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Cosy 1BR/1BA Suite/Studio on Eco Farm Between Florence & Siena

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Castellina in Chianti studio description

Il Rifugio (2-3 Persons)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw8ucANYcTw

(approx. 25 sqm) smart kitchenette with dining bar, sitting area, bedroom/sleeping alcove, bathroom, large terrace, 2 community parking lots

'Il Rifugio' is a very cosy 1room studio/suite with well equipped kitchenette (2 electric hobs, fridge, toaster, American & Italian coffeemaker, etc. etc,) a smart dining bar, a sitting area with single sofa bed, a romantic alcove-like sleeping area (standard double bed with single mattresses) with ensuite spacious bathroom. Soft curtains divide the sleeping from the living area. Its perfect for a couple having the size of a spacious hotel suite.

window is with mosquito screen.

The studio is handpainted in warm Tuscan colours such as soft yellow and apricot. The cosy atmosphere is enhanced by linen and towels of the same colours.

Directly in front of the studio is the very large sunny terrace - extending the living space especially during the warmer season - with garden furniture, sun chairs and bbq inviting you to relax and do some alfresco dining. This suite is perfect for singles, a couple or a small family, or may be used as additional sleeping space that might be missing with anyone of our other accommodations.

Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sunbeds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding maddows and vast macchia covered hills of this private property of more
then 76 ha.
Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps on well marked trails. Or simply take a stroll on our meditation trail along the small creek with its waterfalls, walk up to the waterlily pond or through the valley to the nearby town of Castellina in Chianti.

Or take a dip in the large community swimming pool that you share with very few other guests (5,5x11x1,50m and 2x3m splashpool entrance platform for the smallest, ). During cooler months you may use my pool house - unheated water -

The extended leisure areas and wellcared gardens of more then 2 ha , equipped with garden furniture, the childrens playground with soccer field, ping-pong table, sandbox with fairhouse and swing, .are the pride of the German owner and her staff. Cascades of flowers, rose bushes, citrus fruits as well as the surrounding meadows with many rare types of orchids and wild herbs create the unforgettable image of a lost paradise..

Animated is this small paradise by various cats, 2 freeroaming wellbehaved dogs (1 male, 1 lively female), a pictoresque small herd of cameroon sheep, chicken, geese, ducks, pigeons and more.
Stunning the variaty of birds and butterflies as well as fireflies. And with a bit of patience one may also see wild boars, deer and roe deer, foxes, badgers and porcupines as well as the rare Tuscan eagle that breeds in our valley.

The housing complex is surrounded by grass, gravel - as well as terracotta paved walks and stairs which join the different levels with their romantic porches and apartments. Several natural quarry stone terraces with solitary trees like cypresses, acacia, pine and oak trees are leading to the small creek where the real wild nature begins.

Admire the increditable variaty if wild flowers and walk along small trails that we cut right through the maddows - amazing the spectacle of fireflies in late May and June, the rare songs of the our numerous nightingales and the concert of hundreds of birds in the morning and evening. Because of its privacy and our efforts this is still a rare paradise - and only minutes from the next town center !!!

When planing your trip take in consideration that due to our perfect location, most important sights can be easily reached within 1 hours drive.
Also please dont forget to leave some space for one of the many concerts, horseback riding or some evening with newfound friends or maybe a halfday cookery course with local dishes. Extremes like biking on the new trail up at the Apennin mountains or island hoping on the Tuscan coast are also possible.

Enjoy a dream vacation in Tuscany's heart - the 'Chianti Classico' region - only few miles from Florence and Siena, easy to reach from Pisa and Florence airport - surrounded by the the world-famous landscape of extended vineyards, silvery olive groves, vast forests, colorful macchia and solitary estates.

T.he 16th century privately owned Val Verde - a 76 ha large property, is situated inmidst the natural resort area of the 'Oasis del Chianti'- which guarantees absolute privacy and peace. Its various farmhouse accommodations are situated only 2 kilometres from the famous wine town Castellina in Chianti with shopping facilities and restaurants. Other famous towns and cities such as Florence, Siena, Greve, Radda, Gaiole, as well as San Gimignano, Lucca, Pistoia, Arezzo are very close, some less then 1 hour by car.

If you drive a bit more, you will find Cortona, Perugia or Pisa; even day trips by train or car to Rome, Milano or Venice are possible. In this small family style hamlet our sophisticated guests will find undisturbed and unspoiled nature, silence, sun, good food (cookery courses) and fantastic wines.

total property: http://youtu.be/OyE9K4o85zY

Property Type

      • Studio

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            they will love the animals (3 dogs, 9 cats, chicken, geese etc.) and sports grounds (soccer, pingpong, volleyball, basketball, sandbox with fairyhouse), selection of toys, games, puzzles and Lego available, small water park nearby...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            according to Italian law...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            animals are to kept on a leash at all times, extra charge €39/week...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1) 2 single mattresses 
 bedroom window with mosquito screen, Baby Cribs (1) crib with linen - 39/week, childrens highchair - €10/week , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • we also offer breakfast services, cookery courses or dinner activities (our Tuscan welcome dinners are famous) we may arrange special dining events for our guests. trekking with visits to winery and restaurant , concerts, etc. etc,. - we gladly assist you with advise. trekking: guided trekking - €10/pers. or €25/hrs., cooks and/or maid service on request, English, German and Italian speaking staff, English,German and Italian speaking owner lives on site and is glad to be of assistance...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Ping Pong Table

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    some consider the chianti hills mountains - so what you will find is hills, macchia covered slopes, olives, meadows and forests ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Tuscan stone houses are cool - if need room fans are available ...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided:

                    weekly linen change, seperate pool towel service - ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    1 small and 1 large parking available...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    but not in accommodation - extra charge euro 14/week...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Our Specials: - homecooked Tuscan welcome dinner (4course meal) incl. beverage € 29/person (stressfree arrival - no cooking, no hurried shopping, no search for parking or restaurant, no dressing up - just sit down with our other guests + let us spoil you with a delicous al fresco dinner - dinners such as 'pasta, pasta, pasta....', 'cheese and more...', 'veggi evening...' or menue of your choice. - or do you have something to celebrate ? - half day cookery courses € 70/person (incl. meal & beverages) - no need to miss out on your days activities - we offer a late afternoon or lunch cooking (approx. 2 hrs) - non-cookers may eat too - breakfast service € 49/week (large continental breakfast ) we also offer: biological products of our own production: olive oil, vinegar, low-sugar jams, jellies some of them even from wild fruits like rose hips, elder and acacia flowers, wild prunes ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    2ring stoptop, small portable oven, coffeemaker, toaster...moreless

                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    very large terrace with garden furniture ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    5,5x11m, 1,20-1,60m - very large leisure area and welcared gardens with garden furniture, few guests - no crowds!...moreless

                  • Sauna:

                    finish sauna - cool season only - extra charge €15/pers....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.5
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  low1
                  Oct 11 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €500
                  low2
                  Jan 9 - Mar 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €500
                  mid2
                  Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €550
                  mid1
                  May 1 - Jun 26, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €85
                  €550
                  high
                  Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €95
                  €650
                  mid4
                  Aug 29 - Oct 9, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €80
                  €550
                  low3
                  Oct 10 - Dec 19, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €150
                  • Pet Fee €50
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  weekly change of bed, bath and table linen, pool towels,

                  bathrobes (on request) fire/barbecue wood, use of washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, as well as a starter package of spices,

                  coffee, black or green tea, toilet paper, creme soap and detergent .

                  25% of time of booking, remaining 75% not later then 12 weeks prior to arrival, credit card or bank transfer, commissions are subject to refund


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                  Location

                  60 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  florence
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Castellina in Chianti
                  40 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Florence
                  16 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Castellina scalo
                  35 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A1 (Bologna-Rome), speedway Florence-Siena 10 km
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  castellina in Chianti
                  150 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  abetone
                  150 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Grosseto

                  Car: Necessary

                  Poderi Val Verde - an authentic farm estate from the 16th century – located only 2 km from the wine town of Castellina in Chianti and within 1 hours drive to most famous sights of Tuscany is a real “living” farm – with farm and court yard animals , free roaming dogs and cats - in a surrounding and live style of “once up the time” .

                  Its a place for the individual travellers, looking for something different – for the feeling of solitute, peace and untouched nature. For people that like good original food (on-site dinners and cookery classes) and good wines.

                  For people that like to explore the country side by bike or by foot and next to visiting the countless cultural sights will also find time to attend one of the many cultural events such as opera, concerts, etc.

                  For people that include in the plans a visit to the many Thermal springs and spas as well as the beaches and marble caves of the Versiglia.

                  For people that enjoy travelling in the colder months when Tuscany seems to hibernate into the past. When in restaurants you find only locals and tourists are greeted with a welcoming smile , museums and other cultural places are empty and the Chianti belongs to only you.

                  When the air is heavy with the smell of the many fire places, the new young wine , the freshly pressed olive oil, grilled game meat and the famous bistecca .

                  Poderi Val Verde (Farmhouses in the green valley) was restored in 1998 and retouched in 2012. It was left itentially rustic – original fire plces, cotto floors, beams, roofs and many little architectural particularities that mark centuries of living in this place. We are fully aware that with this we are going against the usual main stream of modern design.

                  When you step into our accommodations – you seem to step back into the past – rooms , setting and furnishing are according to the “Arte Povera” – as it used to be – as you saw it in films such as “under the Tuscan sun” or in “Romeo and Juliette” - but functional as in any modern house. Shady rose-covered loggias and sunny terraces with nices views are part of this all.

                  As most really old farm houses it was built in a large, open, sun-filled valley, thus protected from cold north winds and wet fogs, ventilated by warm south winds in the afternoon, with pleasant cool night temperatures due to the surrounding macchia and woods and with unlimited supplies of fresh well water.

                  The famous ancient “mules trail” passed through here – mules transported salt from the salt mines of sicily to the north – trails that always followed the course of water and wells and developed into important traffic venes. Prove of this are the many monastries and cloisters and farm houses that you find along this old road, which i salso part of our trekking “network”.

                  Here you can spend your dream vacation – right in the heart of Tuscany – the Chianti Classico”

                  - only a few miles from Florence and Siena – in a region of vineyard covered hills, silvery olive groves, vast forests and colourful macchia slopes - and admidst hidden ancient farm houses guarded by cypresses and towering pinetrees

                  Surrounded by more then 2ha of wellcared parklike garden – unlike any other you might find - sits the imposing guest house complex which is dived in 3 apartments (2-4 Pers.) , and/or 2 semiattached houses 'Casa Pineta (8-13 pers.) + 'Casa Acacia (6-8 pers.) as well as the lovely small villetta 'Casa Capannina ' (4- 6 pers.).

                  The community pool of 5,5x11 m with extended leisure areas and surrounding gardens as well as sports facilities is open as of mid may . During the cooler months you may use the a small covered (not heated) pool of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: The German owner Ulrike with her son Fabian (presently in Germany) - both English speaking outgoing and openminded people that will gladly be of assistance and share their experiences with their many international guests.

                  Why the Owner Chose Castellina in Chianti:
                  Was infected with the 'Tusan virus' after my first visit (like so many others) some 30 years ago and after various vacations decided to finally settle in the heart of Tuscany - the Chianti Classico' area. Here I found everything I ever longed for - nature, peace, clean air, good food and fantastic wines and culture of the highest level. After some years I decided to share my experiences (also cooking) with guest from all over the world and opened a rental activity.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                  there are few places that are so central to everything, and offer so much - located only 500 m from the main road but in absolute silence of the surrounding nature (the only nature preserve area in the Siena region) - you are closed to most important sights and places of Tuscany - 5 min to the next town, so social contacts are guaranteed - less then 1 hours from the next major airport (Florence) so getting here is no problem - fantastic marked trekking trails starting from your doorstep (stunning nature in winter or spring) , biking of the finest (on the tracks of the Giro d'Italia, golfing with the elite, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, some pecorino cheese on your personal patio, watching deer and wild boar pass by, Tuscan eagles soaring above this magnificant privately owned valley - what can one ask more for


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • partial view of suite

                    partial view of suite

                  • bedroom details

                    bedroom details

                  • bathroom with walking-shower and wc

                    bathroom with walking-shower and wc

                  • garden views

                    garden views

                  • housing complex

                    housing complex

                  • community pool

                    community pool

                  • thats where the cookery classes take place

                    thats where the cookery classes take place

                  • little helpers at work in my vegetable garden

                    little helpers at work in my vegetable garden

                  • red and black devils at work during a cookery class

                    red and black devils at work during a cookery class

                  • you may help us feed our sheep

                    you may help us feed our sheep

                  • 'robbie' the peacock might visit

                    'robbie' the peacock might visit

                  • 'toto'

                    'toto'

                  • kitchenette with breakfast bar

                    kitchenette with breakfast bar

                  • lounge area with sofabed

                    lounge area with sofabed

                  • partial view of large terrace

                    partial view of large terrace

                  • front view of house complex

                    front view of house complex

                  • total view of Poderi Val Verde

                    total view of Poderi Val Verde

                  • small covered, unheated, pool for cooler periods

                    small covered, unheated, pool for cooler periods

                  • help us pick olives in november

                    help us pick olives in november

                  • hiking at its best

                    hiking at its best

                  • newborn girl twins with their godmothers in sept 2013

                    newborn girl twins with their godmothers in sept 2013

                  • perfect surrounding for archery - lessons on request

                    perfect surrounding for archery - lessons on request

                  • 'clio' the kitten

                    'clio' the kitten

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

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