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Villa D'Orcia has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored to the very highest of standards with great visual flair and attention to detail. Contemporary and colourful fabrics and rugs combine effectively with the stone-flagged floors, exposed beams and color washed walls - the result being a really special and attractive rustic home with a charm and originality all of its own.
Each of the bedrooms at Villa D'Orcia has been individually designed and decorated and there is plenty of space throughout. The elegant sitting room and study area with plenty of sofas on which to relax also has family photographs, books and works of art and is a wonderful venue for a family gathering or a reunion of friends. For those guests who enjoy cooking then the farmhouse kitchen is a dream, with hanging baskets, a large open fireplace perfect for roasting meats, and every piece of equipment one could wish for - bliss for guests who enjoy cooking whilst on holiday and having the time to experiment with local, fresh ingredients.
Dining out on the terrace with its spectacular views over the ever changing landscape of the Val d’Orcia is delightful: in Spring green fields contrast with bright red poppies, and in Summer the fields turn a deep yellow-gold as the wheat ripens. The spectacular infinity pool is a heavenly location as well with its panoramic vista across the valley and here one can relax in complete quiet and privacy with a good book. Nearby there are plenty of enchanting villages to visit - Cetona, Pienza and Montepulciano - to name just a few and of course, there are numerous restaurants and wineries to explore where one can sample the delicious cuisine of Southern Tuscany. This stunning luxury villa is in the sought after area of the Val d’Orcia.
Basic supplies are always available for complimentary, such as mineral water, spices, vinegars, coffee, napkins, toilet paper, soap, candles, olive oil, produce from vegetable garden, jams, honey, etc which is very welcomed when many villas charge for it, or upon arrival you have to include these in your shopping list.
Pool and hot tub heating heating with solar panels is included. If extra heat is needed, costs of propane is extra. Hairdryer in each bedroom.
5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms 350 m2/3770 sq. ft.
Comfortable living room with antique stone fireplace, two doors opening to lawn and stone paved terraces dominating the valley for unforgettable drinks at sunset. Door leads to a study/TV room that can become a comfortable single bedroom for a sudden guest. En suite shower room/wc that can be useful also as a guest's cloakroom. Large dining room, with traditional peasant's hearth, dining table seating up to 16. Double door gives on the stone-paved and straw sheltered al fresco dining area (table seating up to 16) beside the vegetable garden. Stunning views over the Val d'Orcia. Adjacent fully equipped kitchen: eight gas hobs, two ovens, double sinks, professional dishwasher and large availability of space for preparing food and storing. Further room contains two doors fridge with ice maker and cold-water dispenser, professional washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing equipment etc.
Stairs lead from living room to upper level, also able to be reached directly from parking area. Master bedroom (king), en suite bath with separate walk-in shower and tub. Twin bedroom (can become king) and closet. En suite dressing room/closet and bathroom (tub with wall-mounted shower). TOWER ROOM: The ground floor of the tower has one twin bedroom and closet; a small ensuite bathroom has bathtub with wall-mounted shower. An external stone staircase leads to the TOWER'S top floor, where guests will find a small terrace off of a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower.
Here is a twin bedroom (can be made into king) bedroom with full bathroom. One double bedroom (queen) has iron railings before double doors with a charming vista and private full bathroom with bathtub with hand-held shower, reached through a vestibule. The window over the bathtub provides for some time to daydream while bathing.
Stone-paved and straw sheltered al fresco dining area have two tables seating up to 24 guests. From here enjoy the villa vegetable garden and stunning views over the Val d'Orcia. The solar panel heated swimming pool (13x4 meters) is just on the side of a terrace overlooking the valley. Stone pavement lines the pool, and there is a straw changing room. Hot tub
Any kind of staff can be arranged, at extra cost. Excellent cook is available.
$2500 damage deposit to be held against valid credit card.
Nearest train station in Chiusi: 15 mins. Florence Airport: 1.5 hours, Rome Airport 2 hours, Pienza, Montepulciano, Sarteano: 15-20 mins., Nearest Restaurant/Bar in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, 2 kms walk.
RECOMMENDED LOCAL RESTAURANTS
2 kms. walk(or drive)
Monteverdi-Via di Mezzo Castiglioncello del Trinoro Tel. 0578 268 146 http://monteverdituscany.com/dining/ In this little village, there is a fine dining restaurant, Ormea, and a wine bar featuring lighter meals and 32 wines by the glass. All in a beutiful location with great views. Moderate prices.
10 minutes drive
Bar Ristorante Dopolavoro La Foce-Strada della Vittoria, 90 - Località La Foce (SI) - Tel 0578/754025 www.dopolavorolafoce.it Informal place, owned by the La Foce estate. Inexpensive.
Within 20 minutes drive
Santa Chiara-Via costa Santa Chiara 30 - 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578/265412 www.conventosantachiara.it Regional food in a 15th century convent in the country. Moderate prices.
Osteria Da Gagliano-Via Roma 5, 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578268022 Nice regional specialities. Inexpensive to Moderate prices.
Hostaria Il Buco-via Della Pace 39 53042 Chianciano Terme Tel. 057830230 Just below the old town centre in the upper part of the town stands this small establishment with a warm, family atmosphere. The menu offers typical Tuscan recipes, homemade pasta, mushrooms and truffles. Inexpensive to moderate prices.
I Salotti-località Querce al Pino, strada statale 146 53043 Chiusi Tel. 0578274407 One Michelin star. Creative. This excellent restaurant with an elegant ambience and just a few tables offers two tasting menus. One that focuses on Tuscan traditions (meat only) and another that is equally balanced between meat and fish dishes. Expensive.
La Frateria di Padre Eligio-Convento St. Francesco, Cetona Tel. 0578/238261 - 0578/238015 www.lafrateria.com/pagina.asp?num=6 In a park, a medieval Franciscan monastery, managed by a community of former drug users, creative cuisine: mystical influences and tempting "sins" such as wine. Truly, one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and uplifting places that I have ever visited, and the food is exceptional. too. Expensive.
Castello Di Fighine-Localita Fighine 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni Tel. 0578 56158 One Michelin star. A dirt track leads to this magical spot, where a medieval castle offers views of the surrounding hills. Meals are served either in the attractive dining rooms or on the romantic wisteria covered terrace in fine weather. Fresh cuisine with a personal touch. Upper moderate pricing.
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