Old Farm House Near Siena in Front of Montalcino with Pool/Taking Cooking Class
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
SUN-ART AND NATURE.
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 Due to their peculiar landscape and the abundance of artistic and historical references, the Sienese Clay Hills are among the most famous and photographed environments in Italy.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
Member since: 2005
- 70 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- bathroom with shower
- ' 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
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Covered Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 16 - Dec 24, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 25 - Jan 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 9 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 17 - Jul 21, 2017
3 night min stay
very high season
Jul 22 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
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 : agriturismopoderecunina.com 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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!!
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.
- Primary: +39 3398350580
- Secondary: +39 3398 350580, +39 3296 461270 (Italy)
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This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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