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Villa Cornia
Castelnuovo Berardenga, Province of Siena, Italy
  • Min weekly 15.000€

Overview

Property ID: ITCH01
  • Icons14
  • Sleeps
  • 14
  • Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Bathrooms
  • 1200
  • sqft
  • 12000
  • Lot sqft

Description

A historic house perched on a hill, 3 surrounded by one of Tuscany’s most evocative landscapes, among ancient villages, rows of vines and cypresses and fields of golden wheat. A privileged position, with an extraordinary 360° view of the Crete Senesi and the Chianti vineyards.

Villa Cornia is a private estate overlooking the Crete Senesi and the Chianti vineyards. It is the ideal refuge for a totally relaxing holiday, in contact with nature and at the same time close to places of historical, artistic, cultural and recreational interest. Originally owned by the local patrician Chigi Saracini family, it is such an evocative place that it was chosen for the cover of Frances Mayes’ book Under the Tuscan Sun.
The main building alternates large common areas with more reserved areas, so that anyone can find their ideal balance between sociability and quiet. On the ground floor are the living room, the Wunderkammer, the dining room, the library, the kitchen and an office. Upstairs there are the individual housing units, each served by its own staircase and equipped with a sitting room-study, double bedroom and bathroom.
Next to the main building there is the guest house, equipped with every comfort, and the natural stone swimming pool.
The rural atmosphere distinctive of the Sienese countryside is reflected in the elements that complete the estate: the garden, embellished with a path of centuries-old olive trees and natural perimeters with roses, shrubs and brooms, a small orchard and the artichokes that borders the vegetable garden.

The oldest part of the estate dates back to the thirteenth century, while the rest was built later, over the
centuries: the small church attached to the residence, for example, dates back to the seventeenth century. Recently, the entire estate has been restored and redefined for family use which, however, did not concern the exterior, respecting its fascinating centuries-old history.
The philosophy that inspired the renovation has nature as its leitmotif: the materials are all natural – wood, stone, terracotta and iron – while the furnishings, partly made by artisans from Arezzo and partly
collected around Europe, as well as the photographs and design pieces, are inspired by the landscape in which the estate is immersed.

Facilities

  • 14 guests in 7 bedrooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large entrance with sculptures and artwork, reading room or lunch room for children
  • Living room with table for fourteen people with artwork
  • Cosy room with fireplace and seven seats
  • Library with cinema screen
  • Private church

Wunderkammer

A large living room with fifteen seats, stunning view on Siena and on the private church (cover the most beautiful rooms in the world – architectural digest), room furnished with design furniture, artwork and sculptures.

Kitchen

Zanussi professional kitchen with wooden motifs product of the artisans of Arezzo. Two ovens, wine cellar, refrigerator with ice (three other refrigerators and a freezer in the main cellar) hallway with linen cabinet, dishes and glasses. Equipped work table.

Suite Terra di Siena

Suite with view on Siena, double bed, dressing room, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, reading room with two desks, chimney.

Suite Ocra Rossa

Suite composed by two rooms with view on Siena and the Crete Senesi, canopy double bed, library, living room with desk and three armchairs, en suite bathroom with bath and shower.

Suite Ocra Dorata

Suite with view on Siena, canopy double bed, bookcase with desk, sofa, dressing room with wardrobes, en suite bathroom with bath, shower and double sink.

Suite Terra Rossa

Suite composed by three rooms with view on the Crete Senesi, loft with double bed, dressing room, desk, living room with sofa and armchairs, en suite bathroom.

Suite Terra Gialla

Suite with view on the Crete Senesi, double bed, bookcase and desk, six seater lounge, dressing room, en suite bathroom.

Guest House

Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom, bedroom with double bed, children’s room, bathroom.

Location

  • Siena (20 km)
  • Rapolano (15′ by car)
  • Chianti (30′ by car)
  • Montalcino (45′ by car)
  • San Gimignano (60′ by car)
  • Val d’Orcia (60′ by car)
  • Punta Ala (90′ by car)

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