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Large Villa with 8 bedrooms sleeping 16 pax. Spanning over 1500 acres in the Val d’Orcia area, in Tuscany, the Estate is framed by verdant valleys, a small lake wooded hills and cultivated fields. The whole estate comprises 11 secluded villas, each with Pool, a working thoroughbred stable, olive oil production and the Abbey established in 1085 by Benedictine monks for which it is named.
Many guests prefer not to leave the estate during their stay, as it is so beautiful passing the time swimming, horse riding, walking, fishing and relaxing. On the edge of the vast nature reserve that makes the Val d’Orcia a perfect spot for nature lovers. All manner of flora and fauna can be found throughout the grounds including tuscan deer, wild boar, rabbits, foxes as well as plant life to satisfy any botanist.
The surroundings are rich in history and culture: the Etruscan zones of Chiusi and Murlo, the spring warm baths of Bagno Vignoni, the villages of Pienza, Cetona and Sarteano. The wine cellars of Montepulciano, Montalcino, Umbria and Lake Trasimeno, are simply at a stone’s throw.
This amazing 15th C villa has its own Swimming Pool and well equipped kitchen. Each bedroom has an ensuite bath and hair dryer. There is a phone extension in each room.
The name indicates the villa was built upon rock but in reality this is as close to paradise as one can get on earth.
“The silver olive groves so silent the perfume of Juniper in the air gives the impression that this place comes from another dimension.”
“I always like to find a bit of time to stop and read on the patio or in the greenhouse that unites the two houses.”
“In the evening there is no better place than in front of the old fireplace, for enjoying a glass of wine, leaving your eyes to wander along the crisscrossing wood beams that define the ceiling.”
The house sleeps a max of 16 pax and has two annexes.
Entrance with living room TV and fireplace spiral staircase to first floor.
Kitchen connected to both TV room and patio/lemon house leading to annex with dining room and one more sitting room.
One double bedroom (double bed) with private bath and shower.
One double room with twin beds private bathroom and shower .
One double room with twin beds private bathroom with shower and independent entrance.
First Floor: The floor is reachable by an internal spiral staircase situated at the entrance, or by an external marble stair case, there is a small living area with sofas and fire place, three bedrooms all with two single beds (joinable), each bedroom have its own bathroom with shower.
Three double rooms with twin beds all with private bathroom with shower.
Large dining room connected to the kitchen .
Living room with huge picture window overlooking the Val d’Orcia.
Separated from the villa there is an annex with two bedrooms containing:-
One double room with twin beds with private bath and shower .
One room with double bed with private bath and shower.
Entrance from a small private patio serving both rooms.
Private Swimming Pool 6×12 m.
Weekly renting from Saturday to Saturday.
Check in Saturday afternoon from 5 to 9 p.m.
Check out the following Saturday before 11 a.m.
Arrivals after 9 p.m. are not accepted.
At the Abbey – a short drive from the house – guests can arrange the use of a fax, email, sauna, exercise room, mountain bikes and fishing equipment.
Services on Request
Cooking service for breakfast lunch and dinner may be requested directly on site with 48 hours advance notice. Better if booked before the arriving. Two hours of cleaning daily and a mid week linen change are included in the price.Fax internet at Abbey
All reservations including restaurants hotels and/or taxis
Washing or dry cleaning
Sauna or fitness gym (on request)
Baby sitting (reserve in advance)
Cook (reserve in advance)
Breakfast (reserve in advance)
Area in Tuscany
The estate is surrounded by the medieval towns of Cetona and Radicofani, the thermal baths of Bagno San Filippo and is within driving distance to Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona and Perugia.
Distances: Sarteano (all shops) 10 km, San Casciano dei Bagni 20 km, Chianciano Terme 20 km, Montepulciano 30 km, Pienza 32 km, Montalcino 50 km, Orvieto 55 km, Cortona 60 km, Siena 85 km, Florence 140 km.
- Tuscany, Val d'Orcia Wine Region
- Baby Sitting (Extra Cost)
- Chef on request
- Country Estate
- Deposit required on booking
- Direct phone line
- Final cleaning Extra
- Fridge and freezer
- Iron and ironing board.
- Local olive oil and wine
- Panoramic Views
- Parking on property
- Private parking
- Self Catering
- Swimming Pool
- Washing Machine
- Weekly linen change
- Weekly stay sat-sat high season