Castel Senese

Tuscany, Siena, near Montalcino

    • Sleeps 20 Guests
    • Bedrooms 10 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 8 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 450 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 115 km
      Rome 200 km

    per week

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    Overview

    A beautifully restored farmhouse on an organic wine estate

    Nestled within gently rolling vineyards, olive groves and grain fields, this lovingly renovated collection of farmhouses is part of a vast 600-hectare estate which has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. Its enchanting setting, as well as restored historic details, modern amenities, a large pool and soaring views, make it the ideal holiday destination for family reunions, milestone occasions and wellness retreats in Southern Tuscany.

    Located a few kilometers from the main road and encircled by mature oak trees, manicured lawns and open fields, Castel Senese is a true haven. Guests can enjoy this sublime ambiance from the various outdoor living spaces, including an attractive courtyard, a panoramic terrace with custom furniture made of wine barrels and a covered dining loggia. The large fenced pool is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days, followed by some time relaxing on a sun bed while soaking up the expansive vistas.

    The welcoming interiors are spacious, bright and feature a rustic chic decor. The ground floor is home to a vast living and dining area with a sitting area with plush sofas and a large square dining table. Behind this is the main kitchen, with top contemporary appliances. There is an additional kitchen on the first floor, which is handy for breakfasts or snacks.

    The upper floor has two additional living rooms with fireplaces, a family room, eight bedrooms and six bathrooms. The bedrooms are each individually decorated with stylish color schemes, classy decorative items and have exposed wooden beams on the ceiling. There are six doubles which can be converted into twins, one of which forms a suite with a children’s bedroom, then there is another twin room. The all new bathrooms have a mix of showers and tubs.

    Adjacent to the main house is a charming two-story cottage. It has its own kitchen and living room with a fireplace, two double rooms and two bathrooms. It has a lovely outdoor table under a shaded terrace with pretty views where guests of the cottage can start their day over a sunny breakfast.

    Due to the serene, picturesque location and its convenient layout, Castel Senese is an excellent venue for yoga, painting or cooking retreats, a great local cook can be hired on request. In addition to the enjoyment of the property, guests can sample the estate’s organic wines at its historic cantina. Further wine tasting can be done in the vicinity, the famed Montalcino wine region. The area offers an abundance of other activities, including biking, golf, spas, visiting historic villages and the cultural highlights of Siena, is a mere 40-minute drive away.

     

    This sprawling estate is situated near Buonconvento, between Montalcino and Siena, within Tuscany’s exceptional Val d’Orcia. It has been owned by the same family since 1897, however, its history dates back to the early 1300s. Its current owners apply their passion towards preserving the historic property, its biodiversity and traditions.

    The bio estate contains rolling hills of olive groves, vineyards, grain fields and vast forests. Its olive and wine production boomed by the 1700s, leading to the construction of a number of cellars, farmhouses and an olive press.

    Today, the entire farm is certified organic, including cereal and grain production, D.O.P. extra-virgin olive oil, and eight hectares of vineyards. Their grain production is quite unique as the owners are endeavoring to revive some of Tuscany’s traditional cereals. They are encouraging local farmers to follow suit and are building a mill that will be able to mill and distribute this special flour.

    Guests of the estate will have the opportunity to try some of these high quality products during their stay. A tour and tasting at the historic cantina can also be arranged, led by the wine-maker and including sampling several wines accompanied by traditional local cheese and prosciutto.

    Located next to some of the finest wineries of Southern Tuscany, in and around world famous Montalcino, guests can enjoy wine tasting in the area as well as a variety of other natural and cultural pursuits.

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    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 5 x 11 m / fenced pool
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplaces
    • Satellite + smart TV Internet connected
    • Bluetooth loudspeaker
    • Dishwasher
    • 2 washing machines
    • Fridge with built-in freezer
    • Microwave oven
    • Coffee makers (American/Nespresso/Moka)
    • Toasters
    • Kettles
    • Mixer
    • Ice cube maker
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryers
    • Wood fire barbecue in the garden
    • Table tennis 
    • Basketball nets 
    • Parking spaces
    Touring ideas
    Touring Ideas
    • Buonconvento 4 km - 5 min
    • Monte Oliveto Maggiore 14 km – 20 min 
    • Montalcino 20 km – 20 min
    • San Quirico d’Orcia 20 km – 25 min 
    • Asciano 20 km – 30 min
    • San Giovanni d’Asso 30 km – 20 min 
    • Pienza 30 km – 40 min
    • Bagno Vignoni 30 km – 40 min
    • Abbey of Sant’Antimo 30 km – 40 min
    • Siena 30 km – 40 min
    • Montepulciano 45 km – 1 hour
    • Radicofani 60 km –1 hour 
    • Florence 115 km – 1.5 hour 
    • Rome 200 km – 3 hours

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    Activities

    Buonconvento: The village of Buonconvento is only 5 minutes by car and has shops selling local products, supermarkets, cafés, and restaurants. Saturday morning local market.

    Montalcino: To the south of Siena is a classic fairytale hilltop town, set within a full circle of fortified walls and watched over by a mighty perfection. Montalcino, west of Pienza, is a beautiful village immersed in the breathtaking Val d’Orcia Natural Park, renowned all over the production of its precious Brunello red wine. The town has scarcely changed in appearance since the 16th century. Once you get up to t magnificent spectacle unfolds for your eyes: rolling sunny hills dotted with yellow and red flowers, ancient oak trees, picturesque olive gr roads winding through perfect vineyards and isolated cypress trees atop hills. The town has been made incredibly rich and famous by its of the world’s best and most appreciated Italian wines. Montalcino was already well-known for its fine red wines during the 15th century. precious formula of the fantastic Brunello was invented in 1888 by Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who first had the idea of leaving out the grap traditional Chianti recipe, such as Canaiolo and Colorino, and using only the Sangiovese variety.

    San Quirico: In the heart of the Val d’Orcia, nestled amidst hills of incomparable beauty, sits an ancient village that probably dates back t immersed in a landscape dotted with olive groves, vineyards and oak forests. The territory is one to be admired for its perfect balance h between the natural landscape and man-made marvels. San Quirico d’Orcia, with its splendid fortresses and medieval parish churches, is famous for its stunning landscapes – one of those places that must absolutely be visited if you’re in this enchanted territory. Among the are the parish church of San Quirico, a Romanesque building that preserves an altarpiece painted by Sano di Pietro, a 15th-century paint school, and, in the town’s central piazza, the Church of San Francesco, whose interior contains several Gothic elements. The center of th particularly picturesque thanks to the inviting paved streets and beautiful stone fountains. Something that stands out in the history and, appearance of the town is the fact that it sits along the Via Francigena, whose importance for San Quirico is evidenced by the presence della Scala, where pilgrims were once offered refuge. Visitors won’t be disappointed should they stop by the ruins of the Cassero tower Leonini, a typical 15th-century garden that can be accessed through an entrance between the wall and the piazza.

    Bagno Vignoni, the thermal station that has been known since Medieval times for its celebrated piazza d’acqua. Bagno Vignoni is a small origin, although it was already know in Roman times. Bagno Vignoni sits on a hill above the Val d’Orcia just south of San Quirico. The fas is clustered around a large pool closed on three sides by the town walls, with water that flows at 52°. The pool essentially fills the squa 1.5 metre-high wall on three sides. All around are buildings designed by Bernardo Rossellino in honor of Pope Pius II, while on the fourt from which St. Catherine of Siena admired the view. This place also fascinated Lorenzo il Magnifico of the Medici family, who spent part old Francigena road passes near the village, and as the diary written in 1581 by Michel de Montagne cofirms, piligrims and travelers hea frequently stopped in Bagno Vignoni to find comfort in its hot springs. Nowadays Bagno Vignoni is well-known and appreciated the world esteemed thermal locality situated in the heart of the Val d’Orcia.

    Pienza is a tiny village in the beautiful Val d’Orcia we highly recommend you visit. The village is located about 20 kilometers east of Mont kilometers to the west of Montepulciano amidst gentle undulating hills and wonderful natural landscapes. Pienza enjoys a strategic positi atop a hill, dominating all the Orcia Valley with extraordinary views. This charming village is widely known as the “ideal city of the Renais of the great humanist Enea Silvio Piccolomini who later became Pope Pius II. Piccolomini had the money and influence to transform his b the humble Corsignano, into what he considered the Utopian city should be, exemplifying the principles and philosophy of classical times

    The Abbey of Sant’Antimo, located 9km from Montalcino in Tuscany, is one of the most beautiful of all Romanesque churches in Italy. Lo its foundation to Charlemagne in the 8th century AD, a miracle that helped cure his army of a plague and a promise to build an abbey o they were saved. Recorded history, however, has a different tale to tell and puts the foundation further back, to the Longobards and the Savior. The site also is thought to have originally been the location of an ancient Roman villa. The existence of Sant’Antimo, itself, is reco the 9th century. By the 12th century, this abbey had become rich and the most powerful monastic landowner and foundation in Tuscany. Via Francigena, the pilgrims’ route to Rome, it benefited from the gifts of pilgrims and the faithful. It even owned large portions of land s Lucca, in the north of Tuscany, to Orbetello, in the south. These times of great property did not last and by the 19th century it was in dir repair. When it came into the possession of the State, there was a long period of physical restoration that, ultimately, saved the whole b 1872 and finished in 1895, it allowed for the current appearance of the abbey.

    Radicofani: On a hill at the southern border of the Val d’Orcia sits one of the most spectacular fortresses in Tuscany, for centuries one of tant strongholds in Italy: Radicofani. The castle can be seen from dozens of miles away, and it appears to dominate the village, where it between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States for hundreds of years. Built just after the year 1000, the fortress was renovat the centuries, partially knocked down in the 1700s before being officially restored in the 1900s. From the balcony at the top of the tower vastly extensive view, from the entire Val d’Orcia to Monte Amiata, the Apennines and the Trasimeno and Bolsena lakes.

    Siena is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one o visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is likely Italy’s loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth m are in Tuscany for just a few days. Siena’s heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum.

    Sports: The area is excellent for hiking and biking. It is also near the 18-hole Royal Golf La Bagnaia.

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    Castel Senese for 20 people

    MAIN HOUSE (16 people)

    Ground floor:

    • Living and dining room
    • Kitchen
    • Guest WC

    First floor:

    • 2 living rooms
    • 1 family room
    • 1 breakfast kitchen
    • 1 double with en suite bathroom (shower)
    • 1 double/twin with en suite bathroom (shower)
    • 1 double/twin with private bathroom (tub) across the corridor
    • 1 double with private bathroom (shower) across the corridor
    • 2 family suites (1 double and 1 twin), each with a bathroom (shower)

    ANNEX (4 people)

    Ground floor:

    • Living room
    • Kitchen
    • Twin bedroom with bathroom (shower)

    First floor:

    • Large double bedroom with bathroom (shower)

    OUTDOORS

    • The buildings are encircled by mature oak trees and manicured lawns.
    • The pool is in a fenced area equipped with sun beds.
    • There are several outdoor dining areas, a pizza oven and a bbq.
    • The garden is surrounded by well maintained grain fields, olive groves and vineyards.
    Request BookingCastel Senese for 20 people
    01 Jan 2022 - 16 Apr 2022
    29 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    8650 EUR
    16 Apr 2022 - 28 May 2022
    24 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
    11250 EUR
    27 Aug 2022 - 24 Sep 2022
    11390 EUR
    28 May 2022 - 27 Aug 2022
    11920 EUR

    Castel Senese for 16 people

    As above, but the Annex is closed.

    Request BookingCastel Senese for 16 people
    01 Jan 2022 - 16 Apr 2022
    29 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    7950 EUR
    16 Apr 2022 - 28 May 2022
    24 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
    10150 EUR
    27 Aug 2022 - 24 Sep 2022
    10250 EUR
    28 May 2022 - 27 Aug 2022
    11300 EUR

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    29 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    16 Apr 2022 - 28 May 2022
    24 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
    27 Aug 2022 - 24 Sep 2022
    28 May 2022 - 27 Aug 2022
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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linen with change on Saturday
    • Pool towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • 2 cots with bed linen and 2 high chairs on request
    • House cleaning (4 hours/day except Sunday)
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning
    • Garden maintenance

    EXTRAS

    • Heating: according to consumption. Please be aware that this is very expensive in Italy. The estimated cost of heating in winter and early spring is around EUR 800 per week.
    • Tourist tax: The municipality has introduced a tourist tax of EUR 1.5 per night and per person aged 12 and above. You will be asked to pay the tourist tax in cash upon arrival.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Change of linen during the week
    • First shopping
    • Extra household help
    • Breakfast service
    • Private chef in the house
    • Cooking classes
    • Wine tasting at the estate
    • Wine tasting tours
    • Wellness treatment/yoga teacher in the house
    • Bike tours
    • Hot air balloon rides

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: May to October
    • Pets may be allowed, however, this must be approved upon booking.

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