Our first visit to Italy and we chose a gem of a place in a most perfect location. Short drives to everywhere we wanted to go - Montepulciano, Montalcino, Cortona, la Foce, a beautiful lake and local hill towns. Oscar & Grazia are the most wonderful hosts who made us feel so at home. We had experiences that went far above any of our expectations. When we left, I felt we were saying goodbye to old friends.
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- Nice farmhouse and outbuilding dating back to 17th century which have been tastefully restored preserving the ancient charm, beauty and the original architectural features like the beamed ceilings and the terracotta-tiled floors. Located between the Val d'Orcia and the hills of the Sienese Chianti, the farmhouse is on two floors: the first floor is accessed by an ancient stone staircase and a small open gallery that lets into a spacious dining room with a Tuscan fireplace, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor there is a living room with stone flooring, a fully equipped professional kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, and brick barbecue. On request possibility of cooking courses, wine tastings of the best Sienese wines and typical Tuscan dinners. The farmhouse, furnished with style and elegance, preserves the ancient terracotta flooring and wooden beamed ceilings and is part of a seven hectare estate composed of land and forest, surrounded by a large private garden with swimming pool, sun deck with river sand, and a small pond. Not far from the house are the stables with the owners' horses and their pastures. Thanks to its superb location the farmhouse is the ideal starting point to visit the Val di Chiana and Val d'Orcia with its wonderful medieval towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Pienza, as well as Montalcino and San Gimignano and the beautiful art towns of Siena, Florence and Arezzo. An ideal place for a relaxing holiday, taking long walks in the woods or visiting the most beautiful and striking sites of Tuscany. Podere Pievina is an off-grid accommodation: the farmhouse is almost entirely self-sufficient for its own needs and those of its guests thanks to the installation of a photovoltaic and solar thermal system, as well as rainwater harvesting, which helps to offer guests a relaxing and totally eco-friendly vacation. Additional Location Information Situated in the heart of Tuscany, near the centre of the little town of Sinalunga, it is an ideal spot for exploring the natural and artistic beauties of the two central regions of Italy, Tuscany and Umbria, as it is not far from the highway connecting Perugia and Siena. Both localities can be reached in less than an hour. The A1 motorway exit Valdichiana is a few kilometres away, permitting easy and fast travel in all central Italy. The property uses the railway station of Sinalunga, connected with the more important one of Chiusi. Distances to: * Airports: Firenze 122 Km, Pisa 211 km, Roma 226 Km, Milano 457 Km * Train Station: Sinalunga 7 Km, Chiusi 45 km, Siena 49 Km * Highway: highway exit A1 Valdichiana 13,7 km * Attractions within 100 km: Montepulciano 23 km, Arezzo 34 km, Siena 51 km, Pienza 26 km, San Gimignano 91 km, Montalcino 40 km, Radda in Chianti 61 km, Greve in Chianti 81 km, Cortona 33 km, Perugia 69 Km * Services and shops: Farnetella 1 km, Sinalunga 6,5 km * Beach: Tyrrhenian Sea 136 Km * Access road: paved till the entrance gate ... more less
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