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“Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Eight rooms and four apartments are filled with period furnishings, paintings and vintage bath tubs. Come here for haunting beauty and rustic charm. ”

“Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Eight rooms and four apartments are filled with period furnishings, paintings and vintage bath tubs. Come here for haunting beauty and rustic charm. ”

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. The eight rooms and four apartments are decorated with panache and period style whilst remaining in keeping with this ancient property. Guests can join cooking and wine weekends and courses, all the better for sampling some of the award-winning vintages that are produced on site. The castello is set amid acres of beautiful grounds and the owners are on hand to advise on the best walks or ambles to make the most of the stunning scenery. Breakfast is a self service affair provided in the old castle canteen, but that means that there's no strict timing here — if you want a lie in, you have one! The last important feature is the lovely pool set amid olive trees above the property; perfect for a cooling dip after a day's exploring or even better for a lazy day with a good book. Haunting beauty and total relaxation in good company.

Recommended for
  • 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

  • Total relaxation
  • The perfect retreat to refresh and recharge, yoga in the mornings, cooking in the afternoon and wine in the evenings.
  • Wine tasting
  • Enjoy the fabulous wines produced on site and sample wines from the surrounding area
  • 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
  • Child friendly
  • Children under 3 stay for free. Rooms can accommodate one extra bed
  • Good wine list
  • The property produces its own award winning vintages
  • Self catering
  • There are four self catering apartments
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast only
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Wedding license
  • Free wifi
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Romantic
  • Charming
  • Exclusive use
  • Traditional
  • Boutique
  • B+B

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Children under 3 stay for free. Rooms can accommodate one extra bed
  • Good wine list
  • The property produces its own award winning vintages
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool set amid olive trees above the castle
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge applies
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast only
  • Wedding license
  • Games room
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Meeting Room
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden

Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • Enjoy the fabulous wines produced on site and sample wines from the surrounding area
  • 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

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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)