Authentic, Unspoilt, Rural Tuscany the Way You Would Like to Experience it!(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Self-catering, independent, spectacular view; three bedrooms and two baths
Only 1,5 km from Radda in Chianti, and midway between Florence and Siena, our 25-acre farm is nestled into the side of a hill at the end of its own 400 meter gated, gravel road, and consists of the original 300 year old remodelled stone farmhouse available for summer rental, a nearby stone hay barn which houses a separate apartment as well as the owner's home, and a new stone building at the far side of the property, location of our farm gift shop, where we sell our cashmere yarn and accessories.
Commanding an uninterrupted view of one of the most exceptionally beautiful valleys that the Chianti area has to offer, La Penisola overlooks the VOLPAIA VALLEY: a seemingly perfect blend of gentle hills, geometric vineyards, and unkept woodland and pasture. The house is a single unit, self-catering vacation rental, surrounded by its own separate garden, boasts a spacious outdoor pergola for al fresco dining, and direct access to the 6 x 12 meter stone paved, private swimming pool. Harmonious, centuries-old stone Tuscan farmhouses roofed with terra-cotta tiles together with strict building codes have assured that this particular valley has NO modern buildings to ruin the view.
Ours is a small, unmechanized working farm - we use the controlled grazing of our cashmere goats to clear, improve and maintain our 25 acre property and other farms in the area.
Fencing keeps the goats in and the wildlife out: we are surrounded by a rich and diverse natural fauna population: deer, boar, wolves, foxes, badgers, weasels, pheasants, etc.
Ours is a SINGLE UNIT, SELF CATERING RENTAL sleeping 2 - 6 people, and is available from Saturday to Saturday, from Easter thru October. We have a complete and thorough website that describes the property and our work with cashmere goats, sustainable landscaping, and our certification as Europe's first PREDATOR FRIENDLY agricultural operation!
The farmhouse rental consists of a three bedroom, 2 bath stone building built on two levels, and tucked into the side of the hill overlooking our spectacular VOLPAIA valley:
UPSTAIRS: the entrance is through a glassed-in veranda with fireplace. Enter to the top floor, where the master bedroom (with ensuite bathroom), and twin-bedded bedroom are separated by a small reading room.
DOWNSTAIRS: connected by wooden staircase which leads to the dining area and kitchen. A short hall brings you to the downstairs bedroom (double) and bathroom, and the kitchen door leads directly outdoors to the shaded pergola, wooden dining table and chairs, overlooking the 6 x 12 meter swimming pool
Comfort, simple and waiting to become your home away from home!
Member since: 2014
- 140 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- AN UNPRETENTIOUS HOME AWAY FROM HOME
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 4 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 26 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 14 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chianti is considered one of the most seductive of Tuscan attractions: perfect views, untouched hillside villages, incontaminated countryside unspoilt by modern architecture, industrial buildings, or highways. This is part of what has made our neighborhood so inviting, and also signifies that you can really 'get away' but just sitting down and enjoying the scenery! Our particular valley is regulated by very strict zoning laws so it looks much the way is has for the last few hundred years..........with the addition of a telephone pole or two!
Our little farmhouse, although not an elegant villa, is cosy and comfortable, and we truly have what everyone calls a 'Tuscan View'....... a patchwork of terracotta roofed farmhouses dotted around the hillsides, all spread below us in 'our' valley with not a modern building in sight...
We believe in treating our guests with 'benign neglect' - we're here to greet you and show you around, explain the idiosincrasies of Tuscan farmhouses, good places to eat, what's going on this week in the village.....but mostly we'll wave to you in the morning and maybe catch up with you in the evening before you go out for dinner........or maybe share a glass of wine under the grape arbor outside the farmhouse kitchen.
We'll be here for you when you need us and disappear when you don't!
Springtime on our farm is a busy, busy time of year - we are combing our 200 Cashmere goats (you can chip in and give a hand if you like) and this year our kids will be born from May onwards: now THAT is a good reason for being here, just on its own.....baby goats are adorable and infinitely entertaining.......one of the reasons we don't even have a TV! You'll understand why once you've watched them cavort and gambol all over the place!
In other words, if you don't want to do anything in particular during your vacation, this is a good pace to do it - otherwise we'll help keep you busy!
We truly look forward to showing you our little corner of paradise
Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: An ex-new Yorker, I grew up in Manhasset, Long Island, moved to Italy in the 70's and graduated from the University of Pisa in Veterinary Medicine, after getting a Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art in Rome One thing led to another and after falling in love with Italy and then with goats, started the first Cashmere Goat farm in Europe and now raise Cashmere goats, produce Sustainable Cashmere yarn, sell goats worldwide and produce hand-woven and hand-knitted cashmere accessories and home furnishings which we sell directly to our customers on our farm.
Why the Owner Chose Radda In Chianti SI, Italy:
We are a little piece of authentic rural Tuscany where you can kick back and relax and not feel guilty about it! Then again you can get up and visit all the treasures the area has to offer, but in that case we do suggest you stay for two weeks - one day touring alternating with another day soaking up the view.....this is what seems to work the best for our repeat guests! Having said that, if what you really want is a unique experience of what it's like living in REAL rural Tuscany and want to take part in a real working farm, there's always the chance to help: combing goats in April, helping kidding in May, herding in June...you name it and we'll give you a chance to try your hand at it!!
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
We're near enough to get almost anywhere but far enough from everything to unwind! Totally! From that very first day - way back in 1972 when we first stopped our horse after climbing up the hill, and took in the view below.....this was the place we were meant to be! We think you'll feel the same !
Links to more information:
A perfect May afternoon showing pool, farmhouse, restructured barn, and view
Same view, showing the stone steps between the farmhouse and the pool
Photo taken in May from the ktichen window before the shaded awning is installed
Upstairs bedroom UNDERGOING REDECORATING as we write
Double bedroom downstairs with bathroom at the end of the hall
Dining area UNDERGOING REDECORATING, Table seats 6
Kitchen window overlooking the pergola, swimming pool and valley
Steps between poolside and pergola outside the kitchen
Shaded chaise area along southern side of the pool
Laundry drying under the Tuscan sun!!
Sunset in December
Pool & house seen from the west, overlooking-the-valley; one entire shaded side
Glorious fall day, view of the Volpaia valley from our gift shop
Southern side of the farmhouse arrival from parking area, and entrance
Twin-bedded bedroom upstairs with hand-painted Florentice furniture
The hall connecting dining area to downstairs bathroom, double bedroom on left
Kitchen as seen form the downstairs hall.UNDERGOING REDECORATING
Chaise along the south side of the swimming pool
Poolside in mid-summer
view of the pool from the far end of the property
Winter lanscaping by some of our cashmere goats
The lane form our gift shop to the farmhouse
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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