Imagine waking up in Tuscany…
“This space, this changing light, this rhythm of hills one after the other is a sort of grammar of the subconscious that has now come to light. Everything calls me back to this place, because it is here that I am absolutely alone, and yet it is here that I have the best opportunities for true dialogue.” (Mario Luzi)
Immersed in the Natural Park of the Val d’Orcia, now proclaimed a UNESCO heritage, you will reach the estate, a historical residence with four bedrooms, from the 1800s with 38 hectares of terrain farmed organically, offering one of the most beautiful panoramas in Tuscany.
From the hill on which the villa stands, as far as the eye can see and even beyond lie fertile Tuscan vineyards, woods rich with white truffles, scented lavender fields, generous olive groves, the coloured tapestry of sown fields and the medieval towers of Montepulciano, Montalcino e Castelmuzio. The silence enjoyed from that vantage point is broken only by the chirping of the pheasants or the rustling of the bushes as the roe deer or wild boar forage past.
Whether you want to spend some time meandering through the medieval cities of Tuscany, soaking up art and history, harvesting your choice of the finest fresh produce and savouring it with a beautifully matched bottle of wine, or just want to relax and lie in a pool within the comfort of a charming relais bathed in sunshine – this is the place for you to experience the quintessential Tuscan lifestyle.
Within the UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park of Valdorcia, an entire organically conducted Tuscan hill to yourself. At its very top, a genuine farmhouse with high-grade specs and 360-degree views of medieval towers, vineyards and olive groves. A unique opportunity to observe wild life while walking within the natural reserve and pick the freshest ingredients from the herbs and vegetables garden.
A salt-purified pool where you can soak up the Tuscan sun.
Gym, yoga and spa facilities to maximize your well-being.
The 350 sqm villa, dedicated to 8 discerning guests (+infant in baby crib + child in camp bed if required) across 4 spacious suites, dates from the 1800s and is entirely handcrafted from the original stone and wood collected over centuries from the estate. It has been completely refurbished to include all modern amenities and comforts. The rooms are decorated in traditional Tuscan style, rustic-looking on the outside, modern and functional inside and with a strong focus on quality, natural materials such as wood, terracotta, wrought iron, linen and cashmere.
The villa is made up of a main house and an ancient granary connected by an internal courtyard. Here a large wood oven bears witness to the history of generations of share croppers who cooked bread and made bricks in this space.
A large bright room in the granary was converted into a yoga studio and complemented with exercise equipment, hammam and emotional shower. An ancient trough that once quenched the thirst of sheep that pastured here, now offers a heated airpool for our guests.
With a dominant sunny position during the entire day, the swimming pool is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the stunning colours of the Tuscan landscape: wispy cirrus clouds doing arabesques in the impossibly blue skies, the toasted hues of the wheat fields and exuberant green of the lawn. The salt purification system for the pool is a carefully thought through addition to the totally natural, organic concept for the property.
The swimming pool area is fully equipped for lazy and delicious barbecues under the pergola.
Adjacent to the house is a small kitchen garden from which you can pick your choice of aromatic herbs and seasonal vegetables for to add to your Tuscan feasts.
Pienza Tourism tax: 0.70 euro per pax per night age over 14 years.
Area in Tuscany
In the Val d’Oricia in the Montepulciano wine region and is 5 km to Montefollonico, 7 km from Pienza, 10 km to Montepulciano.
- Swimming Pool
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Washing Machine
- Mid-week change of linen
- Electricity, water, gas included
- Weekly linen change
- Outside shower
- Private parking
- Panoramic Views
- Orchard (free picking of fruit and vegetables)
- Fully equipped Kitchen
- Welcome basket offered
- Video projector
- Games lounge
- Pet Friendly
- Espresso machine
- Central heating
- Local olive oil and wine
- Iron and ironing board.
- BBQ and outside tables
- Fridge and freezer
- Daily cleaning on request
- Child playground
- Vacuum Cleaner
- HI FI Stereo
- Deposit required on booking
- Self Catering
- Games room
- Weekly stay sat-sat high season
- Chef on request
- Country Estate
- Historical building
- Min. stay 3 nights
Montepulciano is a village in the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, would have to be one of the prettiest towns in the whole of Italy and is the place for lovers of fine wines. The gentle rolling peaks and valleys surrounding the hilltop medieval village are so picturesque and covered in vineyards that produce fine wine recognized centuries ago as being worthy of kings : Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.