Tenuta la Cipresseta
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The apartment is situated in the heart of Chianti Classico in the natural Sant’Agnese resort, where there are splendid hills covered by cypresses that are reproduced naturally. A pleasant, relaxing and magic environment is created by the atmosphere typical of this land with its colures, the landscape, the view, the absence of roads in the surrounding area (the only road to reach the place ends in the woods and no roads can be seen from the villa), the cypress, the ilex and the oak tree woods, the vineyards and the olive groves that surround the villa. The garden contains a fine cypress wood, lots of olive and fruit trees and is enhanced by beds of multicoloured rose bushes and aromatic plants.
The place is the ideal for those who love to stay in the heart of Chianti Classico, be it to enjoy a completely relaxing holiday or to discover the delights of Tuscany. As a matter of fact, you can enjoy the peace of country life, indulge in strolls among the olives, vines and cypress trees and discover light, barely perceivable hills crossed by pathways and dirt tracks. The place is also the perfect starting point for day trips: you can visit the nearby Tuscan cities of art (Florence 35 km., Siena 30 km., San Gimignano 15 km., Volterra 40 km., Monteriggioni 20 km. etc.), not to mention the small hamlets and medieval villages, evocatively steeped in tradition, on which the history of the Chianti Classico area is based and which have made it famous throughout the world. The place is easily reached from the major roads and is adapted to any requirement; it has easy access to all amenities, including the local market , and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 80 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 40 km, Nearest railway: Poggibonsi 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is fully furnished and accurate in every detail.
There are all the necessary utensils, flowers, paintings etc.
Particular care and attention is devoted to upholstery and colours.
Attention is paid to make you feel at home.
There is a small safe for valuables.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a swimming pool of size 12 x 6 ml, built among the vineyards and olive trees, where peace reigns absolute. The park is composed of a valuable grove of cypress trees, olive trees and numerous fruit trees, colourful flowerbeds of roses and herbs. The pool can be reached from the large garden surrounding the villa; it is in an area of the park with sunshine and greenery and it is far enough from the apartment and his private garden to guarantee the utmost privacy and so as not to disturb the peace of the private garden of the apartment.
There is barbecue at everybody’s disposal and a well shaded car park.
It is possible to purchase local wine and oil on the premises.
There is a handy car park in the shade very close to the apartment..
For your shopping there are supermarkets at about 5 km.
The swimming-pool is open from May to October.
Here there are people who speak fluent English and can answer all your questions.
The Tuscany region
Of all the regions of Italy, Tuscany is probably the most renowned worldwide thanks to its rich historical and cultural patrimony, as well as its breathtaking landscapes and sceneries. Famous worldwide for the impressive number of monuments and works of art are its cities: Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and other small towns such as San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Certaldo, Montalcino, not to mention the small medieval villages or hamlets, as they are often called, typical of the Chianti region, authentic and definitely well-preserved jewels.
Points of interest in the surroundings:
- the cities of Florence and Siena, renowned worldwide and only within 20-30 minutes driving distance;
- San Gimignano (15 km far and within 10 minutes driving distance), patrimony of the UNESCO, a medieval hamlet with fourteen towers, rich in art (frescoes, monumental churches, works of art); definitely a town with a glorious past that testifies to the convergence of the traditions of Florence and Siena;
- Monteriggioni (15 km far), a medieval hamlet enclosed by particular and extraordinary boundary walls, well-preserved and even mentioned by Dante Alighieri.
- Volterra (35 km far), rich in Medieval and Renaissance monuments, features a Roman-Etruscan legacy that traces back to prehistoric times.
Barberino Val d'Elsa
The property is located in the municipality of Barberino Val d'Elsa, instead of Monsanto, in the heart of Chianti Classico, a geographic area between the provinces of Florence and Siena, famous for red wine.
Barberino Val d'Elsa is located along the ancient Via Cassia, between Florence and Siena, the top of the valley from which it takes its name. It is a medieval village, untouched, locked in the walls of a fortified enclosure.
Suggestions of the past and the art is also found in the villages, churches and castles scattered throughout the Tuscan countryside; Monsanto is an example where there is a perfectly intact castle, castle Paneretta.
Of particular interest is the chapel of Saint - Michele Arcangelo, built in 1597, a perfect 1:8 scale replica of the cupola of the Duomo in Florence.
Care and quality of the environment are the common denominator of the premises.
Barberino Val d'Elsa was founded by the Republic of Florence as a castle, in a strategic position along the Via Cassia, the town was founded after the destruction of the Florentine troops Semifonte fortress, stronghold of the Alberti, destruction in 1202.
Thanks to its location along an important road Barberino Val d'Elsa became a major center of the Florentine countryside
It is worthwhile to include in your itinerary even the small medieval towns like San Donato in Poggio, Certaldo (Boccaccio’s birth place), Castellina in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, the Chianti Classico Wine Road and the Chianti Castles route. Moving southwards, you will find many other important places to visit apart from Siena such as Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza. The town of Montelupo Fiorentino, situated in the immediate vicinities of Certaldo, is famous worldwide for the production of pottery. The following activities can be organised nearby: - Horse riding - Flights in private aircraft or hot-air balloons - Tennis - Golf - Trips on Mountain bikes - Guided wine tasting/gastronomic tours - Wine tasting visits to local cellars.
The Chianti region is a wonderful place to live in, both summer and winter. It has a benign and mild microclimate with pleasant temperatures all year round and therefore allows for pleasurable tours even during low season, when the hamlets and main towns of Tuscany are less crowded. During the autumn, you can admire the warm colors in nature or the vivid green during the awakening of spring, when the towns are bustling with life. Besides the high summer season, spring and autumn are optimum times to visit this area. The Chianti region represents a true lifestyle, the culture of beauty and pleasure.
We suggest you visit all the small hamlets of the Chianti region at any time of the day, in particular during the evening when the sun sets. It is very pleasant to dine in the typical restaurants of the region (even outdoors if the weather allows so), where you can admire the colors of twilight that truly make this land so magic and special. Adults and children alike will be fascinated. Another aspect of this region worth mentioning is the traditional Italian cuisine; the area is full of typical restaurants, more or less exclusive, where you can enjoy a real steak “alla fiorentina” as well as various types of roast meat.
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17 Nov 2013
"Perfecto - homey and gracious"
I'm thrilled to be back for 4 days at the lovely Tenuta la Cipresetta--so relaxing surrounded by the forest in Chianti. Mark loves our little apartment. Rosita is like my Italian sister making su… More
9 Oct 2013
"Un endroit magnifique"
Nous avons séjourné deux semaines fin septembre dans cette propriété.Le site est magnifique et il y règne un grand calme juste ponctué par l'agréable sonnerie des cloches de la petite égl… More
7 Sep 2013
"realxing holiday in beautiful environment"
We've spend a lovely week in August (10-17/08/2013) in "La Ginestra". It is a great location. Everything was available for a nice and relaxing holiday. Nice bottle of wine and almond … More
9 Aug 2013
"a hidden gem in the Tuscan hills…"
Tenuta la Cipressetta is a large Italian villa in the hill village of Monsanto, just outside Poggibonsi. One side of the villa is subdivided into four sizeable apartments, all with fantastic views of the Tuscan countryside, whilst the other side is occupied by the owner, Rosita. The apartments are all well equipped and comfortable and for those that can't do without…there is WiFi as well.
The apartments share a communal pool, situated a bit further done the hill, away from the villa but still within the grounds. The pool is very well maintained and has plenty of seating and umbrellas and even a specially constructed shady area. As the pool is only shared with the other three apartments it was never busy and on more than one occasion we were the only ones there and felt like we had a private pool.
Tenuta la Cipressetta is run with love and care by the owner Rosita, who, being on site, is always on hand should you need her. Rosita takes pride in what she does and this is reflected in the care you get as a customer. Apart from that she is a genuinely lovely and approachable lady who seems to really flourish when she sees that her guests are having a good time.
Tenuta la Cipressetta is situated in the heart of Tuscany, roughly halfway between Florence and Siena, just west of the Chianti region and as such is the perfect base for exploring Tuscany, with places like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti, Florence and Siena all within easy driving distance.
In addition, the nearby town of Poggibonsi (10 minute drive down the hill) has a large PAM supermarket to provide for all you need.
We had a wonderful holiday here, spending our days discovering the many facets of Tuscany, returning to the villa at the end of the afternoons to relax by the pool and to eat our meals, complemented by some local Chianti wine, overlooking the beautiful vineyards, farmhouses and olive groves. If a bit of culture and history, relaxation, Italian food and wine and views of the beautiful Tuscan countryside sound good to you I would heartily recommend a stay at Tenuta la Cipressetta.
13 May 2013
"Un petit coin de paradis"
Au milieu des cyprès, des vignes et des oliviers, ce lieu est réellement enchanteur. L'appartement Ginestra que nous avons occupé à 5 était très propre, chaleureux et confortable. La situat… More
17 Oct 2012
"A Tuscan gem"
We spent last week at Tenuta la Cipresseta and highly recommend it as wonderful base for exploring central Tuscany. We were in the Quercia apartment; it was immaculately clean, comfortably furnished,… More
1 Apr 2012
"Stunning views and charming accommodations at a very fair price."
What a find! The vistas will take your breath away. Apartments are charming, cozy, convenient and reasonable! All four apartments have lovely gardens with outside seating. The building is built on… More
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