A former dovecote, now a house with generous gardens
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
In an earlier life Massimo was a Vinsanteria, a drying barn for the white grapes which produce Italy's famous dessert wine Vin Santo. Sitting as it does at the far edge of activity in the Estate's central piazza, this house has greater peace and privacy and from all windows looks out to woodland views....
Situated in exceptionally picturesque countryside, Montestigliano has all the characteristics of the classic Tuscan Great Estate: avenues of cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and neat, cultivated fields. The estate buildings form a small complex with some farmhouses, the villa and agricultural buildings in a beautiful position on top of a hill, with extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Wide, sandy floored cypress lined avenues traverse the forested hills of the estate, often terminating in belvederes at the most impressive viewpoints. Through the tangled woodlands, across the cultivated plain below, one can see Siena and the Chianti hills in the distance, and there is a rare abundance of wild flowers and animals.
This detached house, with upper floor accommodation, was formerly a vinsanteria and dovecote and has retained its most charming features, including the delightful dovecote window. External stone steps lead up to the large main room consisting of a dining area and a large living area with a soaring ceiling and a sofa and armchairs in front of an open fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is an eat-in kitchen while off the dining area is a corridor leading to two bedrooms, a double and a twin, a newly renovated shower room and a bathroom. There is a garden at the front and a furnished patio shaded by a pergola at the far side of the house.