Podere Cristina stands within 26 hectares of landscaped gardens, woodland, olive groves and farmland with spectacular views over rolling hills to Monte Amiata. Situated within Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, equidistant between the bustling villages of Pienza (9km) and Montepulciano (7km). An hour’s drive to Siena, only 90km from Perugia airport.
A meticulous restored Tuscan farmhouse where hand-made terracotta tiled floors and pale washed chestnut beams create light and airy spaces. Under-floor heating and cooling system gives year round comfort. Great consideration has been given to: Photovoltaic panels that generate electricity; solar panels heat domestic and pool water; a biomass furnace powers under-floor heating system.
Spacious and comfortable sitting room and formal dining room both have glass doors leading to courtyards for summer living. There is a separate television room and large well planned kitchen. A first floor sitting room and 5 carefully designed bedrooms with ceiling fans (4 en suite + one separate bathroom)
Seating or dining courtyards, either south facing with pergola shade or west facing offer wonderful views. Terraced gardens lead down to a heated saline pool (12m x 6m x 1.5m deep) surrounded by broad travertine stone paving.
Sleeps: maximum 8 people (under 8yrs by arrangement only)
In 3 double bedrooms + 1 twinbedded room + 1 single (small double) bedroom.
4 bathrooms en suite + 1 sep bathroom + 1 sep WC
Staff: non-resident gardien/housekeeper,gardener. Chef service by arrangement
Wi-Fi, pool (pool heating ** see Important Information) + Solar pool heating included, barbecue, table tennis, badminton
Cost of let per week in euro 2018: including solar pool heating
Low Season – (20 Jan – 27 April & 20 Oct – 14 Dec) €4,700 *
Mid Season – (28 April – 25 May & 29 Sept -19 Oct) €5,190 *
High Season – (26 May – 29 June & 1 Sept – 28 Sept) €5,940 *
Peak Season – (30 June – 31 Aug) €6,640 *
Christmas & New by arrangement
* charges apply for: additional gas pool heating, under floor cooling/heating system
Mediaeval Florence (120km airport, train station). Wine areas of Montepulciano (7km), Montalcino (29km) and Chianti. Thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni (18km). Rome (187km) is 1.5 hours by fast train from Chiusi main line station (30km) or Rome Fiumicino, Leonardo da Vinci airport (214km). Regional centres of Orvieto (74km) and Perugia (90km + airport)