Beautiful Historic Villa on Organic Olivr Farm, with Pool & Sunset Views

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to our hide-away in the heart of the Chianti hills in Tuscany.

If you are looking for a quiet place to stay while you explore the treasures of Tuscany, then you have come to the right place. We are at the end of a long, winding road through the cypress trees, vines, oaks and olives, and when you run out of road, that’s where you’ll find us. Miles from any traffic or noise, and yet just a few minutes from some of the world’s greatest cultural treasures.

We pride ourselves on our eco-friendly values and conservation policy, and we produce our own 100% organic olive oil using traditional methods. We are also very proud of our traditional Tuscan home-cooked food, using tasty local produce and organic ingredients where possible.

Patrignone is a family-owned and run concern, and we very much hope you will enjoy your stay in our Tuscan oasis.

Villa Patrignone is a beautiful old 15th Century (possibly even older) farmhouse villa which has been lovingly and tastefully restored. Patrignone is set on top of its own hill reached by a long, winding private road through 150 acres of forest, olives and vines, with uninterrupted 360 degree views over the Tuscan landscape and valley below.

It is the perfect setting for peaceful walks, sunbathing, cycling and exploring. It has a lovely pool with one of the best vistas in Tuscany, and a peaceful Koi pond surrounded by cypress trees that keep it shaded and cool. It also has the large Terracotta Terrace where you sit out, enjoy a glass of Vernaccia or a meal, and watch the amazing sunset over the towers of San Gimignano and the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon.

Villa Patrignone will comfortably sleep 14 in 7 double suites (2 of the suites can have 2 single beds or 1 double bed). It has a huge kitchen (complete with a large fridge-freezer and dish-washer) and dining room with large dining table that seats 14, a large living room and library. It is filled with beautiful furniture, large comfortable beds, and the old terracotta tiles and chestnut beams are in evidence everywhere. Two of the rooms have beautiful little balconies looking west towards the valley below and the sunset beyond.

Prices shown above are for exclusive use of Villa Patrignone using only 4 of the 7 bedrooms. Additional rooms may be added, but additional guest prices are based on 2 sharing a room. If your guest is in a room of their own, please add 2 guests to obtain the correct price.

You can also rent additional apartments from us if you are planning a larger gathering. There are 5 other apartments here giving you a total capacity of up to 33 people. Drop us a line and we’ll let you know what we have available.

Two of our other properties are advertised here:

Il Forno: VRBO #179137
Le Stalle: VRBO #147492

The others can be found on our website. Follow the 'Links to more information' below or Google 'Patrignone' to find our dedicated web site.


Patrignone is right in the middle of Chianti, at the epicentre of Tuscany's cultural treasures, just 10 minutes from the beautiful hill-top town of Castellina in Chianti, with its full compliment of restaurants, cafés and shops (and a small supermarket). Siena is just 35 minutes away, and Florence 40 minutes in the other direction, San Gimignano is 30 mins away, with Volterra the next village along. You really couldn't pick a more central location. There's no doubt that you'll need a car to get the most of Chianti's nooks and crannies, but if you feel like venturing further afield, within a 1.5-hour drive you'll find white sandy beaches, typically beautiful seaside resorts, dozens of hot springs, and the majesty of the snow-covered Apennines, clearly visible from Patrignone's terracotta terrace. And if you're into cycling, tennis, golf, ballooning or fishing, these activities and more can easily be organised. Just let us know what your interests are, and we'll give you some options.

Dinner at Patrignone

A four-course evening meal can be prepared and served, either in the Frantoio Dining Room or out on the Terracotta Terrace, weather permitting, for 40€/head including wine. Please make your requirements known at least 7 days prior to arrival, though ad-hoc arrangements can be made later, and we will always try to accommodate your wishes, if we can.

The Terracotta Terrace, pool & Koi pond

There is a large terracotta terrace with breathtaking sunset views across the valley towards the sparkling towers of San Gimignano the snowy peaks of Abetone. Guests often have their sunset drinks here, or take their evening meals here under the stars. The natural stone-tiled pool area is a tactful 50 metres from the house, and offers amazing sunset vistas, as well as the opportunity to watch the cheeky swallows having an evening dip in the pool. There are plenty of deck-chairs and sun-loungers, as well as umbrellas, the natural shade produced by trees surrounding the pool, and a shower. NB There is no pool supervision, so NO children under the age of 14 may use the pool unsupervised. The Koi pond is a peaceful landscaped area made up of a stone built circular pond, with a seating area. It is very quiet and is shaded by large trees. It is NOT a safe area for young children to roam unsupervised.

Follow the link below or Google 'Patrignone' to find our dedicated website with more photos and information.

Keywords: Villa, Farmhouse, Agriturismo, Castellina, Tuscany, Italy, Chianti, pool, vineyards, wineries, olives, farm, Apartment, villa, agriturismo, cottage, farm, Tuscany, Chianti, Castellina, wineries, vineyards, San Gimignano, Radda, Siena, Florence

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 243 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


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

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • The Blue Room: 1 king

    only room with a proper bath, amazing views...moreless

  • The E.M.Forster: 1 king

    Big desk for writers and poets...moreless

  • The Oriental: 1 king

    Biggest bedroom in the house...moreless

  • The Charlston: 1 king

    Very cool in the summer...moreless

  • The Green Room: 1 king

    Very pretty room overlooking the Jasmine Courtyard...moreless

  • The Travellers' Room: 1 king

    The smallest bathroom but the best views in the house!...moreless

  • The B&W Room: 2 twin/ single

    Room can be made up as a king-size double or 2 singles...moreless

  • Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, so no sharing necessary. All beds are European King Size, 160-170cm wide. One room can also be made up as twin singles or a king-size double. We have 2 baby cribs/cots....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have a lovely pool with one of the best pool-side views in Tuscany. And the stunning sunset views can be seen from the Terracotta Terrace which overlooks the whole of Tuscany (almost). See the glittering towers of San Gimignano framed by the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    We're surrounded on all sides by vineyards, olive groves and forests, with stunning sunset views across the valley to San Gimignano...moreless

  • Village:

    Just 10 minutes away you'll find the charming towns of Castellina in Chianti and San Donato in Poggio, with Radda and Panzano just 10 minutes further on, and Certaldo, San Gimignano, Greve close by....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes can be tumble-dried for an additional €2/load...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Parking under our new solar farm which generates all our electricity...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Additional heating can be provided during cold spells for a nominal additional charge. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry facilities are available on request. Cost/load €8 payable in Italy....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood and central heating charges will be payable in cold months....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    available to rent from local companies...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$2,933 $11,790

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
6 night min stay
$3,533 $13,934

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$2,933 $11,790

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$2,933 $11,790

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 2.7%


Prices shown above are for exclusive use of Villa Patrignone using only 4 of 7 bedrooms only (8 people max). Additional rooms may be added, but additional guest prices are based on 2 sharing a room. If your guest is in a room of their own, please add 2 guests to obtain the correct price.

During the Summer Season, bookings 7 nights or less may begin or end on a Saturday, but must not straddle a Saturday (as this will effectively take up 2 weeks on our calendar).

With 5 other beautiful self-catering apartments at Patrignone, you can add these together in any combination for larger parties up to 33 people, perfect for that family reunion or big celebration. Please ask for prices and availability. Click on the link below or Google Patrignone for more information.

Easter is always charged at summer rates.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
San Donato
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

There are many fantastic vineyards in the area that allow you to go and sample their wares


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Simon Zimbler - owner, manager, olive farmer. 'I live and work on our family’s olive oil Agriturismo in the heart of Chianti with my wife Verity and our three children. We moved to Italy in 2007 to take over the business founded over 25 years ago by my Italian mother. I'm a keen cook, I love wine, and I have an extensive knowledge of the restaurants and wineries around here. For 7 months of the year my main job is to help and advise our guests and to make sure they make the most of their time in Tuscany. The rest of my time is devoted to my beloved olives, and to making sure my extra virgin olive oil is the envy of our neighbours. And there’s always time for a swim with the kids in the pool.'

Why the Owner Chose Barberino Val D'elsa FI, Italy:
My mother moved to the UK when she was 14, but always vowed to move back to her native country at some point. She started looking for a suitable 'project' in Tuscany in the early 80's, and finally settled on Patrignone on 1985. And who wouldn't! She picked Patrignone because she wanted somewhere completely isolated, not overlooked by neighbours, and with a private road not used by anyone else. And, of course, she fell in love with Patrignone's amazing sunset views.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Well, it really is very beautiful here. We're surrounded on all sides by cypress trees, vineyards, and our olive groves. We're on top of our own hill so we have the most amazing views as far as the Apennines. So it's very peaceful and quiet here, and yet we are perfectly situated, just 45 mins from Florence, 35 mins from Siena and surrounded by beautiful hill-top Tuscan towns, the nearest of which is Castellina in Chianti, just 10 minutes away, and well-stocked with shops, bars, excellent restaurants, a brilliant butcher and a good supermarket.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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  • Villa Patrignone

    Villa Patrignone

  • The pool with its amazing sunset views

    The pool with its amazing sunset views

  • The Villa living room with library

    The Villa living room with library

  • The Blue Room, with its amazing sunset views

    The Blue Room, with its amazing sunset views

  • The Blue Room

    The Blue Room

  • The Charleston

    The Charleston

  • The main gate leading to the Jasmine Courtyard

    The main gate leading to the Jasmine Courtyard

  • We cook once a week. Great food, lots of wine, excellent company.

    We cook once a week. Great food, lots of wine, excellent company.

  • The large kitchen and dining table

    The large kitchen and dining table

  • The Green Room with its views over our olive groves

    The Green Room with its views over our olive groves

  • The Villa Library

    The Villa Library

  • The view from The Blue Room

    The view from The Blue Room

  • Oriental bedroom

    Oriental bedroom

  • The main gate

    The main gate

  • The pool at sunset

    The pool at sunset

VRBO #163783

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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