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Sleeps: 6 Bedroom(s): 3 Bathroom(s): 3
High beamed ceilings, comfort and luxury at Ronda. Located on a stunning, vast estate in the unspoiled southeastern Tuscan countryside with unparalleled views and tranquil olive orchards.
Unparalleled views characterize the Borgo estate comprised of several groupings of villas and apartments spread across over 2000 agricultural acres. The main building, a 10 minute drive from the Borgo properties, was once the private villa of the owners. The villa's 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 Ronda apartment is a spacious luxury apartment for six. A comfortably furnished living room has one set of windows looking east over the courtyard and another window looking west over the paddock with great views of the sunset. It is furnished with comfortable furniture surrounding a cozy fireplace which are grouped to encourage conversations.
The eat-in kitchen has a dining table that seats six and is fully furnished with refrigerator with separate freezer compartment, 4-burner gas stove, electric oven, dishwasher, marble countertops, pots, pans and dishes.
One double bedroom has a huge (king+) nourvel empire bed with gryphons at its feet, a comfortable arm chair and a dresser. A window looking toward the south provides sparkling early afternoon sun.
The second double bedroom is bright and airy and is furnished with a more casual antique bed, a mirrored dressing table and a chest. The windows provide the same comfortable southern sunlight.
The twin room has two twin beds and an antique dresser. It has windows that also has the same southern exposure.
There is one full bathroom with bathtub, sink and toilet with a window looking toward the south. This apartment has a second bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The third bedroom has a an en suite bathroom with shower.