Origins of this farmhouse go back to the 15th century when it was built on the ruins of an ancient convent from the 1200’s. Situated in a peaceful and panoramic position, Villa Riccardo is part of the Gaeta farm estate with 250-acres of land producing wines and olive oil.
Transforming the Farm House into a Villa
This villa is a brilliant example of Tuscan rural 18th century style, well proportioned, carefully renovated with no alteration to the original architecture and keeping its charming inner courtyard, terracotta floors, solid wooden beams and a large open fireplace.The calm surroundings are enhanced by the building stones of the Val d’Orcia area with their warm okra color. The modern additions of a full-equipped kitchen, pretty bath and shower rooms, air-conditioning and panoramic swimming pool have brought the villa up-to-date.
Interior of Villa near Montepulcino
Villa Riccardo has four bedrooms within the main building and an additional bedroom in the annex by the patio. It can accommodate up to 10 persons, perfectly suitable for families and small parties. The interiors are furnished with comfortable modern seating and the finest original furniture mostly belonging to the owner’s ancestors. The restoration of this large property has kept the traditional character and materials, including terra cotta floors, archways and high beamed ceilings.
Ground Floor of Villa Riccardo
On the ground floor is a bright living room with arches, fireplace and reading area, a toilet/powder room at the entry, a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast table, and a charming outdoor patio living area encircled by a wall. On this level are 2 bedrooms, one is a twin room that can be converted into a king size, with en-suite bathroom having a walk-in shower. The other bedroom is in a separate building with courtyard access. This room is simply furnished, has a double bed and a bath with a walk-in shower.
Upper Floor of Villa with 5 Bedrooms
Upstairs are 3 large and well furnished bedrooms with en-suite deluxe baths. One king size bedroom has an en-suite bath with tub and wall-mounted shower. One queen size bedroom is set with canopy bed and bathroom with walk-in shower. One twin bedroom can be converted into a king size, and has en-suite bath with tub and wall-mounted shower. These bedrooms have air-conditioning, wardrobes and beautiful views.
Garden and Pool at Villa Riccardo
The large swimming pool joins a furnished patio and well tended gardens that display extensive plantings from spring to autumn. The poolside is well furnished with lounges and an outdoor shower. The pool is 10 x 7 meters in size, 1.5 meters depth and open from May to October. You would enjoy the countryside views over the green lawns and the potted geraniums. Olive trees frame the arrival area where parking is provided for several cars.
Amenities at Villa for 10 People
This villa provides free wi-fi and Internet connection, hairdryers in all bathrooms, and air-conditioning in all of the bedrooms in the main building. The washing machine is in a utility room with access from the outside. The owners are most helpful and would go out of their way to assist you.
- 2 bedrooms with king or queen beds
- 1 bedroom with regular double bed
- 2 bedrooms with twin beds that can be king
- 5 bathrooms all with shower and a tub in two
Nearest Villages: Montefollenico 4 km, Pienza 9 km
Local restaurants: Al Botteghino, Latte di Luna, Ristorante del Falco
Motorway A1 exit: Chiusi 28 km
Near by Cities: Montepulciano 10 km, Siena 60 km, Florence 110 km