About the property
- Farmhouse4843 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
7 bedrooms with 5 baths in restored hamlet with pool
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 accomodates 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 the small dependance farmhouse with an extra 2 bedrooms, to guarantee complete privacy offering 18 guests total, this has an extra fee to guarantee total privacy. 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 villa that we fondly refer to as the "museum room" has been recently restored respecting in every way its country roots and is used for dining on cooler evenings.
There is a downstairs kitchen in front of the covered pergola which makes it easy to keep your drinks cool for when you want to sit out in the garden or by the pool.
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 this hamlet called 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 for up to 14 guests. Maximum capacity 18 guests when taking the small cottage in the garden as well to make this entire borgo exclusively yours!
Lee Venturini Del Greco
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 10, 2018
About Lee Venturini Del Greco
This property is part of the organic wine farm of Castelnuovo Tancredi, and this hamlet where the Villa /Farmhouse 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, alfalfa 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 Buonconvento
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 Franciscan 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 at the Royal Golf Bagnaia Resort nearby.
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.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Rural Tuscan Paradise-really 4 and 1/2 stars
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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