The Villa has its own private garden and pool and is great for families or groups of friends holidaying together. Everyone can have their own privacy in the spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms but all can get together for meals in the huge kitchen & dining room or the pool-side dining area in the garden.
The Villa, a typical C19th country residence, is part of a rural complex originally begun in medieval times and successively added onto over the centuries. It is happily situated in a triangle between Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo.
The Chianti area itself is all around you .Explore its medieval towns and castles;Greve in Chianti, Gaiole, Radda, Castellina and many more. Enjoy the food and of course the wine. In our own cellars enjoy tasting the wine made from the grapes you see out of your windows!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa and Florence 40 km, Nearest railway: Figline Valdarno 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Entering the Villa you find a sitting room/studio leading off to a living room, 3 double-bedrooms, and a twin-bedroom all with en suite bathrooms (with toilet and showers)
Upstairs from here: In the oak beamed loft, there is a double bedroom and a sitting room with the possibility of 2 extra beds on request. Both rooms have electronic skylights and both have adjacent bathrooms.
Downstairs, there is a big kitchen and going through a huge archway, a dining room with a fireplace. Next to the exit to the garden and pool area you will find the laundry room where there are another 2 showers and a wc. From here you also have access to the outside eating facilities and barbecue.
|Further details outdoors|
The guests of the Villa have their own private garden with barbecue and swimming pool (4 x 8), open from May to September.There is a covered dining area for dining al-fresco and you can have a relaxing time sipping cocktails at the poolside in the sun-loungers and chairs provided.
The property is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves great for rambling.
Wi-fi covers the entire property, guests can use it free of charge from their own rooms or even by the pool!!
Free Parking is also available.
Someone is always at hand for any help or advice you may need.
We can also give you help with itineraries and places of interest as well as organising various interesting activities:
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For the Villa we provide pool towels for the week and a midweek change of bathroom towels (included)
Nb, The washing machine in the villa is for your exclusive use free of charge.
On request it is possible to have 2 extra beds in their own bedroom with bathroom.(Euro 200 per bed per week- to be paid on the spot)
We can provide baby-cots on request (1 free of charge, 2nd Euro 50 per week)
Wine-tasting in our own wine cellar (Euro 5 per person)
Dinners and Cooking classes; for prices and menus please ask
Day trips with chauffeur to places further afield like Rome, Venice, le Cinque Terre etc,
Walking tours : for prices please ask.
The whole of the Chianti area is stunningly beautiful in all seasons with “Botticelli” flowers in the Spring , glorious golden Vineyards in the Autumn (both seasons fairly warm) .The summers are hot of course ,but because of the gently rolling hills covered in aromatic Mediterranean forests (oh how you will miss those cypress trees when you go home!) it is refreshing to return to after sightseeing in the cities.
For those of you who love History, the origins of the area and Castellaccio itself go back to ancient Etruscan times. The little gravel lane running through the property is Roman and overlooking the main pool is the ancient 11thC church built in the Romanic style (presently a private home)
Up on the hilltop is a very old chestnut grove, where intrepid explorers can find the ruins of the original Castle “Castel d’Azzo”, destroyed in the 14th Century strife between the Guelfs and Ghibellines.
There are many other medieval Castles and fortified Towns (walls intact) dotted around Chianti as a result of the bitter contentions between Florence and Siena.
The Chianti area is full of things to discover. Meandering along its beautiful panoramic roads (a pleasure in itself) you come across medieval towns: Greve, Radda, Gaiole, Castellina with castles, Etruscan tombs, museums, cellars to go wine-tasting, eating places for local specialities, local arts & crafts, wildlife parks(great for kids)
There is always something going on; exhibitions, folk festivals (called sagre), gastronomic events, antique fairs and colourful local markets. There is one somewhere near on every day of the week!
All the main cities of Tuscany are within easy distance ; Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa, Volterra. with their sights, museums, shops etc. Not to forget also The Mall and Prada fashion outlets at nearby Figline.