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"Le Pianore" Private Villa: a Peaceful Getaway for Family, Friends, and Groups

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Private Villa for groups on 50ha organic farm/set in nature, 16 pax, 8 bedrooms

"Le Pianore" is composed of a guest villa, a residential villa, and a 50ha organic farm.

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. 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.

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 wi-fi for all to enjoy, a small library to peruse at your leisure and a satellite television in the upstairs family room.

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

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

We lovingly maintain a 50ha farm with organic vegetables and fruits and make our own wine, honey, and olive oil. You are welcome to come and explore our garden and pick fresh produce to enjoy during your meals.

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 pellet 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.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES :
two dining rooms | two living areas with fireplaces | one fully equipped kitchen | two kitchenettes | 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 and where we currently live. A 5 minute walk from Villa Campostefani, we are on-hand for any specific needs, recommendations, or you are always invited to join us for a cup (or two) of coffee.

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

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 300 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Events Allowed
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18

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

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 6: 4 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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

  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (12), Baby Cribs (1), 1 Tree quarter bed (room 5)...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    ADSL broadband....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The 2 traditional Tuscan wood fireplaces, one in each living room, create a cosy, rustic ambiance. Central heating ensures that the villa remains toasty!...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 2 traditional Tuscan wood fireplaces. There are also two outdoor fireplaces....moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The services of a chef are included in the rental, facilitating the preparation of lunch and dinner meals. There is the possibility to take relaxed and informal cooking lessons or organise picnics....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 kitchen at Le Pianore is professionally equipped and staffed by an expert chef, who will conveniently prepare your lunch and dinner meals....moreless

Outside

  • 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 Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Jan 15 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,733
high season
Apr 15 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,483
low season
Apr 23 - May 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,733
high season
May 20 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,483
low season
Sep 24 - Dec 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,733
high season
Dec 21 - Jan 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,483
low season
Jan 14 - Mar 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,733
high season
Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,483
low season
Apr 8 - May 18, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,733
high season
May 19 - Sep 22, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,483
low season
Sep 23 - Dec 22, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,733

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

135 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rome, Pisa, Florence and Perugia
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Monticello Amiata
59 Miles
Nearest Ferry
PORTO SANTO STEFANO
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
Castiglion Del Bosco
31 Miles
Nearest Train
Grosseto
36 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Chiusi Chianciano
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monticello Amiata
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monte Amiata
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Alberese

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) 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 grandmother'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, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • room 1 
THE SUITE

    room 1 THE SUITE

  • room 7 
NONNO'S ROOM

    room 7 NONNO'S ROOM

  • THE STUDIO SAN FRANCESCO

    THE STUDIO SAN FRANCESCO

  • room 5
THE FRENCH ROOM

    room 5 THE FRENCH ROOM

  • FIENILE COTTAGE

    FIENILE COTTAGE

  • THE YURT

    THE YURT

  • THE YOURT

    THE YOURT

  • room 4
THE GUEST ROOM

    room 4 THE GUEST ROOM

  • room 1 
THE SUITE

    room 1 THE SUITE

  • room 7 
NONNO'S ROOM

    room 7 NONNO'S ROOM

  • THE STUDIO SAN FRANCESCO

    THE STUDIO SAN FRANCESCO

  • room 2
THE PICCOLA

    room 2 THE PICCOLA

  • room 8
FIENILE COTTAGE

    room 8 FIENILE COTTAGE

  • THE YURT

    THE YURT

  • room 6
THE QUAD

    room 6 THE QUAD

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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