Set in the heart of the Val d’ Orcia, Il Cornello has been wonderfully restored by its present owner to an exceptionally high level using local materials. The Val d’ Orcia is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site and many claim this it is the most beautiful landscape of Tuscany. In true Tuscan style this breathtaking villa is set on a hilltop with a private cypress lined access road, offering spectacular views of the rolling countryside. Nearby towns such as San Casciano dei Bagni, a famous spa town with an active spa, and Cetona, with a beautiful piazza and one of the best restaurants in Tuscan - Osteria Vecchia da Nilo, are only a short drive away. Dating back several centuries, the villa which was once a convent, has been lovingly transformed into a luxury villa with high quality furnishing, fantastic swimming pool, billiards room and sauna. The state-of-the-art and very well equipped kitchen has been seamlessly blended in with the villa's original structure. The modern luxurious bathrooms all have Travertine basins and showers and are all appointed to a very high level combining traditional Tuscan materials such as Travertine and terracotta with sumptuous quality with maximum comfort while all the bedrooms are air-conditioned.The property also benefits from a very beautiful garden with its own tennis court, lake, vineyard and vegetable garden.
Max Occupancy: 17
Villas near Montepulciano, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
In a lovely, very hilly part of south-eastern Tuscany noted for its thermal spas. San Casciano dei Bagni, 12km/7.5 miles. Nearest shops, restaurants, post office and pharmacy at Radicofani, 6km/3.5 miles. Hill towns abound, including Cetona, 22 km/13.5 miles, and further afield Montepulciano, 37km/23 miles. An hour’s drive might take you to Orvieto, Cortona both 70km/44 miles, Siena 103km/64 miles or for a fantastic view, up to the peak of Monte Amiata 30 km/19 miles.
Entrance hall. Down 4 steps to a large sitting/dining room with a large fireplace, a flat screen TV and three French doors leading out to the garden. Very well equipped kitchen with a table and French doors leading out to a paved terrace facing the swimming pool, which is furnished with a gazebo, table and sofas, with sweeping views of the valley and the medieval tower of Radicofani. This area is furnished also with a little pool house with a bathroom with a shower. Billiard room with French doors leading out to the pool area. Laundry room. TV room with large flat screen TV, study area with two computers and a printer. Air-conditioned double bedroom with French doors leading out to the garden. Bathroom with shower. Second large sitting room with a central fireplace and three French doors leading out to the garden.
Up 15 stone steps Air-conditioned double bedroom with a large ensuite bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a double sink and shower. Library room with a small terrace. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a double sink and shower. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a double sink and bath.
Up 12 steps Sitting room with TV and fireplace. Air-conditioned double bedroom [French bed] with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a double sink and shower. Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath.
The villa is surrounded by a very well kept garden. Non-professional private grass tennis court, ping pong table and a bowls field. The heated private swimming pool, 4.5 x 12m/14 x 38 feet, is set in front of the villa with wonderful view of the countryside and the medieval tower of Radicondoli, a large sauna is set below the pool area.
Assistance is provided locally by the non English speaking caretaker who lives at about 300 meters from the villa. The very helpful key holder, who speaks English, is easily reachable by telephone. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Washing machine. Spin dryer.Three flat screen TV’s each with satellite TV [Sky Channels] and DVD. Touch screen home music system. CD player. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Central heating. Sauna. Mobile phone is provided. Wireless ADSL internet connection (two computers and a printer are provided).
Non-professional grass tennis courts on the estate. Riding stables at Celle sul Rigo, about 7km/4 miles. 18 hole golf in Panicarola, about 44km/27 miles.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The heated private swimming pool, 4.5 x 12m/14 x 38 feet, has a constant depth of 1.5m/4.5 feet with steps for entry/exit. There is an electric cover for the children at night.
Amenities for Children
2 high chair. 2 cot/crib
Note that smoking is not permitted in the property.
Additional notes about the property
Pets not allowed.
Prices & live Availability
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