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Restored tuscan farmhouses and apartments in a private hamlet - Casa del Neri



Updated: 11-Feb-2016
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Our properties are situated in Camporsevoli, halfway between the renowned towns of Cetona and San Casciano dei Bagni. Camporsevoli is a private hamlet owned exclusively by the Grossi family. In the family now for several centuries, they personally manage the estate. It's situated on the top of a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana, on the southernmost tip of Tuscany on the border with Umbria and Lazio. Surrounded by woods, this is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday beside the pool, or in its private garden, talking walks/hikes around the private estate as well as a starting point to visit the many fascinating art cities in the immediate surroundings.

Details for holiday farmhouse Casa del Neri, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms

2 bedrooms with twin beds, 1 bedroom with double beds, 1 bedroom which can be twin or double. 1 extra folding bed is available and baby beds are available, at no extra cost. each bedroom has its own bathroom: 2 bathrooms are en suite with the bedrooms and the other 2 bathrooms are right beside the rooms they "belong" to. 3 bathrooms have showers, 1 has a bathtub. All have WC, bidet and a sink. The comfortable kitchen has a stove with 4 gas burners, an electric oven, microwave, dish washer, fridge, electric american coffee machine, electric toaster. The utility room holds the washing machine, ironing board + iron and stow-away BBQ. Dining room is on the first floor, with direct outside access via a stair, beside the kitchen, and has an open fireplace

The living room is on the ground floor, with direct access to the outdoors space, with wet bar, sofa, satellite TV and fireplace.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, my family has owned Camporsevoli for a long time and it has always been a place where our family meets for holidays and where we spend time with our friends. We welcome families and groups of friends alike, doing our best to make them feel at home while introducing them to a new experience. We are bilingual in English and Italian, and speak French and Spanish. I am in charge of managing the properties we rent and - while I live in Florence - spend a lot of time in Camporsevoli during holidays with my husband and daughters, who provide on site entertainment for our young visitors, making many friends from all over the world !

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Valrntina,

Oh my gosh! The villa was more than we ever dreamed! We are giving

all the info to the travel agent that set up our trip. The only reason we left

early was that we thought we needed two days in Rome(good thing we did)!

I'm so sorry I didn't contact you while we were in Florence but we had to do

all of our "gift shopping" and we were exhausted!! You know, shopping does

that! Thanks for everything!!

Please keep in touch!

Oct 2014
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Welcome to authentic Italy!

  • 5 of 5

We are Italophiles. We also love Provence in southern France and Andelucia in southern Spain. But we deeply love Tuscany and Umbria. We have stayed in many villas and apartments across these countries and sometimes (though rarely) we get really lucky and find uniqueness. Casa del Neri - situated in the hamlet of Camporsevoli - is unique in the most amazing way....picture a hamlet of perhaps 30 buildings, with its own church, which has been in the same family since the late 1700's. Imagine the sense of history, the beauty of the buildings. A hamlet set in magnificent forestry. Italy was founded in 1861. The Grossi family have owned Camporsevoli for longer!

Highlights for us were the setting, the authentic buildings and furnishings. And the incredibly welcoming and helpful Valentina who was our gracious host and most of all the enchanting and utterly unique infinity pool set in the forest. Can you imagine setting off through an enchanted, ancient forest to arrive at the most stunning pool with all the facilities you could want... Looking around 360 degrees at forest! Watching the pool edge apparently running down over the tips of 30 foot trees!

Over years of renting you learn to prioritise, to identify properties that suit your needs. For us, authentic history, stunning buildings, real and honest hosts and a sense of something more than another "holiday let" is what we seek and what is so hard to find. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a pool with a bunch of people outside your door and a hypermarket within spitting distance. It isn't what we want though. What we want is to wake up in a very comfortable bed, to open the shutters and to marvel that we are lucky enough to gaze on something so pure, so evocative, so natural and so unspoilt that you can let your mind wander back two hundred years and know that this is the same stunning view that greeted another riser, on another day centuries ago. It's horses for courses I guess. But if anything I mentioned about Camporsevoli appeals to you, I promise - YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We were very much looking forward to our stay but the villa is in great need of an update. Despite wonderful weather the villa was cold and you could not make the most of outside living as the kitchen was a real trek down many stairs to the outside table and sitting areas. The table in the dining room - for eight of us was narrow and woodworm ridden (or that was what it looked like). The chairs were uncomfortable and some in danger of collapsing. Wifi coverage was only available in the dining room and even that was very poor. The pool was not open but even so was a LONG walk away. Beds, bedding and bathrooms all old - and not in a good way. And the villa is a long steep drive to civilisation. I would not really recommend it for any of the groups below.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the review: it's important for us to have feedback on things that don't work, after all what works does not need to be made better!! Though I would like to give ourselves the opportunity to reply to such a disastrous comment. I was sorry that the house was cold: had I known, I would have been happy to turn on the heating on! Yes, I am aware that the wifi does not carry all the way downstairs due to the thick old walls in the house and am sorry if this proved to be a discomfort. Sadly it cannot be changed due to the thick walls Becoming aware of issues such as these once one has left leaves us no great chance to make it better, we are available and on call the whole time. The kitchen is on the first floor and the outdoors is on the ground floor, yes. This is how farmhouses were structured in old times and we chose not to change the layout to preserve the style. Again I am sorry if this was not clear in the detailed floorplans, many photographs and descriptions of the house and if it was an unwelcome surprise. Likewise the pool has always been at a distance and never "marketed" close to the house, but will double check to make sure this is not open to misunderstanding I will most certainly check all the chairs which I am terrified to hear were in danger of collapsing, I am very grateful for the indication and am relieved that no one did get injured. The antique dining table has served many happy house-fulls for a long time but appreciate the comment and we already bought a new one Sleeping during a holiday is important and something for which we pride ourselves as one of the most important factors in Camporsevoli and an element for which we receive many praises. Unfortunately different people are used to different bedding and I am sorry you found ours, renewed 2 yrs ago, not up to your needs. Again, had I known I could have probably changed mattress or pillow: we do have extras Last but not least, I think that a large part of this is the case of a badly managed auction. The week at casa del neri was bought at a museum charity auction, paying a very large sum because of the charity, with expectations that were totally beyond what the house has to offer and its rustic style. The Museum that purchased the rental from us should have made clear the retail price before the auction began, as it's customarily done, so that one knows what one is buying into. Nevertheless it is always a regret to have an unhappy guest, and am sorry to read this review.
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Stunning pool, warmest welcome

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at Casa Del Neri.

We were two families each with small children and there was plenty of space for us all in the villa.

The pool is heavenly. Kids had a great time splashing about. Plenty of water aids and inflatables to borrow which meant that it wasn't a problem that they couldn't touch the bottom.

Valentina made us incredibly welcome and was on hand whenever we needed her.

Thanks for a lovely holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for this lovely review, I am sure it will be a huge help in driving many guests to us. It was a pleasure to have you and all the very well mannered children around. We'll miss having them splashing around and making the place so joyful. I certainly hope to keep in touch and see you again soon.
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From the Owner

I realize that what with Camporsevoli being our family home, we might run the risk of being slightly biased on our unconditional love for it ! That said, I think that it's fair to say that its location is ideal both for relaxing holidays by the pool, taking walks and an overall easier pace as well as dedicating full time to cultural sightseeing. Personally I think that a combination of the two is perfect. There is a lot to see, and which is very interesting and fun, in the immediate surroundings which gives visitors the possibility of spending time out and about but still returning home to relax and make the most of being in Camporsevoli.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We provide cookery courses on the property, held by the owners at their own residence or in the rental house. Special events and celebrations can be arranged in the hamlet, a reception room is available in the owner's villa. Wine seminars and yoga meetings can also be arranged on the estate.


beaches are not a major feature of the area and are at least 2 and half hours away (along the southern coast of Tuscany)


Closest airport is Perugia, 45 / 60 mins away, connected by lo cost airlines to many european destinations

Florence and Rome are 1 hr 45 mins away and Pisa 2 and half hours

Car hire is essential: it can be arranged at the airport of arrival or in the nearby town of Chiusi, connected to Florence and Rome via easy and fast trains.


Piazze, 3 km

Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano, 8 km

Chiusi 15 km

Montepulciano, Chianciano, Pienza: 45 mins drive

Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Arezzo, Montalcino: 1 hr drive

Siena: 1 hr 15 mins

Rome, Florence: 1 hr 45 mins by car or train from the nearby station of Chiusi

Further Details:

Bed, bath, pool, kitchen linen are included and changed once a week in case of rentals over 7 days, for 1 week rentals extra linen changes are available upon request. A cleaner comes at Casa del Neri once a week for 3 hours and at Il Cipresso twice a week for 3 horus, included in the rental fee, extra hours on demand available.

The closest village, Le Piazze, is 3 km away and holds all necessary services: 3 restaurants (incl a pizzeria), post office, bank, catholic church, pharmacy. The local Coop grocery store, while not huge, carries any basic thing one might need from soaps and similar domestic staples to fruit and vegetables. Piazze boasts one of the best butchers in southern Tuscany !

Cetona and San Casciano dei Bagni are splendid larger villages, with restaurants and more stores, some of which quite unique. San Casciano holds one of the most famous Spa centers, the Centro Termale Fonteverde.

Tennis, horseback riding, pottery, hiking are all available in the immediate surroundings of Camporsevoli, whereas rafting and lake-sailing are about 1 half hours away.

Chiusi is the larger center in the area, with a big city-like supermarket and any other store one might need. It also has a fascinating museum dedicated to its Etruscan heritage, which includes visits to tombs and excavations.

Chianciano has the largest nearest hospital, with all assistance provided. Locations such as Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Arezzo, Montalcino, Montepulciano are all easy day outings.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    we will be happy to keep an option on for free for 2 or 3 days, to give time to think about plans. We will then require a 30% deposit at the time of booking and final balance 3 months before arrival. Cancellation policies apply.

    Changeover Day:
    changeover day is Saturday, but can be flexbile according to availabilty with check out by 10am and check in between 4 and 6pm. Different times can be agreed to upon request and depend on season/previous bookings.

    Notes on prices:
    discounts for multiple week, last minute, low season bookings apply
    We are happy to host larger groups using both houses, please enquire for special price for this option.
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From the Owner

Camporsevoli offers the unique experience of living in one's own private hamlet. There are many villas for rent in Tuscany, and overall Italy, but I think few offer this experience. The multiple properties available can provide the opportunity for larger groups to spend time together while maintaining some private time for each group. Also all our houses are restored keeping this in mind: multiple groups of families or friends can rent the same house (the larger ones, of course!) and still have some private space if need be. We, the owners, are on site most of the time (if not on site, on call!) and provide 24/7 assitance. We try to spend some time with all our guests, having drinks together or time by the pool when this is shared. This has created more than one long lasting friendship !

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


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  • Notes on accommodation: Bedrooms are welcoming and well furnished. Each bedroom has bedside tables with lamps, standing fans, and most have walk through closets. Each one is different from the others, some with painted walls, others decorated by stencils. The rooms have been furnished using a mixture of antique furniture owned by the family as well as some more practical and modern elements, bought exclusively for the house and regularly replaced, such as beds and mattresses. The structure of all houses make them an ideal house for larger groups of friends or families with children: in the two larger houses each can have its bedrooms on the same floor and not disturb each other, otherwise different families or friends can use the two apartments. Outside: Villa Il Cipresso is surrounded by a lovely garden with rose flower beds and green hedges. While it's not remotely set away from the road, it is totally fenced in and the road is a dirt road used only by those staying in Camprosevoli thus safe and quiet. The outdoor area is furnished with a dining table and lounge chairs, barbecue and wood burning pizza oven. The pool (10mx4m, 150 cm deep) is in a separate section of the garden, fenced off for children safety. It has a built shaded area, lounge chairs and breathtaking view over the valley and hills in front. Casa del Neri is inside the small village of Camporsevoli and has a private area behind the house, away from possible visitors in the village, where lounge chairs and a table with a umbrella are available to enjoy the outdoors. We provide a barbecue. The pool is a short walk away along a lovely tree lined path, perfectly safe for children. Casa del prete and il Fattore share an outdoors space behind the building, thus privat

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