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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The rural complex of "Villa il Castellaccio" is set in a beautiful panoramic position in the heart of Chianti, between Florence, Siena and Arezzo (30-40 km). It has a main Villa; a country residence of the Late 19th century, and 4 apartments, all recently reconstructed from the original farm buildings and furnished in style and comfort with all mod-cons including Wi-Fi covering the entire property. Each apartment has it's own entrance on a different side of the complex from the others giving each a sensation of privacy.
The nearest villages are Lucolena and Dudda (1km) for small food stores trattorias & pizzerias
8 km away are Figline Valdarno and Greve in Chianti (Supermarkets ,all gender shops, tennis and horse riding). At Figline station you can hop on a train and get into Florence in 20 minutes-(we give you timetables on arrival).
The Chianti area itself is all at your feet!- explore the medieval towns and castles, enjoy the food and of course the wine! If you are keen walker there are many beautiful walks in the immediate area.
We can organize:
Trips further afield- day trips or half day excursions to places like Rome, Siena , Venice and the Cinque terre ( to name but a few).With special permits enabling our drivers to go directly into the Historical city centres and often right up to the main monuments and places of interest, means you can concentrate your time enjoying the sights without the hassle of parking, traffic and endless walking.
Cooking classes and Dinners- Choose an evening and enjoy a wonderful, truly Italian meal and for those who love cooking have a cooking class with our chef who comes to the villa on appointment and prepares a menu of your choice ( he also clears up afterwards !) Don't miss this highlight during your stay.
Wine tasting-in our wine cellars enjoy tasting the wine of the vines you see out of your windows!
There is also a small museum of old farming implements to see.
All guests staying at Villa Il Castellaccio share;
-our free car park
-Gardens and outdoor swimming-pool (15 x 8) (open from May to September and longer if weather permits!).
-Pizza & barbecue area with wood burning oven and terrace for eating outside.
Each unit has its own central heating and hot water; a baby bed is available on request.
In the apartments linen is supplied.
Sorry we don't accept Pets.
The apartments are airy with large spacious rooms comfortably and stylishly furnished.
All bedrooms have their own private bathrooms with wc and Shower. Kitchens are equipped with oven, micro-wave, fridge/freezer, dish-washer, toaster. Each apartment has a patio/veranda with table and chairs for eating outside. Other amenities include;Wi-Fi, Washing-machine, Satellite TV ,stereo, hair dryer. Iron and ironing board. The apartments share the big garden terrace with the main swimming pool surrounded by lawns and olive trees with more tables and chairs, umbrellas and sunbeds.
You definitely need a car to enjoy our beautiful area to the full.
Good train service from Figline to Florence.
Nearest Airports: Pisa-Galileo Galilei and Florence-Amerigo Vespucci
Each apartment has its own outdoor eating area with table and chairs.All guests have access to the main gardens (immaculately kept with, lawns, sunbeds, umbrellas, tables and chairs) and swimming pool(open from May to Sept). There is also the possibility to use a barbecue terrace with access to a kitchen complete with wood burning oven to make Pizzas this also has tables and chairs for eating outside.
Don't know where to begin describing this! The whole of the Chianti area is stunningly beautiful with medieval towns, castles, cellars to go wine-tasting, eating places for local specialities, local arts & crafts, wildlife parks and there is always something going on ; exhibitions, folk festivals (called sagre), gastronomic events, antique fairs and colourful local markets. Nearby are the main cities of Tuscany ; Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa, Volterra. with their sights, museums, shops etc. Not to forget also the 2 fashion outlets The Mall and Prada Outlets at nearby Figline and further north at Barberino di Mugello.
In a day you can even get to the coast for places like Le Cinque Terre and romantic Porto Venere .
Main outdoor swimming pool (not artificially heated)
open from May to September and longer if the weather permits!!
Tennis At Figline Valdarno and Greve-in-Chianti, both 8km away.
Golf Club Ugolino - 9-18 holes 12km away.
Free parking at the entrance of the structure.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
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