Staying in Podere Pietreta for a recent long weekend in Tuscany made our visit even more special. We stayed in the Lavanda room and it was clean, cozy and full of natural charm from the region. The nights were still a bit cool, and it was nice to see that the heat was fully functioning. The groundskeeper was very friendly and helpful, and a delicious picnic basket of cakes and coffee were delivered every morning to our doorstep. A beautiful place to just walk out the door and explore nature, and well situated to take day trips to surrounding areas like Montalcino and Montepulciano. The owner was also very accommodating to our last minute requests. Definitely stay here if you get the chance!
We give it a 4.5 and not a 5 because it was lacking a few basic amenities, such as proper drinking glasses / wine glasses (we are in Tuscany afterall)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere Pietreta is a large, old house from the eighteenth-century, entirely in stone, that was recently the subject of a careful and passionate restoration, maintaining the particular architectural qualities of the structure and using only original materials.The estate is positioned on a hill, in a position of exceptional beauty within the natural and artistic park of Val d'Orcia, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The farmhouse, 500m above sea level, dominates the hills that slope towards the plane: from here you can admire a vast natural setting, from Monte Cetona to the cliffs of San Casciano, from the rock of Celle sul Rigo to the slopes of Monte Amiata.A park of three hectares surrounds Podere Pietreta. Under the shade of large oaks, there is a panoramic swimming pool with a Roman staircase (6x12m).There are 3 inviting apartments and two double bedrooms that are available for guests - of varying sizes - and a beautiful independent house - also in stone - newly restored; there is a warm and refined atmosphere, the residences are elegantly furnished with furniture from the era.The apartments are all on the ground level and have a private entrance; for each of these, there is a private space with a large umbrella, table, chairs and barbecue. Each apartment is located on one of the three sides of the farmhouse, ensuring that guests have complete privacy. ... more less