Lovely 2BR/1BA Apt on Chianti Bio Farm Between Florence & Siena
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Despise enormous tax increases we will try to nooot raise our rates for 2013
La Tana (4 persons)
(approx. 65 sqm) 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, live-in kitchen, livingroom/diningroom (stereo, wifi internet), terrace,
2 community parking lots
On the groundfloor that one may reach by means of some steps up from the terrace the spacious kitchen is located. Fully equipped with 4flame gas stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer combination , American & Italian coffeemaker etc. etc. there is even room for a dining table. On the right 2 bedrooms (each with double mattress, mosquito screens) as well as the bathroom with shower/wc. Through one of the bedrooms some steps lead down to the charming diningroom/sittingroom. It large panoramic windows and doors, that lead to the terrasse, give it that particular wintergarden flair.
This apartment was renovated some years ago and retouched in 2012 , leaving the typical Tuscan structure of old cotto vault ceilings and terracotto floors 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 ....
The large south-oriented terrace with view onto pool, playground and gardens is one of the largest and is well equipped with garden furniture, sunbeds and bbq . The huge, old acacia tree in front of the terrace, that gave this house its name as well as an ancient vine of more then 100 years, covered with sweet white grapes, give shade
'La Tana' is located on the groundfloor of 'Casa Acacia', a fantastic house with lots of charm and its own more then 300 years of history It is actually the oldest house of all. More then 65 sqm offer plenty of space for 4 persons. It was constructed with quarystones by the farmers when clearing woodlands and macchia slopes to prepare land for vineyards and olivegroves .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 vault ceilings, the cottofloors, narrow doors and the small windows .The old stairscase and doors sills of local grey sandstone are trodded down by thousands of feet that passed them within the last few hundred of years
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, ).
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
planned for 2013 - 'bow hunting' lessons and parcour
video on YouTube - look for poderivalverde
- 2 story
- On floor 1
- 65 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
they will love the animals (2 dogs, 9 cats, chicken, geese etc.) and playgrounds (soccer, basketball, volleyball, pingpong, sandbox with fairyhouse etc. etc.), selection of toys, games, puzzles and Lego available, small water park nearby...morecollapse
- Pets Considered:
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Other (See Description)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
Our Specials: - 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...morecollapse
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- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
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- Living Room seats 6:
Welcome dinner: 4course Tuscan meal incl. beverage - €35/adult, €25/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 €20., 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...morecollapse
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Live Theater
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Cross Country Skiing
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. ...morecollapse
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highlight of our trip
“Highlight of our trip!” Reviewed August 10, 2011 1 person found this review helpful Our family stayed at Poderi Val Verde for a full week during our three week Italy adventure and our stay in Chianti was one of the highlights. It made a perfect base for day trips to many of Italy's finest cities and landmarks. We especially liked the fact that our children had space to run and play on the scenic grounds which gave them a nice change of pace from our hectic tourist schedule. The accomodations were charming, well furnished, clean and comfortable - everything we expected from beautiful Tuscany. How can you not like it here? Don't miss the welcome dinner, it's a wonderful meal and fabulous wine, plus it's a great way to meet your fellow vacationers. Thank you Ulrike for being a terrific host and making us feel at home! Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
- Guest katrin
- Date of stay 08/10/11
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
ein ort der die seele beruehrtGuest comment entered by owner
ein ort der die seele beruehrt
Waren das erste Mal in der Toskana und haben den absoluten Volltreffer gelandet.Als wir kurz vor unserer Ankunft waren, öffnete sich plötzlich ein Tal mit einem nahezu märchenhaftem Blick auf das jahrhunderte alte Proderi val verde.Wunderschöne Häuser aus riesigen alten Steinen, verwinkelt und umgeben von riesigen Pflanzen.Verwinkelte Treppen führten uns zu unserer Unterkunft,dem grössten und wohl auch schönsten aller Häuser.Romantische Zimmer mit Traumblick und die Krönung war die Aussenterasse mit direktem Blick auf Anlage und Pool.Haben dort zu jeder Tages- und Nachtzeit gesessen und die herzliche Gastfreundschaft der Patronin und ihrem Sohn genossen.Die Hausherrin ist eine wahre Persönlichkeit, die ihr Anwesen mit unendlich viel Liebe und Herzensblut führt. Sie war uns in jeder Situation behilflich und hat alles organisiert, dass sich ihre Gäste wohl fühlten.So empfanden auch die anderen teilweise internationalen Gäste, so dass auf der Anlage ein fast freundschaftliches Miteinander herrschte. Auch unsere jugendlichen Kinder sind sehr auf ihre Kosten gekommen. Es gab viel Spass im und am Pool und auch der Sohn der Hausherrin war für jedes Spässchen bereit. Zudem ist die Lage einfach perfekt. Ausflüge in alle historischen Ort sind ohne grosse Anstengungen möglich und empfehlenswert, denn schon die Fahrt dorthin ist einfach üerwältigend. Die Ausblicke auf die Landschaft der Toskana und ihre Anwesen lässt einen alles vergessen. Schönheit und Romanti pur! Doch was einem zuletzt in Erinnerung bleibt, ist Poderi val verde; ein romantisches Kleinod wie aus einem anderen Jahrhundert.Ein Ort, der unsere Seele berührt hat.
- Guest sabine
- Date of stay 10/04/09
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
ein guter ausgangspunktGuest comment entered by owner
ein guter ausgangspunkt
Wir wollten spontan die Toskana für eine Woche erkunden und haben dafür eine zentral gelegene typische toskanische Unterkunft gesucht. So sind wir schließlich auf Empfehlung bei Ulrike Eder gelandet, die vor vielen Jahren von Deutschland nach Italien ausgewandert ist. Die Homepage war ansprechend, der telefonische Kontakt sehr herzlich und die Buchung schnell und unbürokratisch abgewickelt: "So, dann kann der Urlaub ja kommen!" Die Appartements liegen in einem idyllischen Tal nahe bei Castellina im Chianti mitten in einer gigantisch großen und absolut top gepflegten Gartenanlage umsäumt von duftenden Blumenbeeten, Kräutergärten und Olivenhainen - hier steckt wirklich viel Arbeit drin! Unser Aufenthalt war leider getrübt von extrem kaltem und regnerischem Wetter (die Woche davor und danach war nur eitler Sonnenschein) so dass wir nicht alle geplanten Ausflüge machen konnten. Trotzdem ist Siena selbst bei Regen eine Reise wert und dank der guten Tipps von Frau Eder haben wir immer den optimalen Parkplatz gefunden, um unseren Tagesausflug bestmöglich zu starten. :-) Außerdem schweißte das schlechte Wetter alle Gäste so gut zusammen, dass wir nach dem sehr leckeren Begrüßungsessen und den im Kochkurs selbstgekochten Abendessen im Wintergarten am Haupthaus noch bis spät in die Nacht hinein gemeinsam gefeiert haben. Unser Tipp: Wer gerne in seinem Urlaub etwas über die Zubereitung der heimischen Früchte- und Gemüsearten, über Gartenpflege, die Herstellung von Olivenöl oder die Verwendung von wilden Kräutern in der Küche erfahren möchte ... Der kann sehr viel darüber in den geselligen Kochkursen erfahren, die dort angeboten werden. Alles in allem war es trotz schlechtem Wetter ein schöner Urlaub und wir werden die Toskana und Frau Eder im Poderi Val Verde sicher noch einmal besuchen.
- Guest simone
- Date of stay 06/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
15 jahre ulrikeGuest comment entered by owner
15 jahre ulrike
Seit fast 15 jahren gehören wir zu den Stammgästen, und sind immer wieder aufs Neue begeistert von Poderi Val Verde und der Toskana. Viele Urlaube habe wir zu zweit, zu dritt, mit Familie und mit Freunden hier verbracht. Wir haben die verschiedensten Wohnungen bewohnt. Alle Unterkünfte sind großzügig und mit viel toskanischem Flair eingrichtet. Die Wohnungen sind sauber und mit Bett- und Badwäsche ausgestattet. Sie bieten einen optimalen Wohn- und Schlafkomfort. Hervorzuheben sind die privaten Terrassen, zu jeder einzelnen Wohnung. Jede einzelne ist mit Grillecke und Sitzmöglichkeiten ausgestattet. Das Ambiente ist bewusst rustikal und toskanisch gehalten. Genau so, wie man sich ein Urlaub auf einem 350 Jahre alten Bauernhof im Chianti vorstellt. Der Garten ist sehr weitläufig und in einem parkähnlichen Zustand liebevoll angelegt. Dort findet jeder seinen "Lieblingsplatz". Der Poolbereich ist ebenso sehr großzügig, mit ausreichend Liegen, Sonnenschirme und Pavillons ausgestattet. Der Pool selbst ist mit kristallklarem Quellwasser gefüllt und mit einem sehr niedrigen Chlorgehalt. Die anschliessende Spielwiese mit Fußball-, Baskettball- und Volleyballfeld, Tischtennis, Sandkasten und Schaukel bietet sportlichen Ausgleich und Abwechslung für Groß und Klein. Spielsachen, eine LEGO-Kiste etc. gibt es auch. Das Anwesen ist nur ca.3 km von Castellina in Chiant entfernt. Dort und im 20 min. entfernten Poggibonsi oder Castellina Scalo gibt es sehr gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Mehr als 20 Restaurants/Pizzerien/Trattorien in der näheren Umgebung laden zum Essen ein. Hervorzuheben ist die Gelateria in Castellina, die besuchen wir täglich (außer am Ruhetag). Das Beste Eis von ganz Italien!! Nicht verpassen sollte man das toskanische Willkommensessen bei Ulrike am Tag der Ankunft. Bei gutem Essen und Wein lernt man die anderen Gäste kennen, erhält Tips und Informationen von der Gastgeberin Ulrike und tauscht sich mit den Gästen aus. Ulrike hilt auch gerne bei Fragen weiter, gibt Ausflugstipps oder organisiert Reservierungen. Wer Interesse an der Zubereitung von toskanischen Spezialitäten hat, kann diese in einem Kochkurs von 3 bis 4 Stunden (Essen inkl.) bei Ulrike kennenlernen.
- Guest susanne
- Date of stay 05/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
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"Stunning location for a family holiday." Poderi Val Verde is genuinely one of the most lovely places for a holiday. We are returning in July (fourth time) and this time we're taking friends too! The location is perfect for exploring Tuscany, the local town is gorgeous and the warm welcome you receive from the owner makes us keep coming back!
- Guest fan
- Date of stay 03/21/11
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
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"Charming!" We were a party of 4 and the villa was a comfortable size for all of us to relax and "spread out". A perfect location and private with a pretty view out back into the Tuscan hillside. Unfortunately a rainy few days dampened our spirits a bit, but the lovely wood-burning fireplace was a terrific end to the evening (especially with the local wine!!) Ulrike's cooking classes are awesome and we have taken our experience home...inspired to cook with more "tuscan" flare! Hopefully, we can return someday!
- Guest kent
- Date of stay 06/18/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
location ....Guest comment entered by owner
"Location, location, location!" The complete Chianti valley, rustica experience of staying in comfortable stone cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens - the irises were blooming while we were there - plenty of space for kids to run and play while the parents kick back and relax around the pool or on their terraces. Ulrike is a very generous host, full of information and stories about her beloved Toscana. Her dinners are well worth the experience to get to know your fellow travellers as well as part taking in genuine cucina and always great music playing in the background. Every Tuscan tourist high spot is within 1 or 2 hours drive away and if you enjoy driving, you will enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Castellina is a beautiful village and worth many visits to enjoy local produce including the famous Chianti Classico and the best gelato in Italy. Whether you are travelling as a family, group of friends, couple or as an individual this is a great place to stay- even dogs are welcomed as long as they remember Ulrike's dogs are in charge!
- Guest betty
- Date of stay 06/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
beautiful location ....Guest comment entered by owner
beautiful location ....
"Beautiful location, friendly & welcoming host" Staying at La Tana is wonderful. The property is beautiful, close to historic towns like Siena and San Gimignano, and easy to reach from Florence. Ulrike is a warm, welcoming host, and made us feel right at home with a delicious welcoming dinner. Since she lives near her rental apartments, she takes great pride in keeping the grounds beautiful and is easy to reach for all sorts of useful travel assistance, trip suggestions, and naturally great tips on food and wineries! I can see why she has many return guests!
- Guest david
- Date of stay 09/02/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
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- Guest various
- Date of stay 11/12/12
- Review Submitted 11/12/12
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for many positive and even some negative comments pls see tripadvisor - poderi val verde
- Guest lothar
- Date of stay 11/01/10
- Review Submitted 11/19/10
jan-Apr, Oct-Dec - € 800/wk - May,June, Sept. - €900/wk - July/Aug. - €1050/wk* rates for standard occupation of 4 Pers., sofa-bed surcharge 50/week *incl: stand. utilities (except heating) firewood, insurance, bed+table+bath linen, pool towels, bathrobes, room fans, final cleaning, starters of spices, coffee, tea, toilet paper, soap + detergent extra: visitor's tax, wifi, heating, baby bed+chair, pets, welcome dinner, breakfast service, cookery courses, guided hiking early bird 10%,last minute 15%, 2nd wk 10% (exc. earlybird) - sat to sat booking
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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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"La Tana" with large southfacing terrace and spectacular airy sittingroom
cosy, fully equipped live-in kitchen
swimming pool and playground - seen from terrace of "La Tana"
1st bedroom with exit to sittingroom
lovely sittingroom with window doors to the terrace
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