Porcilaia - small family luxury country house with private garden
Porcilaia, whose name means pigsty, was converted from the original pigsty of Borgo la Chiusa, part of an ancient convent.
The house sits on the left corner of the property and is accessed from a welcoming terraced patio at the front of the house.
Porcilaia is endowed with a large open living area, cleverly organised to fit a comfortable sofa and armchairs, a modern kitchen and dining area.
The back of the house hosts a double and a twin bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.
The front terrace is equipped with table, chairs, loungers, BBQ and umbrellas.
Borgo la Chiusa Siena Tuscany
Pictures are as follow:
LEGNAIA (4 bedrooms, up to 8): from #02 to #08
PORCILAIA (2 bedrooms, up to 4 people): from #09 to #17
FIENILE (5 bedrooms, up to 10 people): from #18 to #24
Borgo la Chiusa was part of an ancient convent just outside the walls of Siena, offering guests wonderful views, peaceful environment and one independent villa and two deliciously restored to detached houses with Siena terracotta floors, stone walls, beamed ceilings and very beautiful finishing touches.
The outside of each house offers a well kept garden, a lovely patio with table, chairs and BBQ for outside eating and relaxing.
Borgo la Chiusa Siena luxury country homes are the ideal bases for taking both short and long breaks. Their key position, only 5 minutes drive from Siena, allow guests to enjoy all the fascinating city has to offer without giving up on peace and privacy only a country home can guarantee.
A break at Borgo la Chiusa is ideal for taking a language course, enjoying the Palio of Siena, taking wine tasting tours, making cooking lessons all of which we can organize for you.
Top Traveller Review
Vacation in Siena
About the Manager
The price includes linen, towels, pool towels, water/cooking gas/electricity consumption, air conditioning, wireless internet access and final cleaning.
Heating and fire wood between mid October and mid April charged separately respectively at 5 Euro per cubic meter and 10 Euro per box.
(6 traveller reviews)
Vacation in Siena
This was a wonderful property with all the comforts of home. It was roomy and comfortable, very clean and had everything we needed. It was conveniently located near major freeways, within 15 minutes of the historic area of Siena and about an hour 15 minutes from Florence. We traveled all over Tuscany and Umbria with this home as our base and it was convenient for all of our travels.
Relaxing in Tuscany
Francesca thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us. The apartment was very nice and well stocked with all of the needed amenities. It was truly beautiful to look out onto the green Tuscan landscape. Thank you for meeting us on our arrival to help us settle in. The location was perfect for our vacation visiting the surrounding hill towns. We sincerely hope to come back one day to stay again!
It was definitely the highlight of our extensive 3-week Italy tour!
The property was indeed delightful in all aspects, the location, the scenery, the property itself, including the rooms, kitchen facilities, and obviously lovingly decorated premises with tasteful details all over the house. We had picked this property as a hub to go on daily visits to Chianti, Pisa, Florence, etc. it was a great pleasure to go back home for pleasant evenings filled with drinks, antipasti, and barbecued dinner.
The only negative was that there was no bath soap or washing machine detergent when we arrived, which is an inconvenience, especially if you come from abroad and have to immediately rush to town to get supplies.
We will recommend Porcilaia to friends around the globe, and hopefully be back ourselves!
Compliments to the owner Francesca, and to Simone for the impeccable communication...
Lovely, roomy apartment
The apartment is lovely, well appointed, spacious, very comfortable. It offers fabulous outdoor spaces as well, just as pictured. Extra bonus is the beautiful view of Tuscany. It is located about a 20 minute drive outside Siena, which is a good location if you are driving around Tuscany. However, there are not any resources close by, like a grocery store, coffee shop, or restaurants. The closest grocery store is a ten minute drive and it was small and didn't offer much. If you are looking for peace and quiet and to get away from it all, this is a great place!
Perfect country respite
My husband and I were so fortunate to find Porcilia. It was a truly delightful, peaceful place after our stays in Rome and Florence. It was extremely clean and well furnished. We especially enjoyed the outside Tuscan grille. The owner was extremely attentive to our requests. There are several restaurants and a good market nearby. I have raved about it to several people and would love to return when the weather is warmer and we could enjoy the pool and outside patio.
a heavenly destination
This was a perfect place to stay close to Sienna but with the peace of the countryside. The owners were very helpful giving google earth maps to the local supermarket and the house itself was spotless and very well equipped. The surroundings are picture postcard beautiful. The house is well situated to the motorway making it easy to get around. Close to the COOP supermarket was a great restaurant, called the green Frog(?) great food and good value also an ice-cream parlour just across the road. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending La Chiusa. just one question does Tuscany have more stars or is just a bit closer to heaven and therefore easier to see them!
Activity and Interests
La Chiusa is a small hamlet just outside Siena, the best preserved medieval town of Italy, whose community retains its ancient traditions. A perfect location to relax and visit art cities like Florence, San Gimignano, Pienza, Volterra, the leaning tower of Pisa. Tuscany is the land of Art and Culture, home to Leonardo, Galileo, Michelangelo whose homes, museums and masterpieces you'll be able to admire on a day trip from Borgo Vitignano. Il Palio di Siena, a thrilling traditional horserace, takes place in the centre of Siena every year in July and August. Tuscany is also famous for its red wines. On a day trip you can visit Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Scansano and why not Bolgheri. For those of you who love unspoilt nature, Maremma is but an hour away. The gorgeous Mediterranean coast is only 70 km away, with Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Follonica, La Carbonaia. Perugia in Umbria is only 110 kms away.
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 75 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Each guest is offered a change of towels every 7 days. The set comprises a hand towel, a face towel and a large shower towel. Towels are new, of top quality cotton, washed with good products to ensure hygiene and softness. An extra set is available on request.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- 1 double and 1 twin (the 2 single beds can be joined). Linen are of very good quality, so are blankets and duvets. Everything is new and of the highest quality, and very accurately matched to the colours of the house. Each bed has 4 pillows, 2 thick ones and two softer ones, a woolen blanket, a duvet and a quilt cover and an air conditioner.
- 4 garden chairs
- 4 deck chairs
- Smoking is permitted outside only.