Farmhouse | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Le Fontanelle is located in the spectacular countryside of the Orcia valley, which has been renowed since the end of the first millennium as important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome.
Le Fontanelle was a ruined peasants' house when it was discovered by the Gonzi family, its current owners.
Ideal for a luxury holiday combined with great hospitality and gastronomy.
They have renovated other farmhouses, so the same attention to detail and all the lessons learned from previous renovations have been used in this last restoration, finished in 2003: original stone and bricks, terracotta flooring, antiques and Tuscan wood furniture.
In restoring the structure as a comfortable vacation house of exceptional character, the owners' main aim was to respect the original features of the building.
Rooms with wood-beamed ceilings are well sized and open to the most beautiful views of the valley, with wheat fields, olive groves and cypress trees.
The Gonzi family respected the traditional structure of the farmhouse and kept the house divided into two independent units: the ground level, once the stables, which can accommodate ten people, and the top level, where the peasants used to live, which sleeps four more people.
As a result, Le Fontanelle is the perfect setting for family reunions or groups of friends looking for an “oasis” of tranquillity, surrounded by art and culture.
The extensive lawn is mainly seeded with grass to maintain the open space of the valley and not to restrict the view around the farmhouse.
Terracotta pots with geraniums, wild roses and bushes of lavender and rosemary create a beautiful frame around the pool (15m x 5m open from 1st June to mid-Sept.). The covered dining space with fireplace, pizza oven, barbeque, table and chairs will let guests enjoy unforgettable Tuscan sunsets.
Nearest Town: Siena 60 km
Nearest Shop and Villages:
Monticchiello (5 minutes), Pienza/Montepulciano (10/15 minutes)
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
VILLA sqm 700
On the ground floor there is a fully equipped chef's kitchen, a huge living-dining room with double doors opening to the front patio and to the back garden.
In the smaller living room there is a large stone fireplace surrounded by wide red sofas spreading a warm and cosy atmosphere.
Five spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms complete the remaining space on this floor.
The ground floor consists of:
• 4 Double bedrooms
• 1 Twin bedroom
• 5 bathrooms + 1 service bathroom
• 1 Kitchen
• 1 Living room
• 1 Relaxing room
• 1 Dining room
A stone outdoor staircase leads to the upper floor unit; four breathtaking arched windows overlook the valley and the huge oak tree in front of the house, creating an open and dynamic space.
Another large stone fireplace offers an ideal retreat for afternoon reading.
A fully equipped kitchen will appeal to those who love cooking, and the vistas and plantings from the many windows are very pleasing to the eye.
The first floor consists of:
• 2 Double bedrooms
• 2 Bathrooms + 1 service bathrrom
• 1 Kitchen
LAUNDRY: Full laundry facilities including washing machine, iron and ironing board
AMENITIES: Insect screens, Ping-pong table, BBQ, Pizza oven, CD Player, DVD Player, Hair dryers available in each bathroom, Toiletries, Pool towels, Welcome buffet, Hi-fi Stereo, Fireplace, Phone, Wi-Fi internet connection, Parking
Full kitchen amenities including Microwave, Oven, American-style coffee maker, kettle, Italian coffee maker, Juicer, Toaster, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher
Refundable security deposit: € 500 (cash upon arrival; it will be totally returned, if no damages or losses occurred)
Included in the rental price:
Linen: bed sheets, towels, kitchen linen (weekly changed)
Water and electricity
Daily Cleaning (3 hours per day Monday to Friday)
Cot with bedding and highchair (please request in advance)
Hairdryers all bedrooms
Emergency contact 24h/7d
Welcome buffet on arrival
NOT included in the rental price and to be paid on spot:
Local tax: € 0.70 /night/person
Heating: upon consumption
Extra Services on request and NOT included in the rental price:
Wood for fireplace
Check-in: from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Check-out: within 10 a.m.
A Booking Fee of 30.00€ is to be added to the rental price.