Price EUR 1.150.000
Sales Category ready to move in
Dimensions The house has a surface of approximately 259 sqm, with another 81sqm at lower-ground level, currently used as storage. The property sits in 5,400sqm of private grounds.
Location Click here for location map
Rental Potential Special Umbria currently rents out Villa Vergelle successfully for short-term holiday lets and is delighted to continue doing so with the new owner.
Building project Click here
Sleeps 6-8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
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Villa Vergelle

This is the unique combination between traditional country side living and modern design.

This modern, contemporary villa in the refurbished shell of a former farm building is located in the world-famous Val d’Orcia in Tuscany. The restoration was carried out under Special Umbria management and completed in July 2012. The result is a unique property with a barn-style exterior and an industrial, minimal yet welcoming interior.

The design details draw inspiration from around the world, with subtle nods to Morocco and the vast barns of America. A comfortable combination of complementary textures and finishes includes concrete floors, Tadelakt bathrooms, iron and wood and large windows and doors. The simple layout creates an easy flow through the property and an indoor-outdoor ethos that is perfectly in tune with the relaxing vibe of the house. 

The villa sits in the middle of a large, mature garden framed by tall cypress trees and old oaks and pines. The 12mx6m pool sits on a terrace just below the house, accessed by elegant steps down through lavender beds, while the spacious pool surround is perfect for sunbathing.

The lower-ground level with direct access to the back garden and pool area can be further upgraded.

Villa Vergelle is also a successful rental property, securing an average of 24 weeks a year, making it an excellent investment. 

Villa Vergelle has been publicated (cover) in Urlaubsarchitektur book 2019, the Magazine Country Living in October 2014, Bo Bedre (April 2014), Mad & Bolig (September 2014), DentroCASA (may 2016), El País Semanal (May 2017) and Casamia (september 2017).



There are three ensuite bedrooms, two of which are doubles. The third has two sets of beautiful, handcrafted wooden bunk beds, sleeping four in total; this bedroom can be easily turned into a third double-bedroom.


The three en-suite shower rooms are made in smooth Moroccan tadelakt. Each has a toilet and high-quality fixtures and fittings. The main bedroom also has a spectacular, semi-enclosed bathtub. There is a separate WC on the ground floor.


The high-spec kitchen is handcrafted in aged timber and sits in the middle of the 100msq living space. A central island contains the hob, and a double-sided fireplace divides the space from the dining area.

Living room

The broken-plan 100 sqm living space has a dining area at one end. With doors to the garden and a long table that comfortably seats 10, it is perfect for cosy family meals and entertaining, alike. The kitchen occupies the central part of the room while the other end is the sitting area with a big sofa, the TV and plenty of space to relax.

Other rooms

There is a utility room next to the kitchen and a WC on the same floor, while on the lower-ground floor is the laundry room with a garden door. At this lower-ground floor level is also a large storage area that is currently used for housing technical equipment. This space is currently left at builder's finished state and can be further upgraded remaining secondary areas.



The house sits in the middle of a large, fenced garden, which is framed by tall, mature pine, oak and cypress trees. The house itself has double doors to outdoor lounge areas at both ends, perfect for al fresco dining, relaxing and entertaining. The large lawn is perfect for kicking a ball about. The pool (12m x 6m) is just below the house.


The house is hooked up to the electricity grid and mains water supply. It has a coil fan system that provides both heating and the air conditioning.



Other features

Direct environment

The property is accessed via a well-maintained gravel road. There are other farmhouses in the surrounding area but Villa Vergelle offers guaranteed privacy without feeling remote.

Property Management

Currently, Villa Vergelle is managed exclusively by Special Umbria. Please contact us for further details.


The mentioned price is the last asking sales price for the property in its current state, excluding furniture, before the property was committed to be sold early February 2022. All furniture present stays in the property; current and new short-term rental commitments are honored by the new owner. Extra building allowance might be granted only upon presentation of a project to public authorities and pending their approval. It is possible to add extra pergolas in wood or iron attached to the house and/or in the garden.


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Villa Vergelle is in the middle of Val d’Orcia, a stunning UNESCO world heritage site that extends through the Tuscan hills. Many hilltop towns, renowned for their beauty, are close by, including Montalcino, which is famous for its wines, and Pienza, known for its cheese and incredible Renaissance architecture. Siena, Montepulciano, also known for its wine, and other well-known Tuscan towns are within half an hour’s drive, while the beach at Grosseto is an hour away. There is a good local bar and restaurant just a minute’s walk from the house that is perfect for lunch or dinner or an ice cream. Basic shopping can be done in Torrenieri (4 km) or Buonconvento (15 km).


Air The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (100km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Florence [FLR] (114km); Pisa [PSA] (157km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (210km); and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (230km). Train The train station in Siena is approximately 40 km away where the international train station of Chiusi-Chianciano Terme is at approximately 50 km. Car rental is available at both stations. Road The motorway exit closest to the property is at Bettolle (42 km) on A1-autostrada del Sole between Rome and Florence.


Villa Vergelle is close to several towns and cities in both Tuscany and Umbria that are steeped in culture and full of fabulous shops, restaurants and an abundance of art, including: Montalcino (14km); Pienza (22km); Siena (43km); Castiglione del Lago (60km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (69km); Arezzo (70km); the beach at Grosseto (86km); Orvieto (95km); and Florence (116km).

Leisure & activities

The beach in Grosseto, Monte Argentario, is a one hour drive from the villa (68 km).



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