Villa Donati, Montestigliano, Siena

Sleeps 14

A distinguished villa on the beautiful Montestigliano estate

Property summary

Sleeps 14

6 twin or double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms. 3 shower rooms, 1 bathroom, extra WC.

Location: Siena and surroundings

This property rents from Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Simple shop/restaurant in Orgia 2 km

  • Shops, bars and restaurants in Rosia, 5 kms away

  • Excellent walking and riding country

  • River swimming and an 18-hole golf course nearby

  • Siena 15 kms, Florence airport 80 kms or 1 1/2 hrs., Pisa airport 2 hours
  • Villa Donati is a distinguished villa forming part of the extensive Montestigliano estate of 3.000 acres just south west of Siena. Situated in exceptionally picturesque countryside, Montestigliano has all the characteristics of the classic Tuscan Great Estate: avenues of cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and neat, cultivated fields. Other farmhouses on the estate have been converted for holiday use. The villa has large, nobly proportioned rooms with high, beamed, decorated ceilings and antique furniture.


    Entrance is into the large dining hall with a round table and interesting eighteenth century paintings. Three tall arches at the far end lead to a large shower-room with a washing machine. Leading off the hall is a twin bedroom that accesses a single bedroom, a kitchen with a huge fireplace and ancient Siena marble sink, a small breakfast room, an elegant sitting room and a second single bedroom. Another door leads to the larder and wine cellar. A wide travertine staircase leads to the mezzanine floor with a small twin bedroom and a shower room. On the first floor: a shower room and a corridor leading into a tall, elegantly furnished drawing room with a decorated ceiling and working fireplace. Off this room are a twin bedroom and three double bedrooms, two of which can be made up as a twin. Up a few more steps of the main staircase are a bathroom and an extra room with WC and washbasin. The rear door of the villa from the reception hall, leads to a secluded garden with wonderful views.

    Local area

    There are two large swimming pools shared by guests at the main villa and the farmhouses. Both have ample sun furniture and extensive views across the countryside as far as Siena. The pool nearest the villa is reserved for people who want peace and quiet. The estate buildings form a small complex with some farmhouses and agricultural buildings in a beautiful position on top of a hill, with extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Wide, sandy floored cypress lined avenues traverse the forested hills of the estate, often terminating in belvederes at the most impressive viewpoints.
    Although many of the stone benches which once flanked the avenues have gone, enough still remain to provide resting places on your walks down these romantic remnants of a more leisured era. Through the tangled woodlands, across the cultivated plain below, one can see Siena and the Chianti hills in the distance, and there is a rare abundance of wild flowers and animals. Wine, olive oil and other farm produce is for sale and guests are very welcome to watch or join in with agricultural activities.


    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Available on request
    Meals in homes or estate dining room on request
    Children's equipment
    Pushchair, changing mat, baby bath, gate, rocker available.
    Ceramics, cookery and art courses for adults and children
    Coffee Maker
    Italian and French press coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request and done in the Montestigliano kitchen
    Event organizing
    Estate staff can help pre-arrange weddings and other organized events.
    Extra cleaning
    on request
    Available on request
    Final cleaning included
    In the kitchen and first floor living room
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished garden
    Hair dryer
    Central Heating (extra)
    Home-grown produce
    Estate olive oil available for sale, as well as other local products in the Estate shop
    Horse riding
    Internet access
    WiFi available around estate and near swimming pools, as well as in the Villa
    Iron and Ironing board
    Pets welcome
    Pets are welcome in low and mid seasons only and never allowed at the pool
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided, but guests must go to the office and request the number they need.
    Restaurant nearby
    Small restaurant on the estate
    Swimming pool
    2 shared swimming pools: A 'quiet pool' (16 x 6.5 m) not suitable for children and a 'family pool' (15x 7.5 m). Both have diving boards and sun loungers.
    TV and DVD player
    Transport and tours
    Available on request via the estate manager
    Washing machine
    Workshop and conference space
    Available in the Granaione
    The gently worn colours of the facade of the Villa testify to its age.
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    L.B., N.F. and friends, UK
    Date of stay: 31 May 2014

    We are members of a social dance group and 12 of us stayed here a few weeks ago. This is the second time we have stayed there and it is a wonderful place. Tuscany is beautiful and this villa is in the middle of all this beauty. It is exactly what we were expecting from a Tuscan villa. Rustic feel; amazing family who own it and the manager Francesco is a wonderful host for anyone staying there. He is most attentive and looks after everyone. The views first thing in the morning over the valley are stunning, especially as the mist clears. We were very lucky and the weather was superb.

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