Unit Description: In Castellaccio 1 (about 100 square metres- 1st floor): -1 dining room with fireplace -kitchen with oven, micro-wave, fridge&freezer, dish-washer, toaster , American coffee maker -2 bathrooms with showers -1 double bedroom -1 twin bedroom. -1 single bedroom Other amenities:Washing-machine. Satellite TV ,stereo, hair dryer. Iron and ironing board. This apartment is reached by an external stairway as it’s on the floor above the reception, it does not have an immediate outside eating area though you are welcome to use the dining facilities in the gardens by the swimming-pool opposite the apartment.
Overall Property Description: 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 and 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 and 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.