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ARCO AL POGGIO, Villa,views, pool, free cocktails house wine & concierge

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom apartment exclusive porch and garden, pool, congierge, ALL INCLUSIVE

CHARMING TRANQUIL TUSCAN VILLA SET IN THE EXCLUSIVE VILLA ARCENO CHIANTI ESTATE

THE APARTMENT

Set into the beautiful Chianti hills of Villa Arceno, a vast private estate and nature reserve, the apartment comprises three floors within a renovated traditional Tuscan farmhouse split into three properties.

Now member of Arceno Rentals Club, Clubhouse Arco al Poggio provides the guests with a 5 star Concierge service before and throughout your stay included in the weekly fee. Visits and excursions, car rental with or without chaffeur, cooking lessons, private chef or housekeeper may be provided at extra charge.

Our 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' weekly RATES include a generous WELCOME HAMPER of speciality foods & wines from top quality local suppliers (more than enough for the first weekend's catering needs), PLUS as much FREE HOUSE WINE as you wish, throughout your stay. Our FREE COCKTAIL BAR of branded spirits and local liqueurs such as Limoncello is also kept stocked throughout your stay.

Exclusively private large airy apartment and covered patio with postcard views facing south over the Chianti countryside. Two large comfortable 'Tuscan' double bedrooms with ceiling fans. Each with separate bathrooms. True Tuscan 'essence' with all modern conveniences, internet access, Wi-Fi, T.V. DVD player and iPod dock. Furnished to the highest standards with local antiques and designs the apartment accommodates comfortably four persons to give a unique and very stylish, comfortable experience, a true 'home from home'. A large and comfortable dining area seating eight and an excellently appointed kitchen for keen or even 'professional' cooks!

Accessed by its own entrance at ground level from a secluded private garden into a small courtyard leading to a porch which also houses a wood fired oven. A stairway leads up to a private covered patio 'the Loggia' with exclusive use for 'al fresco' dining seating six. The apartment is accessed directly from the Loggia into a spacious living area with fireplace and a dining area accommodating up to eight people and kitchen. At one end a bedroom and bathroom with shower, opposite, a stairway leads to a spacious and romantic master bedroom with beautiful views over the vineyards and the village of San Gusmè. A bathroom elegantly finished with a large bathtub and shower serves the master bedroom. Guests also have the use of a tranquil private swimming pool.

THE ESTATE OF VILLA ARCENO: The estate of Arceno covers 1000 hectares of forest, vineyards, olive groves, cypress avenues, dotted with traditional farmhouses “the Casali”, some of which are enigmatic, romantic ruins awaiting restoration.

The “Villa” (Manor House) of the estate dates from the 16th century along with its own chapel, a romantic park and lake. From the Villa the original owners would have managed the estate directing the farmhands and workers who once lived in the Casali with the livestock.

Il Poggio was once a working Casale but is now restored with modern benefits, it now houses those who wish to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Chianti countryside.

AROUNDABOUTS: From Il Poggio there are views towards the famous Crete, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and beyond towards Monte Amiata. To the rear of the Casale lies the medieval walled village of San Gusmè, a short 15 minute walk through the vines where, if one pleases may have a drink at the village café and admire panoramic views in almost all directions to Siena and its Torre del Mangia.

All areas of the estate are reached by “strade bianche”, literally “white roads” which are unpaved. Although used by the public these roads are quiet, allowing walking, cycling and jogging at one’s own pace. The surrounding region is stuffed with history, art, food and wine. Siena, with its famous “Palio” an exciting adrenaline fuelled horse race (2nd July and 16th August) is only 15 minutes away. With Italy’s excellent road network, Florence, San Giminiano, le Crete, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona and Arezzo are with easy reach for day trips. In the other direction Umbria with Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Todi.

AMENITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT: Famous for food and wine there are many places to see and go to in order to discover the flavours of Chianti. One might be a passive or active participant, either eating and drinking the produce or by taking cooking or winery courses at source and making the resulting produce oneself. If one is the more active type, a diverting round of golf or horse riding might be the ticket. There are spas and the seaside to indulge in should relaxing there be preferred.

Packed full of history and art, an almost endless list of galleries, exhibitions, museums, churches, palaces and other diverse artisanal places are to be discovered.

More Details

About Us

Anna Crawford
PROW INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING SRL
Corso Italia 9
20122 Milano
Milano, Italy, 04336170966
PROW INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING SRL Corso Italia 9, 20122 Milano (Italy)
VAT Reg NoIT 04336170966

Owner
Anna Crawford
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Anna Crawford

Anna and James, we are an Italian-Anglo couple who enjoy their lives between London, Milan and Tuscany. We have a busy life but also also love to have relaxing moments in Arceno where we find tranquillity after the buzzing of a big city. Love art, music, good food and even better wine.

Anna Crawford purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Anna Crawford chose Siena Area

Anna and James enjoy Arco al Poggio since 2004. It was love at first sight and the place has become our magic retreat and we love to share this with our Guests.

What makes this apartment unique

Arceno is a private estate where history, beautiful landscapes, vineyards, flora and wild animals make the place unique in the whole of Tuscany. Our house benefits from it all and living life here is a special treat due to the beauty and harmony of the place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Entering the Villa Arceno estate, you are immediately enveloped in a beautiful landscape of cypress lined hills, olive groves, vineyards and stone farmhouses, creating a perfect Tuscan scene. Il Poggio comes with a pretty garden, swimmng pool, and is elevated across two upper floors, giving outstanding views of the nearby village and the estate. The property is furnished to an excellent standard and offers every convenience for your stay. The large, private terrace is the most perfect setting to enjoy every meal and was saturated with almond blossom over Easter. Il Poggio is perfectly located to enjoy the amenities of nearby Castelnuovo Beradenga, which offers a good choice of local osterias and a local winery as well as a short drive to the historic towns Sienna and Florence, all manageable within a day. A perfect to relax and soak up the Italian sunshine, robust red wines and fabulous restaurants.
Apr 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be adjoined and make a king bed. Ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , King bed. Bed linen also for the cot are provided.Celing fan
  • Both bedrooms, as for the rest of the house, have high ceilings with traditional Tuscan construction of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, giving a light airy feel even during the heat of summer. Both are decorated in traditional Tuscan style augmented with antique furniture and bed frames. Through the windows you may view the Tuscan countryside in all directions and sunsets. From the elevated position there is the benefit of cool breezes at night and during the day. Ceiling fans have been installed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
The house features an I-pod docking station and WI-FI internet connectivity. You may either bring your own music or listen to the music and watch DVDs provided. There is a comprehensive information pack with suggestions for places of interest to visit, gardens, villas, museums, restaurants, etc. This is available in the house along with a selection of guidebooks and maps. A generous welcome basket is provided on arrival. The pool may be accessed outside daily cleaning times. It is open from 15th May to 15th September. For English tea lovers there is a proper brown teapot otherwise Nespresso espresso machine is available! Dinners may be cooked at the house by a talented chef upon request

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ARCO AL POGGIO, Villa,views, pool, free cocktails house wine & concierge
average rating of 4.96 based on 52 reviews
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa. Brilliantly equipped. Great location within the estate and for nearby day trips. We had a fantastic stay. Thank you Anna.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Wonderful Tuscan Countryside Escape

  • 5 of 5

If you wish to relax in the hypnotic beauty of the Tuscan countryside (in the middle of a 1000 hectare vineyard), then this is a great option.

This villa is a historic building that has been sensitively restored and fitted out to a very high standard.

Tip: going with the club option is a good bet, as you'll have everything you need (in fridge, wines, drinks cabinet, for bbq) already in situe when you arrive (high quality local produce)..... and the mid-week clean + sheet change is a blessing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa in rural Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Villa was immaculate and Gaia (property manager) was on hand for anything we needed. Definitely will be recommending this villa to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Fabulois, charming, everything you need is supplied.

  • 5 of 5

All the previous reviews sum it up. An absolute gem - everything you need or think you'll need is supplied from the gorgeous basket of food that was there on arrival through to all the Aceno estate wine. Would highly recommend this place. You definitely need a car. The local village has lovely restaurants, cafe, ATM. The swimming was well used and full laundry facilities. Watch out for the insects and mosquitoes - take insect repellent especially if you sit outside at night.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Tuscan paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Anna Crawford for providing such a beautiful restful Tuscan paradise for us to enjoy during our Italian getaway! This villa is a fabulous accommodation in the middle of gorgeous Tuscan countryside providing all the conveniences you would possibly need for your home away from home. Wild boar, deer, rabbits, pheasants and more abound around this gorgeous property. The property is beautifully landscaped with fruit trees – flowering shrubs and glorious potted plants, lavender in bloom, roses and Ginistra filled the air with perfume. A refreshing private pool was so enjoyed in late afternoon after our excursions. (Wonderful Tuscan towns are a short drive away!). Delicious generous welcome gift basket, a full bar, refrigerator stocked with goodies and wonderful bedrooms and baths make it an excellent value for the discriminating traveler. Many thanks to Gaia for taking good care of us!

If you are searching for the perfect place to enjoy a private Tuscan vacation. ....This is it !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Tranquility in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Arceno il Poggio is a lovely, peaceful villa in Classico Chianti region of Tuscany. The villa is what we expected and more. Arceno lies on the outskirts of Castelnouvo Berardenga and San Gusme. Castelnouvo is a small town but it has readily available restaurants and groceries . We enjoyed our 2 week stay and all the amenities offered by the villa. Exceptional service was provided by our concierge, 'Gaia' who while not on-site was readily available and receptive to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
In the village of San Gusme'
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Golf Club Valdichiana
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
In the village of San Gusme'
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Castiglion della Pescaia
Car: necessary

The Casale Il Poggio is situated East of Siena in the South part of the wine region of Chianti near to the villages of Castelnuovo Berardenga and San Gusmè. Historical art and architecture may be found in Florence, Siena, San Giminiano, Arezzo, Pienza and the nearby region of Umbria. The Chianti region is famous for its castles and fortifications, the results of past strife between Florence and Siena. Local amenities include trattorie, restaurants, wine cellars (famous ones like Felsina and Brolio), local markets and fairs. Hot springs and spas (in Rapolano, Bagni San Filippo and Chianciano) are within easy reach and Tuscan seaside resorts are an hour away (Castiglion della Pescaia, Follonica). Golf and horse riding are available locally, or you may relax in a SPA not far away from Castelnuovo.

Each year in October the marathon named Ecomaratona is run also through the estate of Arceno.

Also, each year on 2nd July and 16th August the Palio, the historical horse race, is run in Siena.

Other Activities: Italian cooking lessons, wine touring and tasting

GPS COORDINATES:

Latitude: N 43o 22’ 47.9”

Longitude: E 11o 30’ 5.40”

Or if your GPS prefers degrees with decimals

Latitude: N 43.3800o

Longitude: E 11.5015o

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Summer Season 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,606
for 7 nights
£1,606
 
 
Summer Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
Late Summer Season 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,422
for 7 nights
£1,422
 
 
Autumn Season 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
£1,330
 
 
Christmas Season 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
Low Season 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
£1,330
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,422
for 7 nights
£1,422
 
 
Spring Season 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
£1,330
 
 
Early Summer Season 2018
12 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,422
for 7 nights
£1,422
 
 
Summer Season 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,468
for 7 nights
£1,468
 
 
High Summer Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,560
for 7 nights
£1,560
 
 
Summer Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
Late Summer Season 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,422
for 7 nights
£1,422
 
 
Autumn Season 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
£1,330
 
 
Christmas Season 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,239
for 7 nights
£1,239
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £458.76

Weekly rates include luxury Welcome Hamper, free Cocktail Bar + Housewine & Olive Oil throughout stay, ALL energy costs (inc logs & charcoal), all linens (including pool towels), daily consumables, bathroom toiletries throughout, cleaning & change of linens every 3-4 days, 5 star Concierge service by local hoteliers, free WiFi.

Daily rates exclude Welcome Hamper (200 euro supplement).

DURATION OF STAY: in high season, from 1st July until 8th September, the minimum stay is of 7 nights

CHANGEOVER DAY: in high season, from 4th July until 27th September, changeover day is SATURDAY

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge the total rent - if cancellation is received less than 60 days before the date of arrival the 25% deposit will be retained in full

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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