Villa La Torre

Absolutely beautiful stone house, state of the art and with every modern amenity, restored by one of Italy's top designers, overlooking the Val d'Orcia. Eight bedrooms.

Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 18

 Located on a hilltop with stunning views of the Val d' Orcia. The villa has been completely renovated, maintaining the original features, but including state of the art facilities and a modern sophistication; the very best of Italian design. You will not want to leave the beautiful pool surrounded by three landscaped acres. Another beautiful feature is the sheltered dining patio for 20, with built in barbecue, and large brick wood burning oven for pizza or meats. Another stone patio is perfect for drinks at sunset.

Sleeps up to 18 in 8 very spacious bedrooms. Sleeps 16 if private baths are needed, as the  8th bedroom is a loft and can sleep 4 very comfortably, but does share one bathroom, has its own small family room and is on two floors, but private.  All twins can be converted to doubles, however doubles cannot be converted to twins .

Heated swimming pool: 4 meters wide x 20 meters long x 1.5 meters deep (solar panels installed for the pool to have it naturally heated at 28/30°C (82/86°F) in summer and 24-26°C (75/79°F) in the mid seasons, depending on the weather), hot tub for 6 overlooking the valley and enjoying sunset heated by solar panels as the pool. Air conditioning and screens in each bedroom. IPod Attachments. Wireless Internet. Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD player. Laundry room with Washer & Dryer. Electricity, firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue, garden, and pool maintenance. Vegetable and flower garden. Safe. Three acres watered garden. The external lights are on a timer (they automatically turn on at night and off in the morning). All under floor radiant heating.

Bathrobes, hairdryers, as well as designer bath amenties provided in each bathroom.

Fresh flowers in bedrooms upon arrival

Cots, cradles, high chairs, wheelchair, can be easily provided

Basic supplies always available for free as mineral water (sparkling and still) balsamic vinegar, various spices, various English teas, Italian roast coffee, paper napkins, tissues, toilet paper, soap, candles Produce from Tuscan estates as extra virgin oil, vinegar, season crops from vegetable garden and orchard, various jams (plum, fig, apricot, quince), honey

Crib & Highchair can be included, as well as a baby stroller and baby monitor walkie-talkies upon request.

8Bedrooms/8.5 baths  550 m2/5920 sq. ft.

Property Type
Villa
Region
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
Capacity
18
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Features
  • solar heated pool

Ground Floor

The formal ground floor entrance is through a main door situated around the corner from a parking area (with space for many cars), while the informal ‘family’ entrance is into a beautiful, amazingly equipped kitchen with island preparation and dining table. The perfect Tuscan kitchen has a 10 range stove-top, a double oven a stone barbeque, a large refrigerator and freezer with distilled water dispenser, a dishwasher, slicer, and lots of extra amenities. The kitchen is a wonderful open space and enjoys a dining room with table for 14, although it can be extended for larger parties. The dining area feeds into the super-colourful double living room, bathed in colours of red and purple. The living room enjoys a large stone fireplace. The property itself is a beautiful stone building with stone walls and wood & stone ceilings. The property boasts a large external covered dining area for 14 (but can be extended for larger parties) lying directly off of the kitchen and living room area. This external dining area enjoys a large stone barbeque and the entire external dining area looks out onto the back garden area with an amazing infinity pool deck with views of the abounding rolling hills. There is also a small Jacuzzi next to the garden area and a ping-pong table for your enjoyment. There is yet a second external living area equipped with lounge chairs and seating allowing you to enjoy even another external part of the property. The sleeping area on the ground floor begins off of the main entrance of the property, which leads into a small corridor where there is the first double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, located to the left of the corridor. There is a second, external, double bedroom, located off of the garden area and secondary covered patio for when you want shade, but want to be outside enjoying the views & weather.  This second double bedroom enjoys en-suite bath facilities. There is also a guest bath on the ground floor.

First Floor

The first floor of the property is located up a flight of 20 steps. To the left of the staircase is a first master double bedroom with a stone fireplace, a built-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub & extra-large shower head. The second double bedroom enjoys a small living room with T.V., en-suite bathroom with shower and a loft area, up a set of 12 steps, with a double bed and a set of twin beds (the loft sleeps 4 and is perfect for children). To the right of the staircase is yet a third double bedroom with built-in walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & extra-large shower head; a fourth double bedroom with built-in walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & large shower head; a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub & extra-large shower head and a second, master double bedroom with Baldachin bed and daybed window. This master bedroom enjoys a set of built-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with extra-large shower head.

Staff

Any kind of staff can be arranged, at extra cost. Excellent cook is available.

Exclusions

The property has its own solar panel heating system for both, pool and hot tub. Extra heating through dedicated boilers will be charged according to consumption. $2500 fully refundable damage deposit to be held on credit card by Specialty Cruise & Villas.

Distances

The closest town is Contignano a small, quaint village with grocery shop, butcher, bakery. Transfer time: 5 minutes by car. The closest city, and train station is Chiusi. Transfer time: 25 minutes by car. The closest airport is Florence Airport. Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Some airlines, and private jets, also fly into Perugia Airport. Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Main places of interest and distances Montalcino, Transfer time: 30 minutes by car S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano, Transfer time: 15 to 20 minutes by car. Perugia, Siena and Assisi, Transfer time: 1 hour by car. Florence, Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Pisa and Rome, Transfer time: 2 hours by car. The closest tennis courts are in Chianciano Terme, Transfer time:20 minutes by car. The closest horseback riding facilities are in San Casciano dei Bagni, Transfer time: 40 minutes by car. The closest spa is in Bagni San Filippo, Transfer time: 20 minutes by car. Other spas are in Chianciano Terme and San Casciano dei Bagni, Transfer time: 20 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% of rental

Availability

All year

Rates

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

2017

Jan 06 - Apr 08 $8,848 Weekly

Apr 08 - May 20 $13,222 Weekly

May 20 - Jun 17 $16,767 Weekly

Jun 17 - Aug 26 $21,970 Weekly

Aug 26 - Sep 30 $16,767 Weekly

Sep 30 - Nov 04 $13,222 Weekly

Nov 04 - Dec 16 $8,848 Weekly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $13,222 Weekly

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