Close to Siena in the beautiful Montagnola hills, Pastine is approached by an old track through flower-filled woodlands. Tall iron gates open to a small courtyard adjacent with the arched entrance with views through the house and out to the garden.
From here the main door opens to a large dining room whose elegant black marble table highlights the white Carrara floor. Continuing through the middle of the adjacent well-equipped kitchen, a pathway of old terracotta tiles brings the eye to the formal garden behind the house. A few steps up from the dining room, is a large, double bed room with ensuite bathroom, two extra single beds, a small pool table, and an independent exit to the courtyard. A laundry room, a small TV area, and a WC are also on the ground floor. On the first floor are a comfortable sitting room with the original Tuscan fireplace and the other bedrooms and bathrooms. Stairs from the loggia off the sitting room descend to the entrance courtyard. At the far end of the kitchen door leads to a herb garden and a formal Italian garden with fountain. There are two wonderful dining areas near the kitchen, one with a beamed roof, and both with glorious views of the valley.
Around Pastine di Sotto
A steep path down the slope leads to an old barn with shower room, loo, fridge, old stone sink and changing rooms for the pool, which has a wide terrace of ancient Siena flagstones and old tiles. From the far end of the pool, a gentle incline leads back up the hill, passing a life-size sculpture of a swimmer, and a peculiarly therapeutic pergola, before reaching the formal garden and the house. In the stone barn adjacent to the house there is a ping-pong table, which provides the perfect sport in a cool environment for those hot summer days. The property is skirted by rough grass and olive trees, which blend naturally into the neighbouring fields and woods. This enticing property shares the tranquility of the Montagnola with proximity to major Tuscan sites.
Our Customers say:
"We had a lovely stay. The house is amazing. The grounds are beautiful and the caretaker, Alfedo, kept the plants, gravel paths and pool area very clean on a daily basis. The location is stunning and I woke at sunrise every morning to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful setting. I would certainly recommend the property to anyone. It really is a special place to stay."
From Mr. N. R. and family, UK, guests in July 2015
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|Low season||7th Jan - 7th Apr / 22nd Apr - 5th May / 21st Oct - 22nd Dec||
|Mid season||8th Apr - 21st Apr / 6th May - 30th Jun / 2nd Sep - 20th Oct / 23rd Dec - 29th Dec / 30th Dec - 5th Jan||
|High season||1st Jul - 1st Sep||
* This property rents at Mid Season prices for Christmas, New Year and Easter.