Reference Number: TS25
Type of Home:
It's taken over 10 years and a creative imagination to restore the ruins of an ancient Tuscan farmhouse into a glorious luxury villa.
Records show the property started out as a farm in the 14th century, the three story building housed the owners in the first and second floor, while the ground floors of the main building and the dependence housed the animals. You will find an original manger restored and placed exactly where it was when she acquired the farm, but now it holds magazines and is surrounded by beautiful furnishings in which is now the living room.
You will recognize the attention to detail the moment you arrive, from carefully thought out gardens to the placement of furnishings, Richard Ginori porcelain place settings, crystal glassware from Casole d'Elsa, AEG appliances. Sanderson fabrics cover the personally designed furniture, and Frette bed linens and Martinelli hand wrought iron light fixtures are found in each bedroom. Even down to the brass hardware commissioned, by the owner from a bronzita (worker in bronze) whose family shop has been in Florence's Oltrano district for five centuries.
Perched on 2.5 hectares / 6 acres surrounded by gardens, you have panoramic views over the valleys and stretching out to the Colline Metallifere hills, the largest mountain range in the Anti-Appennines. While you have complete privacy surrounded by the bucolic countryside, you are just a five minute drive to the historic medieval walled village of Radicondoli where you can immerse yourself in the rich fabric of Italian life. The village has less than 1,000 residents making it easy to fit in to the rhythm a typical Italian day. Walk into town to the coffee bar where everyone starts their day. End it in the evening with a memorable meal at one of the trattorias. Restaurant owners embrace and are proud to be part of the KM 0 movement, short for Kilometer Zero. It is the king of farm-to-0 table, where the primary ingredients, including meat , grains, honey, cheeses and wines are sourced within the immediate area. You will dine among locals that most likely produced the food you are eating. It's not only the restaurant owners who are serious about KM 0, but also the residents that live in town. This picturesque village with cobblestone streets is known for its sense of community, food and sustainable lifestyle. They keep the tradition of maintaining Campos - a plot of land outside the city that consists of their own small olive groves, vineyards and vegetables, providing a self-sufficient lifestyle that has been handed down through generations. You will find in the community co op offering locally grown fruits and vegetables and an array of mushrooms and herbs from the nearby forests. This is the perfect area to have your villa cook teach you some authentic Tuscan dishes right in your own villa.
Radicondoli has a large music school where concerts and theater plays are held often. Located in what was originally a convent, it hosts a month long festival each August. There are many scenic footpaths for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking offering opportunities to be spot pheasants, deer and boar. In town, there are the Renaissance paintings by ietro di Domenico and Casolani in the Medieval church of Santi Simone e Giuda
What to do from your villa
- Walk to town for your morning coffee, or evening gelato. Radicondoli is the typical walled town perched on a hilltop that you dream of. Only 1300 residents, it is large enough to offer coffee bars and great restaurants but small enough to be authentic with few tourists.
- Celebrate a festival with your neighbors. Every May you can follow the town band that marches from house to house waking up the neighbors stopping for a snack and a glass of wine, or join them at the end of the day when the entire town turns out for a picnic in the park. Follow the procession of Santa Croce on May 3 each year. In June you can join in the bonfire for the feast of St John, or the Radicondoli Festival each summer with theater performances, concerts, poetry hikes, readings int eh forest and fair tales for kids. the Teatro dei Ristori is one of the smallest theaters in Europe, with only 67 seats is the gem of the town. In autumn they have chestnut and wine festivals
Easy day trips from the villa include visits to Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, the Chianti hills, Siena, Florence, the beaches in the Maremma.
Casa Isabella, teh Main villa ( Sleeps 10 with 5 bedrooms ) 400 square meters / 4396 square feet
Living room with sofa and chairs centered around the fireplace
Open concept floor plan with second living room, dining area with table for 10, state of the art fully equipped kitchen ideal for gathering together
Steps down from the kitchen hallway leads to the half bathroom and adjacent laundry room
Alcove with sofa and chairs at the top of the stairs, ideal for a quick escape,
Second alcove – step up - with window overlooking the countryside has two reading chairs and table
King Bedroom ( 170 cm x 200 cm - cannot be separated ) En suite with walk in shower
King Bedroom ( 180 cm x 200 cm - cannot be separated ) En Suite with tub and hand held shower
3 King Bedrooms ( 180 cm x 200 cm - cannot be separated) En Suite with walk in showers
Laundry Room with Miele Washing machine and separate dryer
Additional charge for renting Casa Cristina and or Casa Simisola ( will not be rented out to others during your stay )
Casa Cristina ( Sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms ) 280 square meters / 3014
In the 14th century, stables were attached to farmhouses so that the animals helped heat the family home. This villa keeps its floor plan in that it has a separate exterior entrance.
Open floor plan with 8 meter / 26 foot high ceilings living room centered around fireplace and Sat TV. State of the art kitchen and dining table seating up to 10. When renting the entire villa, the dining room can accommodate 20 guests at two tables
Twin/ King Bedroom ( 90 cm x 200 cm each, can be joined on request ) with walk in shower
King Bedroom ( 180 cm x 200 - cannot be separated ), doors leading out to the garden, en suite with tub and shower
Staircase leads to the master bedroom
King Bed ( 180cm x 200 cm - cannot be separated ) En Suite with double sink, walk in shower and tub with wall mounted shower, spacious seating area with chairs, desk and two skylights, beautiful views over the countryside dotted with hilltop villages
Casa Simisola ( Sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms) 90 square meters / 1,937 square feet
Enter off the garden terrace into the kitchen
Living room is two steps down from the fully equipped kitchen, living room with sofas and chairs centered around the fireplace
Twin / King Bedroom ( 90 cm x 200 cm each, can be joined on request ) en suite with walk in rain shower
A stair case from the living room takes you to a landing with an exterior door that leads outside to an outdoor landing and steps to the garden.
King Bedroom ( 170 cm x 200 cm ) and adjacent bathroom with walk in rain shower
Sitting on two hectares ( 6 acres ) surrounded by colorful and aromatic flower beds, herb and vegetable garden for your table and luscious lawns.
Casa Isabel's terrace has a traditional hand painted volcanic table sitting under two large shade umbrellas that accommodates 20 guests
Casa Cristina has an outdoor dining area with views out over the pool area and sofa and chairs seating eight
Pool Area - two set of stairs lead from the houses down to the swimming pool with 180 degree spectacular views of gently rolling green hills, mountainous areas , meadows, valleys, forests and the beautiful Medieval villages dotting the landscape
10 Full Baths
3 Half Baths
Living / Dining Room,
VILLA ISABEL ( Main Villa ) Sleeps 10
King Bedroom ( 170 cm x 200 cm) En suite with walk in shower
King Bedroom ( 180 cm x 200 cm ) En Suite with tub and hand held shower
3 King Bedrooms ( 180 cm x 200 cm) En Suite with walk in showers
CASA CRISTINA Sleeps 6
Twin/ King Bedroom ( 90 cm x 200 cm each, can be joined on request ) with walk in shower
King Bedroom ( 180 cm x 200 ) with tub and hand held shower
King Bed ( 180cm x 200 cm ) En Suite with double sink, tub and walk in shower
CASA SIMISOLA Sleeps 4
Twin / King Bedroom en Suite with walk in shower
King Bedroom adjacent hall bath with walk in shower
7 Bathroom with Shower
2 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
1 Half Bath
1 Bath with shower and tub
Washer and Dryer,
Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels,
Daily Housekeeping - Hotel style
Concierge throughout your villa stay
Security Alarm in each building
Safes in each bedroom
Toiletries in each bathroom
Mid week bath and pool towel change
TV - sky satellite
Coffee Machine - Nespresso and American
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Rome Fiumicino 2 hours 15 minutes ,
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Siena,
NEAREST BUS STOP: Radicondoli,
17 minute walk
CITIES AND TOWNS: Radicondoli 17 minute walk, 2 minute drive ( 950 meters )
Colle Val dElsa 35 minutes
Monteriggioni 45 minutes
Siena 50 minutes
San Gimignano, Volterra 1 hour
Florence 1 hour 25 minute
Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano 1 hour 30 minutes
Chianti Wine Road 55 minutes
Bagnaia Golf and Spa Resort 45 mintues
Lucca and Orvieto 2 hours
SERVICES: Alimentary ( small grocery store ), bakery , bank, pharmacy, bar and restaurants 2.2 kms / 1.4 miles ( up hill road ) 15 minute walk or 5 minutes by car
Supermarket Colle Val D'Elsa 35 minutes
Wireless network can be intermittent, we recommend a MI FI if you need fast internet access