Podere Le Sensaie

Tuscany - Podere Le Sensaie, Italy

  • Classic Collection
  • Owned property
  • 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
  • Transfer: From Pisa Airport - 40 minutes
    From Bologna Airport - 140 minutes
  • Great For: Country Retreat

A 19th-century restored farmhouse, Podere Le Sensaie is nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, high above a rolling landscape studded with olive groves and threaded with cypress trees. Overlooking the hilltop village of Lajatico, this luxury home in Tuscany is a tranquil hideaway with barrel-vaulted ceilings, traditional terracotta floors and verdant-valley views.

About the Property

This restored stone farmhouse is set in the heart of the Tuscan countryside overlooking the medieval hilltop village of Lajatico. From the golden stone façade to the earth tone interiors, Podere Le Sensaie has a luxe-rustic vibe. It's secluded enough for peaceful days under the sun and close enough to Florence, Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano for exciting days out exploring.

Take in the panoramic views of the neighbouring village from the gazebo or any of the sun terraces, or potter around the olive grove and landscaped gardens before diving into the pool for a swim.

Every corner of this luxury villa in Tuscany is finished to the highest spec, with barrel-vaulted ceilings, restored stone walls and terracotta floors. A small spiral staircase and a dovecote tower add quirkiness to an otherwise traditional look: Persian rugs, statue busts, a stone fireplace and paintings by local artists. White and wood dominate the five bedrooms while the kitchen is painted in a modern pistachio green.

During your stay in this luxury Tuscan home, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Wander down to Lajatico village, Andrea Bocelli's home town and visit the Teatro del Silenzio, an open-air amphitheatre where the Italian tenor hosts a concert every year in July. A short drive away is Pisa, home to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Take a stroll down Campo dei Miracoli to visit the cathedral or amble down quaint alleyways filled with leather goods, furniture and gourmet food. Each second weekend of the month (with the exception of July and August) sees the streets around the Piazza dei Cavalieri transform into a vast open market.

Features

  • Stunning 150 years old restored farmhouse
  • Traditional Tuscan rural location, situated in an elevated position with fabulous panoramic views and sweeping landscapes towards the 12th century village of Lajatico
  • Stunning landscaped gardens with a smallolive grove
  • Gazebo and seating area with unforgettable panoramic views
  • Large open plan lounge and dining areas
  • Covered external dining area
  • Large first floor lounge area
  • Swimming pool, and sun terraces
  • All bedrooms are en-suite, two with baths and three with showers
  • Four large bedrooms and a twin room in the dovecote tower, up a small spiral staircase, sleeping a total of 10
  • Molton Brown Toiletries
  • Top-class audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and Nintendo Wii game console
  • iPad, printer and Wi-Fi access

Tuscany - Podere Le Sensaie

Podere Le Sensaie is located just outside the pretty Tuscan village of Lajatico. Set on a hill overlooking the Valley of the Era, Lajatico is believed to be an old Roman settlement, later coming under the control of the Bishop of Volterra, then the republic of Pisa, and finally the republic of Florence.

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