Le Pianore Private Tuscan Villa, Pool, Mountain Views, 50ha Organic Farm

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Last updated: 10/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Villa Campostefani is the main guest villa and, together with the Fienile cottage, it has eight spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with adjoining dining room and two comfortable kitchenettes. There are many separate living areas, both indoors and out, with ample room for guests to settle in and make themselves at home. Be sure to light up the barbecue and wood-fired pizza oven.
There is wi-fi for all to enjoy, a small library to peruse at your leisure and a satellite television in the upstairs family room.

two dining rooms | two living areas with fireplaces | one fully equipped kitchen | two kitchenettes | built-in barbecue area | wood-fired pizza oven | laundry room with washing machine | central heating plus a wood stove | wireless internet connection | swimming pool!

Villa Maladina is our country home, it’s where our four children grew up. We do not rent it out separately, but three rooms (sleeping up to seven) are available as overflow from Villa Campostefani.

The gardens at Le Pianore are a playground for adults and children alike. Chestnut, oak and cherry trees provide plenty of shade, while lavender and thyme, roses, jasmine and broom perfume and enliven the landscape.

Dip into our swimming pool for respite from the midday heat and enjoy lounging on the deck chairs until sunset, watching the sky turn red and feeling the cool evening air descend.

There is also a table tennis table, a volleyball net, swings and a jungle gym for the little ones.

Le Pianore offers all the facilities and infrastructure needed to host quality retreats and workshops in a beautiful and peaceful setting, ideally suited for creative exploration and spiritual practice. We cater to groups practicing a variety of activities, both meditative and dynamic: from yoga and martial arts to music, theatre and dance.

Sala San Francesco, built in the same Tuscan stone and vernacular style as the other villas, is an inviting space with oak parquet floors and large doors that open onto far reaching views of the pool and the gardens. A multifunctional studio with plenty of natural light, it is generously equipped with tatami mats, tables, chairs and blankets as well as a sound system. For those wishing to practice immersed in nature, there is a large sundeck and a shaded porch adjacent to the studio. In the cooler months the space is kept warm and cosy by a wood burning stove.

A separate loft area provides an intimate space for smaller groups or individual treatments. While the space lends itself to quiet reflection and meditation, the wall-to-wall tatamis also makes it an ideal dojo.

Keywords: Villa, Tuscan Home, Agriturismo, Farmhous, Yoga Lodge, Organic Farm

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Le Pianore is a playground for adults and children alike. The gently sloping lawns are an invitation to exuberant play while the chestnut, oak and cherry trees provide plenty of shade. There is also a table tennis table, a volleyball net, swings and a jungle gym for the little ones....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Preferably not in the bedrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 20-22

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 6: 4 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Duplex, daybed is in downstairs living area...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (10), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1), 1 Tree quarter bed (room 5)...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Le Pianore is cradled between the medieval hilltop towns of Montelaterone and Monticello Amiata and offers 360 degrees of breathtaking mountain views....moreless

  • Rural:

    An organic farm with woodlands, vineyards, olive groves and mountain streams, in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma. The spectacular views and untouched landscapes impart a real sense of freedom....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining room table seats 20, but we regularly cater for bigger groups by extending the table and using the adjoing living areas....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Broadband Access:

    ADSL broadband....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The four traditional Tuscan wood fireplaces, one in each living room, create a cosy, rustic ambiance. Central heating ensures that the villa remains toasty, however!...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga studio with mats, blocks and belts....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The villas are centrally heated. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi in the communal living areas....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedlinen is provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand-towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    There are four traditional Tuscan zood fireplaces, one in each lliving room in both villas. There are also two outdoor fireplaces....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    From breakfast only to full board, and lunch packages for picnics. We cater for special diets. Our cooking classes are relaxed and informal as menus are created according to your taste....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Several plungers and stove-top coffee makers. This is Italy after all!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We regularly cater for large events of more than 30 guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    High-speed professional dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchens at Le Pianore are professionally equipped, easy to use, and a convivial space in which guests can prepare their own meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Professional gas oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Two master bedroom have private balconies with spectacular views of the mountains, valleys and dramataically perched hill-top villages...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    The world class Castiglion del Bosco Golf club and resort near Montalcino is a mere 35km from Le Pianore....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    A playgroung for children and adults alike. Gently sloping lawns, chestnut, oak and cherry trees providing shade, lavender, thyme, roses, jasmine and broom perfume and enliven the landscape. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    When in Rome... be sure to light up the barbecue and wood-fired pizza oven!...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    A small porch with a table and benches for easy outdoor meals of up to 8 people. A veranda with spectacular mountain views, perfect for hosting both small and large groups....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis:

    2 kilometers away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    50 kilometers away...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Dip into our swimming pool for respite from the midday heat and enjoy lounging on the deck chairs until sunset, watching the sky turn red and feeling the cool evening air descend....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Sep 18 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
high season
Dec 18 - Jan 14, 2017
7 night min stay

low season
Jan 15 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
high season
Apr 9 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

low season
Sep 17 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
high season
Dec 17 - Jan 13, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/07/2016
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135 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rome, Pisa, Florence and Perugia
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Monticello Amiata
59 Miles
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
Castiglion Del Bosco
31 Miles
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Chiusi Chianciano
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monticello Amiata
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monte Amiata
35 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

From the hills of the Val d’Orcia to the Maremma coast, Tuscany is a paradise for walkers, cyclists, bon-vivants and art buffs alike. With Le Pianore as your base, you’re perfectly poised to explore the many riches of this natural and cultural wonderland.

We can organise guided hikes, horse riding and cycling, excursions to thermal baths, romanesque abbeys and sculpture gardens. You could visit a vineyard and sip on a bold Brunello accompanied by a variety of local cheeses or learn how to make pasta like nonna right here in our farm kitchen. Whatever your preference, let us help you organise the activities that will make your stay all the more magical.

Towns of interest within reach of Le Pianore include Montalcino (25min), Pienza (45min), Siena (1hour) and Florence (2hours) and Rome (2hours).

Music, art and theatre festivals as well as folk celebrations are ongoing during the summer months.

Stretching for 4km along the Monti dell'Uccellina nature reserve, Marina di Alberese is one of the wildest and emptiest beaches in Italy.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: I was born in Napoli, and graduated from The Economia University in 1985. I had always had a true passion for country life and started to manage my granmother's farm on the outskirts of the city at a very young age. I married my husband Francesco in 1987 and together we dreamt of creating our own country idyll. Which is exactly what we did when we moved our young family to breathtaking Tuscany.

Why the Owner Chose Arcidosso, Grosseto, Italy:
When we came upon Le Pianore for the first time back in 1990, there was no way to reach it by car, so we wrapped our feet in plastic packets and crossed the icy stream standing between us and our future home on foot. We must have been quite a site walking through that wintry forest, as I was heavily pregnant with our second child and my husband Francesco was carrying our young son in his arms, trying to protect him from the falling snow with piece of torn-off cardboard. Villa Maladina appeared at the end of a small dry stone-walled path, and I had a tremendous feeling of déjà-vu: I had dreamt of this very moment the previous night, and it felt to me as though we had finally come home. We bought the property almost immediately, but it took us many years of living in a building site to restore our 12th century farmhouses in the most ecologically responsible ways available to us. And countless heavily laden trips in our truck, to and from our native Naples, to furnish the villas with pieces that have been in our families for generations (Don Frank’s great grandma’s armoire, my father’s dining room table) as well as treasures we found at various markets around southern Italy. Bit by bit we brought Le Pianore back to life, raising a family of four in the process. Our labour of love has borne its fruit, and we hope you will enjoy sharing in its bounty as much as we do. Elena Basile

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
One thing all our guests have in common is the wonder with which they exclaim how much MORE BEAUTIFUL the property is in reality than it is in the photos. So often, it is the other way round. The fact is that Le Pianore's unique charms are impossible to capture with a camera. The villa is perched on a hillside and has views in so many directions that it is impossible to illustrate. It is also absolutely private: the 50 hectare property takes up the entire valley and there are no neighbours within earshot or sight. Apart from the medieval hilltop towns of Monticello and Montelaterone which straddle the peaks on either side, hardly a detraction. Not to be missed: the sunrise silhouetting Montelaterone. Absolute magic.

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Speaks: english, french, italian



  • room 1 

    room 1 THE SUITE

  • room 7 

    room 7 NONNO'S ROOM



  • room 2

    room 2 THE PICCOLA

  • room 8




  • room 6

    room 6 THE QUAD

  • room 1 

    room 1 THE SUITE

  • room 7 

    room 7 NONNO'S ROOM



  • room 5

    room 5 THE FRENCH ROOM







  • room 4

    room 4 THE GUEST ROOM

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 08, 2016

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