ROMANTIC COTTAGE OVERLOOKING ENCHANTED VALLEY

Chiara Franz

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ROMANTIC COTTAGE OVERLOOKING ENCHANTED VALLEY

Special Offer! Only €500 per week until 31 October 2014 July 8 - November 1

Radicondoli Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Self Catering property sleeping 6

Podere Calza is a restored cottage whose foundations date back to medieval times. Sitting on the side of a hill, surrounded by olive trees and shaded by a secular oak tree, Podere Calza is the perfect base for a quiet and romantic holiday in a part of Tuscany which is still very pure and unspoilt. Completely restored to be the owner's main residence, the house has a real welcoming feel. It develops around a very bright living area with a large fireplace and high windows offering stunning views over the country. A glass door takes you out to the terraced garden shaded by a lovely oak tree under which is a table for alfresco dining. Off the living room is a reading room equipped with a good stereo, TV and a double sofa bed. The reading room hosts a split floor with another double sofa bed.

The back portion hosts a double bedroom and a bathroom with bathtub. The house is easily reached via a 500mt gravel road.

Rent with Confidence: Our house is protected by HomeAway Rent with Confidence insurance. Remember to register your booking and come on holiday worry free!

A warm welcome and careful assistance: The caretaker at Podere Calza, Karin, is the most genuine, lovely person who will assist you during your holiday, give you invaluable information and tips to make your stay at the cottage and in Radicondoli a memorable experience.

Baby sitting: Treat your children to an exciting day out in the hills, enjoying a picnic along the river, making cheese at a local farmhouse or swimming at a nearby swimming pool.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Erica Vaccari d.o.o.

Chiara Franz

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks italian, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Romantic cottage overlooking enchanted valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
business
Romantic cottage overlooking enchanted valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410636
+39 329 0041710
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
Birmingham, UK
5

PODERE CALZA REVIEW, JULY 2009

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time - I would thoroughly recommend this cottage. We spent a few days just reading under the old oak tree in the garden (nice and peaceful), and the location is such that we were also able to visit Florence and Siena on day trips, so a nice mix of activities is possible here. Radicondolli itself is a charming medieval hilltop town and the food is well worth sampling at Il Nazionale restaurant. The only (very) slight disappointment was that the footpath to Radicondolli from the cottage is now overgrown so you either have to walk on the road or take the car to get there. Generally though - brilliant.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback - we will use it to get the comune to clear up the path! - Erica
business
Romantic cottage overlooking enchanted valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410636
+39 329 0041710
Radicondoli Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

SIMPLY AWESOME...WE WERE SPELLBOUND!

  • 5 of 5
If you feel like tucking yourself away in a secluded and romantic Tuscan abode, this is the place you are looking for!
We were there in the springtime, the apple trees along the little path behind the house on the way to the village were in full bloom … it was awesome!...sheer beauty with a delighting and inebriating fragrance!
Yes, this place is very private, but it’s also within walking distance of Radicondoli, a nice little hilltop town, where you can find everything you need. There are neighbours as well on the dirt road, but we hardly ever saw or heard them.
A total bliss!
On one evening it got kind of nippy, so we put a couple of logs in the fireplace and relaxed, sipping a glass of enchanting red wine and listening to music while cooking huge T-bone steaks on the barbecue that we took at the local “norceria” (butcher) – in Radicondoli… can’t remember the name, but you can’t miss it. Cooking was no problem, since the house is rather well equipped. Should you not feel like cooking, and don’t want to go too far, try Radicondoli’s Trattoria Nazionale; I had an excellent “ribollita”, a typical and very tasty Tuscan soup, actually it’s so rich and thick it’s a whole meal.
The only problem is that Podere Calza is so cosy and comfy you might not feel like going anywhere else…but the area has so much to offer it would be a shame to stay home. If you miss the hustle and bustle, you are in a strategic place to visit Florence and Siena, which are both only an hour away. Food and wine lovers won’t want to miss Pienza and it’s exquisite Pecorino cheese, nor Montepulciano or Scansano and their unique red wines. Not to mention San Gimignano and its Collegiata!!! It is also within acceptable distance from the Podere…and a real pleasure for the eyes!

Karin - the agent – was there to greet us with a smile. She’s lived there for quite a while and she knows everything, she gave us very useful tips; we were there for less than a week and wanted to do so many things!…she was always there to help, but never invasive.

We were travelling with a very average Fiat and never had any problems on the dirt road that goes to the house.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino to Elba island
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Colle di Val d'Elsa Sud
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Follonica

Radicondoli is a medieval hamlet near Siena. A perfect location to relax and visit art cities like Florence, San Gimignano, Piena, Volterra, the leaning tower of Pisa. Tuscany is the land of Art and Culture, home to Leonardo, Galileo, Michelangelo whose homes, museums and masterpieces you'll be able to admire on a day trip from Podere Calza. Il Palio di Siena, a thrilling traditional horserace, takes place in the centre of Siena evry year in July and August. Tuscany is also famous for its red wines. On a day trip you can visit Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Scansano and why not Bolgheri. For those of you who love unspoilt nature, Maremma is but an hour away. The gorgeous Mediterranean coast is only 60 km away, with Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Follonica, La Carbonaia.

Perugia in Umbria is only 110 kms away.

Other Activities: Cooking classes, Italian language classes

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Radicondoli Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Only €500 per week until 31 October 2014

Special Offer From:
Dates Jul 8, 2014 to Nov 1, 2014

A very special flat rate for bookings from now until the end of October!

It was €690, now it is only €500 weekly.

Do not miss this great offer and book now!

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Euro
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€690
 
 
Autumn 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€590
 
 
Xmas 2014 / New Year 2015
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
€690
 

Notes

  • The rental rates are for up to 2 people and include linen, towels, water/cooking gas/electricity consumption and final cleaning.
    Each extra guest pays Euro 10 per night.
    Heating is charged Euro 120 per week.
  • For bookings of less than a week during Christmas, New Year and Easter periods, the whole house is charged Euro 200 per night inclusive of heating.
  • Deposit 50% upon booking.
    Remaining balance 50% 8 weeks before arrival.

Amenities

Radicondoli Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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