To see the beautiful town of Pienza, as in a postcard, sitting down under a big oak the most ancient of the Val d’Orcia, you have to stay in the farmhouse “Villa delle Fontane”, a beautiful country house not so far from the medieval town Monticchiello.
Ville delle Fontane is located in the spectacular countryside of the Orcia valley, which has been renowned since the end of the first millennium as an important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome. Ville delle Fontane was peasants’ house in ruins when it was discovered by the Gonzi family, its current owners.
Ideal for a luxury holiday combined with great hospitality and gastronomy. They have renovated other farmhouses, so the same attention to detail and all the lessons learned from previous renovations have been used in this last restoration, finished in 2003: original stone and bricks, terracotta flooring, antiques and Tuscan wooden furniture.The extensive lawn is mainly grass to maintain the open space of the valley and not to restrict the view around the farmhouse. Terracotta pots with geraniums, wild roses and bushes of lavender and rosemary create a beautiful frame around the pool ( 5.15mx 15m h. 90cm a 1.70 cm).Read More
The large swimming pool is part of a landscaped terrace looking out over the countryside: it lies next to the villa from where guests can enjoy a spectacular view. Here guests can enjoy a long swim or simply relax poolside. All around tables and lounge chairs transform the area into a veritable outdoor salon, suitable for sun-bathing, conversing, cocktails or just spending time with family and friends.The covered dining space with fireplace, pizza oven, barbeque, table and chairs will let guests enjoy unforgettable Tuscan sunsets.
In restoring the structure as a comfortable vacation house of exceptional character, the owners’ main aim was to respect the original features of the building. Rooms with wooden-beamed ceilings are well sized and open to the most beautiful views of the valley, with wheat fields, olive groves and cypress trees. The Gonzi family respected the traditional structure of the farmhouse and kept the house divided into two independent units: the ground level, once the stables, which can accommodate ten people, and the top level, where the peasants used to live, which sleeps four more people. As a result, Ville delle Fontane is the perfect setting for family reunions or groups of friends looking for an “oasis” of tranquillity, surrounded by art and culture.A laundry room with washing-machine, hangers, ironing board and iron is available for the guests of Villa delle Fontane.
Ground floor: On the ground floor there is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, a huge living-dining room with double doors opening to the front patio and to the back garden.In the smaller living room there is a large stone fireplace surrounded by wide red sofas spreading a warm and cosy atmosphere. Five spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms complete the remaining space on this floor.
The ground floor consists of: 4 Double bedrooms, 1 Twin bedroom, 5 bathrooms(en-suite) 3 with shower, 2 with bath and shower + 1 service bathroom with shower, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Relaxing room, 1 Dining room
First floor: A stone outdoor staircase leads to the upper floor unit; four breathtaking arched windows overlook the valley and the huge oak tree in front of the house, creating an open and dynamic space. Another large stone fireplace offers an ideal retreat for afternoon reading. A fully equipped kitchen will appeal to those who love cooking, and the vistas and plants from the many windows are very pleasing to the eye.
The first floor consists of: 2 Double bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms(en-suite)1 with jacuzzi and shower, 1 with shower + 1 service bathroom with, shower, 1 Kitchen
DISTANCES: Nearest Shop and Villages: Monticchiello (2 kms) CHIANCIANO 10 Km, PIENZA 5 Km, CORTONA 25 Km, MONTALCINO 34 Km. AREZZO 56 Km, SIENA 54 Km, PERUGIA 65 Km, FIRENZE 110 Km, ROMA 175 Km.
Included in the price:
- welcome buffet
- continental breakfast for the first morning
- 3hours cleaning on Wednesday with towels change
- 250 € final cleaning pulizie finali
- consumption of AC 80 euro per day
- heating (GPL) 0,976 per liter
- extra cleaning and a cook can be arranged at an additional cost.
- Caution deposit 800 €
- pets max 2. 100 euro
- cot/ high chair (on request)
- Guests: 14
- Amenities: Air Conditioning, American Coffee Machine, Bathroom essentials, BBQ, Dishwasher, Espresso Machine, Fireplace, Free parking, Garden, Hair dryer, Heating, Housekeeper, Oven, Pets Allowed, Ping Pong Table, Swimming Pool, Tv-sat, Washing Machine, Wi-Fi
- View: Monticchiello: Spectacular farmhouse in the Val d'Orcia valley; 7 Bedrooms and 7 Bathrooms. Pool
- Size: 770m²
- Categories: Countryside, Family Holidays, Luxury Villas, Pet Friendly, Tuscany
- Location: Siena, Tuscany, Val d'Orcia
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 7
From €415 per night