Casa Pinsent

Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy
“L” for Luxurious Restoration

Rescued from the ravages of abandonment, this former farmstead was reconfigured into a classic villa for rent in Tuscany at the hands of an Italian interior designer and her husband. No strangers to architectural preservation, the couple located the home’s original drawings in the local archives and riffed artfully on their theme, melding rural rusticity with contemporary polish, balancing exquisitely restored historical elements with a modern design vision.

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An L-shaped agricultural building dominating a dramatic, boulder-studded hilltop in Tuscany, this property was brought back from ruin by Rome-based interior designer Ilaria Miani and her husband, Giorgio. The couple have dedicated the last two decades to breathing new life into dozens of Italy’s abandoned architectural gems, and this now-luxurious former farmstead is evidence of their expertise and dedication. 

What first captivates Miani are a neglected building’s faded glories. They guide the restorations—elements such as a sagging handhewn crossbeam or a lasting piece of colored plaster. In the case of Casa Pinsent, the villa’s agricultural soul spoke volumes. The farm’s stony exterior was completely restored, including its massive exterior stone staircases. Today, the farm’s pastures are filled by a generous infinity pool and neatly landscaped gardens, and panoramic views extend in every direction over the quilted valley. Guests can enjoy a pick-your-own herb, flower and vegetable garden, and the alfresco dining terraces have been sturdily rebuilt using ancient stones from Arezzo’s town plaza. The old farm still offers unobstructed views onto the cultivated gold and green hills. 

More refined than rural now, the home’s interior offers a luxurious, country estate ambiance. Walls of matte plaster in velvety neutral tones are a soothing backdrop for stately, elegant furnishings, both antique and contemporary. Generous hearths reveal the villa’s humble farmhouse origins, and a timeless country kitchen features updated modern appliances and direct access to two spacious patios created for dining and entertaining.

Read more about designer Ilaria Miani here.


AROUND

Occupying a commanding position on a rocky hilltop, this villa for rent in Tuscany offers a panoramic view over the Orcia Valley from its three landscaped acres. The scenic village of Contignano, a quick 5 minutes’ drive away, is a timeless Tuscan hilltop community with red-tiled rooftops and a few hundred stalwart inhabitants operating a handful of commercial enterprises including the town butcher, baker, grocer and even a pecorino cheese maker. 

Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage region in 2004 for its unrivaled beauty, and this home is pure Tuscany—land of rolling hills, roads lined with towering cypress trees, and medieval and Renaissance villages rising from every crest in the landscape. The region extends from Siena to Monte Amiata, and also contains the DOC wine regions of Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, as well as the cities of Siena, Perugia, Assisi and Florence. 

Villages soaring from hilltops offer markets, tasting rooms, artisanal studios and delicious trattorias, cafes, and restaurants. Wine and gastronomy tours are a favorite activity in the area, as are cycling tours. Equestrian opportunities are available, architectural and historic visits abundant, and the region also offers plenty of walking and hiking options along regional footpaths.


LOCATION

Casellaccia, Val d’Orcia, Tuscany. Nearest airports: Perugia, Florence


BEST TIME TO VISIT: March to October

 
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Casa Pinsent
Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy
A Classic Tuscan Hilltop Haven

Rescued from the ravages of abandonment, this former farmstead was reconfigured into a classic Tuscan villa at the hands of an Italian interior designer and her husband.

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Overview Outdoor pizza oven and barbecue; vegetable garden. Included in the rental: English-speaking rep welcoming guests, final cleaning, bed and bath linen change for stays longer than one week, heating and air conditioning, power, water, wifi, firewood. Extra pool and hot tub heating will be charged on consumption at market price.
TV 2 Smart TVs
Air Conditioning In all bedrooms
Heating Underfloor heating; pool and hot tub heating system
Kitchen Kitchen accommodates up to 18 guests. Fully equipped
Internet Throughout the house
Hot Tub Outdoor - heating through dedicated boiler or solar panels
Washer In laundry room
Pool Solar infinity pool (20 x 4 m) with jetstream and vanishing edge
Dryer In laundry room
Indoor Fireplace Yes
Smoking Allowed Yes
Suitable for Events Event fee: €3000 up to 60 guests, €4000 between 60-150 guests
Bedrooms 8
Bed Type 2 twins, 5 doubles, and a lofted bedroom with sofa bed, 1 double and 2 singles
Kitchen Kitchen accommodates up to 18 guests. Fully equipped
Bathrooms 8
Accommodates 19
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly Pets welcome with prior notification
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 4:00PM
Check-Out 10:00AM
Sec. Deposit €2500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Strict50
The guest will receive a refund if the booking is canceled within 24 hours of making the reservation (grace period). After that, the 50% deposit payment is non-refundable. The final payment is due 60 days before arrival day and after that is non-refundable.

BoutiqueHomes service fee is refundable in line with the booking cancellation policy, minus a 3.25% credit card transaction fee which is non-refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Owner Cancellation Fee €10
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