Torre del Santo is an impressive structure that dates back over 1,000 years, with a commanding position which overlooks swathes of some of Europe's most admired countryside. The property's interiors contrast with the traditional façade and are modern and minimalistic. However, the design skilfully combines the reclaimed stone floors and wooden beams with the contemporary furnishings to create bright and airy indoor spaces.
This luxury villa is situated in a wonderful location, at the edge of the ancient hamlet of Petrognano and only 1.8 miles away from the village of Barberino Val d'Elsa. The surrounding Tuscan countryside contains some of the region's best-known villages, marketplaces, wine estates and restaurants and the villa also benefits from access to a local tennis court. Siena and Florence are equidistant, both around 35 minutes away, providing a perfect opportunity for those wanting to visit Tuscany's great Renaissance and Medieval cities.
Split between a main house, guest cottage and hay barn, the property provides eight bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, two living room areas, an indoor dining room and state of the art kitchen. The main villa and barn are connected by a glass corridor on the ground level and the bedrooms are split between all three buildings, which means the villa would be perfect for large groups of family and friends.
Just outside the kitchen is the superb outdoor dining terrace, which is perfectly positioned to take in the stretching views and can seat up to 18 guests. The villa's other terraces and gardens are dotted around the property and are full of indigenous plants and flowers, with several al fresco dining options and a mixture of shaded and sunlit areas. The infinity pool includes an adjoining Jacuzzi and is located at the bottom of the property with uninterrupted views of the countryside and vineyards.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR:
Living room with comfy sofas and satellite TV
Living room with fireplace and large arched windows
Bedroom 1: Double room with twin beds (can be converted to king) and en suite bathroom
Bedroom 2: Double room with king-size bed, en suite bathroom and fireplace
Bedroom 3: Double room with twin beds (can be converted to king) and en suite bathroom
Bedroom 4: Double room with king-size bed, en suite bathroom and adjoining living room with fireplace
Bedroom 5: Master room with king-size bed, en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate dressing room
Dining room with seating for 16-18 people
Fully-equipped kitchen with island seating and two ovens
Bedroom 6: Double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
Bedroom 7: Double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
Bedroom 8: Studio with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
Living room with kitchenette
WHY WE LIKE IT: The balance of contemporary design and traditional architecture sets this property apart and the large windows in each room ensure the interiors are flooded with warm light during the day.
Please note that a shared tennis court is available at a nearby sister property (10 min drive)
The lawns and gardens are on different levels making them unsuitable for young children
2 hours housekeeping per day, 6 days per week (excl. Sundays and festivities)
Mid-week towel change
Tennis court at a nearby sister property
Welcome dinner on arrival day
Cook service, subject to availability
Central heating is metered and charge on consumption
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