Podere Francesca is a charming rural villa, surrounded by extensive grounds, set in one of Tuscany’s most inspiring locations, among Val d’Orcia’s gentle hills and wide, colorful, valleys. Splendidly set atop the hills, the property offers superb views of the surrounding verdant hillside and nearby hilltowns.
Thanks to its striking location and fresh countryside breezes, Podere Francesca offers the privacy and full comfort of a “home away from home” and remains cool and comfortable also during the hot Summer months, though it has no air-conditioning.
5 double bedrooms (of which 2 twins) all with en-suite bathrooms
1 living room (with stone fireplace), open to the terrace
1 Small but very well-equipped country kitchen, with large stone counter top, large fridge with separate freezer, ice and cold water dispenser, dishwasher
1 dining room seating 10, opening to terraces
Laundry (washing machine and tumble dryer)
Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD player
WI-FI everywhere in the house
Very extended vine pergola on stone paved terrace facing the valley (south-west)
Al fresco dining area for 16 seated.
Built in barbecue
Boiler heated swimming pool (12×6 meters) with straw changing hut and covered picnic area (with small fridge, pergola and cotta pavement). For the 2018 season the pool has been converted into a saltwater system, meaning no more free chlorine needed to be poured daily in order to maintain it clean. No more damages to your hair, dry skin, swimsuits fading, nasty smell.
Vegetable and flower garden
Orchard and olive groves
30 acres of private woodland surrounding the house
Parking for up to 8 cars
Points of interest
Grocery store, restaurants, farm shops with local products as pecorino cheese, wine, beer, extra virgin oil, fruit&vegetables: within 10 minutes driving distance
Open air markets, supermarkets, wine merchants, and any kind of shop in the surrounding towns at 15 to 30 minutes
Railway station (CHIUSI -CHIANCIANO TERME) with trains leading to Rome and Florence: 25 minutes
Florence Airport 1 hour and 30; Rome Fiumicino Airport 2 hours, Pisa Airport 2.5 hours. Private jets, also fly into Siena Airport (1 hour) and some airlines to Perugia Airport (1.5 hours).
Celebrated Tuscan hill towns as Montalcino, S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano at 15 to 30 minutes driving reach. Perugia, Siena and Assisi: 1 hour. Florence 1.5 hours, Rome 2 hours.
Tennis courts at 15 minutes
Golf courses: Lamborghini (9 holes) at half an hour, Castiglion del Bosco: 40 minutes, Golf dell’Ugolino, near Florence: 1 hour
Horseback riding facilities: 30 minutes
Renown spas boasting hot pools with stunning views and any kind of wellness treatments as Bagno Vignoni, at 15 minutes, in a 13th century village, San Casciano dei Bagni, 40 minutes, Bagni San Filippo with thermal water falls at 15 minutes
Included in the rental
Fluent English speaking check in rep welcoming the guests and showing them the house
General upkeep of the premises
Weekly bed and bath linen change for stays longer than one week.
Electricity & Gas
Water from the mains
Wi-Fi throughout the house
SAT TV (mainly in English)
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
Firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue
Pool and garden maintenance
To be reimbursed at check-out
Extra pool heating through dedicated boilers – this will be charged on consumption at market price.
Any potential damages