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Excellent 5/5 18 reviews

Front of the house facing onto the front yard and pool

Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 50 km, Nearest railway: Siena 10 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, DVD player
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 rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Tuscany 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.

Castelnuovo Berardenga

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.

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9 Jul 2014

5/5

"Fabulous villa for family holiday"

Fabulous holiday! Villa was equipped to a very high standard and was comfortable and very clean. Quiet, un-overlooked location, but easy drive to Siena and surrounding small villages. We loved every m… More

28 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peace, civility, tranquility and a bit of culture"

Loved it at Casa Bassa. Had 10 days of feeling at home while being away from home. Beautiful surroundings in the heart of Italy's countryside. Rolling hills, a hit haze, views of the City in t… More

14 Oct 2013

4/5

"Great Views, Fantastic Location"

Traveled with my spouse and 4 friends for 12 days in Italy. We spent a week at Cassa Bassa. Pros: It is in an ideal setting with easy access to all parts of the Chianti/florence regions. We took ea… More

Thank you for your candid review. We appreciate your comments and are looking in to rectifying these issue. We have not received comments about the mattresses before, but as i said we will look into this. With regards to the leaky roof - unfortunately it seems some of the tiles had moved in some recent storms, and of course we only find out this has happened when it actually rains. We have now had this looked at and the issue has been sorted. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back.

8 Jul 2013

5/5

"Magical location and Villa"

To celebrate our mother's 80th birthday, our family of 8 wanted to find the perfect villa. After scouring dozens of homes, we decided on Casa Bassa and were so happy we did! The owner was always … More

29 May 2013

5/5

"A real Tuscan treat"

From the first contact with the owners, to the last farewell to our wonderful tuscan vacation at Casa Bassa, our experience has been flawless. The villa is perfectly located nearby Siena, but still in… More

29 Oct 2012

5/5

"Fabulous Tuscan villa experience!"

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

5/5

"Casa Bassa has so much to recommend it..."

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

5/5

"If you are looking for the perfect Tuscan villa then Casa Basa is it....."

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 all… More

13 Sep 2012

5/5

"The perfect family holiday in a breath taking setting!"

We loved every second of our holiday at Casa Bassa. The house is beautiful, and set in the hills overlooking Siena, making for incredible views all day long. The house is lovely, spacious, airy and … More

27 Aug 2012

2/5

"Beautiful but Terrible Neighbors / Noise"

The house is beautiful and there were peaceful moments but in general we were plagued by terrible noise either from the gardeners at the house or from the neighbors the entire visit. We were wakened b… More

We're incredibly saddened that your stay didn't match your expectations - especially as your review is the first we've heard of any issues, despite asking for feedback on email after your stay.

Let me address your issues and concerns one by one
• Noisy neighbours – we are sorry that the neighbours were a nuisance. They are very rarely at home so this seems to be a bit of a freak incident – as you can see from our other feedback, no one else has encountered any such issues. The lady you will have spoken to is in charge of the cleaning and the key handover for the house and whilst she is our go-to in Italy, we give ALL our guests both mine and my sisters personal mobile numbers to call in the event of any issues as well. Neither of us received a call from you about the “party” and if we had have received a call from you – we may have been able to sort something out, or at least put a call into the neighbour to turn the noise down. The reason we give three contact numbers, is so that in the event of an issue, you are more likely able to contact and get hold of someone. This aside – we are sorry this happened during your stay.
• Gardeners – unfortunately, to be able to maintain the up-keep of the property and surrounding gardens, we need to have people in, and this can't always happen on a Saturday. However, had we been notified, we could have perhaps put a call into the gardeners and asked them to come back another day/time which was less convenient!

As I mentioned already, we are sad that you didn't enjoy your stay and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We wish you all the best in your search for a more tranquil destination in Tuscany.

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