Podere Siena is a typical Tuscan farmhouse immersed in a large estate of more than 70 hectares, inside a very peculiar and stunning countryside that surrounds Siena – this region is well-known as the “Crete Senesi”. The “Crete” is a kind of grey clay soil that makes many short hills composing a very interesting panorama.
In this region they cultivate much grain, hay and sunflowers, so the landscape changes according to the season, passing from the golden fields of grain and hay, to the green and the yellow of the sunflowers fields. Besides, the area is full of sulphurous thermal springs with the most important are the baths of Rapolano Terme.
Many activities are available in the vicinities of Podere Siena: a tennis court within 3km, the two nearest villages, Rapolano Terme with its thermal baths and Asciano with its historic centre, are both located only 3 km from the villa. At Rapolano there is a thermal station with 3 pools, one covered and 2 uncovered warm pools. A nice Pizzeria is located within walking distance from the villa.
For those who like to stroll or hike among the woods, there are delightful paths from the villa to reach the river Ombrone, within 5 km; horseback riding can be done only 5 km from the villa. SIENA can be easily reached by car in 20 min, and the surrounding area is full of wineries, castles, medieval villages and nature. The position is very central to visit the most important towns in Tuscany, like Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence and all the Chianti region's towns and wineries.
The most beautiful feature of this property is the large private lake. Located only a few meters from the villa, can be seen by the pool, the natural lake has fresh clean water where is possible to swim, fish and have fun. There is a wooden solarium to give access to the lake where is possible to sunbath and relax. The water is clean, with no chemical products, leaves your skin very smooth and doesn't take away your bronze.
The pool area is shared with the two apartments located in the independent cottage. If you have a larger group it is possible to rent them all together for a complex of up to 19 persons. Siena Torre and Siena Valle.
The villa has a private courtyard with a covered terrace equipped for meals, barbecue and pizza. In fact, a wood burning oven located in the attached woodshed is a typical feature of many Tuscan farmhouses, and Siena Collina couldn’t be different. The pizza oven is in perfect working conditions and the owner added also a grill where is possible to prepare the famous “Bistecca alla Fiorentina” ( A one inch tall T-bone stake which matches best with a good Chianti Colli Senesi wine).
The courtyard is equipped with a large table and chairs where the whole group can seat together, besides there are other reclining chairs where to seat down to enjoy the sunset after a day-trip and chat with friends with a glass of wine.
The outdoor stone staircase leads to the apartment which is completely located on the first floor, with 150 square metres of living space, except for one full bathroom with shower on the ground floor. The entrance leads to a spacious living room with open fireplace, sofas and armchairs offering a cosy atmosphere of a rustic Tuscan villa with its arched windows overlooking the landscape.
From the living room you can reach the kitchen which is very wide, and fully equipped, with tables and chairs for eating, stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer, double sink, American coffee maker and all necessary cook ware and table ware.
The night time area is composed of 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Two bedrooms are furnished with twin beds; one bedroom is furnished with 3 single beds and the fourth bedroom is composed of one double bed and one single bed. All bedrooms are fully equipped and furnished with a shower box, WC, sink and bidet.
The typical Tuscan features have been carefully maintained in this Villa, specially the hand made fired bricked and wooden beamed ceilings. The furniture is composed of pieces of antiques, like the wooden or wrought iron beds, bedside tables, dressers and wardrobes. The bathrooms are all brand new, comfortable and clean, with large mirrors, modern tiles and finishing’s.
The apartment Siena Torre is the Southern side of an old renovated hayloft on an amazing Siennese estate, immersed in the “Crete Senesi” territory. The countryside that surrounds Siena is well-known as the “Crete Senesi”. The “Crete” is a kind of grey clayey soil that makes many short hills composing a very interesting panorama.
Siena Torre is composed of two floors. The main entrance is under a charming loggia equipped for outdoor meals, overlooking the pool area. The French door opens to a spacious living room with dining area and kitchen corner. The kitchen is provided of all necessary to prepare rapid meals or full dinners, like oven, stove, refrigerator, freezer box, stainless steel sink.
On the ground floor there is a full bathroom with shower, WC, sink and bidet. In the living room there is a double sofa bed, which can sleep comfortably two persons. The staircase leads up to the “tower” where you will find the cosy double bedroom, with original apparent stone walls and wooden beamed ceilings which give the room a romantic and quiet atmosphere, perfect for a couple.
Next to the bedroom there is a spacious and modern bathroom fully equipped with shower, a lovely marble sink, WC and sink. The first floor has a balcony that opens to a stunning panorama over the swimming pool until you loose yourself in the horizon beyond the “Crete Senesi”.
Siena Valle is a charming apartment immersed in a lovely estate in the “Crete Senesi” countryside. The old hayloft of the villa has been completely renovated to create two independent apartments: Siena Valle and Siena Torre. Siena Valle is the East side of the house, with private entrance through a lovely terrace equipped with tables and chairs for outdoor eating.
From the terrace, overlooking the stunning landscape, a French door opens to the main room with a dining room and kitchen corner. The kitchen is furnished with all necessary equipments like stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer box, double sink, American coffee maker, all table ware and cook ware necessary to prepare delicious meals.
On the ground floor there is a comfortable double bedroom with original bricked floors and wooden beamed ceilings and a wide window catching much light. There is a fully equipped bathroom with a shower box, WC, sink and bidet.
From the living room, an internal staircase leads to the mansard where is located the second bedroom furnished with three single beds, ideal for teenagers or children. This makes Siena Valle an ideal apartment for a family.
The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, reclining chairs and a covered gazebo, tables and chairs all around to enjoy the whole day the best Tuscan panorama.