Le Contessine - Magical Tuscan Villa
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Le Contessine is a beautiful villa of 300 sqm located at the foot of Mount Cetona 10 minutes drive from the village within the idyllic Tuscan landscape of vine-clad hills, extensive olive groves and cypress trees.The house is a precious gem shining among the tree-lined mountain roads with every modern facility. Lovingly restored and immersed in the beautiful unspoilt countryside, a few minutes from a number of typically Tuscan medieval villages with all necessary services. The swimming pool enjoys a panoramic position on the natural terrace at the foot of the mountain.The property is immersed in 2 hectares of private fenced parkland and there are various pergolas and shaded areas available for guests to relax and admire the impressive views.The height and position ensure that the property benefits from pleasant breezes even during the hottest months of July and August.
For keen walkers and cyclists, there are many country paths to explore where numerous species of flora and fauna can be admired. Deer and rabbit are frequently spotted in the garden. Not far from the house are beautiful little towns such as Sarteano, San Casciano Dei Bagni and Montepulciano, full of history and offering various proposals for food, spa retreats and wine itineraries. Other famous towns such as Pienza, Orvieto and Cortona are also within easy reach as are the classical art cities like Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The house is 10 minutes from the A1 motorway giving it a very strategic position.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia Airport 52 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi Chianciano Terme 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Tuscany region
From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces. The vision of cypress tree lined countryside and dotted picturesque hilltop towns is enough to garner sighs of wistfulness the world over.
Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands. Students come to learn the beautiful Italian language and culture.
The house is 10 minutes drive to the local village Cetona. The medieval town of Cetona is located in the province of Siena. Given it's pretty streets and stunning countryside (resembling a renaissance painting)Cetona has been officially recognised as one of Italy's most beautiful towns and has also been awarded the prestigious 'orange flag' by the Italian Touring Club.
Unsurprisingly due to its strategic position, natural beauty, peace and high quality of life, Cetona has become home to many well-known personalities from the world of art, fashion and culture.
A tranquil land rich in history the area has extremely important Etruscan archaeological sites (guided visits possible) and is steeped in a long history of wine and olive oil production. The eastern side of Mount Cetona looks towards the magestic umbrian mountains, the lake of Trasimeno and the charming hilltop towns of Citta della Pieve and Chiusi whereas the western side looks out over the rolling hills of the UNESCO Heritage site the Val D'orcia. Montepulciano, Chiusi, Sarteano, Orvieto, Pienza, San Casciano Dei Bagni, Lago Trasimeno, Montalcino and Cortona are all within easy reach on the motorway.
The historic village of Cetona has plenty of fascinating shops, restaurants and pizzerias, as well as beautiful medieval palaces, Romanesque churches and squares. Extensive trails criss-cross Mount Cetona, the highest peak of Val di Chiana, ideal for hiking, horse-riding or cycling through unspoilt woodland.
High quality products from the local countryside include;wine,chianina meat,honey and olive oil D.O.P.Not only interesting from a cultural/gastronomic point of view, immersed in the beautiful woodland of Mount Cetona is the immaculately kept Convent of San Francesco. (According to tradition founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the XIII century.) The Franciscan hermitage 'Santa Maria a Belverde' and various grottos can also be visited within the archeological park, Belverde.
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