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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking

Overview

Description

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 .

More Details

About the property

VILLA IL CASTELLACCIO

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

Property Manager
Leonardo Maccioni
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

Location

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

Available Rentals

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Notes

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
CANCELLATION POLICY
For cancellation after confirming a booking, a percentage of the total amount of sojourn is due as follows: From date of booking till 15 days prior to arrival date - the charge is 50% of the total amount, Between 14 - 0 days prior to arrival date , the cancellation charge is 100% of the total amount.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Castellaccio 3in Greve in Chianti in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Castellaccio 3
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

Best villa we've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

We had a super time in Castellaccio 3! The peaceful apartments are set in the most idyllic location with stunning hillside views. The pool is huge; surrounded by olive groves and as you swim you are surrounded by views of the Tuscan hills. The apartment was amazing. Spacious and well equipped with high ceilings that kept it cool despite unseasonally high temperatures of 40 degrees on a couple of days. You're well located to see the famous Chianti towns; Greve, Radda and Castellina plus San Gimignano (beautiful) and Siena. Huge Co-op 15 mins away in Figline Valdarno. Also in Figline is a station with 25mins fast trains to Florence - perfect! Leonardo is delightful and a fount of local knowledge. He's happy to book restaurants, advise on itineraries, pre-book museums. Cannot recommend enough. A Tuscan idyll!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beleef de Chianti op z'n mooist!

  • 5 of 5

Villa il Castellaccio is een prachtige locatie midden tussen de wijn- en olijfgaarden. Het huis was goed schoongemaakt en bood alle comfort. De villa wordt omgeven door een mooi terrein met een goed onderhouden zwembad. Het was een perfecte uitvalbasis om de Chianti streek goed te verkennen. In Lucolena is een klein winkeltje met genoeg keus voor ontbijt en dergelijke. Grote boodschappen doe je bij de Coop in Figline. Leonardo is een zeer behulpzame en vriendelijke gastheer, die voor een Italiaan uitstekend engels spreekt. Ook de Chianti-wijn die zijn familie maakt, is zeer aan te bevelen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your beautiful review! It's a pleasure when our guests enjoy your holiday at Villa il Castellaccio. I hope see you again next time!
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5

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

Super.

Nice appartment and super service from Leonardo

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa il Castellaccio! I await you again!
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4

GREAT

  • 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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4

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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