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'Casa Campana' (The Bellhouse), a recently renovated 17th century quarrystone house, is part of a small privately owned hamlet only 2.2 km from the charming wine producing village of Castellina in Chianti. Castellina is known for its rich history and its shops and restaurants, where locals and visitors gather to celebrate the bounty of the Chianti region. Its central location (35 km to Florence, 25 km to Siena, 150 km to airports in Pisa or Bologna) makes it a perfect starting point for all sightseeing trips.
Set aside on the north end of the estate from the few other houses, 'The Bellhouse' will help you realize your dream of real Tuscan country living. This enchanting stone house built on several levels into the hillside offers a large terrace as well as a vine-covered patio, a private pool (5m x 9m x 1.5m), extended leisure areas with a gazebo and a view of the surrounding hills from its sun-drenched position.
Ground floor: living room with open fireplace, library with satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, CD player, service room with toilet, washing machine, maintenance room.
Two steps down there is a dining room, and fully-equipped, recently remodeled kitchen.
Upstairs: 4 bedrooms: 3 with large beds (two single mattresses in one frame) 2 with ensuite shower and bathroom, and 1 bedroom with two single beds.
The property extends over 86.5 ha (approx. 300 acres) and is part of the natural resort of 'Oasis del Chianti,' the only no-hunting zone in the area with an amazing variety of fauna and flora. An island of absolute peace and privacy and the perfect starting point for short or long tours on local roads through the world famous vineyards, forests and olive groves of the Chianti Classico region.
Its close location to the main highways makes it perfect for all kinds of day excursions to places like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Greve, Lucca, Pisa and even for extended day trips to Rome (3.5 hrs. drive) or Venice (3 hrs.).
The house is surrounded by a large, well-maintained garden with dozens of flower pots, ornamental trees (pomegranite, olive, fig, etc.)and citrus fruit trees.
Erin and I bought Casa Campana in 2006 after renting it for several summer vacations. I run a small book publishing house and Erin is a freelance college text editor. We have lived at Casa Campana four months each year since buying it.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2006
The location is amazing -- close to Florence and Siena, yet in the Chianti Classico wine growing region, one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. Our house is actually in a nature preserve, so we have many birds, deer, boar, etc., and even fireflies during early summer.
The private pool is the best feature in the summer. Most similar rentals offer shared swimming pools, but ours is completely private and has a lovely view to the north towards Florence.
Hi Jim and Erin
I wanted to let you know what an incredibly wonderful week I had at Casa Campana. Your house is absolutely beautiful and I felt very relaxed the whole week. I loved waking up to the beauty outside my bedroom window everyday!
We went to Siena, Radda, Greve in Chianti, Panzano, San Gimignano, Colle Di Val D'Elsa, and the incredible winery at Badia a Coltibuono. We had an incredible meal at the house cooked by Mikaylah, and also a great dinner in Castellina at Albergaccio.
Thank you for your kindness in helping me arrange drivers- that helped me tremendously.
Hopefully in the future I can travel back to Italy and your lovely and idyllic home!
Casa Campana is located in a charming village located centrally for day trips around the region. This property was So charming. The pool was lovely, although we were gone during the day so much that all we were able to do was dip our feet in after along day of sightseeing. The house was set up perfectly for three sightseeing couples. We spent relaxing mornings on the terraces with our coffee. We cooked a couple of fantastic meals with local provisions. In September the weather was a little hot,there were no screens on the windows and as it is the countryside it was quite buggy. We bought screens at the local hardware store. Voila problem solved. This was all of ours favorite vacation! We would love to go back.The owners were very nice and accommodating.
A group of friends and I stayed here for a week while we cycled around Tuscany. We've been doing this for years, each time renting a villa somewhere in Italy, Spain or France. The villa was exactly as advertised and one that I would recommend. It has plenty of room, great kitchen to cook in and a great location just down the road from Castellina where you can buy all the groceries you need.
If you plan on using the WiFi, know that it has a maximum of 10 IP addresses that the router can assign at a time. And, once those are assigned, a new device cannot log-in unless you turn the router off-and then back on again. With 6 people, 6 phones, and 6 laptops, it was a real annoyance.
This review is long overdue for an amazing vacation. We stayed at Casa Campana in August 2013 with very good friends and our children. It was everything we wanted for our ultimate Tuscan vacation. The house was simply, yet beautifully furnished, with an amazing selection of great books (which all the kids appreciated). The bathroom and kitchen are modern, yet in keeping with the style of the house. The kitchen was more than adequately equipped with everything you need to cook and enjoy all of the great Tuscan food.
We settled into a great routine of exploring nearby villages in the morning followed by lunch out. We would come back in the afternoon to enjoy naps and reading by the pool. Cocktails and nibbles at the pool would be followed by a fantastic dinner cooked with things we picked up at the market that day.
We had such a fabulous time here. Thank you so much for our wonderful Tuscan vacation!
We found Casa Campana to be everything we expected and more. After a stressful afternoon trying to meet couples coming from Venice and Rome at the Florence train station, then struggling to find the A1 to Rome after picking up rental cars at the Florence Airport we arrived at Casa Campana and found the serenity we needed to continue our Italy experience. The villa is perfect for 3 couples. Each couple had their own exceptional bedroom and bath with views of the property and very comfortable queen size bed. The location was perfect for exploring Chianti and beyond. We visited Panzano, Rada, Volterra, San Gimignano, Sienna and spent along day visiting Cinque Terre. Chef Emily prepared a delicious meal for us and taught us how to make Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms (which we made ourselves the next night). The remodeled kitchen was beautiful and well equipped, perfect for 6 foodies who enjoy cooking. Although we wandered we also made time to spend in Castellina, eating, shopping (the Coop was a great resource as was the Saturday Farmer's Market) and taking pictures of the quaint town and stunning views. In the evenings we enjoyed the outdoor space and were visited one night by a curious fox. On our last night we were treated to an electrical storm to the north that lit the sky and rumbled for 5 hours. All and all it was a special experience that we have already recommended to friends.
The house really fit our needs: Privacy for three couples, wonderfully equipped kitchen and garden herbs for cooking local food, lovely outdoor spaces including the perfectly maintained pool and an outdoor fireplace for grilling and dining by the fire, a wonderful book collection, and the peace that comes from the idyllic country setting. The house decor is pleasing and practical, with a blend of simple modern and antique furnishings and accessories. The owners prepared a booklet that gave us wonderful tips for sights and eating. We enjoyed our time there and didn't want to leave! Nearby Castellina in Chianti is a charming town with lovely places to eat, friendly merchants, and amazing gelato! We will recommend this house to others for sure.
We can help arrange winetastings and visits to wineries, tasting of local products such as pecorino cheese, wild boar salami, extra virgin olive oil, jams and other homemade specialities, hiking, hunts for wild asparagus in spring and mushrooms in autumn and winter, winemaking activities in September /October & olive picking in November /December, opera, theatre, open air summer festivals and concerts, museums.
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4 night minimum stay
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