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Florence: 150 km

cultural sightseeing,winemaking area, tennis, spas, hiking

Siena, Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Orvieto, Cortona


Sassaia sits in an opening and is surrounded by a wooded grove surrounded by old oak trees which blend sun and shade on the lawn in front of it. Beyond are open fields and views across the valley to the Radicofani fortress on the far-away blue hills.

On the ground floor what used to be the cows’ barn has been converted into a large summer room leading out to the garden. Seven windows flood the room with light, the mangers have been turned into benches with cushions. An open fireplace, comfortable sofas and armchairs make this room pleasantly informal and comfortable. A double room with an en-suite bathroom opens out onto the garden and has been adapted for wheel chair use.

A spiral Renaissance-style travertine staircase leads to the upper floor. Here a stunning central living room with windows looking out on both sides, a fireplace and a large African hardwood dining table communicates with a large Tuscan kitchen with an old beam and local travertine hood running along one wall. A waist-high fireplace is a local feature which makes it easy to cook over the fire. The kitchen walls have been painted a stunning blue lime wash in the characteristic style of the old kitchens in peasant farms, as blue was supposed to keep the flies away in the summer. As you will see from the plan of the house two bedrooms have en suite bathrooms while two share a bathroom.

The garden, shaded by old oak trees, has been designed to blend in naturally with the surroundings. Climbing roses, hydrangea petiolaris, lavender, cystus, rosemary and honeysuckle mix well with the old oak and fruit trees. Meals can be taken under a pergola covered by wisteria, roses and grapevines. A 10 by 5 meter pool is tucked away at the far end of the garden.

A small house, which used to be the pig pen, hen house and ox barn, Casa del Bove, and is now a charming and cosy loft with old tie beams and a large fireplace, has two further bedrooms.

Amenities and services

Villa is equiped with:

  • Pool: 12 x 6m
  • Private Pool
  • Fenced Pool
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Hifi stereo
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washingmachine
  • Disabled access

Rent includes:

  • Bed & bath linens
  • Midweek change of towels
  • Baby equipment
  • Final cleaning
  • Ping pong table

Service on request:

  • First shopping
  • Arrival dinner
  • Cook
  • Central heating
  • Fencing of pool

Floorplan of the villa

Ground floor
Large summer living room with ping-pong table
1 double bedroom with en-suite bath
1 WC

First floor
Large living room with open fireplace and dining table
Large family kitchen
2 doubles with en-suite baths
1 further double
1 twin
1 further bathroom

1 living room with open plan kitchen
1 double with en-suite bathroom
1 twin with en-suite bathroom

Garden :

Spacious pergola for al fresco meals
Pool 5 x 10m
Covered parking space
The garden has been designed to blend in naturally with the surroundings.