Double ensuite with bath. One of the grandest rooms in the castle.
Off the main sitting room, the Rust Room takes its name from the deep rusty pigment used to decorate the room. The four poster bed was copied from the bed of the Baronessa Sergardi at Castello di Montepo. The room has an ensuite bathroom with a small vestibule. The room has vews over the vineyard and olive groves of the castle and towards the village of Seggiano.
We encourage guests to join in any of our daily activities. We offer guests an in-depth wine tasting of wines made at Potentino. We can also suggest walks and expeditions in and around Potentino. Having lived for many years in Italy, our experience can give guests a real insight into Tuscany and we are always happy to help with your plans for the day. Charlotte and Alexander love eating and can usually recommend you a good restaurant wherever you plan to go.
We offer a self-service breakfast in the old castle canteen. When we travel, we like to wake up very slowly on our own terms and at Potentino, you can do this too. There is fresh fruit, a selection of cereals, local Tuscan bread and pastries and, if we have any left, some homemade cherry jam.
Cars should be left in the carpark by the olive trees before the ramps. Please do not attempt to drive up the ramps as they are very narrow and cars cannot turn and you are liable to get stuck. If you would like a hand with your bags, do not hesitate to ask. If you are coming for a short stay, we recommend a small overnight bag.
WIFI is available in most areas of the castle free of charge. We offer chargers for two electric cars- one for Tesla Vehicles and one for general cars. Guests are also welcome to sit under the loggia, or explore in the gardens. All the views are wonderful. We also have a very beautiful swimming pool in the olive groves above the castle where there are trees that are over a thousand years old.
We are close to Montalcino, famous for its Brunello wine; the onyx romanesque abbey of Sant Antimo; the Renaissance City jewel of Pienza; and the famous gardens of La Foce created by Iris Origo. The stunning medieval towns of Pitigliano, Sorano and Siena are also nearby. The hot springs and spas of Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Fillippo are easy day trips. For walking, there are many light treks around the valley. And for the more strenuously minded, there is the magic mountain itself, with its romantic birch woods, the Amiata. We can organise lunches and dinners at the castle with local cooks or arrange tastings and meals at other estates on request.
WIFI is available in some areas of the castle free of charge.
Check-in : 16:00 - 00:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Free! One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib. One older child or adult is charged EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1. Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed as we have two dogs and eight cats ourselves.
All bookings for courses and events are final.
If you book a room, a non-refundable 25% deposit is due upon booking. The remaining amount is due upon your arrival at Potentino.
You may modify the dates of your booking up to one month before arrival without forfeiting the deposit.
After that, if you decide to cancel, we will only charge you the first night's fee (subject to the cancellation of the booking in full before your scheduled arrival).
Payment in full will be due if you do not show up.