5 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa in Tuscany

Villa Luisa - Luxury Tuscan villa, heated pool, spectacular views, underfloor cooling, heating
At a glance: Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Heated Pool, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner: John Salt
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Overview

  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: Tuscany
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 5 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: €5205
  • High season price per week: €7722
  • Average price per week:€5898
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (7 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, lovely pool & gardens, max 8 people, children 12yrs+

Surrounded by lovely gardens in 33 hectares (79 acres) of unspoilt, peaceful and private woodland, olive groves and farmland, a beautifully restored spacious & luxurious old farmhouse in a dramatic position on a south facing hillside with spectacular views of the Val d'Orcia, now an UNESCO World Heritage site. The house is finished to a very high standard with hand-made terracotta tiled floors, antique furniture, a super large kitchen and other modern comforts including underfloor heating and cooling systems, and well-appointed bathrooms with excellent showers. The windows have integral insect screens. Meals can be enjoyed outside relaxing in beautiful settings including the two courtyards and there are lots of quiet places to sit and read. The 6 x 12 m heated pool with electric cover is surrounded by travertine paving with plenty of space for teak sunbeds under large sunshades. For the energetic there is table tennis. Pool maintenance and house cleaning on 5 days per week plus Saturdays are included. Free Wi-Fi, high speed broadband internet included in rent.

Further information about the house, (see also www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com) : Ground floor: Double doors open to large entrance hall with wood burning stove. Large sitting room with open fireplace & doors to courtyard from which steps lead to garden and pool area. Dining room with table seating up to 14 & doors to second courtyard. Large extremely well-equipped kitchen with 2 full-sized ovens, combination microwave oven, large 5 ring induction hob, double sink, vegetable preparation sink, dishwasher, electric espresso machine & food processor. TV room with 50 inch TV. Sonos wireless sound system. Laundry room with washing machine & drying area. Cloakroom with WC & basin.

First floor: 5 bedrooms, all with ceiling fans: 3 bedrooms with large double beds (160 x 200 cm), 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 single bedroom with a double bed. 5 bathrooms: 4 are en-suite, 3 with showers, 1 with bath & 1 with bath & separate shower. Second sitting room / loggia with wood burning stove.
The underfloor heating system can also cool the house in the summer. Windows are double glazed with integral insect screens.

The house has recently completed a total restoration, rescuing it from dereliction & near collapse. Situated in 25 hectares of its own secluded land which includes woodland, a 600 tree olive grove & open fields, there is an abundance of wildlife. You may not see a wild boar but they are there! You probably will see porcupines, hares & deer, and the numerous birds include large birds of prey. The land has not been intensively farmed and there are masses of wild flowers. Terraced landscaped gardens lead down to the heated pool (approx 1.2 - 1.5m deep), which has an electric cover. There is plenty of flat space for games and table tennis and there are lots of quiet and secluded spots to sit and read or chat over a glass of wine while looking out at the sweeping views of the Val d'Orcia. The ancient brick-lined wood oven has also been restored. The house is at the end of a 2.5 km (1.5 miles) dirt road (strada bianca) maintained in good condition and there is plenty of space for parking.

Location: Pienza and Montepulciano are world famous perfect Renaissance towns, with a good range of shops for food, wine, cheese and other supplies as well as artisan shops and workshops and excellent restaurants and bars. The Val d'Orcia is unspoilt and much less developed than some other parts of Tuscany and its UNESCO World Heritage status ensures that it is protected from future development. Monticchiello, Montefollonico, Castelmuzio, Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico are only some examples of lovely little nearby towns and villages with excellent restaurants. Wine lovers can visit Montalcino and Montepulciano, those needing pampering can chill out at thermal baths in Bagno Vignoni or Bagni San Filippo, while Siena and Florence are easily accessible. There are concerts (classical, brass band, jazz, modern), opera, art shows,and a host of other events throughout the area, mainly in the summer months. www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com
The rent includes Italian sales tax, cleaning and free Wi-Fi.

The large kitchen is extremely well equipped and has plenty of space for communal cooking and chatting. A maximum of 8 people may stay in the house including children. Children under the age of 12 years are not accepted and smoking in the house is not permitted. Parties and events are not permitted.

7 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

10 days in Tuscany

By Elizabeth Truly on 14-Nov-2021

We cannot recommend Villa Luisa more highly or enthusiastically. As experienced world travellers, we can say with complete confidence that this property is the finest that we have ever stayed in. Podere Terra Bianca is as thoroughly, thoughtfully and tastefully updated as anyone could desire. The property is also as beautiful outside as it is inside. The lofty placement of the house provides an unbroken view the valleys and distant hills. The panorama consists of orchards, vineyards, fields and woodlands. Located between Pienza, a world heritage site, and the medieval and renaissance wine-making hill town of Montepulciano, Podere Terra Bianca is well situated for day trips to Perugia, Siena, Orvieto, Assisi, and Cortona. Podere Terra Bianca offers an exceptional level of comfort and many amenities not typically available in rental properties. Heated floors, wood-burning stoves and a fireplace, a beautiful sound system, built in charging ports, multiple locations for outdoor dining and reading, well designed lighting in and out, and beautiful views of the Val d’Orcia from every window evidence the owner’s remarkable attention to detail. Every room is generously sized and comfortably and tastefully furnished to the highest standards. The kitchen has everything one could need or want and more - minus the terror of learning to safely operate ancient gas plumbing! The bathrooms are in suite with state of the art showers and heated towel racks. Reliable high speed internet access and a beautiful, private office ensure the ability to attend to any work responsibilities that may come up without leaving the property. We have never before experienced this level of comfort and convenience in all of our years of travel in Italy and around the world. We can’t end without saying something about Samuela, the caretaker, or the magical kilometre plus drive from the main road to the house. Simply stated, Samuela is a gift. Smiling, gracious, gentle and always helpful, she tidies up six days a week and, upon request, brings fresh bread and cornetti in the morning. The long, well maintained, farm road winds through woods, an olive grove, and alongside fields before finally arriving at a walled courtyard in front of the house itself. We regularly observed deer, badgers and other wildlife on our trips to and from the house. We even happened upon a momma cinghiale and baby one afternoon. For us, Podere Terra Bianca set a new standard for vacation accommodations. Our stay was a pure delight. E Truly October 2021 NY UDA " E Truly, October 2021 New York USA

5 of of 5

All this and Tuscany too

By Michelle McKenna on 19-Nov-2019

"After a glorious week at Villa Luisa in early October it was difficult returning to normal life at home. The setting is unparalleled. From porch and patio, pool and pergola, the ever-changing views of the Val d’ Orcia are seen in the distance. The villa’s gardens are lovely, lavender and herbs for cooking planted at every turn, with hundreds of olive trees in the orchard below. Within, the house itself is beautiful, refined and elegant yet warm and exceedingly comfortable with ample space for the six of us to be together or on our own retreat to our rooms or the draw of the excellent library. The kitchen is a cook’s dream, extremely well equipped with more than enough cookware and china to set a brilliant table. The house is pristine. Unlike other places we’ve stayed where even the best of owners leave evidence of former guests we felt that Villa Luisa was built for us alone. In addition to all this comfort and beauty, the house is watched over by the delightful Samuela, the property manager, and Enea, the gardener, who not only take exceptional care of the property but who on more than one occasion saved us from mishaps (including a flat tire!) that may have wreaked havoc on our trip. All this and Tuscany too, who wouldn’t want to return! M McK, Princeton, NJ, October 2019 " M McKenna, Princeton USA, Sept 2019

5 of of 5

Idyllic stay in Villa Luisa

By Catherine Percy on 27-Jul-2018

We had an idyllic stay in Villa Luisa in June 2018. The location is secluded in a rural setting amongst olive trees and distant woodlands. It sits on a hill with extensive and stunning views over the cultivated fields of the Val d'Orcia. The spacious villa has every conceivable comfort. Every bedroom is beautifully decorated, soundproof and private. Each has its own well-designed bathroom. The living rooms are tastefully, luxuriously and stylishly furnished with beautiful art works. There is an excellent sound system. A large television screen is in a separate room with an extensive choice of movies for night time entertainment. The large kitchen is extremely functional with every piece of cooking equipment one could think of, all in spotless, as new condition. There is plentiful crockery, cutlery together with multiple serving dishes and utensils of every kind. The appliances are in perfect condition each accompanied by detailed instructions. (This was helpful as we were not used to an induction cooktop). There are two outdoor terraces set up with large dining areas to enjoy alfresco eating and the views. The villa is surrounded by wonderful gardens providing not just vistas of flowering plants and hedges but usefully, smaller herbs and aromatic banks of lavender and rosemary. There is a large swimming pool together with comfortable sunbeds and umbrellas. The pool is automatically covered overnight to maintain its pristine condition as well conserving the temperature of the water. A great feature of the villa is the housekeeper who comes six days a week. She is discreet, very helpful, kind and meticulous in ensuring everything is in immaculate order. A gardener tends the gardens regularly. The owners generously provide little luxuries such as lovely soap and shower gel, high quality linen and general basic necessities. The Miele equipped laundry is stocked with detergent and other washing and cleaning products. There are plentiful guidebooks together with pages of excellent, well-researched suggestions for local excursions, restaurants and hikes. Villa Luisa is best described as staying in a super luxurious much loved home in beautiful surroundings with every comfort and facility provided for a memorable holiday.

5 of of 5

Prices

3 Sept - 30 Sept 2022 High €6910
1 Oct - 21 Oct 2022 Mid €5750
22 Oct - 16 Dec 2022 Low €5205
7 Jan - 21 Apr 2023 Low €5465
22 Apr - 19 May 2023 Mid €6325
20 May - 23 June 2023 High €7595
24 June - 1 Sept 2023 Peak €8494
2 Sept - 29 Sept 2023 High €7595
30 Sept - 20 Oct 2023 Mid €6325
21 Oct - 15 Dec 2023 Low €5465
6 Jan 2024 - 19 April 20244 Low €5465
20 April - 17 May 2024 Mid €6325
18 May - 21 June 2024 High €7595
22 June - 31 Aug Peak €8484

Location

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Telephone
Fireplace
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Parking
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
Satellite/Cable
DVDs
Video Library
Music Library
Games
Books
Table Tennis
Heated Pool
Private Pool
Garden
Private chef
Staff

Theme

Away from it all
Family
Historic
Romantic
Tourist attractions