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Villa & Apartments with swimming pools in Chianti ,Tuscany, near Florence - Castellaccio 3

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Updated: 28-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards


Castellaccio 3

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 3, sleeps 4-6 people, in it you will find: a big sitting room/dining room, a large fully equipped kitchen , 2 bathrooms with showers, an extra bathroom with WC and shower wheelchair accessible, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom.

The characteristic feature of this apartment is a big covered veranda with table and chairs for eating outdoors .

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About the property


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!

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About the Owner

Leonardo Maccioni
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
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28 March, 2017

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Extras not included: Final cleaning €12 per person , minimum €40
Heating calculated on consumption (cIRCA € 3,50 per hour)
Security Deposit 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), Extra double sofa bed on request, 1baby-cot on request, electricity, hot water, gas for cooking

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)



  • 4 of 5

The place is great! The location was well equipped and large! We enjoyed the covered veranda. Our teens enjoyed meeting other teens!

We all want to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lovely villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

The villa and apartments are very well equipped and in a lovely location well placed for exploring the area including Florence and Chianti. Leonardo was an excellent host and looked after us well. We enjoyed the wine tasting tour and learning about the history of his family and all about how he makes wine. There is a pizza oven and barbecue area for guests to use which was great fun.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your beautiful review! I am happy to hear that you enjoy your stay at Villa il Castellaccio! I hope to have you again as our guests!
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We had a great vacation

  • 4 of 5

It was a great pleasure to meet Leonardo and to stay a week In his apartment. We appeciated the space, the equipment, the nature around and the pool. We will recommend to ours friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review and to recommend our structure to your friends! I hope to have you again as our guests!
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  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden Gem! If you are in the area - it is an ideal location. Beautiful scenery, spacious villas & friendly staff. We only spent three days here, two couples and a single. It was perfect. So relaxing and peaceful. Leonardo is passionate, friendly and very helpful host. It is close to a small township, which you can get all you need. Restaurants are within driving distance, but the facilities are perfect to cook after a long day. Its a must to try Leonardo;s wine as it is the true passion of the area. We look forward to returning one day soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! I hope see you again in Tuscany!
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Heaven On Earth!

  • 5 of 5

The most perfect villa ever...beautiful beyond words. Description of property was accurate, but it is even more beautiful in person. So peaceful to be nestled in the vineyards of Chianti. Tens days were not enough, I dream of going back! Leonardo, thank you for creating such a lovely vacation spot and especially for making it accessible for someone who uses a wheelchair. We couldn't give a higher recommendation...put this one on your bucket list!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by the welcome of Leonardo and his smilling team. We were charmed by the beauty of the place and by the comfort and cleanliness of our beautiful and large apartment. The 17m pool has allowed us to rest in a pleasant silence. Chianti hills roads allow unforgettable hikes bike closed to Firenze, Siena, San Gimminiano,... We recommend Villa Castellaccio and hope to return one day. Thanks Leonardo for your kindness and professionalism.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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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


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, adapted for disabled persons
  • All the bathrooms are new and in pristine condition. One has been adapted for wheelchair use. Hair dryer supplied. A set of towels per person is provided per week. Any changes during the week are extra.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The Apartment is mostly on the ground floor with ramps for wheelchair access from the stone courtyard outside. Only the twin room and it's bathroom are on 1st floor. It is normally set up for 4 people but can accommodate a further 2 people in a double sofa bed in the sitting room/dining room included in price. All linen is provided per week. Any changes during the week are extra. Nb. There is a washing machine in your apartment for which you have free and exclusive use.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • The kitchen and dining room are 2 large spaces divided by an archway. (Both have tables) Ideal for cooking classes and dinners with chef. 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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