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Luxurious Tuscan Villa with Magnificent Views

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

In the Tenuta Di Villa Arceno, Casale Fornaci is a magnificent country house located inside the Arceno Estate. Surrounded by a grove of olive trees atop lush green hillsides, this 13th century restoration with its terracotta floors, wood beamed ceilings and stone walls is the perfect vacation villa for families wanting to enjoy Tuscan life at its finest. Decorated in true and classic Tuscan style, the Casale has comfortable sleeping accommodations for eight (8) people, and is equipped with every modern comfort.

Dine al fresco in the private courtyard while sipping local wine that comes from the vineyards on the grounds estate. In the courtyard of the main house, you will find the original, centuries-old wood-burning oven that has been skillfully restored and is now perfectly ready to make delicious home made pizza.

But perhaps you prefer a barbeque in the garden? In the privately owned and extensive gated park, to which only you have access, you can enjoy a lamppost-lit dinner, in the shadow of an ancient oak tree. The modern grill set atop antique bricks and the large white-stone table, will create the perfect setting for a meal outdoors.

If you like to walk in the open air, the private park offers over ten thousand square meters of land. The flowers of the many fruit trees on the property will enchant you: cherries, walnuts, pomegranate, figs, apricots and almonds, just to name a few. You can walk among olive tree orchard or simply sit and wait in silence to watch the deer and wild boars that, in a distance, cross the park in the hours of dawn and dusk. Search the sky for pheasants and falcons.

The courtyard, the Loggia and the poolside are furnished with chairs, tables, loungers and umbrellas.

Our villa is the grandest unit at Casale Fornaci with it's 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large private courtyard and enormous private grounds.

OUTDOORS: Enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool which is exclusively shared among the 3 neighbouring units. As the neighbouring villas are seldom occupied it is rarely in use.

MAIN HOUSE: The Main floor features a large master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite bathroom, a library and a second full bathroom. A stunning fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room with a huge original wood burning fireplace and a large loggia with a breathtaking view. There is also a dining table that can seat 12. The upstairs houses 2 bedrooms with matrimonial beds, ample storage and another full bathroom. The lower level of the villa features a spacious lounge and a walkout to the private courtyard. The main house has air conditioning.

GUEST HOUSE: The guest quarter, located in the courtyard features a living room with a matrimonial pull-out and a large bathroom.

Casale Fornaci is only 20 Km northeast of Siena, 8 Km near the quaint town of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti region and only 3 Km from the medieval borghi of San Gusme' and Montebenichi. The position of Casale Fornaci, in the heart of Tuscany, makes it an ideal place for day trips into the entire Chianti area as well as cities such as Florence, Siena and Arezzo. There are countless superb Tuscan restaurants and local farms selling oil and wine in the vicinity.

Our local representative will escort you to our villa and will be available for emergency contact throughout your stay. She will provide you with a welcome basket filled with local delicacies & a mobile phone prepaid up to 10 Euro.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3230 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Guest House: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sleeps two...moreless

  • Bed linens provided. Two cots with linens are available upon request. Baby crib & high chair available upon request. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Ensuite: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Guest House Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bath linens provided.

Other Amenities

  • ARRIVAL DAY: SATURDAY other days will be considered during Spring, Fall and Winter Seasons. ARRIVAL TIME: 5pm DEPARTURE TIME: 10am INSURANCE: it is advisable to consider insurance in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal coverage. Owner cannot accept any liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage incurred by guests. ...moreless


  • Music Library:

    iPod filled with Italian classics....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    iPod dock....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Open Concept Living / Dining / Kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Located in the Main House...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in the lower level, instructions provided....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Indoor. Wood provided....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open Concept with Dining Room & Kitchen...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Three parking spaces are available for guests use....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone use up to 10 Euros is prepaid, instructions are available to reload the mobile....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in the lower level, instructions provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Wi-Fi indoors and out...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Our outdoor pizza oven is available for our guests use year round. Wood provided...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a private courtyard with an incredible view and dining set....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The massive private garden is for the exclusive use of our guests. Dine outdoors among the olive and fruit trees. Equipped with a BBQ and a swing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ in the private garden or wood burning pizza oven in the courtyard...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Only for guests of Casale Fornaci....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 31 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

Sep 27 - Nov 28, 2015
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
  • Taxes Not included


*The rates quoted are for 6 people. An additional fee of €450/week will be charged for the use of the Guest House (sleeps 2).

PRICE INCLUDES: All taxes & energy costs, Internet, Satellite TV, Welcome Basket, Bed & Kitchen Linens, Towels, Final Cleaning, Baby Crib/Linens, 2 Additional Cots. **All bookings under 7 days will incur a €150 fee for cleaning/linen change.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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86 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence Peretola (FLR)
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
San Gusmè
165 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Club La Bagnaia and Val di Chiana
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Castelnuovo Berardenga Station
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway A1
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
San Gusmè
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: wine tasting, cooking classes, weddings, city tours, horseback riding, bike riding, golf, local farmers market


Owner info

About the owner: I speak Fluent English, Italian and Spanish

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian



  • Main House / Internal Private Courtyard

    Main House / Internal Private Courtyard

  • Loggia


  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Main House Bathroom 1 of 3

    Main House Bathroom 1 of 3

  • Bistecca alla Fiorentina cooked in the indoor wood burning fireplace

    Bistecca alla Fiorentina cooked in the indoor wood burning fireplace

  • Making Pizza in the Courtyard

    Making Pizza in the Courtyard

  • Our courtyard at lunch

    Our courtyard at lunch

  • view


  • Our Olive Grove. Accessible only to you!

    Our Olive Grove. Accessible only to you!

  • Swing and outdoor grill

    Swing and outdoor grill

  • Parking


  • Private Courtyard / Main Entrance gate

    Private Courtyard / Main Entrance gate

  • Dining al fresco

    Dining al fresco

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Lounge / Library

    Lounge / Library

  • Homemade Pizza in the outdoor wood burning pizza oven

    Homemade Pizza in the outdoor wood burning pizza oven

  • Outdoor dining area

    Outdoor dining area

  • Guest house in the private courtyard

    Guest house in the private courtyard

  • Surrounding area

    Surrounding area

  • Dining or snacking in our private garden

    Dining or snacking in our private garden

  • Swimming Pool

    Swimming Pool

  • Surrounding Area

    Surrounding Area

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