|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 11 - Wed 29 May 2013||£1600.00 / week|
About the home
Downstairs, the accommodation comprises of an entrance hall, large sitting room with a fireplace, reading room, bedroom with en-suit toilet room and shower room and large kitchen (with a dishwasher, microwave and two large fridges) that leads out onto a terrace. There is a laundry and store room (with washing machine) with traditional stone steps leading to the first floor loggia and through to a second sitting room with a large open fireplace and a small kitchen area. The reading room downstairs has a sofa bed which can be used for an 11th guest - which will be at an extra cost.
Upstairs - Leading off from this central room, there are 4 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a terrace of about 25mt square, with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and stairs leading down to the garden. Situated next to the pool is the covered pool house with a barbeque - perfect for long lazy lunches and dinners and for children to play in, away from the sun.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 5 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 11, Lounge seating for 11|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
The Tuscany / Siena Province region
Siena and the surrounding Tuscan countryside is one of the most beautiful settings for any holiday. With many historical centres scattered around the countryside, such as Florence, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, Motecatini Terme, Cortona, most of which are usually no more than 1 or 2 hrs drive, you will not be lost for things to do on vacation. And for those who just want to relax and get away from it all - Tuscany is home to many famous wines - what better place to sit back, relax and drink it all in!
Siena is easily accessible too -
Pisa airport is about 1.5 hours drive away
Florence is 1 hours drive away
Rome is 3 hours drive away
And there are good train links from the station in the centre of Siena.
The Castelnuovo Berardenga / Pianella area
Montechiaro is a small settlement located about 15 minutes drive outside of Siena. With plenty of great trattoria's, small shops, cafes in the local area - it is easy to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Sienese life.
Just at the top of the hill to our villa is a local wine producer who happily opens to the public on Saturdays. Just take your bottle along, buy one there and get them to fill it up.
Why not go on a Wine tours? There are plenty - San Felice, the biggest exporter of Chianti, Dievole, Castello di Brolio, Felstrina .....
There is a tennis court is available to hire on an hourly basis, which is a three minute walk from the house. There are many lovely walks around the property and surrounding area.
Horse riding can be arranged at the local stables.
A hot air balloon ride over the rolling countryside can also be arranged, but this is very dependent on the weather.
How to get there
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Easily accessible from many airports, although Florence and Pisa are the closest between 1 - 1.5 hrs drive away.
Easyjet, Ryanair and British Airways are the most common airlines, with Ryanair serving Rome and Bologna airports too.
Train links between both Florence and Pisa to Siena are good with several services daily.
Frequent buses also leave Siena for Florence and Pisa
We recommend hiring a car - the villa is in a rural location with no close bus service
Activities near Castelnuovo Berardenga
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Oct 2012
Casa Bassa is a beautiful old Tuscan farmhouse and was the perfect central point for our stay in Tuscany. We were a party of 7, ranging in age from 16 to 63, and found the villa gave us ample space to gather together or have private time. The kitchen was a great setting for our Tuscan cooking lesson from a chef recommended by the owner, providing all relevant appliances and cooking utensils. The large terrace opening off the master bedroom was a great place to watch the sun set and enjoy the tremendous view of vineyards and olive groves! Our 16 year old enjoyed the pool - it was a bit cold for the rest of us (even though the October weather was much warmer than our Toronto home) - which was clean and well-maintained just like the villa itself. The owner's information and recommendations were great, making our stay even better. She was very easy to deal with. One recommendation - bring or rent a GPS for driving! Ours was used extensively - Italian streets are narrow, twisty and not well signed.
22 Sep 2012
The accommodation was extremely spacious in every way, with 5 en-suite double bedrooms, a lovely extended kitchen and dining area for family meals and an excellent large adjoining lounge for those holiday DVD evenings -- it had everything that our large party of extended family could possibly have needed.
Add to that, a wonderfully peaceful location, with fantastic views over the rolling Tuscan hills, with Siena's impressive towers clearly visible from the terrace and pool, not to mention the charmingly friendly wine-making and olive-growing neighbour.
All that was missing was a tennis court for the annual family tennis competition. Only it wasn't... it was only 3 minutes walk away through the olive trees, yet in the middle of nowhere.
We couldn't have made it up to have been better and will definitely be thinking about booking again next year...
21 Sep 2012
We stayed at Casa Basa in August 2012 and had the most amazing holiday. Casa Basa is enormous but so comfortable that you feel at home from the minute you arrive. The villa is traditional but has... more
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|Peak season||23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 2450||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||6 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 1000||£ 200||£ 200||4 Nights|
|Mid season||24 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 1950||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||7 Apr 13||5 May 13||£ 1400||£ 200||£ 200||4 Nights|
|Mid season||5 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 1950||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||2 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||30 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||£ 3000||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||8 Sep 13||22 Sep 13||£ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||22 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||6 Oct 13||27 Oct 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||27 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||£ 1000||£ 200||£ 200||4 Nights|
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 11 - Wed 29 May 2013||£1600.00 / week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
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