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Villa & Apartments with swimming pools in Chianti ,Tuscany, near Florence - Castellaccio 1

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
5 Bedroom Villa for 10-12 people & Apartments with 2-3 bedrooms for 4-6 people.

Villa il Castellaccio lies in a panoramic position surrounded by vineyards and olive groves at Lucolena, near Greve, in the heart of the Chianti countryside. It has an independent VILLA (for 10/12 people) with its own private pool & garden and four large APARTMENTS (for 4/6 people) sharing another big swimming pool & gardens. All self catering units. Strategically placed for Florence (only 20 mins by train from nearby Figline) and a comfortable drive from Siena, San Gimignano & Arezzo, makes it an ideal home-base for combining sight seeing and relaxation. Have fun visiting medieval towns like Greve in Chianti, Castellina, Gaiole, Radda and along the way, discover typical restaurants, Castles, Wineries & Nature Reserves. On our hilltop you can find an C11th church and the ruins of the original Castle, destroyed in the C14th strife between Guelfs and Ghibellines. But after an exciting day out it’s great to get back “home” to the fresh country air and a dip in the pool !

Cooking classes and Dinners with Chef: It is possible to organize Cooking classes and Dinners (for those of you who just love the food but don't cook) with a professional Chef who comes to your kitchen on the evening you prefer- it's a great highlight to a stay at Villa il Castellaccio and very popular. You can choose from several menus, all typical Tuscan!!....your kitchen is cleaned up for you after which is nice too!

Wine tasting: We do wine and olive oil tasting in our wine cellar € 5 per person.

There is also a small museum of farming equipment from days gone by.

Trips further afield: Maybe some of you would like to explore more distant places

We can organize day trips or half day excursions to places like Rome, Siena, Venice and the Cinque terre (to name but a few).

With special permits enabling our drivers to go directly into the Historical city centres and often right up to the main monuments and places of interest, means you can concentrate your time enjoying the sights without the hassle of parking, traffic and endless walking.

Another advantage is for the Chianti wine tour; noone has to te-total for driving so you can ALL enjoy the wine!

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Castellaccio 1, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

The rural complex of Villa il Castellaccio, once a fully working farm, is set in a beautiful panoramic position in the heart of Chianti, between Florence, Siena and Arezzo . The apartments, all recently reconstructed from the original farm buildings are furnished in style and comfort with all mod-cons .They all have their own entrances on different sides of the complex giving each a sense of privacy. They share a big terrace with gardens and the main swimming-pool, but often it will seem like you are the only guests, it's always so peaceful and quiet !

Castellaccio 1 sleeps 5 and has: a dining room with fireplace, a well equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms with showers, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom. This apartment is on the 1st floor and is reached by an external stairway. It is very luminous and has super views but does not have an immediate outside eating area though guests are welcome to use the dining facilities in the garden by the pool opposite.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was so nice to leave the July crowds of Florence or San Gimignano and return each day to such a beautiful home set in the vineyard-covered hills of Tuscany. The villa was in a great central location so it was easy to explore Florence, Sienna, Arezzo and the many Tuscan hilltowns (favorites were Montepulciano and Volterra). Leonardo and Roxanne could not have been more welcoming and helpful. They made reservations for us at some wonderful restaurants that we would never have found on our own. I would definitely recommend this villa.



Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
Jul 2011
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9 Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very clean property, nice bedding and towels. Well equipped, spacious apartment.

Outside communal area was ideal, with tables and chairs, pizza oven (a lot harder than it looks!) BBQ (with all charcoal and lighters supplied). All areas were cleaned each day so the areas were immaculate. Pool was great, great shade and loungers available.

We were met on reception and all our questions were answered, rather than having to read lots of documentation.

Would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Splendid location, beautiful view, friendly attitude, very clean, spatious, well endowed apartment, nice swimming pool.

A perfect place for a great holiday!

We definitely recommend this villa to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed stay at Villa il Castellaccio. I hope see you again next time!
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Woow! what a villa! What a view!

  • 4 of 5

The villa was very nice. The appartment was more than what we needed but we appreciated it very much nevertheless. The view from our second floor appartment was fantastic. Leonardo, the owner, was a very good host. We had good conversation with him at our arrival and at our departure. The location, in the middle of the Chianti region, was exactly what we were looking for. We do not hesitate to recommand this place. We do believe that the large size of the appartments offered is more suitable for either a family or a group of 4. Thx again Leonardo for the visit of your "museum" and your kind explanation of the vineyard operations!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Beautiful setting and amazing service

  • 5 of 5

Leonardo welcomed us with a great smile and took the time to show us this amazing place and helped us with our reservations and provided very valuable tips for our visits (Florence is about 1hr). The Apartments are in the middle of vineyards and olive gardens with amazing views. The facilities are very well maintained (pool, common areas) and the apartment we were in was very well equipped and clean. I highly recommend this place for people wanting to be close to the tourist attractions without being in the middle of that hassle. It is peaceful, beautiful with a great pool to share with other traveler. Lots of fun. Thanks Leonardo!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Mooi appartement in een schitterende omgeving

  • 5 of 5

Castellaccio voldeed volkomen aan de verwachtingen. Prachtig gelegen in een schitterende omgeving. De tuin, het zwembad, de barbecue en pizza oven hadden voor ons en vooral onze (volwassen) kinderen veel meerwaarde. Een auto is noodzakelijk want de dichtstbijzijnde supermarkt ligt op 10 km afstand. In het dorpje Lucolena (2 km) is een klein winkeltje voor de basisboodschappen.

Leonarda is een geweldige gastheer. Hij gaf ons veel tips en was erg behulpzaam en vriendelijk. Zijn wijnproeverij met informatie over het fabriceren van olijfolie en wijn is absoluut de moeite waard. Kortom: Il Castelaccio is een aanrader.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Wonderful, Stunning, beautifully maintained

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW!! The pictures can't fully show just how beautiful this property is with the flowers, the beautiful workmanship of the renovations, and lavender and rosemary that grows all around. We loved our apartment which was clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The location is wonderful in that it is an easy train ride to Florence, and a 45 minute drive to San Gimignano. And there is a delicious restaurant 5 minutes away from the villa. Leonardo, the manager is very gracious and helpful. I especially loved the large pool which is good for lap swimming. And there is a cute Boddega for shopping near by. I had to tear myself away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! I hope see you next time to spend another holiday in our place!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence and Pisa at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lucolena at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ugolino Impruneta at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Figline Val D'Arno at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Incisa at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Botteghina di Dudda at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Versilia at 100 Kilometres Car: recommended

The Chianti area is a small but stunningly beautiful part of Tuscany. Explore the famous rolling hills 'Le dolci colline' depicted in Renaissance Art, and discover castles, wine cellars, Typical eating places & craftshops and the many medieval towns, like Greve, Radda, Gaiole and Castellina. Perhaps you may come upon one of the local gastronomic events(called Sagre) or an antique fair and there is always a market somewhere every day ! As we are central, you can reach most places in minimum 5 to max.40 mins. The main cities of Tuscany; Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa & Volterra are also close at hand, and don't forget the fashion outlets The Mall & Prada !! both near Figline. From there you can hop on a train and be in Florence in just 20 mins (we supply timetables). In a day you can even reach the coast for places like Le Cinque Terre and romantic Porto Venere. The nearest villages for food stores and Typical Trattorias are Lucolena and Dudda,only 1km away.

Other Activities: Cooking class/dinner,wine tasting, Day trips with chauffeur,Walking tours.

Golf: Ugolino Golf: 18 Holes, just 10 Km

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2016
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£506
 
 
2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£278
for 3 nights
From
£93
£590
 
 
2017
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£464
for 7 nights
£464
£843
 
 
2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£329
for 3 nights
From
£110
£548
£1,265
 
 
2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
£1,518
 
 
2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
£2,446
 
 
2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£928
for 7 nights
£928
£3,205
 
 
2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
£2,446
 
 
2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£506
for 7 nights
£506
£1,265
 
 
2017
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
£675
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£464
for 7 nights
£464
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

Extras not included: Final cleaning €12 per person , minimum €40
Heating calculated on consumption (Circa Euro 3,50 per hour)
Security Deposit (not a cost) in CASH on arrival, RETURNED to you at end of sojourn-€ 200.
Sojourn Tax not included.
Included in price are: Wi-Fi, all household linen (changed weekly), 1 baby-cot on request, electricity, hot water, gas for cooking . Free parking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The 2 bathrooms are new and in pristine condition. One contains the washing machine (use free of charge). A Hair dryer is provided Towels are provided per week. Any changes during the week are extra.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Castellaccio 1 has 1 double bedroom 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom. a Baby cot is available on request FREE of charge . All household linen is provided per week, included pool Towels. Any changes of linen during the week are extra. Nb. There is a washing machine in your apartment for which you have free and exclusive use.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • This apartment has access to the main swimming pool and gardens and also, on a different terrace, a Pizza & Barbecue area with wood burning oven and tables & chairs for eating next to it . Free Wi-Fi connection covers the entire property and grounds (you can even use it while relaxing by the pool!!) Apart from helping you with restaurants and places of interest in the area, we can also organize Wine tasting, Day Trips and walking tours. Please note : For hygienic reasons no foodstuffs are provided therefore remember to bring basics like salt, sugar etc.

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