Podere "Coltorto", only a few miles east of the A1 autostrada, is set on the unspoilt Tuscan/Umbrian border south of Siena where one can enjoy the views of the beautiful surrounding landscape of the Lake of Chiusi. Guests staying at Coltorto have an ideal base to easily explore the hill towns and natural beauty of southern Tuscany and Umbria, and to experience rural Italian life in an area practically unaffected by tourism. With the renovation of this delightful farmhouse we have created two independent units, one for each floor, offering the possibility to rent just the ground floor (for 6 guests), or the two floors together (for 10 people) and have the exclusive use of the grounds and the pool (5 meters wide and 12 meters long) set amongst herbs bushes and olive trees, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Originally a large farmhouse inhabited by a farmer's family, the building was divided into two sections. We converted our section of the building into two apartments, while the other half of the farmhouse was restored by friends of ours; a wrought iron gate divides the grounds between the two sections and the two properties are totally separate. In carrying out the restoration of Coltorto, we have drawn upon our extensive experience in the vacation rental field. The restoration respects the original use of space combined with a very attentive use of light and colour. Interior furnishings are comfortable and in lovely taste, and the grounds are well landscaped. There is a patio for al fresco dining and a shady pergola to relax around the pool with wonderful views.