Restored from the ruin of a typical Tuscan farmhouse, Podere Scopeto sits high on a hilltop at 600 meter above sea-level (which means summer nights are just perfect outside). The Main House of Podere Scopeto sleeps 10 and the Studio (called the Cappana) is about 60 m away and sleeps 2. The Main House and the Cappana can be rented seperately or together, for a total of 12 guests.
Scopeto overlooks woods, vineyards and the medieval towns of Radda and Castellina. The nearest town is Gaiole (15 min) in the triangle of Siena, Florence and Arezzo. It is in the middle of the Gallo Nero classic wine region with Brolio, Castello Meleto, Coltibuono on your doorstep. We have a large saltwater pool (5m x 14 m) with spacious sun terraces and pergolas which offer our guests boyant relaxation, but for the more energetic there are miles of woods and hills to walk in beyond the 30 privately owned acres surrounding the house. It has a huge BBQ with enough chairs and tables to seat 12-18 comfortably on the three terraces. More secluded hammocks and picnic places are dotted around the property under the shade of our olives and sweet chestnuts. We have reliable crystal clear water from our own well and faultless heating and plumbing system. Our bathrooms are modern and work perfectly and every bed- and bathroom has at least one anti-mosquito screen in a window. 2 fireplaces cheer our winter visitors. From the main road you drive 2 and a half km through the woods on an un-tarmaced road which is not suitable for low-slung vehicles, caravans or bikes but fine for normal cars driven slowly. We are happy to let you stay for the annual 'Eroica' traditional bike-race in October though, which takes place every year in Gaiole.
The studio has a large sitting room with table seating four and concrete kitchen table running the length of the south-facing window which slides open with traditional brick lattice screen and view of the green jungle-like woods, cosy in winter and cool in the hot summer months. The super-sized bed is on a balcony surrounded by brick shelves so that it becomes a cosy snuggly place filled with Indian cushions - a place to 'chill' day and night. Chinese screens close the walled cupboard. The bathroom has concrete shower floor with large shower-head and concrete table with Philippe Starck basin. Through the window you see the oval-shaped concrete table outside waiting for a large party of people to enjoy their meals shaded by an old chestnut tree with the olive grove beyond and the pool on a higher terrace. Play your favourite music resounding as in this mini concert hall and enjoy the wood-burning stove crackling in winter while you relax on winter evenings after a day exploring the area.
If you are interested in renting the Main House or the property as a whole, please check the two following links:
Link to the Main House: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8884259?uni_id=4949540
Link to the whole property (including studio): https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p76109?uni_id=61326