*** VILLA BANDITELLO ***
6 people, about 1405 sf., restored in 1999, enjoys a splendid view towards south and west with large hay for sitting outside.
A three entrance ground floor, with French windows to the garden, has a brightly and well-equipped kitchen (gas machine with oven, fridge, fire place-barbecue), with storeroom besides. The kitchen leads into a two-room lounge with a Tuscan fireplace at one end, furnished with antique pieces of furniture and many sofas and armchairs. A small toilet is available at ground floor.
Stone steps take to first floor, which has a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (tub) and splendid view over Montepulciano valley. Other two twin bedrooms share a bathroom with shower. Wrought iron beds, old rustic furniture, small wooden toilet mirrors, doors and in wall-wardrobes have been chosen according Tuscan country tradition. The house is airy and bright all day long. Panoramic space outside equipped with chaises-longues and iron-made chairs and table.
Fully equipped for six: in the kitchen, for dining, in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Barbecues in the kitchen. Drinkable water from public utility, instant hot water, telephone, central heating (!!). Baby cots and high chairs. WI-FI.
(!!) HEATING: IS ESTIMATED FOR ABOUT € 2,5 PER HOUR. CHECK WITH OWNER BEFORE BOOKING.
*** THE PROPERTY ***
Villa BANDITELLO is one of the 2 stone farmhouses - the other one is named MULINELLO - part of the ‘Podere' (farm) Capanne di Sopra. The two houses have been restored in accordance with Tuscan traditions, and carefully furnished with owner's family pieces. The two houses, although closed one another, are independent and assure absolutely privacy to residents.
The property is located 1.3 kms from the hamlet of Montefollonico. In a quiet country setting, the site enjoys the unmatched skyline of Montepulciano, with its masterpiece temple of San Biagio, Val d’Orcia's hilly border and top of Mount Amiata.
At 450 meters of altitude, it covers a 5 hectares hilly surface, with an olive grove and a small vineyard, which give an “extravergine” olive oil, and a Chianti Colli Senesi red wine.
*** THE SPOT ***
To preserve the character of the site, the owners chose not to build any swimming pool. In any city nearby there is a public swimming pool: Montepulciano, Bettolle, Sant’ Albino, etc.
Some 400 meters from the paved road, which takes in some 1,3 km to Montefollonico, the site remains secluded while accessible only via a private and not-often used driveway, ensuring that you will be staying undisturbed, in the midst of olive groves, vineyards and woods. You need a car to get there. A parking area is available in the property.
Historical and cultural sites nearby include Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Chiusi, Monte San Savino, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno which are all within 75 minutes’ drive. The thermal spas and bathing at Chianciano, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Rapolano are no more than half an hour's drive away, and three swimming pools within 10 kilometers.
Montefollonico provides basic services ( food shops, bank, pharmacy, restaurants, and sport bar); Montepulciano is 7 km drive, Torrita di Siena is at 5 km. Take A1 Highway ( Autostrada del sole) and leave it at Val di Chiana or Chiusi exit. Then you need about half an hour drive to the farm. The closest Railway station is at Chiusi, on the Roma – Firenze line, about 15 miles away. At reservation, we will forward you a detailed road map and instructions.