Charming New Luxury Farmhouse Stunning Views Over Tuscany Hill
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
San Casciano dei Bagni farmhouse description
This luxury farmhouse (300sqmts) is located amidst the splendid scenery of the Siena hills, in San Casciano dei Bagni, Val d'Orcia. A natural park of 18 acres, crossed by the rivers Orcia and Rigo spreading to the south of Siena. These sweet hills, with the majestic mount Amiata, where olives groves, vineyards, streams and typical clays combine in an atmosphere of magical harmony, now offer hospitality in the form of a charming stone country house just restored. Outside peace and nature, inside Italian styling and the art of hospitality. Travellers from the world over know they reached tuscany when they see their first cypress trees.In val d'Orcia nature is to be actively enjoyed.Dirt roads and walking trails offer a chance to live out a slow-speed adventure on foot, horseback or by mountain bike.
An old “podere” restored by a family to its former beauty.
This exclusive countryside home was built originally in the 15th century with stones taken from the natural river named “RIGO” and it was part of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici land properties. The surroundings offer hot springs whose therapeutic properties were known since ancient times and few miles away from the house there is the best European Spa resort wich offers various treatments and natural thermal hot waters. also, a private river named 'Rigo' is located just 100mts away from the house with its private sandy beach fresh and clean water.
Guests staying at Podere Banditelle can truly immerse themselves in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, with its charming medieval villages, vineyards and olive groves.
Notes on accommodation
Large garden suitable for children with playground area, lovely rose an fruits garden and private small river. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, walking tours, horse ridingand fishing courses. The house is also ideal as a starting point for visits to the prestigious wineries of Brunello di Montalcino and for shopping at various Italian stylists outlets. The impressive archaeological sites of Sovana and Chiusi are just a short drive from the house, and guided tours are available if pre-booked. Further, Mystic Tuscany and sacred and mysterious sites can be visited. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, walking tours, horse riding and golf at one of the nearby courses are highly recommended.Children's toys and games provided and to be used on location. Magazines and picture books provided. Heating is available. Logs for fire also provided on arrrival.
Excursions, walks and bicycle trails in the surroundings.
Fishing and Italian cooking courses organised upon request.
Recommended sites to visits include Radicofani, passing through the ancient medieval hamlet of Ghino di Tacco, Rocca with its beautiful views and on the way back, the ancient Roman via Cassia, testimonial to the splendours of the historical Mille Miglia race. Another beautiful spot is Pienza where one drives along the panoramic route passing Monte Cetona. On the way to Chianciano, the drive is along an enchanting road bordered by cypress trees where many Italian and foreign filmmakers have filmed. A splendid panoramic view is possible from the crest, which unwinds between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana. Stop in the delightful medieval city of Pienza, where you can taste the famous pecorino cheese with a glass of Brunello wine.
Also, 40 mins drive you can reach the Capalbio and Argentario beaches (Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, Giglio and Giannutri islands with high speed boat just 30 mimutes). Also driving for 1.5 hours you can visit Elba island.
The nearest town is Celle sul Rigo is a 1km drive from the house, and San Casciano Bagni is 4 km drive away. On both town you will find basic grocery shops, banks, post office, excellent restaurants and the bestthermal spa resort. Nearby places of interest include Cetona 30 mins away, Pienza 40 mins away, Montalcino 1 hour away, Siena 1 hour 30 mins away, Florence 1 hour 30 mins away and Rome 1.50 mins away.
The property offers you the possibility to arrange horse walking around the countryside just strarting from he house. Further at 500 mts there is a tennis court, soccer court and different walking itineraries starting just few meters from the house.
Keywords: Old stone countryhouyse dated 15th century built with ancient river's stones, it was part of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici land proprieties. It is located in the heart of the Sienese countryside named Val d'Orcia made up of hills, ravines, a winding riverbed and cypress trees. The property includes 250 olives trees and 18 acres of private land.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Smoking Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Stove:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street
- Large fenced garden with newly 250 planted olive groves.The private pool is about 10mts away from the house and is equipped with deck chairs and sun beds. It can be heated only by natural thermal water coming from under-hearth.It measures 10x5mts and is 2.4mts at the deep end and 1.2mt at the shallow end.Further,there is a private river named “Rigo” just 100mts away from the house with a private sandy beach and fresh and clean water.Natural SPA resort just 4 miles away offers traditional thermal therapies,a selection of thermaltherapeutic hydrotherapies, beauty,massage and an exclusive mediterranean spa area.The Val D'Orcia park just few miles from the house it aims to promote the local economy and quality of life.Footpaths: wine lovers may climb up to Montalcino through Brunello vineyards.Breathtaking panoramas are in store along the hill crest from Radicofani to endless variety of itineraries also through waterways:the volcanic origins of the area come to light at the thermal springs...moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Sight Seeing
- Excursions, walks and bicycle trails in the surroundings.Fishing and Italian cooking courses organised upon request.Recommended sites to visits include Radicofani, passing through the ancient medieval hamlet of Ghino di Tacco, Rocca with its beautiful views and on the way back, the ancient Roman via Cassia, testimonial to the splendours of the historical Mille Miglia race. Another beautiful spot is Pienza where one drives along the panoramic route passing Monte Cetona. On the way to Chianciano, the drive is along an enchanting road bordered by cypress trees where many Italian and foreign filmmakers have filmed. A splendid panoramic view is possible from the crest, which unwinds between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana. Stop in the delightful medieval city of Pienza, where you can taste the famous pecorino cheese with a glass of Brunello wine.The water mill park just few miles from the house, Val D'Orcia and its medieval waters,Renowned wines,road and monuments built by faith....moreless
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a banker living in Rome and London with my family. I was educated in England where I did my undergraduate studies. I travel a lot in Asia where I have most of my businesses. I would be happy to welcome you to my new Farmhouse should you choose this location for your holidays.
Why the Owner Chose San Casciano dei Bagni:
During winter 2004 I was going fishing with a bunch of friends in Val d'Orcia, next to a river named Rigo, all of a sudden I saw a mass of ancient stones dating 1600, that was the rest of the so called Podere Banditelle. It took me six years to restore it as the original plan. it is a real paradise in a lovely and unique valley Val D'Orcia, with cosy restaurants nearby. It was a real dream for me that became reality, an old 15th century farmhouse restored as it was in the ancient time but with all modern comforts you may expect from a top luxury accommodation. The trails along the rigo river bed offers mediterranean flora and atmosphere.Many species of rapacious birds glide over the hills of Val d'Orcia during their hunts.Here you may observe not only the nibbio bruno or the albanella minore, to be found throughout most of Italy, but also the lanario one of Europe's rarest falcons. Those not keen on birdwatching may be left breathless to encounter a roe on their path or to witness the passage of a porcupine where the trail si suddenly covered with quills.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The property is in the middle of charming Tuscany country side, South of Siena next to Montepulciano and facing Radicofani from windows. The farmhouse is facing a river and no other houses or people are nearby. You are totally into wild nature and silence. If you want to relax that's the place! Further, 3 miles from the house (5 minutes driving) you get to the best SPA in Italy with its natural hot spring water, highly recommended for your skin and body treatments.The volcanic origins of Monte Amiata just 10miles from the house,come to light to thermal springs in Bagno Vignone, San Casciano dei Bagni. Made famous by illustrious regular visitors such as Lorenzo il Magnifico Medici and Saint Catherina from Siena, the springs of San Casciano dei bagni have been enjoyed since Roman times.The waters rise up from a depth of 1000mts and reach the surface at 52C, flowing into a magnificient private pool for you daily use. Pope Pius II and his ideal city named Pienza just 20miles from the house.A veritable drawing board for nature and landscapes, around the property you find some of the most interesting historical centres in the Sienese province and all of Tuscany. The caratheristics winding streets, quaint squares and mesmerizing churches are surrounded by the wide-open countryside, where castels, villages, towers and isolated monasteries are the perfect complement in this fascinating portrait of an unsullied world. Very close to the house you get all the facilities and amenities you may be looking for such as: horses, tennis court, hiking, bicycle, fishing and cooking courses, playground for kids and freshly baked bread and pizza.
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