Tuscan Farmhouse Lovingly Restored by Artist Owner

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Last updated: 07/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Podere Vescina is a charming, spacious eighteenth century stone-and-brick farm house built in the 'Casa Colonica' style, typical of the Siena area. Lovingly restored by its artist owner, the house combines both new and old to create a highly personal and tasteful environment. Its interiors have been featured in international magazines. Located on five acres of land, the house is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and maize. The village of Lucignano, a picturesque, medieval hill town, is five minutes away. From the house there are easy day trips to Florence (one hour), Siena (40 minutes), Arezzo (20 minutes), Perugia (one hour), Cortona (40 minutes).

INTERIORS: The house is divided into two floors. Upside-down in plan, the living space is largely on the upper floor, that provides wonderful views of the pool, gardens and surrounding landscape. The large kitchen has all the necessary appliances for gourmet cooking. Antique ceramics line the walls. The adjacent open dining area makes for easy and comfortable entertaining and a small adjoining terrace is perfect for eating outside.
The living room ceiling is supported by ancient chestnut beams and has a large wood burning fireplace at one end. All of the furnishings are antique, mostly purchased from the Arezzo fair (a wonderful event which takes place the first weekend of every month). Paintings by the owner and friends adorn the whitewashed walls of the house.

The master bedroom has an antique queen-size bed and antique bureaus and night tables. The adjoining bedroom has two single antique beds, side by side, and an antique bureau and closet. All the beds have new and comfortable mattresses. There is a large bathroom with wall decorations painted by the owner. The floors in the house are old ceramic 'cotto' and are covered with kilim rugs.

On the first floor is a large, bright artist’s studio with two sets of double doors leading to the rear of the house. A third bedroom has two single antique beds, side by side, also with new and comfortable mattresses. One of its doors open onto the large exterior terrace. One and a half baths adjoin this first floor bedroom.

GARDENS: The long driveway leading up to the house is lined with cypresses, shade, fruit trees and broom. Surrounding the house are trees of many varieties filled with birds who sing throughout the day. Flowering gardens circle the house and a large vegetable garden sits below the front hedge. Pots of geraniums and large beds of lavender and rosemary abound. The large exterior terrace, covered by grape vines, has a ten foot rustic stone table for entertaining large groups of friends.

SWIMMING POOL: The five meter by 12 meter pool is surrounded by Mediterranean pines, and is flanked by a stone and brick seating area with comfortable lounge furniture. A rustic gazebo shaded by vines provides a cool spot between dips. The antique chestnut table and benches placed under the gazebo allow for simple poolside dining.

LUCIGNANO: The thirteenth century village of Lucignano is one of the most beautiful hill towns in Italy and has been much photographed and documented by architects. It is just five minutes uphill from the house by car or a pleasant twenty-five minute walk. The village has supermarkets, butchers, fruit and vegetable vendors, and a number of good cafes where they make home-made ice cream. There are several trattorias which serve both lunch and dinner. Every Thursday there is a market on the town streets where local farmers and merchants sell their wares. Fresh fruit and vegetables! Lucignano also has a bank with ATM machine, post office, pharmacy, a newsstand and at least three hair dressers.

Keywords: Farmhouse

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Central Heating


  • Books:

    Books and bookshelves in each bedroom....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is one television with satellite provider in one of the upstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Also available on upstairs terrace adjacent to kitchen, dining room and living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Renters pay for heat if necessary....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating for eight....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is ample parking available on the property....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is inside the house on the ground floor....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    There is one wood burning fireplace in the livingroom....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Katiuscia is a pastry chef and is available to cook for meals and parties....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Gaggia coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is excellent, equipped for every cooking need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a patio covered with grapevines that features a stone table that seats twelve....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    A shady gazebo sits at one end of the pool area and provides a cool place for reading or eating....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    An upstairs terrace off the kitchen features a table that seats eight....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawns and flower and vegetable gardens surround the house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is open from June through September....moreless



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Last updated: 07/06/2016
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1 Miles
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1 Miles
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A1 Autostrada
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary


Owner info

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Speaks: english, italian



  • Entrance to Podere Vescina.

    Entrance to Podere Vescina.

  • View of front of house, catalpa in

    View of front of house, catalpa in bloom.

  • Pergola covered with grape vines and outside dining area.
downstairs bedroom

    Pergola covered with grape vines and outside dining area. downstairs bedroom

  • kitchen.


  • Living room and fireplace.

    Living room and fireplace.

  • Upstairs guest bedroom.

    Upstairs guest bedroom.

  • View of 'back yard.'

    View of 'back yard.'

  • Aerial view of house, gardens, pool and surrounding farmland.

    Aerial view of house, gardens, pool and surrounding farmland.

  • Front door view towards studio and
rear of house

    Front door view towards studio and rear of house

  • Upstairs terrace and eating area.

    Upstairs terrace and eating area.

  • Pool and pergola with shaded eating area.

    Pool and pergola with shaded eating area.

  • Kitchen and dining room.

    Kitchen and dining room.

  • Upstairs master bedroom.

    Upstairs master bedroom.

  • Downstairs bedroom with terrace

    Downstairs bedroom with terrace outside.

  • View of 'back yard.'

    View of 'back yard.'

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Tuscan Farmhouse Lovingly Restored by Artist Owner

Lucignano, Arezzo, Italy #51855

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