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Beautiful Private & Luxurious Tuscan Villa Near Siena/Scenic Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,271 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + 3 ensuite bathroom, large patio/garden

You can find the German translation of the Homepage here:

Chianti Classico, Sienese side and Arceno estate – one thousand hectares of hamlets, woods, centuries-old cypresses and rows of vines and olive groves as far as the eye can ee, twenty-eight kilometres of perfectly maintained country lanes, where years ago Ridley Scott and Leonardo Di Caprio stayed for short periods and where entrepreneurs, artists, sportspeople stay today.

1/ This is a charming Villa set amidst an amazing panaroma. It is in a perfect location to enjoy a relaxing vacation with family and friends alike, whilst experiencing the unique appeal and attractions of Tuscany.

2/ You can enjoy a special holiday in a luxury villa on a beautiful estate in Tuscany, the most famous and visited region of Italy. La Cappella is an independent and private Villa, with it own expansive garden, olive grove and lawn to enjoy. There is a grand outdoor covered terrace for relaxing, dining and generally enjoying the wonderful views.

3/ The surrounding area in Tuscany has the best in architecture, art, culture, fine food and wine. There are numerous excursions and activities that can be undertaken. There are recommended itineraries to the many towns within close proximity, or visits to some of the famous local vineyards. There is also comprehensive information for guests regarding other excursions and activities that may be undertaken during your stay. If you are interested in cycling we can offer three mountain bikes and two racing bike for use to cycle around the estate. We can also refer you to a local cycling business, Chianti Bicycles in Castelnuovo Berardenga. Here you can rent road, racing, mountain, hybrid or electrical bikes.

4/ We can arrange for a prominent Italian chef to come to the Villa to cook and present a fabulous evening meal for your party. Alternatively, you may prefer to dine out at one of the many local restaurants that are referred to in the House Book. If you are interested in Italian food, private cooking lessons can be arranged with this talented chef. He is a celebrity chef at prominent establishments in USA where he visits every winter.

5/ Welcome to Capella di Pancole, part of the prestigious estate of Villa d'Arceno. Our recently restored residence comprises 3 double bedrooms, 3 modern en suite bathrooms, a guest bathroom, laundry, a modern kitchen, dining room, living room leading to a grand terrace and private gardens. This property is unique in Tuscany in being able to offer 3 modern en suite bathrooms to each of those double bedrooms. It is most suitable holiday accommodation for both families and adult couples.

6/ The rental rate includes all energy and water costs, the supply of all linens and towels (including towels) cleaning costs, consumables (such as washing powder and dishwasher tablets). It also includes a Welcome Basket comprising good wine, local olive oil, food for the first evening's meal and breakfast plus essential food condiments. There is free Wi FI and entertainment facilities provided.

7/ This is not an average 'self catering rental'. This is a superior standard of accommodation and facilities. Our standard accommodation rates are fully inclusive of many extras designed to make your stay more enjoyable.

8/ Experience al fresco dining on the terrace watching a Tuscan sunset. Enjoy a drink in the garden or on the terrace experiencing the special ambience, tranquility and scenery.

GROUND FLOOR; Fully equipped and integrated modern travertine kitchen with dining table for 6 persons. Adjoining is a large living room with open fire place and comfortable seating, satellite TV, DVD, music system, i Pod dock / CD and internet / email access with WI Fi provided free of charge. The living room leads onto an expansive terrace with table and chairs for 8 guests making it ideal for al fresco dining. There are also reclining chairs for those wishing to enjoy the expansive views of the olive groves, ancient hilltop towns, vineyards and mountains in the distance. Just imagine: you're reclining on the flower-dotted patio, surrounded by olive groves...

FIRST FLOOR; An internal staircase leads upstairs to 2 large double bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen bed whilst the second bedroom has twin beds convertible to a king bed. Each bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and ensuite travertine bathroom. The main bathroom has a double basin, shower, bath and toilet. In the second bathroom, there is a basin, shower and toilet.

LOWER GROUND LEVEL; An internal staircase leads to a large double room with ensuite travertine bathroom containing basin, shower and toilet. There is a sofa and wardrobe in this bedroom. The laundry is on this level. There are double doors leading to a private courtyard and lawn to the olive grove.

9/ All bedrooms have side tables with reading lamps and are furnished in country style and antique pieces.

Private garden;

10/ The property is fenced and set amid olive trees, native plants and expansive lawn.

11/ The terrace faces in a southerly direction, and there is an awning which provides good protection from the Tuscan sun.

12/ There is also a secluded and partly shaded garden and lawn facing south east, where you can relax on sun beds or reclining chairs enjoying privacy and tranquility. There is an area for outdoor games for children.

13/ There is available in the Villa a guide of amenities and activities. Jalissa will be welcoming you upon arrival there and thereby endeavouring to help you settle quickly into your accommodation.

Jalissa has lived in this area for many years. She is thereby familiar with the Arceno Estate and the nearby towns and their amenities.

There are guidebooks and maps available for your use.

14/ Cappella di Pancole was originally the site of the chapel to the local community and was recently reconstructed into a luxury villa. It comprises locally sourced materials combining timber beams, cotto ceilings and floors with travertine finishes of a typical villa in the area. These materials blend well with modern, stylish appliances and design to create spacious accomodation with the utmost convenience.

15/ The estate is ideally situated to visit the historic culture towns of Siena (25 minutes), Florence (1 hour) and Perugia (1 hour). From Perugia, one can easily reach interesting towns in Umbria such as Assisi, Gubbio, Spello, Spoleto and Todi.

Other well known Tuscan towns are nearby including Arezzo, Cortona and San Gimignano, all about 45 minutes drive. Montepulciano, Montalcino (home to Brunello wines) and Pienza (World heritage listed) are all about 50 minutes drive. Volterra is about 1 hours' drive and Pisa and Lucca 2 hours away.

16/ Being situated in the Chianti Classico region, there are many good vineyards, picturesque towns and scenery within easy driving distances.

17/ The market town of Castelnuovo Berardenga is close with the choice of supermarkets, local shops, banks, restaurants and medical services. The charming villages of San Gusme, Villa a Sesta and Montebenichi, which all have good restaurants and bars are within 10 minutes drive. The World heritage site of the Crete Senese is only 15 minutes away.

18/ Cappella di Pancole is situated on a 1,100 hectare estate with more than 30 villas and farmhouses dotted amongst nature reserves, vineyards, olives and woodlands. The Tenuta di Villa d'Arceno is a high quality wine producer and exporter. There is an unique feeling of grandeur and serenity about the estate. The main Villa on the estate originates from 17th century, having been owned by an aristocractic Senese family. There are interesting walks and bike riding can be undertaken within the estate .

19/ The estate is situated only 7 km north of the Siena - Arezzo motorway. The airports of Florence and Perugia are about 75 minutes drive. Pisa and Bologna Airports are about 2 hours by car .

20/ A car is recommended. A driver can be arranged for interesting excursions .

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Esther and Stefan Schwarz
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Esther and Stefan Schwarz

Esther and Stefan are Swiss, who have been visiting Tuscany for over 20 years. They enjoy the history, art, architecture, culture, food and wine that the region offers. When the opportunity arose for them to purchase a property on this famous estate they were very much attracted to its peaceful location, as well as its close proximity to the famous historical towns of Tuscany. They bought the beautifull Villa from David and Karen Conti.

Esther and Stefan Schwarz purchased this villa in 2015

Why Esther and Stefan Schwarz chose Castelnuovo Berardenga

The Villa and its surrounding landscape present even better than the photographs show and the glowing reviews of past guests are testimony for its special appeal.

The Villa has been recently restored with the finest Tuscan materials and provides superior accommodation and facilities.

Villa La Cappella is part of Villa d'Arceno. The antique splendor is still present in every farmhouse and traces of the ancient crafts are to be seen in not much known corners: what strikes today is the splendid harmony of the vines that follow the dancing movements of the hills and encircle with elegance the farmhouses.

Unpaved roads and footpaths wind among woods of holm-oaks and amazing alleys with cypress trees: who lives in these places breathes history and finds again peace and harmony, thanks to a respected nature. You'll find more information on

With your holidays at Villa La Cappella you support YMCAs (Founded in 1844 by George Willimas in London) as a non-profit organisation. Esther & Stefan invest there payments into youth.

What makes this villa unique

Luxury private accommodation in a stunning location situated in and close to some of the most beautiful countryside (Crete Senesi) and famous towns in the world. The owners have a vast knowledge of the area and all its wonderful amenities. They also have good personal connections with local restaurants and vineyards. Esther & Stefan can advise guests important travelling considerations prior to or during their stay. They are available to pass on their knowledge if so requested. they can refer you to world class tuscan chefs for cooking lessons and/or an evening meal at the Villa. They can recommend interesting excursions to galleries, museums,markets, shops, vineyards and famous attractions in order to make your time more enjoyable. The Villa and property has received glowing reviews from past guests. Have a look


Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2271 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • At the end of the day or if it’s coming to rain please take all pillows and blankets into the villa and close the parasols.
  • You will see that all windows and doors are fitted with window screens. We recommend that they are kept in use at all times.
  • Please do not leave your dog unattended. In the event of wet weather, we ask that you towel your dogs dry before allowing him back into the Villa.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3.5 Fragonard toiletries supplied throughout stay. Towels (inc pool towels)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (2) Convertible to twin/single beds (4), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Convertible to king beds ( 2), Child Beds (1) Cot provided on request. Bedrooms are tastefully furnished with antique and local country furniture and have ceiling fans (very effective if needed at the height of the summer). Infant cot and linen are available free of charge by prior booking. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms. A buildup of heat is thus avoided. You will not have any problems at all even in late July with the thick stone walls and windows and fans.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
On arrival guests are presented with a complimentry welcome basket of local house wine and Pancole olive oil from the estate as well as essential items. In bedroom 2 and 3, there are king beds convertible to twin/ single (2) beds. Large terrace, patio and garden offer the prospect of private sunbathing. The swimming pool is new next to the terrace in a private setting. The lower ground level offers its own privacy away from the terrace and garden. Central heating is available but is not needed in high, mid and autumn seasons and rarely needed in the other season periods. For the cooler months, in particular, firewood is provided free of charge. There are ceiling fans in the upstairs bedrooms for use during warmer summer evenings. The villa has very thick walls of stone, terra cotto floors, travertine bathrooms and kitchen and is well ventilated throughout the summer. The Villa is situated at the top of a small hill. Usually the evenings are temperate with a prevailing gentile breeze


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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews

The best villa in Tuscany!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite rental among many we have tried. We had the fortune of staying at this house for a week in May. This really was just the perfect rental for a Tuscan getaway and our favorite among the many we have rented over the past few years in Tuscany. 30 min drive to Sienna and similar access to the many charming smaller towns in the area. It was everything advertised and more. The “more” part was how much time, detail and help that Stefan and Beatrice gave to us from the first email to them to our final communications after our trip was complete. Beatrice gave us a very warm welcome reception upon our arrival on the first day. She could not have been nicer to us. Her tour of the house and grounds made us feel right at home immediately. She was always available to us through our stay if we needed her, which made us feel connected to someone should we have a question during our stay. The lovely welcome basket was thoughtful and appreciated as we made dinner the first evening. The villa was gorgeous inside and out and was impeccably clean. The house is very centrally located to many of the Tuscan hill towns. Great home base for us as we drove daily to different towns, cooking classes, and vineyards. The villa had beautiful grounds and views of the surrounding rolling hills. So relaxing and peaceful especially at the pool and watching the stars on the terrace at night. The house was very well appointed so we were able to prepare food and cook easily with the accommodations. We felt so at home! We would totally recommend this villa to anyone looking for a quality and picturesque rental property run by people who care about their renters. It was a magical vacation and the villa was a huge part of that special memory.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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King of the castle!

  • 5 of 5

Capella di Pancole is a gem. Tucked away up high above a Chianti wine and olive estate, we really felt that we had escaped. Having spent a week in Florence, it was comfortable and perfect for slowing down and relaxing. The view from the terrace is exquisite and we miss it! We chose to self cater most of the time and the facilities were good, both local supermarkets (10 minutes) have everything you need and more. There are plenty of restaurants in the area if you prefer to eat out. Siena is only half an hour away and we had no difficulty parking. Also recommend San Gimignano and the Chianti sculpture park. It was extremely hot due (heatwave) but the ceiling fans are excellent and stand alone fans were provided. Icing on the cake will be the return of the swimming pool which is scheduled. Communication with the owners Stefan and Esther and their representative Jalissa was efficient and friendly. Perfect for family or group of friends. Advice is to book this villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Toronto, Ontario

Lovely welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights in this lovely villa that is located just 30 minutes outside of Siena. We used this as our home base to visit lovely towns such as Pienza, Cortona, San Gimignano and Siena. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay and your hosts are quick to respond to any question or concern. The beautiful vistas outside your window are worth booking this villa in itself. There is a very curvy drive to get to the villa so be prepared for that. The closest towns of Castelnuovo Berandenga and San Gusme have shops for your grocery and everyday needs. We would not hesitate to book this property again if we find ourselves in this area of Italy.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three mature couples found this property ideal for our relaxing time in Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and the Arceno estate is beautiful and unique. The house was extremely well equipped. The kitchen was especially well fitted out - even the knives were sharp! (not always the case in our experience). Jalissa, who met us and showed us the house, was very cooperative, friendly, and knowledgeable. The drive from the main road to the house is a bit of a challenge but worth the effort as the house is situated in a very quiet and beautiful setting. Coudn't have been nicer.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Wonderful Tuscan countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I shared the house with another couple and spent 11 days here. The home was absolutely beautiful. The owners paid attention to every detail. The area is lovely, so peaceful. We walked around the many gravel roads inside the estate and enjoyed the views. We loved going to the two nearest towns. The smallest one, San Gusme was a very typical hill town with only 200 residents. We could also visit by car the many famous hill towns in the area, including Sienna.

Many thanks for allowing us to use your lovely home.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, this is humbling! Lucinda has described what we set out to achieve, "home from home" comfort in fastidiously clean accomodation, with country house hospitality. It is true that we are fortunate to have found a spectacular spot, in the most beautiful part of the Chianti. We have to continue to live up to this generous testimony!
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Horgen, Canton Zurich, Switzerland

True to the pictures, great location and top house and garden

  • 5 of 5

We will come back

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a great compliment when guests choose to return, especially those that are well travelled; it shows that our efforts to offer especially arm hospitality, pay dividends. We try hard with the small details, like the quality of our free house wine, and the generous welcome hamper, are appreciated. Do come again!
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
San Gusme
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
La Bagnaia Resort tuscan living golf & spa
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Rapolano Terme
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Siena - Arezzo Super Strada
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
San Gusme
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mt Amiata
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescala & Punta Alla
Car: necessary

The Chianti region is famous for its food and wine and apart from an excellent choice of restaurants, there are cooking classes and wine tasting for those enthusiasts .

There are numerous galleries, exhibitions, artisan shops / factories, market shopping, outlet shopping, sightseeing of medieval towns, monastries and churches that can be visited.

For more active persons, there are 2 golf courses within 3/4 hour, horse riding, bike riding (3 bikes provided) both on and outside of the estate, walking and swimming. There are thermal spas only 5km away and massage for those wishing to be indulged.

The villa has three bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom.

Siena; famous medieval/Renaissance city with galleries, historical buildings, the most beautiful piazza in Europe and churches.

Rapolano Terme; hot mineral water springs, relaxation and swimming. Choice of indoor and outdoor pools, massage & beauty treatment.

The Chianti wine region (Chianti Classico); many good vineyards (including Felsina, Arceno, Brolio and San Gusme) quaint villages (Radda, Castelina, Panzano, Greve & Gaiole), shops, restaurants & bars.

The Brunello ( Montalcino) and Nobile di Montepulciano wine regions with their outstanding vineyards, wine tasting, restaurants and scenery.

Pienza; where the Pope resided for 60 years in 16th century. Architectual gem and World Heritage listed. Overlooking Val d' Orcia, also heritage listed. Outstanding scenery.

Arezzo, another beautiful Tuscan city, where the film, Dolce da vita was filmed. Good shopping, historic buildings and restaurants.

Cortona, hill top town overlooking Lago Trasimeno and home of the author, Frances Mayes. Scene of the battle between the Carthaginians and Romans in 216 BC in which Hannibal lead the Cathaginians to an emphatic victory.

San Gimignano and Volterra with their wonderful towers, historic buildings and Etruscan museums,

Florence; the jewel of the Renaissance with its famous galleries, churches, history, art, shops, restaurants and bars.

Cooking lessons and authentic Italian meals prepared by an outstanding local chef, Andrea Anicini, who receives invitations from his many admirers to tour several states in USA for 3 months each year, cooking at various restaurants and private homes.

Outlet shopping (including all household names) at 3 different locations all within 1 hour of the Villa,

Chianti Bicycles, Castelnuovo Berardenga, where you have the choice of renting and touring around the estate of Villa d'Arceno or venturing into the great cycling region of southern Chianti.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

7 nights or more €400 avg nightly (mid season) and € 428.75 (high season)
Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 persons. Should the rental party require an additional guest, there will be an additional charge of E.50 per person per night imposed on the 7th person staying as a guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund