LOVELY COTTAGE IN CHIANTI, APPARTMENT IN TUSCANY WITH POOL & SUNSETS

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Simon Zimbler

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LOVELY COTTAGE IN CHIANTI, APPARTMENT IN TUSCANY WITH POOL & SUNSETS

Castellina in Chianti Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Tuscan Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, Sleeps 2, country views, pools

Podere Patrignone is a beautiful old 15th Century estate ('podere') which has been lovingly and tastefully restored. Patrignone is set on top of it's own hill reached by a long, winding private road that ends at Patrignone.

It is set in 150 acres of forest, olives and vines, with uninterrupted 360 degree views over the Tuscan hills and valley below.

It's the perfect setting for peaceful walks, sunbathing, cycling and exploring. It has a lovely pool with one of the best vistas in Tuscany. Wake up to the mists rising through the trees and the beautiful views of surrounding vineyards, or catch an amazing sunset over the towers of San Gimignano and the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon.

We are 10 minutes away from San Donato, a similar distance from Castellina in Chianti, 40 minutes from the centre of Florence, 30 minutes from Siena, San Gimignano, Panzano, and Greve and around 90 minutes from Pisa Airport.

It is divided into five self-contained apartments plus the Villa, all beautifully furnished in a traditional style. The main Villa can be rented as a whole (7 en-suite doubles) or you may rent individual rooms for short stays on a B&B basis.

Il Forno is a cosy cottage apartment sited where the old bakery used to be for the farmers and their workers - hence the name. It has been transformed into the loveliest 1-bedroom ground-floor apartment with views over our olive trees and the forests and vineyards beyond.

You have your own out-door space that you can use for your al-fresco breakfast in the sun, and is still complete with its original oiled chestnut beams and terracotta tiles.

There is an open plan kitchen, dining area and living space, and a small but functional bathroom with w/c, shower and basin. It also has its own antique terracotta wood-burning stove for those autumn evenings if it gets a bit chilly.

This cottage apartment is very picture-postcard Tuscan, quite small, but well-proportioned, and is a favourite with our family and friends who come to stay.

Other accommodations

We have 4 other apartments plus Villa Patrignone. Two of our other properties are advertised here:

Le Stalle: VRBO #147492

Villa Patrignone: VRBO #163783

The others can be found on our website: follow the 'Links to more information' below or Google 'Patrignone' to find our dedicated website.

If Il Forno isn't available for the dates you want then please email us and we'll let you know what else is free.

Location

Patrignone is right in the middle of Chianti, at the epicentre of Tuscany's cultural treasures, just 10 minutes from the beautiful hill-top town of Castellina in Chianti, with its full compliment of restaurants, cafés and shops (and a small supermarket). We're surrounded by some of the most amazing wineries. Siena is just 35 minutes away, and Florence 40 minutes in the other direction, San Gimignano is 30 mins away, with Volterra the next village along. You really couldn't pick a more central location. There's no doubt that you'll need a car to get the most of Chianti's nooks and crannies, but if you feel like venturing further afield, within a 1.5-hour drive you'll find white sandy beaches, typically beautiful seaside resorts, dozens of hot springs, and the majesty of the snow-covered Apennines, clearly visible from Patrignone's terracotta terrace. And if you're into cycling, tennis, golf, ballooning or fishing, these activities and more can easily be organised. Just let us know what your interests are, and we'll give you some options.

Dinner at Patrignone

A four-course evening meal can be prepared and served, either in the Frantoio Dining Room or out on the Terracotta Terrace, weather permitting, for 40€/head including wine. Please make your requirements known at least 7 days prior to arrival, though ad-hoc arrangements can be made later, and we will always try to accommodate your wishes, if we can.

The Terracotta Terrace, pool & Koi pond

There is a large terracotta terrace with breathtaking sunset views across the valley towards the sparkling towers of San Gimignano the snowy peaks of Abetone. Guests often have their sunset drinks here, or take their evening meals here under the stars. The natural stone-tiled pool area is a tactful 50 metres from the house, and offers amazing sunset vistas, as well as the opportunity to watch the cheeky swallows having an evening dip in the pool. There are plenty of deck-chairs and sun-loungers, as well as umbrellas, the natural shade produced by trees surrounding the pool, and a shower. NB There is no pool supervision, so NO children under the age of 14 may use the pool unsupervised. The Koi pond is a peaceful landscaped area made up of a stone built circular pond, with a seating area. It is very quiet and is shaded by large trees. It is NOT a safe area for young children to roam unsupervised.

Follow the link below or Google 'Patrignone' to find our dedicated website with more photos and information.

Keywords: Apartment, villa, agriturismo, cottage, farm, Tuscany, Chianti, Castellina, wineries, vineyards, San Gimignano, Radda, Siena, Florence

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Simon Zimbler

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
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Simon Zimbler - owner, manager, olive farmer. 'I live and work on our family’s olive oil Agriturismo in the heart of Chianti with my wife Verity and our three children. We moved to Italy in 2007 to take over the business founded over 25 years ago by my Italian mother. I'm a keen cook, I love wine, and I have an extensive knowledge of the restaurants and wineries around here. For 7 months of the year my main job is to help and advise our guests and to make sure they make the most of their time in Tuscany. The rest of my time is devoted to my beloved olives, and to making sure my extra virgin olive oil is the envy of our neighbours. And there’s always time for a swim with the kids in the pool.'

Simon Zimbler purchased this apartment in 1985

My mother moved to the UK when she was 14, but always vowed to move back to her native country at some point. She started looking for a suitable 'project' in Tuscany in the early 80's, and finally settled on Patrignone on 1985. And who wouldn't! She picked Patrignone because she wanted somewhere completely isolated, not overlooked by neighbours, and with a private road not used by anyone else. And, of course, she fell in love with Patrignone's amazing sunset views.

Well, it really is very beautiful here. We're surrounded on all sides by cypress trees, vineyards, and our olive groves. We're on top of our own hill so we have the most amazing views as far as the Apennines. So it's very peaceful and quiet here, and yet we are perfectly situated, just 45 mins from Florence, 35 mins from Siena and surrounded by beautiful hill-top Tuscan towns, the nearest of which is Castellina in Chianti, just 10 minutes away, and well-stocked with shops, bars, excellent restaurants, a brilliant butcher and a good supermarket.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Lovely cottage in Chianti, appartment in Tuscany with pool & sunsets
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Il Forno in Villa Patrignone

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Enjoyed a lovely week at Villa Patrignone. Stayed in the charming Il Forno cottage, which was perfect for the two of us. The owners could not have been more gracious and hospitable. Came home with Simon's wonderful olive oil and memories of the best meal in Italy!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Then please head over to TripAdvisor...we have lots and lots of reviews of all our apartments there: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g194720-d676049-Reviews-Podere_Patrignone-Castellina_In_Chianti_Tuscany.html
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Anniversary in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My wife and I (both of us are from the States) wanted a lovely anniversary in Tuscany but we were quite the novice travelers. We were looking for a property that would allow us to wonder the region on our own schedule, yet provide us with some...guidence... if we needed it. Patrignone was a perfect fit. We flew into Florence, downloaded the map of Tuscany on our Tom Tom, rented a very small car and started driving. Before we arrived, Simon sent us a PDF of information about the region that he woud do well to publish. Everything from turn by turn directions from the airport, to tips on driving in Italy, to where to plan to visit. We could not have asked for a more complete briefing of what to expect when we arrived.
When we checked in we found a century old olive plantation that was remarkably restored to a working farm, complete with one of the most hospitable familys you could find. If it makes a diffrence, Simon's native language is English, so if you are worried about a language barrier, there is none.
We were greeted with a bottle of chianti from a winery down the street, and a loaf of fresh bread. I can not say enough how beautiful and comfortable the cottage was that we stayed in. If you can imagine a perfect rustic Tuscan villa, this is it.
During our stay, Simon and his family were always available for questions about anything from where to find a Catholic church, to where to eat. They directed us to the best parts of Tuscany from a market in Panzano with a singing Butcher, to the Duoma in Siena with a violinist playing Ave' Maria.
Every part of our stay was perfect, it was the trip of a lifetime. I can not recommend them enough.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wonderful Place.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
I can highly recommend staying at Podere Patrignone and in La Tinaia. We loved our time and wish we had stayed longer. Simon and Verity are wonderful hosts and make sure you stay is perfect. And the dogs are very friendly.
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Wonderful retreat in heart of Chianti

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Italy. After a nonstop four days in Rome we arrived to a beautiful rustic cottage smack dab in the middle of olive groves and grapes all around. Podere Patrignone exceeded our expectations for a visit to Tuscany. Simon and Verity were excellent hosts - full of information and excellent recommendations and always willing to stop their work and chat. We felt welcome and cared for but free to do our own thing at all times. Our best meals during the stay were all fixed in our own kitchen topped only by Verit's fabulous meal midweek. Each day we pointed our car towards a different market for our evening feast and off we went exploring the villages and vineyards along the way. Lazy afternoons by the pool, wine and nibbles on the terrace at sunset, dinner by candlelight each night. And the wine! Your bottle will never be empty. For folks wanting a true Chianti experience without the crush of being jostled by hordes of tourists you must stay at Patrignone. We can't wait to return!
Logistics: it is off the beaten path. Always give yourself time to get lost and then found again. Bed very comfy. Bathroom small but oh so quaint. All furnishings chosen exactly to create the feeling of a timeless place.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
San Donato
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Cecina
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pestello
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Pestello

Wine tasting, local markets, bird-watching, nature trails...There are many fantastic vineyards in the area that allow you to go and sample their wares

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Availability & Rates

Castellina in Chianti Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 1 2014 - May 31 2014
€130
€780
4 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
€155
€940
4 nights
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€130
€780
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€130
€780
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Please get in touch with us with your proposed dates and we'll get straight back to you with an accurate quote. If you prefer to book & pay via the VRBO site, that's great, but incurs an additional 3%. Anyone considering a stay longer than 7 nights would be better off getting in touch, as we can offer additional discounts not possible on this site.

Easter is always charged at summer rates.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Castellina in Chianti Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A very small, but entirely functional bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • European Queen size bed, and baby cot/crib if required. Forno is on the small side (though very cute!) but there is still room for your baby and we have plenty of cots/cribs here so no need to bring yours.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
We have a lovely pool with one of the best pool-side views in Tuscany. And the stunning sunset views can be seen from the Terracotta Terrace which overlooks the whole of Tuscany (almost). See the glittering towers of San Gimignano framed by the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon.
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