About Podere Uliveto
Here’s the problem: the adults fancy a stylish podere in Italy, but the kids blanch at the quaint idea of a farmhouse estate. And here’s the solution: Podere Uliveto.
This grand farmhouse and large Umbrian country estate has a history stretching back 300 years. Its sophisticated old world charms are set amid tranquil rolling hills. And before the younger generation start to moan let’s quickly mention the sauna, spa, cinema room, old stables that have been transformed into a huge play area, trampolines, table tennis, toys, private soccer field, forest and small lake that’s just waiting to be explored.
Now we’re talking! Podere Uliveto is the centrepiece of seven hectares of olive groves, vineyards, forests and open fields. Dramatic views of the imposing Apenine Mountains of southern Tuscany, and the peaks of Monte Amiata, are available from its terraces and windows.
The flexible accommodation of this estate consists of a large main villa and two guest houses. A huge 15x5m pool is perfect for cooling off in or relaxing on the sunloungers that fringe it. There are several outdoor dining areas for al fresco family meals. Keep walking to the highest point of the estate to find a beautiful picnic area shaded by olive trees. As you tuck into the produce from the local market, and a vintage red or chilled white, you can enjoy together the incredible sunset over the whole of southern Tuscany. That’s a family holiday moment to remember.