Villa La Lavanda - Contignano Val D’Orcia - Tuscany
8 Bedrooms (2 twin, 5 double, 1 lofted bedroom) - Pool
Villa La Lavanda is a really charming and stylish house located in Val d’Orcia, at minutes to the most attractive locations of the region (Pienza, Sarteano, Chianciano, Montepulciano, Siena Cortona). The villa thanks to its position, perched on a quiet and typical Tuscan rolling hill, enjoys spectacular views of the valleys, the rolling hills and the multicoloured cultivated lands. Villa La Lavanda is a great estate an ideal destination where plan a week with friends or a large family. Thanks to its excellent staff is also the perfect solution to host small and medium events.
This villa is at only 300 mt. to Villa Marcellino so they can host altogether a party of 35 people.
Planning a large family get-together or a week with friends? This fabulous villa in the heart of the Val d’Orcia can accommodate 16 people. A 10,000 sq. feet garden runs around the house with several pergolas, patios, roofed dining areas from where you can enjoy 360° views all over the valley and beyond.
It’s owned by an Italian interior designer, so while the building maintains its traditional farmhouse exterior, the inside has been spruced up by a sophisticated and experienced hand, and fitted out with all the latest modern facilities, the ideal place from which to watch the spectacular sunsets, glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in hand.
The estate consist of a main villa based on 2 floors. Sleeps up to 19 in 8 very spacious bedrooms: 2 twin, 5 double and a lofted bedroom containing a sofa bed, a twin and a double bed. All en suite accommodations.
The ground floor consists of: an entry hall, a spacious living room (with fireplace and double doors onto the patios and lawns), a dining room with seats up to 20 with open arches into the eat-in kitchen. A stunning kitchen: great hearth (3 meters large) for grilling, 10 gas burners, two large ovens, microwave, double sized fridge, central table for 12 and doors to the outdoors. A queen bedroom with ensuite bathroom (roll-in shower, bathroom door 60 cm. wide), a twin bedroom accessible only from outdoor patio with ensuite bathroom (shower/tub), a laundry room (washer and dryer), a guest bathroom.
On the opposite side 2 twenty-step staircases lead up to the second floor (one internal, one external) which consists of: two queen bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (tub/shower), one twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom (tub/shower), a large queen bedroom with ensuite bathroom (tub/shower and separate WC), a master bedroom (king) with fireplace and ensuite bathroom (tub/shower and separate WC); a lofted bedroom divided into two levels including a TV/play area with single sofa-bed, ensuite bathroom (shower) and 12 steps leading up into a loft area most suitable for children (1 double bed and 2 twin beds).
The house is surrounded by 3 acres of lawns, an ancient stone paved sheltered dining patio for 20 seated with built in barbecue for relaxing, sun bathing, having cocktails and for al fresco dining for 10 to 20. A second patio stone paved as well for drinks at sunset is around the house.
An infinity heated jet stream swimming pool 20 x 4 meters (66 x 13 feet) especially built to take delight of the landscape, will leave you an unforgettable and unrepeatable impression. In summer the water temperature naturally reaches 86°F in sunny days and in mid season you can enjoy a mild temperature of the pool at no cost. An Hot tub for 6, jet stream is available close to the swimming pool.
A vegetable garden on the grounds is lovingly tended and produces vegetables that may be used by guests.
Nearest train station: Chiusi, 25 minutes. Distance from airports: Rome and Pisa 2 hours, Florence 1.5 hours, Perugia 1 hour. Distance from nearest towns: Rome 2 hours by car, 1.5 by train; Florence 1.5 hours by car, 1 by train; Siena, Perugia, Assisi 1 hour; Montalcino 30 minutes; S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano, Sarteano, 15 to 20 minutes. Nearest village Contignano (grocery, bakery, butcher, “pecorino” cheese factory and gas station) at only 5 minutes. Supermarkets and full shopping at 15 minutes.
PROVIDED SERVICES (included): complimentary buffet breakfast prepared every morning, daily room cleaning, bed making, weekly bed and bath linen changing and final cleaning; electricity, firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue, garden and pool maintenance; air conditioning in all the bedrooms; Wi-Fi broadband access in most of the house; heating is provided by an under floor system; Washing machine and dryier; hairdryer in each bathroom; cots, cradles, high chairs, wheelchair, can be easily provided. Basic supplies always available for free as mineral water (sparkling and still) balsamico, various spices, various English teas, Italian toasted coffee, paper napkins, toilet paper, soap, candles etc. Produce from the estate as extra virgin oil, vinegar, season crops from vegetable garden and orchard, various jams (plum, fig, apricot, quince), honey.
AVAILABLE SERVICES (at extra charge): House and pool (further) heating, personal laundry, extra linen changing, cooking and food shopping, washing up and any service or item which isn't expressly indicated as included in the rental price. The house is equipped to seat the lodged party plus some occasional guests. The cook will be able to manage with up to 25 dining guests using the house equipment. Any event involving a larger party has to be agreed and explicitly approved by the owners. Our staff in the valley, is available with its external supports carefully selected on a quality/price principle, for providing any of the services listed below: catering, wedding planning and event organization in general, culinary and wine tours, wine tasting, culture (tours with an expert guide), local events (concerts, exhibitions, feste popolari, giostra, palio etc); Shopping (not only Prada and main griffes but also handicraft, antique markets, food markets etc). Beauty & Spa (spa, treatments, massages etc), Sports (Hiking, cycling, tennis, golf, horse riding, etc), Sports at home (ping pong, volley ball, croquet, football, etc); tours in airplane, helitours and balloon; transports of any kind with or without driver; Shipping to US (for ex. of items bought locally, personal belongings etc). Entertainment for kids and childcare; Italian lessons, kitchen courses. And much more following further requests. Confirmation and prices will be given upon receiving details for each request.