Beautifully decorated, charming, five bedroom, stone farmhouse, with some of the best views in Tuscany, overlooking the Val D'Orcia.
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 10
Very cozy villa, with all services available, and some of the most wonderful views in Italy. The house has been totaly restored and remodeled by one of Italy's premier designers.
Bella Vista is a lovely ancient villa, surrounded by extensive grounds, set in one of Tuscany’s most poetic locations, among Val d’Orcia’s gentle hills and wide, colorful, valleys. The villa’s original rural architecture is perfectly preserved, and completed with state-of-the-art modern facilities. The whole property offers superb views of the surrounding verdant hillside, dotted by quaint towns and parish churches.
Attentively restored by the owner, an accomplished Italian interior designer, the villa shows personality, understated elegance and authentic rustic beauty in each detail, from the ancient stone kitchen counter to the cozy colorful rugs and warm furnishings. Facilities include a small, fully equipped country-style kitchen, WIFI connection, DVD and CD player.
Splendidly set atop the hills, thanks to its thick ancient walls and the fresh country breezes the Villa remains cool and comfortable in the summer, though it does not have air-conditioning.
The grounds are extensive, comprising 30 acres of private woods and a bountiful vegetable garden and orchard. The property boasts a gorgeous 12x6 meter swimming pool (boiler-heated), conveniently equipped with a covered picnic area, charming straw changing hut and fridge; the pool is splendidly positioned and offers spellbinding views of the famed Val d’Orcia landscape. An exquisite outdoor vine-sheltered paved terrace, with built-in barbecue, seats up to 16 guests for dreamy sunset drinks, sun-kissed lunches and memorable dinners parties.
Thanks to its striking location, it offers the privacy and full comfort of a “home away from home” as well as innumerable engaging sightseeing and activity options.
Basic supplies are always available for free, such as mineral water, spices vinegars, coffee, napkins, toile paper, soap, candles, olive oil, produce from vegetable garden, jams, honey, etc. Pool and hot tub heating heating with solar panels is included. If extra heat is needed, costs of propane is extra.
Because of the floorplan, fireplaces and cozy atmosphere, this villa also works out real well as an off season rental.
5 bedrooms/6 bathrooms 3,000 sq. ft.
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- Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
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- Best Value Property
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- Fantastic views
- Outdoor pool
Dining room, opening as well to outdoor dining area
Kitchen(electric oven, five burner stove, dishwasher and double door fridge with ice dispenser) and a large vine covered pergola on the terrace facing the valley.
Living room with fireplace and double doors that opens to the pergola terrace
Lobby opens to: guest bathroom(previously pig's stables with brick barrel vault ceiling)
Staircase leading to first floor
Twin bedroom; ensuite bathroom with tub and wall mounted shower
Double bedroom(queen) with ensuite bathroom(tub and wall mounted shower with curtain) Master bedroom(king) with huge hearth, private balcony, dressing room, ensuite bathroom with tub, wall mounted shower and double sink. Small double bedroom up the stairs with ensuite bathroom(walk in shower) Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower.
Heating swimming pool over looking the Val d'Orcia. Terracotta pavement, straw changing room, sheltered picnic area, second pergola, small fridge.
Outdoor dining area with grill; seating for 10 people.
Vegetable and flower garden, orchard and vine groves, 30 acres of private woodland surrounding the house.
$2000 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., Restaurants: 5 minutes.
Recommended Local Restaurants
5 minute 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-Strada della Vittoria, 90 - Località La Foce (SI) - Tel./ Fax: 0578/754025 www.dopolavorolafoce.it/index.php Inexpensive
Within 20 minutes:
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.
Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.
Jan 08 - Mar 31 $4,650 Weekly
Mar 31 - May 19 $6,995 Weekly
May 19 - Jun 16 $9,100 Weekly
Jun 16 - Sep 01 $12,300 Weekly
Sep 01 - Sep 29 $9,100 Weekly
Sep 29 - Oct 27 $6,995 Weekly
Oct 27 - Dec 21 $4,650 Weekly
Dec 21 - Jan 06 $6,960 Weekly
If renting two or more weeks in mid season, those weeks following the first week will be priced as low season.
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