Old Farm House Near Siena in Front of Montalcino with Pool/Taking Cooking Class

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Farmhouse Podere Cunina in Tuscany , Siena lands North and South side


Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The farm-holyday resort Agriturismo Podere Cunina is immerged in a large natural reserve , with a lot of wild small and mid size animals, offers to the tourists a finely renovated flat with sight on Montalcino, mount Amiata and the hills of Buonconvento and Siena
WE HAVE 7 FLATS AVAILABLE, PLEASE, CONTACT FOR DETAILS ABOUT OUR OTHER FLATS. We offer unforgettable and very interesting wine tours and cooking classes.

The farmhouse is equipped with ancient quality furniture, fitted with all modern comfort items, with maximum level certifications regarding the safety and the energy saving (floor heating/ refreshing with geothermal system, thermal and acoustic insulation).

Silvana, Piergiorgio, and their family invite you to spend a vacation at Podere Cunina, an old Tuscan farmhouse situated on a hill with a 360° panoramic view. The farmhouse and grounds were restored to include 7 apartments, barbeque and picnic areas, and a swimming pool with wi-fi connection. Podere Cunina is an ideal location from which to discover the Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia, and all of Tuscany. Surrounded by this ancient landscape, essential and harmonious, your respect and love for nature's beauty will be nourished. Your eyes and your soul will remember it….and you will remain always attracted to this land

Live­stock paths, nu­mer­ous vine­yards, olive-groves, truf­fle-grounds, and lush forests with oaks, ilexes, broom and hawthorn can be seen here. Travelling along the rural dirt roads,often lo­cated on hill ridges, seems like sail­ing among waves of earth and, when over­looked by an open sky and pushed by the wind, one feels very small.

This land is crossed by the an­cient Via Cas­sia road and is part of the Fran­ci­gena pil­grims route. It is rich with old parish-churches, abbeys, and an­cient farm­houses and ther­mal springs, as well as traver­tine quar­ries which gave birth to the fa­mous local handicrafts. Due to their pe­cu­liar land­scape and the abun­dance of artis­tic and his­tor­i­cal ref­er­ences, the Sienese Clay Hills are among the most fa­mous and pho­tographed en­vi­ron­ments in Italy. Set be­tween the hills, the fields of grain and the cy­press trees, the Clay Hills are a coun­try­side her­itage pro­tected by UN­ESCO. Here mass tourism doesn't exist, it would be de­struc­tive and would dev­as­tate the in­ti­macy and har­mony em­i­nat­ing from these hills. In re­cent yeats ef­forts have­been made to ren­o­vate local farm­houses and restart crop cul­ti­va­tion, which was aban­doned in the '60s and '70s fol­low­ing in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment. These rural small­hold­ings live again and often offer hos­pi­tal­ity to tourists from all over the world as farm-hol­i­day prop­erty and lo­ca­tions.

PODERE CUN­INA in BUON­CON­VENTO is also a farm-hol­i­day lo­ca­tion within this sys­tem of ar­chi­tec­tural and land­scape re­cov­ery that fully re­spects its en­vi­ron­ment. Tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als typ­i­cal of the area, sourced via ac­cu­rate and de­tailed re­search, were used for the ren­o­va­tion. Lo­cated in­side a large na­ture re­serve, with many small and medium-sized wood­land an­i­mals, it of­fers 7 finely-ren­o­vated flats to tourists, with views of Mon­tal­cino, Mount Ami­ata and the hills of Buon­con­vento and Siena. It is equipped through­out with qual­ity, an­tique fur­ni­ture, fit­ted with all mod­ern com­forts, with max­i­mum level cer­ti­fi­ca­tion re­gard­ing safety and en­ergy sav­ing (un­der­floor heat­ing via ge­ot­her­mal sys­tem, ther­mal in­su­la­tion, pool).

Again in the light of en­vi­ron­men­tal re­cov­ery, we have restarted work­ing the soil by restor­ing a small ex­ist­ing olive-grove and cre­at­ing a new one with about 800 plants of the species Fran­toio, Lec­cino, Moraiolo, and Pen­dolino. The agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion of this small farm is the bi­o­log­i­cal Pure Olive Oil ('ex­travir­gin') from the Sienese Clay Hills, honey and organic saf­fron.

A loving restoration
Over a delicious lunch prepared by son Marcello, who is a trained chef and thus offers guests private cooking lessons, we heard the passion and love that Silvana, Piergiorgio and their children have put into the estate. Piergiorgio explained how the restoration took years, as they recuperated as much of the original materials as possible and then went on the search for original pieces to decorate their new home. The restoration is high quality, with beautiful fixtures and furnishings blending in perfectly with the feel of an old farmhouse: the authentic hand-painted walls were done by Piergiorgio himself and the heavy wooden shutters on the windows, wrought-iron beds and tiles in the apartments combine perfectly with every modern convenience (including TVs which I imagine I would never even turn on if I stayed here).

Keywords: Farm House, country home,Apartment, villa, agriturismo, Tuscany, Crete Senesi, Val d'Orcia,Montalcino, cooking lesson , Italy, pool, vineyards, olives, wine tours, wineries, vineyards, San Gimignano, Pienza, Siena, Florence

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke outside...of course....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    the lovely bright and comfortable ground floor TAXUS apartm. is wheelchair accessible...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) + high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • ' 360 wonderful panorama',' total relax',' silence', 'the setting is just stunning', wine tour, cooking lessons ( on demand) ,riding 3 km, rent a scooter near Siena or Montalcino, jeep tour in the Crete and Val d'Orcia with driver, selling agricultural products: organi soffran, honey, organi extravergine olive oil , tour in a cinta senese farm, balooning.We offer very interesting cooking classes for 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 people. Our son Marcello shows you very easy dishes, typical from Italy and From Tuscany with fresh typical italian product. The Marcello's WINE TOUR IS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCE !!! READ OUR REVIEWS, PLEASE. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    the best hills of Buonconvento and the Crete Senesi + Montalcino ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    there is a very modern geothermic system in the floor. Absolutely very comfortable , uniforme and constante. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    there is the clotheshorse and a clother dryer in the owner apartment....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    internet point into reception...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    in the Hedera apartment...moreless

  • Garage:

    on request...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    heating in the floor , geothermic system very comfortable, uniforme and constante ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    each apartment has own living room with 6 chairs about, 1 sofa bed and furnitures....moreless

  • Parking:

    free parking under the roof...moreless

  • Telephone:

    free for italian numbers...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    each apartment has own washing machine with clotheshorse and iron ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    fast wi-fi in each apartment and in the swimmingpool area . ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    free wood fireplace for short stay. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    We offer very interesting cooking classes for 1 -2 -3 4 -5 -6 or 10 people . WIBE Our son Marcello shows you very easy dishes, typical from Italy and From Tuscany with fresh products. WINE TOURS ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    salt /sugar / ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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from 106 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
law season
Oct 16 - Dec 24, 2016
2 night min stay

medium season
Dec 25 - Jan 8, 2017
3 night min stay

low season
Jan 9 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay

high season
Jun 17 - Jul 21, 2017
3 night min stay

very high season
Jul 22 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

medium season
Sep 3 - Oct 14, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • tourist tax adult/ day $1.09
  • Pet Fee $32.74
  • weekly cleaning small ap $54.57
  • Heating if necessary $10.91


for more days the daily rate is less expensive.

In my personal website : you can verify the conditions and the rates.

heating in winter added with discount for long period, the weekly cleaning 50 or 70 euros for the largest apartments.

from March 2014 there is the new tourist tax: 1 euro/person/day for the first 7 nights ( + 12 years old)

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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110 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Maremma parco.

Car: Necessary

Coming from northern Italy, the Freddis came to visit Tuscany and, like many of us, fell in love with the region. They were lucky and bold enough to take on the challenge of restoring this farmhouse to the south of Siena from ruin, since it was pretty much just walls when they found it

We were invited by the Freddi family to come and visit this April and have a chat over lunch. As we drove up the dirt road with a few potholes here and there (nothing our own DT-mobile, a Toyota Prius, wasn't able to handle), we concurred that it was worth it! Anyone arriving here cannot be left untouched by the stupendous views of the surrounding hills..While the photos on their website are quite spectacular, the estate is so much better in person. To be told of the views is one thing, but to actually be there and be surrounded by them and see the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino just beyond the house is certainly another. I stopped and imagined enjoying the sunset by the pool, carved out on the hill just below the house, with a glass of wine and the view: what dreams are made of!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: we are Silvana and Piergiorgio, we have one daughter and two sons. We love nature and art.We are mad about the Crete Senesi. We have a special passion for ancient fornitures and objects. We have consecrated all our passion to restore this old farmhouse and show it to our guests

Why the Owner Chose Buonconvento, Siena, Italy:
If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, to feel amazement from a glance towards the skyline, or a walk, or some woodland animal crossing your path, for a sunset caressed by the fresh evening breeze, to experience emotion for fascinating and amazing artistic places immersed in such unique, calm and silent environments, COME TO the FARMHOUSE CUNINA in BUONCONVENTO, and you enjoy the Tuscan countryside. WE OFFER COOKING CLASS AND WINE TOUR ON DEMAND. Each apartment is high quality, typical from Tuscany, comfortable and elegant with panoramic view. All very romantic. To offer you a home away from home.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The ground has amazing colours and is so maleable that anyone passing over it leaves tracks. Livestock paths, numerous vineyards, olive-groves, truffle-grounds, and lush forests with oaks, ilexes, broom and hawthorn can be seen here.. Travelling along the rural dirt roads,often located on hill ridges, seems like sailing among waves of earth and, when overlooked by an open sky and pushed by the wind, one feels very small.

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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

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North and South side

    Farmhouse Podere Cunina in Tuscany , Siena lands North and South side

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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