Podere San Felciano is the name of a beautiful holiday home in Tuscany. It is a restored farmhouse dating back to the 15th century, located on the edge of the Val D'Orcia, in the lush green countryside near the Etruscan village of Sarteano in south-eastern Tuscany. From the autostrada A1 it is only a 10 minute drive, you will find an oasis of peace. There is even a lake in the middle of the 6 hectare domain. There is a brand new infinity swimming pool with stunning views of Citta delle Pieve, but the owners still prefer to swim to the swimming lake in the middle of the private lake with the size of two "olympic" swimming pools. Rowing and stand up paddling is also possible.
Inside it is light, sleek and spacious, there is an industrial kitchen, an old cantina for wine and food, a large dining room with solid oak table and a wood stove and two large sitting rooms, both with an open fireplace. The sitting room on the first floor has a library with many English and Dutch books, a TV and a sound dock system in the living room downstairs.
There are four large bedrooms, all four with very comfortable king-size beds and four bathrooms, one with an antique bathtub, in addition to a separate shower. In the summer period, when you spend most of your time outdoors, you may want to consider using a comfortable sofa bed in the library or the sitting room on the ground floor for another two people. Around the house there are several corners to sit and you can hang the hammocks between the trees to retreat, read a book or take a nap. There are two covered terraces, one next to the kitchen where you will probably eat together and one next to the centuries-old bread oven at the pool. In the garden are centuries-old trees, cypresses, a fruit orchard and an olive grove in the making with 150 young trees. It is full of plants, fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary and lavender and flowers. You can look out over the hills of this beautiful part of the Provinzia di Siena. From the house you can see La Rocca in the distance, the old castle of Sarteano.
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There are so many old villages and towns within an hour's drive that you can spend weeks or even months visiting. The towns of Montepulciano, Radicofani, Cortona and Orvieto are about half an hour's drive away. Even closer are villages like Sarteano, Chiusi, Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni. Lago di Trasimeno is also nearby. At a greater distance are Monte Amiata, Pienza, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Assisi to name a few, and from the train station in Chiusi you are by train in over an hour in Florence or Rome. Groceries can be done in the nearby Centro Etrusco, where there is a large supermarket where you can find everything, including good fresh produce. Nearby villages like Sarteano and Chiusi have small butchers and grocers and real Italian bars for a nice cappucino in the morning or a Campari or Prosecco in the afternoon. There are two golf courses within a half hour drive. You can make beautiful walks along beautiful vineyards, which just start when you walk out the door. And a short drive away there are numerous restaurants. Some with simple homemade pastas, others with a Michelin star but all very good. You should also make pizzas once in the evening in your own century-old bread oven or 'Bistecca Fiorentina' grilling in the fireplace in the kitchen.
Podere San Felciano is a typical Tuscan medieval farmhouse that has been carefully restored. When you enter the beautiful entrance with a vide of 10 meters high, you immediately notice that the restoration was done with love and passion and with respect for the old house, with its meter-thick walls and antique beamed ceilings. At the same time, modern materials have been used and it is light, spacious and sleek.