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A Beautiful Large Old Chianti Tuscany Villa Near Florence

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Restored 500 year old Tuscany villa with beautiful views near Florence

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Last updated: 02/09/2011

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Casciano in Val di Pesa chateau / country house description

Large Beautiful Tuscany Villa-Superbly located In the Heart of the Famous Chianti Tuscany Countryside close to Florence, Siena and Tuscany's Most Famous and Beautiful Hill Top Towns. Stunning classic Tuscany views over distant vineyards, castles, and estates with amazing sunsets.

Our large 500 year old stone country house-villa (230 square meters or 2, 475 square foot) has been lovingly and completely restored to the highest standards and in keeping with the beautiful Tuscan aesthetic. It is superbly located 20 minutes south of Florence (direction Siena) in classic Tuscan Chianti countryside and is surrounded by rolling hills, tree lined valleys, olive groves, vineyards, castles and renaissance villas.

*Please note, this is a private villa, you do not share our private facilities, gardens and grounds with other guests as in many cheaper Italian rentals. Our house is quiet-at the end of a country road, and it is not isolated as there are two very nice non intrusive families (two adults and one child) that live close by in the neighboring properties.

The villa has large spacious bedrooms and living areas, antiques, stone floored bathrooms with high quality fittings, four poster beds and traditional architectural elements including a hand carved large fire place and ancient wooden beamed ceilings as well as a sensitive restoration of original doors and windows.

The villa is on four levels and has traditional terra cotta flooring throughout. The villa comes with fine furnishings and linens as well as antiques and high quality home wares including ceramics, cutlery and all new superb quality European kitchen appliances. It has three large double bedrooms, three bathrooms with the highest quality fittings; two large lounge rooms, (sleeps up to 8) and one large live in kitchen as well as a separate laundry.

Local artisans have hand crafted to order fine furniture and fittings in traditional style including an iron four poster bed and an antique style traditional kitchen dresser. Out door areas include a large loggia (traditional covered veranda with oak beams and terra cotta floors) with beautiful views. The loggia has a large new gourmet BBQ as well as a large iron antique table with wooden top (seating 10) with iron patio chairs and out door divan lounge. Off the loggia in front of the house is a large ancient stone court yard, a separate oak beamed pavilion with lounge seats and table with iron balustrade and beautiful views. The courtyard also comes with a medieval stone well and troughs and leads onto a lower court yard and terrace, a forest area with oaks, private gardens and a large above ground pool.

The garden is planted in traditional Tuscan style with olive trees, lavenders, rosemary, traditional old style roses and pomegranates.

All the rooms and gardens have beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside as the villa is situated on a hill and overlooks grand historical estates such as the 1,000 year old Castle of Bibbione, mentioned in Salman Rushdie's latest book 'The Enchantress of Florence'.

We also have an above ground pool with four large reclining teak lounge chairs and bar fridge all set on a hillside with beautiful views.

We can also help with planning your stay in Tuscany through www.artviva.com that can also give 10 % off any bookings you make for tours and experiences.


Keywords: Villa, Country house, large old stone country house, casa, Tuscany villa with pool, tuscany villa near Florence, Tuscany villa chianti, tuscany house for rent, tuscany villa for rent

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Our Tuscan country house is superbly located in the very heart of the most famous Tuscany country side called Chianti. Our house has stunning views from all windows and areas over classic Tuscany vistas including lovely sunset views, vineyards and olive groves. There are lovely countryside walks to enjoy all around the country house. The house is at the end of a quite country road and is only about a 20 minute walk to the closest restaurant. The closest village is San Casciano Val di Pesa and is a five minute drive. You will need a car. We recommend taking the local bus from the village for trips into Florence, which is about 20 minutes away. The Chianti area is famous for its wonderful wine estates where you can do cellar tastings. We will supply you with a list of the best wineries and restaurants in the area as well as a discount on any tours you may wish to do in Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terra, Rome and Venice....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Monument View
              • Mountain View:

                Beautiful views from every part of the villa, terraces and garden of distant vineyards, castles, classic Tuscan scenery. Spectacular sunsets. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                Beautiful views from every part of the villa, terraces and garden of distant vineyards, castles, classic Tuscan scenery. Spectacular sunsets. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    The pool is an above ground pool....moreless

                   

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                  4 night min stay
                  €480
                  €3,320

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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Please feel free to contact us for a special last minute prices, long term booking rates and any special offers we may have. A damage deposit of 500 Euros is required. A cancellation policy is included on the contract. Cancellation terms are 50 % refund if cancellation occurs before 90 days of the rental period. From 90 days 100 % is charged. Guests get 10 % all tours and experiences from Artviva.

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                  Location

                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Florence
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Florence
                  5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Livorno

                  Car: Recommended

                  The Chianti area is famous for its wonderful wine estates where you can do cellar tastings. We will supply you with a list of the best wineries and restaurants in the area as well as a discount on any tours you may wish to do in Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terra, Rome and Venice.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: It really gives us great joy to try to achieve the breathing of life back into a building that had obviously been neglected for at least a century. We try to follow a personal aesthetic of what is for us a Tuscan ideal of combining modern needs with the intrinsic beauty of old stone Tuscan houses, which in this case was made by Tuscan peasants who obviously were not expert builders. So when we put in new windows we had the builders ‘wonkify’ them, using as a model, a window in the house with an uneven arch. The builders laughed when we asked them to please not make the plaster on the walls perfect, because to make it perfect would not be ‘in keeping’. Some of the artisans, particularly a wonderful local carpenter always takes our ideas very seriously and assiduously follows requests like finding old glass (replete with bubbles and deformations) to put in hand crafted furniture and windows for us, so they are ‘in keeping’. We love Italian demolition yards and we appreciate the local artisan’s skills. We love the mark of an artisans hand to be apparent. We found an incredibly beautiful fireplace lying broken on the ground in a demolition yard near Carrara on the Tuscan coast. The owner assured us that they would fix it and that I would hardly see that it had been cracked in half, but for us, this made the piece more beautiful and authentic. The crack visible enhanced and aged the piece rather than detracting from it. It was carved by a young French sculptor from French limestone. In depth and very serious discussions followed about exactly what the appropriate aesthetic and placement of the fireplace should be with the passionately concerned owner of the demolition yard. That’s another thing we love about Italy; a deep respect for doing things well. I prefer not to use the local pietra serena for architectural features such a fireplaces as I find its greyness and texture depressing. So we raised some local artisan’s eyebrows choosing to use another stone.

                  Why the Owner Chose San Casciano in Val di Pesa:
                  Prime location in the heart of Chianti but close to Florence's world famous museums. We are surrounded by fabulous high quality Chianti Classico wine making estates, olive oil producers, Castles estates, a beautiful Abbey, stunning Villas and ancient stone Tuscan country houses. Our home is situated at the end of a quiet country lane just off the road from San Casciano to Mercatale.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Our country house is surrounded by and overlooks the stunning estates of Prince Corsini and vineyards of famous superb quality wine producing estates such as Villa le Corti- a magnificent Corsini villa from the sixteenth century. Close by are fabulous restaurants, wine estates and historical monuments as well as Etruscan ruins. The wines of the Gabbiano Castle estate close by are also superb, as are the cellars of the Antinori estates attached to the ancient picturesque Abbey called Badia Passignano founded in the year 890. There also is a wonderful cheese producer (we like to call him the “Michelangelo’ of cheese makers) on a picturesque and ancient estate close by where you can drop in and taste the gourmet chesses produced for some of Italy’s top restaurants. The country house is located in a kind of ‘slow food’ heaven where you could easily spend each day for a month sampling wonderful wines and local foods. Added to this, not only is the countryside authentic beautiful Tuscany but conveniently located close to the magnificent art city of Florence, with world famous museums, galleries and restaurants. The country house is also close to famous beautiful hill top towns such as San Gimingnano and Siena. The area is where famous historical figures such as Machiavelli lived and worked and where artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Ghirlandaio crisscrossed the countryside in search of patrons for their work. On the next hill are also horse riding facilities where you can wind your way through the local vineyards and cypress lined woods on well trained horses with instructors. The woods and rolling fields around the country house have many beautiful wild flowers where you can often see locals collecting delicious wild asparagus and salad greens.


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                  • Restored 500 year old Tuscany villa with beautiful views near Florence

                    Restored 500 year old Tuscany villa with beautiful views near Florence

                  • There are classic Tuscany views in every direction

                    There are classic Tuscany views in every direction

                  • There are lovely views from each large bedroom

                    There are lovely views from each large bedroom

                  • There is an eat in kitchen with views and all modern appliances

                    There is an eat in kitchen with views and all modern appliances

                  • The third bedroom has beautiful sunset views

                    The third bedroom has beautiful sunset views

                  • The second bathroom with double walk in shower

                    The second bathroom with double walk in shower

                  • The country house is situated on a hilltop with views all around

                    The country house is situated on a hilltop with views all around

                  • poppies in the kitchen

                    poppies in the kitchen

                  • Each bedroom has a four poster bed and is decorated in true Tuscan style

                    Each bedroom has a four poster bed and is decorated in true Tuscan style

                  • Enjoy alfresco meals and sunsets from our large patios and courtyard

                    Enjoy alfresco meals and sunsets from our large patios and courtyard

                  • The second indoor lounge area with wifi and satellite TV, DVD, etc

                    The second indoor lounge area with wifi and satellite TV, DVD, etc

                  • The above ground pool is salt water chlorinated and is 5.5 x 2.5 metres x1

                    The above ground pool is salt water chlorinated and is 5.5 x 2.5 metres x1

                  • The second large bathroom has a bidet and double walk in shower

                    The second large bathroom has a bidet and double walk in shower

                  • One of the outdoor areas for watching beautiful Tuscan sunsets

                    One of the outdoor areas for watching beautiful Tuscan sunsets

                  • One of the outdoor lounge areas

                    One of the outdoor lounge areas

                  • Outdoor dining and lounge areas leading onto a large stone courtyard

                    Outdoor dining and lounge areas leading onto a large stone courtyard

                  VRBO #342134

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  €480 per night (EUR)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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