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Casa Sellate, Farmhouse in Etrurian Valley of Tuscany

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Sellate is happily placed in an exceptional, green valley of Mediterranean heath land, surrounded by oak woodland and close to rivers, into a private that runs as free and clean as it has for time immemorial, into a 230 hectars country estate.

Within the grounds of this fine country house, there are splendid walks through fields and woods and across rivers and brooks, all of which are maintained in full respect of their natural ecology. Beyond the boundaries lies The Berignone Province Natural Reserve, 1,500 hectares wide, which can be explored on foot, bike or on horseback.

A huge garden bordered by tall oaks surrounds the house. Opposite the front of the house is a hexagonal swimming pool (nineteen meters by eight), two summerhouses, tables, chairs, barbecues and everything for enjoying summer days out of doors.

Just beside the garden there is a golf driving range, for the house sole use.

Casasellate is a fine residence of some 400 square meters on two floors, decorated in the finest taste and beautifully furnished with both antique and modern furniture.

The front door opens to a magnificent living room which provides many different corners: in one there is a billiard table; in another, comfortable modern armchairs; finally the enormous fireplace and sitting area (which is especially appreciated for holidays in the cooler weather). These areas, at the far end, open out into the dining room.

A door in the dining area leads on into a hallway through which there is access to bathrooms and toilets, and to the kitchen. The kitchen is large and well equipped; it has a door to the outside and overlooks the garden and surrounding fields.

On the upper floor, reached by a wooden stairs that ascend from the living room, there is the library (with television) and a large, very pleasant breakfast room. These interconnect by passageways without doors, an architectural feature which enhances the convivial atmosphere of the house. Around these two central rooms are found the six bedrooms of the house: four are furnished with a double bed and two with two single beds. Four additional single beds are available. Five bathrooms and a large terrace complete the upper floor.

Casasellate is equidistant from the two airports of Pisa and Firenze. Pisa and Firenze are each about an hour by car, whilst the third city of our area, Siena, can be reached in three quarters of an hour. The sea is forty minutes away. Besides Volterra, on the hills closer to home are, San Gimignano, Colle Val d’Elsa, Monteriggioni, Massa Marittima and other richly-endowed, Tuscan towns.

Keywords: Villa


Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    en-suite bathroom - possible additional single bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    en-suite bathroom - possible to join beds + additional bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    en-suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    possible 2 additional beds (for children)...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    en-suite bathroom ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Fireplace:

    Indoor wood fireplace in the large living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating plus wood stove and wood fireplace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Weekly linen change...moreless

  • Living Room:

    1100 sq.f., several sitting areas (4 sofas and some armchair), pool table, music, fireplace Upstair there's a 2nd living room with TV, 2 sofas, writing desk and book cases...moreless

  • Parking:

    Beside the garden (private property)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso, filter and moka coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good equipment cooking ware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Table ware for up to 16 people and more...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    You will find all common items you will need in the kitchen (condiments and spices, paper goods, etc.)...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    large terrace...moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Middle Season
Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €457 Nightly

Middle-Low Season
Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €371 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €314 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
  • Taxes Not included


5% discount on 2 weeks rental

10% discount on rentals over two weeks

For longer stays we can arrange special prices

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/17/2015
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
La Dispensa
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Club Abbadia - Colle Val D'Elsa (SI)
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
La Dispensa
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Marina di Cecina

Car: Necessary

Quad, Motor- and Mountainbike rental just 9 km. from Casasellate.

We organize daily guided hiking tours in the countryside.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: We were born in Tuscany, having lived away for professional reason, we could not resist the charm of living a part of our life in a farm like Casa Sellate. As soon Casa Sellate has been “home”, as I wished, wide, cozy and welcoming for joining our relatives and friends . Because of my passion for the art of eating well, I realized my kitchen like a place “ad hoc” for cooking, also together with my guests. I like living in open air and outdoor activities in my garden and farm, long walks through woods and Mediterranean scrub.

Why the Owner Chose Volterra:
At the end of the 60's my husband and I felt in love with this house and country estate, while we were looking for a farm in Tuscany, where growing our sons. Right away the house became the meeting place where family and friends enjoyed staying together during holydays and vacations: nothing draws a group of people into closeness and a sense of unity as much as delight of a discovery in living in truly unspoilt nature. It has been the best time of our life and after job and study brought us living away, Casa Sellate still remained for all of us the house where joining together. Then we realized we could offer our family farm to guests coming from everywhere to enjoy Tuscan country atmospheres and culture.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
You can feel at Casa Sellate a great sense of freedom: a wide country estate is available all around you, in the magnificent Tuscany hills to enjoy landscape, walks or hiking, sports; such a location offers privacy and relax; the house has exclusive benefits, absolute elegance and comfort inner spaces, billiard table, solarium balcony, a wide swimming pool, golf driving range, the neighboring Natural Park. The price includes: 3 hours a day of maid-service, last housecleaning, facilities for dinner at arrival and breakfast on the following morning, additional costs (electricity, water, gas – not telephone), swimming pool and garden maintenance, exclusive use of golf driving range, use of bicycles.

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

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  • The house and the private tree lined drive.

    The house and the private tree lined drive.

  • Swimming pool area on the back of the house.

    Swimming pool area on the back of the house.

  • Main sitting room

    Main sitting room

  • Relax and billard

    Relax and billard

  • Main kitchen (downstairs)

    Main kitchen (downstairs)

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • Breakfast nook (upstairs)

    Breakfast nook (upstairs)

  • Tween bedroom with terrace

    Tween bedroom with terrace

  • View on the golf driving green

    View on the golf driving green

  • Terrace


  • South-west side: parking place (on the right), solarium on the terrace.

    South-west side: parking place (on the right), solarium on the terrace.

  • Fireplace in the living room

    Fireplace in the living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • View on side-garden and fields (from the kitchen)

    View on side-garden and fields (from the kitchen)

  • Bathroom.


  • Bathroom


  • The river Cecina

    The river Cecina

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