Cortile del Pozzo

Buonconvento, Siena
+39 331 6285955

A lofty two-storey family apartment in a house on a former Tuscan estate sharing tennis court, pool, and some of the finest views in Italy


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Bask by the pool as you gaze on a 15th-century landscape: tall cypresses, soft hills, and medieval Montalcino in the distance. Here, just minutes from hilltop Buonconvento, is a historic farm complex housing five holiday homes, the largest of which is the granary.

Off a vast gravel courtyard you find a pleasing restoration: a farmhouse kitchen, a big beamed living room, one bedroom down and the rest up, and a loggia for lunches in the shade. Decorated with nothing too precious to worry about, it is charming, authentic, and perfect for families.

Stock up at Buonconvento’s weekly market and immerse yourself in real Italy. Return to the private garden: the apartments’ outside spaces are separated by high hedges. You’ll probably spend hours roaming outside; the setting could not be lovelier.

Cortile del Pozzo - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The undulating, Giotto-esque panorama
  • The easy-going comfort of a family-friendly home
  • Relaxing in the large and lovely sitting/dining room - with a fire in winter
Cortile del Pozzo - Gallery

You should know

  • Pool and tennis court are shared with 4 neighbouring apartments (and 3 in a further building)
  • Outdoor dining in the courtyard and the private garden is for guests of this property only


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Children over 6 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurant 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €300
Weekly price
from €2100
Damage deposit
Cleaning fee, €145.
1 House for 8
From €3006 beds4 bedrooms


We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. I know you put a lot of effort into sharing nuggets with your guests that will help them have the most authentic experience - I can't tell you how much we appreciate that! Your thoughtfulness and help were unlike anything we've seen in renting (the wine, the day trip suggestions, the restaurant arrangements, the bocce balls, and on and on…). We had wonderful day trips to Orvieto, Sienna, Florence, biking in Chianti, etc., We visited Casale di Bibbiano on our last day, but only wish we had done that earlier in the week so that we could have taken a cooking class there!


As soon as we walked into the home were were very impressed with the spacious living area which opens into the garden and the charming typical Tuscan furnishings and furnishings. The home is located in an idyllic situation for people looking to relax in complete peace surrounded by beautiful trees. Yet in just few minutes driving we could easily reach the pretty village of Buonconvento which has an excellent selection of restaurant and wine bars with little shops, market etc like a village that time had forget but was all the better for it. A special thanks to Julie and Barrie.

Gemma, Domaso

We spent a wonderful family holiday in a charming villa Cortile del Pozzo surrounded by beautiful Tuscany. The attentiveness and helpfulness of our host couple Barrie and Julie even before our arrival, and the care of our hostess Emma on the spot, warmed our minds and completed the success of our holiday perfectly! I can happily recommend this to anyone who needs a quiet and comfortable place to spend their holiday :-)


Just had two weeks at this amazing place . It accommodated all 6 of us quite comfortably . With lots of room . We really enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings , listen to the birds and watching for deer . So beautiful and quite , yet not to far from amenities . Very convenient for Siena and Florence and many more lovely hill top villages . Lots of good restaurants and places to eat too . So a very big thank you to our amazing friends Barrie and Julie for letting us stay here .Ps Barrie and Julie also have an excellent knowledge of anything you want to know . All you have to do is ask

Lea and Jeff

We stayed here recently for a Valentine Day treat for my wife. The villa is beautiful. Even in late February we will able to sit in the courtyard and enjoy lunch with the amazing view of the rolling hills and in the afternoon in the garden under the pergola. The villa is well appointed with an excellent kitchen and pantry and the owner had left us a lovely bottle of Tuscan wine from Montalcino to enjoy on arrival. The estate is so quiet and tranquil, we hope to return in the summer to take advantage of the pool! A special mention of Barrie and Julie who could not be more accommodating.


A lovely, easy-going place to stay with its big lofty rooms, especially the living area, and a large, well-equipped kitchen. Also makes a great base for exploring this stunning region

Lois, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

South of Siena is the Val d’Orcia, a spectacularly beautiful area of Italy. Ask the owners to rent you mountain bikes: the biking and hiking are superb. You can walk (1.4km) to the immaculate Villa Casali di Bibbiano winery, or drive to Montalcino for wine tasting. Should you prefer craft beers, burgers and pizza, the TNT pub is right by Buonconvento. This delightful old walled town comes to life throughout the year, especially at Carnival in February, the Eroica cycle race in April and the Mille Miglia classic car tour which passes through the village in May. The Sagra street food and wine carnival takes place in late September. Golf retreat Castiglione del Bosco is just a short drive.

Local points of interest from Barrie Webb

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  • Buonconvento with it's lovely village centre, awarded the status of one of Italy's finest villages is just a 6 minute drive from the home. Great local atmosphere, restaurants, bars, shops, fruit and veg, deli's, supermaket, butchers and weekly market.
  • Our guests love dining in the private garden with its ample space, alfresco dining in the courtyard with that wonderful countryside view or cooling off at the pool. The more adventurous can work up an appetite with a game of tennis here at the residence!
  • The Eroica cycle race takes places every spring time through the village. Miglia mille classic car race takes place in May, not to be missed!
  • The 5 star deluxe hotel and golf retreat Castiglion del Bosco, is only 10 minutes from the house; enjoy lunch or dinner and a round of golf. Casili restaurant and winery is just a 10 minute walk.
  • Montalcino with it's famous Brunello is just a short drive from the home, we will be delighted to arrange a visit to wineries. Pienza for Pecorino and Bagno Vignoni spa are two of many other pretty villages we will be happy to recommend well worth a visit.


Barrie Webb

Drawn to the beauty of Tuscany and the authenticity of nearby Buonconvento, Barrie and Julie bought the apartment in early 2019. They moved to Italy several years ago, when they started a holiday rental business. Guests will be welcomed by someone local.