Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 17
Montelandi is a romantic old country house set in 14 acres of woodland and gardens with views from Siena to Montalcino. The terraces are shaded by Jasmine, Wisteria and Vine covered pergolas. For Al Fresco dining and barbecues there are long tables on the main terrace and a second large kitchen to serve directly to them. There are separate terraces around the swimming pool with lots of pool furniture. The pool area is enclosed with a gate which can be locked to ensure the safety of young children.
This is a party house. Big enough to accommodate a large group for a special occasion such as an anniversary or a wedding or for three or four families to holiday together, yet with plenty of room to find your own quiet space. There is the opportunity to organise a Private Chef for meal times or cookery lessons, if you would like to do so please let us know when you make your booking.
The main dining room opens onto a terrace so that 20 or more can enjoy meals together with arches framing the views across the valley.
The rooms are comfortably furnished with antiques and deep sofas. The living room on the 1st floor is large, with a marble floor, a beamed ceiling and a hooded tuscan fireplace. the room is comfortably furnished with english upholstery and antiques. Doors from the living room lead to the covered loggia with arches framing the view across the valley.
The kitchens are fully equipped, with a breakfast table which can seat 12 in the main kitchen. Opening the folding doors in the principal bedroom onto the first floor loggia, there is another breakfast table, where you can take in your surroundings, whilst enjoying the start of your day.
At the rear of the house there is a quiet library with a staircase leading down to the swimming pool area. There is also a central staircase leading to the main kitchen, dining room and terraces.
For children there is a table tennis room, games, television, dvd player, music player indoors as well as swings and slides outdoors. Best of all there are are acres of woodland and the perfect house for a good game of hide and seek!
There is also Horse Riding, Hot Springs, Beauty Therapy and Tennis available locally. There is also a bike available at the property for use of the guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Safe|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its permanent influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, such as Petrarch, Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Niccolò Macchiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci, Luca Pacioli, Amedeo Modigliani and Giacomo Puccini. As a result, the region boasts museums (such as the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace and the Chianciano Museum of Art). Tuscany is famous for its wines, including the well-known Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino.
Tuscany has a unique artistic legacy, and Florence is one of the world's most important water-color centres, even so that it is often nicknamed the "art palace of Italy" (the city is also believed to have the largest concentration of Renaissance art and architecture in the world). Painters such as Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived in Florence and Tuscany as well as Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, renewers of architecture and sculpture; Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, forefathers of the Renaissance, Ghiberti and the Della Robbias, Filippo Lippi and Angelico; Botticelli, Paolo Uccello and the universal genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
The region contains numerous museums and art galleries, many housing some of the world's most precious works of art. Such museums include the Uffizi, which keeps Botticelli's Birth of Venus, the Pitti Palace, and the Bargello, to name a few. Most of the frescos, sculptures and paintings in Tuscany are held in the region's abundant churches and cathedrals, such as Florence Cathedral, Siena Cathedral, Pisa Cathedral and the Collegiata di San Gimignano.
Montalcino is a hill town, located in Tuscany, Italy. It is famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine.
The town is located to the west of Pienza, close to the Crete Senesi in Val d'Orcia. It is 42 km from Siena, 110 km from Florence and 150 km from Pisa. The Monte Amiata is located nearby.
The town takes its name from a variety of oak tree that once covered the terrain. The very high site of the town offers stunning views over the Asso, Ombrone and Arbia valleys of Tuscany, dotted with silvery olive orchards, vineyards, fields and villages. The lower slopes of the Montalcino hill itself are dominated by highly productive vines and olive orchards.
Montalcino is divided, like most medieval Tuscan cities, into quarters called contrade, Borghetto, Travaglio, Pianello and Ruga, each with their own colours, songs and separate drum rhythms to distinguish them. Twice a year they meet together in a breath taking archery contest under the walls of the Fortezza, conducted in Medieval dress, with lords and ladies of each contrada who accompany the proceedings.
Buonconvento is a delightful little town, which can be reached by car, with lots of shops, delicatessens, butchers, fruiterers, grocers, artisan, leather and fashion shops. There are Trattoria, restaurants, bars and cafès. An art gallery, a museum and frequent festas and events.Montelandi is at the heart of the rolling countryside of the Crete within easy reach of historic little cities such as Pienza, Montepulciano and Siena. There are magnificent abbeys, castles and churches such as Monte Olivetto and St Antimo
There are also Horse riding, Tennis, Hot Springs and Beauty Therapy available locally.