Monastery converted into a very sophisticated luxury villa. Sleeps up to 18

Tuscany-Siena/San Gimignano Area Villa 18

This elegant two-story villa was built in the 13th century and thanks to a meticulous restoration, still keeps its original structure and architectural details, such as warm colors, beamed ceilings and a lovely internal courtyard. Villa Senese is set atop a hill and its blessed location is ideal for those who wish to spend a unique holiday amidst spectacular views of the Tuscan rolling hills. The beautiful appointed property is located just 15 kilometers away from Siena, while Florence and Rome are easily reachable by car.

Senese started as a monastery in the 13th century; until recently long abandoned it has undergone excellent restoration work lasting 4 years, transforming it into a high-quality villa, with modern facilities and services: swimming-pool (15x7 m.), tennis court, private gymnasium with sauna, football field, boules and billiard table. The villa lies in a large estate of over 30 hectacres, and is reached via a private road inside the estate which is partly untarred and partly paved with stones from the riverbed. It lies about 2 kms from Ville di Corsano, a small village with two restaurants, a bar and a post office. Siena is about 15 kms drive away along a scenic road. The whole of Chianti is a leisuredly visit - San Gimignano and Monteriggioni are easy to reach, and further south, the Val d'Orcia, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza all make interesting cultural and gastronomic trips. Firenze is less than an hour and a half by car. The large garden surrounding the villa is beautifully looked after and in the summer months there is an explosion of colourful flowers with the centuries-old trees towering above. For the furnishings they have installed very high-quality antiques, and there is also the following equipment: an external kitchen with fridge close to the swimming-pool, central heating, telephone, fax, internet connection, private laundry. The staff can prepare meals for you, offering menus of excellent tuscan cuisine. The scenery around the villa is wonderful, and the beauty of the well-known "Crete Senesi" changes colour according to the season. Air-conditioning in the bedrooms (all with Hastens beds).

Tennis court on the premises. Wifi.

9 bedrooms/8 bathrooms 1050 m2/11550 sq ft

Property Type
Tuscany-Siena/San Gimignano Area
Special Selection
  • Deluxe World Class Property
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  • Within walking distance of a village
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis Court
  • air conditioning

Ground Floor

Up to 18 guests: main entrance in front of the house, attractive internal stone courtyard with marble or glass tables for 16 people, enclosed by large windows which open all round onto the hall and dining-room; kitchen in typical tuscan style (4 hobs, oven, american fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher, american coffee maker, small grill, portable radio/TV), fireplace also suitable for cooking; dining-room with large table for 10 people and a round table that can be joined to it, CD and tape player; 1 bathroom for guests; large living-rooms with sofas and chairs, billiard room; entertainment room with satellite TV and video-recorder with european format, CD/Tape player and fireplace; laundry (washing-machine and dryer), apartment for the staff. Up to 14 guests: Villa only (no Annex)

First Floor

Up to 18 guests: 1 elegant double bedroom with bathroom with bathtub; 1 large double bedroom with TV and ensuite bathroom with hydromassage shower; master double bedroom with living area with satellite TV and fireplace, separate studio with sliding door with large desk and stereo CD player; 1 large bathroom with jacuzzi, dressing-room with large wardrobes for clothes; 1 small double bedroom; shared bathroom with bathtub; 1 very light double bedroom; 2 elegant double bedrooms; 1 bathroom with bathtub and double washbasin communicating with the last two bedrooms described.

Annex/Guest House

Up to 18 guests: The annex is above the gym and lies about 50 metres from the villa. Living-room with fireplace, kitchen with dishwasher, 2 double bedrooms with bathroom with shower, large furnished panoramic terrace. Floor heating and cooling system.


Housekeeping service 4 hours daily, except Sunday. Bed linens changed every other day. Bathroom linens changed daily, as needed. welcome dinner upon arrival. Garden and pool maintenance. Lunch/Dinner service: €19 per hour/per staff member, PLUS cost of food. Continental breakfast: €10 per person/per meal. Chef & service for lunch: € 20 per person/per meal (wine excluded). Chef & service for dinner: € 35 per person/per meal (wine excluded)


Air-conditioning according to consumption. Central heating according to consumption. Extra housekeeping service: €19 per hourSecurity deposit: €1,500 due upon arrival in cash. Food allowance: €1,000 per week, due upon arrival in cash Pool opening dates (Private pool) 26 Apr 2014 - 11 Oct 2014


Nearest Grocery is Ville di Corsano 2 km




Most of the year.



Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2021 Rates up to 14 guests

Jan 02 - Apr 23 $16,333 Weekly

Apr 24 - Sep 24 $19,881 Weekly

Sep 25 - Dec 17 $16,333 Weekly

2022 Rates for 15 to 18 guests

Jan 02 - Apr 23 $18,458 Weekly

Apr 24 - Sep 24 $22,719 Weekly

Sep 25 - Dec 17 $18,458 Weekly



Villa extraordinaire, panorama et piscine superbes
Très calme
Cuisinier aussi extraordinaire, très attentive et discrète et très bonne cuisinière, nous avonsfinalement préféré manger tous les jours à la villa où la cuisine était meilleure qu'au restaurant...
En résumé un très bon séjour
(July 2009)
We had a wonderful week at villa la Corte thank you. The house was very attractively furnished with fantastic views. Rosa was great - she cooked for us all week and produced delicious food. The beds were comfortable and the sun shone - hurrah!
You were extremely helpful in answering all my questions about villa la Corte before our holiday - thank you. I am sure we will try Ville in Italia again. Kind regards Sian" 
(August 2008)

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