A dreamy villa behind a private gate and long driveway assures your privacy. Set among vineyards with breathtaking views of the most photographed area of Tuscany, called Crete Sienese. Main villa with 2 bedroom cottage is ideal for large groups and families. This delightful property is located in the heart of the Crete Senesi areasouth of the city of Siena. This area is characterized by its rich clay earth - the famous terra di Siena - and its almost other-worldly landscapes. The original structure is in typical rustic style - with terra cotta floors, exposed clay brick walls, wooden beams and original frescoes - and dates back to the 17th century. In the year 1802 , The Villa was converted into a summer retreat. The owners undertook a massive restoration of the property between 1995 and 2000 which forms part of an extensive estate which produces organic extra virgin oil and wine. A picturesque lane lined with cypresses leads forms an enchanting entrance way. The house is furnished with antique family furniture and fine design details . There is a large panoramic terrace on the upper floor which offers an unforgettable views. It is possible to get tours of the wine estate this property sits on. MAIN HOUSE- GROUND FLOOR: The charming frescoed entrance foyer, takes you into a large living room decorated with family mementos and a beautiful stone fireplace, a dining room, a very modern professionally-equipped kitchen and a spacious veranda housing a characteristic traditional wood-burning oven and a barbecue. The sunset view from the terrace - stretching beyond the pool - is simply magnificent. There is also a very large "party" room with an open fireplace that can be used for all types of gatherings. The Villa wine cellar which can be set up for wine-tastings. There are two bedrooms on this floor, a spacious handicap-accessible en suite double bedroom with doors leading out to the gardens and an en suite Master Bedroom with sitting room and sofa bed. FIRST FLOOR : There are another 6 Double bedrooms with orthopedic mattresses. All but one can be made up as twins upon request. All have en suite baths with shower or Jacuzzi tub, two of the bedrooms have direct access to the loggia and all afford splendid views. Each is equipped with a mini-bar and telephone. There is a small living room on this floor as well. COTTAGE: There are two Double bedrooms with en suite baths furnished with Jacuzzi tubs. There is a charming living room and full kitchen with a washing machine. The cottage has its own panoramic outdoor dining area and barbecue. GARDENS: There are various areas to lounge or enjoy al fresco dinners. Large Portios and Loggios, the focal point of this house, along with the large terraces. A beautiful old stone oven on one of the terraces can be used for making great pizzas. There is a lovely free-form swimming pool which includes a hydro-massage area and features an outdoor shower. The swimming pool is 1,40 meters deep from end to end and has built in jacuzzi ( not heated). A large lawn is ideal for a game of soccer or vollyeball. There are various areas to lounge or enjoy al fresco dinners. ROOMS Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Study, Library, First Floor Loggia Terrace and First Floor Living room 1 Master Double Bedroom en suite - with sofa bed in the sitting area 1 Double Bedroom en suite - with sofa bed 5 Double Bedrooms en suite 1 Double Bedroom en suite with a sofa bed COTTAGE 2 Double Bedrooms en suite 5 Bathroom with Shower 1 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower) 2 Half Bath 4 Bathrooms with Jacuzzi FACILITIES Stove, Oven, Microwave, Private Barbecue, Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washer Only, High Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels, VCR, DVD, Stereo, Hairdryer, WiFi, Telephone & Mini Bar in each bedroom, wood burning oven AMENITIES Private Inground Pool, Central Heat, Views, WindowScreens, Maid Service and Mid week linen and bath towel change. TRANSPORTATION: PRIVATE PARKING NEAREST AIRPORT: Florence 127,Pisa 210 km, Rome 226 km CITIES AND TOWNS: Asciano 14 km, Pienza 19 km,Bagno Vignoni 30 km, Lake Trasimeno 42 km, San Gimignano 91 km, Siena 51 km, Arezzo 52 km, Assis 93 km, Rome 202 km, Florence 110 km SERVICES: all types of shops, restaurants 5 km NOTES There is an additional single room with out an en suite bath located on the ground floor that may be requested at the time of booking - rented at the owner's discretion.
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