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Charming Tranquil Tuscan Villa Set in the Exclusive Villa Arceno Chianti Estate

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Castelnuovo Berardenga apartment description

Set into the beautiful Chianti hills of Villa Arceno, a vast private estate and nature reserve, the apartment comprises three floors within a renovated traditional Tuscan farmhouse split into three properties.
Accessed by its own entrance at ground level from a secluded private garden into a small courtyard leading to a porch which also houses a wood fired oven. A stairway leads up to a private patio 'the Loggia' with exclusive use for 'al fresco' dining seating six. The entrance to the apartment is from the Loggia directly into a spacious living area with fireplace and a dining area accommodating up to eight people and kitchen. At one end a twin single bedroom and bathroom with shower, at the other a stairway leads to a spacious and romantic master bedroom with beautiful views over the vineyards and the village of San Gusmè. A second bathroom elegantly finished with a large bathtub and shower serves the master bedroom. Guests also have the use of a tranquil private swimming pool.

THE ESTATE OF VILLA ARCENO: The Tenuta is a vast area (1000 hectares) of forest, vineyards, olive groves, cypress avenues, dotted with traditional farmhouses “the Casali”, some of which are enigmatic, romantic ruins awaiting restoration.
The “Villa” (Manor House) of the estate dates from the 16th century along with its own chapel, a romantic park and lake. From the Villa the original owners would have managed the estate directing the farmhands and peasants who were housed in the Casali along with various farm animals.
Il Poggio was once a working Casale but is now restored with modern benefits, it now houses those who wish to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Chianti countryside.

AROUNDABOUTS: From Il Poggio there are views towards the famous Crete (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and beyond towards Monte Amiata. To the rear of the Casale lies the medieval walled village of San Gusmè, a short 15 minute walk through the vines where, if one pleases may have a drink at the village café and admire panoramic views in almost all directions to Siena and its Torre del Mangia. All areas of the estate are reached by “strade bianche”, literally “white roads” which are unpaved. Although used by the public these roads are quiet, allowing walking, cycling and jogging at one’s own pace. The surrounding region is stuffed with history, art, food and wine. Siena, with its famous “Palio” an exciting adrenaline fueled horse race (2nd July and 16th August) is only 15 minutes away. With Italy’s excellent road network, Florence, San Giminiano, le Crete, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona and Arezzo are with easy reach for day trips. In the other direction Umbria with Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Todi.

AMENITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT: Famous for food and wine there are many places to see and go to in order to discover the flavours of Chianti. You may be a passive or active participant, either eating and drinking the results or endeavouring to discover by involving yourself in making the results through cooking or winery lessons at source. If you are the more active type you may divert yourself through a round of golf or horse riding. Should you prefer to indulge yourself in pure relaxation a day lounging at the seaside or a spa may be your preference.
Packed full of history and art, there are many galleries, exhibitions, museums, churches,palaces and other diverse artisanal places to be discovered.
Or you may lounge around the pool......


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Twin beds can be adjoined and make a king bed. Ceiling fan....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            King bed. Bed linen also for the cot are provided.Celing fan...moreless

          • Both bedrooms, as for the rest of the house, have high ceilings with traditional Tuscan construction of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, giving a light airy feel even during the heat of summer. Both are decorated in traditional Tuscan style augmented with antique furniture and bed frames. Through the windows you may view the Tuscan countryside in all directions and sunsets. From the elevated position there is the benefit of cool breezes at night and during the day. Celing fans have been installed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The house features an I-pod docking station and WI-FI internet connectivity. You may either bring your own music or listen to the music and watch DVDs provided. There is a comprehensive information pack with suggestions for places of interest to visit, gardens, villas, museums, restaurants, etc. This is available in the house along with a selection of guidebooks and maps. A small welcome basket (including basic household items) is provided on arrival. The pool may be accessed outside daily cleaning times. It is open from 15th May to 15th September. In the living room a wood fired stove has been fitted in the fireplace For English tea lovers there is a proper brown teapot otherwise Nespresso espresso machine is available! Dinners may be cooked at the house by a talented young lady cook upon request...moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • MP3 Dock
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library


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


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • 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
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Swimming


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                The outside private loggia is a perfect place for dining outside....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking:

                There are two covered parking spaces available for guests....moreless

              • Telephone:

                10 euro of phone calls are included in the price...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove


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


              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio:

                A private 'loggia' is available to dine al fresco....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda:

                A private 'loggia' is at the exclusive disposal of the guests where to lounge and dine al fresco...moreless

              • Porch Furniture
              • Tennis:

                In the area there are tennis courts ...moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                The swimming pool is shared with two other properties which are part of the villa...moreless

              Building Type

                  • Villa

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Semi-Detached


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 16 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mid season
                      Aug 30 - Dec 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Mid season 2015
                      Jan 1 - Jun 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      high season 2015
                      Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Mid season 2015 autumn
                      Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €400
                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included
                      • Stay Tax *

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


                      HEATING: it will be charged upon consumption at 3 euro per LPG cubic meter.

                      VISITORS' TAX: € 1,5 pax/day

                      CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

                      a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 4 weeks before the date of arrival, or

                      b) total rent - if cancellation is received less than 4 weeks before the

                      UPON RESERVATION: 30% of the rental fee is required upon reservation.

                      BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the letting period (date of arrival)

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                      Last updated: 12/22/2014
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                      100 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Florence airport
                      1.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      In the village of San Gusme'
                      35 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Golf Club Valdichiana
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      90 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      1.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      In the village of San Gusme'
                      120 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Castiglion della Pescaia

                      Car: Necessary

                      GPS COORDINATES:

                      Latitude: N 43o 22’ 47.9”

                      Longitude: E 11o 30’ 5.40”


                      Latitude: N 43.3800o

                      Longitude: E 11.5015o

                      The Casale Il Poggio is situated East of Siena in the South part of the wine region of Chianti near to the villages of Castelnuovo Berardenga and San Gusmè. Historical art and architecture may be found in Florence, Siena, San Giminiano, Arezzo, Pienza and the nearby region of Umbria. The Chianti region is famous for its castles and fortifications, the results of past strife between Florence and Siena. Local amenities include trattorie, restaurants, wine cellars (famous ones like Felsina and Brolio), local markets and fairs. Hot springs and spas (in Rapolano, Bagni San Filippo and Chianciano) are within easy reach and Tuscan seaside resorts are an hour away (Castiglion della Pescaia, Follonica). Golf and horse riding are available locally.

                      Other Activities: Italian cooking lessons, wine touring and tasting


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                      Speaks: english, italian

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                      • The Casale Il Poggio, the farm house

                        The Casale Il Poggio, the farm house

                      • The cypress avenues of Villa Arceno

                        The cypress avenues of Villa Arceno

                      • The Casale Il Poggio on the right and San Gusme'

                        The Casale Il Poggio on the right and San Gusme'

                      • The pool and house from the rear

                        The pool and house from the rear

                      • The swimming pool

                        The swimming pool

                      • The green Laurel  entrance

                        The green Laurel entrance

                      • The almond tree entrance

                        The almond tree entrance

                      • The 'Loggia' where to dine al fresco

                        The 'Loggia' where to dine al fresco

                      • The Loggia from the dining table

                        The Loggia from the dining table

                      • The living area with the wood burning stove

                        The living area with the wood burning stove

                      • The guest room

                        The guest room

                      • The master bedroom in the Colombaia

                        The master bedroom in the Colombaia

                      • View of the Loggia

                        View of the Loggia

                      • The view from the garden

                        The view from the garden

                      • The rear of the Casale Il Poggio

                        The rear of the Casale Il Poggio

                      • The view from the pool

                        The view from the pool

                      • The white road to Il Poggio

                        The white road to Il Poggio

                      • The pathway to the main gate

                        The pathway to the main gate

                      • Geraniums at the entrance

                        Geraniums at the entrance

                      • The way in to the Loggia

                        The way in to the Loggia

                      • The cherry tree view from the Loggia

                        The cherry tree view from the Loggia

                      • The kitchen and the dining area

                        The kitchen and the dining area

                      • The guest bathroom

                        The guest bathroom

                      • The main bathroom

                        The main bathroom

                      €1,300 - €1,600 per week (EUR)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, italian
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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