Casale Le Fontanelle - Toscana
Casale Le Fontanelle
Pienza / Val d`Orcia / Siena province
Authentic, renovated, historical Villa - 700 m2 - for 14 people.
To see the beautiful town of Pienza, as in a postcard, sitting down under a big oak the most ancient of the Val d’Orcia, you have to stay in the farmhouse "Le Fontanelle", a beautiful country house not so far from the medieval town Monticchiello.
Le Fontanelle is located in the spectacular countryside of the Orcia valley, which has been renowned since the end of the first millennium as an important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome. Le Fontanelle was peasants' house in ruins when it was discovered by the Gonzi family, its current owners.
Ideal for a luxury holiday combined with great hospitality and gastronomy.
The family Gonzi has renovated other farmhouses, so the same attention to detail and all the lessons learned from previous renovations have been used in this last restoration, finished in 2003: original stone and bricks, terracotta flooring, antiques and Tuscan wooden furniture.
The extensive lawn is mainly grass to maintain the open space of the Valley and not to restrict the view around the farmhouse.
Terracotta pots with geraniums, wild roses and bushes of lavender and rosemary create a beautiful frame around the pool.
The large swimming pool (5.15mx 15m h. 90cm a 1.70 cm) is part of a landscaped terrace looking out over the countryside: it lies next to the villa from where guests can enjoy a spectacular view.
All around tables and lounge chairs transform the area into a veritable outdoor salon, suitable for sun-bathing, conversing, cocktails or just spending time with family and friends.
The covered dining space with fireplace, pizza oven, barbeque, table and chairs will let guests enjoy unforgettable Tuscan sunsets.
Monticchiello (2 km), Pienza (5km), Chianciano (10 km), Cortona (25km), Montalcino (34 km), Siena (54km), Arezzo (56 km), Perugia (65 km), Firenze (110 km), Roma (175 km).
700 m2 in restoring the structure as a comfortable vacation house of exceptional character, the owners’ main aim was to respect the original features of the building. Rooms with wooden-beamed ceilings are well sized and open to the most beautiful views of the Valley, with wheat fields, olive groves and cypress trees.
The Gonzi family respected the traditional structure of the farmhouse and kept the house divided into two independent units:
Ground level - once the stables, which can accommodate ten people, and the top level, where the peasants used to live, which sleeps four more people. As a result, Le Fontanelle is the perfect setting for family reunions or groups of friends looking for an “oasis” of tranquillity, surrounded by art and culture.
Ground floor - there is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, a huge living-dining room with double doors opening to the front patio and to the back garden.
In the smaller living room there is a large stone fireplace surrounded by wide red sofas spreading a warm and cosy atmosphere.
• 4 Double bedrooms • 1 Twin bedroom • 5 bathrooms(en-suite) 3with shower, 2with bath and shower + 1 service bathroom with shower • 1 Kitchen • 1 Living room • 1 Relaxing room • 1 Dining room
First floor - a stone outdoor staircase leads to the upper floor unit;
four breathtaking arched windows overlook the valley and the huge oak tree in front of the house, creating an open and dynamic space. Another large stone fireplace offers an ideal retreat for afternoon reading.
A fully equipped kitchen will appeal to those who love cooking, and the vistas and plants from the many windows are very pleasing to the eye.
• 2 Double bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms(en-suite)1 with jacuzzy and shower, 1 with shower + 1 service bathrom with shower • 1 Kitchen
Amenities / Features:
Pannoramic view, A/C in all the rooms, central heating, Insect screens, Ping-pong table, BBQ, Pizza oven, SAT TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Hair dryers in each bathroom, Toiletries, Pool towels, Welcome buffet, Hi-fi Stereo, Fireplace, Phone, Wi-Fi internet connection, Parking, Full kitchen amenities including Microwave, Dishwasher, Oven, American-style coffee maker, kettle, Italian coffee maker, Juicer, Toaster, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher,
Full laundry facilities including washing machine, iron and ironing board
Included in the price:
Welcome buffet - continental breakfast for the first morning - 3hours cleaning on Wednesday with towels change - electricity.
Extra costs to be paid locally:
Final cleaning 250 € final cleaning - consumption of AC and Heating - extra cleaning and a cook can be arranged at an additional cost.
Caution deposit 800 €