One of Tuscany's best kept secrets is the beautiful valley sheltering this recently renovated 18th century farm house, a podere retaining all the charm and delight of its past combined with updated comfort.
Podere Santa Pia is an authentic holiday home in Castiglioncello Bandini, a small village in the Maremma, in the south of Tuscany, situated half way between Florence and Rome and close to Montalcino, Arcidosso and Monte Amiata.
Situated in a charming position on the top of a smooth hillside, Podere Santa Pia offers an extensive view of a breathtaking panorama all the way to the sea.
The beautifully situated terrace has views over what seems like half of southern Tuscany.
On clear days you can have a great view of the islands of Monte Argentario, Elba and even Corsica.
Until 1883 Santa Pia was a small cloister for women.The large stone farmhouse has been lovingly restored, its beautiful stone walls aged by hundreds of years of sun and rain have been barely touched.
The house offers four large bedrooms on the first floor with a total of eleven accommodations (2 rooms with a matrimonial bed, 1 rooms with 4 single beds, 1 room with 2 single beds) and bathroom with a shower and toilet. On the ground floor, there is a second large bathroom with a bathtub. The living room (55 square meters) features two beautiful arches and leads out onto the terrace. The authentic floors and elegant pointed arches create a warm and quietly atmosphere. The big kitchen provides a huge old stone fire place and also leads onto the terrace with magnificent holm oaks which provide deep shade.
Further amenities: dish washer, laundry machine, gas cooker with oven, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee machine, toaster, private parking lot, barbecue, outdoor furniture, open air shower in the garden...
There is also a piano in the living room.
The bedrooms are light, spacious and full of light, with beautiful beamed ceilings.
The apartment, attached to the house, has a spacious kitchen and living room with mezzanine sleeping area for two persons. The terrace offers views on the front garden and the rolling hils around Cinigiano.
Podere Santa Pia is situated in one of the most unspoiled areas of the Maremma Toscana: nestled between Montalcino and Scansano, Podere Santa Pia is surrounded by the "DOC Montecucco" vineyards, olive groves wood and green hills and the silence is broken only by the sounds of nature.
The garden offers various areas for relaxing and soaking in the views.
The incredible view encompasses the cultivated hills of ancient castles (Porrona, Colle Massari, Castelnuovo), framed by the wooden ridges of the Amiata Mountain. A vision of the rolling hills of Tuscany, and the irregular horizon line formed by the dense mediterranean woods, which transport a fresh afternoon sea breeze from the Tirrenian sea, contribute to the farm's idyllic atmosphere. Not too far away, the river Orcia flows into the river Ombrone, which upon surpassing the bottleneck of Sasso, becomes definitively Maremman. There are superb opportunities for trekking and bicycling in a wide variety of landscapes and Podere Santa Pia provides several gides and maps.
View on the terrace (house)
View on the terrace (apartment)
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• high season: 28/06/2014 - 05/09/2014
• middle season: 05/04/2014 - 27/06/2014, 06/09/2014 - 31/10/2014 and 20/12/2014 - 02/01/2015
• low season: other weeks
Prices per week.
In High season, the house is only available for rental by the week. We only rent from Saturday to Saturday.
In low and mid season we accept shorter stays and other days of arrival.
Reservation is confirmed when 30% advance is paid, the rest of the amount must be paid before arrival.
The rooms are provided with fresh bed linnen and towels.
Final cleaning charge 15 € per person.