Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The property is in a great location only five minutes away from Gaiole with all the amenities a large town has to offer.
The property is surrounded by a lovely mature garden with an attractive private pool which is set in a secluded area of the garden partly screened by mature hedging and trees which are great to sit under during the heat of the day. The paved surround has plenty of sun loungers, parasols as well as a covered gazebo with armchairs and coffee table.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The villa is accessed via a set of iron gates, with a gravel driveway leading up to the house; to the right is the pool, and to the left is a covered parking area.The house is directly ahead and is arranged over three floors, the main door opens into the middle floor where there is a spacious open plan living area with a high vaulted ceiling, with sofas, fireplace and TV. The owner is very talented and examples of her needlework can be found on the soft furnishings and handmade patchwork quilts found throughout the villa.
At the far end of the main living area is a set of stone steps which lead up to a bedroom with twin beds, a wardrobe, armchair and a sofa bed. This is also the office area where the ADSL internet can be accessed. The room is open with a wrought iron balustrade separating it from the living space below although the beds cannot be seen from below.
At the bottom of the stairs to the first floor is a door on the right leading to a corridor which is where a further two bedrooms are located. The master bedroom is a lovely spacious room with a large window, there is a double bed, wardrobe and also a ceiling fan. To the left of the master bedroom are the two bathrooms both with showers which are next door to each other. The second bedroom off this corridor is slightly smaller than the master bedroom and also has a double bed and ceiling fan.
Two steps down from the living area is the country style kitchen with a table and four chairs in the centre. The kitchen is well equipped with oven, gas hob, microwave oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is also a utility room near to the kitchen which has a washer and dryer for guests use.
Stairs from the living area close to the kitchen go down to the lower part of the house. This used to be the cellar and originally where the cattle would have lived. This is beautifully furnished with exposed brickwork with a stone archway separating the living area from the kitchen. The living area has three sofas arranged around a large fireplace HD TV a piano and a more formal dining area with table and chairs and doors leading to the garden.
The country kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, six gas hobs, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a large stone sink. This lower floor has a further two bedrooms, the first is a small twin bedroom which is ideal for children (although the beds are full size) to the left is the bathroom with shower, and to the left of the bathroom is the second bedroom which has a double bed and a door leading to the outside, both bedrooms have ceiling fans.
|Further details outdoors||
A door from the kitchen opens onto a covered terrace which is surrounded by brightly planted terracotta troughs. This is furnished with a table and eight chairs; sitting here you have views over the garden.
Across the garden is a paved terrace which has a table and chairs for sixteen people, nearby there is a very large barbecue where you can prepare meals for outside entertaining. From the garden there are five steps up to a further terrace which is where the pool is located.
Outside the property is set in a lovely mature garden with lots of brightly planted pots dotted around. There are several areas where you can sit and enjoy a meal or a glass of wine either in the sun or shade whichever you prefer. Swimming pool - it is 10m x 5m, with a depth of 1.6m. The pool is open from mid May to mid October. Pool towels are provided for your comfort.
Private Chef - available on request - Distances - Florence 40km, Siena 25km, San Gimignano 50km - Approach road - all tar road.
Important booking info:
- Price: per accommodation per week
- Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
- Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
- Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included
- Central heating: by consumption
- Final clean: included
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture.
Siena: Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is a beautiful walled city famous for the Palio, a horse race in the main square. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
THE DUOMO: The beautiful black and white Cathedral built from the second half of the thirteenth century to the beginning of the fourteenth century. Inside there is the famous Piccolomini Library, where Pinturicchio painted in 1505 - 07 stories about the life of the Pope Pio II. It was to be the largest cathedral in Italy but due to the Plague it remains unfinished.
THE PALAZZO PUBBLICO: This was the seat of the Republic government of Siena. Inside are great masterpieces such as the “Majesty” painted by Simone Martini in 1315 and the cycle “Good and Bad Government” by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1338 – 40). Its entrance is the large door on the right side of the Torre del Mangia in Piazza del Campo.
THE BASILICA OF ST. DOMENICO: Its construction was begun by the Domenican fathers around 1225 and was finished forty years later: inside the church there is the Chapel of Vaults, where almost all the miracles of St. Caterina were performed. On the right side of the nave there is the Chapel of St. Caterina, where is located the altar containing St. Caterina’s head (her body is preserved in Rome in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). In this chapel there are beautiful frescoes by Sodoma.
You can find this Basilica in Piazza San Domenico.
Gaiole in Chianti
Local Leisure - walking, wine tasting, horse riding, ballooning, cycling.
The nearest town is Gaiole in Chianti where there is a selection of shops and restaurants. This town is about 800mts away from Casa Camporata.
Situated on the road ss408, from Siena to Montevarchi.
Gaiole in Chianti owes its development to its position in the valley where an important market for the local populations was centered around the year 1000.
Its name likely comes from "gaggiolo" used to indicate a large forest.
Gaiole history: After 1300 Gaiole became important not only as a market but as a tertiary city of the League of Chianti, Florence's administrative and political instrument.
Gaiole was not only an important commercial centre, but it was also important to the clergy, this is evident by the many parish churches and abbeys.
Gaiole today: The area surrounding Gaiole can easily be divided up into outings featuring the abbeys and parish churches or the castles and hamlets.
The oil and the wine found in Gaiole in Chianti today are the jewels of its agriculture and local economy.
Castello di Brolio: The Brolio Castle is truly spectacular and was so even after its neo-gothic transformation that took place in the second half of the 19th century. The history of the Brolio Castle begins in the latter part of the 12th century. Its name is tied to the family of the Ricasoli Firidolfi who took sides with Florence against Siena. The Castle was invaded by the Sienese in 1252.
The Castle was altered and transformed over the years before the definitive 19th century version realized by Baron Bettino Ricasoli. Today you can visit the interior, the neo-Gothic Saint Jacop's Chapel, the observation deck and the palace with its beautiful tapestries.