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Authentic Farmhouse on 15th Century Estate between Siena & Florence - Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina'

'Casa Capannina' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8bUHzOUHaY

very romantic 2BR/2BA cottage with large living-room (open fire place, satellite TV, DVD , Wif) and fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy the sunrise on its large sunny terrace. The cottage is set a bit aside from the other farmhouses thus guaranteeing maximum privacy. private access road and front-door parking.

'La Capannina' - has a rustic, typical Chianti country style flair which is enhanced by its hand painted walls (warm colors in shades of yellow and peach )+ beam ceilings. private road + private parking. Only 2 steps lead to the house, or from living room to kitchen, groundfloor bedroom w/o steps, thus this house may also be partly suitable for slightly handicapped people - 2nd bedroom on 1st floor - both bedrooms with en-suite bathroom (shower/wc) .

separate laundry facility

total property: outside + accommodation details - http://youtu.be/OyE9K4o85zY

perfect for 'snow birds

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About the property

Tuscan estate Poderi Val Verde


Farmhouse "Casa Pineta" - approx. 200 sqm. on 2 levels for 8 - 14 pers.: 4 bedrooms (1x double bed, 1x3 single beds, 1x large double + small double, 1x double + single sofa bed, 2 separate single sofa beds - note: Italian standard beds measure 180x200 cm for doubles, and 80x200cm for single beds, most beds have memory foam mattresses or toppers), all 4 bedrooms have en suite bathroom (3 x shower box, wc, 1 x tub/shower/wc, hairdryer in all ), + 1 washing machine, dryer), 1 very well equipped kitchen (3buerner gas + 1 electric hob stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, 2 fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee machines) with dining area, separate pantry , large living room with open fireplace (sat TV,DVD,CD,Wifi large airy dining room.

Mosquito screens in all bedrooms.

extended terrace with covered loggia with plenty of garden furniture, some sun beds and outdoor grill, and a spectacular roof-top terrace , magnificent views onto the surrounding hills, forests and meadows, 2 community parking lots on-site.

As most really old farm houses and hamlets - Poderi Val Verde - Farmhouses in the Green Valley - was built in a large, open, sun-filled valley, thus protected from cold north winds and wet fogs, ventilated by warm south winds in the afternoon, with pleasant cool night temperatures due to the surrounding macchia and woods and with unlimited supplies of fresh well water.

The famous ancient “mules trail” passed through here – mules transported salt from the salt mines of sicily to the north – trails that always followed the course of water and wells and developed into important traffic venes. Prove of this are the many monastries and cloisters and farm houses that you find along this old trails, which are also part of our trekking “network”.

Here you can spend your dream vacation – right in the heart of Tuscany – the Chianti Classico”

- only a few miles from Florence and Siena – in a region of vineyard covered hills, silvery olive groves, vast forests and colourful macchia slopes - and admidst hidden ancient farm houses guarded by cypresses and towering pine trees

Hidden in the middle of this ever-green valley, but only 500 m from the main road and 5 min drive from the famous wine town of Castellina in Chianti and surrounded by more then 2ha of wellcared parklike garden, olive groves and fruit covered terraces – unlike any other you might find - lies the small hamlet Poderi Val Verde with its 5 houses in 1 of them lives the owner. 1 house is dived in 3 apartments (2-4 Pers.) , 2 more semi-attached houses are 'Casa Pineta (8-13 pers.) + 'Casa Acacia (6-8 pers.) . Separately sits the lovely small villetta 'Casa Capannina ' (4- 6 pers.).

The fenced-in community pool of 6x12 m, filled with purest well water, with extended leisure areas and surrounding gardens as well as sports facilities is open as of mid may until beginning/mid October . During the cooler months you may use the private pool house (not heated) of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.

'Casa Pineta' is the second oldest house of all. It was built in various steps over a time period of at least 400 years, repeatedly extended as needs for more space arose. Therefore the various levels within the house create a particular flair.

Once it stood separate from the neighboring 'Casa Acacia' - but then the gap was closed - thus creating its stunning, unusual roof terrace. At the beginning of the 19th century the bread oven with vault ceilings was added, which we houses the archery office.

This house, like all others, was constructed with quarystones by the farmers when clearing woodlands and macchia slopes to prepare land for vineyards and olivegroves .Stones that traditionally were use for building houses or terrassed-walls. Its original use was as living quarters for the farmers and workers. Prove of this give the typical ceilings, built with handcut oak beams, some of the original cottofloors, narrow doors, the old fireplace that people used to literally sit in to warm themselves, the original sandstone sink and many more little signs, that we shall gladly point out to you. Stair and doors sills of local grey sandstone show obvious signs of wear - signs that thousands of feet leftover the last few hundred of years.

All large farmhouses were renovated 15 years ago and retouched in 2014 , but the typical Tuscan structure of old oak beam ceilings and terracotto floors remained intentially untouched. All rooms are handpainted in the typical warm colours of a Tuscan country home : shades of yellow, orange and green. this and some pieces of typical 'arte povera' furnitures give you the feeling of living in an ambiente of ...once upon the time ....

All rental units of Poderi Val Verde - Farmhouses in the Green Valley - are intentionally rustic – with original fire places, old cotto floors and roof beams, their roofs, window and door fixtures and many little architectural particularities mark centuries of living in this place. We are fully aware that with this we are going against the usual main stream of modern design in old walls , but we want to keep this place special and authentic hoping that our guests appreciate our efforts. .

When you step into our accommodations – you seem to step back into the past – rooms , setting and furnishing are according to the “Arte Povera” – as it used to be – as you saw it in films such as “Under the Tuscan Sun” or in “Romeo and Juliette” - but functional as in any modern house. Shady rose-covered loggias and sunny terraces with nice views are part of this all.

All houses and apartment have their own private terrace, each equipped with barbecue and plenty of garden furnitures. Naturally a valley. even as vast as ours, can not offer miles of views , but guests still consider the view onto olive groves and terraces, forests and meadows as well as the macchia particular. Only there you may see boars, deer or other wild game as near as 100 m .

And its protect position offers warmer temperatures, cool afternoon breezes and protection from the freezing Tramonta winds that make swimming and outside sitting on hill-top positions often impossible. Its close surrounding green environments is responsible for the cool night temperatures, the Chianti Classico hills are famous for. And wait until you see our clear night sky . When was the last time you saw a shooting star or fireflies?

Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sun beds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding meadows and vast macchia covered hills of this private property of more then 76 ha. Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps on well marked trails.

Take some archery lessons (long bow or recurve) or try your skills on our 3D archery range, the only one of its kind in tuscany

- 'Last minute' discount (booking within 8 days of arrival 15% discount)

- 'Early bird" discounts for 2017 bookings (valid until 31 dec. 2016) 2016 prices minus 10%

Our Specials:

- private 3D archery range - and archery lessons

- Home cooked Tuscan welcome dinner (4course meal) incl. beverage € 35/person,children € 25 or 15

(stress free arrival - no cooking, no hurried shopping, no search for parking or restaurant, no dressing up - just sit down with our other guests + let us spoil you with a delicious al fresco dinner

- Half day cookery courses of typical local dishes (group lessons as of 4 pers. €70/pers. , 2-3 pers. € 90 /pers., 1 pers. €210 (incl. meal & beverages) - no need to miss

out on your days activities - we offer a late afternoon or lunch cooking (approx. 3 hrs) - non-cookers may eat too €35/pers.

- Breakfast service € 70/week (large continental breakfast)

- Or do you have something to celebrate or want an authentic farm-style wedding

We also offer: biological products of our own production: olive oil, vinegar, low-sugar jams, jellies some of them even from wild fruits like rose hips, elder and acacia flowers, wild prunes.

additional accommodations:

Farmhouse 'Casa Acacia' (6- 8 persons)

approx. 120 sq. on 2 floors - 3BR. 2BA, 1 larger + 1 smaller live-in kitchen, wintergarden-style sitting room on ground floor, loft living-room with open fireplace on 1st floor , 1 south facing terrace, 1 courtyard terrace , wifi, cd, community parking

Ground floor apartment 'La Tana' (4 persons)

approx. 65 sq. on 2 levels - 2 small BR, 1BA, live-in kitchen, spectacular wintergarden-style sitting room (cd, wifi), large south facing terrace , community parking

1st floor loft apartment 'La Bellavista' (2-4 persons)

approx. 55 sq. - 1 BR, 1BA, small live-in kitchen, living room with dinign area and open fireplace (cd, wifi) courtyard terrace , community parking

Cottage 'Casa Capannina' (4-6 persons)

approx. 90 sq. on 2 floors - 2 BR each with en-suite BA as well as sofa bed, kitchen and joining airy sitting-room/dining- room (sat tv, dvd, cd, wifi), large terrace with gazebo, separate laundry facility, independent heating, water and electricity supply, private access road and parking

Ground floor 1 BR/1BA Studio 'Il Rifugio' (2-3 persons)

approx. 30 sqm. - sleeping alcove with en-suite BA, kitchenette with dining bar, sitting corner, larger terrace, community parking

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Property Manager
Ulrike Eder
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Ulrike Eder

The German owner Ulrike and her son Fabian - both English speaking outgoing and very openminded people that will gladly be of assistance and share their experiences in Italy with their many international guests

Ulrike Eder purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Ulrike Eder chose Chianti Senese

because its location and charm are unique and we treat you like family -

What makes this cottage unique

there are few places that are so central to everything, and offer so much - located only 500 m from the main road but in absolute silence of the surrounding nature (the only nature preserve area in the Siena region) - you are closed to most important sights and places of Tuscany - 5 min to the next town, so social contacts are guaranteed - less then 1 hours from the next major airport (Florence) so getting here is no problem - fantastic marked trekking trails starting from your doorstep (stunning nature in winter or spring) , biking of the finest (on the tracks of the Giro d'Italia, 3D archery ranges (WBHC 2017), golfing with the elite, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, some pecorino cheese on your personal patio, watching deer and wild boar pass by, Tuscan eagles soaring above this magnificant privately owned valley - what can one ask more for

Guestbook comments from the manager

original from flipkey

“Wonderful stay in the middle of the Chianti region”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago for a stay in August 2014 NEW

We stayed one week in this big house, which is located a bit apart from the other houses and thus even more private. The house was very clean, has a modern kitchen, two modern bath rooms, two bedrooms and has really everything one needs. It is furnished with a lot of love and we enjoyed every single day. It was perfect for us with two kids (3, 5) and has a very big terrace with a wonderful view into the green nature. The kids loved this holiday as the could run free in the whole areal, feed the sheep, play football, jump in the big and very nice pool, visit Robbi (the ostrich),

correction from the owner: its a peacock!!!!

Gioia and Toto (the dogs) or the cats, play with other kids, etc.. Ulrike is a great host, she was always helpful and very uncomplicated. She makes the best plum marmelade ever (not the only thing we brought back home). As Poderi Val Verde is such a wonderful place, we stayed the most time there and made only a few trips to the wonderful little cities nearby. But as we have already booked La Capannina for next year (then for 3 weeks), we are confident that we will then be able to leave Poderi Val Verde for at least a few hours per day to see more of the wonderful Chianti region :-).
Aug 2014
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open check-in schedule, though sat. to sat preferred - preferred minumum stay - 7 nights

day our rates are all inclusive prices in Euro (€), calculated per week and rental unit and include all standard utilities such as electricity,
water, most taxes and house insurance as well as final cleaning. also included are weekly change of bed, bath and table linen, pool towels,bathrobes (on request) fire/barbecue wood (1 load per day) , use of washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, as well as a starter package of spices, coffee, espresso, black or green tea, toilet paper, creme soap and detergent .

depending on your requirements, seperate charges may be: visitor's tax (€ 1,50/day/adult pers.) , heating (depending on your actual consumption during legal heating periods) , expenses for animals (€ 50/week) , wifi internet (€ 14/week), baby cot and highchair (€ 42 + €12) , 4 course tuscan welcome dinner incl. standard beverages (€ 35/adult , €25 respec. €15 for children, continental breakfast service (€ 70/pers/week) ,extra meals (according to your requirements) , cookery courses (€ 70/pers. groups as of 4 pers., 2-3 pers. €90,1 pers. privat lessons €210 , this rate incl. dinner + beverages)

early bird discount for 2016 bookings - 10%
last minute discount (arrival within 1 week) - 15%


Accommodation and facilities for Romant. 2BR cottage 'Casa Capannina' in Castellina In Chianti in Siena Area

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , hairdryer available
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , hair dryer available
  • Hair dryer in each bathroom 1 bathroom with bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1st floor - ceiling fan - windows with mosquito protection
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , ground floor bedroom - windows with mosquito protection
  • 1st floor: bedroom with king size bed - typical tuscan cast iron structure - double sofa bed - ceiling fan ground floor: 2 single beds - typical tuscan cast iron structure - single sofa bed intern. and German linen possible - cotton or flannel , normal as well as ergonomic pillows bedroom windows have mosquito screens sofa bed occupation extra charge of euro 70/pers./week
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
English, German + Italian speaking owner lives on site. red carpet for 'snow birds' Location: a tiny hamlet 500 m from main road - no long rides on dusty country roads. Being close to the next town Castellina in Chianti (only 3 km) shopping + dining is easy - one may even walk there - zip into town for a coffee or some of the best ice-cream of the area Some thoughts : isolated houses in hill positions may suffer from water shortage in summer + gusty winds in spring + autumn, shortening the pool season. Our protected position, typical for real old houses + the many wells help us avoid either also during thunderstorms, electrical failures are not uncommon, but due to the closeness to town we profit from its priority rating. Pool: there are so many sights to visit + things to do, most guests take off early in the morning = pool + leisure area are often deserted fantastic hot spring facilities 45 min.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Attractive place, good location

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in several of the apartments over the last few years and have been delighted with them all. The location is, of course, the beautiful Chianti hills--nothing better. I have traveled and lived all over Italy and find nowhere more lovely. The grounds are well kept, the apartments furnished with everything you could possibly need, and if something is lacking, simply ask. Ulrike is a gracious hostess. She will assist you in making touring and/or transportation arrangements; she is a terrific cook of the local cuisine, and I recommend that you participate in her Saturday night suppers served family style around a huge table indoors or outdoors depending on the weather (it is a wonderful chance to meet other travelers from all over the world and there are always others at the table who speak your language); or she will leave you completely to yourself if you do not wish the company of others. I have recommended it to friends both Italian and foreign, and all have been delighted with their stays.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great escape

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the farm run by Ulrike.

The great space, beautiful setting, a garden to die for and an excellent pool space made our week in the heart of Chianti enjoyable.

The cottage was clean and full of all essentials. A delicious welcome meal with plenty of local information to make our stay more pleasurable.

It was only a few minutes away from Castellina with lovely restaurants and shopping.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property we stayed in the cottage for 2 and it was wonderful, very quiet lovely views and Ulrika's cooking is great and I would go back just to tatse her dinners, we will deffinately return

Juliet and Stuart



  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Einfach top!

  • 5 of 5

Empfehlenswert! Alles stimmt. Aber über alles die Gastfreundlichkeit und die Hilfsbereitschaft der Vermieterin und ihres Sohnes.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erlenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

zum Erholen

  • 5 of 5

Schöne geräumige Wohnung mit sehr gut ausgestatteter Küche. Selbst verregnete Tage sind vor dem Kamin Erholung. Vermieterin ist äujßerst hilfsbereit und hat immer gute Tipps auf Lager.

Das Tal ist genial: ruhig und doch zwischen Siena und Florenz absolut zentral gelegen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2007
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gornau, Sachsen, Erzgebirge

Traumurlaub Poderi Val Verde

  • 5 of 5

Nachdem wir vor 8 Jahren schon einmal hier Urlaub machten, glaubten wir, eine Steigerung sei nicht mehr möglich! Sie war es aber doch! Super gepflegtes Außenterrain, rustikale urgemütliche Ferienwohnung mit Kamin, Terrasse, vollständige, moderne und gepflegte Ausstattung, einschließlich zeitgemäßer Küchengeräte. Beratung über Ausflüge, Reservierung von Restaurantplätzen, Kochkurs, geführte Wanderung, kulinarische Highlights beim Begrüßungsessen, Spitze! Ohne Probleme wurden Tickets in Florenz vorbestellt ( Uffizien, Accademia), Tips für Anreise nach und Parken in Florenz waren Zeit und G(o)eld wert. Super Kontakt zur Besitzerin, jederzeit ansprechbar und auskunftsbereit, fundierte Landeskenntnisse, polyglott..., was will man mehr? Man fühlt sich vom ersten Tage an wie zu Hause. Bitte immer ein Quartier für uns freihalten, mit uns und unseren Freunden ist jederzeit zu rechnen!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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