Villa Torre di Bernardo
Tuscany - Siena
Villa Torre di Bernardo – Siena - Tuscany
8 Bedrooms – Salt Water Pool
An amazing property issued on some of the leading international magazines such as House and Garden, Architectural Digest. It was selected from the Oscar awarded film director Bernardo Bertolucci as the seat for some scenes in the film the Stealing Beauty.
Villa Torre di Bernardo (650 sq. m.) lays in a wonderful setting only 12 km to Siena. It owns by a couple of cosmopolitan architects who lovely restored it to make it as their own private residence. The Villa has been designed, furnished, and fitted to bring it at a very high standard mansion. The interiors are minimalist and organic whilst outside the extensive lawns join the buildings together and articulate the different areas for lounging in the shade, which includes a loggia facing the courtyard and the pool with sofas, as well as a sheltered outdoor dining area.
Outdoors: Salt water swimming pool 5 x 15 m, ping pong table, outdoor home cinema (in summer), 1 hectare of fenced garden, 400-meter-long driveway, 360-degree view ranging from the city of Siena to the vineyards and hills of Chianti, extensive lawns, loggia and terraces for al fresco dining, vegetable garden and orchard, barbecue.
Indoors: highly original interiors designed by the architect owners, 3 living rooms, large family room with fireplace with open plan kitchen, dining room with a long wooden dining table (4.2 meters) seating up to 20 people, home office with computer, printer and fax, large selection of books, grand piano, Wi-Fi Internet throughout the house.
MAIN HOUSE - Sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. GROUND FLOOR: Hall, living room opening onto a double-arched loggia and paved terrace, large kitchen with fireplace and comfortable chairs, Dining room with French windows onto a patio, 2 Bedrooms (single 140x200) with en suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC. UPPER FLOOR: loggia, living room with fireplace, grand piano and loggia, home office, 1 master Bedroom (double 160x200) with dressing room, en-suite bathroom with tub, wash basin and WC
1 Bedroom (double 160x200) with en suite bathroom with tub, wash basin and WC, 1 Bedroom (twin beds 80x200) with en-suite bathroom with shower, wash-basin and WC.
TOWER - Sleeps 4 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. GROUND FLOOR: Living room, Kitchenette and dining room. FIRST FLOOR: 1 Bedroom (double 160x200), en suite bathroom with shower, wash-basin and WC SECOND FLOOR: 2 Bedrooms (2 twin bedrooms 80x200), which share a bathroom with tub, wash-basin and WC.
Complimentary produce from the estate (seasonal when available): Extra virgin oil, vinegar, seasonal crops from the vegetable garden and orchard, various jams (plum, fig, apricot and quince), honey.
Distances: the nearest village with shopping facilities is a 5 min drive, Siena 13 km (20 min.), San Gimignano 46 km (50 min.), Montalcino 50 km (1 h), Montepulcino 63 km (1 h), Arezzo 86 km (1 h), Pienza 68 km (1 h).
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- 5 Bedrooms (2 double, 1 twin, 2 single) in the main house
- 3 Bedrooms (1 double, 2 twins) in the tower
- 7 bathrooms
- Salt water swimming pool 5 x 15 m with sun-beds and sun-umbrella
- 1 hectare of fenced garden
- Outdoor home cinema
- Outdoor lighting
- Loggia and terraces for al fresco dining
- Ping Pong table
- 1 open plan equipped kitchen in the main house
- 1 Kitchenette in the tower
- Wi-Fi broadband access in most of the house
- Computer, printer and fax
- Guest’s laundry (washing machine and tumble dryer)
- Baby Equipment: complimentary travel cot and high chair available on request
- Satellite TV with DVD Player, stereo with CD player
- Firewood supply for the fireplaces & barbecue is included in the rent
- Breakfast service every morning (cost of food and drinks extra)
- Welcome drink the evening of your arrival
- Bathrooms have a complete set of soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion and a hairdryer
- Gardener and pool maintenance
- Staff included 1 full time maid, 1 maid part time
- Services on request: additional cook service, Grocery Shopping, Midweek change of linen, Central heating