Real estate for sale - Country houses
Country house of architectural distinction with annexes and pool overlooking an unspoilt valley in Tuscany
A country house of architectural distinction overlooking an unspoilt valley between the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia close to Siena in Tuscany. When built in 1817 it was considered to have the ideal design for a country house and was used as a model for other buildings in the region. In restoring it the present owners have preserved the original features while creating a stylish and elegant home with modern comforts such as underfloor heating and cooling upstairs and downstairs, improved insulation with double glazed windows and en suite bathrooms for all six bedrooms. One ground floor bedroom and bathroom is wheel-chair accessible. The large kitchen is fully equipped with dual ovens, plate warmers and dishwashers and has a built-in barbecue. There are spacious living rooms upstairs and downstairs, both with fireplaces, a dining room, a covered terrace and a loggia. The salt-water swimming pool is partially heated by solar panels and has a covered patio next to it. The premium wines of Montalcino, a world-class golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf, and some of Europe's finest thermal spas are within close reach. The Val d’Orcia is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List as a region of outstanding natural beauty.