Casa Biondi is a masterpiece of design, once a waning farmhouse now a classically furnished home amidst one of the most beautiful wine producing estates in the Val d'Orcia. Standing boldly on the hilltop across from the Castiglion del Bosco estate is Montalcino a legendary area for wine - notably the full bodied Brunello di Montalcino - and honey.
At 693 m2/ 7461 sq. feet Casa Biondi has no lack of space. Outside are landscaped gardens and lawns, a heated outdoor pool in natural stone, a pergola-covered barbeque terrace and spectacular views. Inside are designer fabrics, wood and terracotta floors, fabulous high ceilings and wonderful features such as decadent walk-in wardrobes and well -appointed rooms with antique and handmade furniture. Just 2.5km away is the Borgo of Castiglion del Bosco with two fabulous restaurants, a state of the art spa and fitness centre, children's club - Rose Buds - and an infinity swimming pool that overlooks Montalcino and the spectacular Val d'Orcia. The living room has a wonderful authentic Tuscan fireplace. There is a library area, perfect for disappearing into for a quiet break.
- Bedroom 1: King-size, en suite bathroom, outdoor terrace, powder room
- Bedroom 2: Twin, en suite bathroom two powder rooms, powder room
- Bedroom 3: Master, king, walk-in wardrobe, en suitebathroom
- Bedroom 4: King, walk-in wardrobe, en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 5: Twin, super-single beds, en suite bathroom
The gardens: The gardens around the villa consist of extensive lawns with plenty of trees and attractive flower beds. The villa sits off the cypress lined driveway to the Borgo by the sweep of the newly built 18 hole golf course.
The views: In a word, spectacular - overlooking the estate and the Val d'Orcia. The property gets fantastic sunsets. Nearly three-quarters of the Estate is blanketed in forest - home to cinghiale, deer, fox, porcupines, badgers, hawks and pheasants. Each season a diverse selection of flora add visual drama and fragrance - Italian Stone Pine, Chestnut, ancient oak, olive trees, stately Italian cypress and smaller species like bay laurel, thyme, rosemary, brilliant red poppies and acres of terraced grapevines.
Why we like it: Villas on the Castiglion del Bosco estate are simply out of this world - extremely luxurious, designed with mouthwatering fabrics and features. Guests may use the estate's amenities including its amazing spa, tennis court and a choice of two restaurants.