Less than 10 km from the historic town centre of the most Gothic town in Tuscany, a concentration of artistic and architectural, environmental, cultural and gastronomic wonders, we find Finestra su Siena (Window on Siena), an old stone farmhouse that shines again thanks to an exclusive and recent salvage operation which has preserved the original architecture while adapting it to a contemporary style, practical yet very elegant. The pickled wooden beams, the enchanting shades of the interior walls, the light-coloured windows and doors, wooden floors alternating with original terracotta floors, classic furniture combined with accessories of modern design are some of the characteristic features of this impressive building, which is spread over four floors and can comfortably accommodate up to 16 people. Guaranteeing top-class service are the spacious communal areas with comfortable sitting rooms, modern kitchens on the main floors and air-conditioned bedrooms with beautiful private bathrooms. To complete this idyllic picture is the well-kept park, an exclusive pool and the splendid view that stretches across the green rolling hills dotted with vinyards and olive trees to the outlines of the city of Siena: the perfect setting for regenerating body and spirit supported by the rhythms of nature, but also for having at hand all the sought-after tourist destinations that surround the medieval city of the Palio: the valleys of the Orcia and the Chiana, the Crete Senesi, Chianti and the not-to-be-missed towns of eternal charm like Montalcino, Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, all easily reachable along splendid scenic roads bordered by towering cypresses and enchanting landscapes. Well connected to fast major roads for tourist destinations and airports, the property is very close to the train station and the main town shopping centres (7 km).
The house has four levels covering an area of about 450 sq m. On the ground floor a large French window leads into the living area with sofa and dining table. This area leads to two double bedrooms (with direct access to the outside via a French window) that share a bathroom with shower and a sitting room gathered around a fireplace and connected with the kitchen and with a double bedroom with joinable beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. This floor is served by a further bathroom with shower with access from the kitchen. From the living room staircases lead up to the next floor and down to the basement where is located the laundry room. On the first floor, accessible directly from the outside as well via a stone staircase, is a a sitting room (with panoramic balcony), a large kitchen, two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) served by a bathroom with shower. The top floor consists of the attic, composed of a large open-plan living room and kitchenette, a double bedroom served by a bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) with private bathroom with shower and hydromassage tub.
The circa 2000 sq m, fenced-in park surrounding the villa is covered mainly in lawn and bordered along the perimeter by a mixed-hedge screen. From the entrance gate to the property, a short drive passes in front of the main entrance, where you can unload your luggage, and then leads to a private covered 6-car parking area. In the beautiful well-tended garden are mulberry and olive trees, holm oaks, bushes of St John's wort, wisteria, wild roses and lilacs, while all around the pool area are fruit trees and oleanders. The atmosphere is tranquil and reserved, encouraging you to spend time outdoors and to organize pleasant meals under the pergola furnished with table and chairs outside the kitchen French window and next to the pool.
The swimming pool, set in a beautiful panoramic position in the centre of the garden, is just a few steps across the lawn from the entrances to the house. Bordered along the sides by a discreet hedge, it is framed by fruit trees and surrounded by a manicured lawn on which the sunbathing area has been arrranged with sunbeds and umbrellas. The rectangular pool is lined in PVC and has large steps for access to the water. It measures 5 x 10 m with the depth varying from 1.40 to 2.20 m. It has chlorine purification, an outdoor shower and internal and external lighting. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday of October.
Property Accessibilty: not suitable for disabled people
Fenced-in property: Yes