Discretion, taste and refinement are the key characteristics of this family guesthouse, much appreciated by a discerning (and returning) clientele that enjoys civilized living in this peaceful, bucolic setting.
A manicured gravel drive leads past the lawn, with its rose beds and cypress trees, to the main buildings, which include the remains of two 15thC military towers. From a covered terrace, where breakfast is improved by views of miles of open countryside, a broad-arched entrance leads to the open-plan ground floor of the main villa. Within, the usual starkness of the Tuscan style, has been softened by the use of muted tones in the wall colours and fabrics. Comfortable furniture abounds without cluttering the spacious, airy quality of the public areas. Upstairs, in the bedrooms, floral wallpaper and subdued lighting create a balmy, relaxed atmosphere. There are no intrusive phone calls or blaring televisions.
Even the refined like a swim; but for those who consider swimming pools raucous, there is a soothing water garden. Cookery courses are organised here at certain times of the year, and it's possible to visit the winery and sample some of the wines produced here: award–winning Chianti Classico, IGT, a Chianti Riserva and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.