LUXURY TUSCAN VILLA, HEATED POOL, SUPERB VIEWS, UNDERFLOOR COOLING

Dr John Salt

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURY TUSCAN VILLA, HEATED POOL, SUPERB VIEWS, UNDERFLOOR COOLING

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5 double bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, lovely gardens, max 8 people, children 8 yrs+

Surrounded by lovely gardens in 25 hectares (62 acres) of unspoilt, peaceful woodland, olive groves and farmland, a beautifully restored spacious & luxurious old farmhouse in a dramatic position on a south facing hillside with spectacular views of the Val d'Orcia, now an UNESCO World Heritage site. The house is finished to a very high standard with hand-made terracotta tiled floors, antique furniture, a super large kitchen and other modern comforts including underfloor heating and cooling systems, and well-appointed bathrooms with excellent showers. The windows have integral insect screens. Meals can be enjoyed outside relaxing in beautiful settings including the two courtyards and there are lots of quiet places to sit and read. The 6 x 12 m heated pool with electric cover is surrounded by travertine paving with plenty of space for teak sunbeds under large sunshades. For the energetic there is table tennis and and badminton. Pool maintenance and house cleaning are included. For more information see www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com

Further information about the house: Ground floor: Double doors open to large entrance hall with wood burning stove. Large sitting room with open fireplace & doors to courtyard from which steps lead to garden and pool area. Dining room with table seating up to 14 & doors to second courtyard. Large extremely well-equipped kitchen with 2 full-sized ovens, combination microwave oven, large 5 ring induction hob, double sink, vegetable preparation sink, dishwasher, electric espresso machine & food processor. TV room with 50 inch TV. Sonos wireless sound system, iPod docking station. Laundry room with washing machine & drying area. Cloakroom with WC & basin.

First floor: 5 bedrooms, all with ceiling fans: 3 bedrooms with large double beds (160 x 200 cm) and 2 bedrooms each with a pair of single beds. 5 bathrooms: 4 are en-suite, 3 with showers,1 with bath & 1 with bath & separate shower. Second sitting room / loggia with wood burning stove.

The underfloor heating system can also cool the house in the summer. Windows are double glazed with integral insect screens.

Further information about the house: The house has recently completed a total restoration, rescuing it from dereliction & near collapse. Situated in 25 hectares of its own secluded land which includes woodland, a 700 tree olive grove & open fields, there is an abundance of wildlife. You may not see a wild boar but they are there! You probably will see porcupines, hares & deer, and the numerous birds include large birds of prey. The land has not been intensively farmed and there are masses of wild flowers. Terraced landscaped gardens lead down to the heated pool (approx 1.5m deep), which has an electric cover. There is plenty of flat space for badminton and table tennis and there are lots of quiet and secluded spots to sit and read or chat over a glass of wine while looking out at the sweeping views of the Val d'Orcia. The ancient brick-lined wood oven has also been restored. The house is at the end of a 2.5 km (1.5 miles) dirt road (strada bianca) maintained in good condition and there is plenty of space for parking.

Location: Pienza and Montepulciano are world famous perfect Renaissance towns, with a good range of shops for food, wine, cheese and other supplies as well as artisan shops and workshops and excellent restaurants and bars. The Val d'Orcia is unspoilt and much less developed than some other parts of Tuscany and its UNESCO World Heritage status ensures that it is protected from future development. Monticchiello, Montefollonico, Castelmuzio, Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico are only some examples of lovely little nearby towns and villages with excellent restaurants. Wine lovers can visit Montalcino and Montepulciano, those needing pampering can chill out at thermal baths in Bagno Vignoni or Bagni San Filippo, while Siena and Florence are easily accessible. There are concerts (classical, brass band, jazz, modern), opera, art shows,and a host of other events throughout the area, mainly in the summer months. For more information see also: www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Dr John Salt (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks french, italian, english

About Dr John Salt

We are 2 London doctors who bought this lovely old farmhouse in a derelict state in 2005. The total restoration of the house and gardens was completed in June 2012.

Dr John Salt purchased this villa in 2005

Why Dr John Salt chose Pienza

It is a magical old house in a dramatic position overlooking the Val d'Orcia which is one of the loveliest and most unspoilt parts of Tuscany. It was a perfect restoration project in the UNESCO world heritage area.

What makes this villa unique

The house is surrounded by forest, open fields and olive groves in glorious countryside with stunning views and abundant wildlife. It is close to gems such as Pienza, Monticchiello and Montepulciano. Being a World Heritage site, the Val d'Orcia is protected from development. For more information see www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Pienza Val d'Orcia - Amiata
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Beautiful Villa with Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5
As beautiful as the pictures are on the internet of this villa it is even more spectacular in person. The villa is immaculate and decorated lovely. I thought the kitchen was larger than it looked on the pictures on this website as well as the bedrooms. I don't think you can find a more gorgeous view than the one from this special villa. The owners were lovely to deal with, and very informative. We actually got to meet them and they were as lovely in person as I thought they would be. The housekeeper, Samuela, is an absolute jewel. Definitely have her cook you a meal or two for you. Mario, the gardener, keeps the gardens and grounds looking pristine. .We spent two weeks there. There are many wonderful towns to visit on day trips from the villa. Don't miss Cortona and Sienna.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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One Of the Most Beautiful Homes We've Ever Stayed In!

One Of the Most Beautiful Homes We've Ever Stayed In!
  • 5 of 5
We have rented VRBO homes all over the US and Europe, and also rent out a vacation home of our own on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We always have high expectations of the homes we rent. This villa was perfect in every way: our always friendly and informative emails and phone conversations with owners who care about their guests; the location of the home sitting in a private location at the top of a hill (the views are incredible, yet the house easy to reach by car and close to two great towns!! Important to ask in Tuscany!); a very friendly, helpful and unintrusive housekeeper and gardener (make sure to ask Samuela and her mom to cook for you one night, they do a great job!); the stunning pool; the professionally-decorated, warm and wonderful interior of the home; the basics throughout the home from blankets to candles to iPod speakers to kitchen items. Perfection and very highly-recommended! We hope to stay again!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5
This is the third villa we've rented in Italy and it is by far the best. This property is has magnificent views, a wonderful kitchen and every room has great design and details. We had a family vacation and also hired the chef Alessandro who did a private dinner for us as well as a cooking class with lunch on the patio. Samuela takes great care of the house on a daily basis. This was one of our best vacations ever!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
My family rented this villa in early May and we were all thrilled with the entire experience! The villa is beautiful and very comfortable. The owners did a wonderful job renovating. We all felt very at home. The staff were also amazing making sure we had everything we needed at the villa and for our experience in Tuscany. There was a wealth of information about the area (restaurants, wineries, bike rentals, place to see, etc) and the owners checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. The location of the villa is perfect for a base camp and for traveling to the different hillside towns. It is also a beautiful place to relax and enjoy some downtime. We spent our days exploring and our evenings enjoying the comforts of the villa and cooking in the amazing kitchen. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. We hope to return someday soon and I highly recommend this villa to anyone going on a Tuscan holiday!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Amazing Tuscan Experience!!

  • 5 of 5
This 5 bedroom villa exceeded the expectations by its overall quality, its location /views and the service provided by its staff. We were three adult couples traveling for 3 weeks in Italy and by far our Tuscan experience were the most memorable days of our holiday. The villa is located within easy driving distances to all of the "hill towns" and wineries and as such the villa was a welcoming and relaxing site after our daily excursions. The quality of the villa's renovations and furnishings made you feel as if you were at a 5 star property. The property's service staff included Samuela who we found most delightful and made every effort to make our stay perfect. She is also a great cook. The grounds surrounding the villa are perfectly maintained by the property's gardener and the views from every vantage point are breathtaking. I believe all of us, when we return to Tuscany again, would not hesitate to rent this villa again but next time we will stay longer!!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Superb!

  • 5 of 5
Our second stay at this elegantly restored property far exceeded our memories. The house has all the style and grace of the finest Tuscan villa, plus the comforts to match. The views and vistas in every direction are to die for. There's a first-rate modern kitchen for anyone who likes to cook, and the nearby towns feature wonderful markets, lovely shops and memorable restaurants. It's a cheese-and-wine-lover's paradise. And a quick dip in the pool will vanquish any ills! Surely the phrase "la dolce vita" was coined for just such a place. We shall return! G & A, 2013
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Perugia, then Florence, Rome, Pisa, Bologna
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Chiusi Chianciano
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Bettolle Val di Chiana, (A1)
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Castiglione di Lago
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Kilometres
Montepulciano
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Golf
49 Kilometres
Panicale
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Santo Pietro
Car: necessary

Situated between Pienza (8.5km) and Montepulciano (7.5km), both Renaissance gems, in the heart of the outstandingly beautiful Val d'Orcia, the house is perfectly sited to explore the Val d'Orcia and is also within easy car distance of other destinations such as Florence (110km), Siena (70km), Perugia (85km) and Orvieto (85km). Bagno Vignoni (27 km, thermal baths and spa), Montalcino (34 km, Brunello wine production), Monte Amiata (50 km, mountain walking, winter skiing), Castiglione di Lago (35 km, lake, water sports), are closer to home. There are many excellent restaurants within 15 minutes drive, in Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello, and Montefollonico, as well as further afield. There are thermal baths and spas at Bagno Vignoni, Montepulciano, Bagni San Filippo, and San Casciano dei Bagni. Chiusi (30 min drive) is on the main rail line with direct trains to Florence and Rome and is also an access point on the A1 autostrada from Rome to Florence, as is Bettolle (20 min), so day trips to both cities are easy by train or car. Large supermarkets are in Montepulciano, Sinalunga and Chiusi.

Other Activities: ballooning, cooking classes, cycling, walking, concerts, opera, wine tours.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Pienza Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid 3
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£4,100
 
 
Low 2
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
 
 
Low 1
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
 
 
1
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
 
 
2
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
 
 
3
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
 
 
4
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
 
 
5
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£5,200
 
 
6
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,750
 
 
7
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,250
 
 
8
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
 
 
9
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £1,000
Notes Charges cover hot water and electricity, pool & house cleaning. High quality bed & bath linen & pool towels supplied & changed weekly. Household items such as laundry & dishwasher detergent, toilet paper, kitchen towel, cleaning items, etc. supplied. Not included: Fuel for central heating, house cooling and pool heating.
30% of the rent is required at booking and the balance plus a security deposit of £1,000 is due 8 weeks before start of rental period.
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Amenities

Amenities

Pienza Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 410 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
Kitchen:
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bath with overhead shower, WC, bidet, basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Large shower, WC, bidet, double washbasin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Large shower, WC, bidet, double washbasin
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Ground floor cloakroom with WC and washbasin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Bath, separate large shower enclosure, WC, bidet, washbasin
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Shower room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • The bathrooms and shower rooms have high quality fittings, excellent lighting, ample storage space for toiletries, generous well-lit mirrors and powerful showers. Two of the bathrooms have double basins. Bath linen is of high quality.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling fan
  • 3 double bedrooms with large (160cm x 200cm) double beds. 2 double bedrooms, each with a pair of single beds. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans, hand-made wrought iron beds, good mattresses, generous attractive lighting and mirrors, spacious wardrobes and plenty of hanging and other storage space for clothes. 4 bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms or bathrooms. The fifth bedroom has its own separate bathroom with bath and large shower enclosure. The bed linen and proper comfortable down pillows are of high quality. There is a hair-dryer in each bedroom and there are integral insect screens and internal shutters on the windows. Although the house can sleep 10 people, only a maximum of 8 people may stay. More information at: www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
The house has underfloor central heating. In hot weather, the underfloor system can also cool the house. The large kitchen is extremely well equipped and has plenty of space for communal cooking and chatting. Children under the age of 8 years are not accepted and smoking in the house is not permitted. For further information see: www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com
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