Ulrike Eder

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOVELY 2BR/1BA APARTMENT 'LA TANA'

Castellina in Chianti Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

special last minute discount for last few remaining free weeks

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

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Details for Lovely 2BR/1BA apartment 'La Tana' 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

'La Tana' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaLYNFaC4og - is the most family friendly apartment of 5 accommodations. Its located on the ground floor of the 3BR/2BA “Casa Acacia” farmhouse (Tana+Bellavista make 1 house unit ), the oldest of 4 farmhouses, constructed approx. 350 years ago by farmers, intended to house sheep and goats. Faithfully restored to maintain the old structure with its ancient vaulted brick ceilings, its walls have been hand painted in relaxing colors that make you feel very welcome. its slightly set aside position guarantees privacy. 'La Tana' can be reached going down a paved walkway. The entrance is up 4 steps from the sun terrace ( pool area view ). Inside well-equipped dining room/kitchen (with 4ring gas stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer), 2 cosy double rooms sleeping a max of 4, 1 shower/WC as well as lovely rose-covered winter garden-style sitting room. total property: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baQB1Dqlzvo&feature=player_embedded
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
“Reviewed by our 9 year old daughter”

Reviewed yesterday NEW

Poderi Val Verde was so picturesque and I loved being in the mountains. It was very quiet. The main sound you could hear was the goats' bells clanging as they walked around the hillside. I liked that they had badminton and a pool near our apartment. The dinner was really yummy and I liked the homemade jam at breakfast. I got a chance to hold the baby lambs and five day old chicks which were adorable. I also fed the chickens and played with the cats and dogs. I loved all of the nature surrounding the area. It was a breath of fresh air. It was a really fun week and it's a great place for kids to relax and have fun.



Room Tip: We stayed in La Tana and had such a comfortable setup and lovely view of the pool and the gamboling...

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Stayed May 2014, traveled with family

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Ulrike Eder

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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

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.

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high2
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
mid3
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 10 2014
7 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
low3
Oct 11 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€800
 

Notes

  • All incl. rates for standard occupation of 4 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.

    Seperate charges may be: visitor's tax (€1,50/pers./day), sofa bed (€70/pers/wk), heating, wifi (€14/wk) , baby bed and highchair (€42+12/wk), expenses for animals (€50/wk) welcome dinner (€35/pers), breakfast service (€70/pers./wk- min. 4 pers.) , extra meals, cookery courses (€70/pers.- group lessons as of 4 pers., 2-3 € 90 /pers., 1 pers. -€210

    we can arrange authentic farm-style weddings (small groups) and anniversary celebrations .
  • - 'Last minute' discount (booking within 8 days of arrival 15% discount)
    - 'Early bird' discount for 2014 bookings - 2013 prices minus 10%

    - Security deposit € 150 cash at time of arrival
  • Our Specials:
    - Home cooked Tuscan welcome dinner (4course meal) incl. beverage € 35/person
    (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
    - Dinners such as 'pasta, pasta, pasta....', 'cheese and more...', 'veggie evening...' or menu of your choice.
    - Or do you have something to celebrate or want an authentic farm-style wedding
    - Half day cookery courses as of € 70/person (incl. meal & beverages) - no need to miss out on your days activities - we offer a late afternoon or lunch cooking (approx. 2 hrs) - non-cookers may eat too
    - Breakfast service € 70/week (large continental breakfast)

    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.

    We may help with guides, car rentals.

Amenities

Castellina in Chianti Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Family
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • fax
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , hairdryer available
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Cosy rooms - beds have double mattresses - German or international bedding., ergonomic pillows on requested. bedroom windows with mosquito screen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
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 the next town Castellina in Chianti (only 3 km) shopping + dining is easy - one may even walk there - zip into town for a coffee break or some of the best ice-cream of 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, typical for real old houses + 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