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Authentic, Unspoilt, Rural Tuscany the Way You Would Like to Experience it!

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A perfect May afternoon showing pool, farmhouse, restructured barn, and view

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Last updated: 02/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Self-catering, independent, spectacular view; three bedrooms and two baths

An exceptional spot, in an already extraordinary location... a truly perfect Tuscan landscape from every window! NO NOISE... NO TRAFFIC... NO SCHEDULES TO KEEP...

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.
AN AUTHENTICALLY TUSCAN EXPERIENCE?... If your idea of a total vacation is to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, this is the place to do it!
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!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/04/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Not suitable for toddlers due to steeo staircase indoors and stone steps tp the pool...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Downstairs Double Bedroom: 1 double

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  • UPSTAIRS: QUEEN BED WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM WITH SHOWER; ACROSS THE LIVING ROOM, BEDROOM WITH TWIN BEDS; LOWER LEVEL: DOUBLE BED WITH BATHROOM DOWN THE HALL...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • AN UNPRETENTIOUS HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Entertainment

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Perched over the uncontaminated Volpaia valley outside of Radda in, Chianti, at the end of its own 400 meter dirt road. Surrounded by woodland, pastures, vineyards and rolling hills. No neighbors!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoor dining area connected to the kitchen; door to outdoor table under vine-covered pergola...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    YES...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    GAS FUELED RADIATORS in bathrooms and bedrooms; WOOD STOVE in kitchen; fireplace in veranda...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WIFI IN THE HOUSE...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso, French espresso and American...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    KItchen/dining separated by brick arch and opens out over shaded pergola for al fresco dining...moreless

Outside

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    6 X 12 METERS BELOW THE FARMHOUSE, OVERLOOKING THE VALLEY...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season
Mar 4 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$844

Changeover Day: Saturday

low
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,583
medium
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,375
high
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,639
medium
Aug 26 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,375
low
Oct 14 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$844
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$317

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

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52 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
florence
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Radda in Chianti
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Florence
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Montevarchi
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Autostrada A1
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Radda in Chianti
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Abetone
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Grosseto Pisa Castiglione della Pescaia

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

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 !


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/04/2017

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Photos

  • A perfect May afternoon showing pool, farmhouse, restructured barn, and view

    A perfect May afternoon showing pool, farmhouse, restructured barn, and view

  • Same view, showing the stone steps between the farmhouse and the pool

    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

    Photo taken in May from the ktichen window before the shaded awning is installed

  • Upstairs bedroom UNDERGOING REDECORATING as we write

    Upstairs bedroom UNDERGOING REDECORATING as we write

  • Double bedroom downstairs with bathroom at the end of the hall

    Double bedroom downstairs with bathroom at the end of the hall

  • Dining area UNDERGOING REDECORATING, Table seats 6

    Dining area UNDERGOING REDECORATING, Table seats 6

  • Kitchen window overlooking the pergola, swimming pool and valley

    Kitchen window overlooking the pergola, swimming pool and valley

  • Steps between poolside and pergola outside the kitchen

    Steps between poolside and pergola outside the kitchen

  • Shaded chaise area along southern side of the pool

    Shaded chaise area along southern side of the pool

  • Laundry drying under the Tuscan sun!!

    Laundry drying under the Tuscan sun!!

  • Sunset in December

    Sunset in December

  • Pool & house seen from the west, overlooking-the-valley; one entire shaded side

    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

    Glorious fall day, view of the Volpaia valley from our gift shop

  • Southern side of the farmhouse  arrival from parking area, and entrance

    Southern side of the farmhouse arrival from parking area, and entrance

  • Twin-bedded bedroom upstairs with hand-painted Florentice furniture

    Twin-bedded bedroom upstairs with hand-painted Florentice furniture

  • The hall connecting dining area to downstairs bathroom, double bedroom on left

    The hall connecting dining area to downstairs bathroom, double bedroom on left

  • Kitchen as seen form the downstairs hall.UNDERGOING REDECORATING

    Kitchen as seen form the downstairs hall.UNDERGOING REDECORATING

  • Chaise along the south side of the swimming pool

    Chaise along the south side of the swimming pool

  • Poolside in mid-summer

    Poolside in mid-summer

  • view of the pool from the far end of the property

    view of the pool from the far end of the property

  • Winter lanscaping by some of our cashmere goats

    Winter lanscaping by some of our cashmere goats

  • The lane form our gift shop to the farmhouse

    The lane form our gift shop to the farmhouse

VRBO #559148

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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