Plinius N° 058 | Oasis of Tranquillity
The farm dates back to the years between 1610 and 1643. The farmhouse was built by the Massari family, whose members held very prominent positions in all the offices of the Commune and the Republic of Siena. The farm was passed into the hands of the Cerretani family early in the 18th century, before returning to the Massari family in 1842. More recently, just after the turn of the millennium, Giulio Massari, a descendant of the family, decided to renovate the property for use as a farm holiday establishment.
In 2020 the current owner stumbled upon the property by chance. For Christmas, she rented a chalet in the French Alps but unfortunately, it turned out that it was a total scam. It was too late to find another suitable place in the mountains so the family diverted to Tuscany and rented the farmhouse. As soon as they stepped into the house, they felt how special this place was. The thing that struck them the most was its setting and the breathtaking view: the only aspect you cannot change when you buy a property!
A couple of months later the property was theirs and the original plan was to keep everything as it was. It was not too bad after all, just a few minor changes. However, the minor changes ended up being a total renovation of the property. It became a true passion project and the sheer joy of turning this ancient farmhouse into an elegant, slow-living retreat, with all the modern comforts but with respect for its history and original architecture.
The property is surrounded by 10 hectares of farmland and enjoys breath-taking all-round views of the “Crete Senesi”, the clay hills of Siena. At its center is a large garden, about one hectare in size, with a rectangular red brick farmhouse in traditional Tuscan style. The farmhouse measures about 300 square meters and contains five double rooms with ensuite bathrooms and a large living area. Outside are two loggias, one furnished as an outdoor lounge adjacent to the living room, and another adjacent to the kitchen, set up for al fresco dining. In the center of the garden is a large 500 square meter fully fenced pool area with a 14×6 meter infinity pool, two large shady gazebos, and a dining area with an outdoor kitchen. There is also a bowling alley court in the garden and a panoramic terrace with a jacuzzi hot tub overlooking the Tuscan hills.
The ground floor features a large living area with an open-plan kitchen, a dining area, a fireplace lounge, and a TV room. There are two covered terraces, one dining patio with a table for 12 and a BBQ connected to the kitchen, and one lounge terrace with a sofa area for 10. Further, on the ground floor, there are two ensuite bedrooms one twin and one double.
The Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Ground Floor :
Double Bedroom “Down”: “French” size double bed: 160 cm for 200 cm. Parquet floor, En-Suite Bathroom with walk-in marble shower, sink, WC, and bidet. Air conditioning, closet, and a safe. Landscape view.
Twin Bedroom “Sunshine”: 2 single beds, 80 cm wide ( on demand can be joined), parquet floor, En-Suite Bathroom with walk-in marble shower, sink, WC, and bidet. Air conditioning and closet. Landscape view.
Double Bedroom “Dusk”: Queen bed ( 180 x 200 cm), En-Suite Bathroom with walk-in marble shower, sink, WC, and bidet. Closet and Air conditioning, Landscape view.
Master Bedroom “Sunrise”: Queen size bed ( 180 x 200 cm), parquet floor, sofa area, free-standing bathtub, Flat screen TV, En-Suite Bathroom with walk-in marble shower and double sink, separate bathroom with WC, sink and bidet. Air conditioning, walk-in closet, and safe. Landscape view.
Master Bedroom “Sunset”: King-size bed ( 200 X 200 cm), parquet floor, sofa area with Flat screen TV, En-Suite Bathroom with walk-in marble double shower, double sink, WC, and bidet. walk-in closet and safe. Air conditioning, Landscape view.
The Villa is surrounded by a garden of around 1 hectare, the outdoor features:
A pool area of around 500 sq. meters with an infinity pool (14 m by 6 m), 12 sunbeds, one outdoor movable sofa, two gazebos, a dining area with a table for 10, and an outdoor kitchen with sink, fridge, induction hobs.
An outdoor lounge area with 2 double hammocks and a fire pit with 6 lounge chairs.
A bocce court (petanque).
A loggia with a Jacuzzi.
Covered Patios: Two covered patios are designed to offer an outdoor experience while overlooking the beautiful landscapes of the Val d’Orcia hills.
Lounge Patio: The living room is directly connected to a 30 square meter covered patio with a view of the garden and the Tuscan hills featuring two sofas and two armchairs sitting ten people.
Dining Patio: The kitchen is directly connected to a 40 square meter covered patio with a panoramic view over the Tuscan hills. The patio features a lounge area, a rectangular table for 12, and a barbecue.
Amenities and Facilities
The Villa features an automated lighting system, air conditioning in all rooms, fast wifi indoors and outdoors, satellite television, and numerous portable Bluetooth speakers. The kitchen is equipped with a variety of appliances and utensils to meet all guests’ requirements, while the laundry room is equipped with a washing machine, dryer, iron, and ironing board. Families with small children have two cribs and high chairs at their disposal. Guests may enjoy a variety of outdoor culinary experiences thanks to a poolside kitchen trolley equipped with an induction cooker, sink, and refrigerator and a barbecue in the loggia by the kitchen. The wellness area includes a panoramic loggia with a large jacuzzi tub with lounge chairs. There is also a bocce court (Petanque) by the pool area. Next to the garage is an EV charging station. Additionally, there is a dedicated laundry room with a washing machine and drier.
Traditional Tuscan dinner by a private chef
Tuscan cooking classes
Mountain bike tour from the villa
Cooking classes in a Brunello winery
Cooking classes with children
Brunello and Vino Nobile wine tours
Val D'Orcia cheese-tasting
Olive oil and cheese-tasting
Truffle hunting and cooking lesson
Day trip to Siena
Bike tour of the Orcia Valley
Nestled within the heart of Tuscany, Val d'Orcia exudes timeless elegance and rustic charm. This enchanting region, with its undulating hills and picturesque villages, serves as a living canvas for Mother Nature's most exquisite artistry. Rows of cypress trees frame rolling vineyards, while medieval towns like Pienza and Montalcino offer a glimpse into Italy's past. Val d'Orcia embodies a harmonious blend of beauty and tradition, where each sunrise bathes the landscape in a soft, ethereal light. It's a place where the allure of la dolce vita meets the serenity of the countryside. For the best places to see and visit off the beaten track, have a look at the Plinius Insider's Guide of Tuscany.
During the renovation one of the main goals was to make this an eco-friendly property. At Plinius we are very impressed by what they have accomplished and we would like to bring your attention to everything that has been done to reach their goal:
The house is equipped with a photovoltaic system capable of generating 18 Kwh, more than the consumption at the peak of the Villa.
The Villa is equipped with recycling bins
All the lights of the villa and the garden are LED lighting
Direct access to a nearby lake from where they pump the water to irrigate the garden
Most of the electric appliances of the Villa are Class A
Water filtering system and a Soda Stream so that guests can safely drink tap water
The villa has an electric vehicle (EV) charging station
The lawn is mowed using robots, which saves energy (petrol), they are clean and they massively reduce the amount of fertilizer needed through mulching.
While refurbishing the house, an insulated roof has been installed
The villa is surrounded by 10 ha of land cultivated biologically (no pesticides )
What makes this property special is the level of luxury in an eco-sustainable manner. A brilliant combination!
The Bocci Court: An Italian bowling game that dates back to ancient times. (Similar to French Pétanque)
The pool area is a destination in itself, you spend the whole day here; from sunrise to sunset.
Total relaxation: Surrounded by nature and the endless panoramic view will offer a sense of restoration and replenishment
Perugia (PEG) Airport | Other nearby airports include Florence (FLR), Pisa (PSA), Rome (FCO)
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Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges.
High season: 29 June - 30 August | Min. stay 7 nights | €13.000 per week
Mid season: 11 May - 28 June | 31 August - 4 October | Min. stay 7 nights | €11.000 per week
Low season | 13 April - 10 May | 5 October - 2 November | Min. stay 7 nights | €9.750 per week
Winter: 3 November - 29 April | Min. stay 7 nights | €8.000 per week/price upon request
*Closed: 24 December - 5 January
Included in the price:
Welcome basket (coffee, milk, bread, eggs, cheese, cured meat fresh fruit, panforte, cantucci, and prosecco)
Two maid services (4 h.) and a mid-week towel and linen change (upon request)
Electricity, water and air conditioning, and EV charge
10% Italian VAT
Dog's kit: bowls, toys, poo bags.
Security Deposit: €1.500 ~ The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues
Heating: charge upon consumption
Pets: up to 2 dogs/cats at a charge of € 15 per day each
Extra housekeeping service € 20 per hour per staff member
Host: Serena Nardi, lives 1 km from the Villa and speaks English and German
There is an EV charging station and a dedicated laundry room with a washing machine and drier.
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