Villa | 14 bedrooms | sleeps 27
This exclusive luxury villa nestled in the hills of the Tuscan countryside in the south of the province of Siena offers top-quality accommodation completed by first-class services and panoramic views in a natural biogenetic reserve in the Val di Merse.
Villa Osservatorio is located well off the beaten tracks and it is the ideal place for utmost relaxation in a quiet atmosphere where life follows the rhythms of nature. Here you can restore your body and mind and savour the ancient Roman concept of “otium” which means taking your time for all the leisure activities that give you pleasure to completely unwind leaving behind all the stresses of the everyday life.
In complete harmony with the environment you can experience the simplicity of getting in touch with the nature surrounding with its hills, forests, lakes, wild animals, and orchards where you can pick fruit and vegetables straight from the plant.
Villa Osservatorio has been carefully restored maintaining the ancient characteristics of its rural origins with stone walls and local materials but offering all the high standard comforts such as air conditioning and heating throughout, internet wi-fi connexion and a spa, a sauna and the exceptional swimming pool.
Everything here has been created respecting the rules of environmental sustainability using alternative sources of energy such as solar panels and photovoltaic cells.
A private astronomical observatory with professional telescopes completes this incredible picture and can be accessed prior arrangement with the owners. An astronomer will come once a week to show the sky to the guests for free.
At Villa Osservatorio you can experience the charm of old Tuscany to take a break from the city life and dedicate yourself completely to enjoy your holiday and take advantage of all the services offered by this property in its wonderful setting. Thus you will return to your home and work completely relaxed and restored and looking forward to come back to this fantastic place.
ACCOMODATION: Villa Osservatorio sleeps 27 persons in 14 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The interiors are stylishly conceived with furnishing and finishing in natural materials such as terracotta tiles, wooden beams and wrought-iron. The tradition and period pieces are perfectly melted with modern luxury to create a refined and elegant ambience, sophisticated in its simplicity. Offering all the comforts to make your stay just exceptional, the villa is provided with air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, internet connection, linen of local manufacturers, toiletries made from olive oil, hairdryer, underfloor heating and cooling systems.
The villa is made of three buildings with a total of 14 large bedrooms with spacious en suite bathrooms with shower and/or tub. The bedrooms are 1 double, 1 single and 12 can be twin or double upon request. The rooms are positioned on different levels as the house is made of several stairs and steps here and there, and there is only one double bedroom completely on the ground floor without steps to access it and its bathroom.
The main building of the villa can accommodate 19 persons and it is composed as follows:
On the ground floor there is a large dining room with fireplace and smaller living room with TV sat both with direct access to the garden. On the same floor you can find one double bedroom which opens onto the outside with ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub. A small sitting room introduce you to a single bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and entrance from the garden. Some steps lead to another living area and to the spacious fully equipped professional kitchen with direct access to the external area. A corner bar completes this part of the building.
Upstairs you can find another cosy lounge area and a spacious living room both accessible from the outside where you can relax on comfortable sofas by the fireplace and peacefully read or listen to music. On different levels you can find 4 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with Jacuzzi bathtub. One of the bedrooms has a small loggia terrace.
On the top floor there are 4 double bedrooms each one with its private ensuite bathroom. 2 of the bathrooms have a Jacuzzi bathtub and 2 have a shower.
The guest house is attached to the main villa but it has a separate entrance and have access through a little terrace. It can accommodate 6 more persons.
Here you can find a small living room with fireplace on the ground floor and on separate levels with steps to reach them there are two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub. One of the bedroom has a direct entrance from the outside. Upstairs there is another double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
A separate independent building accommodates 2 persons in a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and separate Jacuzzi bathtub. You enter this building from the courtyard and on the ground floor you can find the living room with fireplace and Tv Sat. On the first floor it is located the double bedroom with bathroom.
Another separate building hosts the gym area on the ground floor with treadmill and the bike to make some exercise. On this floor there is also a bathroom with shower. The first floor has a large salon perfect for business meetings and a service toilet.
GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: This splendid villa has a variety of common spaces for you to enjoy the company of your friends or simply stay on your own with a good book and a glass of Tuscan wine. All these areas are very well furnished to offer a comfortable relaxing time.
You will reach Villa Osservatorio through a gravel road not suitable for sports car and you will arrive in the parking place. This gorgeous villa is surrounded by a huge park with paved areas and perfectly manicured lawns embellished with plants and flowers.
The private pool (10x20 meters and depth from 1.40 to 1.60 meters) is fully equipped and it enjoys panoramic views over the green countryside surrounding. At the pool there is a changing room with showers and a sauna. In a separate lower terrace you can find the three pools with water at different temperature. The estate also offers an organic vegetable garden where you can pick fruit and vegetables directly.
Villa Osservatorio is the ideal place for nature lovers to rediscover the pleasures of rural life far away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. It is the perfect place for groups of friends or family reunions and the breathtaking sceneries make it just idyllic for wedding venues and your important events.
WELLNESS FACILITIES: Ancient Roman baths have been restored and offer now three large pools: the calidarium, the frigidarium and the tepidarium. Each pool has a different temperature of the water and the infinity edges create an uninterrupted connexion with the surrounding environment.
This sensory experience continue in the wellness centre with its indoor baths, the swimming pools with waterfall, the Turkish bath, a yoga room and the fully equipped Gymnasium. Restoring massages with pure honey and medicinal herbs, can also be organized at the property.
Suggested event for this property: Palio di Siena tickets.
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 27, 14 bedrooms|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 110 km, Nearest railway: Siena 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms of which 14 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (13), Dining seats for 30, Lounge seats for 30|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Tuscany region
Villa Osservatorio is located in the area of Val di Merse in the sienese countryside with views over the so called “ Basso Merse natural Reserve” extending on the horizon to the Mount Amiata in the distance. The nearest town is Monticiano 10 minutes driving from the property. Here you can find several shops for the main necessities, the bank and the post office, while within half an hour drive you can reach Siena where you can find all the amenities. Grosseto and the seaside is about 40 minutes drive and Florence one and a half hour.
The nearest restaurant is within 2 km and a short drive away you can find tennis court, gold course, thermal spas. Many activities can directly be organized on site or by the owners such as horseback riding, walking or hiking, cooking classes, lunch and dinner at the organic vegetable garden, bike riding, flights over the Tuscan countryside, wine and oil tasting, one day at the shepherd's cottage making pecorino cheese.
The nearest airport is Florence one and a half hours away. Pisa is 2 hours and Rome is about 2 and a half hours.
Nearest town: Monticiano km 12
Restaurants: Tocchi km 2
Supermarket: Monticiano km 12
Grocery: Monticiano km 12
Shops: Monticiano km 12
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 75
Bank: Monticiano km 12
Post office: Monticiano km 12
Chemistry: Monticiano km 12
Tennis court: Monticiano km 15
Golf: Bagnaia km 10
Horse riding: in the property
SPA: Petriolo SPA Resort km 15
Train station: Siena km 30
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