Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy
- Historic towns nearby
- Stylish interiors
- Wonderful pool
About the villa
With its climber-cloaked walls, terracotta roof tiles and traditional horseshoe shape, this very special villa was built in the 1700s as a manor to neighbouring Argiano Castle. Now gazing out to gardens perfumed with roses and lavender, it has been thoughtfully restored to blend the simplicity of the rural Tuscan lifestyle with the beauty of exotic furnishings, which reflect the owner’s love of travel. So all the ground floor rooms have access to an enclosed courtyard, where a rustic pergola makes a shady dining area, and guests can enjoy seasonal produce from the vegetable garden.But within the house, high vaulted ceilings and grand arches frame elegantly styled living and dining rooms; timber beamed bedrooms, each very individual, include a barley-twist four poster bed; a study and TV room complement the social space; and the house has two kitchens and offers cook service. With a fifteen metre swimming pool in the garden, and views of the valley and castle, this impressive house is 7km from a couple of shops and restaurants in San Angelo, and 11km from Montalcino’s shops, cafés and museum.
- Sitting room with large fireplace
- 2 Kitchens
- Dining room
- Utility room
- Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Note: All these rooms open out to an internal courtyard with pergola
- TV room
- 3 Double bedrooms with bathroom en suite
- Double bedroom with shower room en suite
- Note: The property is in a characteristic U shape structure
Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.
Arrival at this villa is between 4 and 8 pm.
After 8 pm a fee of €50 is payable and after 10 pm the fee is €100.
Any late arrival after 8 pm is on request and needs to be agreed in advance.
Please kindly note that after midnight – if an arrival is possible - the extra cost is €100 per hour.
Please note air conditioning is available in all bedrooms at an extra cost of €250 per week, payable locally.
Tenuta Montalcino has a resident dog that stays with the house keeper and there are two cats on site too.
An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by telephone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00 Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.
A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.
CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.
- Nearest restaurant 4km La Pieve
- Local shops and restaurants 7km San Angelo in Colle
- Tennis courts, shops, cafes, restaurants, museum, wine tasting, bicycle hire, cycling tours 10km Montalcino
- Golf course 60km Puntala
Places of Interest
- Montalcino 10km
- Pienza 33km
- Siena 60km
- San Gimignano 90km
- Marina di Grosseto 70km
- Perugia 119km
- Pisa 166km
- Florence 128km
- Sant'Angelo Scalo 9km
The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.
But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.
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