If you imagine the farmhouses in Tuscany to be crumbling antiquities along the lines of “Bramasole” in Frances Mayes book, “Under the Tuscan Sun,” you will be more than pleasantly surprised to discover the updated appeal of the following farmhouses. Although retaining much of the Tuscan charm–stone walls, wooden beams and vine-covered terraces with panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside – these villas have been renovated to the highest contemporary standards and make ideal vacation homes.
Il Podere is a stunning sixteenth century brick farmhouse that has been fully renovated while maintaining its traditional charm. Set in the midst of gardens that contain over two hundred olive trees, this luxurious villa is a five minute drive from the picturesque Medieval village of Bargo Vignoni. There are six en suite bedrooms, a heated infinity pool, a sauna, hot tub and massage room and of course, beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside.
Nightly rental rate starts at 2395 € | Find out more here
Nestled into the hills on the coast above Forte dei Marmi, Villa Dida is a beautifully restored stone farmhouse surrounded by lush gardens and distant views of the sea. There are eight luxurious en suite bedrooms and an inviting swimming pool as well as a sauna and fitness area. Close to Lucca, Pisa, Portofino and Cinque Terre this fabulous villa is perfectly situated for excursions to the many beaches and charming towns nearby.
Nightly rental rate starts at 1895 € | Find out more here
Situated on a hilltop overlooking vineyards not far from Siena is Villa Pomina. A stone farmhouse whose walls date back 1000 years, this villa has been beautifully updated and includes four en suite bedrooms in the main house as well as another en suite bedroom in an annex which includes a second living room and kitchen which is used for cooking classes. With a large swimming pool, a private gym and a sauna and jacuzzi, this villa is the perfect retreat.
Nightly rental rate starts at 1040 € | Find out more here
Villa del Gaiole
Villa del Gaiole sits on a hilltop in the town of Gaiole near Siena. This four hundred year old stone farmhouse has been fully renovated with five en suite bedrooms, a central courtyard and large infinity pool. Although offering all the modern comforts, it retains much of its original charm including the original stone fireplace in the living room and wooden beams.
Nightly rental rate starts at 1595 € | Find out more here
Whichever villa you choose you’re sure to love the blend of contemporary and traditional amenities that embody the best of Tuscany’s many charms.
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