Bella Vista

Beautifully decorated, charming, five bedroom, stone farmhouse, with some of the best views in Tuscany, overlooking the Val D'Orcia.

Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 10

Very cozy villa, with all services available, and some of the most wonderful views in Italy. The house has been totaly restored and remodeled by one of Italy's premier designers.

Bella Vista is a lovely ancient villa, surrounded by extensive grounds, set in one of Tuscany’s most poetic locations, among Val d’Orcia’s gentle hills and wide, colorful, valleys. The villa’s original rural architecture is perfectly preserved, and completed with state-of-the-art modern facilities. The whole property offers superb views of the surrounding verdant hillside, dotted by quaint towns and parish churches.

Attentively restored by the owner, an accomplished Italian interior designer, the villa shows personality, understated elegance and authentic rustic beauty in each detail, from the ancient stone kitchen counter to the cozy colorful rugs and warm furnishings. Facilities include a small, fully equipped country-style kitchen, WIFI connection, DVD and CD player.

Splendidly set atop the hills, thanks to its thick ancient walls and the fresh country breezes the Villa remains cool and comfortable in the summer, though it does not have air-conditioning.

The grounds are extensive, comprising 30 acres of private woods and a bountiful vegetable garden and orchard. The property boasts a gorgeous 12x6 meter swimming pool (boiler-heated), conveniently equipped with a covered picnic area, charming straw changing hut and fridge; the pool is splendidly positioned and offers spellbinding views of the famed Val d’Orcia landscape. An exquisite outdoor vine-sheltered paved terrace, with built-in barbecue, seats up to 16 guests for dreamy sunset drinks, sun-kissed lunches and memorable dinners parties.

 Thanks to its striking location, it offers the privacy and full comfort of a “home away from home” as well as innumerable engaging sightseeing and activity options.

Basic supplies are always available for free, such as mineral water, spices vinegars, coffee, napkins, toile paper, soap, candles, olive oil, produce from vegetable garden, jams, honey, etc.

Pool and hot tub heating heating with solar panels is included. If extra heat is needed, costs of propane is extra.

5 bedrooms/6 bathrooms  250 m2/2700 sq. ft.

Property Type
Villa
Region
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
Capacity
10
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Features
  • Fantastic views
  • Outdoor pool

Ground Floor

Dining room, opening as well to outdoor dining area

Kitchen(electric oven, five burner stove, dishwasher and double door fridge with ice dispenser) and a large vine covered pergola on the terrace facing the valley.

Living room with fireplace and double doors that opens to the pergola terrace

Lobby opens to: guest bathroom(previously pig's stables with brick barrel vault ceiling)

Staircase leading to first floor

Twin bedroom; ensuite bathroom with tub and wall mounted shower

First Floor

Double bedroom(queen) with ensuite bathroom(tub and wall mounted shower with curtain) Master bedroom(king) with huge hearth, private balcony, dressing room, ensuite bathroom with tub, wall mounted shower and double sink. Small double bedroom up the stairs with ensuite bathroom(walk in shower) Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower.

Exterior

Heating swimming pool over looking the Val d'Orcia. Terracotta pavement, straw changing room, sheltered picnic area, second pergola, small fridge.

Outdoor dining area with grill; seating for 10 people.

Vegetable and flower garden, orchard and vine groves, 30 acres of private woodland surrounding the house.

Exclusions

$2500 damage deposit to be held against valid credit card.

Distances

Nearest train station in Chiusi: 15 mins. Florence Airport: 1.5 hours, Rome Airport 2 hours, Pienza, Montepulciano, Sarteano: 15-20 mins., Restaurants: 5 minutes.

Recommended Local Restaurants

5 minute drive:

Monteverdi-Via di Mezzo   Castiglioncello del Trinoro  Tel.  0578 268 146   http://monteverdituscany.com/dining/  In this little village, there is a fine dining restaurant, Ormea, and a wine bar featuring lighter meals and 32 wines by the glass. All in a beutiful location with great views. Moderate prices.

10 minutes drive:

Bar Ristorante Dopolavoro-Strada della Vittoria, 90 - Località La Foce (SI) - Tel./ Fax: 0578/754025   www.dopolavorolafoce.it/index.php   Inexpensive

Santa Chiara-Via costa Santa Chiara 30 - 53047 Sarteano  Tel. 0578/265412  www.conventosantachiara.it  Regional food in a 15th century convent in the country. Moderate prices.

Within 20 minutes:

Osteria Da Gagliano-Via Roma 5, 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578268022  Nice regional specialities.  Inexpensive to Moderate prices.

Hostaria Il Buco-via Della Pace 39 53042 Chianciano Terme  Tel. 057830230  Just below the old town centre in the upper part of the town stands this small establishment with a warm, family atmosphere. The menu offers typical Tuscan recipes, homemade pasta, mushrooms and truffles. Inexpensive to moderate prices.

I Salotti-località Querce al Pino, strada statale 146 53043 Chiusi  Tel. 0578274407  One Michelin star. Creative. This excellent restaurant with an elegant ambience and just a few tables offers two tasting menus. One that focuses on Tuscan traditions (meat only) and another that is equally balanced between meat and fish dishes. Expensive.

La Frateria di Padre Eligio-Convento St. Francesco, Cetona  Tel. 0578/238261 - 0578/238015   www.lafrateria.com/pagina.asp?num=6   In a park, a medieval Franciscan monastery, managed by a community of former drug users, creative cuisine: mystical influences and tempting "sins" such as wine. Truly, one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and uplifting places that I have ever visited, and the food is exceptional. too. Expensive.

Castello Di Fighine-Localita Fighine 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni  Tel.  0578 56158  One Michelin star.  A dirt track leads to this magical spot, where a medieval castle offers views of the surrounding hills. Meals are served either in the attractive dining rooms or on the romantic wisteria covered terrace in fine weather. Fresh cuisine with a personal touch. Upper moderate pricing.

Deposit

55%

Availability

All year

Rates

Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2017

Jan 06 - Apr 08 $4,567 Weekly

Apr 08 - May 20 $6,865 Weekly

May 20 - Jun 17 $9,001 Weekly

Jun 17 - Aug 26 $12,204 Weekly

Aug 26 - Sep 30 $9,001 Weekly

Sep 30 - Nov 04 $6,865 Weekly

Nov 04 - Dec 16 $4,567 Weekly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $6,865 Weekly

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