Sarteano Vineyard House
Absolutely beautiful, just restored, 8/10 bedroom, 14 bathroom designer villa on a wine estate. From $17,500 per week
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 20
A glimpse of paradise at the end of the dirt road that leads to the villa, set on a knoll and suspended in the heart of the Tuscan countryside south of Siena, just outside the charming borgo of Sarteano, in an inimitable scenario of geometric patterns of extensive rows of vines and of a sea of olive trees that guard the property. In its centre appears the imposing structure of the 18th century farmhouse, now converted into a technologically-advanced luxury villa by architectural intervention of the highest quality. The house features exposed stone combined with wood and terracotta, in an impressive recycling of the past which has forged the present design, in which respect for local tradition combines with a fine choice of minimal and essential modernity, designed to offer guests all amenities for a perfect stay. The spacious rooms are a blaze of light, enhanced by the large windows in the living area and in the splendid bedrooms, super-equipped with private bathrooms; the furnishings, declined in the natural colours of wood, have plain and simple lines, geared to maximum functionality and efficiency. In an adjoining annex is a fitness area with a gym and a stupendous wellness room, equipped with sauna, Turkish bath and massage and treatment area (available on request). Outside, the beautiful panoramic pool, the bowling green, the cosy set-up areas and and the large green spaces will complement unforgettable days spent in the open air. This is the ideal choice for an exclusive stay in a charming, elegant residence that guarantees privacy and maximum tranquillity thanks to its secluded location and yet, at the same time, is very close to road and motorway links and is the perfect focal point, located between the southern Val di Chiana and the rough and wild Val d'Orcia, for exploring an amazing geographical region. Sarteano, with its architectural and naturalistic heritage and its impressive monuments within the old medieval town walls, is just ten minutes away but also not far away are the magnificent towns of Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Chianciano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni and many other places of historical and artistic interest with their timeless charm. This prestigious property is part of an agritourism estate committed to organic farming with the best produce that Tuscany has to offer and which continues, in the modern age, to maintain the taste of authentic tradition: excellent extra-virgin olive oil and wine from autochthonous and allochthonous vines in the aromas of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet which the owners will be delighted to offer for tasting in the fabulous multi-function room next to the house, along with other choice products like vinsanto (sweet white dessert wine), organic preserves and jams. Upon request, you can organize cooking lessons in the large professional kitchen or avail yourself of domestic staff and a chef for the entire stay.
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV in the common areas and in the bedrooms
- audio and video on demand in all TVs
- DVD player
- stereo with CD player and cable radio in the common areas
- WI-FI internet connection
- i-Pad home control system of lighting climate music/video
- video projector in the living area
- wood oven
- mosquito screens in the bedrooms and in the kitchen
- 4 bikes for adults and 2 for kids
- gym equipment with cyclette tapis roulant and multi-function bench
- wellness area with sauna Turkish bath relax room and massage area
- safe in every bedroom
- complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms
10 Bedrooms/14 Bathrooms
The house has three floors connected by an elegant travertine staircase. The main entrance on the ground floor leads you, on the left, into a bright reading room facing the garden and, on the right, into the large living room, consisting of a sitting area around the modern-style fireplace and a dining area with a long rectangular table and comfortable chairs of Nordic inspiration; both rooms, with numerous French windows, adjoin the modern professional kitchen with large centre island and well-equipped pantry, communicating with two toilets. French windows lead out from the kitchen to the external courtyard which leads to a stone structure with wood oven, barbecue and work table and to a shaded area set up for outdoor dining. The upper floors comprise the sleeping area. On the first floor are two suites characterized by a spacious living area: the first consists of two double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom with shower and walk-in closet, and a sitting room with fireplace; the second consists of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both communicating with a bathroom with shower, and a spacious sitting room with study area. On the second floor are four junior suites, all with large panoramic windows, sitting/TV area and ensuite bathroom with shower. A flight of steps leads down to the annex next to the house with a professional laundry, external covered gym and wellness area with sauna, Turkish bath, relaxation area with beds and a massage area.
Next to the villa there are two guest houses and a third building with a large living room, bar and event space, in order to create the sense of being in a “village”. Two large ponds on the grounds give a relaxing sound of water and divide the villa and the guest houses in an elegant way. Under one of the ponds there is a gym, partially open to outdoors and a beautiful private spa. The third building, normally closed, is ideal for events, birthdays or small weddings. It offers a pizza oven, large stone built BBQ, bar and a room to host wine tasting or other events.
Twenty-five acres of land delimit the immense spaces of this prosperous farm where stretches of olive trees alternate with vines, an orchard and a part of arable land for organic cultivation in the centre of which lies the beautiful park with oaks and cypresses surrounding the farmhouse and bordered by bushes of herbs. In the well-cared for garden, with the typical vegetation of the area, paved paths alternate with stone steps that run along two large ornamental pools; a wonderful corner of tranquillity for the guests, with fascinating panoramic views, where they can stroll through the abundant orchard or along the dirt roads of the property, play bowls in the field near the pool or just relax comfortably in the shade of the olive trees: the ideal setting for enjoying the peaceful rural atmosphere ensured by this magical context. The covered parking area is about 150 metres from the main entrance to the house and there is also a large parking area in front of the house.
The large rectangular infinity pool is situated in the park a few metres from the house: surrounded by a garrison of olive trees and by the vineyards of the property, it enjoys open views over the hilly countryside that crowns the horizon. The border and lining of the pool, accessed via Roman steps, is in travertine stone; it measures 22 x 4.5 m with a depth varying from 1.20 m to 1.60 m. On one side is the elegant travertine-paved sunbathing area, equipped with sunbeds, deckchairs, tables, a hammock and a swing seat protected by large umbrellas. Close by is a hot and cold-water shower and down a flight of steps is a bathroom and refreshment area with minibar. A few steps away, shaded by a screen of oaks, is a regulation-size bowling green. The pool has chlorine purification and internal lighting; it is available to guests from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday in October.
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- Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
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- Deluxe World Class Property
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- Outdoor pool
Entrance, hallway with big windows and view, spacious living room with fireplace, TV screen and large windows which gives beautiful view, large dining table for up to 16 people, 2 guest bathrooms. Fully equipped and modern kitchen, study room connected to the hallway with small wine cellar, coffee machine, computer, fax and printer.
Suite 1: living room with big flat screen TV and fireplace, kitchenette, fridge, washing machine and dryer. 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower cabin, 1 double bedroom (not convertible into a twin). Suite 2: living room with fireplace and big couch, 1 double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with flat screen TV, en suite bathroom with shower cabin and small kitchenette with fridge. 1 double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with en suite bathroom with double shower cabin and small kitchenette with fridge.
4 spacious double bedrooms (not convertible into a twin) each with big living area, flat screen TV, en suite bathroom with shower cabin, fridge and coffee machine.
Guest house 1 sleeps 2/4 1 double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with flat screen TV and en suite bathroom with shower cabin, fridge. Living area with king size sofa bed, flat screen TV, fireplace, small kitchenette and 1 bathroom with shower cabin. Guest house 2 sleeps 2/4 1 double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with flat screen TV and en suite bathroom with shower cabin, fridge. Living area with king size sofa bed, flat screen TV, fireplace, small kitchenette and 1 bathroom with shower cabin. Wellness room small wellness center equipped with: turkish bath, Finland bath, sauna, big flat screen TV, massage area, guest bathroom, big shower and fridge.
The large infinity pool made of Travertine stone, is surrounded by nature and situated between vineyard and olive groves. There is also a lounging area at the pool.
For sport lovers, the villa offers fitness equipment, bicycles and a bocce court. In front of teh villa there is a shaded outdoor area for dining, as well as other areas decorated in order to relax in comfort. Vegetable garden, fenced in garden of 25 hectares, 2 waterfalls, laundry room, outdoor eating area for up to 18/20 people, 3 outdoor lounge areas.
Maid service three hours per day, 6 days a week, including preparation of breakfast. Extra maid service Euro 15 per hour. Cook on request at additional charge.
Refundable security deposit: 4000 Euro guaranteed against valid credit card. Extra maid service Euro 15 per hour, babysitter, heating and air conditioning (0.35 Euros/kwh), cooking service for preparation of lunch and dinner.
Shops: Querce al Pino 2,5 km, Sarteano 5 km, Highway A1 - exit Chiusi – Chianciano Terme 2,8 km, train station Chiusi: 8 kms. Airports: Perugia 95 km, Firenze 139 km, Roma Fiumicino 188 km, Pisa 200 km., Siena 79 km, Arezzo 65 km, Perugia 86 km, Sarteano 5 km, Chiusi 6 km, Chianciano Terme 12 km, Cetona 12 km, Città della Pieve 17 km, San Casciano dei Bagni 21 km, Montepulciano 22 km, Lago Trasimeno 25, Pienza 33 km, Bagno Vignoni 35 km, San Quirico d'Orcia 37 km, Montalcino 50 km, Cortona 52 km, Orvieto 52 km, Assisi 78 km The villa is located in the comune of Sarteano, less than three kilometres from the motorway exit of Chiusi and ten minutes from the railway station of Chiusi.
Sarteano is a picturesque medieval borgo, 600 meters above sea level, situated on high ground at the foot of Monte Cetona, in an area south of Siena straddling the attractive valleys of the Valdichiana and the Val d'Orcia, recently awarded the Bandiera Arancione (orange flag) of the Touring Club Italiano for its excellent tourism and environmental standards. It is a town of surprising charm, inserted in an area of naturalistic, historical and archaeological significance. Inside the town walls, that preserve their original medieval structure, you can visit, besides the many typical workshops, architectural gems like the churches of San Francesco and of San Martino, the collegiate church and the imposing castle, a sentinel, from atop its dominant position, of suggestive panoramic views. The archeologocial Civic Museum of Sarteano, among the most important in the province, includes many relics from the Etruscan period to the late Roman period. Also in Sarteano are some of the most important Etruscan tombs of Tuscany, including the well-preserved Tomb of the Infernal Quadriga, dating from the fourth century BC and which can be visited by appointment at the museum. About 6 km away is the town of Chiusi, with its historic town centre perched on top of a hill overlooking the Valdichiana, famous for the Etruscan remains which have been found all over its territory and now housed in the internationally important Etruscan National Archeological Museum. Famous, and open to the public, is the Labyrinth of Re Porsenna, situated under the Piazza del Duomo, in reality an old water supply system branching through intricate underground tunnels. In this magical territory the vitality of the land is substantiated through its therapeutic waters that are transformed into well-being, which you can experience at the avant-garde spa facilities of Chianciano, Bagni San Filippo, San Casciano dei Bagni, Montepulciano or Bagno Vignoni, all just a short distance from the property. Wine and food lovers can visit the nearby towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, famous for their prestigious wines, and Pienza, where you can sample the typical cheeses. Thanks to the excellent road links the towns of Siena, Arezzo and Perugia can be reached in just under an hour.
Recommended Local Restaurants
Just 5 minutes from the villa:
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.
10 minutes from the villa:
Osteria Da Gagliano-Via Roma 5, 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578268022 Nice regional specialities. Inexpensive to Moderate prices.
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.
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. Upper moderate prices.
Santa Chiara-Via costa Santa Chiara 30 - 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578/265412 www.conventosantachiara.it Regional food in a 15th century convent in the country. Moderate prices
20 minutes from villa:
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.
Bar Ristorante Dopolavoro-Strada della Vittoria, 90 - Località La Foce (SI) - Tel./ Fax: 0578/754025 www.dopolavorolafoce.it/index.php Inexpensive
35 minutes from the villa:
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.
45 minutes from Villa:
Vissani-s.s. 448 - Baschi, 05020 CIVITELLA DEL LAGO +390744950206 www.casavissani.it Gianfranco Vassani is one of italy's most revered chefs. His Two Michelin Star restaurant is an elegant open space decorated in shades of turtledove. This provides the setting for a whole of host of dishes made from carefully selected ingredients, to which the chef from Baschi adds his own creative and inimitable touch. Very Expensive.
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2020/2021 Prices: From $17500 per Week
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