Located in one of the most picturesque areas of Tuscany, you have the best of both worlds - a very nice village outside your front door that offers all the conveniences of town living while the back of the house has a private country house feeling and looks out over the beautiful country landscape of an area known as Le Crete. Villa Contenta has beautiful grounds and unbelievable views of the Siena countryside.
While the town is quite intimate, it has all the necessities you need to settle in for a long stay, including a coffee bar, two truffle and wine bars, a pharmacy, post office, supermarket, bank and characteristic shops such as a butcher and a baker, a gourmet restaurant along with weekly markets and a Tartuffo museum. A recent article in THE NEW YORK TIMES featured this town and museum which now brings tourists to this sleepy town, but your house is on a quiet street and once you open the gate to house, you find the quiet and peacefulness of a country home. There are many things to do in this area. Explore the small villages of Montisi, Asciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Buonconvento, Bagno Vignoni or take easy day trips to Siena, Lake Trasimeno, Assisi, Perugia, Florence, San Gimignano, Bormarzo, Mount Amiata or the Maremma.
This large and spacious villa dates back to the 15th century and sits opposite an ancient castle that now has one of the best restaurants in the area. A large sunny terrace and expansive garden overlook the spectacular Tuscan countryside. Situated on a hilltop with views of the Asso River and sweeping landscapes, the villa was originally built as a 15th century palace and was at one time owned by the Bishop of Pienza and members of the noble Sienese family, Montepulciano. The current family has owned Villa Contenta for over 100 years. Beautifully furnished and elegantly appointed, you will truly feel Under the Tuscan Sun! Can be rented with Casa Federica, which is on the adjoining property and separated by a privacy fence and a large gate for a total of twenty-one guests. See TS49 Bella Caterina for details!
Ground Floor: Enter the house through a beautiful formal 19th century garden. The foyer leads to two living rooms and two dining rooms, one of which leads out to a large sunny terrace which expands your living space with a large dining table and chairs. There is a fully equipped galley kitchen, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with showers and ancient frescoes on the ceiling), a twin bedroom with adjacent bathroom with tub and a single bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower on this floor. Another bathroom with shower on the ground floor is used by the double/twin bedroom on the mezzanine level.
First Floor: Three double bedrooms, a double/twin bedroom and three bathrooms with showers.
The large swimming pool is edged with a lovely garden and views too spectacular to describe. A nearby changing room with half bath and tables, chairs and umbrellas create an outdoor living area designed by Mother Nature.
1 Double Bedroom with en suite bathroom1 Single Bedroom with en suite bathroom3 Double Bedrooms2 Double/Twin Bedrooms1 Twin Bedroom
5 Bathroom with Shower2 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)1 Half Bath
DISTANCE TO PARKING: 150 metersNEAREST AIRPORT: Florence,120kmNEAREST TRAIN STATION: Buonconvento and Asciano 15km,Montepulciano 30km, Siena 41km, Chiusi 58kmCITIES AND TOWNS: Montisi 7km, Asciano 13km, Pienza and Montalcino 19km, Montepulciano 30km, Siena 41km, Florence 120km, Rome 209km, Venice 364km, Milan 400km SERVICES: Supermarket, Bakery, Bar (Coffee Shop), Wine Shop, Restaurant, Pharmacy right in the Village, Tennis 8km