Le Fontanelle is a beautiful Tuscan villa just under a mile from the medieval village of Monticchiello. It is also near the lovely hill towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, and several towns are visible from the property as it overlooks the Val d’Orcia.
The property was restored in 2003, and the owners took a typical Tuscan farmhouse and converted it to a comfortable, spacious and regal country villa. Le Fontanelle sleeps 14 people in two independent units, one on top of the other and connected by an outdoor staircase. One unit accommodates 4 people, the other 10 people; they are never rented separately. The entire property is completely air conditioned, which is very rare for Italy. The furniture is in keeping with Tuscan traditions, with antique pieces and oriental-style rugs. There is ample comfortable seating and lighting, and all the rooms have good size windows to bring in the countryside. Top quality fixtures, tiles, fabric, and marble have been used.
The lower part of the villa for 10 people has an enormous living room/dining room separated by three vaulted brick arches. The dining table easily holds 14 people. From the living room there is a door to the garden; there is also a family/TV room. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with professional equipment and top-quality appliances. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
The upper part is reached by an outside staircase on the side of the villa. The spacious open plan living room/dining room, separated by a fireplace, has 4 huge windows with a spectacular view of the Orcia valley. The two bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, including one with a Jacuzzi bathtub.
The outside area is spacious, with a large heated swimming pool. There is also a covered area with a fireplace and a pizza oven for dining.
Two hours of daily maid service is included in the price, along with a small first shopping for breakfast items (milk, coffee, tea, jam, bread). Le Fontanelle is equipped with air conditioning (entire house), satellite TV, WIFI Internet access, telephone, CD/ stereo, washing machine dishwasher, microwave, electric espresso machine and independent heating.