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Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse in the heart of Chianti

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom farmhouse at the end of a private road, peace and stunning views

Casalone is a stunning 16th Century restored stone wall farmhouse in the heart of Chianti, 5 minutes drive from the town of Greve-in-Chianti, and 30 minutes from the city of Florence. It is situated just a few kms from the three medieval hamlets of Badia a Passignano, Montefioralle and Panzano in Chianti.

The stunning property is located at the end of a private road that has no through traffic.

Situated on top of a hill in it's own 4.5 hectares of olive groves and vineyards, the property faces south with uninterrupted views over the beautiful rolling Tuscan hills barely changed since medieval times.

The same views can be enjoyed from the private infinity pool set in an immaculate garden, the perfect place to be in the Tuscan summer heat!

The house sleeps 6-8 people and with lots of indoor and outdoor space, it is the perfect place for family and friends, for celebration or relaxation.

Some of the fresh produce to be found growing there include olives, grapes, pears, apples, cherries, walnuts, almonds, figs and peach. If it's in season, help yourself!

More Details

Owner
Barclay Morison
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Barclay Morison

I am from Scotland but now live in London. I have two children and love the outdoor, fresh air and sport.

Barclay Morison purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Barclay Morison chose Chianti

The location is incredible if you want peace and quiet with beautiful views. A lot of loving work has gone into the garden and pool.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The pool, garden, fields and scenery are stunning, as are the local villages, all close by.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Greve In Chianti in Greve in Chianti

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse in the heart of Chianti
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

This is a fantastic villa set in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful location with great views. Very peaceful but close to Greve en Chianti for shopping and Florence and Siena for sightseeing. The villa was very well equipped and the pool was quite remarkable. Ester the host was fantastic. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casalone is a perfect retreat, providing complete privacy and tranquility in the beautiful Tuscan hills. The house and kitchen are incredibly well equipped, with everything you could possibly need. Although it's clearly loved by its owners you don't feel like you're intruding - quite the contrary - you get the sense they're keen for others to enjoy this truly special place as much as they do. It's the perfect environment in which to wind down and relax (which I find very hard to do!). The garden, terrace and pool are incredibly hard to tear yourself away from, even just to pop into Greve for provisions (don't miss the Falorni butcher shop in the old square - even as a vegetarian I couldn't help but marvel at it (there's also a cheese room, bistro and wine tasting).

As we didn't want to drive in the evenings and there were seven of us to cook for, we treated ourselves to two meals catered in, organised by the ever-helpful Ester. One was hosted by a chef and a sommelier from a restaurant in Florence, with wine pairing. The other was by Ester herself, who went to enormous lengths to ensure everyone's dietary requirements were catered for. Both were utterly fabulous and unforgettable. Highly recommended! The cost per head was equivalent to a decent restaurant but with the added comfort of our own wonderful surroundings. In Greve there's a takeaway/delivery pizzeria (Non Solo Pizza on the main road opposite the Co-op) that's excellent value for money (5 to 6 euro for a huge, delicious pizza), which was perfect for an easy night of quaffing Aperol spritz on the terrace without having to cook.

As you can gather, this was a foodie trip for us as we'd already visited the area several times before to see all the sights. The roads are very windy and getting anywhere takes longer than you think it will. Having said that, we did go to Florence, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni as members of our party hadn't been, but we will return to Casalone and simply spend most of our time there. The owner (Barclay) and Ester are so lovely and helpful that you're made to feel very welcome and comfortable.

I wholeheartedly agree with the comments made by previous reviewers and have tried to share different information. We had such a good time and were so bowled over by it that it's almost tricky to know where to start and not repeat what others have already said. Every day I daydream about a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

The house is warm and nice, we use every part and was just great, enjoyed the fantastic views of the terrace, the kitchen is for fun cooking and good conversation, I slept like a baby. I can stay there forever and I am definitely going back. Ester was really nice and help us with everything.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
5

Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

The Pre-holiday info provided by the owner, Barclay Morrison, was the equal-best we've ever had; accurate and very informative.

We were greeted in a pre-arranged spot by the extraordinarily cheerful and helpful Ester whose job was to meet/greet and show us around the property. But prior to meeting her she had been in touch asking if we wanted the larder/fridge stocked (which we were very appreciate of given that we'd driven from Jersey, some 15hrs) and so upon arrival we had bread, milk, cheese etc and some lovely Proseco and Italian beers on ice and hence could leave the shopping until the next day.

Ester is the best welcoming host we've ever had and provided loads of hints and tips for the local area as well as ensuring we knew our way around the property and grounds before she left.

The property is set alone, down a track, rather than a road, and its location is stunning overlooking distant Tuscan hills and all around olive groves and vines. It is in splendid isolation and the loudest noises I can remember were cicadas in the early evening - a lovely sound.

Although the house/villa is lovely with plenty of space, a superb kitchen, spacious rooms (including large fans in the bedrooms, so don't bring your own) and extremely well-equipped, we spent almost all of the time outside.

The gardens lead to the pool area which for me and the family was THE highlight. It's a large infinity pool with views across to distant wooded hills and plenty of space to lounge around. Our typical day was..... get up early at 6am when it's cool, go for a run, breakfast then go sight-seeing for the morning, then come back for an afternoon at the pool.

I cannot say anything negative about this property but I would urge you to bring insect repellent as the mossies were keen from early evening onwards.

For sightseeing my advice is to get cracking early in the morning in high season; car parks in Sienna, Florence and some of the well-known bigger villages/small towns are packed-out by late morning.

In summary the owner was a pleasure to deal with, the property description was spot on, everything was wonderful and it's hard to decide if the highlight was the pool or the incredible, caring, welcome from Ester - after a 15hr drive she was like a Goddess.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Tuscan retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Casalone in June to celebrate our honeymoon. To put it simply, we could not have asked for a more perfect spot to stay for a week! The lovingly and sensitively renovated farmhouse is a pleasure to stay in and sits in a beautiful location, with a beautiful view and one of the best private pools we have ever had the pleasure to use.

On arrival in Greve, the nearest town, we were met by Ester, who takes care of the day to day running of the property. Ester drove in front of us to show us the way, which would have been difficult alone, and we climbed some tricky roads that are steep, have a fair few hairpins and are single track in places (not unexpected for a house this secluded and fine once you’re used to it). Ester was clearly very proud of the house and showed us around, told us where everything was and how things worked (outdoor lighting, pool cover etc), additionally she was available by phone at any time in case of questions or issues and we couldn’t praise her enough.

The house itself was spacious, although there were only two of us, very well equipped and spotless throughout. It was evident that the house was used by the owners, much loved and not just a money making holiday rental. It has also been thoughtfully furnished with in our opinion great taste and the kitchen was a perfect hub any time we were indoors. The bed was generous and very comfortable and the bathroom was all you could need.

The outside of the property is very special, it has lots of space and is very well planted and well cared for. The terrace and the pool offer incredible views where each evening we were greeted by swallows, glowing fireflies and a friendly local cat. The pool was a big hit, large size, deep enough for diving and super comfy sun beds with a view which is pretty hard to beat- the perfect place to either completely relax or muck about in the water!

Casalone offers true seclusion but still within such easy reach of Florence and Siena and the local town of Greve has plenty of restaurant options and a small supermarket. In our opinion it is the owners’ sensitive renovation, the secluded location and the extra effort put in by Ester that make Casalone one hard to beat Tuscan holiday spot. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Meravigliosa vacanza

  • 5 of 5

Dopo una lunga e attenta ricerca per trascorrere fuori casa tre giorni a cavallo dell’ultimo dell’anno con amici ho trovato questa villa “Casalone” immersa nel verde…. Posizione collinare ci si arriva in auto ultimo km per auto basse un po’ faticoso ma non estremo, la residenza è curata in ogni particolare una combinazione di rustico/moderno in seguito a una splendida ristrutturazione fatta con criterio e sapere cucina ampia con tutti i confort necessari e anche di più le tre camere enormi bagno padronale da vedere zona giorno perfetta è difficile descrivere la bellezza di questo luogo quasi magico con pietre a vista e tramonti mozzafiato qui abbiamo passato veramente momenti felici l’esterno è veramente bello dalla vista al giardino ci è solo dispiaciuto non poter utilizzare la piscina ma torneremo per farlo..

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille e buon anno. sono molto felice che hai avuto un buon vacanza
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Montefioralle
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Circolo Golf Ugolino Firenze
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Montefioralle
Nearest Beach
135 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi

The Chianti area in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in the whole region, as well as the most well-known and appreciated by visitors from across the world. Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Greve In Chianti, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£894
for 2 nights
From
£447
£2,235
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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