3 apartments for 4 near Radicondoli, Siena.
In an inspiring panoramic position, facing across endless unspoilt countryside dotted with vineyards, forests and dramatic hills, Bellavista is a stone farmhouse below the Tuscan hill village of Radicondoli, 500 metres down a track from a country road.
The present owners have restored olive groves and renewed vineyards, producing good wine and even better olive oil. Even more care has gone into the three apartments. The swimming pool is on a terrace with never-ending views over the Tuscan countryside. The custodian lives nearby and is very conscientious and helpful.
In this Radicondoli Villa the roof is insulated and air-vented, walls are insulated for sound and floors are paved with old terracotta tiles on the ground floor, restored wood on the first floor. Everything chosen for restoration and furnishing, from ovens to linens, is top quality and excellent taste.
Have a look at the video below to see the position of the house – the hills in the distance are largely national park, and untouched.
The three apartments in the house are: Olivo, Erica and Camelia. Largely similar, their differences lie in theri position. Erica is on the top floor and is slightly larger than the other 2. Olivo faces west, toward the pool and the sunsets, while Camelia looks east and is a little more private.
With its entrance through a small furnished loggia at the front of the house, Erica is on the first floor and enjoys wonderful views of the panorama. Bigger than the other two, Erica has a large kitchen living room with a beautiful fireplace rescued from an old villa, and a lovely antique store cupboard.
All on the ground floor, Olivo has one entrance just above the gardens leading down to the pool, and another into the double bedroom at the far side of the house. This apartment, too, has a nicely furnished kitchen/living room, a double and a twin/double bedroom, each with its own shower room.
Camelia has a furnished patio at its entrance, shaded by a conker tree. There is a comfortable living room with a small but well-equipped kitchen area, a twin/double bedroom and a shower room on the ground floor, and a double bedroom with shower en suite on the first floor.