(*New for 2014, view our other listing here:
Set behind gates atop a long private driveway with virtually no adjacent neighbors, enter a superior-styled vacation home in an historic area of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region.
Easy access from Rome and Florence make this a perfect choice for your vacation home near Siena. Recently renovated with all modern conveniences, this 1500's Stone Farmhouse is situated in the middle of Olive Groves and rolling Chianti Classico Vineyards while still within a short walk from fine restaurants.
A professionally-equipped kitchen and large outdoor living and dining spaces are just two of the premiere features of the finely-furnished estate property.
Dreamliner Views overlooking vineyards and groves, the Chianti valleys, to the distant mountains of the Maremma!
The 'Vineyard Suite': upper two rooms with en-suite bathroom. Double Bedroom along with Single Bedroom, private entrance, view terraces, bathroom with tub+shower. There is a cozy reading nook / window-seat in the double room.
The 'Garden Suite': ground floor, two adjoining rooms with large en-suite travertine bathroom. This suite consists of a carved chestnut-wood 17th c. double bedroom, private entrance with view terrace, a French-Empire single-bed sitting room, travertine Bathroom, antique claw-foot iron tub and large walk-in shower room.
The entire property is thoughtfully furnished with 18-19c Italian and French antiques and ceramics. Italian bed linens and towels are provided. Wireless internet throughout.
The main (middle) floor consists of an updated cook's kitchen, dining salon, living room, powder room, our own 'piazza' and rambling view terraces with fireplace and BBQ. A tended kitchen garden full of herbs, greens and seasonable vegetables, with almond, apricot, fig, and berries only an arm's length away for those yearning to be Tuscan chefs.
Exquisite Privacy with private Hiking Trails, Olive Groves, and Vineyards surrounding the estate. A private pool features breathtaking views to distant hills of Montalcino.
There are bicycles for exploring the easy rolling lanes, plenty of local wine and oil, and various in-season festivals and markets. The main dining terrace offers a pergola-covered travertine table with a large BBQ fireplace and seasonal lounge. All windows are screened, sleeping suites offer individually-controlled air conditioning.
Al fresco dining will accommodate up to 12 guests for your special occasions. Plan a home-catered meal on the main terrace for your ultimate Tuscan experience!
The estate is minutes from the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga and is within close walking or biking proximity to San Gusme and Villa-a-Sesta, and Gaiole-in-Chianti. Florence is about an hour and thirty minutes, Rome just about three hours. Siena is twenty-five minutes away. Reached easily by car are towns such as Montalcino, Arezzo, Greve, Cortona, or Castellina-in-Chianti. Tuscan beaches or fishing villages of the Cinque Terra are 2 to 4 hours away.
Located across the road and within walking distance of the property are four excellent restaurants offering a range of dining opportunities.
*New for 2014, the owner offers a second property consisting of two charming private homes accommodating up to four or eight guests (4+4). The houses feature stunning wide-angle views adjacent to the best local restaurants. Please inquire for details and availability.