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Stunning Loft Apartment on Chianti Eco Farm Between Florence & Siena

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

La Bellavista (2-4 persons)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI_Dx2pEEEg

(approx. 55 sqm) kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, livingroom with open fireplace, (stereo, internet) and double sofa bed,

2 community parking lots


the spectacular loft apartment 'La Bellavista' is located on the 1st floor of 'Casa Acacia', a fantastic farm house that may also be rented as a complete 3BR/2BA house. it has lots of charm and its own more then 350 years of history. It is actually the oldest house of 4. More then 55 sqm offer plenty of space for up to 4 persons. It was constructed with quarystones by the farmers when clearing woodlands and macchia slopes to prepare land for vineyards and olive groves, stones that traditionally were use for building houses or terrassed-walls. Its original use was as stable for sheep and goats and as a hayloft. Prove of this give the typical imposing loft ceiling that seems to flow above. The old staircase and doors sills of local grey sandstone are trodded down by thousands of feet that passed them within the last few hundred of years.

Step into the large livingroom with open fireplace and double sofabed. The small kitchen is fully equipped (4 electric hobs, oven, fridge, American & Italian coffee maker, etc.), the cosy bedroom (with 2 single orthopedic springs and memory foam mattresses) is spacious and has ceiling fan and mosquito screens . the bathroom with its smart saunatype layout has a particular flair.

'Bellavista' was renovated some years ago and retouched in 2012 , the typical Tuscan structure of old oak beam ceilings and terracotto floors remained intentially untouched. All rooms are handpainted in the typical warm colours of a Tuscan country home : shades of yellow, orange and green. this and some pieces of typical 'arte povera' furnitures give you the feeling of living in an ambiente of ...once upon the time ....

Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace with mosquito-screened gazebo, table, chairs and sunbeds as well as a bbq. Gaze 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 you my private pool house (unheated water) - The extended leisure areas and wellcared gardens of more then 2 ha , equipped with garden furniture, the children's 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.

The 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.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 55 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    according to Italian law...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    animals have to be kept on a leash at all times, extra charge €50/week...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • King size bed with 2 single memory foam mattresses on orthopedic springs bedroom window with mosquito screen, Baby Cribs (1) crib with linen - €39/week, children highchair - €10/week, double sofabed in livingroom - extra charge euro 50/pers/week....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Welcome dinner: 4course Tuscan meal incl. beverage - €35/adult, €20/children - day of arrival only or Dinner service on request: 5 pers. min., breakfast service: continental breakfast €49/week/pers., halfday cookery courses: local specialities €70/pers. dinner incl. - not only participants may eat, also friends and family members - charge €35/adult - €25/children, trekking: guided trekking - €10/pers. or euro 20/pers. 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 fantastic hot springs facilities only 45min by car...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    on request...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • 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 may see are hills, macchia covered slopes, olives, forests and meadows ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Tuscan stone houses are always cool - besides in the Chianti hills temperatures are always low in the evening -bedroom equipped with ceiling fan - if needed portable room ventilators are available...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in separate laundry room ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    open fireplace ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    extra charge according to actual consumption - legal heating period mid nov to mid march ...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi - extra charge of euro 14...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    weekly linen change, ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 small and 1 large parking lot...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    - homecooked Tuscan welcome dinner (4course meal) incl. beverage € 35/person (stressfree arrival - no cooking, no hurried shopping, no search for parking or restaurant, no dressing up...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    italian as well as german...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    missing anything? - just ask the staff for it...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4ring stove as well as oven ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    we can forward links...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    very large (40 sq.), private courtyard terrace in sunrise position with centered mosquito-screened gazebo, table, chairs and sun beds ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    for cooler days: fantastic hot springs facilities only 45min by car...moreless

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:

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

 

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mid2
May 1 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

€700
high
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€850
mid3
Aug 29 - Oct 9, 2015
7 night min stay

€700
low- on request only
Oct 10 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

€700

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% at time of booking, remaining 75% not later then 12 weeks prior to booking, bank transfer or credit card, 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

new!!!!! sky and star watching in new observatory only 6 km from us - not only children will love it!!

English, German + Italian speaking owner lives on site

Location: a tiny hamlet 500 m from main road - no long rides on dusty country roads

Being close to the next town Castellina in Chianti (only 3 km) shopping + dining is easy - one may even walk there - zip into town for a coffee break or some of the best ice-creme of the area

Some thoughts : isolated houses in hill positions may suffer from water shortage in summer + gusty winds in spring + autumn, shortening the pool season. Our protected position, typical for real old houses + the many wells help us avoid either. also during thunderstorms, electrical failures are not uncommon, but due to the closeness to town we profit from its priority rating.

Pool: there are sooo many sights to visit + things to do , most guests take off early in the morning = pool + leisure area are often deserted

for cooler days keep in mind that there are fantastic hot spring facilities only 45 min drive away i

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: The German owner Ulrike and her son Fabian (presently in Germany) - both english speaking very openminded people that will be glad to 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 Apartment:
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


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • view from bedroom as well as living  room window

    view from bedroom as well as living room window

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • bathroom with shower

    bathroom with shower

  • total view Poderi Val Verde

    total view Poderi Val Verde

  • guesthouse with loft apartment 'Bellavista'

    guesthouse with loft apartment 'Bellavista'

  • 'La Bellavista' on 1st floor

    'La Bellavista' on 1st floor

  • small covered, unheated, pool for cooler periods

    small covered, unheated, pool for cooler periods

  • hiking at its best

    hiking at its best

  • happy birthday to our twin girls in sept. 2013

    happy birthday to our twin girls in sept. 2013

  • little helpers in my vegetable garden

    little helpers in my vegetable garden

  • help us pick olives in november

    help us pick olives in november

  • living room with dining area, open fire place (+doublel sofa bed)

    living room with dining area, open fire place (+doublel sofa bed)

  • bedroom

    bedroom

  • entrance

    entrance

  • housing complex

    housing complex

  • garden details

    garden details

  • entrance to terrace and apartment

    entrance to terrace and apartment

  • community pool

    community pool

  • thats where we do our cookery classes

    thats where we do our cookery classes

  • you may help us feed our sheep

    you may help us feed our sheep

  • red and black devils at work during a cookery class

    red and black devils at work during a cookery class

  • perfect surrounding for archery - lessons on request

    perfect surrounding for archery - lessons on request

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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 05/02/2015
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