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“Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Haunting beauty, rustic charm and excellent value. A must is their five day wine, yoga and pasta retreat.”

“Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Haunting beauty, rustic charm and excellent value. A must is their five day wine, yoga and pasta retreat.”

Hotel Review

Charlotte Horton's south Tuscan castle, tucked away in a secret valley off the beaten track, is a real find. A maison d'hote full of antiques and family charm, this magnificent castle reeks of history. Guests eat together and can join cooking and wine weekends and courses. Great value, haunting beauty, total relaxation in good company.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Foodies heaven- River Café chef Avinash Kumar flies in to teach cooking classes and Emily O'Hare takes care of the wine.
  • Total relaxation
  • The perfect retreat to refresh and recharge, yoga in the mornings, cooking in the afternoon and wine in the evenings.
 

Written by James Dunford Wood

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • Foodies heaven- River Café chef Avinash Kumar flies in to teach cooking classes and Emily O'Hare takes care of the wine.
  • Total relaxation
  • The perfect retreat to refresh and recharge, yoga in the mornings, cooking in the afternoon and wine in the evenings.
  • Other Activities
  • Unwind in the hot springs and spas of Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni or Bagni San Fillippo.
  • Great walks
  • Wander around working organic farm, filled with vineyards and olive groves.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the nearby medieval towns of Pitigliano, Sorano and Siena.
  • Wine tasting
  • Sample wines from the surrounding area.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast only.
  • Quiet
  • Wedding license
  • Free wifi
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Owner managed
  • Romantic
  • Charming
  • Exclusive use
  • Traditional
  • Child friendly
  • Self catering
  • Boutique
  • B+B

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Free parking on site
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge applies
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast only.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool.
  • Library
  • Wedding license
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Meeting Room
  • No pets
  • Free wifi
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Games room
  • Wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Garden

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Unwind in the hot springs and spas of Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni or Bagni San Fillippo.
  • Great walks
  • Wander around working organic farm, filled with vineyards and olive groves.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the nearby medieval towns of Pitigliano, Sorano and Siena.
  • Wine tasting
  • Sample wines from the surrounding area.

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Other Reviews

The Wine Sense Retreat

"Sun salutations at dawn. A bedroom in a recently restored Tuscan castle with Etruscan foundations. Wine, and risotto, pasta, gelati..."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

This Tuscan Retreat Combines Wine, Pasta and Yoga

"The retreat is the perfect opportunity for travelers to soak in the pleasures of Tuscan wine and gastronomy while actively "restoring balance."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

Wine Sense Retreat

"You can enjoy long hikes amid the ancient olive groves overlooking Monta Amiata, before returning to the castle for afternoon masterclasses in risotto- and pasta-making, and Tuscan pork butchery."

Originally published by Harpers Bazaar (view article)