A classic Tuscan farmhouse dating from the 17th century, Poggio Alto (literally, ‘High Hill’) lives up to its name and commands panoramic views in every direction of the gently rolling hills of south-eastern Tuscany. Tasteful restoration of the interior has created a country residence with airy, spacious rooms, comfortably elegant furnishings, air-conditioned bedrooms on the first floor of the main house and a truly splendid modern kitchen. A well stocked library speaks of the owners' love of books, as do the many nooks around the house and garden designed as quiet spots for reading; among these is a 'contemplation' garden with a pond below the house. Extensive lawns with olive trees and cypresses lead to a large, terraced pool with a shady loggia at one side. A separate seating area offers sweeping views of the Tuscany countryside. A charming guest cottage for four, with its own small kitchen and sitting room, faces the main house. Extraordinarily peaceful, Poggio Alto is nonetheless only minutes away from the medieval towns of Cetona and Chiusi and within easy driving distance of the wine centres of Montepulciano and Orvieto.
Max Occupancy: 13
Villas near Montepulciano, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
In the open farmlands along the Tuscan-Umbrian boarder, where almost every village is medieval and on a hilltop. The closest of these is Cetona, 10-minute drive, with a small food shop 3 minutes away at tiny Piazze. Good walking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the Monte Rufeno Reserve immediately to the south. The famous thermal baths at Fonteverde (San Casciano dei Bagni) one of the Leading SPA in Europe, and Sarteano are reached in 20 minutes. It's a beautiful drive to Montepulciano, and a quick trip down the motorway to Orvieto, both 45 minutes. Day trips within an hour's drive might include Siena, with a stop at Pienza, or Perugia.
Large sitting room with a fireplace leading into the garden. Library. Extremely well equipped kitchen with a fireplace opening to a dining loggia. Dining room leading into the garden. Pantry. Laundry room. Single bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Cloakroom.
Sitting room with a fireplace. Two air-conditioned double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Dressing room. Two air-conditioned single bedrooms [convertible to twins] sharing a bathroom with shower.
Sitting room with kitchenette. Two double bedrooms, one with sofabed. Two bathrooms with showers. Furnished loggia.
Beautifully laid out perennial garden with herbs and lavender bordered by rolling fields and olive groves; the garden, with its carefully chosen plants, beautiful views and gently splashing pond, was designed as a place for meditation and has been featured in several magazines. In the midst of the Tuscan countryside the owners have created a symbolic garden, perfect for relax and meditation inspired by German writer Hermann Hesse. The garden and its spirit have been featured in some of Italy’s major magazines: The choice of plants is intentionally disarming and simple. A vivid array of colours, a mix of flowers, herbs and aromatic scents: a subtle hint of the four cosmic symbols: the water in the pond, the circle of stones with ashes reminiscent of fires, a blue corner representing the most spiritual dimension. Shaded dining area under a pergola and a separate outside seating area. The swimming pool, 8 x 15m/26 x 49 feet, with a second pergola, is set about 50m/yards from the house across level grounds. Outdoor shower.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's offsite caretaker. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Portable barbeque. Built-in grill. Washing machine. Flat screen satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD. CD/cassette player. Ping-pong table. Portable fans in all bedrooms. Air-conditioned bedrooms on the first floor of the main house only. Central heating. Three working fireplaces. Wirless ADSL internet [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line.
Tennis near Cetona, about 15 minutes. Bicycle rental at Sarteano, 10 minutes, where several modern spas offer treatments a la carte. Poggio Alto is 15min. by car away from Fonteverde (San Casciano dei Bagni) one of the Leading SPA in Europe. A top resort with thermal pool with natural hot mineral waters. Guests can access the pool at a discounted rate. Other thermal baths at Chianciano Terme and Montepulciano, all within 40 minutes. Riding stables for the Monte Rufeno Reserve at Acquapendente, about 40 minutes. 9-hole golf course in 30 minutes at the Lamborghini course in Panicale.
Kettle. Nespresso coffee machine. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool, 8 x 15m/26 x 49 feet, has a depth of 1-2.5m/3-8 feet and steps for entry/exit.
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