Old stone farmhouse turned holiday house in southern Tuscany - beautiful design, solar heating, poolPalazzonaccio Via del Pellegrino Tuscany
Palazzonaccio lies high up overlooking the majestic Orcia valley. It was the first house to be restored by the international designer Ilaria Miani here in the Orcia valley. In fact it was a ruin, but with an enormous know how, Ilaria has managed to turn this place into a very personal house, where tradition and contemporary style blend into a perfect cocktail.
The comfortable living room with antique stone fireplace has two doors opening to a lawn and a stone paved terrace dominating the valley for unforgettable drinks at sunset.
A study/TV room can become a comfortable single bedroom for an extra guest with en suite shower room/wc.
A large dining room with traditional peasant's fireplace seats up to 16 guests around the custom made table, designed by Ilaria Miani.
A double door opens to the stone-paved and straw covered al fresco dining area (two tables seating up to 24) beside the vegetable garden and just above the pool. Stunning views over the Val d'Orcia.
The fully equipped kitchen has eight gas burners, two ovens, double sinks, dishwasher and large availability of space for preparing food and storing. An adjacent room contains two-door fridge with icemaker and cold-water dispenser, washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing equipment etc.
Palazzonaccio remains cool and fresh through the summer due to its setting at 650 meters. 30 acres of private woodland and orchard surrounds the house.
The infinity (13x4 meters) heated jet stream swimming pool lies on a terrace a couple of steps below the house. It is surrounded by stone pavement and has a pergola, straw changing room and outdoor shower. Solar panels for the pool to have it naturally heated at 28/30°C (82/86°F) in summer and 24-26°C (75/79°F) in the mid seasons, depending on the weather.
A dinner on the evening of your arrival as well as daily breakfast, prepared by the maid, are included in the rent. The maid will also clean the house every day. Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD player. Broadband through WI-FI in most of the house
The solar panels will produce house heating which will be free of charge and hot sanitary water.
Basic supplies always available for free as mineral water (sparkling and still) balsamico, various spices, various English teas, Italian roast coffee, paper napkins, paper towel, toilet paper, soap, candles.
Produce from the estate as extra virgin oil, vinegar, season crops from vegetable garden and orchard, various jams (plum, fig, apricot, quince), and honey.
This house is not adapted to small children, mainly because of the many different levels in the garden and steep terraces.
- Household help included
- Welcome dinner
- Baby equipment
- Hifi stereo
- Satellite TV
- Internet access
- Parking next to the house
Study or single bedroom
Large pergola for outdoor meals
Master bedroom with ensuite bath (tub+walk in shower)
Tower double with ensuite bath (walk in shower)
Tower twin with ensuite bath (tub)
Annex double with ensuite bath (tub+walk in shower)
Annex twin with bath (walk in shower)
Infinity (13x4 meters) heated jet stream swimming pool, 2x2 meters hot tub overlooking the valley, various terraces, patios and pergolas surrounding the house, vegetable garden
- The nearest village with grocery, bakery, butcher and gas station is 5 to 15 minutes away (depending on the house).
- Hot springs and spas are 10 to 30 minutes
- S. Quirico is 15 to 20 minutes
- Pienza is 15 to 20 minutes
- Montepulciano is 15 to 20 minutes
- Sarteano is 15 to 20 minutes
- Train station: Chiusi is 25 minutes
- Montalcino is 30 minutes
- Siena 1 hour
- Arezzo is 1 hour
- Orvieto is 1 hour
- Perugia is 1 hour
- Assisi is 1 hour
- Florence is 1,5 hours
- Rome is 2 hours
(rates in € / week)2013
Mid season 2