Are you looking for a complete taylor made private vacation? Let Rita and Johny spoil you at Ferranesi ...
Located in the heart of Tuscany, 30 km south-east of Siena, near Asciano, Podere Ferranesi is a former farm, which was completely renovated in 2002-2003. Dating back from the middle of the 19th century, it was abandoned in the fifties and remained a ruin until 2002.
The farm was reconstructed in the original rural Tuscan style found in the "Crete Senesi" area, and offers the opportunity to spend dream holidays. The luxurious interior of minimalist architecture perfectly matches the simplicity of the old Tuscan farm style.
The sight on the Sienese clay hills is absolutely astonishing in any of the four seasons, and offers even the most demanding guest a beneficial rest and creates a soothing calmness. Therefore, within the gardens, you will find small hidden places where you can relax in privacy and enjoy the splendid surrounding views.
The house, with a hotel interior design, offers you total comfort, luxury and a wide range of 'services on demand': complete hotel services, extra housekeeping, breakfast, lunch and dinner service, BBQ, pizza evening, babysitting, cooking classes , Grocery shopping and so on ...
There are 9 double and 2 single bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, so renting the entire property for groups is very suitable. The infrastructure is fully anticipated and fully equipped for the celebration of marriages, anniversaries, seminars and team building events up to 22 people. In the main house, there is also a large dining room, a living room and a covered terrace, making for a very easy group stay.
The indoor court and pool and its surroundings also offer great opportunities for staying in the open air and enjoying outdoor events.
In addition, a wide range of activities can be organized: hiking, biking, tennis, horseback riding, hot air ballooning rides, wine tasting, cooking classes, cultural visits ... You ask, we organize!
We offer weekly stays, from Saturday to Saturday.
Whatever you are looking for: food - wine - design - outdoor activities - culture ... at Ferranesi we will make it happen!
Ferranesi summer has 5 separate apartments, bigger and smaller, each with its own charm and private outdoor spaces. Walking up from the private parking, one already begins admiring the beautiful views over the Tuscan cypresses or even the sheep herds nearby.
All rooms have double or twin beds on request; Linen, towels, designer bath products and hairdryer are available in every unit.
Rita and Johny, Tuscan specialist for over 15 years and your hosts on ferranesi, will be welcoming with a glass of prosecco and introduce you to this wonderful world. They are 10 minutes away from the property but are always accessible to solve any problems that may occur during your stay. Also their Tuscan experience will become an open book for you. They will make your perfect stay happen. If you want to meet with other guests, the inner court or the communal area around the pool and poolhouse is the perfect place to meet and interact with other guests. Aperitif and guest tables will be organized to meet up and other guests and you will be surprised how many friends for live are made during these meetings ...
Podere Ferranesi is located in the heart of the 'Crete Senesi' area, a beautiful clay hills landscape that is an ideal starting point for discovering the southern part of Tuscany, including the famous Val d'Orcia district.
The guesthouse is located outside Asciano, close to the beautiful abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the charming hill top village of Chiusure, from which you can admire a breathtaking view of the entire territory. Another nearby village is San Giovanni d'Asso with its 'Museo del Tartufo' and the mysterious 'Bosco della Ragnaia' sculpture garden, from our friend Shepard Craig.
In the immediate surroundings of Podere Ferranesi you can find several famous cultural and historical places of interest. Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and even Siena are all within half an hour drive.
45 minutes scenic drive through the scenic Crete Siena landscape brings you to Siena. With its gothic influences, Siena is often recognized as the most beautiful town in Tuscany. Twice a year its famous medieval square, the "Piazza del Campo", is the venue of the colorful "Palio", a very characteristic bareback horse race held almost without fail since the mid-1600s.
Florence, at 1.5 hours drive, is justifiably called "the capital of arts". According to statistics produced by UNESCO, 60% of the world's most important works of art are located in Italy and about half of them are in Florence. It is a stunning medieval town divided by two parts by the Arno River that flows from the Apennines through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea. Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures.
Hot springs can be found in Rapolano Terme (20 ') or Bagno Vignoni (35'), or you can go to the hot springs in the woods from Bagno San Filippo (white ditch) at 45 'drive.
Cortona and Arezzo are both about 40 minutes 'drive, while outlets for the shoppers can be found in Val di Chiana (20') or 'the mall' in Leccio Regello with all its designer brands at one hour fifteen minutes drive. And then naturally Montalcino (Brunello) and Montepulciano (Wine Nobile) with lots of wineries, both at about 40 'drive.
Rita and Johny, moved away from Belgium in 2000 looking for more quality in their lives. They discovered Tuscany and after a first start-up from an agriturism near Montepulciano, they continued their dream of starting a new company in 2006. Now they are renting out exclusive properties in the Val d'Orcia, with top service and food. Rita can serve you delicious food, while Johny is there to help you with all the rest.
Their aim at the properties they rent, is very simple: 'to offer you a home away from home'.
Through the years they turned hospitality into an art, mostly appreciated by the guests who already had the pleasure to stay with them ...Get the full listing »