Stone farmhouse, completely independent, 250 sq. m., holding up to 12 persons in 3 double bedrooms, 2 triple bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It has a large fenced garden and an exclusive swimming pool, an outdoor area for meals with barbecue, as well as satellite TV and Wi-Fi. It is perfect for families with children or for groups of friends who love spending time outdoors, away from busy towns and cities.
Outdoors and Swimming Pool
Podere Orcio is surrounded by around 500 sq. m. of fenced garden, mostly lawn with olive trees, cypresses and low bushes with rosemary, lavender and sage. The private swimming pool is externally paved and furnished with sunbeds and beach umbrellas. The pool is rectangular, fully enclosed and measures 14 metres by 7 with a depth of up to 1.5 metres and is a few metres from the house in a raised, sunny position. One side of the farmhouse has an area with a table, chairs and stonework barbecue perfect for outdoor lunches and dinners. Parking for 4 or 5 cars is inside the property.
The farmhouse was originally a watch tower from 1504 and is on two floors plus an attic. The main entrance is on the ground floor and leads to a large hall from which you can reach the large dining room with TV, the fully equipped kitchen with outdoor access and a small living room with fireplace and access to the garden. Rounding up the ground floor is a double bedroom with an extra bed available and a bathroom with shower and washing machine. The wooden stairs lead to the first floor, with a double bedroom with added single bed, a large bathroom with shower, a double bedroom with bathroom with shower and a bedroom with 2 beds with access to the private terrace overlooking the beautiful Tuscan hills. A narrow staircase (with safety gate for children) leads to the attic where you will find a double bedroom and access to a terrace with panoramic view.
Podere Orcio is in a hilly area a few kilometres from Volterra, which is easy to reach thanks to the road next to the house.
The farmhouse has central heating, Wi-Fi, baby bed, high chair and parking in the property.
The price includes: bathroom, bedroom and kitchen linen (changed weekly), water, gas and electricity consumption, internet and high chair. Upon request and to be paid for at the property are baby bed, cookery courses, dinners, hired help and baby sitter.
The swimming pool is available from May 1st to September 30th. Access to the property via 200 metres of gravel road. The state road linking Volterra and San Gimignano is 200 metres from the house.
Activities and Distances
Volterra, the Etruscan town just a few kilometres away, known for its alabaster works since ancient times, is home to the famous Roman Theatre and its many medieval homes, towers and buildings. Many other famous Tuscan centres are not far, such as San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Lucca and Pisa. The Etruscan coast and its many beaches are an hour’s drive away.
12 km Volterra, 18 km Colle val D’Elsa, 20 km San Gimignano, 50 km Marina di Cecina (sand beaches), 44 km Siena, 69 km Pisa, 65 km Florence.
Groceries: Castel San Gimignano, 7 km
Restaurant: Locanda il Boschetto, 1.2 km
Golf course: Golf Club Castelfalfi, 29 km
Airport: Pisa Galileo Galilei, 70 km
Railway: Saline di Volterra, 19 km
Shopping centre: Centro Commerciale Valdelsa, 25 km
- Hair dryer
- Ironing board
- Built-in barbecue
- Bath linen supplied
- Kitchen linen supplied
- Bed linen supplied
- Outdoor shower
- Electric oven
- Private garden
- Completely fenced-in garden
- Internet free
- Washing machine
- Baby bed
- DVD player
- Italian Moka coffee-making machine
- Beach umbrella
- Parking on the premises
- Floodlit swimming-pool
- Sunken Pool
- Private pool
- Al Fresco dining
- Central heating
- Dining room
- Deck chairs
- Garden chair
- Living room
- Garden table
- Satellite TV
- Children friendly
- Accommodation for non-smokers
- Pet allowed
- Car Needed
- Distance to the sea/lake 50km
- Horse-riding 1.50km
- Golf course 29Km
- Beaches 50
- Tennis 12Km