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Casale Classico

Mercatale Val di Pesa, Florence


Info

Location 2 km from Mercatale Val di Pesa in the Chianti Classico region.
Special Features

Wonderfully restored traditional Tuscan stone farmhouse.

Prices € 7600 - 11800 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking
Facilities
  • Air con
  • Chef
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Airport distance:
    Florence 25 km
    Pisa 118 km
    Rome 290 km

Overview

Tradition's comfort

Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Casale Classico is perfect for five couples or an extended family, and the location couldn't be better. Located in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region and set on an idyllic hillside just 15 minutes from Florence (18 km) and less than an hour from Siena, the villa is within an hour's drive of Lucca, and all of the beautiful hill towns of Chianti are within easy reach. The closest village, Mercatale Val di Pesa, with shops and restaurants, is just 5 minutes away (2 km), and facilities for horseback riding are available nearby (3 km).

The house was recently restored and the attention to detail and beauty is remarkable. The beautiful and spacious property includes the farmhouse (530 sqm), a small dependance for two guests (at extra charge and to be requested when booking) and an amazing swimming pool. The farmhouse has beautiful terracotta tile floors and beamed ceilings. It is divided into two floors and has five bedrooms with five en suite bathrooms. Upon request and for an additional fee, four additional beds can be added bringing the total capacity of the villa to 14 guests. 

An unpaved road (1200 metres) leads to the farmhouse. The manicured lawn is bordered with roses and olive trees, and a shaded stone patio overlooks the pool and is furnished with a long table, comfortable chairs, and a BBQ for al fresco dining watching the sunset. A few steps away is the beautiful pool with separate circular Jacuzzi tub, surrounded by lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas, and a panoramic view of the Chianti hills. Some steps away there is a pool house with changing room and bathroom with shower. 

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The Chianti area
The hills of Chianti, criss-crossed with vines and crested with cypress trees have become the hallmark of Tuscany, the beauty of the landscape married to a quality of life which would be rare anywhere in the world. Chiantishire, as the English call it, has an infinite variety of hilltop villages where you can sip a cappuccino in one of the outdoor cafe's in the medieval squares, of cellars where you can sample the local wines from the barrels, of little trattorias serving robustly satisfying Tuscan food with its hams and salamis and delicious pastas and wild boar stew with white beans and salads growing wild in the hedgerows. The back roads wind uphill and down, between old stone walls crested with pale violet irises past Romanesque cloisters, sandstone farmhouses and shepherds with their flocks of sheep producing the famed 'pecorino' cheese.

Sightseeing
You are in the heart of Tuscany and the list of excursions half or a whole day away is long: Florence, famous for its fine Renaissance art, the walled city of 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 of Montepulciano and Montalcino and the awe-inspiring abbey of Sant'Antimo are just a few...

Distances
Florence is 15 to 20 minutes away, Greve in Chianti 25 minutes, San Gimignano 30 minutes, while Siena can be reached in 50 minutes. Montalcino and Pienza are a one and a half hour's drive, while the Thyrrenian sea is one hour away. Pisa and Lucca are one hour by car while the jet-set sea resort of Porto Ercole can be reached in approx. one and a half hours.

Airports and transport
The Florence airport is 25 kilometres away and Pisa is at 118 kilometres, while the airport in Rome is less than three hours away and approx. 290 kilometres further south. The nearest railway station with most travel options is Florence.

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Villa Details

Casale Classico 10+4

FARMHOUSE:

Ground floor:
1 entry hall
1 dining area with table for 12
1 sitting area with sofa bed for 2 people and small bathroom (with basin, WC and shower), this room has SKY TV SAT, DVD and CD-player.
1 fully equipped kitchen
1 smaller breakfast kitchen
1 TV room with satellite TV
1 air-conditioned studio with sofa bed for 2 people
1 air-conditioned double bedroom (the bed cannot be set as twins) accessed by 5 steps and with small bathroom (with basin, WC and shower)

Upper floor:
1 spacious air-conditioned central living room with three sofas, fireplace, TV
2 air-conditioned double bedrooms (the double beds cannot be set as twins), each with en suite bathroom (with shower)
1 air-conditioned twin bedroom (the beds can be pushed together) with en suite bathroom (with bathtub with hydro massage)
1 air-conditioned master bedroom with a double bed, a decorative fireplace and en suite bathroom (with Jacuzzi tub)
1 guest toilet on the corridor
All bedrooms have the possibility to connect a TV.

 

DEPENDANCE available at extra charge:
1 air-conditioned living room with kitchenette and a bathroom (with shower) on the ground floor
1 air-conditioned double bedroom in the loft upstairs

 

GARDEN:
Large garden with BBQ, pizza oven and loggia for al fresco dining
Pool (7 x 15 m) with fitness room by the pool

 

Please note: Due to the stone steps connecting the two floors, Casale Classico is not suitable for people with walking difficulties. Also the Dependance is not suitable for children and people with walking difficulties. 

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Weekly rates in

Location Our evaluation Interior
Casale Classico 07 Jan 2017 - 01 Apr 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
01 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
09 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
27 May 2017 - 09 Sep 2017
Availability
Casale Classico
10+4 PAX 10
7600 EUR 10900 EUR 11800 EUR Calendar Request BookingCasale Classico

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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Pool size: 7 x 15 m / opening dates: May 6th - September 30th. Pool towels are provided.
For bookings with more than 3 children please inquire.
Baby bed available.
Pets not allowed.

Extra services available only on request, to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

  • Cook service for lunch or dinners.
  • Shopping service.
  • Wine tasting.
  • Babysitter.
  • Transfer service.
  • Driver service.
  • Laundry service 12 EUR per hour.

Security deposit, utility deposit, air conditioning, heating, wood for fireplace, mobile phone, additional beds in the main villa, dependance, final cleaning to be paid in euros on the premises:

  • Security deposit: EUR 1500 for the main villa.
  • Utility deposit (unused portion of the utility deposit will be refunded in cash on departure): EUR 500 per week for air conditioning or heating.
  • Air conditioning and heating (if required): metered.
  • Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
  • Mobile phone: pre-paid cards available at your own expense.
  • Additional beds in the main villa for 4 people (2 sofa beds with double bed each) and one more available in the dependance if maximum capacity PAX 10 is exceeded: EUR 200 per person per week.
  • Dependance for 2 people: on special request upon booking the owner may agree to open the dependance. Price for the dependance:
    High season: EUR 1800 per week to be paid upon booking.
    Mid  season: EUR 1400 per week to be paid upon booking.
    Low season: EUR 1200 per week to be paid upon booking.
  • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week.
  • Final cleaning for the main villa: EUR 250.
  • Final cleaning for the dependance: EUR 120.
  • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at an extra fee: EUR 100.

Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday), water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, maid service (3 hours house cleaning per day from Monday to Friday, for rentals longer than one week from Monday to Saturday/except Sundays), pool cleaning service, garden maintenance all included in the price.

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Guests Reviews

Our Guests Reviews

The house was beautiful!
The house and surroundings are beautiful in itself. The sunset is amazing. It was extra special because of the flowers in the house and the welcoming food. Every day cleaning service was also great. I certainly recommend the house to others.
M. Gote, May 2011

Bettina,
Thank you... we had the best time at the villa... it was truly amazing... the pictures don't really show how beautiful the villa is... and Patritzia was a wonderful help and a lovely person... we appreciate the offer and look forward to getting in touch with you for next spring for our summer vacation.
Best regards,
J. Rosen, July 2010