3 km from Barberino Val d'Elsa in the heart of the Chianti region, halfway between Florence and Siena.
A country house laid out entirely on the ground floor.
|Prices||€ 2850 - 4740 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking|
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.
Casale Barberino 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
Weekly rates in €
|Casale Barberino||07 Jan 2017 - 08 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
|08 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
06 May 2017 - 08 Jul 2017
02 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
|08 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
12 PAX 12
|2850 EUR €||3340 EUR €||4740 EUR €||N/A||Request BookingCasale Barberino|
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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Pool size: 6 x 12 m / salt water pool / opening dates: May 20th - end of September. Pool towels are provided.
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).
Baby bed with linen and high chair available: free of charge.
Extra service available only on request (first shopping, Tuscan meal on your first evening), to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:
- 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.
Security deposit, heating, wood for fireplace, telephone to be paid in euros on the premises:
- Security deposit: EUR 1000.
- 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.
Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, 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 service.
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