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True Tuscan living in an Antique Hamlet on an Historical Wine Estate

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

7 bedrooms with 7 baths in your exclusive hamlet with private pool and a/

Early and late summer in Tuscany are the best times of year to visit! Come and discover this unspoiled and magnificent area of Tuscany known as the Orcia Valley where you will be enchanted by the views, the cuisine , the wine and the history. This is what we call the secret area of Tuscany that only the most discerning discover. Harvest time is in September and the true Tuscany comes alive! Villa Castelrotto is decorated in what we call the "RusticLux decor" and if for up to 14 adults or 16 with children either on a sofa bed or a baby cot. Once a famous photographer ,who is also a dear family friend, referred to our farmhouses as Rustic Lux and emphasized that we have lovingly managed to maintain the true flavor of Tuscany. The house has 2 separate entrances and is completely surrounded by nature and can accommodate up to 14 adults and 2 extra children, in 7 double bedrooms . There is a possibility of including the small dependance farmhouse with an extra 2 bedrooms at an extra fee, to guarantee complete privacy offering 20 guests total . . A beautiful swimming pool in the center of the complex has a unique view of the valley overlooking the olive groves. A large room on the ground floor of the main house has been recently restored respecting in every way its country roots and is used for events.

This luxury location in Tuscany is much more than a farmhouse villa, and is ideal for your holiday in the province of Siena. No roads or traffic noises will disturb your holiday in the oasis of Borgo Castelrotto. The surrounding romantic landscape of Val d’Orcia is a mix of natural woodland and delightful rural views, with pastures, vineyards and olive trees, the symbol of Siena, that give excellent local Tuscan products such as wine, cheese, and extra virgin olive oil. There are great paths for walking, hiking, jogging or horseback riding nearby.

Villa Castelrotto refers to the main house and any requests to add the small cottage called the Fienile for larger groups is certainly possibile.

More Details

Owner
Lee Venturini Del Greco
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Lee Venturini Del Greco

This property is part of the organic wine farm of Castelnuovo Tancredi, and this hamlet where the Villa Argante is, was renovated about 10 years ago. Every year we make improvements to keep it comfortable for our guests. This should be your home away from home and we will try to do everything to make your stay with us as memorable as possibile.

On the estate, which encompasses over 600 hectares of this territory, we grow grapes for our organic wine production, organic cereals such as wheat and barley, and maintain the animal reserve where we have reeboks, pheasants, jack rabbits and wild boar.

I am a sommelier master level and love to talk about our wine production to eager listeners and wine lovers.

Lee Venturini Del Greco purchased this farmhouse in 1900

Why Lee Venturini Del Greco chose Siena Province

FOR ITS LEISURE AND LANDMARKS

Villa Castelrotto is surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Orcia Valley in this still quite unknown area of Tuscany, where you can visit typical old towns and villages as well as famous monuments, or practice many sports and leisure activities. We will be happy to assist you with information and directions to make your stay with us more enjoyable.

Here are a few suggestions to enjoy your holiday in Tuscany:

For those who love sport and adventures, between Siena and the Chianti area, in the beautiful Val D’Orcia or near Mount Amiata, there are Horse-riding schools and centers,Hot-air balloons,Mountain bike itineraries with a wine tasting included, some of them are particularly known among lovers of this sport, such as “L’Eroica”, a tour along the track of the famous vintage bicycle competition, held in October every year.

For those who seek tranquility and relax, or love the contemplation and spirituality plunged in the inspiring Tuscan environment, we suggest these activities: Trekking on the antique Francigena way, Visit the town of Pienza and take a trip to the magic atmosphere of Italian Renaissance, Easy day excursions to Montalcino, and other hilltop towns of Tuscany, or even enjoy a round of Golf

What makes this farmhouse unique

Annabelle Moseley says it so perfectly in "A Tuscan Countryside": "Drive as a passenger through Tuscany, and even if you squint or fall asleep, but catch brief glances, through curtained blinks, still you will see rows of green and cream-yellow fields, vineyards, grey crooked branches pointing to the soil like rows of gnarled , arthritic fingers poised above piano keys. You'll catch the green guard of cypress trees, thin as pipe cleaners, straight as hard-backed chairs. Farmhouses, roofed in rust and terra-cotta, bodied in hazel hues, paths that meander through the fields like sienna colored snakes among the wheat fields and olive groves.Hills will always interrupt the valleys-bends will surprise roads, and even in winter, fields are crowded with the sleep of sunflowers waiting for August!"

This will be your absolute favorite vacation of all, and we guarantee that you won't want to leave!

In the cottage in the garden , called the Fienile, there are 2 double bedrooms, and 2 ensuite bathrooms, both have showers , and bidet with wc and sink. This is available as well is you would like to have the exclusivity of the entire hamlet. You can inquire with us if needed.

Amenities

Buonconvento Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , this mattress measures 160 cm x 195 cm.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , these can be made up together as a large bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , These twins can be placed together for a large bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , mattress measures 160 cm x 195 cm
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , These can be made up as a large bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , this mattress measures 160 cm x 195 cm.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is for a single person.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , mattress measure 160 cm. x 195 cm
  • There are 4 double bedrooms with euro size king mattresses (160 cm x 195 cm) and 3 single bed rooms that can also be made up as double beds and the 4th has a single bed with a couch which is not an adult. In the separate dependance, or cottage, there are 2 double bedrooms, one with a euro king and one with single beds that be separate or made up as a double. The small separate cottage is available at an additional cost.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • tennis
Notes:
Our Villa is rented on a self catering basis, however a Breakfast buffet can be done upon request. There is 1 euro per day tourist tax per adult to be settled in cash upon arrival. We offer a 'Find a Full Fridge Upon Arrival' service at a very small surcharge. Dinner service with chef in the villa can be arranged. We can suggest other activities to do in the area such as horseback riding or hot air ballooning. Wine tasting and tour in our historical cantina in english and italian. Day excursions can be arranged by our concierge service for restaurants and activity suggestions upon request.

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Rural Tuscan Paradise-really 4 and 1/2 stars

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 15 rented the two (2) farmhouses with each having 4 bedrooms and separated kitchens, but attached visually by a common courtyard. While we did not rent the physically separated 2 bedroom farmhouse which shared our swimming pool, the houses location still provided us with privacy. The property is off the main road by a kilometer or so, and overlooks beautiful grain fields, woodlands and a small olive grove. The hilltop city of Montalcino appears in the distance from the patio or pool. The owner, Lee and her intern Natalie were fun to deal with and they were quick to meet our requests for a first nights dinner by local cooks and of course wine from the Estate's vineyard. While there were air conditioning units in some of the bedrooms, the temperatures at night quickly cooled to the low 70's with just the help of ceiling fans. The houses were clean and well stocked with all necessary supplies. The houses were tastefully decorated in rustic Italian country furniture and fixtures; the multiple kitchens-while serviceable, could use some updating of appliances and accessories. The entire family immensely enjoyed ours weeks vacation in Buonconvento and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Rome Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
in town of Bibbiano and in Buonconvento
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
station in Buonconvento
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
in Bibbiano
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

Buonconvento is the nearest village and offers all the necessary services, as well as some excellent restaurants. It is also part of the exclusively chosen hamlets throughout Italy know as 'most beautiful villages in Italy.'

The surrounding area offers the best of the real Tuscany , away from the crowded places. In a few minutes you get to Pienza, Montalcino, Val D'Orcia, San Gimignano, Montepulciano , Siena, or Florence..Every day is a new discovery by car, such as the day trip to St. Antimo-definitely a special retreat.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $177.14
Damage Deposit $1,180.92

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
We also have a garden cottage as an option for your rental to make the hamlet exclusive and this accommodates up to 4 persons.
The weekly cost is 1300 euros in the summer and air-conditioning usage is calculated according to consumption. Please inquire for availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.