This wonderful old farmhouse, which can sleep 11 guests, is available to let. Once derelict, it has been sensitively restored with traditional details, such as tiled floors and beamed ceilings. Lovely old features have been preserved, such as a vaulted hall, an old bread oven, arched doors, shuttered windows and a hay barn, now converted into a magnificent sitting room.
Concealed modern lighting throughout the house, complemented by antique wall lights, highlights the architectural details without spoiling the rustic atmosphere. All double bedrooms have multiple windows and en suite bathrooms.
At the heart of the house, an old olive tree shades a sunny courtyard, where two loggias command fine views across the valley. From every prospect, the garden leads on to the vineyard, which in turn is surrounded by oak woods and streams. The well-planted garden includes a young orchard, a Tuscan kitchen garden, lawns and a herb-filled lane.
A long swimming pool is shaded on either side by an arcaded loggia and pergola. From the shallow end, a submerged curved seat looks out onto an exceptional view.
A housekeeper, who lives in a separate staff flat, cleans and cares for the house. A cooking service can be arranged.
Upstairs Sitting Room
Six steps lead from the vaulted entrance hall to a sitting room with a wood-burning stove in the fireplace.
A wide corridor off the sitting room leads to the master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub.
Off the entrance hall is a large kitchen with a working fireplace, Godin range cooker, two dishwashers, two refrigerators and a Nespresso machine. A farmhouse table seats the whole family.
Just outside the kitchen is a small marble table, shaded by a vine-covered pergola.
Next to the kitchen is a long, elegant dining room, housed in an old wine cellar, with a cassone and a terracotta stove.
Nine steps lead from the kitchen to a spacious sitting room with a grand piano, fireplace, television with a DVD player, Sky box and hi-fi system. From the fienile, glazed doors lead out to the large East Loggia.
In the old tower, there is a double bedroom with superb views on three sides.
In an ante-chamber down a few steps, there is a day bed. The ante-chamber leads out onto a high loggia with views across the courtyard to the valley beyond.
The Torre has an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and a bathtub.
Near the Torre is a twin bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom.
From the hall, steps lead down to a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room. There is also a single bedroom and guest WC nearby.
A separate building by the pool has a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.