Holiday Homes in Tuscany. Large Swimming Pool and Gardens. Tennis, Bbq - Mansarda
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- 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!
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.
- On floor 3
- 60 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Not Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library:
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
- Outlet Shopping
- Horse Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Iron & Board
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
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
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck Chairs
- Tennis Court
- Child's Swing
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa Whirlpool
- Hot Tub:
- Communal Pool:
ReviewsWrite a review
The place for a relaxing time away
The place for a relaxing time away
We very much enjoyed the location and would stay again. Guido was extremely helpful and the views, sunsets, sunrises, location were all part of a relaxing holiday. We would recommend that gals with long hair bring a hairdryer as none was part of the amenities. If WiFi is important, another apartment than Mansarda might serve you better. All in all, we were very happy.
- Guest Mary B. (Canada)
- Date of stay 10/12/13
- Review Submitted 11/09/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
“A beautiful countryside views and amazing hosts”
“A beautiful countryside views and amazing hosts”
My girlfriend and I stayed at Castello di Pastine last week. A perfect experience! We were welcomed by Guido after a long drive. Guido answered every question we had about our sightseeing trip into Siena and our plan for biking. He gave us maps and advice for the rest of the days suggesting the right place to see. His maps were better than our GPS on my iPhone! We were led to the mansarda, beautifully decorated in warm Tuscan colors. The view from the terrace was simply amazing! After we settled in, Guido told us of a little deli nearby to get some food that we asked about. The dinner at "Il Paese dei Campanelli" was wonderful. We had appetizers, a delicious bistecca and we got a special Chianti wine. We could have stayed there forever. The next day we experienced our first breakfast in the kitchen, It was lovely! After that the first bike ride: such a wonderful experience. Only few cars and a wonderful sightseeing to Certaldo. Val d'Elsa is our lovely place to stay and seeing the beautiful Tuscan hills just outside our terrace or from the wonderful garden would have sufficed, but these people, Guido and his family, greatly exceeded our expectations. I've been several times in Toscana, and this is the only place I'II warmly recommend!
- Guest leo (Verona)
- Date of stay 04/21/11
- Review Submitted 04/28/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children.
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Oct 1 - Oct 4, 2013
5 night min stay
Extra Nights: €85
Oct 5 - Nov 3, 2013
5 night min stay
Extra Nights: €75
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- Nearest Airport: Firenze Peretola at 34 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Livorno at 84 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Barberino Val d'Elsa at 4 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Superstrada Firenze-Siena at 8 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Vada at 82 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Barberino Val d'Elsa at 4 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Abetone at 120 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Ugolino or Castelfalfi both at about at 36 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Sant Appiano or Petrognano both at at 3 Kilometres
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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Mansarda - location
Table tennis and tennis court yard
La Francigena - Master Bedroom
La Francigena living room
Mansarda - living dining open space
1 private pergolas for each unit
La Francigena - second bedroom
A view of the private park wih its romantic paths
la Francigena's Kitchen
Superior Suite location
5E - private terrace
olive tree; tennis court yard in the back
Mansarda - master bedroom
Swimming pool area
5E - living dining open space
The barbecue area
The Hot Tub