Ground Floor: Large and spacious kitchen fully equipped. It has a central stone chimney around which there are the gas hobs, oven, a washing up area and some work space. To one side of the room is a fridge with freezer, more work space, a second washing up area, microwave, another electric oven and a second fridge. To the other sides of the room there are 2 long dining tables. Through the kitchen there is access down a few steps to the dining room, with a large persian carpet and an expandable wooden table. Down a few steps, through an arch from the dining area there is a lounge which consists of 2 spacious rooms with a couple of sofas, several armchairs and a stereo with cd player. Between the 2 rooms there is a wonderful original stone arch. Up some steps from the lounge there is the TV room which has a couple of armchairs, a sofa, a writing desk and a wonderful selection of books. From this room there is access to the gardens and also to the dining room. Off the room is the study with a table and a couple of comfortable cushioned benches. To one side there is a cloakroom with toilet.
First floor: The first floor is accessed from the kitchen or from external stairs. There is a large comfortable lounge with a traditional fireplace, a huge Persian carpet and sofa and armchair. From the various windows there are pretty views all around the property and of the Chianti hills. To one side of the floor there are 2 spacious twin bedrooms that share a bathroom with a bath tub and shower. Both rooms have their original terracotta floors. They are furnished with lovely iron beds wich in one of the two room can be made into a double. The other side of the floor has a king size double bedroom and a French size double bedroom. These 2 rooms share a bathroom with a bath-tub and shower. The rooms have warm terracotta floors and a ceiling with wooden beams and terracotta tiles.
Second floor: The second floor also has a living area, furnished with several comfortable sofas and rugs. The ceiling with his wooden beams slopes to rather low points on either side of the room. To one side of the floor is a spacious room with a high ceiling. The room is furnished with an iron double bed, plus a single bed. The bathroom with shower and bath-tub is on the other side of the lounge area.
Overall Property Description: This fascinating and beautifully restored country house is one of our loveliest properties of the Chianti Classico region. It is a XVI century farmhouse converted in the seventies into an elegant country house with careful use of the original materials in order to preserve his authentic taste. The property is set in a secluded hillside position inside a large and incontaminated protected area in the heart of the Chianti region, but very close to the town of Castellina in Chianti. Surrounded by laws and very well landscaped gardens, it enjoys glorious view over the nearby valley and rolling hillsides covered by olive groves and vineyards. The size of the property is around 14 hectars. The large house has been elegantly furnished with impressive antiques and offer to his guests a refined and muffle atmosphere with several common areas, such as the very large traditional style kitchen, different living rooms, and in a separate building next to the pool, a billiard and two bridge tables. Also the internal courtyard with an old wood oven (dating 1730) offers to the guests an ideal dining area where to seat all together as in a “piazzetta” of a small hamlet. Across the wide lawn in front of the house (which is perfect to let children play under parent’s control) , the unusually long stone-swimming pool shows the respect of the environment adapting its shape to save an old olive tree. The owner, descendent of an old aristocratic family, lives with his young family in the adjacent house, managing with passion the vineyard and the production of Chianti Classico DOCG and the olive trees producing top-quality olive oil. He will be more than happy to welcome his guest and to share with them his love for this house and the Tuscan life-style. There is a resident dog.
Ground and exteriors Garden: The villa is surrounded by laws and very well landscaped gardens. Swimming pool: Private swimming pool, 21x6 m, depth 0.8-2.2 m, open from May to October. View: Glorious view over the nearby valley and rolling hillsides covered by olive groves and vineyards. Parking: Available on the property. Access: 1.7 km via unpaved road
Assistance: The caretaker lives in an adjacent house.
At guests' disposal: wireless internet connection and sat-TV. Baby bed available. Maid service is included 3 hours daily, 5 days per week.
Distances: Castellina in Chianti (nearest shops and post office) 6 km; San Donato (motorway exit) 15 km; Siena 25 km; Florence 38 km; Pisa Airport 100 km; Tennis 7 km; Horse riding 14 km; Golf 20 km.
Accommodation and Amenities:
Maid Service Available
Castellina In Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Villa, 5 bedroom, 4 bath, sleeps 11 €800 - €800 per night
€4,600 - €6,200 per week