A noble castle surrounded by quintessential Tuscan scenery
The Castelnuovo Tancredi Estate represents luxury living in an authentic area of Tuscany, spreading over 600 hectares of rolling hills in the Montalcino area of the famous Siena region. This exclusive aristocratic castle underwent extensive renovation over a period of two years; however, it still preserves the charm and tradition of a historical property that dates from 1315.
The property is surrounded by 8 hectares of vineyards and extensive cereal areas for oil production. Castelnuovo is a model of agrotourism as it maintains the unspoilt atmosphere created by the stone farmhouses and fully conserves nature by using organic agricultural methods.
The surrounding area is filled with oaks, farmland, olives and vineyards; therefore, guests are immersed in the traditional Tuscan landscape. This exclusive accommodation comprises a main villa and a tower. The castle grounds include extensive manicured lawns and a beautiful Italian-style rose garden.
Quintessentially Tuscan, the road leading to the entrance of the estate is flanked on each side by iconic cypress trees.
Guests are able to admire the breath-taking views of the charming countryside from their own private swimming pool. There is a pool gazebo and recliners to bask in the sun. There are various seating areas and also an al fresco dining table to gather with family and friends for a delicious meal.
Entering the castle, guests will be welcomed by an entrance hall with a stone fireplace, beamed ceilings and a reception throne that dates back to the 1500s. The ground floor features a dining room with an antique fireplace and a large table that can accommodate up to 16 guests. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a small sitting room.
Castelnuovo’s sleeping quarters comprise eleven bedrooms spread across the main villa with its attached tower and the nearby guest house. The main castle includes three master bedroom suites, four double bedrooms and one twin room. In the separate guest house there are three additional double en suite bedrooms.
The guest house is located in the surroundings of the main villa and is attached to the antique church. This two-storey house, suitable for six additional guests, features its own American-style open kitchen and two living rooms with fireplaces (one on each floor).
For the guests’ entertainment, they can choose to be active on the tennis court or learn about Tuscan cuisine. To take care of guests’ needs there are staff available round the clock.
Main villa (8 bedrooms)
3 Master Double bedroom suites with private en suite bathrooms with bath tub and shower
1 Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and large, modern shower (twin beds can be converted into a double bed)
On request only: a smaller bedroom with a single bed
1 Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with an antique bathtub and hand-held shower
On request only: a smaller bedroom/study with a single bed
1 Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath tub and shower
1 Double bedroom with single beds that can be made up as a king-sized bed (this bedroom shares a bathroom with the double room in front)
Tower accommodation on third floor
1 Double bedroom with two antique brass beds with en suite bathroom with tub/shower
Private living room with flat-screen TV
Guest house (3 bedrooms)
3 Double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms with tub and/or shower
Large American-style open kitchen, two living rooms with fireplaces
Things to do and see in the area:
Sightseeing in Florence, Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano and Lucca
Hot air ballooning over the Crete Siennese and departure from nearby town
Trekking through the countryside ‘the Francigena way’
Wine tastings and tours
Mountain bike excursions on the Eroica bike route through the Chianti countryside
In July and August there is the Palio horse race in Siena
• Closest shops/restaurants/banks are in Buonconvento: 4 km
• Easy day trips to Florence (1 ½ hrs), Siena (20 mins), Pienza (30 mins) and Montepulciano (40 mins)
• Great local restaurants in Pienza, Montalcino and Siena
• Nearest village/town: Buonconvento, 4 km; Montalcino, 10 km
• Nearest airport: Rome Fiumicino (2-hr drive), Pisa (2-hr drive)
• Nearest golf course: 27 km
• Nearest beach: 90 km
• Access to the castle is on a well-maintained and gated gravel road
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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