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Villa Ferraia

Iesa — Siena and Val D'Orcia

A beautiful estate framed by the magical rolling hills of Siena. Fully immersed in the Natural Reserve of Tocchio, surrounded by shady woods and peaceful fields, this extraordinary property offers lovely, rustic ambiance and outstanding in-house facilities: horseback riding, swimming pool, sauna and fitness center and hot/cold pools in the garden. The most amazing feature is: a unique private astronomic observatory for star sightings. Villa Ferraia is the ultimate dream vacation home, ideal for family reunions, fun-loving friends’ parties or memorable fairytale-like celebrations.

  • Villa Ferraia in Siena and Val D'Orcia Tuscany

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Villa Ferraia is a large estate set in one of the most evocative spots of Siena’s rolling hills. The property rises in the Natural Reserve of Tocchio, surrounded by peaceful soft-hued fields and shady woods. Villa Ferraia is not only a vacation estate, but a unique haven of tranquility and well-being.

The estate includes a splendid garden, superb villa, two annexes and a private astronomic observatory. Fully immersed in the Reserve’s natural environment at a 30-minute drive from Siena’s many attractions and world-famous art, Villa Ferraia is an exceptional property, ideal for memorable vacations, large family reunions, friends’ parties and unforgettable celebrations.

Periodically restored and refurbished, with great love and care, it perfectly preserves its original architecture, and boasts comfortable furnishings and state-of-the-art facilities, guaranteeing each and every guest enjoys unrivaled comfort, privacy and well-being at all times. The villa accommodates up to 27 guests in bedrooms, every room is original and decorated and painted by an architect friend of the owner. The 1 suite, with its own living room (with a fireplace) and large ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi, is located in the charming annex right by the villa, that once was a little Chapel. The 12 doubles and 1 single, located in the main villa, all have ensuite bathrooms (9 with Jacuzzi) and there is 1 extra guest bathroom on the ground floor next to the dining room.

Carefully furnished with charming touches, Villa Ferraia offers spacious welcoming entertaining areas with a warm atmosphere. The communal areas are: the fully equipped kitchen and large dining room, the lovely double volume living room (with a fireplace), the TV room, library and lovely terraces provide many options for entertaining and relaxing.

Villa Ferraia also boasts a number of indoor and outdoor facilities: indoor special features are the sauna (located by the swimming pool), gym and fitness room, and private in-house cinema facility (in one of the annexes) and the truly unusual and unique astronomic observatory. The observatory is a professional one, used, and recognized, by the Italian Astronomic Association (UAI) and, although private, it is used by scientists and astronomers for meetings and conferences. Located at 200 metres from the villa, it is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The guests are invited to an unforgettable evening at the observatory during their stay, to learn about the universe and stars. The evening held by an expert astronomer. Upon request parties and events can be organized at the observatory (for a small fee), as well as additional evenings.

Villa Ferraia offers luxuriant grounds with marvelous lawns and shady woods as well as a swimming pool (with changing area, sauna area and showers) and little lake. The grounds also include stables and horseback riding facilities (14 lovely horses trained for mounting, at guests’ disposal) and relaxing, gorgeous hot/cold pools in the garden. In the garden you will find an outdoor oven, table tennis and bountiful organic vegetable garden, and a charming outdoor kitchen and barbecue and sheltered veranda seating up to 40, ideal for unforgettable alfresco meals and parties. The covered “Domus” terrace, seating up to 60, and the open terraces, also provide magical spots for dining and entertaining.

Beautifully set in the midst of the Tocchi Reserve’s unspoiled nature, Villa Ferraia is completely immersed in a heavenly oasis of peace, surrounded by its own luxuriant grounds which offer innumerable activity and relaxing options. The estate provides its guests with the marvelous option of enjoying the country lifestyle, which at Villa Ferraia is not only the many outdoor pleasures and facilities, but includes enjoying the Villa’s unique indoor facilities, such as the in-house movie theatre, sauna and gym and the amazing astronomic observatory, provide exceptional entertainment and leisure options, guaranteeing picture-perfect comfort and well-being and… a lot of fun!

Siena, a treasure chest of mesmerizing art and architecture, is just a pleasant 30 minute drive away, offering splendid daily excursion options. There are also several picturesque small towns, such as Buonconvento, or the famous wine-making ones, like Montalcino (at a 40 to 50 minute drive), perfect for experiencing the local heritage and traditions.

Discover authentic Tuscany!, Learn about local traditions and crafts, admire art masterpieces; savor the local cuisine’s specialties and relish world-celebrated wines. Relax, experiencing the unique atmosphere… a vacation at Villa Ferraia is more than a holiday, it is a fairytale like Tuscan experience!

Main Villa

  • 12 double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms (9 of which with Jacuzzi)
  • 1 single room, ground floor, with ensuite bathroom 
  • 1 kitchen 
  • 1 double volume living room, with fireplace 
  • 1 dining room 
  • 1 TV room 
  • 1 library 
  • 1 guest bathroom (next to dining room)

Adjacent annex

  • 1 suite with living room (with fireplace) and large bathroom with Jacuzzi.

Other Annex

  • Fully equipped gym with massage area( ground floor) 
  • In-house cinema facility (top floor). Can be used for yoga retreats.
  • Air conditioning 
  • WI FI 
  • In-house cinema facility
  •  Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Sauna 
  • 3 fireplaces 
  • Automatic gate 
  • Outdoor lighting 
  • Swimming pool (with changing rooms, showers) 
  • Organic orchard 
  • Outdoor kitchen 
  • Terraces and veranda for alfresco dining 
  • Barbecue 
  • Outdoor oven 
  • Ping pong table 
  • Astronomic observatory 
  • Parking for up to 15 cars

Services included in the price

  • Buffet breakfast 
  • Daily cleaning between 10.30 and 13.00
  • One evening in the Observatory to look at the stars, guided by an Astronomer from the Observatory in Siena
  • Daily use of sauna (4hrs daily)
  • Use of the swimming pool and the hot/cold pools.

Additional services at a fee

  • Chef 
  • Additional maid service
  • Cooking classes at a cost of 70euro per person (dinner included)
  • Additional evenings at the observatory
  • Buffet lunch at a cost of 25euro per person
  • Sit-down dinner at 35euro per person
  • Horse back riding at 30euro per hour.

The area

  • Siena and Val d’Orcia 

 Useful information and distances

  • The closest city is Siena Transfer time: 30 minutes by car 
  • The closest airport is Florence Airport Transfer time: 1 hour and 20 minutes by car 

 Main places of interest and distances

  • Montalcino Transfer time: 50 minutes by car
  • San Gimignano, Montepulciano Transfer time: 1 hour by car
  • Florence Transfer time: 1 hour and 20 minutes by car 
  • Horseback riding, gym and spa are on site at the estate 
  •  Alternatively a marvelous nearby Spa is at Terme di Petriolo Transfer time: 15 minutes by car
  • Bedrooms 14
  • Sleeps 27
  • Bathrooms 15
  • Weekly rate upon request  

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