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Delightful 5 Bedroom Tuscan House with Pool, Modern Amenities & Stunning Views

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 Air Conditioned Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Solar Heated Pool, South & West Facing

Located in the stunning hills of central-western Tuscany and within walking distance of the small town of Radicondoli in the province of Siena, is Podere Ortone.

Ortone is a charming, traditional stone farmhouse set in an olive grove with beautiful views to the south and west. The estate consists of a main house with attached apartment, a solar-heated swimming pool and a loggia for al fresco dining with spectacular views. Its secluded position away from other properties or roads, makes it ideal for a family holiday or for those who want to relax in a tranquil, unspoilt part of Tuscany. The five bedroom, four bathroom property combines typical Tuscan architectural features such as terracotta floors, wooden beamed ceilings and open fireplaces with modern amenities such as en suites, bedroom air conditioning, wifi and satellite tv.


Owner
Neale & Elaine Safaty
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Neale & Elaine Safaty

We completed on Ortone in July 2011 and have spent several years upgrading and improving the property. It's been great fun sourcing antiques, furniture and art from local dealers, craftsmen and artists; a lot of which has been bespoke.

Radicondoli is a pretty town and we've made some really good friends, both locals and ex pats.

Neale & Elaine Safaty purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Neale & Elaine Safaty chose Radicondoli

We discovered the charming town of Radicondoli when we stayed at La Suvera in Pievescola and fell in love with the area. When we began our house search in ernest, we were fortunate enough to come across Ortone which lies to the south of the town in a very sunny, yet sheltered position. The property had been restored in the early 1970s but needed a significant refurbishment. In the last three years, we have spent a considerable time at the house across all seasons and it really feels like home.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The tranquil and private setting and outstanding views as well as the proximity to the town, made Ortone ideal for us. Relaxing with family & friends in the loggia, whether it's for a bite to eat, a pre-dinner Martini or just playing games there and happy hour around the pool enjoying the views are the memories that are dear to us.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Radicondoli in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All bathrooms have hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite (Bedroom 1) - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes open bathroom with fireplace & bath tub & en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes en suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Includes en suite.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Shares bathroom with bedroom 5
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Can serve as double bedroom, shares bathroom with bedroom 4
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We can organise activities such as cookery, painting, photography, language classes etc from within our network of friends that we have made over the years. Please note that we have no commercial relationship with any of the people that we recommend.

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Delightful 5 Bedroom Tuscan House with Pool, Modern Amenities & Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Wonderful house in a lovely, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

7 of us (ages ranging from 13 to 76) stayed at Ortone for two weeks in August and had a wonderfully relaxing holiday.

The house has modern amenities but is beautifully decorated and retains its charm and character. The air conditioning in the bedrooms is very welcome but the main areas of the house stay relatively cool even on the hottest of days. We spent a lot of time in the loggia - dining, reading, painting and relaxing - it is a perfect space.The view from the well-equipped pool area is stunning and the more active among us had pool races, table tennis tournaments and visited the gym.

The house is in a very secluded location (it is difficult to see it from any vantage point in the area) approximately 1km below Radicondoli. It is a challenging uphill walk into town but we did it many times as we were never in a hurry and the scenery was breathtaking. Radicondoli is a charming place and we made daily use of the bakery, small shops, bar and restaurants.

We also visited Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni which were all very impressive but we didn't feel the need to travel too far as we had everything we wanted at Ortone.

The owners could not have been more helpful and genuinely do everything they can to ensure you have a great holiday. We received a lovely welcome pack (including olive oil from Ortone's grove which surrounds the house), suggestions of places to visit (along with the best times to go) and they even booked the best table at their favourite restaurant in Radicondoli for us on arrival. Their attention to detail was very much appreciated. Ortone is a wonderful property and has left us with some precious memories.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family group, two couples, four children ranging from 9 to 16 sent a blissful 3 weeks at Ortone this summer. We have stayed in many villas over the years, but this was definitely the best ever.

The house is beautifully decorated with every necessary amenity. The bedrooms are large and airy, with the option of air conditioning when the heat gets too much. The pergola outside is perfect for dining al fresco, with beautiful views over the valley. The pool is large, with plenty of sun beds, umbrellas and loads of games should the need take you to move! We had table tennis and badminton tournaments and the really active visited the gym.

The owners provided us with a fantasy welcome pack outlining the best in local restaurants and lots of suggestions for day trips and sightseeing too. The problem is that Ortone is so glorious, it's almost impossible to leave!

The caretaker, Pierluigi, maintains the grounds perfectly and his wife comes in one a week to clean. It was immaculate and nothing we asked was too much.

While in this area we would recommend trips to Siena, Volterra and if going further afield, up to Florence and the coast. There are three restaurants in the village that Neale recommends, we tried and loved all of them.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house, pool & grounds in unspoilt Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us (two families with grown-up children) stayed at Ortone for a week in early July and had the most wonderful holiday. The house, grounds and pool lived up to expectations in every respect – private, spacious, pristinely kept, exquisite views, lovely pool, just outside a village. The main bedrooms upstairs are beautifully furnished, with contemporary en-suite shower rooms. They were all very comfortable, including the ones in “the apartment” downstairs. The living room, dining room and kitchen (well-equipped) are well laid out (top class TV in the small upstairs lounge for watching some Wimbledon and the Euros + great selection of books and DVDs) although, because of perfect weather, we spent the vast majority of our time down by the pool or in the wonderful outdoor loggia, where there is a big table where we could all sit together and comfy chairs to read and play games.

The pristine swimming pool has an exquisite view over the valley across and below the house, the evening light being particularly stunning. We all enjoyed the fire flies as dusk fell – having none of us ever seen them before, they compounded the magic of the place. We particularly enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, eating in the loggia, sunbathing on the loungers and dipping into the pool to cool off!

We would also recommend Radicondole as a pretty & friendly Italian hill village (more heavenly views) – several times some of us walked up - slowly! as the drive and lane are very steep - to the village in the morning for bread & bits & bobs from the little Co-op, or in the evening for a drink at one of the three bar/restaurants. We all had an excellent meal at La Pergola – delicious food and breathtaking sunset from the terrace (we pre-booked our table for 10), and we also enjoyed a day trip to Siena and shorter trips to some of the nearby hill villages. The driving was easy as the local roads were good and seemed quite empty in early July. The owners gave us very helpful notes and instructions. They were very responsive and it felt that they had carefully and kindly thought of everything we might need to know and to make us feel welcome in their exquisite property. We would love to come back and enjoy the magic of Ortone again one day!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Holiday Destination

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Ortone, barely able to drag ourselves away to sample the delights of Radicondoli and Sienna. The villa is situated in beautiful, quiet countryside and the owners have considered every detail when equipping and furnishing the property. It was clean and well maintained, and gardeners and pool maintenance staff turned up of and on during our stay. The information provided on the website gives a very comprehensive description of the property, and the owner Neale gave us additional helpful advice and tips on getting the best out of the surrounding area starting with beating the queue for hire cars at Pisa airport and a route from Pisa which passed through some stunning countryside.

Neale also provided a comprehensive guide to local (and not so local) restaurants which was invaluable. In Radicondoli we ate at Agriteca and La Pergola both of which provided a warm welcome and great food. La Pergola’s terrace also offered a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside and spectacular sunsets. In Sienna we lunched at Osteria Le Logge, one of Neale's favourites, and were not disappointed. We also had ice cream at Nannini in Sienna en route to the Campo. But most of the time we enjoyed the tranquillity of Ortone, the pool, the gym and barbeques, and watching the stars and fireflys from the loggia.

In summary, we felt like house guests enjoying a much loved home in a beautiful part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great house! So quiet and pieceful!

  • 5 of 5

It's such a great place in the heart of Tuscany! Radicondoli is a small but very charming town and close to Siena... so it was really easy to travel different places.

Ortone -

The house is sooooo pieceful and quite- such a great place to spend time

With fiends and enjoy a great holiday!

Definitely will come back another time! It was great. The communication with the owner was also really easy and fast... so we felt welcome at any time!

Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Florence (or Pisa 103km)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Nazionale, Radicondoli
Nearest Ferry
81 Kilometres
Piombino (for Elba)
Nearest Golf
36 Kilometres
La Bagnaia Resort
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
A1 (Florence)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Agroteca/Bar Nazionale/La Pergola
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
57 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

Radicondoli is a charming, medieval, small town set in the northern part of the Metalliferous hills in the central-western part of Tuscany in the province of Siena. At an altitude of 510 metres, it is located in an area of natural beauty with 360 degrees panoramic views of rolling hills and mountains as well as historic towns and villages.

Steeped in tradition, Radicondoli's architectural heyday was in the thirteenth century when it was a complete fortified town, elliptical in shape. The vast majority of its original footprint has been preserved and there remain three churches, several renaissance town houses of interest and a pretty piazza. Compared to say, Chianti, this part of Tuscany is relatively undiscovered by tourists but English is spoken by most of the friendly shop-owners and restaurant staff.

The town is self sufficient in terms of shops, restaurants and other amenities. There are three excellent restaurants; all of which one can just have a relaxing drink at. Shops include; a pharmacy, two small grocery stores, a butcher, a patisserie, an electrical store, a tobacconist and a hairdresser. In addition, there is a bank that has an ATM and provides other services. For all your needs, Colle Di Val D'Elsa is only 28km away.

We have compiled detailed notes of where to eat and shop and what to do, both in and around Radicondoli. These are sent to guests before occupancy and are also available at the property. Information can also be found on our fact sheet on our website, www.tuscany-podereortone.com

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Radicondoli, Siena Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Low Season
30 Dec 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Mid Season
28 Apr 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
for 7 nights
£3,850
 
 
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,750
for 7 nights
£4,750
 
 
Mid Season
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
for 7 nights
£3,850
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Payment & Cancellation Policy

A deposit of 50% of the rental fee will be paid at the time of the booking. The remaining balance of 50% is to be paid no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival. If the booking is made within 4 weeks of arrival, the full rental fee will be paid at the time of booking.

Cancellations are permitted up to 4 weeks before occupancy and we will refund the deposit only if we receive a subsequent booking for that specific period. The refund will reflect the rate at which we rent the property as we may have to discount to attract interest at such short notice. If we manage to cover the cancelled booking, we will contact you immediately & this will be updated on the website.

Cancellations that are made less than 4 weeks prior to arrival date will always result in the forfeit of the deposit and the 50% balance will only be refunded if we do receive a subsequent booking at such short notice and at the appropriate rate.

Guests who fail to make the balance payment on time will forfeit the 50% deposit.

Guests who pay in full at the time of booking, as long as it is not less than 8 weeks before arrival will receive a 5% discount.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, through Paypal or by cheque.

Please note that linen, towels, pool towels, heating & electricity, mid weekend maid service, use of amenities and a welcome pack are included in the rental price. Outgoing phone calls and the use of the swimming pool out of season are not included. In 2016, the pool is open from April 29th until September 30th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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