The beautiful landscape is an absolute protagonist;
Medieval castles, sinuous gills, ancient villages, gorgeous farmhouses, isolated homesteads, roads lined with cypress trees, fabulous vineyards, olive groves and golden fields of grain and sunflowers: these are just some of the elements that form the fantastic and harmonious landscapes of the Val d’Orcia.
This rich green valley, which encompasses the Orcia river from which it derives its name, is located in southern Tuscany, stretching between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto. The entire area is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The property is situated within the Nature Reserve, south west of Pienza in a small corner of the typical landscape of the Crete Senesi. In fact, the striking feature of the nature reserve is this unusual landscape of the ‘calanchi’ and ‘biancane’ formed during the last Ice Age. These particular formations are the host to important but rare plants and wildlife, especially rare birds.
The farmhouse has a long history, it was 1924 when the Marquess Origo bought the farm with numerous hectares of land. The famous road with its cypress trees which leads to the farmhouse was created by the architect Cecil Pinsent.
A fantastic landscape ideal for a calm and relaxing holiday.
The farmhouse offers guests accommodation in 6 apartments, which have been restored without altering the original structure of the old farmhouse. Great attention has been paid to detail and comfort.
The entire property has a built up area of approx. 565 sqm and is in excellent condition of construction and maintenance, including a large courtyard/garden of approximately 8000 sqm / 2 acres with a magnificent view of the Val d’Orcia with Radicofani, San Quirico, Castiglion d’Orcia, Pienza and finally the imposing Mount Amiata….
The valuation report contains the following text:
Completed in 2006, the renovation respected the valuable architectural elements and improved the functionality to build 6 autonomous housing units (for a total of 17 beds) and a space intended for catering (in the detached annexe).”
The restaurant license is currently no longer valid because the current owner has revoked it.
First apartment (4+2)
A large living room with fireplace, kitchenette and sofa bed, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, a double or twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Second apartment (2+2)
A living room with a kitchenette and a sofa bed, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
Third apartment (2+2)
A large living room with fireplace, kitchenette and sofa bed, a double or twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The apartment is also provided with facilities for disabled people.
N.B.: The second and third apartments are communicating apartments and can be taken as one.
The fourth (4+2)
A large living room with fireplace, kitchenette and sofa bed, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, a room with twin beds with ensuite bathroom with shower.
The fifth (2+2)
Living room with sofa bed and cooking area, a double or twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower.
The sixth (3)
A large living room with fireplace and cooking area, a double bedroom, a room with twin beds and a bathroom with shower.
N.B.: The sofa beds can only be used by children
Individual heating system,
Please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons.
From the property you can easily reach the picturesque villages of Val d’Orcia, Pienza (18 km),
San Quirico d’Orcia (20 km),
Montalcino (34 km),
Castiglione d’Orcia (23 km),
Chianciano Terme (9 km) which offers famous spas.
The ski slopes of Mount Amiata are only one hour away.
It is possible to reach Florence by car in just 2 hours and Siena in 1 hour.
PLACES NEARBY TO VISIT
Few houses, a Turkish bath, amazing and quiet valley, blue gulf: this is Bagno Vignoni, a charming corner of the toscan lowland.
Among the green bushes of Orcia the Middle Ages stagnate. An unpolished castle, the view of the thrushes, the geraniums, the bursted walls of the castle and a few cypresses: a vanished world, you will love it.
Vignoni alto, Rocca d’Orcia, Radicofani, Spedaletto.
Four castles, four types of fortification. Endless scenery, stone houses for every eventuality, few bushes of mint. These places have to be enjoyed in silence!
One of Italy’s most harmonic square, a fortunate synthesis of the Renaissance. The light Doom, the linear refinement of the Piccolomini Palace, the dimness of the town hall, the wide windows of the bishop’s palace, the redness of the tower, the Doom with its carved tower and a real jewel well stands in front of us as an unsurpassable unit.
After Montalcino, beautiful dormant sienan rocks among the greyish-green olive trees, we can find Sant’Antonio: a bell-tower covered by a big cypress, a thousand years old convents modest and solemn building in the deep of a quiet valley.
A lively and organic red, inserted among the abundant cypress of the nature.Monte Oliveto reminds us of the Renaissance patterns and shows us, beside the power of imagination of Sodom and del Signorelli, elegant flower pots, beautiful miniatures and excellently carved wooden objects.
The home of Brunello can be the purpose of our visit because of the beautiful Fortezza, the monuments and because you have here one of the most beautiful views of Val d’Orcia.