La Castellana

Tuscany, Siena, Chianciano Terme

    • Sleeps 18 Guests
    • Bedrooms 8+1 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 8 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 550 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 150 km
      Rome 200 km
      Pisa 215 km

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    Luxury villa with stunning design

    La Castellana is the masterpiece of a famous Italian interior designer. Its dramatic hillside setting, overlooking the famous rolling hills of the Val d'Orcia, foreshadows the beauty of its interior. No wonder it has been featured in books and by the most renowned interior design magazines (House&Garden, Elle Décor, Coté Sud).

    This L-shaped building was a ruin when the owner and her husband bought it. Luckily some old drawings, found in the local archives, could be taken as guideline, but for the rest they were given plenty of rope to style the house in their own very personal way, not limited by existing features, but armed with a huge knowledge of local architecture and contemporary design. The result is a balanced blend of old and new.

    Located on top of a hill with a broad view over the Orcia valley (classified UNESCO World Heritage in 2004), Castellana is surrounded by 3 acres of landscaped garden. The terrraces for al fresco dining are paved with stones from the piazza in Arezzo, and offer unbelievable views over the Val d'Orcia. Adjoining is an outdoor oven and barbecue. There is a heated pool as well as a seperate hot tub for 6, again taking advantage of the views. The vegetable garden produces delicious fresh produce (vegetables, herbs and flowers) which guests are free to pick.

    Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a/c, equivalent to a five star hotel. Professional full staff can be arranged. The cook Marcella is so highly regarded, that Maxine Clark, food writer and cook-book author, staged the photographs for her book Flavours of Tuscany at Castellana with Marcella hands on preparing Tuscan cuisine.

    Extra services like daily breakfast, cooking services, household help are available at an extra charge. 

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    • Pool: 20 x 4m / solar infinity saltwater pool with Jetstream and vanishing edge  
    • Hot tub for 6
    • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
    • Heating by an under floor system
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Safe in all bedrooms, 1 common safe
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV (mainly in English)
    • DVD player
    • Stereo CD player
    • Ipod docking station
    • Adaptors (any type)
    • Large kitchen with 10 gas burners
    • Two large ovens
    • Double sized fridge
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher 
    • Large laundry room with professional washing machines and mangle
    • Fridge with freezer and ice maker
    • Fans
    • Hair dryer in each bathroom
    • Ancient stone paved sheltered dining patio for 20 seated
    • Professional built-in brick oven, fireplace/grill and sink, for pizzas or baking meats
    • Second patio stone paved as well for drinks at sunset
    • 3 acres automatically watered lawn and orchard
    • Vegetable and flower garden 
    • Parking
    Touring ideas

    The nearest village with grocery, bakery, butcher and gas station is 5-15 minutes away (depending on the house you rent on this estate).
    Hot springs and spas 20-30 minutes
    S. Quirico 15-20 minutes
    Pienza 15-20 minutes
    Montepulciano 15-20 minutes
    Sarteano 15-20 minutes
    Train station Chiusi 25 minutes
    Montalcino 30 minutes
    Siena 1 hour
    Arezzo 1 hour
    Orvieto 1 hour
    Perugia 1 hour
    Assisi 1 hour
    Florence 1.5 hours
    Rome 2 hours



    The Val d’Orcia is an enchanting and miraculously unspoilt valley in southern Tuscany, listed as UNESCO world heritage in 2004: hills outlined by endless rows of cypress trees, majestic castles, thermal spa towns, tiny medieval villages surrounded by olive groves and wine cellars everywhere full of oak and chestnut casks in which to age world class wine. 

    The village of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello di Montalcino stands hilltop covered almost entirely with vineyards and at its centre signature examples of Medieval architecture: the Palazzo dei Priori and the wonderful Rocca fortress, built circa XIV century. 

    Pienza, not far from the estate, has been declared “Heritage of Mankind” by Unseco and is considered to be the “symbol city” of the Italian Renaissance (as well as famous for its wonderful pecorino cheese). 

    Montepulciano, in this same area is another charming village, known as the pearl of the 16th century and renowned for the production of wines such as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. 

    Hot springs and spas: The closest spa is in Bagni San Filippo, 20 minutes by car. Other spas are in Chianciano Terme, a famous thermal spa town that dates back to Roman times, 20 minutes by car.

    Tennis courts are in Chianciano Terme, 20 minutes by car.

    Horseback riding facilities are in San Casciano dei Bagni, 40 minutes by car.

    The closest city is Chiusi, 25 minutes by car.

    Perugia, Siena and Assisi, 1 hour by car; Florence, 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Pisa and Rome, 2 hours by car.

    Train station: Florence and Rome can be reached by train in one and a half hours from the nearby train station at Chiusi. 

    Outlets: "Fashionistas" will be able to indulge their passion, especially in the famous Prada factory store, located on the road to Florence.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    La Castellana

    Ground floor:

    • Living room with firplace
    • Dining room seating 16 to 20, splendid sunset and clay hills views
    • Large and fully equipped kitchen 
    • Empire: double with en suite bathroom (with shower, wash-basins and WC)
    • Exterior: twin with independent access from the large patio and en suite bathroom (with tub, wash-basin and WC)
    • Large outddor spaces

    First floor:

    • Amiata: double with en suite bathroom (with tub and wall mounted shower and separate wash-basin and WC)
    • Tower: twin with en suite bathroom (tub and wall mounted shower, wash-basin and WC)
    • Corner: double with en suite bathroom (with tub and wall mounted shower, wash-basin and WC)
    • North: double with en suite bathroom (with tub and wall mounted shower, wash-basin and WC)
    • Loft: room on two levels for 5 people with double, twin and single sofabed, en suite bath (shower)
    • Master: double with en suite bathroom (with large stone bath and wall mounted shower)


    • Infinity heated jet stream swimming pool 20 x 4m (66 x 13 feet); hot tub heated by solar panels 2.4 x 2.4m (8 x 8 feet)
    • Two patios for outdoor dining and lounging
    • Landscaped garden
    • Vegetable garden
    • Parking
    Request BookingLa Castellana
    06 Jan 2024 - 30 Mar 2024
    02 Nov 2024 - 21 Dec 2024
    10700 EUR
    30 Mar 2024 - 04 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 02 Nov 2024
    13200 EUR
    04 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    17380 EUR
    01 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    21750 EUR

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    02 Nov 2024 - 21 Dec 2024
    30 Mar 2024 - 04 May 2024
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    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
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    Christmas & New Year: 21 December 2024 – 6 January 2025: 15000 EUR/week.


    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • House heating
    • Firewood supply for the fireplace & barbecue 
    • Internet WIFI connection 
    • Baby beds and high chairs
    • Pet allowed upon request and if provided with their own bed and bowls: free of charge. If any damage is assessed, indemnity will be claimed by the estate.
    • Standard upkeep of the house and garden: tidying up and basic cleaning of shared areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms in the house and maintenance of outdoors


    • Pool heating (if required): If a higher temperature than the level provided by solar panel heating system is requested dedicated boilers can be switched on. Extra heating through dedicated boilers will be charged following real propane consumption at actual market price. 


    EUR 2500, preferably through credit card pre-authorisation held by the agency. It will be returned 2 weeks after departure subject to deduction for damage caused and/or payment for additional services.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    All kind of extra services are offered by external professionals. Additional services to be paid directly to the companies/professionals providing them. If you want book any extra services, please inform us at the time of booking:

    • Additional pool and hot-tub heating using boilers (to be paid upon departure)
    • Concierge
    • Airport transfers, taxi service, car hire (with or without driver)
    • Daily in-depth cleaning, additional bed or bath linen changes, kitchen cleaning and washing up, personal laundry and ironing 
    • Grocery shopping 
    • Chef service and/or cooking classes
    • Babysitting
    • Language classes
    • Catering, wedding, party-planning
    • Wine tasting and winery tours
    • Cultural tours with or without a guide
    • Beauty & spa treatments
    • Helicopter & hot air balloon tours
    • Shopping - designer brands and local artisans
    • Shipping of purchases or personal items to international points


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Around Christmas, Easter and, more generally, in low season, departure and arrival days can be flexible, but 7-night minimum applies year-round. 
    • Pool opening dates: please request upon booking.

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