Air Conditioned 15th Century House with Pool on Wine Estate(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
Bright and spacious with 130 sq metres of living accommodation over two floors, Casa delle Rondini was reconstructed fourteen years ago with locally sourced materials combining the authentic chestnut beams, cotto ceilings and floors and travertine finishes of a typical Tuscan farmhouse with modern and stylish convenience.
The present owners have completely refurbished the house over the last two years with beautiful and comfortable furniture, linens and soft furnishings
A large ground floor living area with dining for six, a comfortable sitting area and a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances.
An internal staircase leads to two big double bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other a king size (convertible to two singles). Both bedrooms are double aspect and have wonderful far reaching views over the vines, olive trees, woodlands and surrounding countryside to Monte Amiata to the south, to Siena to the west and north to San Gusme.
A third bedroom can accommodate one extra adult guest or two small children sharing a bed or with a bed and a crib.
An ensuite shower room to the master bedroom is lined in traditional travetine with fully fitted walk in shower, wc/bidet wash basin, heated towel radiators and heated travetine floor. A separate shower room is also fully lined with travetine with shower enclosure,wash basin, heated towel radiator, wc and bidet.
The original farmhouse external staircase leads off the outside dining terrace giving easy access to the first floor from outside.
A very private and secure south and west facing top garden is accessed direct from the living area and leads through flower beds to a terrace at the end of the garden which has fabulous sunset views of Siena. Guests love their sundowners on the terrace.
From the upper garden there are steps down through the lower garden to the pool area. There is a gate at the top of the steps to prevent unsupervised access to the pool and for those who prefer, there is a gravel path without steps leading to the pool from the front of the house.
The dining terrace protected by a covered pergola and with its travertine dining table and elegant wrought iron chairs is the perfect place for long lazy lunches or romantic dinners. There are sun loungers and sun umbrellas ready to use.
The pool (18m x 4m) is set among olive trees, vines and scented herbs with stunning views to Siena. It is cleaned daily. The pool is lit at night and is open from 15th May to 30th September. It is shared by the 6 other houses in the condominium but with most other owners only using their houses occasionally, it is never busy.
Tenuta Villa D'Arceno is an important and historic privately owned estate. There are over 1000 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and woodlands which are home to deer, wild boar, porcupines and any number of birds, especially swallows (rondini) which will keep you amused in the early evening as they skim the pools. The American winery, Kendall Jackson, produces excellent quality wines from the estate which you can sample and buy in the estate enoteca.
The estate is on the southern edge of the Chianti Classico area and many famous wine towns, villages and fattoria are within easy driving distance - Greve, Radda, Castellina, Bossi, Felsina to name a few. Fifteen minutes drive away is the market town of Castelnuovo Berardenga with a choice of supermarkets, local shops, restaurants and other local services. The charming villages of San Gusme, Villa a Sesta and Montebenichi are all within a ten minute drive and have good restaurants . The Unesco world heritage site of the fabulous 'crete senese' is twenty minutes away.
Good, fast roads take you easily to Siena with its famous Campo (30 minutes), Arezzo and Monteriggioni (45 minutes) and Montepulciano, San Gimigniano, Montalcino, Cortona (one hour) and countless other fascinating, romantic and beautiful towns. In ninety minutes you can be in the center of that jewel of the Renaissance, Florence, and not much longer will get you to Pisa, Lucca, Orvieto and even a day out on the Tuscan coast.
The nearest airports are Perugia (one hour), Florence (one and a half hours) and Pisa (two hours).
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Member since: 2008
- 130 m²
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Mobile Phone:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer (high season)
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $375.48
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Susan and Steven live in London and are both still working full time as lawyers. They have two married children and two grandchildren. All the family enjoys the time they can spend in Casa delle Rondini and Susan and Steven can't wait to be able to spend much more time there when they retire.
Why the Owner Chose Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena, Italy:
Like a lot of Brits before them, Susan and Steven have had a love affair with Tuscany for nearly twenty years. They were married in Siena and spent some of their happiest holidays on the Villa Arceno wine estate in the middle of the wonderful Chianti country side. When the opportunity came for them to buy there it was just too good a chance to miss. This will be their full time home eventually but in the meantime they wanted others to enjoy what they have enjoyed over the years.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the world with the delights of Renaissance Italy on the doorstep.
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The vineyards of the casa delle rondini farmhouse
The pool and gardens
The living room
Elegant dining indoors
The master bedroom
Twins or double in the second bedroom
The third bedroom
The south facing private garden
Sunset over Siena
The living room
A very well equipped new kitchen
The ensuite shower room
The new shower room
A shady spot for lunch
The view to the west from the bedrooms
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017
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