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CHIANTI VILLA in heart of Tuscany, super-large pool, 14 ha property, sleeping 10 - Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking




The studio has a large sitting room with table seating four and concrete kitchen table running the length of the south-facing window which slides open with traditional brick lattice screen and view of the green jungle-like woods, cosy in winter and cool in the hot summer months. The super-sized bed is on a balcony surrounded by brick shelves so that it becomes a cosy snuggly place filled with Indian cushions - a place to 'chill' day and night. Chinese screens close the walled cupboard. The bathroom has concrete shower floor with large shower-head and concrete table with Philippe Starck basin. Through the window you see the oval-shaped concrete table outside waiting for a large party of people to enjoy their meals shaded by an old chestnut tree with the olive grove beyond and the pool on a higher terrace. Play your favourite music resounding as in this mini concert hall and enjoy the wood-burning stove crackling in winter while you relax on winter evenings after a day exploring the area

About the property

Villa in Chianti

Restored from the ruin of a typical Tuscan farmhouse Podere Scopeto sits high on a hilltop at 600 meter above sea-level (which means summer nights are just perfect outside) The Main House of Podere Scopeto sleeps 10 so with the Capanna (about 60m away from the Main House) included it is 12 all together, but there is also a small sofa/bed for a toddler in one of the bedrooms. We do have 2 more put-up cots for tinies and two old wooden high-chairs. Scopeto overlooks woods, vineyards and the medieval towns of Radda and Castellina. The nearest town is Gaiole (15 min) in the triangle of Siena, Florence and Arezzo. It is in the middle of the Gallo Nero classic wine region with Brolio, Castello Meleto, Coltibuono on your doorstep.

We have a large saltwater pool (5m x 14 m) with spacious sun terraces and pergolas which offer our guests boyant relaxation, but for the more energetic there are miles of woods and hills to walk in beyond the 30 privately owned acres surrounding the house. It has a huge BBQ with enough chairs and tables to seat 12-18 comfortably on the three terraces. More secluded hammocks and picnic places are dotted around the property under the shade of our olives and sweet chestnuts. We have reliable crystal clear water from our own well and faultless heating and plumbing system. Our bathrooms are modern and work perfectly and every bed- and bathroom has at least one anti-mosquito screen in a window. 2 fireplaces cheer our winter visitors. From the main road you drive 2 and a half km through the woods on an un-tarmaced road which is not suitable for low-slung vehicles, caravans or bikes but fine for normal cars driven slowly. We are happy to let you stay for the annual 'Eroica' traditional bike-race in October though, which takes place every year in Gaiole.

More Details

Marina Baillie
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ciao Marina, we had a wonderful holiday, thank you! The weather hovered ner 30 degrees all week. The villa was perfect, and everybody had a super time. The EROICA was the toughest yet as we all suffered greatly in the heat. The 200 km took us 16 hours. As ever the scenery and hospitality made it worthwhile. Grazie!
Sep 2011
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To confirm booking we expect payment of 50% of total rental at time of booking. The balance to be paid a month before start of the stay. A deposit of £ 250 for a week's stay will be reimbursed 2 weeks after departure apart from final cleaning if more than 10 hours, any bad breakages or missing things and possible excessive gas and electricity. If the booking is cancelled I will reimburse 100% of the payment made if and when new rentals have been secured for the property. 50% of the rent is to be paid at the time of booking, the remainder a month before your arrival. From the deposit we take the £10 per person for sheets&towels and it also covers the extra hours of cleaning if more than 4 hours, any excessive use of gas and electricity and bad breakages. The deposit will be returned minus the above expenses within 2 weeks of departure.
You are expected at the house after 3pm on the day of your arrival and we ask you to leave as soon as possible after 9pm on the day of departure to leave enough time for the cleaning and bed-making etc for the following guests. Many thanks!


Accommodation and facilities for Studioin Gaiole In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The facilities in the main house (washing machine, satellite TV etc.) can be used by the renters of the Studio as long as the house is not occupied. Maid will come before and after the stay and during the stay by arrangement.


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This time in Scopeto - Diesmal in Scopeto

  • 5 of 5

Who is the One, seeking quietness instead of the hectic everyday life in office and also at home? This one really wants to sleep into the day without any disturbance and just live into the day, like it was in the old days. He really doesn‘t want to see nor hear of any strangers to disturb him. He just wants to pop up, when he likes it, and looks for his secret retreat, that no other one knows of.

That‘s like it is in Scopeto! If you want it, you can be in half an hour on the Campo in Siena or in some more than an hour to Florence, just by car. You got a wonderfull, undisturbed view high up in the mountains of the Chianti, a lovely pool and a fine house for the holidays of the year. There‘s enough room for the plenty of Your‘s, but also a place to retire from the busy world.

What is the price for it? The one, who likes it busy, will be at bore. The one, who wants an easy access, will curse the long and weary road. But the one, who is in the need to find Himself, he will come again and again.

Philipp from Leipzig


Wer ist es denn, der in seinem Urlaub Ruhe vor dem Alltag im Büro und seiner Hektik sucht? Dieser Zeitgenosse möchte endlich einmal ohne Störung ausschlafen und in den Tag hineinleben, wie es vor langer Zeit ganz normal war. Er möchte also weit und breit keinen fremden Menschen sehen oder hören. Er möchte nur dann ,Auftauchen‘, wenn es ihm gefällt. Und er möchte einen geheimen Rückzugsort für sich, den andere nicht kennen.

So ist es in Scopeto! Wer will, ist in einer halben Stunde in Siena auf dem Campo, in einer guten Stunde in Florenz, er hat eine wunderbare, unverbaubare Aussicht hoch in den Bergen des Chianti, Pool und ein schönes Ferienhaus mit kleinem Nebengebäude, Platz für viele - aber auch die geheime Abgeschiedenheit von der geschäftigen Welt.

Womit ist das erkauft? Wer es trubelig liebt, der wird sich langweilen! Wer den schnellen Zugang will, der wird den langen Weg verfluchen. Aber wer einmal diese Ruhe und das Finden seines Selbst wieder braucht, der kommt immer wieder.

Philipp aus Leipzig

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Für Naturliebhaber, Abenteurer und Ruhesuchende.

  • 4 of 5

Mitten im nichts, nach einem langen holprigen Waldweg (Auto sollte gute Bodenfreiheit haben) kommt man im Naturparadies an.

Hier waren wir in der Cabanna gebucht. Konnten auch das Haupthaus besichtigen, mit viel Liebe landestypisch eingerichtet.

Herrlicher Schwimmingpool.

Man sollte Tolerant eingestellt sein gegenüber allen möglich Kriechtieren und Insekten. Dafür konnten wir jeden Abend einen Wald von ca 100 Glühwürmchen besichtigen.

Auch hatten wir das Glück ein Nest mit Rotkehlchenjungen beobachten zu können.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Totale Enstpannung

  • 5 of 5

Immer wenn wir in Scopeto ankommen legt sich sofort eine wunderbare Entspannung auf uns, dieser Ort ist was ganz besonderes, das schöne Tal mit den grünen Kastanienwäldern, das geöffnete Tal und der Blick in die Ferne mit den sanft geschwungenen Hügeln, nicht zu vergessen die Ruhe, herrlich ! Das Anwesen liegt in verschiedene Terrassen und Ebenen eingebettet und bietet für jeden Anspruch, Gemeinschaft, Rückzug, Sonnen, Baden, Kochen u.v.m. .. ideale Voraussetzungen. Die Häuser sind mit viel Liebe und Geschmack sehr persönlich eingerichtet, was es von vielen Ferienhäusern positiv unterscheidet. Gerade für eine große Gruppe, Familie, Freunde ist wirklich genug Platz. Die große Küche mit Kochinsel, das gemütliche Wohnzimmer, die Morgen-, Mittag-, und Abendterrassen lassen einen abwechslungsreichen Tageslauf "mit der Sonne" in und um das Haus zu. Die "häuslichen" Dinge wie Wäsche, Sauberkeit, Praktikabilität, Funktionalität, aber auch die Tips und hilrfreichen Beschreibungen der Vermieterin Marina Baillie lassen nichts zu wünschen übrig, man fühlt sich sehr gut betreut.

Das vom Haus zu sehende kleine mittelalterliche Burgdorf Castagnoli ist sehenswert, feine Weinverkostung inkl.. Gaiole hat eine der typischten Restaurants, wie man sie sich herrlicher in der Toscana nicht vorstellen kann, ganz einfach, ganz regional, hier kocht die casalingha, man isst mit Polizisten, Bauarbeitern, englischen Expads, Familien, usw. und ist im Himmel ! Die weitere Umgebung mit den klassischen toscanischen Städten braucht man nicht weiter zu beschreiben, deshalb kommt man ja auch hierhin ! Montevarcchis Ipercoop ist ein Erlebnis für sich, nicht weniger der Prada Outlet (ja!). Und noch was; wir haben die Fahrt auf dem ziemlich langen Ziehweg immer als großen, sportlichen Spaß gesehen. Wir können das "Ferienhaus in den Bergen" nur wärmstens empfehlen !

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im Herbst ist es so wunderschoen! Wir wissen, dass Sie gerne gut essen und gerne spazierengehen und das ist so besonders erholsam wenn es etwas nicht mehr so unglaublich heiss ist und die Weinberge sich in allen Farben in der goldenen Sonne spiegeln und die Oliven an den grau-gruenen Baeumen reifen. Vielen Dank fuer die netten Worte und wir hoffen, Sie kommen bald wieder.
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Cantine de Castello di Brolio
prada space
Palio Di Siena
Tower of Mangia
The David Sculpture
The Mall
Piazza del Duomo
Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Siena or Montevarchi
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A1 at Valdarno
Car: necessary

Look at the map and imagine a point in the centre of a triangle Arezzo, Siena and Florence: three great Italian Renaissance cities, their treasures, markets, restaurants, spaces and events beckon guests from Podere Scopeto. Nearer at hand, the great houses of our area hold frequent concerts, the markets towns, gems like Radda, Volpaia, Castellina, Greve offer their summer festas, wineries with their world-famous labels invite you to sample their wine and new olive oil . Hikers, bicyclists and horse riders can make their own way along the high level paths and rides of the Chianti hills savouring the pine scented breezes. As one of our guests said last year: 'We have been in paradise'.

Other Activities: wine tasting and gastronomy.