La Picturesque is a large stone farmhouse dating back to the 16th century. It is surrounded by a manicured lawn with great views over the Orcia Valley. It has been carefully restored, safeguarding the relationship between man and the environment. Rooms with beamed ceilings are well sized and open to the most thrilling views of the Crete Senese, wheat fields and cypress trees. The house is equipped with all modern amenities including: Satellite digital TV, VCR, stereo tuner, CD-player, cassette recorder and dedicated fax-line.
A huge hearth dominates one wall, to be enjoyed from upholstered couch and sidechairs. House laundry (heavy duty machinery), guest's laundry (washing machine and tumble dryer), Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD player, Vegetable and flower garden, 3 acres automatically watered lawn, orchard and vine groves.
Dining patio seating 20 with bilt in barbecue and ancient brick oven for cooking pizzas or roast meats, a Pergola for "al fresco" drinks at sunset. Its traditionally styled country kitchen, spacious and well-equipped, ideal for cooking class (10 gas burners, two large ovens, microwave, American fridge and separate freezer, ice maker), and the large dining room which seats 20, make this house a good place for family reunions. This farmhouse has also on the upper level a further 'winter' living/dining room for 10. Ensuite second small but fully-equipped kitchen.
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This stunning old stone house is located in Tuscany, in the uniquely beautiful region of Val D'Orcia.
Arriving at La Picturesque you will be struck by the dramatic setting of the same spectacular countryside where "The English Patient" and 'Under the Tuscan Sun" were filmed, where the landscape changes from gently rolling hills into the majestic grandeur of Monte Amiata, Italy's second highest mountain. You can enjoy biking, horse riding and much more here.
La Picturesque can accommodate 16+2 guests in 8 bedrooms. Every detail makes the villa a special accommodation (it's the maximum).