La Fattoria di Sarteano
Marvellously located in an historic hill town near the Tuscan-Umbrian border, Fattoria di Sarteano is a spacious and beautifully decorated residence of a very high standard. The building originated as a convent in the 1400s, but owes its unusual configuration and name to centuries of use as the headquarters of a prosperous agricultural estate.
The main entrance to the fascinating home is on one of the oldest streets in the town centre of Sarteano, with direct and easy access to shops, bars and the main square. At the rear you have a garden with gates and private parking. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the benefits of staying in a private home with a pool but deeply immersed in a thriving local community that has a lot to offer that is worth visiting, including a beautifully restored castle that dominates the small town.
The upper ground floor is given over to interconnected living and dining areas decorated with lovely antiques, and a large and very charming kitchen with a fireplace and breakfast table. Painted, beamed or vaulted ceilings overlook the rooms, the largest of which opens onto a large terrace with a shaded dining area, ideal for al fresco meals overlooking the beautifully kept garden. Upstairs, the air conditioned bedrooms, each with an en-suite or private adjoining bathroom, feature four-poster beds or large windows and high ceilings.
On the lower ground floor there is a 12 meter/38 feet, heated indoor swimming pool, equipped with a jet for counter-current swimming, that leads out into the a walled flowering garden with a large limonaia. The limonaia is going to have added for 2018 an inside dining area with ceiling fans and a large sail on the lawn to shade a sophisticated outdoor seating area. Photos shall be added by October of this new addition to the villa, making it even more comfortable and sophisticated.
The town of Sarteano, set high in the foothills of Mount Cetona, is one of the oldest and most picturesque in the area, and provides an excellent base for scenic drives and sightseeing excursions. It has a history that goes back thousands of years, to the Etruscans. It’s a great location from which to visit southern Tuscany as Umbria. Everything is with easy reach. We can arrange for you, cooks as cooking lessons at the villa.
Max Occupancy: 12
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- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Heated Pool
- Satellite Tv
3000 years ago, the magnificent site of Sarteano, at 575m/1875 feet above sea level, was already settled by the Etruscans, the peaceful and artistic people who are credited with Rome’s ancient architecture and the introduction of wine-making to the Italian peninsula. The village today owes it appearance, however, to the Middle Ages and the Rennaissance: a charming knot of stone buildings with a fortress, a handful of beautifully-decorated churches and some of the most famous thermal springs in Italy. Winding, scenic roads lead from Sarteano to hilltop Cetona, 7 minutes, and Chiusi, 15 minutes, where you’ll find the area’s largest supermarket. Further afield are the wine centres of Montepulciano and Orvieto, both 30 minutes; Cortona and Pienza, 40 minutes; and Siena and Perugia, roughly 1 hour.
The front door of Fattoria di Sarteano opens to the village’s main street, the Corso Garibaldi, with 11 steps leading up to the ground floor. Entrance hall. Large sitting room/office. Second sitting room. Double bedroom with olivewood floor and a large ensuite bathroom with bath. Sitting room with piano and TV. Small sitting room. Guest bathroom with bath. Dining room. Living room with fireplace opening to a very large terrace with a pergola and steps down to the garden. Charming, well-equipped and spacious kitchen with a breakfast table, a fireplace/barbecue and a pantry.
[up 16 steps] Large sitting room with library and TV. Air conditioned double bedroom with a four-poster bed and a large ensuite bathroom with bath. Air conditioned twin bedroom and a bathroom with bath. Air conditioned double bedroom and a bathroom with bath. Small sitting room. Large air conditioned double bedroom with a four-poster bed and an ensuite bathroom with bath. Bedroom suite with a sitting area, twin beds with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Lower ground floor
10 steps lead down from the front door entrance to the garden level: Laundry room. Oil-mill. Bathroom with shower. Heated indoor swimming pool, 2.5x12m/8x38 feet, opening to the garden. Gym. Games room, also opening to the garden, with ping-pong and table soccer.
In addition to the large terrace adjoining the first floor, there is a small but very pretty walled English-style garden with rose beds. Beneath the terrace is a parking area accessed through a gate on the Via dei Fuori.
Assistance is provided by the owners, who are also able to recommend cooks, caterers and other facilities in the village, an live in the village. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Washing machine. Satellite TV [English-language Sky channels) with DVD. CD player. A total of 4 Air-conditioned bedrooms. Central heating. Two working fireplaces. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet [computer not provided] in entrance hall and first floor sitting room.
Tennis courts within walking distance. Several riding stables in the area.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Nespresso and Moka coffee machine. 4 Hair dryers. Iron and ironing board.
Heated indoor swimming pool, 2.5x12m/8x38 feet, has a constant depth of 1.6m/5 feet. A built-in sunken bench doubles as a step for entry/exit. A powerful jet can be switched on for counter stream swimming.
The swimming pool heating system runs on electricity and heating cost of the pool will be calculated on consumption.
Amenities for Children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.