Art Loft

  • Location: Countryside
    Closest bakery and shops: 2km (5 mins drive)
    Montalcino centre: 25km (30 mins drive)
    Charming Pienza: 14km (20 mins drive)
    Siena: 60km (1h drive)
  • Florence Airport (FLR): 115km (1h 20 mins drive)
    Perugia Airport (PEG): 90km (1h drive)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking

We love the contemporary space and the setting of the loft. It’s a rare find in Tuscany.
There is a 20 meter lap pool and a sauna to guarantee your utmost relaxation.

The owners are living on the property and with already 20 years in Tuscany they are happy to share a few of their best kept secrets...

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An introduction to Art Loft

How would you describe Art Loft in a nutshell?

Art Loft, a 2 (or 3 on request) bedroom holiday apartment of 240 sqm is built into a hangar in the middle of nature. The expansive views of San Giovanni D’Asso, south of Siena, Italy, are enticing and only enriched by the swimming pool and fishing pond. There is space for 4 to 6 guests. The former factory’ original soul is still around and was only enhanced by the last owner, an artist, who also created the current sculpture garden. For wellness, guests are invited the new sauna, placed into a container with views at Montelifré ruin.

What was your inspiration to leave Belgium and move to Tuscany?

The decision to leave Belgium was made as we wanted to change our way of life. We got into the hospitality business and first thought about going to France, but ended up in Italy. Here, everything turned out according to our expectations. We have a far higher quality of life here than we had in Belgium.

How did the idea for Art Loft as a holiday rental start?

It started a few years ago. We saw an opportunity to create a completely different type of holiday rental, unusual for Tuscany, but integrated in a very pleasant and natural way.

We tried to keep the original soul of the place, which used to be a factory to make clay discs for skeet shooting. The local community wanted to create a small industrial area for people not working in agriculture. The place then was turned into body shop for cars and when they saw that it did not work out either, it changed into a rural environment. So it’s the only place you can find in the region with what used to be a hangar in the middle of nature.

And before you bought it, the loft was an atelier?

Yes, the last owner was an artist, Reinhold Traxl, working with sculptures and he turned part of the hangar into a big loft apartment and the other part was his atelier. There are still sculptures by him on the ground surrounding the hangar.

When we bought the loft, we moved into the apartment there and created a second apartment that’s about 240 square meters for rent as a holiday home. There’s a about 200 square meters of open space between the apartments to create a buffer so holiday guests can feel entirely private.

What’s been the biggest reward to you personally renting out this holiday home?

The biggest rewards are the friendships that we have made with guests who have stayed here and at our bed and breakfast. We have made some really good friends from all around the world and have been invited to stay with them. The people you meet are the nicest thing about the hospitality business.

Art Loft
Living area
Living area
Living area
Living area
Dining area
View from living area
Container terrace
Bed- and bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Sculpture garden
Sculpture garden
Outside seating
Outisde shower
Pool
Pool
Pool
Living area
Art Loft

Art Loft rooms & rates

The loft has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and there is the possibility of having a third bedroom with seperated bathroom. It is the perfect place for children. So we can have 4 to 6 people stay at our loft rental.

There’s a complete kitchen and living room area, and a large fireplace in the middle of the room, which was made by a friend of ours. He is an Australian artist living nearby over here and he works mainly with wood. The wood is completely wrapped around an iron cylinder, it’s a great place to sit at night and drink a glass of wine.

We also have a swimming pool outside that holiday guests can use, as well as a small fishing pond, where guests can fish. In the container, guests can also use the sauna.

  • Art Loft for 4-6 people / 240 m²
    / night
    • 2 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 2 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
Included in the rates
Rates include a concierge service, all linen and towels, WiFi, wood for the fireplace, air-conditioning, and midweek cleaning. A cleaning fee of EUR 200 is included in every booking.
Optional extras
Daily breakfast, cooking classes, wine tasting, massages, yoga lessons, private driver, daily maid service and babysitting are available on request.
Extra charges payable at the property
Heating in wintertime is EUR 30 per day. A city tax of EUR 3,50 per person per day (from 12+ years old) is payable at the property.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. One extra bed is available at EUR 40 per night.
Minimum stay
3 - 7 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 10:00
Discounts/Special offers
5% off for bookings of more than 14 nights
5% off for bookings booked more than 180 days in advance

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Concierge service
  • Babysitting on request
  • Sauna
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Movies/DVDs
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Pets welcome
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

Things to do in Tuscany & Montalcino

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding

Wine and food are the main reasons why most guests come to this region. We also have olive oil, but the wineries are what most guests want to explore — Montalcino and Montepulciano, which are very famous for Tuscan wine.

Pienza and Siena are worth seeing and the smaller villages nearby each have their own charm. We are also in the middle of immense nature, so walking, hiking and bicycling are very popular things to do. Seeing nature from all the small roads in a 'slow travel way' is definitely a highlight.

If the season isn’t much for relaxing outside, many of our guests will come to do different sports and visit the villages. They might visit somewhere in the morning and come back in the afternoon to relax.

For holiday guests who want to explore the region we can organise regional wine tours, Vespa tours, or even hot-air ballooning. There are also electric bicycles available for rent on the property.

Art Loft reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
5 out of 5! The stay was very good.
Chantal V. (Netherlands)
stayed at Art Loft in August 2018

The location of Art Loft

We are in Montalcino (Montisi part) in the southern part of Siena, which is one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany, even for most Italians. The region is very open with expansive views and gives a great sense of freedom. From here starts the val d'orcia, Unesco heritage.

The holiday home is located quite centrally in Tuscany as we are in the middle of a lot of small villages. Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza are all about a 20-30 mins away from the house. Siena is not quite an hour’s drive away.

When is the best time to visit Tuscany?

My favorite seasons are spring and autumn. Everything is blooming in the spring and the changing of color is very beautiful in the fall. The temperatures are still ideal, there aren’t many tourists, and still there are a lot of activities to do at that time. Every season in Tuscany has its own color, food and rhythm.