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Podere Piccionaia

Sarteano — Siena and Val D'Orcia

Podere Piccionaia is a soothing oasis in the midst of magical Val d’Orcia’s greenest heart, located close to Umbria’s and Tuscany’s most picturesque towns. The estate, privately owned, is comprised of a stunning 300-year old farmhouse surrounded by oak tree woods, cypresses and silvery olive groves. The whole property offers natural, rustic elegance, spellbinding views and the opportunity to live the countryside’s unhurried lifestyle and engage in the many activities in the surroundings. A vacation at Podere Piccionaia is authentic Tuscan enchantment.

  • Podere Piccionaia in Siena and Val D'Orcia Tuscany

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Podere Piccionaia is a charming Tuscan countryside villa and estate, rising amidst Val D’Orcia’s magical landscapes. Enchanting location, among softly rolling hills and colorful valleys, the estate boasts superb views and a unique, elegant atmosphere.

The main villa is a superb ancient farmhouse, which dates back to the 16th century. Lovingly refurbished by the owner, a renowned interior designer, it is full of character and authentic charm. The Tuscan architecture is enhanced by warm textures and fabrics which recall the area’s hues and the villa is fully equipped with up-to-date facilities and modern amenities, guaranteeing the guests full comfort and well-being. The villa is comprised of a comfortable living room with a charming antique stone fireplace, a large dining room accommodating up to 16 guests and a lovely fully-equipped kitchen. Both the living room and dining room have doors with direct access to the garden, outdoor stone-paved terraces and straw sheltered alfresco dining area (which also seats up to 16).

Podere Piccionaia accommodates 4 guests in the annex’s comfortable bedrooms and 6 guests in the main villa’s 3 spacious bedrooms, two of which are located in the romantic tower. All bedrooms feature comfortable, state-of-the-art ensuite bathrooms and offer exceptional views of the surroundings. One additional guest may be accommodated in the cozy sitting/TV room (ground floor), conveniently equipped with its own ensuite bathroom.

Every room at Podere Piccionaia inspires tranquility and comfort. Local Tuscan furnishings, brightened by creative touches, make the indoor living and dining rooms warm and welcoming. The spacious country-style kitchen, with its fireplace and state-of-the-art equipment, is ideal for family dinners or get-togethers.

A lovely park surrounds the whole villa, offering amazing views of the valley. The park is comprised of a bountiful vegetable garden, charming stone-paved terraces, ideal for enjoying sunset cocktails, and a charming sheltered al-fresco dining area seating up to 16 guests. The grounds also boast a spectacular 13x4 mt infinity pool with a jet stream, as well as a luxurious outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub facing the valley. Both the pool and tub are heated by solar panels (equipped with dedicated boilers if necessary).

Podere Piccionaia is a welcoming, gorgeous oasis, offering privacy and full comfort of a “home away from home”. The estate is a superb retreat for family reunions, destination weddings or groups of fun-loving friends. Experience typical Tuscan lifestyle in this unique setting. Bask in the warm sun gazing the at awe-inspiring views, indulge in local specialties and special wines, discover the exquisite neighboring towns, or simply relax in the many nearby natural hot springs and Spas.

A vacation at Podere Piccionaia offers quintessentially Tuscan delight...

  • Garden 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Safe
  • WI FI 
  • Satellite TV 
  • 2 fireplaces 
  • Gym 
  • Outside jacuzzi 
  • Vegetable garden 
  • DVD player 
  • CD player

Main villa:

  • 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms 
  • 1 study/TV room with sofa bed accommodating 1 guest and en-suite bathroom 
  • 1 living room (with fireplace) 
  • 1 kitchen (with separate storage and cooking areas and country-style fireplace) 
  • 1 dining room

Annex apartment:

  • 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

Daily maid service for bedroom and bathroom cleaning is included. Additional maid services available at a fee.

Parking for up to 4 cars

Useful information and distances

  • The closest town is Sarteano a pretty, picturesque village with grocery shop, butcher, bakery, Transfer time: 15 minutes by car
  • The closest city, and train station, is Chiusi, Transfer time: 25 minutes by car
  • The closest airport is Florence Airport, Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car

Main places of interest and distances

  • Montalcino, Transfer time: 30 minutes by car
  • S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cetona, Transfer time: 15 to 20 minutes by car
  • Arezzo, Lake Bolsena, Orvieto, lake Trasimeno, Transfer time: 40 minutes by car
  • Perugia, Siena, Transfer time: 1 hour by car
  • Florence, Assisi, Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car
  • Pisa and Rome, Transfer time: 2 hours by car
  • The closest tennis courts are in Chianciano Terme, Transfer time: 20 minutes by car
  • The closest horseback riding facilities are in Sarteano, Transfer time: 15 minutes by car
  • The closest spa is in Chianciano Terme, Transfer time: 20 minutes by car
  • Other spas are in Bagno Vignoni, Transfer time: 30 minutes
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Sleeps 10 + 1
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Weekly rate upon request  

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