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Hill top Farmhouse (Sleeps 8/10) and Barn conversion ( Sleeps 8/10 ) Large pool - Batignano Barn (Sleeps 8/10. 4 Bedrooms)

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Batignano Barn (Sleeps 8/10. 4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 1 with king bed and ensuite bathroom

Bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room and balcony

Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds,

Bedroom 4 with 2 children’s beds plus mezzanine sleeping loft (not for faint-hearted child!)

Bathroom 3 (upstairs) between beds 3 and 4 with double shower, basin and WC.

Open balcony between bedrooms 2 and 3.

Massive family room/kitchen: Ample seating, glass table seating six. Travertine island breakfast bar. Large Smeg gas range. 2 fridges and freezer built under travertine work tops. Travertine floor. Bread maker.

Sitting room with convertible double sofa bed, seating, wall of books, DVDs, CDs, CD player, DVD player, screen, Scandinavian log burner

Bathroom 4 with shower, basin and WC.

Outside the barn family room, large covered terrace for drinks and summer dining, marble table, ample seating and table football. North terrace has a giant chess board.

Please note the farmhouse can also sleep 8/10

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About the property

IT3596

Batignano is a mid-eighteenth century Tuscan farmhouse situated on its own hill outside the village of Monte Antico, twenty minutes drive from the small medieval town of Paganico. Set at right angles to the farmhouse is a large stone barn. The two buildings are set in three acres, with a large swimming pool, and command unspoilt views of the lovely, wooded, hilly Tuscan countryside. Both barn and house are recently converted and are very well equipped. They may be rented together or separately. Only one party is accepted in any visiting period: you wll therefore have the house or the barn (or both) to yourselves. The farmhouse has two large kingsize rooms with ensures, a twin bedded room and a single which share a family shower room. In addition the second sitting room on the ground floor has a double sofa bed and ensuite shower room, so the farmhouse alone can sleep 8/9 people. The barn has two kingsize ensuite rooms, and two triple bedded rooms sharing a family shower room, so can Barn alone can sleep 9/10 people. It is the perfect arrangement for two families with children or a large extended family holiday.

Siena is a 45 minute drive away, Montalcino 40 mins. Maremma Coast 45 mins. Florence is 90 minutes by road, slightly longer by train.

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Owner
Jane Denton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2017

About Jane Denton

I am now retired, but spent most of my working life as a producer or commissioner of television programmes and feature films, finishing my career as Head of Drama at the BBC.

My wife also worked at the BBC for a time, and is a historian and published writer specialising in Art History.

The family property in Tuscany was bought for/by our children, and has provided many happy times for children, grandchildren, grandparents and friends. It is well furnished and comprehensively equipped, and provides a base in the Tuscan countryside, ideal for exploring this unspoiled part of Italy, or simply for relaxing away from everything...

My daughter in law Jane is now handling the bookings and will be happy to answer any questions you may have,

Jane Denton purchased this barn in 2002

Why Jane Denton chose Colline dell'interno

We bought Batignano on behalf of our children in 2002.

It was in a ruinous condition, but occupied a magical site, with 360 degree views and an atmosphere of unspoilt rural peace. We spent two and a half years restoring it completely, and then furnished it as two interlinked houses where our large family (and their friends) could be really comfortable. We rent it out for a few weeks each year with the objective of covering annual outgoings. We have never sought to maximise commercial income. Currently our focus is on the garden, which we set out from scratch on a terrain of mixed clay and builders detritus(!). It now, miraculously, looks established and flourishing, and in Autumn 2011 we planted 27 fruit trees in a sheltered field below our swimming pool.

What makes this barn unique

We have travelled a lot in Italy, but Southern Tuscany takes some beating, and we are still pleased with the outcome of our restoration. The house and barn seem able to absorb a lot of visitors and still have peaceful corners away from the children (or adults). I can think of nothing more satisfying than, in the evening, to gaze out over the Tuscan landscape with a bottle of cold prosecco to hand... For the more energetic the glories of Montalcino and Siena are easily reached in a day's outing, and the province abounds in hill villages. None, however, impinge on the peace of Batignano.

Location

Nearest Airport
185 Kilometres
PISA
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
MONTE ANTICO
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
MONTE ANTICO
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
MONTE ANTICO
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
ALBERESE
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach 45 minutes drive in National Park South of Grosseto. Unspoilt, uncommercial, sandy beach backed by woods. No ranks of deckchairs.

Or if you prefer a cool restaurant and a deckchair afterwards Fiumara Beach just north of Grossetto is also 45 minutes drive.

Travel:

PISA airport strongly recommended, two hours to us door to door by good roads. Florence and Rome Airports also feasible and much the same distance, but on worse roads. Car essential. Fourteen and a half hours driving from Channel port (Caen) via Monte Bianco tunnel. Train from Waterloo, via Paris, to Florence and then Siena. Believe it or not you can get to Monte Antico from London by rail with two changes (Paris and Florence). But you will still need a car.

Distances:

Driving: Monte Antico 5 minutes. Paganico 20 mins. Grosseto 40 mins. Montalcino 40 mins. Siena 45 mins.

Further Details:

Great local restaurant in Monte Antico. Local shops, bars and restaurants, two supermarkets, banks and cash machines in Paganico. More sophisticated shopping and very good daily covered market in Grosseto. Monte Alcino, famous for Brunello wine is a scenic 40 minute drive. Siena 45 minute drive. Local farmers will sell very drinkable wine, oil and fresh produce as available. Excellent local vineyard for wine tasting. We also have natural hot springs at Petroli 20 minute drive away.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, but we will try to be flexible.. One week minimum booking. IMPORTANT:arrive from 4pm: depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Unit 1 (Farmhouse) and Unit 2 (Barn) may be rented together, weekly, at a discount
21 May 2016- 10 June (weekly) £3,000
11 June- 8 July (weekly) £3,500
9 July- 9 Sept (weekly) £4,500
10 Sept- 7 October (weekly) £3,500

Any other dates please contact owner.
15% discount bookings greater than two weeks.

Please note that we GUARANTEE to take only one client in any one rental period, whether renting the farmhouse, the barn, or both, giving you exclusivity/ privacy


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Batignano Barn (Sleeps 8/10. 4 Bedrooms)in Civitella Paganico in Province of Grosseto

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The whole property is ideal for an extended family holiday - together they sleep between 16 and 20. Two families can easily share either the Farmhouse or Barn - or if you like some privacy extend into both. It is all truly very spacious. In the summer months we find that all our meals are taken outside, and we designed the conversion with this in mind - there are terraces facing all directions with incredible views. We are really in the country, but an excellent restaurant/pizzeria can be found in Monte Antico at the bottom of the hill and Paganico is great for morning coffee and afternoon Gelati. Free WiFi in both buildings and drinkable mains water. There's plenty of car parking space, but note that the roads around us are all ‘strada bianca’ and sometimes pretty rough. Outside: Private large (12 x 6m) unheated pool for sole use of guests. Swim and admire the lovely views! The paved seating area by the pool is shaded by an established oak tree and has six pool loungers. Three formal terraces shared between house and barn, with moveable barbecue and plenty of chairs. Hammock on the biggest terrace. The garden is a work in progress but two prolific herb gardens are complemented by much new drought-tolerant planting, plus olive and fruit trees. Children (and adults) tend to gravitate to the pool, the external chess board and the table football game on the biggest terrace. Our nearest neighbours have chicken and partridges running around, so (sorry) no pets.

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