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Charming New Farmhouse with private pool, Natural SPA Resort Val D'Orcia Unesco



Updated: 13-Apr-2016
Farmhouse near Celle sul Rigo, San Casciano Bagni, Siena Province - Old Stone Country House, Stunning Views over Surrounding Countryside

Outside peace and nature,inside Italian styling and the art of hospitality. An old stone ‘podere’ restored to its former beauty sits on a hill over looking the valley of San Casciano dei Bagni. This exclusive luxury mansion was built in the 15th century with old stones taken from the river Rigo and it was part of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici land proprieties.The surroundings offer hot springs whose therapeutic properties were known since ancient times.The property sits in 18 acres of garden with oak trees, linden-trees, cypresses and a terrace full of many Mediterranean plants, where one can relax and have a pleasant stay outside.Guests staying at Podere Banditelle can truly immerse themselves in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, with its charming medieval villages, vineyards and olive groves.The estate is situated at an altitude of 450 m above sea level.The climate is usually full of sunshine with a light breeze. Baby cots, high chairs, steriliser are available for children.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I am a banker living in Rome and London with my family. I was educated in England where I did my undergraduate studies. I travel a lot in Asia where I have most of my businesses. I would be happy to welcome you to my new Farmhouse should you choose this location for your holidays.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely time, charming house and excellent food. Horse riding and relax in the pool is a truly experience. Smith family, Newcaste, UK.

The house is unique, it is located in a paradise valley. Neil, Holland

We have been twice at the farmhouse we loved and we learned how to make pasta.

Beatrice, France
May 2007
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From the Owner

During winter 2004 I was going fishing with a bunch of friends in Val d'Orcia, next to a river named Rigo, all of a sudden I saw a mass of ancient stones dating 1600, that was the rest of the so called Podere Banditelle. It took me six years to restore it as the original plan. it is a real paradise in a lovely and unique valley Val D'Orcia, with cosy restaurants nearby. It was a real dream for me that became reality, an old 15th century farmhouse restored as it was in the ancient time but with all modern comforts you may expect from a top luxury accommodation. The trails along the rigo river bed offers mediterranean flora and atmosphere.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rome at 150 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : chiaro di luna at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : chiusi chianciano at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : fabro A1 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : chiaro di luna at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : montalto at 40 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Excursions, walks and bicycle trails in the surroundings.

Fishing and Italian cooking courses organised upon request.

Recommended sites to visits include Radicofani, passing through the ancient medieval hamlet of Ghino di Tacco, Rocca with its beautiful views and on the way back, the ancient Roman via Cassia, testimonial to the splendours of the historical Mille Miglia race. Another beautiful spot is Pienza where one drives along the panoramic route passing Monte Cetona. On the way to Chianciano, the drive is along an enchanting road bordered by cypress trees where many Italian and foreign filmmakers have filmed. A splendid panoramic view is possible from the crest, which unwinds between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana. Stop in the delightful medieval city of Pienza, where you can taste the famous pecorino cheese with a glass of Brunello wine.


40 mins drive you can reach the Capalbio and Argentario beaches (Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, Giglio and Giannutri islands with high speed boat just 30 mimutes). Also driving for 1.5 hours you can visit Elba island.


There are cheap Easyjet and Ryanair flights to Rome Ciampino or Ryanair to Pisa airport. Also standard airline flights to Rome Fiumicino airport. Podere Banditelle is a 1.5 hour drive from any of those airports. Train: high speed daily train from Rome to Chiusi station only 45 minutes. Daily local bus service is provided only 30 minutes.


The nearest town is Celle sul Rigo is a 1km drive from the house, and San Casciano Bagni is 4 km drive away. On both town you will find basic grocery shops, banks, post office, excellent restaurants and the best 2007 thermal spa resort called ‘Fonteverde Terme’. Nearby places of interest include Cetona 30 mins away, Pienza 40 mins away, Montalcino 1 hour away, Siena 1 hour 30 mins away, Florence 1 hour 30 mins away and Rome 1.50 mins away.

Further Details:

There is a possibility to arrange horse walking around the countryside just strarting from he house. Further at 500 mts there is a tennis court, soccer court and different walking itineraries starting just few meters from the house. Further, it can be arranged a cooking course.


Rental rates

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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

final cleaning person £13
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Booking Notes:
Bookings may be made by email and these will be held 7 days pending receipt of deposit. A booking deposit of 25% is required at the time of the booking. The remainder of the payment is expected 8 weeks before arrival date. A damages deposit of 200euro is also required at this time (this will be refunded if no breakages occur). A short term letting agreement will be signed.

Changeover Day:
Weekly bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, with arrivals on Saturday afternoons between 4pm and 7pm. Departures the next Saturday morning before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
If you book 2 weeks you get a free welcome gift with a bottle of delicious olive oil, Tuscany bread, homemade marmalade and a bottle of chianti red wine and 1 kg of spaghetti.
Special price if you booked well in advance

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Updated: 13-Apr-2016
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From the Owner

The property is in the middle of charming Tuscany country side, South of Siena next to Montepulciano and facing Radicofani from windows and pool.The farmhouse is facing a river and no other houses or people are nearby. You are totally into wild nature and silence. If you want to relax that's the place! Further,3 miles from the house (5 minutes driving) you get to the best SPA in Italy with its natural hot spring water, highly recommended for your skin and body treatments.The volcanic origins of Monte Amiata just 10miles from the house,come to light to thermal springs in Bagno Vignone,San Casciano dei Bagni.Made famous by illustrious regular visitors such as Lorenzo il Magnifico Medici and Saint Catherina from Siena, the springs of San Casciano dei bagni have been enjoyed since Roman times.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • lake
  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor: Guest bathroom 1 with shower, wc First floor: En suite bathroom with Jacuzzi/bath/shower, bidet and wc and 2 separate basins to master bedroom. Guest bathroom 2 with shower, bidet, wc and steam bath in a real stones cave.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. First floor: Master bedroom with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Cots available for small children.


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Notes on accommodation: Large garden suitable for children with playground area, lovely rose an fruits garden and private small river. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, walking tours, horse ridingand fishing courses. The house is also ideal as a starting point for visits to the prestigious wineries of Brunello di Montalcino and for shopping at various Italian stylists outlets. The impressive archaeological sites of Sovana and Chiusi are just a short drive from the house, and guided tours are available if pre-booked. Further, Mystic Tuscany and sacred and mysterious sites can be visited. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, walking tours, horse riding and golf at one of the nearby courses are highly recommended.Children's toys and games provided and to be used on location. Magazines and picture books provided. Heating is available. Logs for fire also provided on arrival but later at added cost. Use of barbecue for free. Outside: Large fenced garden with newly 250 planted olive groves. The private pool is about 10mts away from the house and is equipped with deck chairs and sun beds. It can be heated only by natural thermal water coming from under-hearth. It measures 10x5m and is 2.4m at the deep end and 1.2m at the shallow end. Further, there is a private river named “Rigo” just 100mts away from the house with a private sandy beach and fresh and clean water. Natural SPA resort just 4 miles away offers traditional thermal therapies, a selection of thermaltherapeutic hydrotherapies, beauty, massage and an exclusive mediterranean spa area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. House cleaning service available on request. Chef services and baby sitter English spoken available on request and charged per hour. Final cleaning expense 10 euro per person Other: 2 main entrance, private parking 4 cars, Jacuzzi and steam bath in a original stone cave.

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