Hortus


From €10000 per week

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  • From €10000 per week

In the outskirt of beautiful Siena, inside an enchanted garden, lays the superb Villa Hortus. This stunning three-story property is surrounded by a majestic manicured garden, conceived by a renown landscape designer, where time seems to pass at different speed. Between the medieval city of Siena and the unspoiled Tuscan countryside, Hortus is nestled on a serene land producing olive oil with great personality. The villa preserves the original structure while the amenities are up to the current time. Each room has been painstakingly curated, wisely marrying the old with the new, featuring a mix of classic design and whimsical decorations collected by its owner from traveling all over the world. This stylish retreat is very grand in a relaxed, comfortable way, with a definite wow factor. Once you stayed at Villa Hortus, you wish you could return there many more times!

5 BEDROOMS/5 BATHROOMS
First floor
Queen bedroom with working fireplace, en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower stall
Queen bedroom with working fireplace, en-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower stall
Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with spacious shower
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower

Annex
Queen suite bedroom with en-suite bathroom with spacious shower

All bedrooms have air conditioning and safe, all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers.

LIVING SPACES
Main villa
Ground floor
The social spaces – two living rooms, two dining rooms and other available areas – occupy the entire ground floor of the villa and they show many treasures: antique and more current objects by most famous designers, family heirlooms, 17th century still-life paintings next to wall art by contemporary artists, rough country fabrics alternate with velvets and brightly colored panels made with ancient Uzbek Ikat. One of the living rooms has walls covered with late 18th-century boiserie that comes from a typical for that time Parisian hotel. A professional grade uber-modern stainless-steel kitchen, able to satisfy the needs of the most demanding chefs, and a guest bathroom complete the floor.

Second floor
Private wellness area with Technogym equipment and Pilates Reformer, yoga mats and massage bed. Laundry room. Staff private quarter

Beside via an internal staircase, all floors can be reached by elevator.

Annex
A comfortable spacious living room, with a picture-window overlooking the stunning landscape, features an XXL screen, perfect for private screenings. A complete small kitchen is also at guests disposal should they prefer being independent at times from the main house kitchen.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
In the villa garden, a generous pergola – with seating up to 18 people – for dining alfresco with the lights of Siena in the distance is set for the guests delight. Under the dense canopy of the evergreen holm-trees it is possible to enjoy the bucolic atmosphere, or a picnic sipping your favorite Tuscan wine. By the white-stone private swimming pool the sun will shine until late in the afternoon. Private orchard and vegetable garden where guests are welcome to help themselves and pick the gifts of the season.

AMENITIES
A/C in all bedrooms, heating, heated floors, Wi-Fi, fireplaces, dishwasher, washer and dryer, satellite TV, DVD library (over 1000 titles), elevator, safe-boxes, computer and printer, BBQ, pizza oven, 12 m x 4 m private swimming pool, equipped wellness room, electronic gate, vegetable garden and orchard, ample private parking.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
Villa Hortus is a special place for the aesthetically oriented guests with its artfully decorated interiors. Only two miles from Siena, the villa is also ideal for those seeking repose, privacy and wellness and still to be connected to a beautiful city nearby.

Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 1 h 8 min
Nearest serviced area: 5 min
Nearest major city: Siena 10 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

The medieval town of Siena is built across several hills and valleys; that’s why you will find yourself walking up and down through its historical center. The lack of car traffic makes Siena a wonderful place to stroll, especially with kids! Despite sometimes being packed with tourists, the city always has a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city and the perfect setting to snap your Instagram photos while enjoying an over-sized gelato. This is also the venue of the internationally renowned horse race, The Palio, which takes place on July 2nd and again on August 16th each year.
Visit San Gimignano, famous for its skyline, and Volterra, renown for alabaster artifacts. The small fortress cities within easy driving distance of one another, each offer their own special appeal. The medieval walled city of Monteriggioni – for example – was built in the 13th century and it is known to be one of the most well preserved ancient fortifications in Italy, which is why it is a preferred destination for plenty of tourists, scholars, architects and archeologists from all over Europe.

WHERE TO EAT
Osteria Le Logge – Excellent Tuscan cuisine at elegant old-world restaurant. The best tables are on the ground floor, but there is also outdoor seating. Delicious handmade fresh pastas (small portions). Don’t miss the desserts! Watch out for the small step down as you walk in!
Via del Porrione 33, Siena – +39 0577 480 13
Enoteca I Terzi – casual atmosphere under a vaulted ceiling, market to table seasonal ingredients divinely cooked, extensive selection of wine.
Via dei Termini, Siena – +39 0577 44329
Il colombaio – Michelin starred restaurant (in 2016!) in a very traditional sophisticated atmosphere. Outdoor seating also available.
Localita Colombaio, Casole d’Elsa – +39 0577 949002
Villa Dievole great restaurant with excellent food, set in a wine and extra virgin olive estate. Not only you can buy wine and olive oil produced on the estate, they can even ship it internationally.
Località Dievole, 6 (fraz. Vagliagli) Castelnuovo Berardenga – +39 0577 322613
Officina della Cucina Popolare This restaurant sits right inside the ancient medieval city walls of Colle di Val d’Elsa. Just a two minute walk from the free parking areas nearby the city gate called Porta Nuova. The menus are seasonal and utilize fresh local ingredients grown by nearby farmers. Enjoy true Tuscan food.
Via Gracco del Secco 86, Colle di Val d’Elsa – +39 0577 921 796

WHERE TO SHOP
Handmade Crystal: Collevilca – besides purchasing their products, take a factory tour available from Monday to Friday and watch the artisans hand-blowing their creations.
Loc. San Marziale, 24, Colle di Val D’Elsa – +39 0577 927 204
Alabaster Houseware: Alab’Arte, an artisanal bottega where one-of-a-kind pieces are created.
Via degli Orti di San Agostino, Volterra – +39 0588 879 68
The best gelato: Gelateria di Piazza in San Gimignano it’s one of the most famous ice cream shops in all of Italy. Award-winning master ice cream maker Sergio Dondoli uses seasonal ingredients to create some unusual flavors.
Piazza Della Cisterna 4, San Gimignano – +39 0577 942244
Specialty Food shop: Pizzicheria de Miccoli – Located in Siena historic center, it is very well known for its special selection of Tuscan cured meats.
Via di Citta 95, Siena – +39 0577 24694

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Amenities

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Air Conditioning

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Fireplace / Heating

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Maid Service

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Parking

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Swimming Pool

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Terrace / Alfresco Dining

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View

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Walk To Village

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Wellness Room

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Wifi

Extra Optional Services

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Airport Transfer

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Cooking class

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Extra Housekeeping

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Fresh Groceries

Pricing and Availability

Standard rates
€18,000.00
From – To16 Oct 2021 – 17 Dec 2021
€10,000.00
From – To01 Jan 2022 – 01 Apr 2022
€11,000.00
From – To02 Apr 2022 – 03 Jun 2022
€13,000.00
From – To04 Jun 2022 – 01 Jul 2022
€16,000.00
From – To02 Jul 2022 – 08 Jul 2022
€18,000.00
From – To09 Jul 2022 – 12 Aug 2022
€16,000.00
From – To13 Aug 2022 – 19 Aug 2022
€18,000.00
From – To20 Aug 2022 – 30 Sep 2022
€16,000.00
From – To01 Oct 2022 – 28 Oct 2022
€13,000.00
From – To29 Oct 2022 – 30 Dec 2022
€11,000.00

Pricing Notes

INCLUDED WITH THE RATE:
All utilities, including A/C, heating and electricity up to 500 kWh/week, and final cleaning
Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
Housekeeping: 4 hrs/day (Mon – Fri)
Continental Breakfast – available 2 hours (Mon – Fri) – food included
Mid-week change of linens (Wed)
Garden and pool maintenance service

NOT INCLUDED WITH THE RATE
Extra electricity charged (over 500 kWh), as per meter reading: € 0.42/kWh
Additional housekeeping service €20/hour
Personal laundry service at €20/hour
Cook services

NOTES
Visitor’s tax payable in cash, locally (children under 14 are exempt)
Security Deposit: €2,500 to be held at the agency
Resident staff of two live on the second floor of the villa
Non-smoking villa
Pets are welcome
Check-in: between 4:00 pm–7:00 pm; Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be paid locally unless otherwise arranged

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