In one of the most heavenly spots of northern Maremma, 1 hour south of Pisa, near Castagneto Carducci, 15 minutes from the beach.
Elegant villa with pool and tennis court and with private beach access.
|Prices||€ 12200 - 22500 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking|
On the top of a gentle hill with wonderful sea views
Set on the top of a gentle hill with breath-taking views of the Mediterranean coast, Villa Castagneto is an interesting mix of aristocratic traditions and cosmopolitan chic. Fully serviced, this is a place for a luxurious and peaceful vacation.
This air-conditioned and fully staffed seven bedroom villa is located in one of the most heavenly spots of northern Maremma, 15 minutes from the beach. The sea is accessed over the owners private lands, has a private beach cabana for picnics, with changing cabins, shower and sun beds.
Set up in the hills, the villa benefits of views and gentle breezes. Villa Castagneto is at a short drive from the picturesque towns of Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri and Donoratico, all charming and full of attractive cafès and trattorias; the estate provides a perfect starting point to explore the Maremma, discovering the area’s splendid countryside and many attractions. This part of the Maremma is considered Tuscany's most interesting wine producing area, wines such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Guado al Tasso Antinori grow at your threshold.
Where there is good wine there tends to be good food. A good choice of restaurants, from simple to sophisticated, can be found in the near surroundings.
While the villa is perfectly located for touring the famous wineries and medieval towns, it is also in close proximity to the sandy beaches. Guests are offered the facilities of the private beach cabana separated by a few meters of dunes and Mediterranean brush from the main beach. At your request, the staff can organize a picnic or a barbeque at the beach. Villa Castagneto is conveniently located, less than an hours drive from Pisa's international airport.
Villa Castagneto has an L-shaped living room composed of a sitting area, TV area and a dining room with a table for 12 furnished with contemporary furniture and unique antiques; French windows lead to the portico. The welcoming kitchen is fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. There are 7 elegant and comfortable bedrooms, which include 6 doubles and 1 single, boasting richly colored textiles and refined décor.
The villa is serviced by friendly and attentive staff consisting of two maids, a cook and a gardener. There is also an English speaking secretary on call that can do a concierge service for guests. Daily house-keeping up to 10 hours per day is provided by two resident maids. Breakfast is prepared by the maids as from 8 am (the groceries are not included in the rent). The staff lives in a separate apartment at the back of the house. The cook prepares lunch, dinner and picnics for the beach (food and drinks not included). The garden and the pool are tended daily.
Things to do
- Beaches: The coast between Livorno and Piombino has been awarded Europe's Blue Flag various times.
- Bolgheri: the NYTimes thinks this village is one of the 45 most desirable places to visit in the world. The Viale dei Cipressi, a three-mile road bordered by 2,500 cypress trees, leads straight into Bolgheri where you can stroll, do some shopping, have an aperitivo and try some of the best restaurants of the area. Th jet-set meets at the caffè della Posta where you can taste some of Bolgheri’s reds. Their ice cream Bolgheri Ti Amo is made with organic and local ingredients.
- It is here that Bolgheri DOC wines are produced – world-class wines such as Sassicaia, Guado al Tasso and Ornellaia as well as numerous others of the highest quality. This "Eldorado of Italian wine" as it has been called became an internationally known region following an event in 1974 arranged by Decanter where a 6-year-old Sassicaia won over an assortment of Bordeaux wines. Bolgheri has become one of the most interesting and gifted areas in the whole universe of wine thanks to some illuminated personages, among such as Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the oenologist Giacomo Tachis and the Marchesi Piero and Lodovico Antinori. Guado al Tasso has its own little shop where you can buy the estate's wines as well as different hams and salami made from the estate's own breed of local pigs (cinta senese), olive oil and pasta sauces.
- A tour of the Guado al Tasso winery followed by a tasting can be organised upon request. Please book ahead places are limited.
- An excellent Spa – The Tombolo Talasso Resort belonging to the Antinori family – lies in the next village.
- Castagneto Carducci: An enchanting medieval village built around the Gherardesca Castle. In 1907 the name of this municipality was changed in honour of poet Giosuè Carducci who spent a year here with his family. The medieval castle has been enriched in time and offers stunning views of the valley. Each spring Castagneto is the venue for a major gourmet festival which attracts enthusiasts from all over Italy.
- The golf of Baratti and Populonia: Baratti is a lovely bay with great swimming & impressive umbrella pine trees. The medieval village of Populonia is well worth a visit. Climb up the tower for amazing views over Baratti & along the coast.
- Massa Marittima: Here, in one of Etruria's oldest and most prosperous communities, the same minerals that were extracted 2,500 years ago are still being mined. The first miner's code in Europe was drawn up here in 1310. Three years earlier, the graceful Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was completed. Decorated with three orders of arches and slender columns supported by lion-headed capitals, it stands on a steep flight of stairs above the square that contains Massa's medieval buildings, an architectural grouping characteristic of 13th-century Tuscan cities: the travertine Palazzo Pretorio of 1230 with its escutcheons of former mayors, the Palazzo Communale, formed of three crenelated tower-houses and decorated with frescoes, among them a Lorenzetti Madonna.
- Livorno is Tuscany’s main port and was designed as an "ideal town" during the Italian Renaissance. The laws offered the right of public freedom of religion which attracted numerous Jewish immigrants, who contributed to the mercantile wealth and scholarship in the city. Even tough the city suffered extensive damage during the Second World War the part of town called "Venezia Nuova" (Little Venice) is well worth a visit.
- The Parks of the Val di Cornia: The parks stretch along the coastal strip opposite the Island of Elba. The various archaeological and natural sites of the Parks make this area an interesting alternative to the traditional tourist destinations: a place where nature and archaeology converge to let you discover the charm of the "Toscana Minore". More information on www.parchivaldicornia.it
- Everyone knows the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but the city of Pisa is not just the Tower, nor the marvellous Piazza dei Miracoli . Some of the less-visited attractions include one of Pisa’s oldest churches, San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno located in the middle of a magnificent garden by the river Arno. The Sinopias Museum with its magnificent collection of fresco sketches. Don’t miss a walk on Le Piagge, a tree-lined boulevard running along the river beginning at Ponte della Vittoria and ending at Ponte delle Bocchette. It is very popular among the locals, Le Piagge makes for a nice off-the-beaten-path walk in Pisa, and a perfect way to discover Pisa away from the crowds of the main sites. More information on www.pisaunicaterra.it
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- Living area with dining table seating 12 open throughout French windows onto the porch with al fresco seating and dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bedroom 1 - Single bedroom 120x190 with ceiling fans
- Bathroom with walk-in shower, washbasin and WC
- Laundry room
- Separate apartment for staff at the back of the house with two bedrooms
- Bedroom 2 - Master Bedroom: Double bedroom 180x190 four posters bed with air conditioning and large closet
- En suite large marble bathroom with tub, shower, washbasin and WC
- Bedroom 3 - Chinese bedroom: Double bedroom 160x190 with ceiling fans and en suite bathroom with tub, washbasin and WC
- Bedroom 4 - Green and yellow bedroom: Double bedroom 170x190 (can be twin) with ceiling fans and en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC
- Bedroom 5 - Mint bedroom: Twin bedroom 180x190 (can be double) with large terrace and en suite bathroom with tub, washbasin and WC
- Bedroom 6 - Red bedroom: Twin bedroom 90x190 (can be double) with air conditioning
- Bedroom 7 - Yellow bedroom: Double bedroom 90x190 (can be twin) with air conditioning and balcony
- Bathroom with tub, washbasin and WC
- 12 minutes from a private access to the beach with privately owned cabana with fridge, sweet water shower and sun beds
- The villa’s garden, designed by award winning garden designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd is safely fenced and it features a well-groomed lawn - which makes it ideal for children to run and play - an orchard with apples, pears, figs, and a vast selection of aromatic plants, next to old evergreen oaks which cast their shade.
- Two paved porticos form an ideal place for outdoor living
- Two long tables under the porticos for outdoor meals
- In the garden a large hexagonal umbrella with table and chairs is thoughtfully placed near the swimming pool providing a delightful space for lunch or leisure
- Swimming pool furnished with high quality outdoor furniture
- Red clay tennis court (tennis racquets and new balls provided)
- Pizza oven
- The villa is situated within 35 acres (15 hectares) of very private land and surrounded by green fields and luxuriant vineyards
- Private access to the beach with picnic cabana, shower, sun beds and changing cabin. Beach itself is not private. The beach facilities (changing rooms, etc.) are private but not serviced.
Weekly rates in €
|Villa Castagneto||01 Jan 2017 - 27 May 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
|27 May 2017 - 01 Jul 2017
02 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
|01 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
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|12200 EUR €||18750 EUR €||22500 EUR €||N/A||Request BookingVilla Castagneto|
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Guests can arrive on any day of the week.
Pool opening dates: mid of May - mid of September.
A maximum number of 4 children (aged 12 or less) including no more than 2 infants (aged 2 or less) may stay at the property.
Baby equipment: complimentary travel cot and high chair available on request.
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:
- Grocery shopping
- Additional maid service and personal laundry
- Change of bed linen beyond the weekly change
- Baby sitter on request when booking
- Tennis lessons
- Private visits to neighbouring wine estates
- Day trips on a yacht to the nearby islands of the Tuscan archipelago - Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Gorgona, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo
- Cooking lessons
- In house massages and other beauty treatments
Security deposit, groceries, advance payment for grocery purchase, telephone to be paid in euros on the premises:
- Security deposit: EUR 4000. This can be done in cash upon arrival. Alternatively we suggest a credit card pre-authorisation held by the agency. At the end of the stay the deposit will be returned subject to deduction for damage caused.
- Groceries for breakfast, lunch, dinner need to be paid extra.
- The grocery purchase costs are charged as per shopping receipts. You will be asked for a float of EUR 1500 per week, depending on the level of expenses incurred. This money should be given to the cook at arrival. Meals should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.
- Telephone: metered.
Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, air conditioning, heating, Internet WIFI connection, breakfast service from Monday to Saturday and cooking service for lunch, dinner and picnics for the beach (food and drinks not included), maid service (per day 4 hours house cleaning plus further hours for helping the cook, 6 days per week from Monday to Saturday), final cleaning, pool cleaning service all included in the price. Should you have rented your house for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.
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