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Sleeps: 2 Bedroom(s): 1 Bathroom(s): 1
A stunning, vast estate in the unspoiled southeastern Tuscan countryside.
Unparalleled views characterize the Borgo estate comprised of several groupings of villas and apartments spread across over 2000 agricultural acres. The main building was once the private villa of the owners. The formal English-style gardens date back to the 1920`s. This enchanting estate is in the Val d`Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Picture-postcard views of rolling hills dotted with cypress trees. Excursions to the well-known medieval towns are easy, whether you enjoy wine-tasting, savoring the riches of Tuscan cuisine, hiking you can savor the best that Tuscany has to offer. Imagine a leisurely lunch and wine tasting in Montalcino, a visit to the Etruscan ruins nearby, back for a dip in the pool, cocktails at sunset and dinner at one of the many country restaurants nearby.
This set of apartments is located in handsome stone building a 5-minute drive from the main road. A central courtyard is planted with a fragrant lime tree, lavender and roses. Patio furniture is in the garden during summer months. Self-service laundry room with washer, dryer on ground floor.
Included in each apartment: Toiletries, hair dryers, dishwasher detergent, dish soap, laundry detergent. Mid-week change of bath towels. Basic grocery items, complimentary bottle of wine and olive oil. Map of local hikes and walks.
On request: Additional housekeeping. Welcome dinner. Gourmet cooking class. Activities: Pool. Tennis. Playground. Beautiful walks, both up into the oak and beech woods, and down into the crete senesi, the unique clay hillocks that characterize the Val d`Orcia landscape. In late July an outstanding chamber music festival, Incontri in Terra di Siena, is held at the Castelluccio. On site manager can advise you on restaurants, shopping, sight-seeing. Some of the most beautiful Renaissance, Romanesque, Medieval and Etruscan sites are close by, and in summer, digs for an Etruscan necropolis are ongoing in the field next to the main Borgo villa. On Request: Private guided tours of Tuscan treasures.Swimming in volcanic hot water pools. Riding in Val d`Orcia. Mountain biking.
The interiors of each apartment have been carefully restored and furnished with optimum taste, just what you wish for in a Tuscan country property with stone or terracotta floors, exposed wood beam and tasteful, casual-chic furniture. The windows have screens, a feature not often found in Italian homes.
The Fonte apartment is a spacious luxury apartment for 2. A comfortably furnished living room which is two steps up from the entry vestibule has one set of windows that looks south onto open lawn and the wooded hills. It is furnished with a sofa and a companion armchair which are grouped to encourage comfortable conversations.
The eat-in kitchen looks out over the garden and towards the valley and the blue hills in the distance. It has a dining table, seating for four and is fully furnished with refrigerator with separate freezer compartment, 4-burner gas stove, electric oven, dishwasher, marble countertops, pots, pans and dishes.
For larger groups, the Fonte apartment can be connected to the Beco apartment via a shared door in the entry way.