Luxury villa in Val d'Orcia Tuscany
This luxury Tuscan villa sleeps up to 8 and has a heated saline pool (12 x 6m). Situated in the Val d'Orcia national park in the Province of Siena between Pienza, Montepulciano and Monticchiello, it is surrounded by landscaped gardens in 70 acres (29 hectares) of unspoilt, peaceful, woodland, olive groves and farmland. Originally an old Tuscan farmhouse, now meticulously restored, it has been designated as an Historical and Artistic Asset (Beni Storico Artistico) by the town hall (Comune). It provides spacious accommodation as a genuine family home in an outstandingly beautiful and unspoilt part of Tuscany. Its dramatic position on a south facing hillside has spectacular views of Monte Amiata and the Val d'Orcia park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Tuscan villa is finished to a very high standard while preserving its simplicity with hand-made terracotta tiled floors, pale washed chestnut ceiling beams and antique furniture creating light and airy spaces. It has a super large kitchen, under-floor heating and cooling systems and well-appointed bathrooms with excellent showers and lighting. The windows have integral insect screens. Meals can be enjoyed outside in delightful settings including two courtyards and there are lots of quiet places to sit and read. The heated pool has an electric cover and is surrounded by travertine stone paving with generous room for teak sun beds and sunshades. There is plenty of flat space for games such as badminton and table tennis. Solar panels heat the hot water and the pool, and solar electric panels generate up to 5 Kw of electricity. Cooking services are available from excellent local chefs.
Situated in the classic Val d'Orcia rolling hills of southern Tuscany, Villa Luisa is perfectly positioned for visits to Siena, Florence, the wine areas of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Chianti, and the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Filippo. Rome is 1.5 hours by fast train from Chiusi (40 minutes drive), or 135 minutes driving from the house. Orvieto and Perugia are about 75 minutes drive. Wine lovers can easily visit the producers of Brunello, Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the Super-Tuscans. Not surprisingly, the breathtakingly beautiful Val d'Orcia has been the setting for many films. The English Patient was set in Pienza and at the Monastery of Sant' Anna in Camprena, Romeo and Juliet was filmed in Pienza, scenes from Gladiator feature the Pienza countryside, and Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed in Montepulciano.
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- 5 bedrooms all with ceiling fans
- 5 bathrooms
- Sleeps up to 8
- Heated pool 12 x 6 m
- Cleaning included
- Underfloor cooling and heating
- Insect screens
- Large landscaped gardens
- 26 hect (64 acres) of private land
- Wonderful views of Val d'Orcia
- Val d'Orcia - a UNESCO world heritage site
- Table tennis and badminton
- Cooking service
- Sorry, no children under 12
- No smoking in the house
- Minimum rental period one week