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Holiday Homes in Tuscany. Large Swimming Pool and Gardens. Tennis, Bbq - La Francigena

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Barberino Val d'Elsa apartment description

Upon a hill which commands one of the most stunning views of Tuscany stands Castello di Pastine,a XIV century residence. Located in Tuscany, between Florence and Siena, the castle offers charming holiday apartments and villas for rent (sleeps up to 32) in a 14 hectares park with ample lawns, olive groves, and large wood. The property offers a large swimming pool with a panoramic view of San Gimignano, an outdoor Hot Tub, a tennis court/five-a-side football pitch, a large area for BBQ, a playground for kids with swings, slide & volleyball net. The particular position of the estate, as well as offering tranquility & privacy with its unique panorama which has been unchanged since 1300, also makes it the perfect starting point for excursions in the surrounding area; historical cities of Florence and Siena are about half an hour drive away. The unique atmosphere Pastine will enchant you, making you forget the stress of everyday life & providing the peace & relaxation you're looking for.


Itinerary: How to reach Castello di Pastine by car. Address: Strada di Vico N° 2 – 4, 50021 Barberino Val d’Elsa (Firenze)
Leave the A1 motorway at Firenze Certosa and take the Firenze-Siena dual carriageway on the right, come off at Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, and continue towards the town, going past it towards Barberino Val d'Elsa, in the direction of Poggibonsi - Siena. Once you have gone through the town of Barberino Val d'Elsa, take the provincial road no. 50 on the
right and follow the signs for Vico d'Elsa-Sant'Appiano. At the next intersection, about 2km further on, turn left and follow the signs for Pastine taking the right turn-off at the first fork in the road and turning right again into Strada di Vico. After about 200 m, once past the sign for Pastine, the gate giving access to the property is at no. 2 – 4 on the right. Castello di Pastine, with its genuine Tuscan style offers you peace and tranquility at the right distance from the places of major interest in Tuscany.

Other amenities: The estate is inside a private park which, with its romantic paths and breathtaking perspectives, provides the opportunity for pleasant walks immersed in nature. The 9x18 m swimming pool has areas reserved for each apartment, fully equipped with deck chairs, sun beds and private tents. The tennis court yard is in synthetic grass and has goals for soccer; close by there is also a ping-pong, a volleyball net, child's swings and slide. The panorama from the lawns is heartbreaking. Trekking trails in the woods of the park are reserved exclusively for the use of guests. Not far from the castle there are excellent restaurants, trattoria where you may enjoy dishes that have made Tuscan cooking famous throughout the world, or even attend a cooking class. Just a few minutes away by car are supermarkets, shops and sports activities (golf, horse riding, bike hire etc…) which our staff will be pleased to help you choose.

Other Activities: At Castello di Pastine you may swim, play tennis, soccer, table-tennis, volleyball, and enjoy nice walks inside the private park. The playground for kids is located on a nice, quiet area of the private park. Nearby Castello di Pastine there are many activities such as: horse back riding; golf; bowling; cinema movie theater; pubs; live music. In several
periods of the year in the nearby towns there are many 'sagra' (typical town festivals with fireworks, live music, medieval representations). There are typical family owned restaurants close to us (in Vico d'Elsa, S. Appiano, Petrognano, as well as Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tavarnelle and San Gimignano) where you may taste the Tuscan food, or even take a cooking class, if interested. Wine tasting tours are a must! In our House book in the apartments there are addresses and directions to all of them as well as other interesting information on things to do in our area. Castello di Pastine is the perfect place to start excursions in Tuscany!

La Francigena: Barberino Val d'Elsa Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 408426ha

100 mq apartment that suites for up to 4 people. Located on the first floor of the Castle, it is our most charming unit. It offers a modern, semi-professional gas kitchen, complete with 5 rings, large oven, 2 sinks, fridge with freezer, dishwasher. The large dining/living room has decorated wooden roof, dining table with chairs, sofa and armchairs with TV/DVD area. It has a spectacular Master Room, very large, with wooden roofs and red tinted walls; the second bedroom offers 2 single beds. All rooms have nets on their windows. Bathroom has shower, sink, wc, bidet and offers 2 entrances: one from the master bedroom, the other from the living room and opens to an antechamber with an additional sink and mirror. Both the Master Room and the kitchen have a door-window which opens on a 125 mq private terrace, with chairs, table, sun beds, etc. to be able to have breakfast/dinner/lunch or just enjoy some sunbath. Private pergola with furniture around the swimming pool. Centralized laundry.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master: 1 king

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  • Prince: 2 twin/ single

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  • Baby cots, high chairs and small baby plastic tub available upon request for no additional charges. Bed and bath linen are supplied. It is possible to add an extra bed in the second bedroom (additional charge may be required, please ask)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Baby plastic Tub may be provided upon request. Bed and bath linen are supplied....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Usually weekly rented with arrival/departure day on Saturdays - other combinations upon request. baby cots , child's highchair and baby plastic Tub may be provided upon request. Large washing and ironing room equipped with washing machine, drying machine, iron and ironing table -- besides a washing basin and a toilet with shower -- in dedicated building in share with other apartments. Centralized laundry facilities, BBQ area, tennis court yard, playground for kids with swing and slide, table tennis, volleyball net. All rooms have rolling anti-mosquitoes nets at the windows. Bed and bath linen are supplied....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Leave one, pick one up ;-) (help us increasing the units' collection with your international favorite books, please)...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We offer a small collection of dvds, to be borrowed for free (from the laundry room)....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Centralized laundry and ironing facilities in dedicated area located underneath the panoramic terrace (on share with other units). Coin-operated....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There is a free wi-fi area outside my office (not inside the units)....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom) and the furniture for living (pots, pans, forks and knives, glasses...etc.); all the other consumables are self catering. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Lots of free parking inside our private park, few meters away from the buildings....moreless

  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom). The only towels which are extras, are the ones for the swimming pool, which we rent upon request and are then given for the entire period of stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Centralized laundry and ironing facilities in dedicated area located underneath the panoramic terrace (on share with other units). Coin-operated....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a traditional Italian moka-maker (water under pressure to be put on fire), and a french-press (also know as a press pot, or coffee press, or coffee plunger)....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The semi-professional gas kitchen has 5 rings, large oven, fridge with freezer, dishwasher....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 rings...moreless

  • Stove

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    125 square meters private terrace, equipped for lunching in the open air. Exclusive use for La Francigena's guests....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    On share with other units. Free of charge. Closed only at night....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The 9 x 18 m swimming pool has areas reserved for each apartment and fully equipped with private wooden pergola, deck chairs and sun beds....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Located down by the swimming pool area, is heated and coin-operated...moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Building Type

  • Castle

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April-May
Apr 1 - May 22, 2015
4 night min stay
€120
€840
May-June-July
May 23 - Jul 24, 2015
4 night min stay
€144
€1,000
Aug
Jul 25 - Aug 28, 2015
4 night min stay
€188
€1,316
Sept
Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
4 night min stay
€144
€1,000
Oct-Nov
Oct 3 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
€120
€840
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
€142
€994

Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest


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Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE AND UPDATED DETAILS.

Castello di Pastine offers holiday homes (Case appartamenti Vacanze); they are not official tourist structures, such as hotels, residences, etc. but private houses. Being such, they do not have standards or categories that are internationally recognized, indeed they reflect the local traditions and the personal taste of the owner.

Payment via Credit Card (VISA MASTERCARD) or by swift transfer (only from Europe, and with no charges to the beneficiary): 30% advance payment; balance is due within 30 days prior to arrival. Precautionary deposit on arrival in cash. Extras: extra charge for less than 1 week rentals; use of the laundry room; use of hot tub; possibility to rent swimming-pool towels.


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Location

34 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Firenze Peretola
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Barberino Val d'Elsa
84 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
36 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ugolino or Castelfalfi both at about
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Barberino Val d'Elsa
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Superstrada Firenze-Siena
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Sant Appiano or Petrognano both at
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Abetone
82 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Vada

Car: Necessary

Castello di Pastine is situated in an excellent position a little over 30 km from Florence and Siena, both of which can be reached within half an hour. About 11 km away is the fascinating town of Certaldo, a medieval fortress and the native city of Boccaccio — one of the fathers of Italian literature and the author of the Decameron. San Gimignano, the well-preserved medieval city of towers is just 15 km away, while Volterra, a historic Etruscan city, can be reached driving along 43 km of the most beautiful roads in Tuscany, part of the Volterrana: the legendary road for people who love to drive through the countryside, by car or by bike! Then, if you want to taste or buy some excellent wine, you don’t have to go very far to visit the wine cellars where the most famous red wine in the world is made, Chianti Classico. Throughout the year the Tuscan towns are animated by fairs, festivals, theme-celebrations and historic re-enactments with street markets, suppers, tastings and fireworks.

Other Activities: cooking class, volleyball, sightseeing, air ballooning, wine tasting tours

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1989

About: Ciao! I am Guido, the manager 'factotum' here at Castello di Pastine. I was born in Florence on 1975. I spent all my childhood in Firenze, growing up with my brother Nicola, who is now a priest. After High-school, I had the opportunity to go abroad and study in Boston, at Boston University, School of Communication, where I got my bachelor on 2001. Back in Florence, I felt in love of an Italian girl, who is now my wife. We got married on 2005, in a beautiful Church, near by Pastine. Now we have 3 marvelous children, who are our joy. Among my greatest passions/hobbies are: board games and theater (I am an impro-actor, and I have an amateur theater company). *** I am behind Castello di Pastine since 2004/2005. And I love my job.

Why Barberino Val d'Elsa:
Castello di Pastine is like an island. Being on top of an hill, and surrounded by its private park, our estate offers breathtaking views that can not be described in words, and can not get in their entirety in a single photo. You need to come to understand what I mean. The atmosphere is particular. The estate is surrounded by a forest that works as a big lung, offering fresh air every day. The main building is very old, and dates back to 1500. But there is the evidence of Etruscan architecture (700 b.C.), as well as many prehistoric fossils (shells), that reminds us that millions of years ago, Pastine was about 15-30 meters underneath the sea level. *** Castello di Pastine was an investment made by the old company of my father, back in the late 80s. At first it looked like the 'sleeping beauty' castle, since it was was surrounded by brambles and ivy-covered. It took many years to restore it. It was open to holiday rentals starting from the mid 90s.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
When you get to Pastine you cry two times: when you arrive, and when you depart. You cry when you arrive, because things are different here...we are not perfect, I have to be honest; there are many things here that could work better (in Pastine, and in Italy), or that could be treated in a different way, with a different system. But this is part of the discovery, I guess...of the beauty of traveling, and knowing something different from your home. Then you will cry when you depart...because after a while you get used to all these little differences and imperfections ... and you begin to love them, since they are the very ones to make this place unique.


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Speaks: english, italian

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Photos

  • Superior Suite location

    Superior Suite location

  • Table tennis and tennis court yard

    Table tennis and tennis court yard

  • La Francigena - Master Bedroom

    La Francigena - Master Bedroom

  • La Francigena living room

    La Francigena living room

  • Mansarda - living dining open space

    Mansarda - living dining open space

  • 5E bedroom

    5E bedroom

  • 1 private pergolas for each unit

    1 private pergolas for each unit

  • La Francigena - second bedroom

    La Francigena - second bedroom

  • A view of the private park wih its romantic paths

    A view of the private park wih its romantic paths

  • The playground

    The playground

  • la Francigena's Kitchen

    la Francigena's Kitchen

  • Mansarda - location

    Mansarda - location

  • 5E - private terrace

    5E - private terrace

  • olive tree; tennis court yard in the back

    olive tree; tennis court yard in the back

  • Mansarda - master bedroom

    Mansarda - master bedroom

  • Swimming pool area

    Swimming pool area

  • 5E - living dining open space

    5E - living dining open space

  • The gazebo

    The gazebo

  • The barbecue area

    The barbecue area

  • The Hot Tub

    The Hot Tub

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
  • Calendar last updated: 03/19/2015
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