House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 19
The house has been very carefully decorated by the owner, Ilaria Miani a furniture designer and producer renowned for her trendy shop in Rome.
The open landscape of the Val d'Orcia makes for exceptional panoramas. The long narrow heated pool (20 x 4 meters) with its jet stream and vanishing edge, seems almost to be pouring itself onto the fields and farms below. A lower terrace along the west edge of the house protects the well-organized and well-kept vegetable garden from the ceaseless breeze, and provides an alternate view for those enjoying the hot tub (with jets). A circular drive and gated entrance from the east facilitates the moving of luggage and groceries, with a walled and shaded car-park below so the views from all sides of the house are unblemished. The list of visible landmarks reads much like a Tuscan itinerary; Monte Amiata, Monte Cetona, Radicofani, Pienza, Montalcino, Rocca d'Orcia, Contignano and Chiarentana.
Tucked into the thick spine of the L-shaped house is the outdoor living. Two broad terraces paved with old stones reclaimed from Arezzo's piazza in Arezzo are bisected by a wide, uncovered staircase to the first floor. One forms an outdoor living room with casual seating under umbrellas. The second is the outdoor dining room, also under umbrellas. A narrow raised bed is planted for color and fragrance. Close by is the outdoor fireplace for grilling in the ancient Tuscan tradition and fashioned from thick slabs of pietra serena. The sink is wide and shallow and ancient. A series of iron framed double doors leads to the gathering rooms of the ground floor.
Independent residence sleeps 16+3.
Bedroom 1: double, en suite bathroom with walk in shower, veranda connecting to the rest of the house, guest's coatroom with W.C. and sink.
Bedroom 2: twin with separate entrance from the patio. En suite bathroom, tub with wall mounted shower.
Staircase from lobby/veranda to first floor veranda allows access
to six bedrooms.
Bedroom 3: double master bedroom. Very large room (45 sq meters), with study area, hearth and sitting area, views on three sides, en suite bathrooms (large stone tub with wall mounted shower, stone sink, second stone sink, separate W.C., large walk in closet.
Bedroom 4: Sleeps up to five: one at floor level and four in a loft (internal staircase) with two single and a double. Suitable for kids (has satellite TV, VHS, DVD, and stereo) or parents with children. En suite bathroom with walk in shower.
Bedroom 5: double with en suite bathroom, double sink, tub and wall mounted shower.
Bedroom 6: double with en suite bathroom, tub and wall mounted shower.
Bedroom 7: twin with en suite bathroom, tub and wall mounted shower.
Bedroom 8: double opposite the master suite. Views on three sides. Bath tub and wall mounted shower plus sink, separate WC and sink.
The house can comfortably sleep 8 couples plus 3 children. More infants can sleep in any bedroom by adding cots and cradles (each room is large enough to accommodate additional beds). Most bathrooms have stone sinks designed by the owners.
|Size||Sleeps up to 19, 8 bedrooms|
|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
|General||TV, Video player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 8 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (6)|
The Tuscany region
Italy is a wonderful country that combines stunningly landscape with unique culture. From it's modern cities to its classic
countryside there is such a variety of wondrous things to see and do. Italy's unique culture stems from its history of being many individual states/provinces.
The countries shape means that the coast is easily accessible from practically anywhere in the country.
There are many fantastic things to do in the
local area. As well as all the normal tourist activities available there is a plethora of historical churches/monasteries that are well worth a visit. A trip here
would not be complete without sampling some of the delicious local food and, of course, the wine.