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Il Sasso Il Sasso

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7 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
14 guests
7 nights minimum
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Ground floor: 1 large summer room with fireplace (70 m2) 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower, suitable for disabled people) 1 storage room First floor: 1 large central living room with fireplace 1 dining kitchen with fireplace 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (showers) 2 twin bedrooms 1 bathroom (bathtub) Dependance (78 m2): 1 living room with fireplace and open plan kitchen 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower) 1 twin bedroom with small en suite bathroom Garden: Spacious pergola for al fresco meals Pool 5 x 10 m Covered parking space 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...Ground floor: 1 large summer room with fireplace (70 m2) 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower, suitable for disabled people) 1 storage room First floor: 1 large central living room with fireplace 1 dining kitchen with fireplace 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (showers) 2 twin bedrooms 1 bathroom (bathtub) Dependance (78 m2): 1 living room with fireplace and open plan kitchen 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower) 1 twin bedroom with small en suite bathroom Garden: Spacious pergola for al fresco meals Pool 5 x 10 m Covered parking space 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. In one corner a simple kitchen with fridge caters to outdoor life. 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 the other two share a bathroom. An adjoining small stone house has been converted into a loft-like dépendance and offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room with fireplace and an open kitchen. Flooded with light Il Sasso sits on the slopes of the famous Orcia valley and is surrounded by magnificent evergreen oak trees typical of Tuscany. Beyond are open fields and views across the valley to the Radicofani fortress on the far-away blue hill. The holiday home is characterized by sunny, spacious rooms furnished in a comfortable, modern style. 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 large windows transform this room into a light-flooded oasis. Facing the west, the trees in the evening light cast beautiful shadows on the façade. The main house has five bedrooms. An adjoining small stone house, which used to be the pig pen, hen house and ox barn, is now a charming and cosy loft with old tie beams and a large fireplace, has two further bedrooms and bathrooms. 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. The house can be reached on a 2 km private gravel road. The closest village is Contignano which lies on the other side of the Orcia river at a distance of 7 km from the house. Here you will find an alimentari (basic food shop), abar, a butcher, and a fruit and vegetable shop. For a larger choice of shops or a supermarket Chianciano Terme is at a distance of 10 km. The next restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner is 6 km from the house. This house belongs to a a large property which extends over the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Midway between Florence and Rome, the estate is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo are only a few miles away from the houses you can rent at the property. The countryside around the estate abounds in lovely walks in the woods and the typical 'crete senesi' (clay hills) of the region. The food is considered the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino can be sampled in the local cellars. Additional amenities: Airport distance:Florence 150 km Rome 200 km Pisa 215 km, Coffe maker, Dog welcome, Electric kettle, Iron and ironing board, Pergola, Pool area is gated, Pool: 5 x 10m, Private Chef, Shared tennis court (6 km), Stove with oven, TennisMore
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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DVD Player
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Refrigerator
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Washer
Central Heating
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
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Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cycling Trips
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
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