Nestled in an olive grove in the foothills of Monte Amiata, our guesthouse is perfect for day trips to Tuscany's famous sites, or simply enjoy the tranquility and outstanding beauty of the surrounding countryside, yet only a 10 minute drive from town
Situated in a verdant valley, where the local contadini still grow wine and olives on a small, scale for their families, our rustic guesthouse offers the perfect escape for a couple or small family/group of friends. The guesthouse is part of a complex of three buildings, yet is designed so that complete seclusion can be maintained if so desired. There are splendid views over a landscape which remains untouched by commercial farming - a brutal reality for most parts of Tuscany, yet still close enough to comfortably enjoy a day trip to Siena or Florence. Spring brings an abundance of flora and fauna and with a beautiful river a 15 minute walk from your door, you may find that you don't leave our valley quite as often as you planned! Yet there are lots of sightseeing opportunities on your doorstep; explore the Etruscan tombs of Pitigliano (60mins) or Sorano (50mins), The Piazza del Campo, Siena (70 mins), Montalcino's magnificent vineyards (35mins,) the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni (40mins) or Petriolo (35mins) and the glorious Tuscan coast in just under an hour. Oh, did I mention the night sky? We have virtually no light pollution, so the night sky from here is an awesome site to behold.
You have your own independent house, which is situated a short distance from our elegant, slightly scruffy Farm house which we built a few years ago. The guesthouse has been renovated but would have orignally been used to shelter animals on the ground floor with the family living above. Approximately 35m2 in size, it benefits from it's own private courtyard and driveway with an unspoilt view over the surrounding countryside.
Interaction with guests
We are there if you need us, to give advice and recommendations but we will totally respect your privacy.
Other things to note
The guesthouse is perfectly comfortable inside, however the garden is still in the process of being completed, so please bear all this in mind before booking. The sofabed downstairs is a small double and probably not suitable for a couple intending on staying for more than two or three nights.
We kindly ask that you treat the house and the nature surrounding it with the respect they deserve. No smoking inside the guesthouse, although ashtrays are provided for those that wish to smoke outside.