Pienza Villa Rental Photos and Description
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
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
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