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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
5
Sleeps:
8
Type:
Apartment
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

5 Unknown types

Description from manager

Ground floor:

1 living room with fireplace

1 dining room

1 kitchen

1 bathroom

First floor:

1 living room with fireplace

2 double bedrooms and each with en suite bathroom

1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom

Depandance:

1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom

Garden:

Landscaped garden

Terrace with pergola (entrance to the dining room)

Old stone table in the shade of cyprus grove

Pool 11 x 4 m

The ground floor of the house consists of a large living room, with a fireplace, a dining room and connecting kitchen with French windows leading out onto a pergola for al fresco meals, and a bathroom. The circular travertine staircase leading to the first floor is based on a fifteenth-century model that was found in the nearby Renaissance town of Montepulciano.

On the first floor there is a studio/living room with a large fireplace (this was the old farmhouse kitchen), as well as 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and 3 bathrooms.

Another twin bedroom and bathroom are in the dependance by the pool. Great attention has been paid to the garden, which is developed on three levels, leading from the house down to the pool.

Just in front of the famous cypresses...

La Fonte enjoys a privileged position in Tuscany - just in front of the famous cypress road that winds up to the crete on the opposite hill. Readers might be interested to learn that this is one ot the most photographed views of Tuscany. The road was build by the property owner while reclaiming this barren land, and resembles the medieval landscapes pictured by Lorenzetti in his well-known senese frescoes. You can enjoy this breathtaking view from several windows and of course from the garden of the house.

The house stands on its own, surrounded by olive groves, wheat fields and cypresses. The well-kept garden has a swimming pool and a dépendance with a double bedroom and bathroom. From the swimming pool you can see the whole Orcia Valley with the Monte Amiata in the background.

The typical form of the Tuscan farmhouse had stables on the ground floor, the family lived on the first floor. Today, the living rooms are located on the ground floor. The large living room has a fireplace. The large kitchen with French doors is decorated in a traditional style. A glass door leads from the dining room to a wine covered terrace for outdoor dining. On the first floor are the bedrooms and a small living room with fireplace, which had once served as a kitchen.

La Fonte is linked to the main villa of the property - a beautiful Renaissance villa - by just over 1 km of gravel road. A country restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner is in walking distance (1.5 km), if you feel like a stroll.

This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property.

The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical "crete senesi" (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars.

Additional amenities: 2 pergolas, Airport distance:Florence 150 km Rome 200 km Pisa 215 km, Coffee maker, Electric kettle, Iron and ironing board, Pool: 4 x 11m, Private Chef, Shared tennis court (2 km), Stove with oven, Tennis

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477276

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
9

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Since 1995 Hidden Italy offers some ...

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Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips

Bathrooms

  • 5 Unknown types

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