(Minimum of one week rental required) This enchanting villa is located on a naturally formed terrace of the Val d'Orcia, nestled by oak-tree woods and stately olive trees. From its stunning position, Villa Cappelli enjoys incredible views of the surrounding countryside extending as far as the eye can see. Once the home of many peasants and their families, the former farm has become today a holiday villa rental of exceptional high quality. The house has been totally restored and refurbished, but the original architecture has been fully respected and most of the building materials have been recovered from the earlier demolished farmhouse. The result is simply gorgeous! It is not always easy to combine the comfort of a good hotel with the authentic simplicity of a country house and offer a 'real' rural atmosphere. However, this villa today has managed to create this unique atmosphere without renouncing any comforts. The achievement of this remarkable harmony is the main aim of the owner of the villa and his family, whose ancestors maintained the land of Val d'Orcia for centuries. Together with this sight, the villa offers the tranquility of a serene retreat in either the reading room or next to the burning fire. On warmer days, a huge outdoor swimming pool enhances the splendid Tuscan experience even further. The house is on two floors and sleeps 12 guests in six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The former barns have been turned into a large hall full of light, the old sheep cote is now a barbecue area, and the hayloft makes up a large bedroom. The lovely arcade outside the house has been equipped with a dining table and a wood-burning oven. If you step into the house you will see beautiful floors made of Tuscan 'cotto' (raw terracotta tiles), and raftered ceilings made with Tuscan oaks. The house is full of arches, which create an open and dynamic space and make the home look bigger and brighter. In the living room there is a large stone fireplace spreading a warm and cozy atmosphere all around. Upstairs, there is a hall furnished with sofas whose old-rose hues brighten up the whole room. The bedrooms are in perfect harmony with the general atmosphere of the house, as they also have raftered ceilings and cotto floors. The windows frame breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside, and the light coming from the outside is magically reflected all over the rooms, enhanced as it is by the white walls. The garden surrounding the villa confirms the farmhouse's unique atmosphere: it is an unblemished corner of the farm decorated with maple trees, strawberry trees, brooms, wild roses, lavender, sage and rosemary. There's also a vegetable garden where herbs, artichokes, asparagus, tomatoes, and lettuce are grown for guests. One can come here and pick up fresh veggies to prepare natural and tasty dishes. Monticchiello, the nearest village is five km away; Pienza and Montepulciano are 14 km away from the villa, and Siena is about 72 km. Ground floor: Living and dining room, kitchen (fridge/freezer, gas stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee maker), reading room with fireplace, breakfast room, office with Internet, two double bedrooms, three bathrooms
First floor: Spacious hallway, three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and a connecting room with two beds.
Outside: Large covered terrace with table, chairs, barbecue, swimming pool with sun lounges & umbrellas, vegetable garden, parking area
Included in the rental price: All utilities, final cleaning, weekly linen change, use of pool (May 15 to October 1), Wi-Fi
Available upon request at additional cost: Chef service (30 Euro/hour + receipt), maid service, baby cot and high chair (50 Euro/week), Pets (max two - 100 Euro/week), weddings or events (please inquire)
Additional amenities include: living room, car recommended, views, family room, maid available 15 euro/hr, heating, crib, dining room, cook available please inquire, study room.