Villa Catia

Destination:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Disctrict:
Val d'Orcia
# of Bedrooms:
4
# of Bathrooms:
5
# of Persons:
8
Rating:
Upscale

Villa Catia is located on top of a hill offering superb panoramic views, in a sunny position, and surrounded by a nature of unspoiled beauty. Built by ancient masons according to those simple but rational principles required by the Tuscan rural family of that time, it can be appreciated today for offering a highly comfortable accommodation. Catia is an elegant villa that has retained its original architecture (the old ochre stones of the facade, the vaulted halls, the beamed ceiling and the cotto floors), while providing all the modern comforts, to maintain a balance between appreciation of the past and desire of offering tangible signs of today’s life in southern Tuscany.

The latest generation of owners has given a new appearance to the house as well as to the family business, which is located between Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige, and is devoted to the cultivation of medicinal plants and ancient fruit varieties with organic farming methods, transforming them into beneficial products for health. A passion for Tuscany, together with a profound love of nature are perfectly expressed at and have allowed the current owners to create a little corner of Paradise in Tuscany where you are pampered in an atmosphere that will take you back to childhood and where you will gradually perceive the scents, colours and sensations that will warm your heart.

It is also possible to buy and enjoy the biological and organic products (essential oils, fruit preserves, herbal infusions, aromatic salts, juices, syrups) produced by the owners.

Villa Accommodation – sleeping 8 people (4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms) 

On the ground floor there is a spacious hall which is connected on one side with a lovely, and very light fully equipped kitchen with working fireplace. The hall offers direct access to a little portico, where there is a wood burning oven (perfect for making delicious pizza and fresh bead) and a pergola covered with beautiful wisteria, under which it is lovely to breakfast, lunch or dine “al fresco”.
An arch leads to the cosy living room with two couches and fireplace. For those who love reading, there is a little bookcase next to the sofas.
Beyond that is a bedroom (in a Corbezzolo or Strawberry tree color) with two queen sized beds and an en suite bathroom with shower. There are two sinks in the bedroom with a separate toilet room. There is direct access to the garden from this room. There is also an additional small bathroom/powder room on this floor.

On the first floor there are three lovely bedrooms: the first room with its color typical of rose hip berries has two twin beds and an en suite bathroom with shower. The adjoining bedroom in a relaxing lavender color has a double bed and there is a large en suite bathroom with bathtub and separate large shower. The third bedroom in a warm pomegranate color has a double bed, a large bath-tub and a sink in the room, plus a separate en suite toilet room. There is also a wonderful view of the hills.

The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, a big gas oven, full refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, blender and a working fireplace. Just outside the kitchen there is the original wood-burning oven and a portico covered with a pergola and furnished with a wrought-iron table and chairs. Next to the patio there is the large, stone barbecue. From the portico there is a view of the swimming pool and the gently rolling hills.

 

Further information:

The house has a washroom with washing machine and ironing facilities in the basement just outside the kitchen. The large garden surrounding the villa (about 3000 sqm) offers perfect relaxation at the shadow of old almond trees or around the swimming pool situated in a panoramic position (6 mt x 12 mt, depth 140 cm), equipped with teak lounge chairs and umbrellas. Private unroofed parking area is close to the garden.

For something special there is also a small kitchen garden where organic vegetables are grown.

 

Distances:

  • Rome (airport) - 170 km
  • Florence (airport) - 120 km
  • Pienza – 7 km
  • Montefollonico – 3 km -  has two excellent restaurants (La Costa and La Chiusa)
  • Siena - 50 km
  • Grosseto - 90 Km
  • Perugia - 90 Km

 

Local Information

Nature & Wellbeing:

Villa Catia is located in the gently rolling Tuscan hills, between the wonderful towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, just a short distance from the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni. Here, far from the bustle of the city and the roar of the traffic, immersed in a landscape like a painting, where the air has a special scent, time seems to slow down, days become longerand sunsets delight the heart. A must visit is to the enchanting square of Bagno Vignoni, a truly unforgettable place with its ancient 52°C spring water bath, completely surrounded by Medieval and Renaissance buildings.

Art & Food and Wine: 

Just 10 minutes away is Montepulciano, a delightful town, famous not only for its countless works of art, but also for its vineyards that colour the landscape with the changing seasons and producing a world famous wine - Nobile di Montepulciano.

A little history:

In the heart of the Val d’Orcia, also just 10 minutes away, is Pienza, a real gem and the dream made reality of Pope Pius II, the emblem of a Renaissance concept of the “Ideal City” and a UNESCO world heritage site, full of atmosphere, scents, real people and ancient vestiges.

  private pool
  air conditioning
  jacuzzi
  telephone
  balcony
  terrace
  view
  tennis
  internet access/Wi-Fi
  TV cable or satellite
  stereo
  cook included or available
  maid included or available
  elevator
  washing machine
  tumble dryer
  dishwasher
  microwave
  fitness facilities
  beach nearby
  DVD player
  sauna
 

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