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Podere Appiano

Barberino Val d`Elsa, Florence


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Location

3 km from Barberino Val d'Elsa in the heart of the Chianti region, halfway between Florence and Siena.

Special Features

Elegantly refurbished apartments in a wine-growing estate.

Prices € 730 - 3410 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking
Facilities
  • Air con
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Terrace
  • TV

Overview

Located in a lovely landscape

This winery estate is situated in the Chianti region, one of the most beautiful stretches of land in central Tuscany - in the Val d'Elsa. Florence is only 30 km and Siena only 35 km away. Embedded in a green landscape, the view takes in the house's own vineyards and olive groves as well as fields lined by cypresses and forests. In one direction you see a Romanesque church dating back to the 10th century, in the other direction you have a view of the towers of medieval San Gimignano in the distance - providing the eye and mind with an all-round relaxing, peaceful backdrop. Podere Appiano is in operation as an azienda agricola and the farm cultivates more than 50 ha of the surrounding land. You can purchase the products of the fattoria (farm), including Chianti DOCG, Rosso IGT, Vinsanto, Grappa, Grappa Riserva and olive oil, on site.

The farm's origins date back to the period around 1800. There are seven apartments altogether. The apartments are located in three different buildings, therefore guests enjoy a lot of space and privacy. All buildings were fully renovated in the year 2005. The property captivates you with its unpretentious, modern elegance. Efforts have been taken to select a clear, more contemporary line of furnishings. Nonetheless, materials typical for the region were used during restoration: the clay bricks on the ceilings, the silver-grey Pietra-Serena stone of the fireplaces, the wood used for doors and windows as well as the heavy roof beams create a sense of warmth and cosiness.

Each apartment is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, a microwave/oven, coffee machine, a hair dryer and a safe. Several of them have a fireplace. All of them have outdoor seating arrangements with selected garden furniture (table and chairs) for enjoying meals outdoors. Guests may share the large swimming pool including a children's pool area, as well as the sun terrace and sun beds. In addition, there is a barbecue, a common laundry room with appliances for ironing, a small fitness room with several exercising machines and last but not least a small sauna for two - a rarity in Italy!

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It is possible to request breakfast on site at an extra charge (you may join in the breakfast buffet). In the fashion typical for Italy this consists of a small, sweet breakfast with caffé (coffee) or caffé latte (milk coffee), rolls, sweet pastries and various kinds of jam. Upon request on site cooking classes are available - this service is payable on site. At the reception, the friendly staff will strive to meet your wishes and can, for instance, make reservations for restaurants or arrange for a babysitter. Once a week there is a wine tasting, and the products of the farm (olive oil, grappa etc.) are presented.

You can go shopping in Barberino Val d'Elsa, approx. 3 km away. In the village of 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. 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! The famous medieval town of San Gimignano is only about 18 km away. 

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Villa Details

ROSMARINO 2+1

  • 32 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Internet

1 living room with fireplace, studio couch for one person and a kitchenette in a niche (two electric hotplates and microwave/oven)
1 double room
1 bathroom with shower cabin

An external staircase (9 steps) leads immediately to a private small balcony equipped with a small round table and two chairs from which you can enter the apartment. There is an other outdoor area located just beneath the apartment in the garden.

Though Rosmarino is the smallest of all of the apartments, due to the secluded location you enjoy a very special private atmosphere.

PREZZEMOLO 2+2

  • 40 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna

1 living room with fireplace, studio couch for two persons and a kitchenette (two electric hotplates and microwave/oven)
1 double room 
1 bathroom with shower cabin

Prezzemolo is situated on the ground floor. The living room has two French doors making it especially bright. One side of the flat affords a view of the gravel forecourt, while the other looks out onto a large grassy area with outdoor seating.

ALLORO 4+2

  • 80 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna

Ground floor:
1 kitchen (two electric hotplates, microwave/oven and dishwasher) with dining area and fireplace
1 double room with a door to the garden
1 bathroom with shower cabin
First floor:
1 living room with studio couch for two persons
1 double room (can be arranged as twin bedroom)
1 bathroom with shower cabin

Alloro takes in two levels. The living room looks onto the pool area, the vineyards and the forests. The outdoor seating is located on a grassy area just in front of the kitchen. Alloro and Prezzemolo are located in the same building.

TIP! Alloro and Prezzemolo can be combined with one another via a connecting door (rented together there are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms). Please note: if rented together by one party the maximum capacity of 8 people must not be exceeded.

SALVIA 4+2

  • 70 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna

1 kitchen (two electric hotplates, microwave/oven and dishwasher) with dining area
1 living room with studio couch for two persons
2 double rooms (one of which can be arranged as twin bedroom)
2 bathrooms with shower cabin

Salvia is laid out on the ground floor (3 or 4 steps connect the living room with the kitchen). The outdoor seatings are located in front of the apartment. There are two terraces: one small in front of the kitchen and a larger one in front of the living room and one of the bedrooms.

GINESTRA 4+2

  • 62 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna

Ground floor:
1 kitchen (two electric hotplates, microwave/oven and dishwasher) with dining area
1 double room
1 bathroom with shower cabin
First floor in a mansard:
1 living room with studio couch for two persons and exit to a terrace
1 double room (can be arranged as twin bedroom)
1 bathroom with shower cabin

Ginestra takes in two levels. The terrace looks onto the country side and the towers of San Gimignano in the distance. The outdoor seating is located in front of the apartment on a former threshing floor.

LAVANDOLIS 2+2

  • 55 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna

1 living room with fireplace, studio couch for two persons and a kitchenette (two electric hotplates and microwave/oven)
1 double room
1 bathroom with shower cabin

Lavandolis is situated on the ground floor. The living room has two French doors making it especially bright - it is a spacious room, large enough to seat 8 people around the kitchen table (perfect if rented together with Ginestra). The outdoor seating is located in front of the apartment on a former threshing floor.

Salvia, Ginestra and Lavandolis are located in the same building.

GINESTRA+LAVANDOLIS 6+2

  • 117 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna
TIP! Ginestra and Lavandolis can be combined with one another via a connecting door (rented together there are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms). Please note: if rented together by one party the maximum capacity of 8 people must not be exceeded.

GELSO 4+1

  • 81 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Gym
  • Sauna

1 kitchen (four electric hotplates, oven and dishwasher) with dining area in an adjoining room
1 living room with fireplace (and single sofabed for a fifth person)
2 double rooms (can be arranged as twin bedrooms)
2 bathrooms with shower cabin

Gelso is laid out on the ground floor (3 steps connect the living area with the sleeping area). The outdoor seating is located in front of the apartment: There is a large terrace which is partly covered by a roof and accessable from the kitchen. One part of the terrace is equipped with table and chairs, the other with a garden sofa and garden armchairs.

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Weekly rates in

Location Our evaluation Interior
Podere Appiano 04 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
07 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
13 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
09 Sep 2017 - 07 Oct 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 09 Sep 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Availability
ROSMARINO
2+1 PAX 2
730 EUR 880 EUR 1030 EUR 1190 EUR N/A Request BookingROSMARINO
PREZZEMOLO
2+2 PAX 2
790 EUR 990 EUR 1200 EUR 1390 EUR N/A Request BookingPREZZEMOLO
ALLORO
4+2 PAX 4
1360 EUR 1620 EUR 2160 EUR 2320 EUR N/A Request BookingALLORO
SALVIA
4+2 PAX 4
1260 EUR 1600 EUR 2000 EUR 2150 EUR N/A Request BookingSALVIA
GINESTRA
4+2 PAX 4
1310 EUR 1530 EUR 2000 EUR 2250 EUR N/A Request BookingGINESTRA
LAVANDOLIS
2+2 PAX 2
840 EUR 1000 EUR 1270 EUR 1440 EUR N/A Request BookingLAVANDOLIS
GINESTRA+LAVANDOLIS
6+2 PAX 6
1850 EUR 2430 EUR 3070 EUR 3410 EUR N/A Request BookingGINESTRA+LAVANDOLIS
GELSO
4+1 PAX 4
1470 EUR 1790 EUR 2260 EUR 2480 EUR N/A Request BookingGELSO

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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday during July-August.
During the other months the reservations are eventually not limited to rental periods from Saturday to Saturday. Minimum 7 days. In case of rentals not from Saturday to Saturday a price increase might occur.
Availability only during the above mentioned dates.
Pool size: 7 x 15 m / opening dates: April 15th - October 14th. Pool towels are provided.
Baby bed available: cost see below.
Pets not allowed.

Extra services available on request on the premises:

  • Continental breakfast served in the breakfast room: EUR 20 per person per breakfast, EUR 12 for children from 6 to 13 years, free of charge for children from 0 to 5 years.
  • Italian breakfast: EUR 10 per person per breakfast.
  • Delivery food service: Eur 35 per person.
  • Maid service during the week (house cleaning, washing and ironing): please check price on the premises.
  • Use of washing machine and dryer: please check price on the premises.
  • Extra set of bed linen and towels during the week: please check price on the premises.
  • Bathrobe provided on request: Eur 15 each (not available for kids).
  • Pool towel changed on request: please check price on the premises.
  • Babysitter: EUR 15 per hour, EUR 20 for more than 2 babies.
  • Private chef:
    Adult: EUR 60 per person (min. 4 people requested)
    6 years old to 13 years old: EUR 30 per person
    0 to 5 years old: free of charge
  • Full Tuscan Menu cooking class (min. 2 people requested):
    Adult: EUR 130 per person, class + shopping at the market + lunch
    Adult: EUR 100 per person, class + lunch
    6 years old to 13 years old: EUR 50 per person, class + lunch
    0 to 5 years old: free of charge
  • Tuscan lunch
    Adult: EUR 45 per person
    6 years old to 13 years old: EUR 25 per person
    0 to 5 years old: free of charge
  • Home Made Pasta cooking class (min. 4 people requested): please check price on the premises.
  • Pizza & Cakes class for children (min. 5 children reqested): please check price on the premises.
  • Massages, bike rental, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, customized tour of Chianti area: please check price on the premises.
  • Services out of property: horse back riding, golf, tennis, trekking paths, private walking tour of Florence and Siena.

Security deposit, wood for fireplace, additional beds, visitor`s tax to be paid in euros on the premises:

  • Security deposit: at the check-in the premises will ask for a credit card as guarantee on eventual damages.
  • Wood for fireplace in Rosmarino, Prezzemolo, Alloro, Gelso and Lavandolis: please check price on the premises.
  • Wood for barbecue: please check price on the premises.
  • Additional beds if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 35 per person per week, children up to 5 years free of charge.
  • Baby equipment:
    Baby bed: EUR 35 per week.
    High baby chair: EUR 35 per week.
    Sterilizer: EUR 35 per week.
    Baby bath: EUR 35 per week.
  • Visitor`s tax: in this region a visitor`s tax of EUR 1.50 per adult and child older than 14 years is requested. This visitor`s tax is requested only for the first 7 nights. It has to be paid to the property owner in cash who will pay it to the commune.

Bed, bath and kitchen linens (bath towels changed midweek for 7-night stays and on Saturdays, pool towels are only changed on Saturdays), water, electricity, gas, air conditioning, heating, Internet WIFI connection, use of barbecue (except material), use of sauna (times are scheduled on site) and fitness room, final cleaning and pool cleaning service all included in the price.

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Guests Reviews

Our Guests Reviews

Great landscape
Left on Aug 13, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016
Very kind service; well-kept rooms, pool and property; Good retaurants, but only by car; Trekking through the countryside could have more signposting, but it is great.

Sehr geehrte Frau Röhrig,
wir hatten einen traumhaften Urlaub. Die Anlage Podere Appiano ist super schön und gepflegt, die Zimmer sind sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, man fühlt sich auf Anhieb wohl. Das Anwesen ist zentral für Ausflüge gelegen und die Umgebung ist einfach zauberhaft. Frau Irene ist äußerst zuvorkommend und sehr hilfsbereit. Ein vollkommen gelungener Urlaub. Herzlichen Dank.
 Viele Grüße,

A. Spengler, Juni 2009

We rented from you 2 years ago in the same area - Podere Appiano - does the Villa Olivo property have similar standards? We were very happy with our first choice and the owners were excellent hosts but feel we would like a change.

K. Ross, January 2008

Just to give you feed back that Podere Appiano was fantastic, excellent service and excellent hosts. We would have no problem recommending it 100% to any other visitors. Please forward our thanks to Irene.

J. and K. Delaney, September 2006

Liebe Frau Röhrig,

ich wollte Ihnen auf diesem Wege ein Feedback zu der oben genannten Anlage geben. Unsere Erwartungen wurden mehr als erfüllt und wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Appartments sind wunderschön und geschmackvoll, die Umgebung sehr hübsch. Fräulein Irene hat sich vor Ort rührend um uns gekümmert und einige nützliche Tipps und Vorschläge gemacht.
Vielen Dank für die Auswahl der Unterkünfte und die problemlose Abwicklung, wir werden gern wieder in die Toskana fahren und bei Ihnen buchen. Herzliche Grüße aus Hamburg,
A. Drews, Oktober 2005

Hallo Frau Röhrig,
zurück aus der Toskana wollte ich Ihnen doch ganz kurz mitteilen, wie wunderschön ich die Anlage Podere Appiano finde und dass wir einen ganz tollen Urlaub hatten. Die Besitzer kümmern sich vor Ort so nett um ihre Gäste, dass man sich einfach nur wohl fühlen kann... Darüberhinaus habe ich die gesamte super-rasche Buchungsabwicklung über Ihre Agentur als sehr professionell empfunden. Auch hierfür ein dickes "danke schön"!
A. Waerdt, 15. September 2005