Take a break in the lush green valley below the charming medieval town of Castiglione d'Orcia with its imposing castle. You find Podere le Muline to be a very charming place in distinctly peaceful surroundings. You can walk through the woods to the picturesque little town of Bagni Vignoni, which since the Middle Ages has been known for its hot springs. It is only possible to cross the little bridge over the stream when it is not raining.
The only thing disturbing the peace here is the noise of the birdsong and the babbling water from the nearby river. All this invites total relaxation and walks in untouched nature. The last 2000 metres to the house passes a dirt track road of rather poor quality which is passable at a slow speeds.
The apartments are well furnished in a sober rustic style, and the only complaint is that there is sometimes too much furniture. All apartments are equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, DVD player and kitchen facilities with a four burner hob, an oven and a fridge. Each apartment also has a table, chairs, a beach umbrella and two deck chairs by the pool, and the apartments on the ground floor also have a table and chairs outside the front door.
NB. For the first few years this beautiful place suffered from bad caretakers, but it has thankfully changed completely now and the standard is very good.
Read about the apartments at Podere le Muline