 2009, according to the principles of bio-architecture; employing building materials such as bricks, slaked lime, wood; walls have been insulated by using cork; the heating system works with bio-masses and solar cells provide hot water. Our hosts will thus enjoy a stay in a healthy structure which takes care for the environment granting at the same time all the comforts required.

It is our desire to make our guests feel at home, in a warm atmosphere. The large open areas will allow a holiday in contact with nature.

Val d'Orcia Park: The territory of the Val d'Orcia is made up, mainly of a hilly landscape with gently rolling hills and valleys typical of the Sienese Crete and a rich variety of vegetation. The river Orcia springs from a gorge and winds its way across the valley.

Erosion of the soil has played a major role in the formation of the landscape with the clay soil laid bare and forming craggy badlands known as calanchi and clay knolls otherwise called biancane or mammelloni.

The tree species found throughout the area are the holm oak, turkey oak and downy oak which cover the territory in woodlands which become thicker towards the Maremma. However the tree which has become a symbol of the Val d'Orcia is the cypress.

The Val d’Orcia is also home to a large variety of wildlife such as the porcupine, badger, beech marten, polecat, weasel, fox, and wild boar. It is an ornithologist’s paradise with the barn owl, eagle owl and little owl, as well as birds of prey such as the buzzard, harrier eagle and kestrel.

Pienza: Small jewel of the Renaissance in the heart in Tuscany, to the center of one of the most beautiful zones in Italy and richer than treasures of art, it owes his name and his fame to Enea Silvio Piccolomini become famous as Pious II. Big part of its more beautiful architecture was made to realize really from Pious Pope II among 1459 and 1462 that is called to work to Pienza one of the most famous architects of the epoch, Bernard Rossellino, turning the suburb native of Corsignano into a splendid Renaissance town, exceptional example of architecture and urbanism fifteenth-century.

Pienza, declared by the Unesco world patrimony of the humanity for the importance of his monuments and his urban order, it also constitutes, an ideal destination for a brief stay, a relaxing vacation between culture and gastronomy, to the center of a territory for big part still uncontaminated.

Montepulciano: The city a very particular configuration: it is constructed along a geological ridge running down from the highest point. Today we find an extremely long main street leading from the Porta al Prato to the Piazza Grande. The houses are organised around this main street ina series of perpendicular short, narrow lanes- often extremely steep. The most important buildings are practically all on the main street, presenting a long procession of facades, almost an 'exhibition'of high level architectural design. There have been tho mai periods of architectural significance in Montepulciano, the XVI Century, and those years bridging the XVII and XVIII Centuries.

The costruction outside the gates of the imposing 'Temple' of San Biagio, on a projects of Antonio da Sangallo il Vecchio create a 'Style' taken up by most of the master builders, it inspires the palaces of the Avignonesi, Cocconi Cervini, Gagnoni-Grugni, Contucci and Tarugi, to mention only the main names.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Brando Mazzolai (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks french, italian, english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Torre Andreana charming ancient watch tower with panoramic swimming pool
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Torre Andreana charming ancient watch tower with panoramic swimming pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292240
+39 3283188890
Pienza Val d'Orcia - Amiata
5

Wonderful Tuscan experience!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful farmhouse was our dream base for our family holiday in Tuscany. Carla, Franco and the dog Rambo made us feel very welcome and no request was too much trouble. The immaculately restored farmhouse was a pleasure to stay in. It was very well equipped and meticulously cared for. With the vegetable garden and pool at our disposal we had no need to leave the house and gardens apart from the other Tuscan delights calling us.
The house is set up cleverly allowing 3 to 4 couples / families to be accommodated with privacy and their own bathroom.
As the house is a little hidden down an unpaved road it takes a bit of initial finding. The upside is of course the peace and tranquillity which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Our stay here left us all relaxed and revitalised and we hope that one day we can return.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Torre Andreana charming ancient watch tower with panoramic swimming pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292240
+39 3283188890
Pienza Val d'Orcia - Amiata
Littleton, Colorado, USA
5

Location, Location, Location!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
4 couples stayed here and we could not have been happier!! The owners went above and beyond all of our expectations. We were 5 minutes from my favorite hilltop village of all time - Mutipulciano and near Multichino. Both with the best wines in the region!!!!

We were greeted with local wine, olive oil, baked goods and fresh flowers by the hosts. Thank you for an amazing visit!!!!
Anne and Tom
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Torre Andreana charming ancient watch tower with panoramic swimming pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292240
+39 3283188890
Pienza Val d'Orcia - Amiata
Littleton, Colorado
5

Unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this lovely farmhouse couldn't have been better. The proprietors, Franco and Carla, were warm and eager to make our stay as pleasant as possible. When we arrived, Carla's mother had made gorgeous flower arrangements everywhere we turned and a huge, homemade torte that lasted almost the entire week. The house and acreage were like a dream; each bedroom/bath was cozy and comfortable. Then, when I forgot my I Pad there, Franco and Carla were quick to get it back to me. I highly recommend experiencing this friendly, gorgeous place.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Chiusi Chianciano Terme
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Castiglion della Pescaia
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Bettolle
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Montepulciano
Car: necessary

Torre Andreana has a strategic location. It is at nearly the same distance from three touristic famous places: Pienza, Montepulciano and Chianciano Terme. It is located at the northern bound of the Artistic and Natural Park of the Val d'Orcia close to Castelluccio di Pienza on the top of a hill overlooking the beautiful country all around.

From the windows of the farm it is possible to enjoy the splendid view of Val di Chiana, and the country road which leads to the farm across the woods offers splendid views of the Valdorcia and Monte Amiata.

The swimming pool has been accurately planned to insert it in the rural landscape: this is the reason why it looks like the old local troughs which were often built for cows and sheeps. As well as the large pool 12 mt. long, there is a small one with shallow water, sittings and a little waterfall which is especially appropriate to relax. Decks chairs and sun umbrellas offer the guests comfortable seats to sunbathe and relax.

Other Activities: It is our will to offer the guests various services in order to make their stay a pleasant and happy experience. As owners of the farm we are particularly concerned about the welfare of our guests.

At the same time there are also communThe agriturism does not have a proper restaurant although we usually offer guests tastings of our products and of the other farms in the nearby. Moreover guests are invited to have dinner with us and share the typical Tuscan dish of the day we prepare, without choosing from a menu. A visit to our orchard is particularly appreciated and there you can also pickup fruit and vegetables of the season.

It is possible to book a car service from Chiusi or Montepulciano rail-station, and you can also hire a car/motorbike from a local car hire company at special prices. If you are interested in the seasonal works of the farm: picking up fruit and olives just ask, we can suggest you the right time to come.

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Availability & Rates

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Pienza Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle season
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 24 2014
4 night minimum stay
€450
€2,500
 
 
Low season
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€400
€2,200
 
 
Middle season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
€450
€2,400
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Pienza Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Grey Water System
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom La Torre - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Batthroom La Capriata - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom La Grancia - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom Il Granaio - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • La Torre - 1 queen , 1 double
    La Capriata - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    La Grancia - 1 king
    Il Granaio - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have independent entrance, beamed ceiling, terra cotta floors and bathroom en suite. The largest bedrooms have log fireplaces which you will appreciate in your intimate moments, curled up on the sofa, in winter evenings or in the cool spring and autumn days. All the bedrooms have their own open space equipped with garden furniture to relax in the shadow.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
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