COSY 1BR/1BA SUITE/STUDIO 'IL RIFUGIO'

Ulrike Eder

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Castellina in Chianti Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouses/Apts (4BR,3BR, 2BR, 1BR) with pool & garden, Castellina (3km)

http://youtu.be/OyE9K4o85zY

Farmhouse 'Casa Pineta' (8 - 13 persons)

approx. 200 sq. on 2 levels - 4 BR - each with en-suite BA, 1 very large kitchen with pantry and dining area, large living-room with open fireplace (sat tv, dvd, cd, wifi, ) separate airy dining room, terrace with loggia, spectacular roof terrace, community

Farmhouse 'Casa Acacia' (6- 8 persons)

approx. 120 sq. on 2 floors - 3BR. 2BA, 1 larger + 1 smaller live-in kitchen, wintergarden-style sitting room on ground floor, loft living-room with open fireplace on 1st floor , 1 south facing terrace, 1 courtyard terrace , wifi, cd, community parking

Ground floor apartment 'La Tana' (4 persons)

approx. 65 sq. on 2 levels - 2 small BR, 1BA, live-in kitchen, spectacular wintergarden-style sitting room (cd, wifi), large south facing terrace , community parking

1st floor loft apartment 'La Bellavista' (2-4 persons)

approx. 55 sq. - 1 BR, 1BA, small live-in kitchen, living room with dinign area and open fireplace (cd, wifi) courtyard terrace , community parking

Cottage 'Casa Capannina' (4-6 persons)

approx. 90 sq. on 2 floors - 2 BR each with en-suite BA as well as sofa bed, kitchen and joining airy sitting-room/dining- room (sat tv, dvd, cd, wifi), large terrace with gazebo, separate laundry facility, independent heating, water and electricity supply, private access road and parking

Ground floor 1 BR/1BA Studio 'Il Rifugio' (2-3 persons)

approx. 25 sq. - sleeping alcove with en-suite BA, kitchenette with dining bar, sitting corner, larger terrace, community floor

As most really old farm houses and hamlets - Poderi Val Verde - Farmhouses in the Green Valley - 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 trails, which are 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 pine trees

Hidden in the middle of this ever-green valley, but only 500 m from the main road and 5 min drive from the famous wine town of Castellina in Chianti and surrounded by more then 2ha of wellcared parklike garden, olive groves and fruit covered terraces – 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 6x11 m, filled with purest well water, 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 private pool house (not heated) of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.

'Casa Pineta' is the second oldest house of all. It was built in various steps over a time period of at least 300 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.

All large farmhouses were renovated 15 years ago and retouched in 2013 , but 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 ....

All rental units of Poderi Val Verde - Farmhouses in the Green Valley - are intentionally rustic – with original fire places, old cotto floors and roof beams, their roofs, window and door fixtures and many little architectural particularities 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 in old walls , but we want to keep this place special and authentic hoping that our guests appreciate our efforts. .

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 nice views are part of this all.

All houses and apartment have their own private terrace, each equipped with barbecue and plenty of garden furnitures. Naturally a valley. even as vast as ours, can not offer miles of views , but guests still consider the view onto olive groves and terraces, forests and meadows as well as the macchia particular. Only there you may see boars, deer or other wild game as near as 100 m .

And its protect position offers warmer temperatures, cool afternoon breezes and protection from the freezing Tramonta winds that make swimming and outside sitting on hill-top positions often impossible. Its close surrounding green environments is responsible for the cool night temperatures, the Chianti Classico hills are famous for. And wait until you see our clear night sky . When was the last time you saw a shooting star or fireflies?

Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sun beds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding meadows 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

- 'Last minute' discount (booking within 8 days of arrival 15% discount)

- 'Early bird' discount for 2015 bookings - 2014 prices minus 10%

Our Specials:

- Home cooked Tuscan welcome dinner (4course meal) incl. beverage € 35/person,children € 25 or 15

(stress free arrival - no cooking, no hurried shopping, no search for parking or restaurant, no dressing up - just sit down with our other guests + let us spoil you with a delicious al fresco dinner

- Half day cookery courses of typical local dishes (group lessons as of 4 pers. €70/pers. , 2-3 pers. € 90 /pers., 1 pers. €210 (incl. meal & beverages) - no need to miss

out on your days activities - we offer a late afternoon or lunch cooking (approx. 3 hrs) - non-cookers may eat too €35/pers.

- Breakfast service € 70/week (large continental breakfast)

- Or do you have something to celebrate or want an authentic farm-style wedding

We also offer: biological products of our own production: olive oil, vinegar, low-sugar jams, jellies some of them even from wild fruits like rose hips, elder and acacia flowers, wild prunes.

More Details

Details for Cosy 1BR/1BA suite/studio 'Il Rifugio' 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

'Il Rifugio' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw8ucANYcTw - is a spacious self-catering 1BR/1BA studio with well-equipped kitchenette, separate sleeping alcove, a cosy small lounge area with sofa (sofa-bed) and large en suite bathroom with shower/WC The very large ground-floor terrace, directly in front of the accommodation, is well equipped with garden furniture, (chairs, table, sun beds) , there is also a barbecue - this accommodation represents the perfect economical solution for a traveling couple. total property: outside and some accommodation details - http://youtu.be/OyE9K4o85zY
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Ulrike Eder (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Ulrike Eder

The German owner Ulrike and 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

Ulrike Eder purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Ulrike Eder chose Castellina in Chianti

because its location and charm are unique -

What makes this apartment 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

“ein traumhaftes Tal...”

Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014



Wir verbrachten eine Woche auf diesem wunderschönen Bauernhof mit zwei Hunden,acht Katzen,Pfauen,Hühnern,Schafen,Gänsen und ganz wichtig mit einer sehr herzlichen Gastgeberin.Diese familiäre Gastfreundschaft hat uns ganz besonders gut gefallen.Ob es beim Kochkurs,den man übrigens unbedingt mitbuchen sollte,oder das Willkommens- Essen,Ulrike steht immer mit guten Tipps mit Rat und Tat bei Seite. Olivenöl,Marmelade,Essig,eingelegte Pilze,alles was die Umgebung bereitstellt,kann man bei ihr erwerben,es ist natürlich alles selbstgemacht. Das hat uns bei unserer Abreise nach Absprache inspiriert,durch ihren Garten zu streifen,um Lorbeer,Rosmarin und Lavendel mit nach Hause zu nehmen.

Für uns ist es immer wieder eine Reise wert,denn dieses schöne Eckchen Erde hat Gott geküsst,hier fühlt man sich jederzeit willkommen.



Traveling group: Family with Teenagers

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jul 2014
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Cosy 1BR/1BA suite/studio 'Il Rifugio'
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
business
Cosy 1BR/1BA suite/studio 'Il Rifugio'
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Castellina in Chianti Chianti Senese
Hildesheim, Deutschland
5

Traumhafte romantische Unterkunft in der Toskana

  • 5 of 5
Landschaftlich herrlich gelegenes Anwesen mit großem gepflegtem Garten u.Swimmingpool in natürlicher Umgebung in einem großen Tal. Sehr schön und geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Ferienhaus mit 2 geräumigen Schlafzimmern, sehr guten Betten, komfortablen Bädern und sehr gut ausgestatteter Küche. Ausgezeichnete Betreuung durch Eigentümerin und gute Angaben im Internetauftritt.
Sehr ruhige Lage, das richtige zum Entspannen und Erholen. Kulturelle Höhepunkte der Toskana (z.B. Florenz u. Siena) sind schnell zu erreichen.
Für Ruhe und Erholungssuchende mit Hang zur Natur genau das Richtige.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cosy 1BR/1BA suite/studio 'Il Rifugio'
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Castellina in Chianti Chianti Senese
Erlenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
5

Stille und Natur

  • 5 of 5
Wunderschönes Häuschen am Rande der Anlage, das einem das Gefühl gibt, mutterseelen allein in der wunderschönen Toscana zu sein. Aus dem Schlafzimmer direkt auf die Terrasse mit Blick ins Valverde. im Frühjahr duftet die Akazie, im Herbst lassen sich die Wildschweine beobachten.
Klein, aber sehr fein. Hier lässt es sich aushalten.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Piombino, Livorno
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Castellina Scalo/San Gimignano or Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A1 - Bologna-Rom, /(speedway Florence-Siena10 km)
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
grosseto
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Castellina /Chianti
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Abetone - Apennine mountains
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Florence and_Siena
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Castellina/Chianti
Car: necessary

Poderi Val Verde - an authentic Chianti estate from the 16th century – located within walking distance - only 2 km from the wine town of Castellina in Chianti and within 1 hours drive to most famous sights of Tuscany is a real “living” farm – with farm and court yard animals , 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 families because its outdoors activities for children on the playground such as soccer, basket ball, volley ball, ping pong, sand box etc. not to speak of the fun they may l have feeding the chicken or sheep and lambs or caressing our dogs and cats will make them forget time and stress.

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, exhibitions etc.

For people that include in their itinerary 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 open 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 plces, 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, filled with purest well water, 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) pool of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.

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

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Castellina in Chianti Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid 2
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
€550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €70 per night, per additional guest
 
low 2 - upon request only
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€85
€500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €70 per night, per additional guest
 
mid1 - upon request only
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €70 per night, per additional guest
 
mid2
May 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€85
€550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €70 per night, per additional guest
 
high
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €70 per night, per additional guest
 
mid3
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€85
€550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €70 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150
Pet Fee €50
Stay tax €1.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.
Notes All incl. rates for standard occupation of 2 person: electricity, water, taxes, house insurance; weekly change of bed, bath and table linen, pool towels, bathrobes (on request), hair dryers in all bathrooms, fire/barbecue wood, use of washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, portable fans, as well as a starter package of spices, coffee, tea, toilet paper, soap and detergent.
25% at time of booking, rest payment not later then 12 weeks prior to arrrival - credit card or bank transfer - commissions subject to refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Castellina in Chianti Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Sofa Bed
  • fax
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , hair dryer available
  • Hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Typical Tuscan cast-iron double bed with 2 separate mattresses - international or German bedding and/or linen on request, ergonomic pillows. single sofa bed - extra charge 70 euro/pers/week . bedroom window with mosquito screen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • golf
Notes:
New!!!!! sky and star watching in new observatory only 6 km from us - not only children will love it!! English, German + Italian speaking owner lives on site. Location: a tiny hamlet 500 m from main road - no long rides on dusty country roads. Being close to Castellina in Chianti (only 3 km) shopping + dining is easy - one may even walk there - zip into town for a coffee or the best ice-cream in the area Some thoughts : isolated houses in hill positions may suffer from water shortage in summer + gusty winds in spring + autumn, shortening the pool season. Our protected position, + the many wells help us avoid either also during thunderstorms, electrical failures are not uncommon, but due to the closeness to town we profit from its priority rating. pool: there are so many sights to visit + things to do, most guests take off early in the morning = pool + leisure area are often deserted - hot spring facilities 45 min drive away
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