The Country House Ardene provides its guests with high level services in a magical, peaceful and unforgettable atmosphere.
The 7 bedroom, 7 bath villa is located in Montepulciano and due to its unexpected, innovative and welcoming accommodation facilities it is one of the most exclusive farmhouses of this area.
It is a country house in ancient stone and its origins date back to the medieval times. Ardene is the ideal location for reaching the old city of Montepulciano in a short time, walking or biking across the green country.
Montepulciano is the town where the poet Poliziano was born and it rises on the top of the hill which is just behind the villa. From the estate the so called “Pearl of the Sixteenth Century” shows to the guests its real and intact Renaissance aspect.
Thanks to its position Ardene is an excellent base for touring also the nearby hill towns of Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, such as Montalcino, Pienza, Monticchiello, Chiusi, Cortona. Other towns like Siena, San Gimignano, Firenze, Arezzo and Trasimeno Lake, Perugia and Assisi in the green Umbria are easily reachable.
The owners use the products from their local farming (vegetables, honey, poultry, fruit etc) to prepare delicious meals on request.
Distances: The nearest village is Montepulciano at 900 mt Montepulciano (reachable on foot) and the nearest food shop and bus stop are only 600 mt away.
At guests' disposal: The houses where the guests will spend their holiday are absorbed in the green of the typical Tuscan landscape. In the well-kept park you can admire stately secular trees such as the oaks, the holm oaks and the cypresses that sink their roots under a soft carpet of lawn crossed by paths paved with great smooth stones that will accompany you in silent places, panoramic and with thousands of flowers and bushes. Just below the main house there is a barbecue corner with pizza oven equipped with tables and chairs for dining "al fresco".
In the garden just below the houses there is a suggestive rocky swimming pool (6x12 mt - depth 2,5 mt; open from May until the end of September) surrounded by the hilly lawn of the olive trees.
Ardene is absorbed in the most absolute silence, you can contemplate the view of Montepulciano and the valley. The villa also offers air conditioning (in all the bedrooms except Taverna and Bambi - A/C not available in the dining room either). The house is equipped with satellite tv as well as wifi internet connection. There is ample space for parking, up to 8 cars and the 500 meters of the drive are a dirt track in good condition. On request, the owners can provide a baby bed or an extra single bed for total of 17 sleeping spaces.
Extra Services: The following services can be arranged by the owners for an additional fee: Buffet breakfast (grand buffet), lunch and dinner, wine tasting, daily domestic help, change of linen, cooking classes, local products to buy on spot, trekking and guided tours, educational farm, spas, and massages.
Villa Ardene is composed by 2 buildings, a main villa and a dependance, each offering several suites/apartments.
The furniture (all in solid walnut and chestnut wood) have been skilfully restored thoroughly in its original style. Each bathroom is a real example of luxury and elegance: we have used natural stones and mosaics, the Bisazza’s mosaics and gems, handmade Greek frets painted by prestigious craftsmen. The chandeliers have been made in Murano, near Venice. The old doors in cypress and nut wood have been well restored as well as the main entrance made of walnut and cherry wood tracing back to 1700.
Every suite and apartment has an exclusive fireplace designed by expert craftsmen with stones and ancient juniper trunks.
Air conditioning (in all the bedrooms except Taverna and Bambi - A/C not available in the dining room either).
Entrance from the garden only: apartment BAMBI – living area with kitchen corner, triple bedroom (1 double plus a single bed), ensuite bathroom with shower;
Entrance from the garden: dining room with large window panes and view on Montepulciano, tables and chairs; kitchen at the guests' disposal (oven, professional dishwasher, 6 gas hobs, microwave, coffe maker, mixer).
Basement floor, entered from the garden: living room with fireplace (TAVERNA DEL FAGIOLO MAGICO);
From the garden, apartment LA SIRENETTA: living area with kitchen corner, triple bedroom (1 double plus a single bed), ensuite batrhoom with Jacuzzi tub.
From the garden, suite PICCOLO PRINCIPE: double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower.
Laundry room with washer, iron and ironing board (available to the renters on request).
On the upper floor of the main villa, accessed only from the garden, Reception and owner's apartment – this is used only when the renters require the presence of the owners during the stay.
Accessed only from the garden, apartment MILLE E UNA NOTTE: living room with fireplace, (table – chairs and sofa) with kitchen corner, bathroom with shower, double bedroom with fireplace and ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
Accessed from the garden, suite LA BELLA E LA BESTIA: double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
Accessed from the garden, triple suite (1 double plus a single bed) ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE with ensuite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub) – internally connected single bedroom GATTO CON GLI STIVALI (extra bed available on request – free of charge).