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Villa le Focaie is located south of Siena, deep in the beautiful, unmistakable landscape designed by the hills of the Crete Senesi, and a few kilometres from its most important centre, the delightful historic borgo of Asciano.
It is part of a fully air-conditioned, stone-clad historic residence, with a beautiful living room with elegant sofas and large windows that overlook the garden. But it is outside, in the green park that surrounds the house, that guests will wish to linger, in the jasmine-covered loggia that faces the swimming pool set in the peaceful and harmonious country landscape, overlooking the woods and hills. From this quiet location, unmissable tourist attractions of Tuscany, such as Siena, Cortona, Montalcino Pienza, Montepulciano, Chianti and the Val D’Orcia, as well as spa resorts like Rapolano Terme and Bagno Vignoni, are all quickly and easily accessible; less than five kilometres away is the town of Asciano which provides every kind of service and activity. NB: in an annex inside the property live the friendly and discreet owners who will not interfere in any way with the use of the park and swimming pool which are for the exclusive use of the guests.
The villa has just one floor which is accessed up a short flight of eight steps. The main entrance leads into the large living room organised with sofas and a dining table which leads to the kitchen and the corridor along which are two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms (one with joinable beds), two bathrooms with shower and a bathroom with tub. The laundry is located in an annex located on one side of the house.
The villa is set within a property of about thirteen hectares (of which four are fenced-in), mostly intended for agricultural land. The garden, which extends for about 700 sq m around the house, is composed of a gravel surface, that runs along the house and lends itself to a convenient parking area, and a large lawn area, dotted by tall shady trees, in which the pool lies. A few steps from the house exits is the large loggia organised with a table for outdoor dining and a seating area.
The swimming pool, open from the first Saturday in June to the last Saturday of September, lies in the middle of a large lawn area in front of the house, about 15 m away, and is reached up a flight of steps. It enjoys a picturesque view of the green expanse of woods that extends in front. The rectangular pool measures 6 x 14 m with a varying depth of 1.20 to 2.80 m. Lined in PVC, it has chlorine purification, internal lighting and a ladder for access to the water. Surrounding the pool is the sunbathing area with sunbeds and a large shady pergola with sofas and armchairs. At the guests’ disposal is a cold-water shower.
The property is located about 5 km from the little town of Asciano, with its important and fascinating historic centre, in the heart of a superb geographical area bordering the city of Siena, called the Crete Senesi, which also includes the little towns of Montisi, San Giovanni d’Asso, Buonconvento, Trequanda, Monteroni d’Arbia and, finally, of Rapolano Terme, characterised by the peculiar morphology of the territory, composed of clay-rich hills and the so-called “biancane” (whitish dome-shaped formations), which give the crete (clays) their typical cuneiform relief. The area of the Crete is an unspoiled oasis of spellbinding and changing landscapes, where the territory and the environment have maintained, over time, a rare integrity and purity. The fortunate position of the property allows you to take advantage of the services offered by the town (railway station, supermarket, bars and excellent restaurants) and is also ideal for exploring the Chianti area and all the most famous attractions of the surroundings of Siena, which is about 20 km away. Within easy reach of the two main airports of the region (Florence and Pisa), the property can also be reached by car for the A1 highway and by the main highway connections leading directly to Siena.
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