This is a stunning 7 bedroom villa which can work well for either one large group or two smaller groups or families. It is furnished in keeping with a traditional Tuscany villa but has all the mod cons guests expect. Boasting a private pool and wonderful views to Pienza in the distance, it's a great setting to enjoy a stay in the beautiful Val d'Orcia of Tuscany.
On the ground floor, as you enter there is a large rectangular space furnished with long wooden dining table and with comfortable sofas at the far end where doors lead out to the garden. The kitchen is well equipped and sits to the right of this room. It has everything that even a professional would need. Also to the right of the dining room is a smaller sitting room, ideal for a TV and furnished with comfortable sofas arranged around a focal fireplace and TV. There are five bedrooms on the ground floor of the property, four of which are double rooms whilst the fifth has two single beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Three of these bathrooms have showers whilst the remaining bathrooms have both bath tubs and a separate shower. There is also an additional bathroom on this floor with shower, WC and bidet. A set of external steps leads to the first floor of the property. Here there is a beautiful living and dining area with central fireplace that effectively divides the space into two distinct parts. This is a stunning space furnished with two cream formal sofas, a circular dining table and chess table. There is another TV in this room. A small kitchen leads off this room and there are two bedrooms on this floor as well. One has an ensuite shower room whilst the other has an ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower. Outside, the property is set in lovely gardens, mostly laid to lawn. There is a private pool (open from mid May to end September each year) which is gated giving peace of mind to those with children. This is positioned at the top of the garden to make the most of the glorious views across to Pienza that the villa enjoys. An adjacent pergola provides the perfect spot to enjoy lunch by the pool during the day whilst closer to the villa there is a lovely courtyard where an additional table and chairs have been positioned for al fresco dining. The grounds are also home to a smaller building which is again for the guests exclusive use and is the ideal setting for cookery classes or pizza parties since it is equipped with pizza oven and fireplace. There are plans to install a kitchen in this room. Vineyards sit to one side of the property. Please note rates exclude air conditioning costs (80 euros per day) and heating costs (0.976 euros per litre) which must be payable locally on departure based on usage. A security deposit of 800 euros is also payable locally on arrival in cash but is refunded on departure upon the property being left in satisfactory condition. Pets are welcome and are charged at 100 euros per animal (up to a maximum of 2 animals).
Monticchiello is just 2 km from the villa and Pienza is just a short drive away. Guests can enjoy views of Pienza from the house.
A note from Jo
This is a great villa for larger groups and can work really well if travelling as 2 separate groups who want to stay together but still retain a certain degree of privacy and independence. It's also a great option for those with young children who want the added peace of mind of having a gated pool.