The archway Arco dei Becci e Cugnanesi leads to Piazza della Cisterna, the most beautiful square of the town, originally lined with workshops and taverns.
In the middle there is an octagonal travertine well that gives the name to the square.
The well was built in 1273 and enlarged in 1346 by Podest Guccio dei Malavolti, whose coat of arms - a ladder - is engraved on the stone walls of the well.
Our Bed & Breakfast, being an old country home, has creaky doors, wide-plank floors, and windows dating from 1830. Whether you want a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle,or to have a more active visit to the country for boating, hiking, or skiing, we'll help to make your stay memorable.
We have made updates for the modern comforts one expects while keeping its original charm. We are also available for small weddings, reunions, or other events. Bourke Shire Farm Bed & Breakfast is a Colonial home in the beautiful countryside of Heath, MA.
However, we do not have cell phone service in Heath and internet is limited. Our garden and porch areas provide a welcome spot to relax, read a book, or enjoy a refreshement before going out to dinner. We've tailored each room, our amenities, and our hospitality to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.
We hope that our attention to detail to ensure your comfort, shines through each and every moment of your stay.
Piazza della Cisterna has a timeless magical atmosphere that brings visitors back in time.
Ancient buildings and towers alternate in perfect harmony all around the square, whose redbrick pavement with irregular triangular patterns leads to Via del castello.
Looking at Via del Castello, on the right-hand side, you can admire Palazzo Tortoli, with its elegant mullioned windows dating back to the fourteenth century, the cut-off tower which belonged to the Pucci family between the nineteenth and the twentieth century, Hotel Cisterna, the former residence of the Cetti and Bracceri families, then turned into a Children's Home (Ospizio dei Gettatelli); Palazzo Ridolfi, the towers and the houses that belonged to Beccis and Cugnanesis; Palazzo Pellari and Palazzo Ardinghelli, with its two towers.
Bourke Shire Farm B&B offers the simplicity and solace you seek when you think of a visit to the country.
With our spacious yet cozy rooms, you're sure to enjoy any stay with us, whether you're here on business or for some fun.