Lovely villa in the Chianti Classico
Casale Barberino is located in the most coveted region of Tuscany, in the western Chianti, one of the most beautiful stretches of land in central Tuscany - in the Val d'Elsa. It lies in a picturesque oasis amidst its own woodland and olive groves in a peaceful setting with views across the valley towards the medieval village of Sant´Appiano. Whilst being delightfully secluded the house is easily accessible to Sant´Appiano (next restaurant) 2 minutes by car away, Barberino Val d'Elsa 5 minutes to the north, and Poggibonsi just 10 minutes to the south. In Barberino and Poggibonsi you find all kind of shops. Florence and Siena are both within an easy drive via the motorway, 35 minutes, with the famous San Gimignano just 25 minutes to the south-west. The access to the house is pratical and easy: a short drive on a white access road joins to the main road just 700 metres away.
The estate cultivates the olive groves and vineyards surrounding the house. You can purchase the products of two fattorias (farms) belonging to the owner: Chianti DOCG, Rosso and Bianco IGT, Super Tuscan, Vinsanto, Grappa, Grappa Riserva, olive oil, Laudemio oil in the Barberino fattoria, as well as Sangiovese, Sangiovese Riserva and Biancodi Romagna of the Ravenna fattoria. The family of the owner produces wine since more than 500 years.
The villa has been fully refurbished with an ecological theme inside and outside in autumn 2007. The property captivates you with its simple, unpretentious, modern style. Efforts have been taken to select a clear, more contemporary line of furnishings. Nonetheless, the interiors have been decorated in keeping with Tuscan tradition. Materials typical for the region were used during restoration: the clay bricks on the ceilings, the wood used for doors as well as the heavy roof beams create a sense of warmth and cosiness. The layout and the decoration was a project of the property owner Letizia. She invested a lot of time and love in choosing the right colors for the wall paint varying from Mediterranean yellow, apricot, light blue to cheerful orange. The entire building is laid out on just one level, a rarity in Tuscany! The light and airy rooms each have their own patio door to the gardens, that's comfort.
Extensive lawns, olive groves and mature woodland surround the property with views across the valley. There are two large paved terraces immediately outside the house with shaded seating for outdoor dining with barbecue: on the south side there is a patio with large table for al fresco dining, on the north side there is a smaller patio with a smaller table where you can watch the children playing in the pool while you are relaxing with a glass of Chianti.
About the region
Villages nearby: You can go shopping in Barberino Val d´Elsa, approx. 3 km away. Barberino lies along a beautiful road with views of the Colli Fiorentini on one side and the Val d´Elsa on the other. It is a hilltop village that has grown beyond its original walls, it has a lovely "centro storico". In Barberino there are two bars, a butcher, the best pizzeria far and wide, a wine shop, a hairdresser's, a pharmacy and a post office. If you need a good supermarket you can choose between the one in Tavarnelle, where there is a weekly market every Thursday on the piazza or, even better, the large Coop supermarket (with an overwhelming delicatessen counter) in Poggibonsi, about 10 minutes away by car.
Restaurants: The next restaurant with a panoramic garden terrace can be reached on foot - a nice walk of about 10-15 minutes. (If you prefer to walk, it might be a good idea to take along a flashlight as the path to the restaurant is not lit). In the near vicinity there is a number of other smaller trattorias and restaurants offering specialties - in this region you can try out a different restaurant every night!
Sight seeing: The famous medieval town of San Gimignano is only about 25 minutes away, 18 km to the south-west. The beautiful Certaldo with a lovely "centro storico" is 15 km to the west. Florence is quickly reached along the motorway, 35 minutes, but the slower route through the Chianti Classico region on the Via Chiantigiana, is one of the loveliest drives in Italy. Siena can be reached in 40 minutes, and also Lucca with its 99 churches, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Val d'Orcia with the Renaissance town of Pienza and the wine-making meccas Montepulciano and Montalcino and the awe-inspiring abbey of Sant'Antimo can be visited in a day trip.
Airports and transport: approx. 50 minutes from the Florence airport, 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Pisa airport, and 1 hour and 40 minutes from Bologna. Railway station at Poggibonsi-San Gimignano, 15 minutes. Motorway exit at Tavarnelle, 11 km.
Sports: Tennis is available at Noce (Tavarnelle) and Poggibonsi. An 18-hole golf course is approx. 35 km away. This is a wonderful area for walking and biking. Horse riding, wine tours, local markets, walking trails, arts and medieval festivals are just some of the many activities and events to enjoy.
Our Guests Reviews
Casale Barberino war für uns perfekt. Wir hatten ein erweiterte Familie von 5 Paare plus 2 kleine Kinder, alles kommt aus verschiedenen Teilen der USA. Das Haus ist wunderschön. Es hat viele verschieden Terrassen, es gab genug Platz für jeden. Wir haben den Koch-Service sehr oft gehabt, es war ein Traum. Das Essen war traditionell toskanisch, das bedeutet eine Menge Essen, aber es war sehr lecker und abwechslungsreich. Sie kochten und haben aufgeräumt, so dass wir einfach nur entspannt geniessen konnten, jeden Abend mit Wein. Die Straßen in Italien sind eine Herausforderung und sehr kurvig, also war das viel bequemer nicht ausgehen zu müssen.
Wir waren begeistert von San Gimignano. Ich kann das Haus nur empfehlen. Ich hoffe, wir können alle wieder kommen und wir wären gerne länger geblieben. Danke Bettina für den guten Tip. See you soon!
N. Rist, September 2017
Amazing!! From the moment we arrived it felt like heaven on earth. The villa is so beautiful. We had plenty of room, all rooms ground floor!, and the facilities were immaculate. The pool was the perfect respite from the Tuscan sun. The weather was wonderful. Absolutely perfect!!!
The property manager was super friendly and a font of information. The peace and quiet the villa afforded us was unparalleled. Yet we were minutes drive away from Barberino Val d'Elsa. Location, location, location.... Halfway between Florence and Siena in the heart of the Chianti region. I am still pinching myself to make sure it was not just a dream.
The views, the people, the options to tour a town or two or go to a wine tasting or just sit overlooking the vistas at an outdoor cafe - everything perfict!!
C. Spencer, July 2016
HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Pool: 6 x 12m / salt water pool
- Children's pool attached with Jacuzzi
- Air conditioning in the bedrooms planned for 2019
- Internet WIFI connection
- Satellite TV
- 5-ring gas hob
- Large fridge with freezer
- Electric kettle
- American coffee machine
- Washing machine (located in a separate building)
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling fans in each bedroom
- Large terrace
- Barbecue grill
One bedroom has an en suite bathroom suitable for a wheelchair. In case a wheelchair is used this bedroom will be prepared as a single bedroom, otherwise (without a wheelchair) it is a twin bedroom.
Barberino Val d'Elsa 3 km
Poggibonsi 4 km
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa 5 km
S. Gimignano 18 km
Florence 30 km
Siena 35 km
Livorno (coast) 100 km
Riding stable 3.5 km
Tennis court 4.5 km
Hot air balloon trips
Golf course 35 km
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Choose your holiday home
Casale Barberino for 12
1 living room, 1 kitchen/dining room, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (4 of which en suite):
Ground floor accommodation
Entrance hallway leading to:
Kitchen/dining room - fully equipped with all modern appliances and table to seat 12 people; door leading to the terrace.
Sitting room with a sofa, two armchairs and a fireplace; door leading to the terrace.
Off the sitting room a small passageway leads to:
Bedroom 1 - with twin beds and en suite shower room; patio door.
Bedroom 2 - with double bed and en suite bathroom and separate shower; patio door.
Off the hallway to the left are:
Bedroom 3 - with twin beds and separate bathroom with bath and shower attachment; patio door.
Bedroom 4 - with double bed and separate shower room; patio door.
From outside there is independent access to:
Bedroom 5 - with twin beds and en suite shower room; patio door.
Bedroom 6 - master bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and shower; patio door.
Two large terraces with shaded seating for outdoor dining with barbecue
Swimming pool (6 x 12 m) with children's pool attached (3 m x 2.5 m x 30 cm deep) with Jacuzzi
Ample car parking
3390 EUR €
31 Aug 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
3850 EUR €
4860 EUR €
5070 EUR €
Weekly rates in €
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Special price for groups up to 8 people during low season. If rented for this reduced price 4 bedrooms/bathrooms will be available. Prices on request.
- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Pool towels
- Internet WIFI connection
- Baby bed with linen and high chair
- Maid service (3 hours house cleaning twice per week / the cleaning service does not include the washing of the dishes and the guest's personal washing).
- Final cleaning
- Pool cleaning
- Air conditioning planned for 2019: metered
- Heating (if required): metered
- Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
- Telephone: metered
- A dog may only be kept upon special request when booking and, if allowed, it cannot stroll around free but it should be kept close to the dog owner since hunting is not allowed in that area: EUR 100.
EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST
- First shopping: EUR 100 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: 2 kg of bread, butter, jam, honey, eggs, cheese, milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, fruit of the season, 2 kg pasta (noodles), tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, 1 litre extra vergin olive oil, mineral water, 4 bottles of beer, 2 bottles of red wine, dishwasher detergent.
- Typical Tuscan meal on your first evening, after a long trip: EUR 30 per adult, EUR 18 per child up to 12 years. The first dinner consists of this or a similar menu: antipasto (cold ham, salami, olives or mozzarella, tomatoes with salsa tonnata), first course (lasagne al pesto/basilcum sauce or lasagne al ragout/meat sauce), mixed salad, cheese (pecorino cheese/famous local sheep cheese), dessert (fruit pie and fresh fruit of the season), bread, 1 bottle of mineral water and 1 bottle of wine for up to 4 adults. The dinner can be ordered for a minimum of 8 adults.
- Cook for dinners during the week available on request on the premises. Price per dinner per person: EUR 30 - 40 depending on the menu, menu can be discussed upon arrival (the fee is not inclusive of wine).
Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
Pool opening dates: May 19th - end of September
Tuscan farmhouse in panoramic position
- Sleeps 12 Guests
- Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 6+1 WC Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 300 m2 m2
Price reduction if rented for groups up to 10!As from
A small jewel of Renaissance architecture - Class listed/landmarked building
- Sleeps 16 Guests
- Bedrooms 8 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 7 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 350 m2 m2