A rare gem of a property in an idyllic location. Macchione was built in 1817 as a hunting lodge. It lies between the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Orcia, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List as a region of outstanding natural beauty. The house is set in an unspoilt setting, where wild life is protected and development forbidden, still evoking the Arcadian paradise the original aristocratic owners sought to create on their ancestral lands. Its present owners rescued the building from dereliction to transform it into a villa of architectural distinction and exquisite refinement, blending modern comfort and optimal green energy ratings. It has underfloor heating and cooling with respect for its classical proportions and materials. The property is three kilometres from Buonconvento, a stop on the ancient pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome now listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Buonconvento has all the amenities of a modern town and a railway station offering easy links to Siena, Florence and Pisa. The area is ideal for horse-riding, walking, and cycling. A world-class Robert Trent Jones golf course, the premium wine lands of Montalcino, and some of Europe's finest thermal spas are within close reach.