The cottage (sleeps 4 plus max 1 child) is a typical Tuscan stone house with high ceilings in wood and bricks, thick walls, cotto tile floors, windows with mosquito nets and view, antique furniture, fireplace and a modern kitchen. On the hilltop with wonder view on the valley – on clear days you can see the towers of San Gimignano in the distance. It is situated in the middle of a private green area, only five minutes by car from the charming village of Castellina in Chianti, one of the most famous villages of the region “Chianti Classico (Gallo Nero)”, between Siena and Florence (30 km from Siena and 45 from Florence). The cottage is close to the private eternity pool that overlooks the valley with woods vineyards and olive groves and offers a complete fusion with nature: it is a real landscape therapy. At walking distance there is only another building that may host other guests. Both houses are completely independent and surrounded by private areas.
The park: The cottage is placed in the middle of 10 hectares of private land that allows to go for walks in the woods and in the olive groves, to the local creek for birdwatching. Boars, roe deer, hares and pheasants are typical wild animals that can be seen sometimes in the distance. In spring we plant some vegetables near the cottage that will be ready during the summer: our guests are welcome to use the ripe fruits when available! Fine herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme and laurel can be used to give a local taste to your meals! We would like that our guests appreciate and take care of the cottage as their home.Read More
The area: This region is an oasis with various treasures: wonderful views of untouched natural beauties, preserved traditions that you can taste in the form of marvellous recipes and basic organic local products, like wine, olive oil, boar meat, and a variety of local vegetables. Art is everywhere: Etruscan ruins, medieval churches and Renaissance castles. Jewels of culture, history and architecture, like Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and Florence, are only 20-30 minutes by car. If you like wine tasting, you can visit the most renowned wine producers of the region. If you like horse riding, you can find plenty of opportunities in the surrounding. Every single restaurant is an experience for your senses (9 Michelin Star Restaurants in Chianti area). If you wish to visit other parts of Italy, the cottage is also a perfect starting point: 2 hours to the Tuscan Coast and the islands (Elba, Giglio, etc,), 3 hours to Rome, 2 hours to Assisi, 4 hours to Cinque Terre or Venice.
How to reach the cottage: The cottage is 50 min. by car from Florence airport, 1 hour by car from Pisa airport. The nearest railway station is in Castellina Scalo (10 min. by car from the cottage). It is also possible to reach Siena and Florence by bus.
Activities: The cottage is in a very faboulous position, peaceful but very near to nice restaurants, shops and wine producers of the Chianti region. Our guest should absolutely try a wine tasting tour or a horse riding tour in the vineyards starting from a nearby horse stable. Sun bathing in the surrounding terraces, diving into the swimming pool, enjoying a glass of red wine at sunset are also our musts.
Entrance: Due to the fact that it is built on the side of the hill, the Cottage is on two different levels. Private entrance is from the side of the access road lined with oak and lime trees.
Living room: Sofa (it can be converted into a double bed when requested), coffee table, 2 armchairs, large table with 8 seats, open fireplace, large panoramic window.
Kitchenette: Small but efficient, it is equipped with microwave, 4 burners and 2 electric hobs, electric oven, medium sized fridge with freezer section, and dishwasher. The kitchenette window opens onto the view.
Small Study: Desk (computer ADSL connection), bookcase, antique wardrobe.
Bathroom: Shower, bidet, sink, WC.
“Roses” bedroom: Two single beds (that can also become a king size bed), drawer
“Liberty” bedroom: Queen size bed (cannot be converted into a twin), wardrobe.
Facilities : Satellite TV, DVD player, iron and ironing board, free WI-FI, independent heating system.
Laundry: An external room with laundry facilities is available, equipped with washing machine.
Parking: Various parking lots are available near the house.
Barbecue: Built against the back wall of the cottage is a barbecue.
Terraces: The Cottage has four terraces:
– a small terrace, next to the barbecue, covered with a thatch made of reeds, suitable to eat outside and enjoy the view. Equipped with a round table and 4 chairs;
– a very large (230 sqm) paved area separates the cottage from a garden and another house, located higher above. It can be used as a park place or as a solarium;
– a paved ramp from this area leads down to a lower level on the side of the Cottage to another paved hanging terrace (25 sqm) with charming view on the vineyard;
– another terrace/solarium paved with a warm yellow stone (41 sqm) is also available. It is exposed to the sun all afternoon and it gives you the impression of floating on the vineyards below: it is also furnished and guests love to have breakfast there.
Pool: The large private eternity pool, with salt, no chlorine. The water is entered by large stone steps. Pool size: 16m x 6m, 1.1m-2.3m deep. Open June to September, weather permitting. It will be shared only with the guests of the villa (max 6) – which is the only house at walking distance – and occasionally with the owners (max 3). Each guest has a sunbed at disposal. The pool is 50 m. from the villa, next to a shady pinewood and surrounded by a lawn. It has a wonder view on the woods and the valley (amazing sunsets).
Aromatic plants: A variety of aromatic plants (tarragon, rosemary, oregano, sage, thyme and mint), which guests can pick and use in the kitchen, surround the Cottage. Thanks to roses, night jasmine and lavender, the air in summer mornings and evenings is filled with wonderful smells.
Security Deposit: €300 payable only in Euro cash is required on arrival. Guests will be reimbursed on check-out, should no damage occur during the stay.
Approach road: Unpaved
Check in: Arrival time on Saturday 16:00 – 19:00 (later arrival must be agreed upon in advance).
Check out: Departure time on Saturday before 10:00.
Final cleaning: included – provided by local supplier
Tourist tax: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply.
Pets: one pet (dog or cat) is welcome without any extra price. For the second dog/cat we request 50 Euros/week.
Children: If there are children up to 2 years old we can provide a cradle without any extra price. Maximum one child up to 14 years old is allowed to sleep in the sofa bed in the living room (extra payment of 100 Euros/week each).
– second dog/cat 50 Euros/week
– one extra child 100 Euros/week
– firewood: 20 Euros/week, if used
The cottage is equipped with all kinds of kitchen utensils, sheets and towels. Guests will need to bring their own beach towels.
The owners may occasionally stay in another building near the cottage, with their own garden and entrance.
From the main road to the house there are 400 m. of unpaved road.
The property is not fenced.
- Guests: 4
- Amenities: Bathroom essentials, BBQ, Espresso Machine, Free parking, Garden, Heating, Pets Allowed, Shared Pool, Terrace, Tv-sat, Washing Machine, Wi-Fi
- View: Castellina in Chianti: Cottage for 4+1 people On the hilltop with wonder view on the valley with pool.
- Size: 100m²
- Categories: Countryside, Eco Friendly Houses, Family Holidays, Pet Friendly, Tuscany
- Location: Chianti Area, Siena, Tuscany
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1