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

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking




The farmhouse sleeps 10 plus a child in a small child's bed which normally serves as a small sofa in one of the bedrooms. If only the farmhouse is rented and not the studio you may find strangers about 60 metres away in the studio who share the pool and parking area with you.

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 a day
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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 timeof booking. The balance to be paid a month before start of the stay. A deposit of £ 500 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 10 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 Farmhousein Gaiole In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Indian bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Large bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large freestanding bath
    Downstairs loo - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms of the 'Master' and 'Indian' bedrooms are en suite - the large bathroom has a large roll-top bath and is surrounded by three bedrooms and the small bathroom is downstairs as an 'overspill' and has a shower enclosure . All have modern fittings and traditional tiles.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Indian bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bali bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Tower room - 2 Single Bed
  • The Master bedroom has the most sensational view towards the horizon straight from your bed. The Indian bedroom gets its name from the huge Indian wooden front door we brought back from Pondicherry and installed as a door for this room. The Bali bedroom gets its name from the romantic wooden four-poster bed carved in interesting designs and colours. It also has a wooden desk with views towards the sunset too beautiful and romantic to let you concentrate on your work at the desk. The tower room is a favourite with children and is reached up a spiral staircase.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private 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
There are two fireplaces, one in the sitting-room area and another one around the corner in the dining area. There are also two dishwashers. There is no telephone, but mobile phone reception is ok. We have a ping-pong table under a pergola, which also converts into an outside table. It is also possible to rent the studio which is about 60 meters away and accomodate another couple that way. If only the Main House is rented there may be guests in the 'Capanna' as well who share the car park and the pool area.


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Erholung pur!

  • 5 of 5

Ein Ferienparadies in dem man sich sofort wie zu hause fühlt!

Wir haben uns zur Schlüsselübergabe mit den Vermietern ca. 1 Stunde vor unserem Ziel getroffen. Die sehr freundliche und persönliche Begegnung mit vielen guten Ratschlägen und Tipps hat uns einen perfekten Einstieg für zwei wunderbare Wochen beschert. Wie wir schon vor Antritt der Reise wussten, ist die Zufahrtsstraße nicht unbedingt für Sportwagen oder Rennfahrer geeignet. Normale Familienwagen, mit entsprechender Vorraussicht gelenkt, haben keine Probleme diesen Weg zu befahren. Unser Wagen hat alles ohne Probleme überstanden. Da wir nun schon zum zweiten Mal in Scopeto waren kann ich sagen, dass die Straße ständig verbessert wird.

Am Haus angekommen wurden wir von einem liebevoll gepflegten Garten mit blühenden Blumen begrüßt der auch während der Urlaubszeit durch einen Gärtner in bestem Zustand gehalten wurde.

Das ganze Grundstück ist mit einem Elektrozaun gegen Wild gesichert der sich automatisch zur Nachtzeit einschaltet und ebenso pünktlich früh am Morgen wieder deaktiviert. Perfekt also für Gäste mit Hunden, die man aus diesem Grund den ganzen Tag sorglos ohne Leine laufen lassen kann. Dass dieser Zaun wichtig ist merkt man spätestens Nachts beim beobachten der Glühwürmchen wenn man im Wald die Wildschweine hört.

Das liebevoll gestaltete Grundstück macht einen sehr gepflegten Eindruck.

Gleiches gilt für den Pool. Dieser wird ebenfalls einmal in der Woche gründlich gereinigt und überprüft. Jeden Abend wurde Tischtennis gespielt und anschließend gemütlich in den Sonnenuntergang geschaut. Für einen rustikalen Grillabend ist ebenfalls alles vorhanden.

Die Kochinsel lud uns des Öfteren zum gemeinsamen Kochen ein. Saubere Schüsseln, Töpfe und alles was man dafür benötigte war genauso vorhanden wie sauberes Geschirr für alle. Der große Kühlschrank bot genug Platz um unsere üppigen Einkäufe kühlen zu können.

Die Badezimmer und Toiletten waren sauber und äußerst geschmackvoll eingerichtet, genau wie alle anderen Räume. Besonders die Schlafzimmer waren so gemütlich dass man morgens gar nicht mehr aus dem Bett wollte. Zweimal in der Woche kommt Marilena vorbei um nach dem Rechten zu sehen, bezieht die Betten, wechselt die Handtücher und entsorgt den Müll.

Während unseres Aufenthalts gab es keine nennenswerten Vorkommnisse, abgesehen davon das es für alle eine wundervolle Erholung war. Wenn wir könnten, würden wir sofort wieder losfahren.

Leider kann man keine sechs Sterne vergeben.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke fuer die freundlichen Worte und wir freuen uns, dass ihr Scopeto auch so liebt und dieses Jahr zum drittenmal kommt!
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3 days for l'Eroica di Gaiole

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days in Podere Scopeto for l'Eroica di Gaiole (Vintage cycling race).

The house is splendid and very confortable and clean.

The house is set in a very quiet place with fantastic vues over the Toscana hills.

The pool is stunning.

There is a 10 minutes ride on a very rough path to reach the house. Impossible to ride it with a road bike, and be very careful with your car !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much to these Belgian guest for the review and I am glad you had a lovely time at the L'Eroica vintage bike race. Do come again another time.
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Stunning Villa in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this gorgeous villa with a group of friends and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I was blown away by the breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills in front of the house where we enjoyed watching the sunset with a cocktail most evenings. The Villa itself is beautiful with a welcoming lounge and dining area with cosy fireplaces. The kitchen is a great meeting place where we took turns to cook delicious Italian meals with the amazing produce available locally, while drinking wine which we picked up from a local vineyard. Most days we managed to find a different place to sit down for dinner either on the terrace in front or behind the main villa, on the large concrete table by the cabana, by the pool or having a picnic in the woods down the hill. The bedrooms are stylishly decorated some with ensuite bathrooms. The view from the main bedroom's bathroom over the beautiful Tuscany countryside is to die for! After a long day wandering around Florence or Siena (both of which are easily reachable by car) having a nice soak looking out over this view was the best way to relax. The Villa is luxurious and stylish but also has a home from home feel (though it is a lot nicer than my home!!!)

We spent our days lazing by the salt-water pool which is lined with olive trees and exploring the beautiful local scenery (you need to be a bit fit as it's quite hilly in parts but worth the effort). As well as Siena and Florence with their wonderful architecture and fab restaurants we flew into Pisa so managed a trip to the leaning tower all in one holiday.

We're already plotting our return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the nice review and I hope you are seriously 'plotting your return' because Scopeto is waiting for you!!
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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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Lovely house but a few problems.

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice house indeed with amazing views. The location is so quiet and peaceful with not another house or building in sight. It has the best equipped kitchen we have experienced in a house for this number of people. Plenty of pots, pans and utensils to cook for a large number. The swimming pool is delightful although it was lacking enough sun beds when we were there in June. I believe the owner intends to buy more.

The house was not quite as clean as we would have liked, particularly as the end of rental cleaning was on the expensive side at 95 Euros for a party of 7.

The local town of Gaiole in Chianti which is about 20 minutes away is lovely and has everything one might need in terms of shopping and places to eat. There is a small supermarket, an excellent butcher, a couple of delis, a very good greengrocer and a chemist. Radda, which is a bit further away is also a very nice little town and has good shopping facilities including a larger supermarket.

One thing you need to beware of when you book your car hire is that the road down to the house from the main road is unmade (about 2 - 3 kms) and can be very difficult in a small car. The owner does warn you about this when you get the final information prior to the rental period but we booked our car rental before we were aware of the state of the road. One of our cars was a Ford Focus and was fine but the other car was a Fiat Punto which was lower and we ended up damaging the undercarriage of the car (which the car rental insurance does not cover!).

We really enjoyed eating at home most evenings watching the gorgeous sunsets but if you want an excellent dinner out one evening the Bottega del Trenta is a very special place to go. It's about 25 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review which I hope will help interested parties. We have dealt with the points: the unmade road has been flattened and gravelled but will always need careful slow driving, the deckcharis have been doubled and the final cost includes cost of laundry for sheets, 2 pillowcases each and 2 towels each for the whole house. There are many wonderful restaurants nearby which we are happy to inform you about.
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Wunderschöne Anlage

  • 4 of 5

Einsame Lage, wunderschönes Haus und ein Pool, der schöner nicht sein könnte.

Und das alles mitten im Chianti Classico.

Das Haus hat 5 Schlafzimmer, wovon 2 aber wohl eher für Kinder geeignet sind. Es gibt zwei Terrassen, wovon eine sehr geschützt ist und die andere wunderschöne Sonnenuntergänge zu bieten hat. Zusätzlich gibt es noch eine tolle Poolterrasse. (Der Pool ist übrigens ziemlich tief, wir haben dies sehr genossen, da er wettkampftauglich war. Kleine Kinder können aber definitiv nicht stehen.)

Das Haus und die gesamte Anlage war insgesamt sehr gepflegt. Es gibt eine große offene Küche mit einer Arbeitsinsel in der Mitte und genügend Töpfen, Geschirr und Besteck ! Die Ausstattung war wirklich hervorragend. Umso mehr haben wir es bedauert,dass die Sauberkeit der Küche leider nicht mit der des restliche Hauses mithalten konnte. Wir mussten wirklich jedes Teil, das wir benutzen erst mal spülen, der Dunstabzug war fettig und der Ofen braucht auch mal dringend eine Grundreinigung. Aber das lässt sich ja vom Vermieter, mit dem wir übrigens einen sehr guten Kontakt hatten, sicherlich verbessern.

Ein Satz noch zur Zufahrt. Nachdem man von einem kleinen Ort in der Nähe von Gaiole erst mal ca. 33 Kurven hinter sich gebracht hat sind die letzten ca. 3 km Waldpiste. Diese ist in jedem Fall nicht für Fahrzeuge geeignet die tiefer gelegt sind und auch von anderen nur mit Vorsicht zu befahren.

Das Haus ist wunderbar geeignet für Leute, die Ruhe und Erholung suchen, wer täglich Sehenswürdigkeiten besichtigen will sollte sich vielleicht etwas weniger abgelegenes suchen.

Das Haus hätte von mir in jedem Fall 5 Sterne bekommen, wenn die Küche sauber gewesen wäre.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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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.