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Luxury Villa on Private Chianti Estate - Olive Grove, Pool, a/C, Sleeps 6-10

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3-5 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6-8-10 GUESTS, PRIVATE COURTYARD & GARDEN, POOL.

THE VILLA

Casale Fornaci is a magnificent country house located inside the beautiful and private Villa Arceno estate in the Chianti. Surrounded by a grove of olive trees atop lush green hillsides, this 13th century restoration with its terracotta floors, wood beamed ceilings and stone walls is the perfect vacation villa for families and friends wanting to enjoy Tuscan life at its finest.

The location of the villa makes it easily accessible to the most beautiful destinations in Tuscany. Decorated in a true and classic Tuscan style, furnished and equipped to the highest of standards and with NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR HIDDEN FEES.

We offer all the modern comforts one could want; air conditioning and heating, internet access, indoor and outdoor wi-fi, local and satellite tv, DVD player, a large collection of movies and an iPod dock. All is included within the rental fee.

We aim to make all of your planning simple and pleasurable to ensure that your stay with us is comfortable, stress free and memorable.


YOUR ARRIVAL AT FORNACI

Myself or our local representative will personally escort you to Casale Fornaci. You will be given a tour of the villa and its features, provided with an instruction booklet and a guide to the surrounding area and attractions. You can ask questions and request assistance with arranging outings and booking events at home.

After a long day of travel, upon your arrival at Casale Fornaci, your only thought should be to relax, so we provide our guest with a WELCOME BASKET filled with delicious, locally sourced essentials to carry you through to breakfast the next day and beyond. Some items included in the basket; (white and red wine, water, fruit juice, pecorino, parmigiano cheese, olive oil, bread and other staples like honey, jams, cereal, etc.) Also included a mobile phone prepaid up to 10 Euro.

We highly recommend that our guests have a car at their disposal. There are 3 covered parking spaces reserved for the exclusive use of our guests. In keeping with the rules of the Consortium of Villa Arceno, the roads, as with all aspects of the estate, are maintained to remain as they were in their original state, centuries ago. As such, the surroundings are tranquil and the unpaved roads allow for long, peaceful walks, cycling or jogging on the estate.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS AT FORNACI

The main house has comfortable sleeping accommodations for six (6) guests. Should your family or party be larger we can accommodate comfortably up to 10 guests by taking advantage of the guest house (located within our private courtyard) and the coach house (located just steps from the villa). These accommodations are exclusive to you and your guests and they will not be shared or rented to anyone outside of your party during your stay.

The Main floor features a large master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite bathroom, a library and a second full bathroom. The upstairs houses 2 bedrooms with matrimonial beds, ample storage and another full bathroom.

The guest quarter, located in the private courtyard features a living room with a matrimonial pull-out, a large bathroom and TV.

The coach house located outside the courtyard features a full kitchen, a matrimonial pull-out, a large bathroom and TV.

If you are travelling in a large group there won't be any fights for the showers!

The lower level of the villa features a spacious lounge and a walkout to the private courtyard. The main house has AIR CONDITIONING.

EATING AND COOKING

For the enthusiast or professional cook, the villa features a stunning fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room with a huge original wood burning fireplace and a dining table that can seat 12.

Dine al fresco in the private courtyard while sipping wine from the vineyards on the grounds estate. Our courtyard also features an original, centuries-old wood-burning oven that has been skillfully restored and now perfectly ready to make delicious pizza.

But perhaps you may prefer a barbeque in the garden? You can enjoy a meal in our privately owned and extensive gated park, to which only you have access. How about a lamppost-lit dinner, in the shadow of an ancient oak tree, next to our fresh water well and grape vines? The grill set atop antique bricks and the large white-stone table and benches, will create the perfect setting for an outdoor lunch. You may chose to pack a picnic and enjoy the shade of our olive grove.

Should you not wish to cook, we can help to arrange for PRIVATE TUSCAN MEALS to be cooked at the house for you. We can also pre-arrange for a COOKING LESSON at the Villa, it will be a meal to remember.

THE OUTDOORS OF FORNACI

If you like to walk in the open air, the private park offers over 30 thousand square feet of land. The villa's private landscaped garden rich with cherry, walnut, pomegranate, fig, apricot and almond trees,our 80 tree olive grove enjoys expansive views of the countryside, including the distant Monte Amiata. You can walk among our olive grove or simply sit and wait in silence to watch the deer and wild boars that, in a distance, cross the park in the hours of dawn and dusk while searching the sky for pheasants and falcons.

Enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool which is exclusively shared, but seldom used, by the guests and residents of Casale Fornaci. The pool is open from May 15 to Sep 15. Equipped with loungers and umbrellas. Pool depth : 47" to 86". Pool dimensions : 44' x 19'.

Read a book and sip a cocktail on the loggia, while taking in the breath taking views.

The courtyard is furnished with a dining table, chairs and an umbrella while the poolside is furnished with loungers and umbrellas and the loggia with lounge chairs and side tables.

THE ESTATE

Casale Fornaci is located on the private Villa Arceno estate in the heart of Tuscany.The estate is protected by the Consortium of Villa Arceno and the preservation of the natural and historical characteristics of the 1000+ acre property is of the utmost importance to the Consortium. As a result the magnificent property looks today just as it did centuries ago.

Casale Fornaci is one of 30 Casali on the estate and is only 20 Km northeast of Siena, 8 Km near the quaint town of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti region and only 3 Km from the medieval borghi of San Gusme' and Montebenichi. The position of Casale Fornaci makes it an ideal place for day trips into the entire Chianti area as well as cities such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo. There are countless superb Tuscan restaurants and local farms selling oil and wine in the vicinity. 

We encourage our guests to visit the outdoor market in Castelnuovo Berardenga boasting local farms and their divine produce and products, open every Thursday.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, polish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3230 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Cots with linens are available for flexibility in sleeping arrangements. We also have a high chair and baby cot available for your use upon request. There is a tree hung swing in the private park. We have lots of DVD's for various ages, puzzles and board games to keep kids busy on rainy days. The courtyard is fenced in, as is the park to provide additional safety and security for younger children. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Coach House: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Full kitchen, TV and private bathroom...moreless

  • Guest house: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Living room, TV and private bathroom...moreless

  • All the bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes. All the floors have traditional terracotta tiling. All the bedrooms are fitted with wooden shutters and integral mosquito nets as well as air conditioning in the main house. 2 additional cots can also be furnished, upon request a baby bed can be supplied. FOR PARTIES OVER 6 GUESTS We can accommodate 2 additional guests in our GUEST HOUSE located in our private courtyard equipped with a full private bathroom, ample space and storage and a TV. Should your party be over 8 guests we can accomodate a further 2 guests in our COACH HOUSE steps away from the main house. The coach house is equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom, ample space and storage and a TV. Whether your party is large enough to require the use of the guest or coach house, the guest and coach house will not be rented to anyone else during your stay and you will have exclusive use of our villa. BED LINENS PROVIDED. TWO COTS WITH ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Master Ensuite: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Coach House Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Guest House Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Towels provided for each guest. The main house contains 3 full bathrooms. Two on the main level and one on the upper level. Should your party be over 6 people, the guest house and coach house both are equipped with full private bathrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • EXCURSION AND TOURS - We provide a selection of maps, and guides describing activities and excursions possible within range of Casale Fornaci, however, below are just a few examples activities available to our guest 1 - Day Trips & Excursions to various charming nearby towns and villages, and larger historic cities 2 - Wine and Olive Oil Tasting; visit local wineries and olive mills 3 - Visit Famous Villas & Gardens; 4 - Cycling; bike rentals and tours 5 - Horseback riding; lessons, camps, excursions and trekking 6 - Thermal Baths and Spas 7 - Hiking and Driving 8 - Balooning 9 - Golf 10 - Cooking Schools and Wine Classes are numerous in the area ARRIVAL DAY: SATURDAY other days are possible outside of the summer high season. ARRIVAL TIME: 5pm DEPARTURE TIME: 10am LINEN CHANGES: for stays lo...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our library has mostly Italian and English books, with some books about the surrounding area and attractions. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    An array of board games, decks of cards and puzzles. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local Italian TV Channels Satellite for International Channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod dock....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a television in the main house, one in the coach house and one in the guest house....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are a few toys available for children; plush farmhouse, puzzles, colouring supplies, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have lots of DVD's available for children and for adults. Each year we expand our library and it has a wide range of genres....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Hills of the Chianti in the Tenuta of Villa Arceno...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoor dining at the expandable table in the open concept living/dining/kitchen in the main house. Outdoor dining in the courtyard or in the private park, both are equipped with table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Located in the Main House. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in the lower level, instructions provided....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Indoor fireplace in the kitchen. Wood provided....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open Concept with Dining Room & Kitchen...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Three parking spaces are available for guests use....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone use up to 10 Euros is prepaid, instructions are available to reload the mobile....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in the lower level, instructions provided. Laundry detergent provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Wi-Fi indoors and out...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Our outdoor pizza oven is available for our guests use year round. It is often the highlight for our guests. Wood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso, drip & french press are all available. There are ground coffee beans provided in the pantry....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Washing tabs are provided....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities. It also has the original wood burning fire place perfect for grilling indoors....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide pantry basics such as flour, salt, sugar spices, oil and vinegar. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a private courtyard with an incredible view and dining set....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There are large, comfortable, cushioned lounge chairs on the lanai, with incredible views of the surrounding hillside and Monte Amiata, for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The massive 30,000+ sf private garden is for the exclusive use of our guests. Dine outdoors among the olive and fruit trees. Equipped with a BBQ, table, benches, fresh water well and a swing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a BBQ in the private garden and a wood burning pizza oven in the courtyard....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Exclusive use only for the guests and residents of Casale Fornaci from May 15 to Sep 15. Equipped with loungers and umbrellas. Pool depth : 47" to 86". Pool dimensions : 44' x 19'....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Oct 1 - Dec 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,338

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Dec 31 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,364

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Apr 22 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,391

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 17 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,418

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Harvest
Sep 2 - Nov 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,338

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$361

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $531.33

Notes:

PRICE INCLUDES: All taxes & energy costs, Internet, Satellite TV, Welcome Basket, Bed & Kitchen Linens, Towels, Final Cleaning, Baby Crib/Linens, 2 Additional Cots.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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Location

86 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence Peretola (FLR)
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
San Gusmè
165 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Club La Bagnaia and Val di Chiana
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Castelnuovo Berardenga Station
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway A1
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
San Gusmè
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Follonica

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: wine tasting, olive oil tasting, cooking classes, private chefs, weddings, city tours, horseback riding, bike riding, golf, local farmers market

 

Owner info

About the owner: I speak Fluent English, Italian and Spanish


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, polish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • Main House & Internal Private Courtyard

    Main House & Internal Private Courtyard

  • Loggia with Incredible Views

    Loggia with Incredible Views

  • A Courtyard Lunch

    A Courtyard Lunch

  • Bistecca Alla Fiorentina Grilled in the Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace

    Bistecca Alla Fiorentina Grilled in the Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace

  • Homemade Pizza in the Outdoor Wood Burning Pizza Oven

    Homemade Pizza in the Outdoor Wood Burning Pizza Oven

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Additional 2nd Storey Bedroom

    Additional 2nd Storey Bedroom

  • Ground Floor Lounge

    Ground Floor Lounge

  • View of Casale Fornaci From the Olive Grove

    View of Casale Fornaci From the Olive Grove

  • Dining In Our Private Garden with Swing

    Dining In Our Private Garden with Swing

  • Coach House Sleeps 2 With It's Own Kitchen and Bathroom With Shower

    Coach House Sleeps 2 With It's Own Kitchen and Bathroom With Shower

  • View of the Guest House Entrance from the Courtyard

    View of the Guest House Entrance from the Courtyard

  • Private Courtyard & Main Entrance Gate

    Private Courtyard & Main Entrance Gate

  • Dining Al Fresco In the  Courtyard

    Dining Al Fresco In the Courtyard

  • Main Floor Kitchen & Living Room with Restored Fireplace for Cooking

    Main Floor Kitchen & Living Room with Restored Fireplace for Cooking

  • Our pizza oven, located in the Courtyard.

    Our pizza oven, located in the Courtyard.

  • Main Floor Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom

    Main Floor Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom

  • 2nd Storey Bedroom

    2nd Storey Bedroom

  • Main House Bathroom 1 of 3

    Main House Bathroom 1 of 3

  • View From Our Park Bench

    View From Our Park Bench

  • Swimming Pool with Panoramic Views

    Swimming Pool with Panoramic Views

  • Coach House Kitchen

    Coach House Kitchen

  • study / library

    study / library

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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