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Charming Tranquil Tuscan Villa Set in the Exclusive Villa Arceno Chianti Estate

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

THE APARTMENT

Set into the beautiful Chianti hills of Villa Arceno, a vast private estate and nature reserve, the apartment comprises three floors within a renovated traditional Tuscan farmhouse split into three properties.

Exclusively private large airy apartment and covered patio with postcard views facing south over the Chianti countryside. Two large comfortable 'Tuscan' double bedrooms with ceiling fans. Each with separate bathrooms. True Tuscan 'essence' with all modern conveniences, internet access, Wi-Fi, T.V. DVD player and iPod dock. Furnished to the highest standards with local antiques and designs the apartment accommodates comfortably four persons to give a unique and very stylish, comfortable experience, a true 'home from home'. A large and comfortable dining area seating eight and an excellently appointed kitchen for keen or even 'professional' cooks!

Accessed by its own entrance at ground level from a secluded private garden into a small courtyard leading to a porch which also houses a wood fired oven. A stairway leads up to a private covered patio 'the Loggia' with exclusive use for 'al fresco' dining seating six. The apartment is accessed directly from the Loggia into a spacious living area with fireplace and a dining area accommodating up to eight people and kitchen. At one end a bedroom and bathroom with shower, opposite, a stairway leads to a spacious and romantic master bedroom with beautiful views over the vineyards and the village of San Gusmè. A bathroom elegantly finished with a large bathtub and shower serves the master bedroom. Guests also have the use of a tranquil private swimming pool.

THE ESTATE OF VILLA ARCENO: The estate of Arceno covers 1000 hectares of forest, vineyards, olive groves, cypress avenues, dotted with traditional farmhouses “the Casali”, some of which are enigmatic, romantic ruins awaiting restoration.
The “Villa” (Manor House) of the estate dates from the 16th century along with its own chapel, a romantic park and lake. From the Villa the original owners would have managed the estate directing the farmhands and workers who once lived in the Casali with the livestock.
Il Poggio was once a working Casale but is now restored with modern benefits, it now houses those who wish to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Chianti countryside.

AROUNDABOUTS: From Il Poggio there are views towards the famous Crete, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and beyond towards Monte Amiata. To the rear of the Casale lies the medieval walled village of San Gusmè, a short 15 minute walk through the vines where, if one pleases may have a drink at the village café and admire panoramic views in almost all directions to Siena and its Torre del Mangia.

All areas of the estate are reached by “strade bianche”, literally “white roads” which are unpaved. Although used by the public these roads are quiet, allowing walking, cycling and jogging at one’s own pace. The surrounding region is stuffed with history, art, food and wine. Siena, with its famous “Palio” an exciting adrenaline fuelled horse race (2nd July and 16th August) is only 15 minutes away. With Italy’s excellent road network, Florence, San Giminiano, le Crete, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona and Arezzo are with easy reach for day trips. In the other direction Umbria with Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Todi.

AMENITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT: Famous for food and wine there are many places to see and go to in order to discover the flavours of Chianti. One might be a passive or active participant, either eating and drinking the produce or by taking cooking or winery courses at source and making the resulting produce oneself. If one is the more active type, a diverting round of golf or horse riding might be the ticket. There are spas and the seaside to indulge in should relaxing there be preferred.
Packed full of history and art, an almost endless list of galleries, exhibitions, museums, churches, palaces and other diverse artisanal places are to be discovered.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds can be adjoined and make a king bed. Ceiling fan....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    King bed. Bed linen also for the cot are provided.Celing fan...moreless

  • Both bedrooms, as for the rest of the house, have high ceilings with traditional Tuscan construction of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, giving a light airy feel even during the heat of summer. Both are decorated in traditional Tuscan style augmented with antique furniture and bed frames. Through the windows you may view the Tuscan countryside in all directions and sunsets. From the elevated position there is the benefit of cool breezes at night and during the day. Ceiling fans have been installed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The house features an I-pod docking station and WI-FI internet connectivity. You may either bring your own music or listen to the music and watch DVDs provided. There is a comprehensive information pack with suggestions for places of interest to visit, gardens, villas, museums, restaurants, etc. This is available in the house along with a selection of guidebooks and maps. A small welcome basket (including basic household items) is provided on arrival. The pool may be accessed outside daily cleaning times. It is open from 15th May to 15th September. In the living room a wood fired stove has been fitted in the fireplace For English tea lovers there is a proper brown teapot otherwise Nespresso espresso machine is available! Dinners may be cooked at the house by a talented young lady cook upon request...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The outside private loggia (of about 20 square metres) is a perfect place for dining outside and spending time outdoors....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    There are two covered parking spaces available for guests....moreless

  • Telephone:

    10 euro of phone calls are included in the price...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-fi connectivity is fast and works very efficiently....moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    A private 'loggia' is available to dine al fresco....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    A private 'loggia' is at the exclusive disposal of the guests where to lounge and dine al fresco...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis:

    In the area there are tennis courts ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The swimming pool is shared with two other properties which are part of the villa...moreless

Building Type

  • Villa

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid season 2016
Sep 3 - Dec 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,512
Spring Season 2017
Dec 31 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,624

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer Season 2017
Jun 3 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,848
Autumn Season 2017
Sep 16 - Dec 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,624

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,512

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $447.99
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Notes:

HEATING: it will be charged upon consumption at 3 euro per LPG cubic meter.

VISITORS' TAX: € 1,5 pax/day, for 7 days maximum

DURATION OF STAY: in high season, from 4th July until 27th September, the minimum stay is of 7 nights

CHANGEOVER DAY: in high season, from 4th July until 27th September, changeover day is SATURDAY

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 4 weeks before the date of arrival, or

b) total rent - if cancellation is received less than 4 weeks before the


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence airport
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
In the village of San Gusme'
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Club Valdichiana
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Siena
90 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Florence
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
In the village of San Gusme'
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Castiglion della Pescaia

Car: Necessary

The Casale Il Poggio is situated East of Siena in the South part of the wine region of Chianti near to the villages of Castelnuovo Berardenga and San Gusmè. Historical art and architecture may be found in Florence, Siena, San Giminiano, Arezzo, Pienza and the nearby region of Umbria. The Chianti region is famous for its castles and fortifications, the results of past strife between Florence and Siena. Local amenities include trattorie, restaurants, wine cellars (famous ones like Felsina and Brolio), local markets and fairs. Hot springs and spas (in Rapolano, Bagni San Filippo and Chianciano) are within easy reach and Tuscan seaside resorts are an hour away (Castiglion della Pescaia, Follonica). Golf and horse riding are available locally, or you may relax in a SPA not far away from Castelnuovo.

Each year in October the marathon named Ecomaratona is run also through the estate of Arceno.

Also, each year on 2nd July and 16th August the Palio, the historical horse race, is run in Siena.

Other Activities: Italian cooking lessons, wine touring and tasting

GPS COORDINATES:

Latitude: N 43o 22’ 47.9”

Longitude: E 11o 30’ 5.40”

Or if your GPS prefers degrees with decimals

Latitude: N 43.3800o

Longitude: E 11.5015o

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Anna and James, we are an Italian-Anglo couple who enjoy their lives between London, Milan and Tuscany. We have a busy life but also also love to have relaxing moments in Arceno where we find tranquillity after the buzzing of a big city. Love art, music, good food and even better wine.

Why the Owner Chose Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena, Italy:
Anna and James enjoy Arco al Poggio since 2004. It was love at first sight and the place has become our magic retreat and we love to share this with our Guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Arceno is a private estate where history, beautiful landscapes, vineyards, flora and wild animals make the place unique in the whole of Tuscany. Our house benefits from it all and living life here is a special treat due to the beauty and harmony of the place.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The Casale Il Poggio, the farmhouse

    The Casale Il Poggio, the farmhouse

  • The Swimming Pool

    The Swimming Pool

  • The Casale Il Poggio, the farm house

    The Casale Il Poggio, the farm house

  • The Casale Il Poggio on the right and San Gusme'

    The Casale Il Poggio on the right and San Gusme'

  • The Casale Il Poggio from the rear

    The Casale Il Poggio from the rear

  • The private garden

    The private garden

  • The way from the entrance in to the private Loggia

    The way from the entrance in to the private Loggia

  • The living room and the wood burning stove

    The living room and the wood burning stove

  • The Dining Table and the Kitchen

    The Dining Table and the Kitchen

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • The Guest Bedroom

    The Guest Bedroom

  • The Guest Bathroom

    The Guest Bathroom

  • The Swimming Pool

    The Swimming Pool

  • View of the Loggia

    View of the Loggia

  • The Casale Il Poggio, the entrance to the house on the right

    The Casale Il Poggio, the entrance to the house on the right

  • Arceno, the cypress avenue and the vineyards

    Arceno, the cypress avenue and the vineyards

  • The view from the private garden

    The view from the private garden

  • Arco al Poggio, the entrance gate

    Arco al Poggio, the entrance gate

  • The private Loggia from the dining table

    The private Loggia from the dining table

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • The Master Bathroom

    The Master Bathroom

  • The Guest Bedroom

    The Guest Bedroom

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, italian
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