Just two and a half kilometres from the historic town centre of San Quirico d'Orcia, in the heart of the Val d'Orcia south of Siena, Le Bandite stands in an extraordinary hill position, secluded and tranquil, yet convenient and easily accessible. This warm country home is a typical, old Tuscan farmhouse, renovated to guarantee you a comfortable stay. Its welcoming structure, clad in exposed stone, with chestnut ceiling beams and terracotta-tiled floors, has six double bedrooms furnished in shabby chic style, all with air-conditioning and private bathroom with shower. The heart of the house is on the ground floor, a brightly-lit veranda with living/dining area connected on one side, towards the interior, with the spacious, well-equipped kitchen and on the other side, completely open to the garden overlooking the pool, with an area where everything is immediately accessible: barbecue, ping-pong table, wood stove and benches and chairs strategically placed in front of the splendid skyline that can be seen just beyond the wooded crown that surrounds the property, covered with rolling wheat fields that endlessly overlap in succession, in a thousand shades of ocher, red and yellow, stretching in the distance to the borgo of Montalcino. Le Bandite will captivate lovers of nature and silence and those looking for a place where privacy is guaranteed but which, at the same time, is within easy reach of the renowned spas resorts in the area (Bagno Vignoni, Chianciano Terme, Montepulciano, San Casciano dei Bagni), of the little towns famous for their art, food and wine, such as Montalcino, Castiglione d'Orcia, Pienza and Montepulciano, which dot the area or for longer excursions towards Mount Amiata or the region of Chianti.
The house has two floors connected only by an external staircase, covering a total area of about 200 sq m. Along the back, facing the pool area, is a large veranda (with movable guards, two sliding doors to access and fully lockable) furnished with sofas and dining table that leads via three steps into the well-equipped kitchen. On this floor are also a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) with private bathroom with shower, three double bedrooms and three bathrooms with shower, two of which ensuite. A staircase on one side of the house leads up to the top floor composed of living area with kitchenette (suitable for breakfast) and two double bedrooms (one with queensize bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower. The laundry is located in a stone structure next to the house.
Air conditioning in the bedrooms
Outside the house are numerous areas for outdoor relaxation and fun, starting with the wooden panoramic veranda overlooking the pool, organised with living and dining area that opens onto the garden and consents a convenient and full use of the area. Just a few steps away is the wood oven, a large stone barbecue and another panoramic gazebo orgnized as a seating area, the perfect spot for sipping an apéritif while enjoying the beautiful sunsets over the Val d'Orcia. A vast expanse of olive trees, a small orchard, holm oaks and many bushes of lavender and rosemary enhance the garden which stretches naturally to the extensive woodland that surrounds the property for about one and half hectares, crossed by many marked trails, accessible directly from the house, where it is not uncommon to see hares, porcupines and roe deer. A large area at the end of the access drive and adjacent to the house is reserved for parking.
The exclusive rectangular pool is located a few metres from the house, on an underlying terrace in front of it and reached via a short walkway in rough stone and then down one of the two ramps on either side of the area and framed in front by the woods surrounding the property. Lined in PVC with a stone border, it measures 6 x 12 m with the depth ranging from 1.20 to 2.40 m. Access to the water is via beautiful large Roman steps provided with massage jets. Around the pool is a large, stoneware-tiled area equipped with sunbeds, deckchairs and a solar shower. It has chlorine purification and internal lights. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday of October.
Yes, € 30.00 per animal per week to be paid locally
Property Accessibilty: not suitable for disabled people
Fenced-in property: No