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Villa Le Fontanelle


Description


Welcome to Villa Le Fontanelle, a luxury property in Siena, Italy.

Explore the wonders of Villa Le Fontanelle, a charming country estate boasting an awe-inspiring panorama that gazes over the Orcia Valley, a revered landmark along the historic Via Francigena pilgrimage route.

To capture the picturesque allure of Pienza, akin to a scene from a postcard, one must unwind beneath the ancient canopy of a magnificent oak—the Val d’Orcia's oldest—nestled near the farmhouse known as "Le Fontanelle." This splendid abode stands not far from the medieval enclave of Monticchiello, immersed in the breathtaking landscape of the Orcia Valley—a region steeped in historical significance as a vital Via Francigena stopover since the close of the first millennium. Once a dilapidated peasant's dwelling, Le Fontanelle was discovered and revitalized by the Gonzi family, now its proud custodians. This estate epitomizes luxury by offering an ideal blend of opulent vacationing, warm hospitality, and gourmet indulgence.

The Gonzi family's expertise in renovating other farmsteads has been meticulously applied to Le Fontanelle's restoration, culminating in its final refurbishment in 2003. The restoration encapsulates original stonework, brickwork, terracotta flooring, and a Tuscan wooden furnishings and antiques collection.

The sprawling lawn, predominantly grassy, purposefully preserves the valley's expansive openness, ensuring an unobstructed view. Adorned with terracotta pots brimming with geraniums, wild roses, and fragrant lavender and rosemary bushes, the poolside area (measuring 5.15m x 15m, with a depth ranging from 90cm to 1.70m) exudes an enchanting ambiance.

The grand swimming pool adjoins a landscaped terrace adjacent to the villa, providing guests with an unparalleled vista. Here, one can indulge in leisurely swims or simply bask in relaxation. Tables and lounge chairs dotting the surroundings transform this space into an alfresco sanctuary—an ideal spot for sun-soaking, engaging conversations, cocktails, or cherished moments with loved ones. The covered dining area with a fireplace, pizza oven, barbecue, and ample seating promises unforgettable Tuscan sunsets.

Preserving the structure's original charm, the Gonzi family retained the farmhouse's traditional layout, dividing it into two autonomous units: the ground floor—formerly stables—accommodates ten individuals, while the upper level, once the residence of peasants, comfortably sleeps an additional four.

Le Fontanelle serves as an idyllic backdrop for family gatherings or friends seeking a serene retreat amid a tapestry of art and culture. Guests are provided a laundry room with a washing machine, hangers, ironing board, and iron for convenience.

Ground Floor:
• 4 Double bedrooms
• 1 Twin bedroom
• 5 En-suite bathrooms (3 with showers, 2 with bath and shower)
• 1 Service bathroom with shower
• 1 Kitchen
• 1 Living room
• 1 Relaxing room
• 1 Dining room

First Floor:
Accessed via a stone outdoor staircase, the upper floor unit boasts four stunning arched windows overlooking the valley and a majestic oak tree, creating a dynamic, airy atmosphere. A spacious stone fireplace provides a perfect sanctuary for afternoon reading. A fully equipped kitchen caters to culinary enthusiasts, while the picturesque vistas and greenery visible through numerous windows offer a visual feast.

• 2 Double bedrooms
• 2 En-suite bathrooms (1 with a jacuzzi and shower, 1 with shower)
• 1 Service bathroom with shower
• 1 Kitchen

The history of Villa Le Fontanelle is woven into the fabric of the Orcia Valley. Standing as a testament to time, this estate holds echoes of a bygone era within its walls while embracing modernity with grace. The Gonzi family's commitment to preserving authenticity and heritage is evident in every nook and corner of this glorious countryside haven.

As the sun graces the horizon, casting an amber glow over the undulating landscapes, the villa transforms into a canvas of ethereal beauty. The fusion of original architectural features seamlessly blended with contemporary comforts embodies the essence of Tuscan allure.

Each room within this rustic haven narrates a story woven by wooden-beamed ceilings framing windows that unveil vistas of the valley's picturesque tapestry. The panoramic views, adorned with wheat fields, sprawling olive groves, and stoic cypress trees, portray timeless serenity.

At Le Fontanelle, the allure of tradition converges with modernity, offering a sanctuary that honors the past while embracing the present. The spaciousness of the estate ensures moments of solitude amid nature's symphony and serves as a stage for convivial gatherings, where laughter mingles with the gentle rustle of leaves.

The meticulous division of the house into two distinct units preserves the estate's intimacy while accommodating the desires of varied groups. Once home to stables, the ground floor exudes rustic charm and comfortably hosts ten individuals. Meanwhile, the upper level, formerly inhabited by peasants, offers an intimate retreat for four.

The heart of the villa resides in its outdoor spaces—an embodiment of leisure and indulgence. The meticulously landscaped pool terrace invites guests to enjoy embracing nature's splendor. Amidst the fragrance of blooming flora, guests revel in moments of tranquility or engage in lively conversations by the poolside.

As twilight descends, the covered dining space becomes a stage for culinary indulgence. The crackling fireplace, the aroma of traditional Tuscan dishes, and the vivid hues of the setting sun create an ambiance steeped in warmth and friendliness. In this space, memories are etched in the hearts of those gathered.

Villa Le Fontanelle transcends the boundaries of a mere accommodation; it embodies an experience—a harmonious blend of luxury, heritage, and nature's splendor. It stands as a testament to the Gonzi family's dedication to preserving this countryside gem's legacy for generations to come.

FEATURES AND AMENITIES:
Outdoor furniture:
• Alfresco dining
• BBQ
• Covered parking.
• Ping pong table
• Pizza oven
• Private swimming pool
• Stunning view

Kitchen:
• American coffee machine
• Coffee machines (moka)
• Dishwasher
• Espresso machine
• Fridge with freezer
• Fruit juicer
• Microwave
• Oven
• Toaster
• Water boiler

General:
• ADSL Wireless Internet Connection
• Air conditioning
• Baby bed
• Courtesy line in each bathroom
• Fireplace
• Fully Air Conditioned
• Hairdryers in all bathrooms
• Heating
• High chair
• Iron and ironing table
• Laundry
• Mosquito screens
• Washing machine

Safety:
• Emergency first aid kit
• Fenced pool

Entertainment:
• DVD player
• Stereo Hifi
• Tv sat.

House rules:
• Children welcome
• No smoking

INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE:
• Welcome buffet.
• Mid-week cleaning: 3 hours cleaning on Wednesday with towel change.
• Internet Wi-Fi
• Bath towels
• Bed linen
• Pool towels
• Breakfast continental breakfast for the first morning is NOT served.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE: A/C €80 per day.
• Heating (GPL) €0,976 per litre
• Security deposit €800
• Final cleaning €250
• Local taxes €1 per person over 14 years old
• Pets max 2. €100

NOTES:
• Check-In: From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Check Out: By 10:00 AM
• Swimming Pool: Open from 09 May - 03 October


Location


Pienza SI, Italy
Nearest airport Amerigo Vespucci Airport
141 km
Nearest restaurant Ristorante Daria 2 km

Amenities


  • Bedroom(s): 7 ( Sleeps 14 )
    6 Double, 1 Twin
  • Bathroom(s): 9
    3 Baths, 9 Toilets
  • General facilities: Fireplace, Panoramic Views, Pizza Oven, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Freezer, Iron and Board, Laundry Room, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Washing Machine
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Parking, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool, Table Tennis
  • Services: Concierge Service, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Secure parking, Stairs

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Rates


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 528 - $ 1,028 $ 3,700 - $ 7,200 5 Nights -
11-May-2024 - 14-Jun-2024 $ 828 $ 5,800 5 Nights -
15-Jun-2024 - 24-Aug-2024 $ 1,028 $ 7,200 5 Nights -
25-Aug-2024 - 21-Sep-2024 $ 828 $ 5,800 5 Nights -
22-Sep-2024 - 18-Oct-2024 $ 671 $ 4,700 5 Nights -
19-Oct-2024 - 14-Dec-2024 $ 528 $ 3,700 5 Nights -
15-Dec-2024 - 11-Jan-2025 $ 671 $ 4,700 5 Nights -

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 14
    • Bedroom(s): 7
    • Bathroom(s): 9
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family