Villa Podere Cocceto – Tuscany, Italy
Sleeps: 12 guests in six en-suite bedrooms (5 doubles and 1 twin room).
Location: Podere Cocceto is located 300 meters above the valley floor in the southern end of the Val d’Orcia, 30 to 45 minutes to the key towns of Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and to Brunello vineyards. This villa is surrounded by the vineyards of Tenuta di Trinoro, one of Italy’s well-known estates producing Super Tuscan wines. Rome airport is a 2 hour drive away.
Facilities: BBQ, High speed Wi-Fi, Air conditioning/heating, Satelite TV, Computer, Printer, GPS device, Hairdryers, Washer-dryer machine, fully equipped kitchen.
Swimming: Private pool heated 17m x 7m.
Activities: Enjoy the complementary tour of Tenuta di Trinoro vineyards. Take a cookery class or two. Visit a few of the pretty local hilltop towns. There are plenty of walking and cycling routes to enjoy too.
Children: This is family friendly villa. Babysitters can be organised on request. Cots and high chairs are also available if required.
Villa service: Daily maid service and twice weekly linen change, daily buffet breakfast & pool maintenance.
Villa extras: A chef can be organised on request. A locally sourced 3 course lunch is €25pp and a 4 course dinner is €45pp. Menus are suggested by the chef every day depending on the garden’s fresh produce. Children under 6 are half price and alcohol is not included. On site beauty services, party planning, wine purchasing, drivers, guided tours, cooking classes and personal trainers can all be organised.
Weekly price: €12,500 – €15,000 per week
Located in the heart of Val d’Orcia within 500 acres of vineyards (that produce some of Tuscany’s finest wines), arable land, and woodland you will find this beautifully reimagined farmhouse. This home has been restored by designer, Ilaria Maini, who has blended contemporary furnishings with the classic original farmhouse features to create a delightful rustic yet chic country home.
The farmhouse feels very spacious with six en-suite bedrooms all featuring stunning views over the surrounding countryside. There are two living room, each with fireplace and a large dining room with seating for up to twenty people. The kitchen is a dream and very well equipped.
Adjoining the house is a fabulous covered pergola area, with outstanding views, the perfect spot for outside dining. The large, heated swimming pool provides the ultimate spot for relaxing with a good book and absorbing the tranquility of this beautiful destination.
Not far from the villa there are pretty hilltop towns to visit such as Montepulciano, Pienza and Montaclino with charming shops, restaurants, markets and wineries. There is also plenty of opportunity for walking and cycling for the more energetic.