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Authentic Farmhouse on Chianti Eco Farm Between Florence & Siena

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Casa Pineta (8 - 13 persons)
(approx. 200 sqm) - 4 BR, 4 BA, 1 large live-in kitchen with pantry, livingroom ( fireplace ,sat tv, dvd, cd, wifi, ) diningroom, stunning roofterrace, very large terrace with loggia and bbq, , 2 community parking lots.

'Casa Pineta' is the second oldest house on the estate of Poderi Val Verde. It was built in various steps over a time period of at least 350 years, repeatedly extended as needs for more space arose. Therefore the various levels within the house that create a particular flair. Once it stood separate from the neighboring 'Casa Acacia' - but then the gap was closed - thus creating its stunning, unusual roof terrace. At the beginning of the 19th century the bread oven with vault ceilings was added, which we now use as breakfast room.

This house, like all others, was constructed with quarystones by the farmers when clearing woodlands and macchia slopes to prepare land for vineyards and olivegroves .Stones that traditionally were use for building houses or terrassed-walls. Its original use was as living quarters for the farmers and workers. Prove of this give the typical ceilings, built with handcut oak beams, some of the original cottofloors, narrow doors, the old fireplace that people used to literally sit in to warm themselves, the original sandstone sink and many more little signs, that we shall gladly point out to you. Stair and doors sills of local grey sandstone show obvious signs of wear - signs that thousands of feet leftover the last few hundred of years.

This farmhouse was renovated some years ago and retouched in 2012 , the typical Tuscan structure of old oak beam ceilings and terracotto floors remained intentially untouched. All rooms are handpainted in the typical warm colours of a Tuscan country home : shades of yellow, orange and green. this and some pieces of typical 'arte povera' furnitures give you the feeling of living in an ambiente of ...once upon the time ....

More then 200 sqm offer plenty of space for 8 to 13 persons. Access to the house by some steps up to the diningroom. To the left is the large livingroom with old fireplace. From there to the right the spacious kitchen with additional dining space and pantry. The kitchen is equipped with a 3ring gas stove+ 1 electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, American & Italian coffeemaker , etc. etc.

To the left 4 steps lead up to BR 1, a cosy small suite with a queensize doublebed and large ensuite BA (shower/wc) with washing machine and dryer. On ground level bedroom no. 2 with 3 single beds and ensuite bathroom (shower/wc.) Also on ground level no. 3, the largest one, with 2 large single beds as a double as well as a small queen size bed. Here the private ensuite BA has a i tub with integrated shower and wc. bedroom windows with mosquito screens

Passing the dining room straight ahead you enter into a small reception area with a corner fireplace. To the right some steps down is the spacious BA no. 4 with very large double bed as well as a single sofa bed. There is of course also a private ensuite bathroom with shower/wc. From this room one may access directly to the roofterrace.


Straight ahead from the reception area again some steps lead down to the small summer kitchen, that may be converted into a seperate bedroom with single sofabed. Large glass window doors open completely to the stunning roofterrace that towers like an eagles nest overlooking in an 180° angle valley and swimmingpool area

In front of the house the very large sun terrace with a spacious covered patio for alfresco dining. A linden tree gives shade and small lemon and orange trees give the typical mediteranian flair. Terrace and loggia are very well equipped with garden furniture as well as a barbeque grill. Also here is a magnificent – almost 300° view - onto the surrounding hills, forest, maddows as well as the garden park and pool area.

This house may be even enlarged by integrating the small downstairs suite “Il Rifugio” (sleeping 2 pers.).


Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sunbeds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding maddows and vast macchia covered hills of this private property of more then 76 ha. Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps on well marked trails.

Attention 'snowbirds' !!!! - Tuscany offers pleasant temperatures, low rates, all major Italian sights within 1 days drive, hot springs and spa, dining and wining at its best

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    they will love the animals(2 dogs, 9 cats, chicken, geese, sheep etc.) and sports grounds (soccer, basketball, volleyball, ping-pong table, sandbox and fairyhouse) collection of toys, games, puzzles and Lego available small water park nearby...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    according to Italian law...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    to insure long life of my cats and other animals , dogs will have to be kept on the leash at any time, extra charge €39/week...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    limitations: steps leading to the entrance and into the house as well us up to one of the bedrooms ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • we also offer breakfast services, cookery courses or dinner activities (our Tuscan welcome dinners are famous) we may arrange special dining events for our guests. trekking with visits to winery and restaurant , concerts, etc. etc,. - we gladly assist you with advise. fantastic hot springs facilities only 45 min drive away our special: are you looking for a place to do a genuine and authentic tuscan farm celebration such as a wedding, a 50th birthday, wedding anniversary etc. for a group up to 15 people - ask for details and fotos, ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    astra satellite service - flat screen...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    flatscreen ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    for some people the Chianti hills seems mountain - so the view is hills, macchia-covered slopes, olives, forests and meadows ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    dining in kitchen possible but also in a separate dining room ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Tuscan stone houses are always cool - besides in the Chianti hills temperatures are always low in the evening -if needed portable room ventilators are available ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in the house - a second one in the community laundry-...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    original old open fireplace ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    separate charge according to actual consumption - legal heating period mid nov to mid march ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    1 small and 1 large parking available ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    weekly towel change - incl. pool towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in the unit -but there is also another separate laundry room with additional washer - ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi - extra charge €14/week...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    original 16th century fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Our Specials: - Tuscan welcome dinner (4course meal) incl. beverage € 35/person (stressfree arrival - no cooking, no hurried shopping, no search for parking or restaurant, no dressing up...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    italian and german...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    anything missing in the kitchen? - I will gladly supply from my stock ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    very well equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    4ring gas,oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, American & Italian coffemaker,, toaster,etc. etc. etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    very well equipped separate pantry room...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    combination fridge, freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    3 gas rings, 1 electrical ring - oven ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    covered loggia as well as large sundeck with many garden furniture ...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    at florence and siena ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    5,5x11m -1.20-1.60m - very large leisure area with garden furniture - few guests - no crowds!!!!! private covered pool in cooler months ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    for colder days: fantastic hot springs facilities only 45min drive away - ...moreless

  • Sauna:

    finish sauna - cool season only - extra charge €15 a pers....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    seperate charge...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
mid1
May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,250
high
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,550
mid4
Aug 29 - Oct 9, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,250
low3 - on request only w
Oct 10 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,850 €3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
  • Pet Fee €50
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

rates incl. weekly change of bed, bath and table linen, pool towels, bathrobes (on request) fire/barbecue wood, use of washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, as well as a starter package of spices,

coffee, black or green tea, toilet paper, creme soap and detergent .

25% at time of booking, remaining 75% not later then 12 weeks prior to arrival, or 50% down and remaining 4 weeks prior to arrival - credit card or bank transfer - commissions are subject to refund


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Location

60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
florence
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Castellina in Chianti
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Florence
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Castellina scalo
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 (Bologna-Rome), speedway Florence-Siena 10 km
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Castellina in Chianti
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Abetone
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Grosseto

Car: Necessary

Poderi Val Verde -

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an authentic farm estate from the 16th century – located only 2 km from the wine town of Castellina in Chianti and with less then 2 hours drive to most famous sights of Tuscany (Siena 25 min, Florence 35 min, San Gimignano or Volterra, Pienza each 1 hrs., Arezzo, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Assisi, Perugia, Pisa or Lucca also the beaches each 1,5 hrs, same goes for Bologna, Ravenna, Faenza, hot springs 45 min, next train station 25 min, airport Florence 45 min, 5Terre, Rome and Milano each 3 hrs.

Poderi Val Verde is a real “living” farm – with farm and court yard animals , free roaming dogs and cats - in a surrounding and live style of “once up the time” .

Its a place for the individual travellers, looking for something different – for the feeling of solitute, peace and untouched nature. For people that like good original food (on-site dinners and cookery classes) and good wines.

For people that like to explore the country side by bike or by foot and next to visiting the countless cultural sights will also find time to attend one of the many cultural events such as opera, concerts, etc.

For people that include in the plans a visit to the many Thermal springs and spas as well as the beaches and marble caves of the Versiglia.

For people that enjoy travelling in the colder months when Tuscany seems to hibernate into the past. When in restaurants you find only locals and tourists are greeted with a welcoming smile , museums and other cultural places are empty and the Chianti belongs to only you.

When the air is heavy with the smell of the many fire places, the new young wine , the freshly pressed olive oil, grilled game meat and the famous bistecca .

Poderi Val Verde (Farmhouses in the green valley) was restored in 1998 and retouched in 2012. It was left itentially rustic – original fire places, cotto floors, beams, roofs and many little architectural particularities that mark centuries of living in this place. We are fully aware that with this we are going against the usual main stream of modern design.

When you step into our accommodations – you seem to step back into the past – rooms , setting and furnishing are according to the “Arte Povera” – as it used to be – as you saw it in films such as “under the Tuscan sun” or in “Romeo and Juliette” - but functional as in any modern house. Shady rose-covered loggias and sunny terraces with nices views are part of this all.

As most really old farm houses it was built in a large, open, sun-filled valley, thus protected from cold north winds and wet fogs, ventilated by warm south winds in the afternoon, with pleasant cool night temperatures due to the surrounding macchia and woods and with unlimited supplies of fresh well water.

The famous ancient “mules trail” passed through here – mules transported salt from the salt mines of sicily to the north – trails that always followed the course of water and wells and developed into important traffic venes. Prove of this are the many monastries and cloisters and farm houses that you find along this old road, which is also part of our trekking “network”.

Here you can spend your dream vacation – right in the heart of Tuscany – the Chianti Classico”

- only a few miles from Florence and Siena – in a region of vineyard covered hills, silvery olive groves, vast forests and colourful macchia slopes - and admidst hidden ancient farm houses guarded by cypresses and towering pinetrees

Surrounded by more then 2ha of wellcared parklike garden – unlike any other you might find - sits the imposing guest house complex which is dived in 3 apartments (2-4 Pers.) , and/or 2 semiattached houses 'Casa Pineta (8-13 pers.) + 'Casa Acacia (6-8 pers.) as well as the lovely small villetta 'Casa Capannina ' (4- 6 pers.).

The community pool of 5,5x11 m with extended leisure areas and surrounding gardens as well as sports facilities is open as of mid may . During the cooler months you may use the a small covered (not heated) private pool of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: The German owner Ulrike with her son Fabian (presently in Germany) - both Englishspeaking outgoing and very openminded people that will gladly be of assistance and share their experiences in Italy with their many international guests

Why the Owner Chose Castellina in Chianti:
Was infected with the 'Tusan virus' after my first visit (like so many others) some 30 years ago and after various vacations decided to finally settle in the heart of Tuscany - the Chianti Classico' area. Here I found everything I ever longed for - nature, peace, clean air, good food , fantastic wines and culture of the highest level. After some years I decided to share my experiences (also cooking) with guest from all over the world and opened a rental activity.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
there are few places that are so central to everything, and offer so much - located only 500 m from the main road but in absolute silence of the surrounding nature (the only nature preserve area in the Siena region) - you are closed to most important sights and places of Tuscany - 5 min to the next town, so social contacts are guaranteed - less then 1 hours from the next major airport (Florence) so getting here is no problem - fantastic marked trekking trails starting from your doorstep (stunning nature in winter or spring) , biking of the finest (on the tracks of the Giro d'Italia, golfing with the elite, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, some pecorino cheese on your personal patio, watching deer and wild boar pass by, Tuscan eagles soaring above this magnificant privately owned valley - what can one ask more for


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Photos

  • 'Casa Pineda' with loggia

    'Casa Pineda' with loggia

  • property view Poderi Val Verde

    property view Poderi Val Verde

  • small covered, unheated, pool for cooler periods

    small covered, unheated, pool for cooler periods

  • loggia with barbeque for al-fresco dining

    loggia with barbeque for al-fresco dining

  • bedroom no. 2  - 3 single beds - sleeping 3 persons

    bedroom no. 2 - 3 single beds - sleeping 3 persons

  • one of the 4 bathrooms - this one (bedroom no. 4) with bathtub/shower

    one of the 4 bathrooms - this one (bedroom no. 4) with bathtub/shower

  • separate dining room

    separate dining room

  • we are ready for the traditional Tuscan welcome dinner on arrival day

    we are ready for the traditional Tuscan welcome dinner on arrival day

  • thats where we do our cookery classes

    thats where we do our cookery classes

  • perfect surrounding for archery - lessons possible

    perfect surrounding for archery - lessons possible

  • our newest twins - sept. 2013

    our newest twins - sept. 2013

  • close up view of 'Casa Pineda' with terrace

    close up view of 'Casa Pineda' with terrace

  • Swimming pool 5,5x11m with leisure area

    Swimming pool 5,5x11m with leisure area

  • garden view

    garden view

  • Livingroom with open fire place

    Livingroom with open fire place

  • bedroom no.3 -   1 large double, 1 small double, sleeping max. 4 person

    bedroom no.3 - 1 large double, 1 small double, sleeping max. 4 person

  • Spacious full-fledge kitchen with  dining area

    Spacious full-fledge kitchen with dining area

  • spectacular roof terrace

    spectacular roof terrace

  • cookery classes for everybody

    cookery classes for everybody

  • adventure trekking

    adventure trekking

  • helpers in my vegetable garden

    helpers in my vegetable garden

  • you may help us feed our sheep

    you may help us feed our sheep

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/13/2015
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