Podere Isabella, Monticchiello (Tuscany)
Rest for body and mind, with a breathtaking view on the Val d’Orcia and Monte Amiata.
If you are looking for a yoga retreat or a smart working stay in Tuscany, this is your place to be…
Podere Isabella is a traditional Tuscan stone country house built in 1900 and inhabited by peasant families until the 1960’s.
The house has a unique 360° degree view on the spectacular panorama of the Val d’Orcia and is a truly enchanted place, born out of love and the search for beauty.
The villa sits in the heart of Val d’Orcia, an area filled with timeless art, ancient small villages and pictoresque landscapes, not to mention thermal pools, fine dining and wine tasting of the most famous red Italian wines.
It’s a place for rest and relaxation, at the end of a dirt road with only a few scattered neighbours, and enjoys total privacy.
Below the main house there is a large swimming pool, surrounded by aromatic rosemary plants, and a stunning panoramic view of the Val d’Orcia.
The property is completely private with beautifully maintained gardens, fruit trees, flowers and cypress.
The Main House
The Main Villa has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and sleeps 12 at its full capacity.
The furniture is a mixture of colonial teak Javanese and heritage pieces, contemporary art from the owner’s collection and travel memories. The natural colours on the walls, have been carefully selected with a Feng Shui Master, who designed the landscaping and fountains to enhance the harmony of the place and bring peace and good luck to its dwellers.
One of the most coveted areas in summer is a porch for al fresco dining, with a king size sofa for reading and relaxing and looking at the rolling hills in front.
The Barn adjacent to the house, was completely restored in 2007. It has three double bedrooms and four bathrooms, a spacious 120 square meter living room that can double as a practice room or reunion place for smart working, an 80 square meters yoga and meditation room, a professional kitchen and dining room and plenty of space to dine outside. The latest addition is a barbecue with traditional brick oven to make pizza, bread and other mouth-watering specialities from the area.
A sea of rosemary surrounds the pool (14×5), hidden from view, but with a breath-taking view of Mount Amiata, the sacred Tuscan mountain.
The property can be rented completely, or in some months of the year, also separately on request.