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Single-level Villa, peaceful and panoramic position, 6x16m private swimming pool

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Br, 9 sleeps, 3 Bathr, huge livingrm, large terraces with view over the hills

Casa Le Pigne is an enchanting 2000sq ft, single-level villa situated in a peaceful and panoramic position (600m altitude), overlooking the forests and gentle hills of the Chianti Classico wine region of Tuscany.

The property is private and calm (nearest neighbour about 500m away) and at 5km from the historic village of Castellina in Chianti. Castellina is world famous for Rocca delle Macie wine, along with hundreds of other tasteful wines. Castellina is also well known for its antique shops, delicious restaurants and the Saturday weekly market.

The villa consists of:

- 4 bedrooms each with 2 single confortable beds (can be joined as King size)

*total beds : 9 + 1 sofabed (2 sleeps)

*total sleeps : 11 + 1 baby bed

- 1 full bathroom with double sinks, bath tub, bidet, shower and WC

- 2 ¾ bathroom with shower, sink and WC

- 2 bedrooms have a sink

- fully equipped brand new (2014) kitchen

- large living/dining room with a fireplace (500sq ft)

There are 2 terraces (one covered) equipped with tables and chairs for dining outdoor and enjoying the view.

(A delicious, traditional Tuscan meal of your choice can be arranged by Filomena, the House keeper, upon request)

The impressive 7-acre fenced garden is complete with a private fenced 6 by 16m swimming pool. All is perfect for taking time out to lounge while sipping a glass of local chianti wine or spumante.

Surrounding the estate is more than 250-acres of wild countryside for unforgettable hikes immersed in untouched nature. 5 marked walks for every walking level.

Other activities the area has to offer include:

- sightseeing

- horseback riding

- wine tasting and vineyard tours

- culinary tours and cooking lessons

- archery lessons and 3D trail

- thermal baths and spas

- village fairs

- harvest season tours and visits (September and October)

The main tourism season stretches from mid-April to the end of October with July and August being peak months. A great time to visit Tuscany is in the quieter part of the season: May or June for beautiful weather and less crowds and of course September and October during the harvest time to experience the wine making, right in the cellar where the activity takes place. I enjoy November at harvest and olive oil processing.

Casa Le Pigne is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with friends and family !

More Details

Owner
Jérôme GLORIE through my aromatic herbs farming company : Agricola FontelaValle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Jérôme GLORIE through my aromatic herbs farming company : Agricola FontelaValle

I'm Jerome, 63, I live and work in Brussels, Belgium. Education in Law and Criminology in UCL (Leuven) and Montreal, Canada. I work now as Director general of the Belgian Civil Protection - Ministry of Home affairs - in Belgium. My previous job was in the Crime Prevention. I begun as lawyer at the Bar.

I love nature and culture, and therefore is Tuscany a perfect match. I produce (bio certified) aromatic Herbs (Lavender, Everlasting, Melissa) and distillate for their essential Oils (the owner photo was kept when i was busy distillation) With those high quality products i make my own bio Cosmetics : a.o. Anti-Aging cream, Sensitive Skin balm, Hand Care balm, Body oil...

Jérôme GLORIE through my aromatic herbs farming company : Agricola FontelaValle purchased this villa in 1999

Why Jérôme GLORIE through my aromatic herbs farming company : Agricola FontelaValle chose Castellina In Chianti

I love Italy since i'm a teen. The sounds, smells, tastes and flavours, all..., and I discovered Tuscany at 18. An immediate 'coup de foudre'. I come in Castellina for vacations since 40 years now. It was always my dream to buy a house here, in the forest and wild surroundings. I am so happy to stay here, walking around and working hard to grow aromatic plants, harvest and distillate them to produce my organic essential oils. People here are fantastic, helpful, hard workers and inspired.

What makes this villa unique

The Chianti area: fine wines and good food, The view, the nature, the air, the Magic Cypress Circle, the 10 feet high Mushroom. All the Italian Renaissance culture at your fingertips !

I come here every winter and i adore this season : fresh air, clear light, less people so i can see more wild animals, also the smell of the open fire...

Map

Chianti Bar
"i like to drink an expresso or a drink. my favorite one is a Cynar on ice. "
Nearest Airport
53 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Made in Chianti (Bar-non stop kitchen)
Nearest Ferry
128 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Circolo Golf l'Abbadia, Colle Val D'Elsa
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Monterriggioni-Castellina in Chianti
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
A1 exit Firenze-Certosa
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Fondaccio dei Dottori
Nearest Beach
88 Kilometres
Cecina Mare
Car: necessary

The Chianti area in Tuscany is world famous for its great 'Chianti classico' wine and delicious food. Castellina is offering several good restaurants, including one gorgeous (ex) 1 star Michelin. I suggest booking a wine tasting by Nittardi, just 2km from our home, or at the Fattoria La Ripa for organic wines, and a guided tour of some of the Chianti Classico vineyards. Visiting Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena and of course Florence are a must.

Our nice neighbors (2km) have a nice and very realistic 3D archery trail, they rent bows and Fabian provides lessons (Chianti3darchery.com). Katharina-Ulrike also organise excellent Tuscan cooking lessons in English, German and of course Italian.

Amenities

Castellina In Chianti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , and a double sink for your confort
    The Shower - toilet , shower , With a sink
    The Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , The private bathroom for the Big red Room
  • 2 rooms (Blue and Yellow) have their own sink
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • The Green Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The captain'sroom, in the middle of the house
    The cute Yellow room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , My favorite with 2 windows and sunshine, private sink
    The beautiful Blue bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , A Large room, with a private sink
    The Big red En Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Premium ! amazing view on the pool and private bathroom.
  • All the beds can be arranged on demand as 1 Kingsize or 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Single-level Villa, peaceful and panoramic position, 6x16m private swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

We didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 can't wait to return to this Villa. Jérôme was so wonderful to work with in our planning. When we arrived Filomena had a roaring fire going, a beautiful table set and dinner prepared. Our 2 dogs ran all over the property exploring, and because it was fenced in we didn't have to worry (unless they walked out of the driveway.) It is located between Florence and Sienna which we did as day trips. We also did Pienza and Montepulciano. Don't miss the close town of Castellina, it's amazing. Try out the archery lesson down the road.

Because our first dinner was so good, we had Filomena prepare a second, and it was a delicious wild boar and amazing pasta, greens and apricot tart. We spent evenings drinking delicious Chianti wine by the fire playing games at the large farm table. Perfect place for our traditional Thanksgiving meal cooked in the spacious kitchen and large 6 burner gas stove.

We had large spacious bed rooms and bathrooms. Plenty of space for all of us.

Can't say enough about this beautiful, herb farm villa. Perhaps we'll come in a different season and use the pool!

Shannon Reade

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Un séjour mémorable

  • 5 of 5

Grande propriété bien située, propre et confortable. Terrain immense et magnifique. La description du site est exacte en tous points.

Cuisine bien équipée comme le reste de la maison. Filomena nous a préparé sur demande des repas délicieux à prix raisonnables et quantités plus que suffisantes.

Jérôme s'occupe rapidement de régler tout ce qui pourrait nuire à notre confort.

Recommandons une visite de Nittardi près de la maison pour dégustation de vin et admirer le paysage.

Casa Le Pigne est à recommander sans hésitation.

Grazie mille Jérôme et Filomena !

Trois couples d'amis de Montréal, Québec, Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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The property was everything you could want and more

  • 5 of 5

Jerome was most hospitable and accommodating and the villa was fully equipped for an extended stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at Jerome's lovely farmhouse style Villa. Beautiful and very private grounds, the swimming pool is fantastic and surrounded by flowers. The house itself is furnished beautifully and to a high spec and the kitchen is very well equipped.

The location is great for Florence, Sienna and San Gimignano.

Jerome, the host is welcoming and knowledgeable and there is a housekeeper who can help with any issues.

Overal a great holiday and we would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Couldn't be happier or more satisfied

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa, beautifully situated. Spacious bedrooms. Terrific bathrooms. Airy porches for enjoying the spectacular surrounding gardens or eating outside. Well-located for day trips around Tuscany. Six of us stayed for a week and enjoyed this property thoroughly.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 8 stayed at Jerome’s home for 5 nights and we wish it could have been twice as long. The home and grounds are absolutely stunning. This portion of our trip was sandwiched between Rome & Venice and after the hustle & bustle of Rome this place was just perfect for winding down and just taking in the beauty of Tuscany. With Castellina just minutes away (hit the market on Saturdays) along with San Gimignano & Siena within an hour Florence more or less became an afterthought. We found once we were in the hills we wanted to stay there. We were lucky enough to have two meals prepared by Filomena which were both excellent & bountiful. Watching the sunsets every evening as a group was the perfect cap on every day along with fires in the fireplace. Thank you so much to Jerome for allowing us to share his home, the memories will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $295.89

As a agreed "agriturismo", we have a certified electric and gas installation. Dont be messy : we have european standard wallplugs (not the strange italian ones). We have also our own well (164 m deep) and the water is controlled by a certified company twice a year. Warm Water by solar panels. Electricity by photovoltaic panels. Central heating with pellets. Garden (mani) cured and organic. Bio certified for our Aromatics, Honey and olive Oil.

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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