Villa Riccardo is a well restored 2-story farmhouse with pool, a/c and beds for 10 guests. Just a short 15 minute drive brings you to the towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, in the heart of Tuscany’s best wine regions. Origins of Villa Riccardo go back to the 15th century when it was built on the ruins of an ancient convent from the 1200’s. With such a story-book history, this villa occupies a most peaceful and panoramic position in the countryside near the village of Montefollonico. Though completely private, Villa Riccardo is part of large farm estate with almost 250-acres of land producing wine and olive oil.
Interior of Villa Riccardo in Montepulcino
Villa Riccardo has four bedrooms within the main building while an additional bedroom is in the annex by the patio. This villa can accommodate up to 10 guests, therefore it’s perfectly suitable for families and small groups. The interiors are furnished with your comfort in mind. A modern seating group in the living room compliments the finest original furniture mostly belonging to the owner’s ancestors. This large property has kept its traditional character and materials thru remodeling, including terra cotta floors, archways and high beamed ceilings.
Ground Floor of Villa Riccardo
The bright living room on the ground floor has arches, fireplace and reading area, plus a toilet/powder room at the entry. Dining area has a table seating 10 people and opens to the living room thru a wide archway. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a breakfast table. Two bedrooms are on this floor; one is inside the villa while the other is in the annex across the courtyard. The bedroom inside the villa is a twin room that can be converted into a king size, with en-suite bathroom having a walk-in shower. The other bedroom in a separate annex building has courtyard access. While this room is simply furnished, it still has a standard double bed and a bath with a walk-in shower. A protective masonry wall encircles the patio living area outside.
Upper Floor of Rental Villa Montepulciano
Three large and well furnished bedrooms with en-suite deluxe baths are found upstairs. One king size bedroom has an en-suite bath with tub and wall-mounted shower. One queen size bedroom has canopy bed and bathroom with a walk-in shower. One twin bedroom can convert into a king size, it also has en-suite bath with tub and wall-mounted shower. Besides the wardrobes and panoramic views, all bedrooms in the villa have air-conditioning for comfortable sleeping during the warm summer nights.
Garden and Pool at Villa Riccardo
The large swimming pool joins a furnished patio and well tended gardens that display extensive plantings from spring to autumn. The poolside is equipped with chaise lounges and an outdoor shower. The pool is 10 x 7 meters in size, 1.5 meters depth and open from May to October. You would certainly enjoy the countryside views over the green lawns and potted geraniums. Olive trees frame the arrival area and you also have parking for several cars.
Transforming of Farm House into a Villa
This villa is a brilliant example of rural 18th century architecture in Tuscany. While already well proportioned, Villa Riccardo was also carefully renovated. The owners made no alteration to the original architecture, and so they kept the cozy inner courtyard, terracotta floors, solid wooden beams and also the large open fireplace. The warm okra color of bricks and building stones from the Orcia Valley enhance this calm environment. The modern additions include a fully equipped kitchen, pretty bath and shower rooms, also air-conditioning. And finally, a beautiful garden surrounds the panoramic swimming pool with a furnished sun-deck, making this villa the perfect home-base for your dream vacation in Tuscany.
Amenities at Villa for 10 People
Villa Riccardo provides a wi-fi and Internet connection, hairdryers in all bathrooms. You will also find air-conditioning in all 4 bedrooms in the main building. The washing machine is in a utility room with access from the outside. From the total of 5 bedrooms, 2 are with king beds, 2 have twin beds convertible to king, and 1 bedroom has a regular double bed. All 5 bathrooms have showers and a tub is in two. And finally, the best part of this villa are the owners, who give you a warm welcome and are pleased to assist you.
Nearest Villages are Montefollenico 4 km and Pienza 9 km
Local restaurants include Al Botteghino, Latte di Luna and Ristorante del Falco
Motorway A1 exit is at Chiusi, 28 km
Near by Cities are Montepulciano 10 km, Siena 60 km, and Florence 110 km
Arrival is between 17:00 and 20:00 (= 5 pm – 8 pm)
Departure is between 08:00 and 10:00 (= 8 am – 10 am)
Pool is open from May 1 to September 30
Rental price doesn’t include:
Final Cleaning cost is € 200 Euro, paid locally
Maid service on request is € 15 Euro per hour
Refundable security deposit is € 500 Euro in cash and is mandatory
Heating cost is € 4 Euro per cubic meter
Air conditioning cost is € 20 Euro per day
Rental price includes:
Wood for the fireplace
Baby’s crib on request
Bedroom 1: king bed for 2
Bedroom 2: king bed for 2
Bedroom 3: twin beds for 2, can be made into king
Bedroom 4: twin beds for 2, can be made into king
Bedroom 5: double bed for 2