The villa (sleeps 6 plus max 2 children) 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. All rooms are accessible without steps. The villa is situated in a very quiet area, 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 (30km from Siena and 45 from Florence). The villa is next 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 villa 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 house 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 villa as their home.
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 villa 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.Read More
How to reach the villa: The villa 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 villa is in a very favourable 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.
Lounge: Sofa, two armchairs, coffee table, large table with 8 chairs, open fireplace
Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen (cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, dishwasher)
Red Bedroom: Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), wardrobe, dressing table, chair, chest of drawers
Green Bathroom: Sink, WC
Green Bedroom: Twin beds (can be converted into a double if requested when booking), wardrobe, bookcase, dressing table, chair
Blue Bathroom: Shower, bidet, sink, WC
Blue Bedroom: Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), wardrobe, bookcase, computer-desk, chair
Study: Two bookcases, writing-table, chair. This room is devoted to reading and computer work. It can be converted into a bedroom with two single beds for two children if requested when booking (extra price)
Facilities : satellite TV, DVD player, iron and ironing board, free Wi-Fi, barbecue, independent heating system
Laundry: An external room with laundry facilities is available, equipped with sink and washing machine.
Terraces: Two terraces are available. One next to the entrance with a large table (6 chairs) and sun umbrella, the other with view of the vineyard, armchairs, sofa and coffee table
Parking: various parking lots are available near the house.
Pool: The large private eternity pool, with salt, no chlorine. Pool size: 16m x 6m. Pool depth: 1.20 m; 2 m. The water is entered by large stone steps. Open June to September, weather permitting. It will be shared only with the guests of the cottage (max 4) – 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 close to 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). Iron table, 4 chairs and 2 sun beds are also available in the shade of a little oak wood.
– water, gas, electricity, linen, internet ADSL (WIFI), satellite TV,
– use of swimming-pool with view on the valley (6m x 16m) open from June 1 to September 30 (for guests of villa and cottage),
– heating from October 15 to March 15
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. We can also provide two extra beds for children up to 14 years old (extra payment of 100 Euros/week each).
– second dog/cat 50 Euros/week;
– one extra child 100 Euros/week; 2 extra children 200 Euros/week.
– firewood: 20 Euros/week, if used
The villa 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 villa, 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.
The house has a central heating for the cold months. There is no air conditioning. Fans are available for each room.
Public Tennis court: 1 km away
Horse stables: 10km (Castellina Scalo)
- Guests: 6
- Amenities: Bathroom essentials, BBQ, Bedroom comforts, Dishwasher, Free parking, Oven, Pets Allowed, Shared Pool, Tv-sat, Washing Machine, Wi-Fi
- View: Castellina in Chianti: Villa for 6+2 typical Tuscan stone house with pool
- Size: 128m²
- Categories: Countryside, Eco Friendly Houses, Family Holidays, Pet Friendly, Tuscany
- Location: Chianti Area, Siena, Tuscany
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2