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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!

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

It suites for 2-5 people. Located on the top floor of the Castle, it offers an open space with living and dining area as well as a modern kitchen, complete with 4 rings/electric/glass stove, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, microwave; TV/DVD upon request. In addition, Mansarda has 1 large master bedroom, 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet, bidet as well as a cute PRIVATE terrace (11 square meters), with a beautiful 360 degrees view of our countryside, equipped with chairs and table. 2 additional smaller bedrooms with lower ceiling may be opened upon request with additional charges. (basic price is for 2 people) The living room and all the bedrooms have nets on their windows.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Master: 1 king

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          • Prince: 2 twin/ single

            may be opened upon request with additional charge...moreless

          • Little Prince: 1 twin/ single

            may be opened upon request with additional charge...moreless

          • The Prince and/or the Little Prince bedrooms may be opened upon request with additional charges. The 2 single beds in the Prince bedroom may be joined upon request, becoming one Large Double Bed. Baby cots, high chairs and small baby plastic tub available upon request for no additional charges....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Baby plastic Tub may be provided upon request for no additional charges....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. All bedrooms and living room have anti-mosquitoes nets at the windows. ...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 6 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
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    4 electrical ...moreless

                  Outside

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

                    Mansarda features a cute private terrace (11 square meters), with a 360 degrees view on the countryside, equipped for lunching in the open air....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis
                  • 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

                      • Building

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          €75
                          €525

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included
                          • Stay Tax *

                          * This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

                          Notes:

                          The prices indicated are for 2 people (1 bedroom)

                          Here are the regular PRICES for 4 people (opening the second bedroom):

                          low season: Euro 756,00 per week - Euro 108,00 per night.

                          mid season: Euro 840,00 per week - Euro 120,00 per night.

                          high season: Euro 980,00 per week - Euro 140,00 per night.

                          Upon request it is possible to open the third bedroom for 1 additional person for Euro 25,00 per night.

                          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. Other terms may be approved.


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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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                          Photos

                          • Mansarda - location

                            Mansarda - 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

                          • Superior Suite location

                            Superior Suite 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

                          €75 per night (EUR)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Member since: 2005
                          Speaks: english, italian
                          • Calendar last updated: 10/17/2014
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