This elegant and sophisticated townhouse sits on a quiet piazza on the edge of a charming 13th century village. Private gardens with small plunging pool with built in seating in your backyard, yet from your garden and front doors a short stroll leads you to the town's restaurant for morning coffee, relaxing lunch or dinner, a small grocery store and church!
Just 45 minutes southeast of Siena, in an area known as Le Crete Sienese, you are centered around charming villages to explore and enjoy. Visit the famous wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, taste the finest olive oils of Trequenda, soak in Tuscany's most luxurious spas in San Casciano dei Bagni and Chianciano Terme and experience the charms of both the storybook village of Pienza, completely transformed by Pope Pius II into the ideal Renaissance town of the 15th century and the sleepy village of Torrita di Siena. The larger town of Sarteano is where the Italians do their shopping and Chiusi has excellent train service that will whisk you off to Florence for the day. You will find so much to do here that a week, or a month, is never enough.
This ancient home was originally known as a palazzo signorile, translated to Noble's or gentleman's house. Today the new owner has restored it to a current noble home, with a collected mix of of antiques and modern furnishings from his world travels - blending the old and new with a sense of style and comfort. Here you will enjoy the many little luxuries that sets this house apart from many smaller homes, such as luxury designer sheets and winter/summer hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows, wine refrigerator, 42 inch flat screen TV, iPod station, DVD player, washer AND dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, workspace with printer for your computer, small plunging pool and a relaxing garden with two terraces. You'll find air conditioning in all the bedrooms
Enter from the front door into a wide entrance hall. On your right is the spacious living room that spans the full length of the home. Here you have large sofas and coffee tables , a 42 inch flat screen TV, DVD and CD Player as well as an iPod docking station and library of books and magazines.
On your left side of the entrance hall is a full bathroom with walk in shower, followed by the entrance to the kitchen and another entrance to the dining room. The kitchen is professionally fitted with large refrigerator and freezer, designer oven and cooktop and wine cooler. The large oak island is perfect for preparing your meals. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen through two walkways, separated by a glass fireplace that can be enjoyed by both sides. From the dining room a door leads out to a second terrace with cafe table and four chairs, ideal for enjoying your coffee and listening to the birds sitting in the pomegranate trees.
From the central hallway, a majestic stone staircase takes you up to a landing with window overlooking the gardens, continue up and you arrive at a seating area with a desk and printer and a comfortable chair for reading or relaxing. Off of this seating area are two Queen bedrooms, one on each side of the hallway and mirror images of each other. Both bedrooms have two entrances. The first door opens to a small hallway - in front of you is the large bathroom with walk in shower, a door leads to the front of the house where you have a Queen bedroom that also has another door leading directly to the seating area. Facing the garden is a dressing room with daybed. On request, the daybeds can accommodate one person each but note that while there are doors from the hallway and to the bedroom and bath, there are no doors for the dressing room.
SECOND FLOOR / MANSARDA
Continue up the staircase to the Mansard/ Attic. Enter into the room onto a small hallway and a large bathroom with tub. Continue down the short hallway to the spacious room with King bed and a small seating area. Please note that this room is located in the Mansarda or Attic and the ceilings slope at the perimeters.
The Laundry room is reached from the terrace, past the dining room and down a set of stairs. A well lit room leads you from the 'cantina' to the laundry room where you have a washing machine and a dryer.
GARDENS AND OUTDOOR AREAS
While the front door takes you right onto a pleasant little piazza, the rear door leads you to a private and tranquil garden which is meticulously planted with cypress trees, a pomegranate tree and particular flowers chosen for their scent and color. Here in the garden you will find a small plunge pool (11.5 feet x 8.5 feet x 3 feet deep), as well as lounge chairs on the main terrace with views of the garden, perfect for sipping a glass of Brunello di Montalcino. From the terrace, an immediate left will take you to a covered storage area and beyond that the small terrace that leads to the dining room. From the main terrace, four short steps takes you to the luscious green lawn surrounded by shrubbery and a small plunging pool , a walkway to the left has a staircase that leads you to the basement's laundry room.
4 Full Baths
Queen Bed, ( 160 cm x 200 cm ) en suite Bathroom with Tub, Walk in Shower, Dressing Room with Day Bed
Queen Bed,( 160 cm x 200 cm ) en suite Walk in Shower, Dressing Room wtih Day Bed
King Bed ( 180 cm x 200 cm ) suite with living area, en suite Bathroom with Tub
2 Bathroom with Shower
1 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
Washer and Dryer,
Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels,
iPod Dock, Movie and Book Collection, Blender, Toaster, Wine Fridge, Pool Towels, American Style Filter Coffee Machine and individiual espress maker
3.5 x 2.5 meters,
Concierge on call
Mid Week Cleaning & Towel change
Air Conditioning in Bedrooms
Standing & Tabletop Fans
Luxurious designer bedding including summer and winter duvet covers
Heating and Air Conditioning is included in the rental price
DISTANCE TO PARKING: 150 meters to public parking & street parking
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Florence 1 hour 30 minutes ,
Rome Fiumicino 2 hours 30 minutes
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Torrita di Siena 15 mins,
Chiusi 45 mins
CITIES AND TOWNS: Pienza 15 minutes
Montepulciano and Montalcino 30 minutes
Cortona and Arezzo 45 minutes
Siena, Cetona 1 hour
City of Florence, Panzano in Chianti 1 hour 30 minutes
Rome 2 hours 30 minutes
SERVICES: Church, Restaurant 1 minute walk, Small Supermarket 2 min walk, Hospital and Gym 12 min drive, Tennis Court, Golf Club, Main Highway 15 min drive
Parking directly in front of the house for loading and unloading only.
Air Conditioning and Heating is included in the price of the rental.