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Authentic Farmhouse on Chianti Eco Farm Between Florence & Siena


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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Authentic Farmhouse on Chianti Eco Farm Between Florence & Siena

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Castellina in Chianti Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Casa Pineta (8 - 13 persons) -

(approx. 200 sqm) - 4 BR, 4 BA, 1 large live-in kitchen with pantry, livingroom ( fireplace ,sat tv, dvd, cd, wifi, ) diningroom, stunning roofterrace, very large terrace with loggia and bbq, , 2 community parking lots.

'Casa Pineta' is the second oldest house on the estate of Poderi Val Verde. It was built in various steps over a time period of at least 350 years, repeatedly extended as needs for more space arose. Therefore the various levels within the house that create a particular flair. Once it stood separate from the neighboring 'Casa Acacia' - but then the gap was closed - thus creating its stunning, unusual roof terrace. At the beginning of the 19th century the bread oven with vault ceilings was added, which we now use as breakfast room.

This house, like all others, was constructed with quarystones by the farmers when clearing woodlands and macchia slopes to prepare land for vineyards and olivegroves .Stones that traditionally were use for building houses or terrassed-walls. Its original use was as living quarters for the farmers and workers. Prove of this give the typical ceilings, built with handcut oak beams, some of the original cottofloors, narrow doors, the old fireplace that people used to literally sit in to warm themselves, the original sandstone sink and many more little signs, that we shall gladly point out to you. Stair and doors sills of local grey sandstone show obvious signs of wear - signs that thousands of feet leftover the last few hundred of years.

This farmhouse was renovated some years ago and retouched in 2012 , the typical Tuscan structure of old oak beam ceilings and terracotto floors remained intentially untouched. All rooms are handpainted in the typical warm colours of a Tuscan country home : shades of yellow, orange and green. this and some pieces of typical 'arte povera' furnitures give you the feeling of living in an ambiente of ...once upon the time ....

More then 200 sqm offer plenty of space for 8 to 13 persons. Access to the house by some steps up to the diningroom. To the left is the large livingroom with old fireplace. From there to the right the spacious kitchen with additional dining space and pantry. The kitchen is equipped with a 3ring gas stove+ 1 electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, American & Italian coffeemaker , etc. etc.

To the left 4 steps lead up to BR 1, a cosy small suite with a queensize doublebed and large ensuite BA (shower/wc) with washing machine and dryer. On ground level bedroom no. 2 with 3 single beds and ensuite bathroom (shower/wc.) Also on ground level no. 3, the largest one, with 2 large single beds as a double as well as a small queen size bed. Here the private ensuite BA has a i tub with integrated shower and wc. bedroom windows with mosquito screens

Passing the dining room straight ahead you enter into a small reception area with a corner fireplace. To the right some steps down is the spacious BA no. 4 with very large double bed as well as a single sofa bed. There is of course also a private ensuite bathroom with shower/wc. From this room one may access directly to the roofterrace.

Straight ahead from the reception area again some steps lead down to the small summer kitchen, that may be converted into a seperate bedroom with single sofabed. Large glass window doors open completely to the stunning roofterrace that towers like an eagles nest overlooking in an 180° angle valley and swimmingpool area

In front of the house the very large sun terrace with a spacious covered patio for alfresco dining. A linden tree gives shade and small lemon and orange trees give the typical mediteranian flair. Terrace and loggia are very well equipped with garden furniture as well as a barbeque grill. Also here is a magnificent – almost 300° view - onto the surrounding hills, forest, maddows as well as the garden park and pool area.

This house may be even enlarged by integrating the small downstairs suite “Il Rifugio” (sleeping 2 pers.).

Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sunbeds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding maddows and vast macchia covered hills of this private property of more then 76 ha. Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps on well marked trails.

Attention 'snowbirds' !!!! - Tuscany offers pleasant temperatures, low rates, all major Italian sights within 1 days drive, hot springs and spa, dining and wining at its best

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

The German owner Ulrike with her son Fabian (presently in Germany) - both Englishspeaking outgoing and very openminded people that will gladly be of assistance and share their experiences in Italy with their many international guests

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why The Owner chose Castellina in Chianti

Was infected with the 'Tusan virus' after my first visit (like so many others) some 30 years ago and after various vacations decided to finally settle in the heart of Tuscany - the Chianti Classico' area. Here I found everything I ever longed for - nature, peace, clean air, good food , fantastic wines and culture of the highest level. After some years I decided to share my experiences (also cooking) with guest from all over the world and opened a rental activity.

What makes this farmhouse unique

there are few places that are so central to everything, and offer so much - located only 500 m from the main road but in absolute silence of the surrounding nature (the only nature preserve area in the Siena region) - you are closed to most important sights and places of Tuscany - 5 min to the next town, so social contacts are guaranteed - less then 1 hours from the next major airport (Florence) so getting here is no problem - fantastic marked trekking trails starting from your doorstep (stunning nature in winter or spring) , biking of the finest (on the tracks of the Giro d'Italia, golfing with the elite, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, some pecorino cheese on your personal patio, watching deer and wild boar pass by, Tuscan eagles soaring above this magnificant privately owned valley - what can one ask more for

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Perfect home base for an unforgettable family vacation”

Reviewed 1 week ago

The lovely setting, homey lodging, warm hospitality and central location made this a "trip of a lifetime" for our family reunion in Tuscany. Set in a quiet valley just a few kilometers from the charming village of Castellina in Chianti, this working farm was the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the delights of Tuscany. Centrally located between Florence and Siena, it was an easy home base for day trips to Volterra, Assisi, Lucca, Montalcino and the Cinque Terre. While enjoying the restaurants, wineries and scenic drives of Chianti (not to mention Italy's best gelato right there in Castellina), we were just as happy spending quiet time lounging at the pool, drinking aperitifs on the terrace and enjoying Ulrike's exceptional home cooking. We'll be back.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
Aug 2014
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Authentic Farmhouse on Chianti Eco Farm Between Florence & Siena
average rating of 4.714286 based on 44 reviews
Cloverdale, CA

Wonderful Location From Which To Explore

  • 4 of 5

Our friends rented this property for a month and invited their friends to come visit. We stayed for two weeks and thought it was a great location from which to explore the local region. During our stay we visited a lot of the little hill towns in Chianti but also ventured to other locations such as San Gimignano, Monterigionni, Montalcino, Siena, Florence, Lucca, Assisi and Ravenna. The property has a wonderful rustic charm and worked out very well for the various groups who came to visit; each of us had our own bedroom and bathroom.....very nice! It was also nice to experience the variety of animals on the property including cats, dogs, Cameroon sheep, a peacock, chickens, etc. The local town of Castellina is very nice and had some of the best gelato we've every had. Would definitely recommend this property to others

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Jersey

Rustic & Picturesque

  • 4 of 5

When I chose Poderi Val Verde, I had something different in mind. I thought it would be a bit more luxurious. However, I was not disappointed. The grounds are gorgeous and the views are stunning. Could the linens be upgraded - sure. Could the beds be a bit more comfortable - sure. But keep in mind, the feel of warmth and peace is overwhelming. The accommodations are basic and clean. Urlike is a character and has great knowledge. She is helpful and will give you too much advice! That is a compliment, I assure you. We encountered a bit of a buggy time but we managed. Fans throughout the house would be a welcome addition for the evenings. The consensus from the group was that breakfast was a bit pricey but in all the meals were delicious. We had a wonderful time. Castellina as a town is small and warm. All the locations Urlike mentions are extremely accessible. It's nice to come "home" to Val Verde after touring all day and have a swim or simply relax with wine on the loggia. Enjoy your time and be sure to give Ulrike and Fabian our best! Hope to see them one day again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brandon, Florida

Perfect Location...CHARMING TOWN!!

  • 5 of 5

A group of my family and friends (14 in total) spent a week at this lovely property. We rented the villa and the cottage. The location was perfect!! Central to many charming small towns and vineyards but close enough to the larger Siena and Florence destinations (30-45 min at most). The main town right there in Castillini was one of my favorites of the trip. The villa had tons of room and was very clean. The owners were very welcoming and anxious to help with advice on things to do and local events. The experience at the Villa itself was worth the trip. Would have never thought that I would get to hold a 1 day old baby sheep or see a real porcupine shot with a bow and arrow by Urlike's son Fabion! The property was gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

What an outstanding week we had here!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the farmhouse was amazing! Not only is the courtyside breathtaking and the location of the farmhouse perfect, but the experience at the farmhouse itself was incredible! Our apartment was spacious and enviting, a great place to return to after a day of exploring neighboring cities and areas. The welcome dinner the night we arrived was not only a fantastic Italian meal, but a wonderful opportunity to meet and enjoy the other guests. The cooking class was fun and informative not to mention delicious! We had breakfast every morning and the owner was a wealth of information to us for our days activities. This is a working farmhouse and along with that comes crowing roosters, sheep with bells, and associated insects. We truly appreciated all of this along with the dogs and cats and the fresh herbs and beautiful flowers.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sauquoit, New York, USA

For the Best Vacation, Visit Poderi Val Verde!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best places for our family of 12 to celebrate a very special event. The Villa was exactly what we had hoped for - very clean and comfortable rooms, plenty of relaxing space, many amenities, a very refreshing pool, friendly pets, peaceful countryside and the most gracious hosts. From the Villa, places like Siena, Florence, Lucca and San Gimignano make for good day trips.

Ulrike, our hostess, was there 24/7 for us. She provided guidance and directions to towns, events and cities to visit and great places to eat (especially gelato (ice cream) shops). Ulrike and her son, Fabian, treated us like family, sharing meals, good conversation, and lots of laughs. She is a fantastic cook- we dined on delicious wild boar, fresh salads, pastas, and plenty of wine (and Fabian's homemade tiramisu for dessert)! One week was not nearly enough time to spend there. We felt so comfortable at Ulrike's that we all hope to come back soon! This is a vacation spot you will not regret!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in several of the apartments over the last few years and have been delighted with them all. The location is, of course, the beautiful Chianti hills--nothing better. I have traveled and lived all over Italy and find nowhere more lovely. The grounds are well kept, the apartments furnished with everything you could possibly need. Ulrike is a gracious hostess. She will assist you in making touring and/or transportation arrangements; she is a terrific cook, and I recommend that you participate in her Saturday night dinners served family style around a huge table indoors or outdoors depending on the weather (it is a wonderful chance to meet other travelers from all over the world and there are always others at the table who speak your language); or she will leave you completely to yourself if you do not wish the company of others. I highly recommend a stay here, because even with the dollar so low I still find it a very good value for the price.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Castellina in Chianti
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Castellina scalo
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A1 (Bologna-Rome), speedway Florence-Siena 10 km
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Castellina in Chianti
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Poderi Val Verde -

an authentic farm estate from the 16th century – located only 2 km from the wine town of Castellina in Chianti and with less then 2 hours drive to most famous sights of Tuscany (Siena 25 min, Florence 35 min, San Gimignano or Volterra, Pienza each 1 hrs., Arezzo, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Assisi, Perugia, Pisa or Lucca also the beaches each 1,5 hrs, same goes for Bologna, Ravenna, Faenza, hot springs 45 min, next train station 25 min, airport Florence 45 min, 5Terre, Rome and Milano each 3 hrs.

Poderi Val Verde is a real “living” farm – with farm and court yard animals , free roaming dogs and cats - in a surrounding and live style of “once up the time” .

Its a place for the individual travellers, looking for something different – for the feeling of solitute, peace and untouched nature. For people that like good original food (on-site dinners and cookery classes) and good wines.

For people that like to explore the country side by bike or by foot and next to visiting the countless cultural sights will also find time to attend one of the many cultural events such as opera, concerts, etc.

For people that include in the plans a visit to the many Thermal springs and spas as well as the beaches and marble caves of the Versiglia.

For people that enjoy travelling in the colder months when Tuscany seems to hibernate into the past. When in restaurants you find only locals and tourists are greeted with a welcoming smile , museums and other cultural places are empty and the Chianti belongs to only you.

When the air is heavy with the smell of the many fire places, the new young wine , the freshly pressed olive oil, grilled game meat and the famous bistecca .

Poderi Val Verde (Farmhouses in the green valley) was restored in 1998 and retouched in 2012. It was left itentially rustic – original fire places, cotto floors, beams, roofs and many little architectural particularities that mark centuries of living in this place. We are fully aware that with this we are going against the usual main stream of modern design.

When you step into our accommodations – you seem to step back into the past – rooms , setting and furnishing are according to the “Arte Povera” – as it used to be – as you saw it in films such as “under the Tuscan sun” or in “Romeo and Juliette” - but functional as in any modern house. Shady rose-covered loggias and sunny terraces with nices views are part of this all.

As most really old farm houses it was built in a large, open, sun-filled valley, thus protected from cold north winds and wet fogs, ventilated by warm south winds in the afternoon, with pleasant cool night temperatures due to the surrounding macchia and woods and with unlimited supplies of fresh well water.

The famous ancient “mules trail” passed through here – mules transported salt from the salt mines of sicily to the north – trails that always followed the course of water and wells and developed into important traffic venes. Prove of this are the many monastries and cloisters and farm houses that you find along this old road, which is also part of our trekking “network”.

Here you can spend your dream vacation – right in the heart of Tuscany – the Chianti Classico”

- only a few miles from Florence and Siena – in a region of vineyard covered hills, silvery olive groves, vast forests and colourful macchia slopes - and admidst hidden ancient farm houses guarded by cypresses and towering pinetrees

Surrounded by more then 2ha of wellcared parklike garden – unlike any other you might find - sits the imposing guest house complex which is dived in 3 apartments (2-4 Pers.) , and/or 2 semiattached houses 'Casa Pineta (8-13 pers.) + 'Casa Acacia (6-8 pers.) as well as the lovely small villetta 'Casa Capannina ' (4- 6 pers.).

The community pool of 5,5x11 m with extended leisure areas and surrounding gardens as well as sports facilities is open as of mid may . During the cooler months you may use the a small covered (not heated) private pool of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.


Rates & Availability

From €1,850 Per week

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300
Pet Fee €50
Notes rates incl. weekly change of bed, bath and table linen, pool towels, bathrobes (on request) fire/barbecue wood, use of washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, as well as a starter package of spices,
coffee, black or green tea, toilet paper, creme soap and detergent .
25% at time of booking, remaining 75% not later then 12 weeks prior to arrival, or 50% down and remaining 4 weeks prior to arrival - credit card or bank transfer - commissions are subject to refund
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Castellina in Chianti Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 bathrooms with shower, 1 with tub - in 1 bathroom is located washer and dryer -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (1) in all bedrooms 1 window has mosquito screens, Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) crib with linen - €39/week children highchair: € 10/week
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
we also offer breakfast services, cookery courses or dinner activities (our Tuscan welcome dinners are famous) we may arrange special dining events for our guests. trekking with visits to winery and restaurant , concerts, etc. etc,. - we gladly assist you with advise. fantastic hot springs facilities only 45 min drive away our special: are you looking for a place to do a genuine and authentic tuscan farm celebration such as a wedding, a 50th birthday, wedding anniversary etc. for a group up to 15 people - ask for details and fotos,

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