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Holiday homes in Tuscany. Large swimming pool and gardens. Tennis, BBQ - 2B - sleeps 4

Barberino Val D'elsa FI, Italy
  • Apartment1506 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 - 5 nights

Self-catering with Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, BBQ, garden, terrace, park.

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 and volleyball net. The particular position of the estate, as well as offering tranquility and 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 and providing the peace and relax 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/five-a-side football ground is in synthetic grass; close by there is also a ping-pong table, a small skating rink, a volleyball net, sling and slide for kids. The panorama from our private sunset terrace 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 garden. The playground for kids 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! Please note: the swimming pool and its area, as well as the Hot-Tub are open from April to October.

manager

Mr. Guido

  • Member Since 2005
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within one day
  • Speaks: english, italian

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Prince
        2 twin/ single, can be joined and become one large double
      • Master
        1 queen
      • The two single beds can be joined and become one large double upon request. Baby cots and high chairs available upon request.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Small baby plastic tub available upon request.

      Location Type

        • Rural

          Theme

            • Family
            • Historic
            • Holiday Resort
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Maps
                    • Firewood
                    • Internet
                      We offer free Wi-Fi (inside the unit and on the outdoors: terrace, swimming pool and gardens).
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      We provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom) and the furniture for living (pots, pans, forks and knives, glasses...etc.); all the other consumables are self catering.
                    • Living Room
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Heating
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      lots of free parking inside our private park, few meters away from the apartment.
                    • Sunbed
                    • Towels Provided
                      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.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Centralized laundry and ironing facilities in dedicated area located underneath the panoramic terrace (on share with other units). Coin-operated.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Centralized laundry and ironing facilities in dedicated area located underneath the panoramic terrace (on share with other units). Coin-operated.
                    • Free Wifi

                      Kitchen

                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Coffee Maker
                          There is a traditional Italian moka-maker (water under pressure to be put on fire), and a french-press (also know as a press pot, or coffee press, or coffee plunger).
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          step-up kitchen equipped with 4 rings gas hob, oven, fridge with freezer and dishwasher.
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          4 rings gas hob

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 4 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Leave one, pick one up ;-) (help us increasing the units' collection with your international favorite books, please)
                                • DVD Player
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  We offer a small collection of dvds, to be borrowed for free (from the laundry room).

                                  Outside

                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      More than 180° view on the surrounding hills, towards the sunset.....stunning!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      On share with other units. Free of charge. Closed only at night.
                                    • Tennis Court
                                    • Terrace

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The 9 x 18 m swimming pool has areas reserved for each apartment and fully equipped with private wooden pergola, deck chairs and sun beds.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Located down by the swimming pool area, is heated and coin-operated
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Spa Whirlpool
                                            • Whirlpool

                                              Attractions

                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • forests
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          Notes

                                                            • 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 have rolling anti-mosquitoes nets at the windows.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 9:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              1 Reviews

                                                              5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Magnificent Place in Tuscany

                                                              Castello di Pastine is a really wonderful place in the outback just between Florence and Siena. The country house lying on the top of a hill from our terrace we had a very nice view over the typical tuscan landscape up to San Gimignano, which is about 10 km away from Castello di Pastine. The huge park with its olive trees, pines and cypresses is a perfect place for recreation. But you can also do some sports like swimming or tennis. The apartment itself being part of three winged manor was comfortably endowed with all things you need for daily life. And Guido, the owner of the country estate, is a very friendly and helpful person for all issues. On the whole Castello di Pastine is a magnificent place for holydays in Tuscany not least because you can reach most of the tuscan sights worth seeing in a very short time.
                                                              Submitted:
                                                              Jun 24, 2011
                                                              Stayed:
                                                              Jun 2011

                                                              Location

                                                              Barberino Val D'elsa FI, Italy

                                                              Castello di Pastine is situated in an excellent position a little over 30 km from Florence and Siena, both of which can be reached within half an hour. About 11 km away is the fascinating town of Certaldo, a medieval fortress and the native city of Boccaccio — one of the fathers of Italian literature and the author of the Decameron. San Gimignano, the well-preserved medieval city of towers is just 15 km away, while Volterra, a historic Etruscan city, can be reached driving along 43 km of the most beautiful roads in Tuscany, part of the Volterrana: the legendary road for people who love to drive through the countryside, by car or by bike! Then, if you want to taste or buy some excellent wine, you don’t have to go very far to visit the wine cellars where the most famous red wine in the world is made, Chianti Classico. Throughout the year the Tuscan towns are animated by fairs, festivals, theme-celebrations and historic re-enactments with street markets, suppers, tastings and fireworks. Other Activities: cooking class, volleyball, sightseeing, air ballooning, wine tasting tours

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