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Fienile farmhouse at Borgo Castelrotto


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Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This charming and cosy two level recently renovated hay-loft turned farmhouse is perfect for families with children, or couples who want to get away from it all! A perfect and cozy get-away from it all immersed in the rolling hills of the Orcia valley and discover the Real Tuscany! The upstairs has been deliberately thought out as a loft and open space with a large bedroom with its own bathroom with shower. The ground level has a large kitchen and splendid living space with a stone and brick log fireplace. There is also a double bedroom with twin beds and a private bathroom with shower en suite on the downstairs level. This house is ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples. Air conditioning upstairs and downstairs. Private garden with access to the pool. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside that will make you want to stay forever!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marina di Grosseto or any Maremma beach 100 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 98 km, Nearest railway: Buonconvento 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

If you're looking for an ideal vacation spot to relax and enjoy the magnificently unspoilt countryside while having a swim in the pool, or if your idea of a vacation is making cultural excursions to any of the numerous surrounding hill towns, this spacious yet very cozy stone cottage at the Estate of Castelnuovo Tancredi is the place for you..Bathed in the afternoon with the special sunset light that this area of Tuscany is famous for.,

the Fienile at the hamlet of Castelrotto is strategically positioned for any day trips and excursions to the surrounding towns. Just a short 30 minute drive to Pienza, or Siena and a hop skip and a jump to Montalcino which rests on the nearby hilltop and can be seen during the day and night from the garden. A 9- hole golf course is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2011 and it's just across the valley and visibile from this house.

The downstairs open space has a spacious kitchen which is fully equipped with new appliances and has seating for up to 6 people. and the living room with the comfortable sofas and caracteristic stone fireplace, all lead out to the garden through french doors. The upstairs loft bedroom is reachable by a comfortable wooden staircase.

We will be happy to organize a visit and tasting of our wine and olive oil production at our historical cantina during your stay. We can also arrange private visits to the other wine producers in the area for tastings, if you like. Don't hesitate to ask up for tips and suggestions on places to visit while you are here! You will find an extensive information booklet in the farmhouse to help you get around the area.

Further details outdoors

Staying here at the Hamlet of Castelrotto, which means the broken castle, will make you fall in love with the rolling hills of Tuscany and the medieval hilltop towns, the festivals and cultural highlights that this marvelous "undiscovered" region, known as the Val D'Orcia, has to offer. Access to the house is along a gravel country road that winds through the vineyards that lead you to the Hamlet. You'll be enchanted by the light in this particular area ; in fact a world renowned American photographer published a book on the special light in this part of Tuscany using the photographs that were taken during one of his many visits here at the property

This unique antique Hamlet of Castelrotto has a large shared in ground swimming pool that measures 6 m. x 4 m. that is immersed in the olive trees on a slope that faces the valley of the Ombrone river. It is composed of 3 separate and independent accommodations, one of which is the Fienile cottage

The "Casanova" , and The "Fagianaia", or Pheasant house, compose the other properties that are part of the Castelrotto hamlet. They are both situated on the first floor of their respective farmhouses and each has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one of which is with a bath in addition to the shower. Three of these rooms have single beds and one room has a double bed. The large living rooms have country style sit-in log burning fireplaces while large eat- in kitchens have antique dining tables. Both of these apartments are decorated with a contemporary and comfortable style using original antiques that belong to the family. These apartments can accommodate very comfortably up to 8 guests. Special requests are also honoured for additional beds.

We are only a stone's throw away from Montalcino, a wine lovers dream, in fact you can see it perched on the neighbouring hilltop, and Siena and Pienza are just a little over a 30 minute drive away. There are numerous other historical towns to visit in the area.

Further details

We also have 2 large apartments on the first floor of their respective farmhouses which are also part of the historical hamlet that we call Castelrotto.. These other accommodations ( Casanova and Fagianaia) are ideal for families with children and each one has 4 double bedrooms . Please don't hesistate to contact us for any information regarding these accommodations should you need more space.

Please bring a copy of your passport with you for registration with the local authorities. We ask a dowpayment of 30% to secure your booking , payable by bank transfer, and the remaining sum can be paid with Mastercard or Visa upon your arrival. Final cleaning is included in the rental cost. There is a newly implemented tourist tax of 1 euro per adult per day , with children under 14 years of age exempt. Please be aware that the check in time is no later than 7.30 pm. For those who arrive later in the evening, we must be notified of this so that we can arrange for someone to meet you . There will be an additional charge of 25-50 euros for after hour late arrivals.

The electrical consumption that is used for the air conditioning will be charged separately. This is calculated from the day of arrival to the day of departure and should be paid in cash prior to your departure.

The Tuscany region

Presently known as an important agricultural centre on the gentler side of the Sienese Clay Hills. Buonconvento already flourished in ancient times thanks to its particular geographical situation; at the confluence of the Arbia and Ombrone rivers on one hand, and along the route of the all-important medieval Via Francigena on the other.

Amongst the numerous sights worth seeing are an uncommon number of fine Liberty-style noble farm-houses. that are scattered amongst the hilltops and valleys all around the area. There are many "castles" as well that one encounters enroute while driving around the countryside, such as the fortress of Bibbiano Guiglieschi, over a thousand years old, the Tower of Bibbiano and the great architectural complex of Castelnuovo Tancredi (which is our home and probably one of the most photographed castles in all of Italy)

Nearby: Montalcino, San Quirico d' Orcia, Vescovado di Murlo, Murlo with its archaelogical excavations , Pienza, and Siena


The main tourist attraction (apart from the typical gastronomic delights such as the Val d'Arbia DOC white wine and vinsanto, or the white truffles from the Sienese Clay Hills) is, however, the important Sacred Art Museum, which houses works from the local churches: amongst these are paintings by Sano di Pietro and Matteo di Giovanni, as well as interesting wooden and marble sculptures.

Distances Siena 28 Km - Florence 95 Km - Pisa 140 Km

After Siena town, the most famous places in the area are:

San Gimignano, famous for its towers

Monteriggioni, the walled town, pretty but very small.

Colle val d' Elsa, is a big town divided into 3 different levels, colle bassa, alta and castle

Castellina in Chianti, the heart of Chianti

Radda in Chianti, for me the prettiest town of the Chianti area

Murlo,a very interesting etruscan museum at Vescovado di Murlo

Asciano, the area nearby and the near Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Pienza, the perfect town

Montalcino, the town of the famous wine with many great restaurants

San Quirico d' Orcia ,the door over the Val d' Orcia

Bagno Vignoni ,antique thermal baths

Montepulciano ,beautiful rinascimental town

Radicofani at the foot of the Monte Amiata

Rocca d' Orcia with the imposing tower

Chiusi ,impressive the Duomo and the Etruscan rests

Abbey of San Galgano is definitely worth the visit

Abbey of Sant' Antimo is another must

Twice a year on July 2 and Aug. 16 the famous Palio of Siena takes place and is definitely one of the most popular of italian traditional festivities.

There is a large supermarket in Buonconvento (just 3 km. away ) where you will find everything. In the same town, there is a butcher, a tabacchi shop, numerous little bars and restaurants, 2 different banks, and gastronomically oriented shops. There is a farmer's market every Saturday as well.

Here are a few suggestions for things to do while you stay in the area:

-Horse riding and trekking in this unspoilt countryside

-Hot air ballooning

-Numerous bike paths with designated itineraries such as the now well known "Eroica", which also organizes every year in October, an itinerary along the paths with old fashion and vintage bicycles

For those who seek tranquility and pure relaxation during their stay in Tuscany, and are inspired by the spirituality that this environment transmits, then we suggest the following:

-Hot-spring resorts in Val D'Orcia (Bagno Vignone)

-Trekking on the antique Francigena way

-Visit the beautiful town of Pienza and take a trip to the magic atmosphere of Italian Renaissance

-Excursions to Montalcino, Tuscany

-Golf club (Borgo La Bagnaia is the nearest one)

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3 Sep 2012


"Great place for family and friends"

We rented all three cottages for a group of 17 including small children and adults. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation. The area is beautiful, serene and relaxing. Having the pool there took the pressure off having to "do something" everyday and kept the kids entertained. Buonconvento is a great little town, that has everything you will need. The owners and their staff couldn't have been more accomodating and helpful in making our stay a success. Easily accessible to Siena and Florence by train or car. I highly recommend this property; particulalry for large groups.

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