8 double en suite bedrooms (7 in the main structure spread over two floors and 1 additional bedroom in the adjacent cottage to sleep 16 | satellite TV in main common room | WiFi | full-time gourmet chef onsite offering all meals upon request (breakfast is included) | infinity pool | air conditioning | breakfast | unlimited cappuccino | welcome glass of wine | handheld GPS devices | mountain bikes | personal laundry services | bath and pool towels | onsite property manager | concierge services and tours provided by Luxury Italian Tours| minimum 3-night rental
Note: The property is reached by a 3km bumpy dirt road in between Chianciano, Montepulciano and Pienza. The road up to the property is not appropriate for low clearance sports cars or large coaches.
An escape with total relaxation and privacy inside a nature reserve within the UNESCO site of the Val d’Orcia
Right in the heart of this countryside, but a close drive to the most iconic Tuscan hilltowns, Siena and Florence, Podere Rossellino is a sophisticated retreat that is a hybrid between an elegant private villa and stylish country inn, where laidback luxury, privacy and personal attention are the primary focus.
The four-acre property features outdoor dining areas, an infinity pool overlooking the Val D’Orcia and spacious guest rooms with sweeping views, modern furnishings, air-conditioned guest rooms and luxurious linens.
The farmhouse sits on a hillside that is home to several working sheep farms whose flocks can be seen grazing most of the year on the green pastures, looked over by large white Maremmani sheepdogs panting in the sun. Each evening, as you gather for sunset cocktails, you can watch the farmers round up the sheep and walk them back to their barns along stone paths, and listen to the tinkling of their bells. You can even follow them down to the barn and pet the lambs. The sheep provide the milk for the famous Tuscan cheese known as “Pecorino di Pienza”. The nearby town of Pienza is the capital of Pecorino.
The property sleeps 16 adults and several children comfortably. There are 7 double rooms in the main house and 1 suite in a stand alone stone cottage about 15 meters away from the main house. Two cots for infants and two fold out twin beds can be offered.
Outdoors, there is a shaded dining area with views over the expansive Tuscan valley. The dining areas rests on a wood decking floor and is equipped with a bar and outdoor sink and long wood tables that seats up to 20. There are also two soft outdoor sofas, and a sunken fire pit with beautiful views. By the pool is a large shaded pergola. This has wood decking and also has a bar with a refrigerator that is kept stocked by the staff with wine, soft drinks, water and beer. There is a card table here with games, yoga mats and blankets, an I-Pod dock, and a soft sofa. Pool towels are included and replaced by the staff each day.
All rooms have self-controlled air conditioning/heating, a private bathroom with a large shower, pull down mosquito screens in all the windows and great views. There are no TVs in the bedrooms in the main house but there is one in the main common area and one in the bedroom is the adjacent suite.
Bedroom 1: one queen-sized bed, 2-person bathtub sunken into the floor in the bedroom area. Private entrance to the garden, with a shaded private pergola that faces the valley. Bathroom has a large stand-up shower.
Bedroom 2: one queen-sized bed, private entrance to the garden, with a quiet private shaded pergola. Bathroom has a large stand-up shower. This room is on the ground floor and is wheel-chair accessible.
Bedroom 3: one queen-sized bed, and sunset view. Bathroom has a large stand-up shower.
Bedroom 4: one queen-sized bed and sunset view. Bathroom has a large stand-up shower.
Bedroom 5: two twin beds, can be pushed together to make 1 double. Bathroom has a large stand-up shower.
Bedroom 6: one queen-sized bed, 1 twin bed and bath tub in bed room area. 3 large windows on a corner with great views. Bathroom has a large stand-up shower.
Bedroom 7: one queen-sized bed, 1 twin bed and bath tub in bed room area. 3 large windows on a corner with great views Bathroom has a large stand-up shower.
Bedroom in Adjacent Suite: 1 queen-sized bed in a bedroom closed off by large sliding doors and a glass door opening onto a private garden area. 1 sitting room with pull out sofa and small kitchen with refrigerator, 4 burners, and a stone counter work top. Large bathroom with 2-person bathtub, large stand-up shower with oversized showerhead, and 2 sinks. The sitting room has a TV, with SKY satellite service.
The Val D’Orcia area of Tuscany is midway between Florence and Rome and just south of Siena is the Val d’Orcia, near the Renaissance gem of Pienza, the medieval hot springs of Bagno Vignoni, and the wine capitals of Montalcino and Montepulciano. Named a UNESCO Heritage site in 2004, the Val d’Orcia is the quintessential, unspoiled Tuscany of golden pastures, cypress trees and walled hill towns where “The English Patient”, parts of “Gladiator” and “Under the Tuscan Sun” were filmed. The farmhouse offers a chic stay in an idyllic Tuscan setting with sweeping views. There is no need to leave.
Podere Rossellino is 2.5 hours by car from Rome airport to the south and Pisa Airport to the north. The smaller airports of Florence and Perugia are around 1-1.5 hours away. Train access is at the town of Chiusi about 40 mins away where all major car rental agencies are located. Luxury Italian Villas can arrange transfers from any airport or city in Italy and can arrange for rental cars to be delivered to you at the property.