La Scuola

Beautiful eclectic renovation within walking distance of the unspoiled town of San Casino dei Bagni 6/Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms

Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 12

Once an old schoolhouse, La Scuola has been spectacularly refurbished with a mix of eclectic taste, local arts and crafts, and a dash of ethnic flavor. The property is in a beautiful stretch of southern Tuscany that sits between Rome and Florence, with open, breathtaking views.

What makes La Scuola so desirable is its immediate access on foot – literally five minutes -- to one of Tuscany's’ most charming and complete hill towns, San Casciano dei Bagni.  It is charming, elegant, authentic and local. Plus it is very much alive with services and activity –two seriously good restaurants, a casual pizza joint, the Bar Centrale where the town gathers for the morning cappuccino and a bit of gossip and which serves excellent gelato and stocks the International Herald Tribune, three choices for bread and/ or pastry, a butcher, two small general stores, an ATM, and several gift shops as well as arguably Tuscany’s most important and luxurious spa. Plus a particularly unique feature – a piazza with a billion dollar view of the Val d’Orcia.

The view is the same you will enjoy when you are standing on the wide, broad central outdoor living room/dining room of La Scuola, visible through a protective screen of tall trees. And when you are not out and about, this is surely where you will be in the warmer months. The house embraces this lovely outdoor ‘room’ from three sides, with tall double doors facilitating a seamless and gracious flow of indoor/outdoor living.

As you enterLa scuola, a spacious entrance hall with high ceilings greets you, and you are led to a large living room and dining area with fireplace. The design is impeccable: crisp, white sheets; custom-designed sofas; long, welcoming tables; and lanterns to light up the evenings. The tastefully decorated living room has direct access to the outdoor lounge area, which features a beautiful swimming pool, which can be heated upon request to be enjoyed during the off season as well.. This oasis is surrounded by modern, comfortable outdoor furniture and a comfortable terrace to work, eat or relax. The fully-equipped, contemporary kitchen is perfect for family meals. The beautiful and peaceful master suite has an en suite bathroom with a beautiful spa tub. Rounding out the property are two queen bedrooms and three twin bedrooms, all spacious and lovely, with en suite bathrooms with showers.

Restaurants and all services are available in the village. The world renownded Fonteverde health spa is five minutes away, where all treatmnets are available.

6 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms  550 m2/5920 sq. ft.

Property Type
Villa
Region
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
Capacity
12
Special Selection
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Features
  • Within walking distance of a village
  • Outdoor pool

Ground Floor

  • Main entrance into soaring central hallway. Three sets of double doors leading to al fresco living/dining room
  • Open living-room/dining-room with double height ceiling. and two double doors leading to pool and al fresco living/dining room. Central seating area for 12 before large working fireplace. Two dining tables each accommodating 12. TV with Satellite, Sky, DVD/VHS. CD player, iPod dock. DSL line
  • Double bedroom (twins cannot combine) with double door to front lawn. Closet. Ensuite bath (tub with hand - held shower, no curtain)
  • Double bedroom (twins cannot combine) with double door to front lawn. Closet. Ensuite bath (tub with hand - held shower, no curtain)
  • Double bedroom (French beds cannot combine) with double door to front lawn. Closet. Ensuite bath (tub with hand - held shower, no curtain)
  • Double bedroom (queen, low) with double door to front lawn. Closet. Ensuite bath (tub with hand - held shower, no curtain)
  • Double bedroom (king) with ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain)
  • Double bedroom (king) with double doors opening to alfresco living dining room and pool. Sitting area. Ensuite bath with shallow stone-lined tub (open wall-mounted shower) and walk-in closet.

The high ceilings in this villa give a great feeling of space and tranquility. The ground floor features a large living/dining room with fireplace and access to pool patio, entertainment center with large TV and music system. The special layout provides direct access to the outdoor lounge area and pool from the living room. The kitchen opens onto the back garden and has views of the Tuscan hills.

Exterior

  • Entrance drive directly from paved local road, in-line parking for up to five cars.
  • Front lawn reached directly from four of six bedrooms.
  • Gracious al fresco living/dining room spread across a spacious loggia, accommodating 12. Roll-down bamboo shades soften late afternoon sun. Cushioned couches and chairs, sun beds and chairs. Two dining tables each for 8.
  • Heated pool (14 x 7 meters, depth of 1,50 m) immediately adjacent to outdoor loggia, furnished for 14 guests.

Staff

Daily cleaning included. Towels changed daily, sheets once per week. Staff is available from 6-9pm to cook and serve dinner, cost of food is additional (Service is not available on Sunday). Gardener and pool maintenance service included.

Exclusions

Babysitting service, on request at €15 per hour. Extra staff hours or cook services on request: €15 per hour. Additional linen change for the entire house at a cost of €160. 2000 Euro damage deposit due in cash on arrival. House heating charges: €100 per day, if used . Pool heating charges: €100 per day, if used

Distances

San Casciano dei Bagni (spa, restaurants, shopping): 5 minutes, Sarteano (restaurants), Chiusi (autostrada, supermarket, train station): 20 minutes, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Orvieto: 40 minutes, Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Arezzo: 1 hour, Florence, Rome: 1 1/2 hours (by train) Rome Airport: 2 1/2 hours Florence Airport: 2 3/4 hours

Recommended Local Restaurants

Daniela Piazza Matteotti, 7 San Casciano dei Bagni P. 0578 58041 www settequerce.it Standing just 100m from the Sette Querce hotel, occupying what were once the castle warehouses, this restaurant boasts two large, informal, rustic-style dining rooms. Delicious, regional cuisine.

La Fontanella Via Roma 38 San Casciano deo Bagni P. 0578 58300

Castello Di Fighine 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni P. 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. 2.5 miles from San Cascaino.

Il Poggio In Celle sul Rigo P. 0578 53748  This restaurant offers succulent traditional local dishes against a backdrop of Sienese clay ornaments in a well-kept rustic dining room. Three miles from San Casciano.

La Parolina Via Giovanni Pascoli s.n. 01020 Trevinano P. 763717130 One Michelin star. With hills extending as far as the eye can see, Parolina, now in a new location, is surrounded by romantic rural landscapes. The traditional yet modern cuisine combines Roman influences with hints of the Romagna region, as well as meat from Tuscany and a few fish and seafood dishes. 3.5 miles from San Casciano.

La Frateria Di Padre Eligio via San Francesco 2 Cetona P. 0578238261 In a park, a medieval Franciscan monastery, managed by a community of former drug users. Truly unbelievable! Well worth a visit. Very interesting wine list. Seven miles from San Casino.

I Salotti località Querce al Pino, strada statale 146 53043 Chiusi P. 0578274407 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. Menu: 80€- 100€ A particularly interesting wine list. 10 miles from San Casciano.

Deposit

55% of rental

Availability

Most of year

Rates

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

2016 Rates

Jan 02 - May 28 $15,245 Weekly

May 28 - Oct 29 $18,995 Weekly

Oct 29 - Dec 17 $15,245 Weekly

Dec 17 - Jan 07 $18,995

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Reviews

total relaxation  10/10

We had a wonderful, carefree experience. the spacious and well maintained villa was perfect for our two families. the pool, although shallow, was great for small children.

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