In the year 957, the Archbishop of Canterbury crossed the Val d’Orcia toward Rome. The diary he kept during his travels contains the first reference to the Via Francigena, the big medieval road connecting France to Rome and leading pilgrims to the home of Christianity. Many castles, towers, or simple farmhouses crowned the valley along the road. Some of them have become holiday homes for lovers of the Val d’Orcia, with its rolling hills and open fields.
On the ground floor : four living rooms, two with fireplace, and access to the large terrace surrounding the villa, dining room with access to the furnished terrace with a table and chairs for outdoor dining, spacious double bedroom with bathroom and access to the terrace, kitchen (pantry and household appliances in a separate room) with oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, double bedroom with bathroom and access from the outside.
On the first floor (access through a double external stone staircase) : the first staircase leads to a double bedroom with bathroom with shower and bath. The second staircase leads to a living room with TV and fireplace, twin/double bedroom with wardrobe and bathroom with shower, double bedroom with shower, double bedroom with bathroom with bathtub.
Annex (next to the main building) : three double/twin bedrooms each with bathroom, loft bar, kitchen and gym.
Note : the villa has its own solar panel heating system for both, pool and hot tub.
The rental price includes linen (sheets and towels), utilities (water, gas, electricity, heating, air conditioning), garden and pool maintenance, firewood supply for fireplace and BBQ, WIFI Internet connection, telephone for local calls, final cleaning. Mandatory service: two maids for 4 hours per day from Sunday to Friday 700€/week, the staff will be at disposal of the clients for tasks of different kinds (cleaning and breakfast's preparation).
The rental price doesn’t include extra linen changing, cooking and food shopping. Wine and spirits bottles displayed in the house have to be as well as replaced/reimbursed at departure if consumed. Security deposit: 2500€ to be paid in cash on the spot.
Heated infinity pool (16m x 5m), heated outdoor Jacuzzi, furnished garden, underfloor heating, large stone terrace that surrounds the entire house with pergola for outdoor dining, vegetable garden, BBQ, air conditioning in every bedroom, WIFI Internet connection, TV (sat), DVD player, CD player for iPod, laundry room with washing machine and dryer, hair dryer in each room, gym.
Italy, Tuscany : Contignano 5,8 Km, Sarteano 11 Km, Chianciano Terme 15 Km, Cetona 18 Km, Florence 1 hour and a half, Rome 2 hours by car, Siena, Perugia and Assisi 1 hour by car, Montalcino 30 minutes by car.