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Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ideal for families and friends

This beautiful restored farmhouse in the Tuscan style is part of the estate of Certano and is the ideal place for a quiet and relaxing holiday in the countryside, not far from Siena.

The building enjoys a panoramic view over the vineyards and olive groves and offers wide open spaces where you can spend moments of relaxation.

Siena is only 7 km away and is easily accessible both by car and by bus which stops at the bottom of the dirt road Certano.

The Grove offers the possibility to spend relaxing holidays in peace and respect for tradition, but is also ideal for short trips in the surrounding countryside or cultural visits: Florence, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, San Gimignano, Volterra , Monteriggioni destinations are very close where you can spend pleasant days.

The immediate vicinity also offer many interesting insights: Lecceto, Belcaro, Petriolo, Celsa.

The village of Certano with its elegant villa, its ancient Romanesque church, the surrounding buildings and grounds are an excellent opportunity for vacation.

Staying in Boschetto there are also various and diverse opportunities for recreation in the surrounding estate Certano: snack in the “limonaia”, the greenhouse overlooking the roof garden, cooking classes in the old kitchen of the villa, mountain biking using the bikes available to guests , wine tasting, olive oil, vin santo and honey in the ancient cellar decorated with chestnut barrels, some reading under the cedar trees of the park, shopping in the shop in the square, almond biscuits and vin santo with 360 degree views from the terrace on top of the villa , elegant dinners in the frescoed halls on the ground floor of the villa.

Boschetto, typical farmhouse in the Tuscan style offers spacious rooms with beamed ceilings and authentic Tuscan terracotta floors and offers 11 comfortable beds. A double room, four bedrooms with two beds each, one single bedroom, two bathrooms with shower, one with bath, dining room with large fireplace where you can even sit, eat-in kitchen with dishwasher. The room on the ground floor is accessible to disabled people with wheelchairs.

More Details

Annalisa Baldassarrini-property owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Annalisa Baldassarrini-property owner

My name is Annalisa Baldassarrini, I am a descendant of the Baldassarrini family who lived for in the estate of Certano. I'm responsible for the management, maintenance and care of the houses and apartments that we rent. Fishing out things here and there from the rooms of the ancient villa of Certano, I tried to restore the flavor of the houses. In the days when I was a little girl and I used to go and visit the farmers in the houses we now open to tourists. I really like going to the flea markets in search of old objects and furniture to embellish our homes and create a true Tuscan atmosphere. I enjoy growing lavander and love creativity in general, and in the store I opened under the stable I create scented sachets and various crafts to offer to our guests. I'm keen on painting, decoupage, embroidery and creativity in general. Certano makes me feel good because it enhances my artistic side!

Why Annalisa Baldassarrini-property owner chose Siena

The property has been in our family for generations and I remember visiting the peasants who lived in it at the time of sharecropping: I have so many good memories of those times!

I can still smell the scent of wheat and remember the picturesque haystacks in the yard in front of Boschetto.

What makes this farmhouse unique

I love this house because it makes you feel the atmosphere of bygone times, with its thick walls and the old chimney!


Siena Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on ground floor - toilet , shower , bidet , Accessible to wheelchairs
    Bathroom on first floor - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom on first floor - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom on the ground floor - 2 twin/ single , The room is accessible to wheelchairs
    Bedroom on the first floor with twin beds - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom on the first floor with sleep sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleep sofa sleeps two persons
    Single-bed Room on first floor - 1 twin/ single
    Twin-bed Room on first floor - 2 twin/ single
    Matrimonial bedroom on first floor - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hunting
The country house offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, while delighting the guests with the possibility of hikes on the beautiful country roads surrounding the property, as well as many other interesting opportunities: horse-riding and thermal baths in the vicinity, swimming in the river or at the seaside (about an hour from our place). Guests may also attend cooking and painting classes or enjoy a visit of the historic hamlet of Certano, with its old church and its beautiful villa. The amazing halls on the ground floor of the villa are the ideal location for various types of events and workshops.


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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a gem, the home, property, the area, and especially the hostess, Gracillla. She was wonderful and made the stay outstanding! We had a great time and we're sorry to leave! The whole crew thanks you.

Ron Russell

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ronald, thank you for your very nice comment. I'm sorry I could not meet you, but I'm glad our housekeeper Graciela was helpful: she is in fact a very valuable substitute when I'm not there! Hope to see you some other time here in Tuscany... All the best to you and to your group, Annalisa
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Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here three days and enjoyed it thoroughly. The house easily accommodated our group of six; in fact, it was quite large. All enjoyed the ancient character of the old house, the surrounding Tuscan countryside, and the table outside. The manager and owner were both very gracious and helpful. The owner, Anna Baldasarrini, kindly showed us the family’s centuries-old villa and winery nearby as well. Except for breakfast and maybe a snack, we ate out or at the house of friends, but the kitchen was adequate for preparation of simple meals. I strongly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cadre agréable. Accueil peu satisfaisant

  • 3 of 5

Maison typique Toscane avec un équipement de cuisine sommaire (plaque cuisson ancienne avec odeur de gaz, peu d'ustensiles culinaires). Maison pas prête à notre arrivée avec un accueil rapide. Barbecue inexistant. Problème d 'évacuation eau de la douche partiellement résolue. Visite d'acheteurs potentiels de notre logement pendant notre séjour sans en avoir été avertis préalablement . Literie correcte pour seulement 9 personnes (les 2 autres couchages sont prévus sur un convertible usés )

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Monteriggioni Main Gate
Eremo di Lecceto
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Bar in Costalpino
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Siena train station
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Osteria la Curvetta in Costafabbri
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.21

Heating is an extra charge and is bassed on consumption

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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