Stylish Villa for 4 on historic Tuscan estate

Emilio is the latest farmhouse conversion, situated in a quiet panoramic corner of a large agricultural estate. Formerly the home of one of the estate's sharecrop farmers, it has been restored and stylishly furnished with a successful mix of elegant and country antiques. This property is perfect for two couples or a small family who want both a bit of privacy and the congenial extras a large estate can offer, such as classes, swimming pools, and the concierge services available in the estate office.

Situated in exceptionally picturesque countryside, Montestigliano has all the characteristics of the classic Tuscan Great Estate: avenues of cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and neat, cultivated fields. The estate buildings form a small complex with some farmhouses, the villa and agricultural buildings in a beautiful position on top of a hill, with extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Wide, sandy floored cypress lined avenues traverse the forested hills of the estate, often terminating in belvederes at the most impressive viewpoints. Through the tangled woodlands, across the cultivated plain below, one can see Siena and the Chianti hills in the distance, and there is a rare abundance of wild flowers and animals.

Nice little touches

  • This estate villa is perfectly located, distant enough for privacy, but close enough to be involved in estate activities
  • This beautiful restoration and decor successfully combines modern comfort with country charm
  • The two swimming pools mean there is one that is kept quiet for reading and relaxing while the second one - further away from the houses - is for fun and frolics.

Good to know

  • Pets accepted in Mid and Low seasons on request, but never allowed at the pool

Accommodation

Though not far from the estate's main square, Emilio sits independently on the edge of a hill overlooking neighboring woodlands.

Entry to the house is from its private west-facing side, either through the wide sliding glass doors directly into the open plan main room that cleverly marries a living area with a kitchen/dining space or via a door to the downstairs bedroom with ensuite shower room.

A short flight of stairs leads up to a second twin/double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. Furnishing throughout the house feature both charming Tuscan country antiques and elements of modern Italian design, and both shower rooms are dressed with travertine. Also in the house is a laundry room and an extra WC.

Living and dining opportunities continue on the flagstone patio outside, with a table for 6 under a vine-covered pergola and a nearby sitting area with a sofa and armchairs drawn up to the outdoor fireplace backed onto original stonework. From the patio the view is unbroken greenery and a wonderful mix of holm oak, cypress, umbrella pine and the ubiquitous olive.

Features

Villa Type

  • Villas with pools
  • Beautiful views
  • Romantic retreat
  • Pets welcome
  • Shared pool

Villa Details

  • Shared pools
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Central heating (extra)
  • Insect screens
  • Wifi internet
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome - never allowed near pools
  • Part of montestigliano estate

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 twin/double bedroom
  • 2 ensuite bathrooms with showers and bathtubs
  • 1 hairdryer, more available on request

Kitchen equipment

  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Italian and french press coffee makers
  • Kettle
  • Home grown produce available in the farm shop

Amenities

  • Wifi internet
  • Telephone
  • Cd player / radio available on request
  • Washing machine
  • Tv/dvd in estate rec room
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Baby bed and high chair available on request
  • Fans available on request

Outdoors

  • 2 shared swimming pools, both with diving boards and sun loungers. there is a 'quiet pool' (16 x 6.5 m) which is not suitable for children and a 'family pool' (15x7.5m, depth of .90- 2.50 m.) with a shallow end suitable for children, with parental supervision. pools are open from 1st june to 31st september.
  • Furnished private garden
  • Barbecue
  • Workshop and conference space in estate common areas in the granary - large space (14 x 28 m) suitable for art courses or conferences.

Nearby

  • River swimming nearby
  • 18-hole golf course nearby
  • Excellent walking country
  • Horse riding nearby

What's included

  • Pool towels provided
  • Final cleaning included
  • Firewood provided when needed

Extras on request

  • Arrival groceries on request
  • Cooking lessons available on request available on request, for adults and children
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Children's equipment available on request: push chair, changing mat, bath, stair gate, rocker, babysitting
  • Extra cleaning available on request
  • Ceramics and art courses for adults and children
  • Bicycles can be arranged on request
  • Transport and tours available on request

Photos

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Where is Emilio?

Getting here

  • Florence airport 1 hr 30 mins
  • Pisa airport 2hrs
  • Rome fiumicino airport 2hrs 30 mins

Around Emilio

The tiny village of Torri, with its famous monastery and striped cloisters is two minutes away by car, while there are pizzerie and restaurants within a few minutes' drive. A very important extra here is provided by the charming owners who will unobtrusively keep out of your way or happily go out of their way to help you, providing endless extra services if you require them, from sending faxes, arranging balloon trips, providing touring information, to translating at the doctor's.

During the summer concerts and exhibitions are often organised in the ancient granary, an extraordinary lofty space (14 X 28 m.) spanned by great arches laced with tie bars. This barn is also very suitable as studio space for art courses or conferences, and the rooms below, next to the estate offices, include a games room with billiards, TV, ping pong, a dining room, a catering kitchen and a small gift shop. The little restaurant provides delightful suppers twice a week.

Nearby

  • Simple shop/restaurant in orgia 2 kms
  • Shops, bars and restaurants in rosia 5 kms
  • Siena 15 kms

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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From € 171 per day

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