CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI - BOLGHERI COTTAGE 'I CASTAGNI'

Valeria Canelli

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI - BOLGHERI COTTAGE 'I CASTAGNI'

Castagneto Carducci Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (sleep 6), 3 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 living room, fire place, garden

A charming and typical ancient rural Tuscan cottage, mid hill located, within walking distance from the old medieval village of Castagneto Carducci, surrounded by a property of about 2,8 hectares with sea view. The land is covered by Mediterranean scrub, ancient oaks, holms, pines, chestnut and olive trees. The house has an interior area of about 170 square metres on two levels: on the ground floor there are the kitchen and the living room (with fireplace); at the first floor there are 3 bedrooms with 2 double beds, 2 twin beds, each with en-suite full bathroom (2 showers, 1 bath). From the garden around the house (and from each room and bathroom) you have a beautiful view of the sea, woods, Castagneto, the Segalari Castle and the plain between Castagneto and Bolgheri. Just outside of the house there are dining table for 8 people and plenty of places for sightseeing and resting on deckchairs. The property has a gardener, at work almost daily during the spring/summer season.

Living in the house: The property can be reached by car. Parking space for 2-3 cars is inside the property.

All doors and windows has typical Tuscanian mosquito nets: for your comfort and safety, you must always keep them closed since the house is very close to woods and trees. Thanks to its mid hill position, the big ancient trees surrounding the house, the thick walls and the automatic floor heating system (electronically customizable in each room), the temperature inside the house is always comfortable, during summer and winter. The outside of the house has a good/excellent cellular phone coverage. The inside, due to the thick walls, is only partially covered. There is no internal telephone line. International SKY channels and a broadband satellite internet connections (with wi-fi) are available.

Walking in the property: You can walk in the property but you have to watch your steps carefully, wear the right shoes and only on clean ground and trails. Early in the morning and at sundown, depending on the season, you can meet local wildlife like: squirrels, pheasants, buzzards, woodpeckers, deers and even wildboars. They live in the woods close to the house but are very timid and never dangerous. Even if the house and the garden around it are periodically treated against insects, during July and August the use of repellent is strongly advised during early morning and late afternoon. If you speak a little Italian or Spanish you can ask the gardener what wildlife he saw recently.

Surroundings: The surroundings of Castagneto are very well known by wine lovers. We are in the centre of one of the most known wine and olive oil production areas in the world. Famous Sassicaia and Ornellaia wines are made here. You can buy also other excellent (and less expensive) wines and olive oils directly by producers in the area. Within 1-2 hours of driving you can visit a lot of other beautiful ancient villages as well like Bolgheri, Massa Marittima, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena and many other. All the area around Castagneto is also very good for cycling.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We loved the stay in your house! What a beautiful house it is, we can understand that it is your dream come true! Simonetta did a great job and we got the best of service.Thank you so much! I hope we can rent it some other time too!
Nov 2012
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Valeria Canelli

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Castagneto Carducci - Bolgheri cottage 'I Castagni'
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EVERYTHING WE HOPED FOR

  • 5 of 5
The photos and descriptions provided are entirely accurate, (with the possible exception of the nearest restaurants being within 250 metres - but even at a gentle pace you have a choice within 10 minutes walk). The view really is stunning and Castegneto Carducci is charming but without being overwhelmed by tourists. You have the perfect combination of complete privacy at the cottage but restaurants and small shops nearby and a big supermarket 10 mins drive away. If you are a birdwatcher there is the added bonus of watching bee-eaters, golden orioles and hoopoes and listen to cuckoos, nightingales and turtle doves whilst you have your breakfast on the terrace. (just to name a few).
Probably not ideal if you are interested in night life!
Property is very clean and tidy and the owners are very friendly and helpful.
Of the local restaurants, we enjoyed "La Gramola" the best. Simple but good food, friendly staff and that same stunning view if you eat outside.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you Tony, it was a pleasure to have you and your friends as guests in our cottage.
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FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
This is truly a fantastic place to spen a week or five. The house is perfectly situated on a hill blessed with a pleasent breese making even the warmest summer days perfect. The View is exactly what you dream of with capuring the an acient village, an olive garden and a clear view of the ocean. Adding to this, you can reach some of tuscany's best wineries within 20 minutes and castagnetto carducci that you reach with a ten minutes walk offer a few really good food experinces.

The house is spotless with a fully equiped modern kitchen but when you experience the view from the window in the shower in the morning, thats when you really wish that this was your home for real

The owners are fantastic people and does everything they can to make you feel welcome
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
The cottage could best be described as paradise.
The view is stunning, you have a 180 degrees view over the Tuscany landscape and the sea. The cottage is newly renovated in a very tasteful fashion and the kitchen is very well equipped and fresh.

You have everything you wish for in the surroundings. The vineyards are just around the corner and it is a 5-10 minutes’ walk to the lovely and charming village Castagneto Carducci. This is a perfect walk for a lunch, a coffee or a scoop of delicious Italian ice cream before you head back home for a barbeque and a lovely sunset. The ocean is only a 10 minutes’ drive away, there are places with nice facilities or if you prefer you can go to the public beach. All information you need is provided by the lovely owners in the cottage folder.

I would love to come back here very soon again!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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STUNNING COTTAGE RENTAL IN CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI

  • 5 of 5
This is a stunning place from which to enjoy Tuscany and in particular the hilltop little village of Castagneto Carducci. We have stayed with friends in the area for the past 8 years and this was the first time we rented. We would certainly come back without a moment's hesitation. The location is superb, providing truly spectacular views, a wonderfully relaxing ambience and just a short walk into Castagneto Carducci itself, or a short 10 minute car journey down to the beach.

The house itself has been modernised I think in 2008 and has all the facilities one would wish for eg cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, internet, TV. There are fans for the bedrooms which are important as it is naturally very hot. Although we have previously suffered from mosquito bites, the screen are new and effective (though need supplementing with mosquito coils etc). The property is quite extensive with lots of fruit trees extending down the slopes. Gardeners visit every day who were very friendly and gave us delicious pears off the trees!

The house is maintained by Simonetta was keeps the place immaculate. We were somewhat nervous when we arrived as everything looked spotless and brand new and it would be advisable to have Simonetta do some cleaning for a few hours each week (only 10€/hr) as she keeps exceptionally high standards. Plus her cleaning equipment is locked away. She also apparently can cook local dishes to order and though we didn't take advantage of that it is a nice option to have.

The owners themselves we never met but they were always very communicative by email and very flexible and accommodating to any of our needs.

Thinking of any criticisms is hard since this is a truly special place but one of the slight drawbacks of taking a holiday in the area is the campsite below which can be noisy especially in the evenings. However most of the time that is a minor issue and we would certainly come back as often as we can.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Dear Philip,

many thanks for your feedback. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests.

We'd just to underline that cleaning equipment is full available in the kitchen cabinet next to the fireplace (guests only have to buy cleaning consumable products).

Furthermore, the campsite music stops completely at 10pm.
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TRUE HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
This has been great time in Tuscany. We have been in the area for the fourth time and eventually found a home for a perfect stay!

About us: Family with two children - 4,5 year old and 10 month old. Frequent travellers, looking for comfort and style.

Property: The house is beautifully renovated, keeping old-Tuscan flavour and style. It it still fresh and comfortable. On the ground floor there is a kitchen and living room, with two sofas, armchairs and TV.
On the upper floor there are three bedrooms, each with a bathroom. Two queen beds and one twin. Spacious wardrobes. Comfy arrangements. You would be surprised if you built your expectations based on the website photos: all is far better in reality.

What is very important, all equipment is brand new, you don't miss anything while living there.

Very large parking space.


Location: Property is located on the hills surrounding Castagneto, with a bautiful views on the valley and sea.
You would require a car to get to the beach. You may walk to Castagneto centre.

Service:
The owner - Valeria - has met us on the arrival and check-out, that is unusual and very nice.
Excellent service, mainly thanks to Simonetta - the house manager, taking care of you during your stay. Loundry, ironing, new towels, shopping - everything you may imagine becomes reality on the go. Very friendly gardeners - Emma and Dionisio - look for the large olive and nuts gardens surrounding the house.


highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Donoratico
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Rosignano
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Marina di Castagneto
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Castagneto Carducci
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Punta Ala and Livorno
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Castagneto Carducci
Car: recommended

Castagneto Carducci, or Castagneto della Gherardesca, got its name from the family, Lombard in origin, of which it was the fief. The della Gherardesca family are today the oldest Italian family, and the castle at Castagneto, still inhabited today by the family's descendants, dates back to the year 1000.

The present-day name was given to the ancient fief in 1907, in honour of the famous poet Giosue Carducci who lived there as an adolescent.

Dominated by the castle of the della Gherardesca counts, Castagneto Carducci appears with all the charm of a village of medieval origins. The streets have been developed in concentric rings starting from the castle, which was originally surrounded by walls. Today, only a section of the walls remains, facing the sea. Castagneto Carducci is located in the south of Livorno province. From Livorno, take direction south to Grosseto on the fast road SS2. After about 50 Km. exit at Donoratico and follow for Castagneto Carducci which is 6 km far.

The winemaking zone is made up of sloping coastal vineyards at the foot of the hills between the town of Bolgheri and the southern part of Castagneto. Located in close proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea, it has been described as 'the golden oasis of the Maremma' (an area of south-western Tuscany and northern Lazio).

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Castagneto Carducci Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2014
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
€1,290
 
 
Low Season 2014-2015
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,090
 

Notes

  • A refundable booking/security deposit of 500 Euro is requested within 5 working days from booking.

    Booking/security deposits are returned after full property inspection, usually within the week after guests' departure.

    60 days prior to the arrival date the payment of 50% of the total rent is due.

    30 days prior to the arrival date the payment of the remaining 50% is due.

    For last minute bookings, the full payment is requested at the time of booking.

    Payments can be made through bank transfers. No money order, cashier's cheques and instant cash wire transfers are allowed.

    Different minumum stays periods may be agreed with the owner.

    Discounted rates for long rents may be agreed with the owner.
  • Check in is usually at 05:00pm

    Check out is usually at 10:00am
  • Prices do not include mandatory cleaning costs of 90,00 Euros at check-out and, for rents longer than 7 days, of 50 Euros every 7 days. Extra cleaning is available on request at a cost of € 10,00/hour/cleaner.

    Prices do not include sheets and towels. They are available on request at a cost of 15,00 Euros per change/per person. Extra sheets and towels changes are available on request at a cost of € 15,00 per change/per person.

    Prices do not include firewood. It is available on request at a cost of 15 Euros per basket (about 50 Kg).

    Prices do not include gas and electricity consumptions. The costs will be calculated after the check out by the owner.

Amenities

Castagneto Carducci Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Firewood
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Showers enclosures are quite big. Bathrooms have 1 or 2 windows each.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has its en-suite full bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Chairs
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • nude beach
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Prices do not include (mandatory) cleaning costs of 70,00 Euros at check-out. Extra cleaning is available on request at a cost of € 10,00/hour/cleaner. Prices do not include linen and towels. They are available on request at a cost of 10,00 Euros per week, per person. Extra linen/towels change is available on request at a cost of € 10,00 per person. Prices do not include firewood. It is available on request at a cost of 10 Euros per basket (about 50 Kg). Prices do not include gas consumption. The cost will be calculated at check out.

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