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Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Wonderful farmhouse in the heart of Chianti, wellness and good food - LA NOSTRA

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Castelnuovo Berardenga Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

The Piaggione of Serravalle, at a first glance, appears as a gem naturally cast on the highest ridges of the Chianti hills of Central Tuscany, and as a jewel it shines with its authentic flavors, ancient traditions and silent stillness.

Shaded and enclosed by oak woods and shrouded by the greenness of its olive trees and vineyards, it mingles within the horizons of the grandeur of the Tuscan countryside that is still genuine and remarkably unspoilt.

The structure of Piaggione consists of three spacious apartments: La Nostra, the principal appartment wich holds 6/8 people; the Belvedere, located on the second floor of the Villa, holds 6 people; the Hunting Lodge, a separated cottage, holds comfortably 4 people.

Among the Villa there is the Loggia, which houses a wellness center embellished by an exotic touch. On the top floor a spa tub and an infrared sauna and, accessing via a staircase, you will approach a somewhat hidden room used for massages and turkish baths on the bottom floor.

You can let yourself go under shoothing jets of hot water or to the 37 ° C of the indoor hot tub. In alternative, you can be enveloped by the warm therapeutic infrared sauna, until it reaches the adjustable temperatures up to 65 ° C. In between sessions, you can relax on our ergonomic lounge chairs, underneath the beautiful orchids and tropical plants. Descending the stone steps from La Loggia you will access the hammam area, inspired by the most renowned spas of the Etruscans and the Romans and a room entirely dedicated to the art of massage, with a comfortable shower and the glittering mosaics of the Turkish bath. The steam bath together with the chromotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as being beneficial to the skin and respiratory system, contributes to the proper relaxation of the mind and the body.

La Loggia del Piaggione has a very unique characteristic: it's a spa area that we let upon request so that you can enjoy it privately with friends or family.

We offer the following treatments:

Hot tub with Jacuzzi 36/37 ° C: Being within the panoramic Loggia, it's always available even with cooler outside temperatures or at night-time: you will be immersed in nature and protected by the large panoramic windows and can be used comfortably by four people.

Infrared Sauna: Very beneficial for your body, but without the side effects of a traditional sauna, the operating temperature ranges from 45 to 60 °C and can be used by everyone.

Turkish Bath: The turkish bath, is a steam bath at 35-38 °C. The ambience decorated with mosaics is equipped with all comforts, a chromotherapy light, a small fountain to refresh your wrists and your face and a hand shower to cool the lower limbs. Ten minutes are required for your skin and the respiratory tracts to gain great benefit, then, before repeating the session we recommend a warm

shower. During or after the treatment you can relax in the lodge or in the small garden reserved for wellness from where you can comfortably access the pool area outside.

Massage:

In the wellness area is located a comfortable lounge for massages that will favor your complete relax.

On appointment, a specialist will be at your disposal to provide you with a massage: ayurveda, relaxation, reflexology etc.

If you desire to take advantage of these treatments, we recommend contacting us before arrival.

On the outside you are welcomed by a splendid swimming pool that plunges down on the lush valleys and, between sprouts of fragrant shrubs, built in the rocks, a jacuzzi tub that is surmounted by a spurt of hot water. Small paths and stone steps cut into the gardens that slope down the valley, designing silent hidden nooks that make its way through the forests. In this enchanting setting, stand out the modern sculptures of famed artist Alberto Inglesi that will accompany your quaint countryside strolls and hikes. If your desire is to rediscover the spontaneousness of life, the Piaggione of Serravalle is the place to be, to relax and immerse yourself in the magnificence

of a Tuscan setting blessed by serenity and silence.

The Piaggione of Serravalle is a lively farm that is in constant action and that brings forth its daily activities that are carried out in order to achieve a balance of eco-friendly status that are , rational and respectful of the rules that prevail in nature and that characterizes its existence in every detail. Plants and animals, placed at the center of activities, have always been treated like human beings and therefore have the best care and attention to undergo the strictest quality controls that strive

for excellence as well as for superb genuineness. The seasonal cycle of activities, therefore, commence in spring with the most suitable positioning of the plants, sowing the seeds and the maintenance of gardens, vineyards and olive groves. During the summer we proceed mainly with the picking of fruits and vegetables and then we begin canning the food for the winter and start collecting the wood for the colder months. Autumn however, is the most busy period since we deal first with the grape harvest and later with the olive picking.

We also commence all the various processes for the production of wine and oil, the squeezing and the pressing and we also collect the wild fruits from our forests , traditionally considered to be one of the bases that characterize our local cuisine. During the winter, with the arrival of the frosts we end our labors but we also have to start preparing the land for the new year to come and we have

time to devote ourselves to more domestic chores. Of course we always have our farm animals to look after. The food processing is challenging and goes hand in hand with the local tradition, to sustain the authenticity of ancient flavors and discovering new ones, thus giving the opportunity to gourmet fanatics to acquire the most authentic recipes , the methods of cultivation and preservation.

The culinary skills of Camilla, joined with the hard labors of Alberto, will allow you to take advantage of the exquisite cold meats, salamis, bruschette and cheeses produced on the farm and we will be honored to prepare you memorable full course meals with traditional dishes, accompanied by Chianti DOC and DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil; all obviously of our own produce and of course our products can be purchased directly on the farm. Camilla also offers her services as a professional tour guide, organizing trips and excursions all over Siena and its territory and enriching them with thorough descriptions and explanations. Albert, instead, offers his own experience and skills in the arts, by offering sculpture and painting classes. Among the various projects under construction, in the future Piaggione will be able to offer cooking classes as well as organizing educational strolls along the paths of the vegetable gardens. Also at a stones throw from Piaggione recently has been established a horseback riding center , with a full range of activities related to equestrian trekking through the ancient roads of the Chianti hills.

More Details

Details for LA NOSTRA 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This is the largest apartment of Piaggione of Serravalle and for years was used as the manor house. With its crackling fireplaces, located in the cozy living room, it preserves the taste and the philosophy of everyday rural life. Renovated with all modern appliances, it's located on the first floor of the main farmhouse. The huge living room, the focal point of the apartment, consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room with a hard wood table that was made out of a thirteenth-century church door and a comfortable lounge in which you can feel free to gather to taste the fruits of our labors and local delis. The apartment's night wing, restored in the local traditional style, is composed of three bedrooms, two queen size and one double, a well equipped bathroom with both shower and bathtub. The fabulous private terrace has tables, chairs and even a barbecue and is an ideal space to enjoy the warm summer evenings. Besides the spectacular views that can be enjoyed from the house

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
CAMILLA (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

About CAMILLA

Camilla is a licensed tour guide that has been operating for over thirty in Siena and its province. Together with her husband Alberto, at her mothers death, despite the hard times, she decided to roll up her sleeves and take control of the project, proving not only to be fit for the task but demonstrating a strong character suitable for the role. She undertook challenging decisions, always dictated by a spirit of loving-kindness and far-sighted choices that rewarded her over the years and that culminated in this wonderful masterpiece.

Camilla is fluent in English, French and German and her vast knowledge of local history and art of the area, together with her fascinating savoir faire, guarantee unforgettable tours and excursions to explore Siena and its treasures. Her passion for the authentic taste of local cuisine, is high-flown in her first-class preparation of typical dishes that she cooks and serves in unforgettable dinners accompanied by Chianti wines of her own production in front of somewhat a fairy tale landscape.

CAMILLA purchased this farmhouse in 1920

What makes this farmhouse unique

for understand who we are visit our website www.ilpiaggionediserravalle.it

At Piaggione of Serravalle you will discover La Loggia , a small wellness paradise. Created from the predilection of the family for aesthetics, health and body care, La Loggia, with its large windows, treasures the most precious secrets for a complete physical and mental relaxation. You can let yourself go under soothing jets of hot water or to the 37 ° C of the indoor hot tub. In alternative, you can be enveloped by the warm therapeutic infrared sauna, until it reaches the adjustable temperatures up to 65 ° C. In between sessions, you can relax on our ergonomic lounge chairs, underneath the beautiful orchids and tropical plants. Descending the stone steps from La Loggia you will access the hammam area, inspired by the most renowned spas of the Etruscans and the Romans and a room entirely dedicated to the art of massage, with a comfortable shower and the glittering mosaics of the Turkish bath. The steam bath together with the chromotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as being beneficial to the skin and respiratory system, contributes to the proper relaxation of the mind and the body.

La Loggia del Piaggione has a very unique characteristic: it's a spa area that we let upon request so that you can enjoy it privately in company of friends or family.

We offer the following treatments

Hot tub with Jacuzzi 36/37 ° C: Being within the panoramic Loggia, it's always available even with cooler outside temperatures or at nighttime: you will be immersed in nature and protected by the large panoramic windows and can be used comfortably by four people,.

Infrared Sauna: Very beneficial for your body, but without the side effects of a traditional sauna, the operating temperature ranges from 45 to 60 °C and can be used by everyone.

Turkish Bath: The turkish bath, is a steam bath at 35-38 °C. The ambience decorated with mosaics is equipped with all comforts, a chromotherapy light, a small fountain to refres

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

LA NOSTRA
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

“un week end pieno relax”

  • 5 of 5

Agriturismo meraviglioso, pace e relax. La casa era molto calda, accogliente e dotata di ogni confort. Ci siamo riscaldati davanti ad un grande camino e rilassati nella SPA. Paesaggio bellissimo, tipico delle colline senesi. Grazie ancora ad Alberto e Camilla che ci hanno deliziato con la loro simpatia.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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“Beautiful Location and Gracious Hosts”

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Tuscany and we couldn't have stayed in a warmer, more friendly place. My family of four met my college roommate's family of four here and enjoyed a long weekend of beautiful views, superb hospitality, and most importantly, some incredible cooking and wine. Alberto and Camille were welcoming from the start. The wine from their vineyard is awesome and Alberto cooked three dinners for us which were all amazing. During the day we went to see Florence and Pisa (each a little more than an hour from the villa). At night we enjoyed the fireplace, wine, and superb dinners. We will return! The villa was very comfortable and had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Beautiful Location and Gracious Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Tuscany and we couldn't have stayed in a warmer, more friendly place. My family of four met my college roommate's family of four here and enjoyed a long weekend of beautiful views, superb hospitality, and most importantly, some incredible cooking and wine. Alberto and Camille were welcoming from the start. The wine from their vineyard is awesome and Alberto cooked three dinners for us which were all amazing. During the day we went to see Florence and Pisa (each a little more than an hour from the villa). At night we enjoyed the fireplace, wine, and superb dinners. We will return! The villa was very comfortable and had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Tuscany dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

Camilla and Alberto have a magical property that exceeded our expectations. The views are incredible and the houses are a wonderful mix of excellent amenities and traditional Italian decor. The hospitality goes above and beyond. They made our Tuscan dream come true and we plan to return to this amazing location. They are very special people that welcome you with ease and grace. We are grateful to have found this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Beautiful Tuscan Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Superbe semaine en famille chez nos Hôtes Camilla et Alberto. Le domaine est proche de Sienne et dans un cadre vraiment magnifique. N'hésitez surtout pas à déguster les plats savoureux concoctés par Camilla et Alberto avec une mention particulière pour la Pizza Party !!! Que de bons souvenirs à Main House ! Merci à eux ND

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Wonderful second time stay

  • 5 of 5

last year we were here for twee excellent weeks. We wanted to have that experience again. And came back this year for another two years.

And again we had a wonderful stay. Alberto and Camilla are the best hosts. They are very helpful and hospital. Besides that thay make the best dinners if you'd like. With a wide variety of dishes to choose from.

The area is wonderful decorated wit a lot of Alberto's sculptures. And the view is the best there is. Best enjoyed with their own wine!! (Buy some to take home!.

This year i brought my mountainbike. Wonderful trips i have made i the chianti area with nice route (also the famous l'eroica at the 'strada terra bianca') A the white gravel roads. Make sure your brakes work well.

All in all i would really recommend this place i you are looking for a place to stay in the chianti area.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
firenze
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vagliagli
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Impruneta
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vagliagli
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone. Amiata
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

website Chianti.it propose for you special theme and custom-made holiday, so to plan out your unique holiday in the Chianti region.

Special events, art, good food, wellness, fun and the typical warm Tuscan hospitality: let start to go exploring Tuscan beauties.

Once at Piaggione you will find a bronze sculpture that marks a line theimmaginary  border from everyday life to the new reality of our place. Thissculpture is  'Estia' which, as in the ancient Greek mythology,  symbolizes the custody of the gate, securing a place in the house untouched, announcingguests the safety, welfare, well-being that goes through self-knowledge.

How can we get in deep communication with our inner life when everyday life has deprived us of that ability to listen?

Here's a good reason to come to Piaggione

The five sculptural images that are found in outdoor tell you what this place has to offer: the chance to rediscover yourself through all the senses.

The housing of the place depicted by Estia reassures our inner calling for it to bedefended by a daily increasingly invasive and not very responsive to ourauthentic needs. If we place ourselves in listening to ourselves we will recoverour sensory dimension, we strip off the superfluous and we are in a position to be attuned to the world around us. A magic circle that connects the self with the other and with the entire universe.

Crossing the threshold we meet the five sculptures that symbolize, in turn, the senses, Taste, Smell, Touch, Hearing , Sight.They are there to remind us gradually, the value of the step by step tocommunicate with ourselves. So one at a time to recognize that we discover our essence of men and women of nowadays lacks a sensory snapshot spontaneity.

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Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo Berardenga Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$259
From
$372
Sat
$1,679
 
 
Low season
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$248
$1,453
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,467
 
 
Bassa Stagione
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,453
 
 
Pasqua
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,129
 
 
Bassa Stagione
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,791
 
 
Spring
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,904
 
 
media stagione
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,017
 
 
Medio alta
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,129
 
 
alta stagione
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,467
 
 
Pick Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,580
 
 
Alta stagione
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,129
 
 
Medio alta
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,017
 
 
Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,904
 
 
Fall 2
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,791
 
 
Bassa Stagione
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,453
 
 
Natale
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$353
$2,467
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,341
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

You can book the private use of the wellness center: the Spa -in the panoramic patio will be open for you 24h - is connected to the apartement for your best confort. Full relax for the week, includes free use of Jacuzzi,i 4 turkish steamed bath, bathrobs and slippers €500
3 half day entries € 300
5%discount for 2 weeks booking
10% discount for 3 weeks booking
15% discount for 4 weeks booking

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Amenities

Castelnuovo Berardenga Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • the fourth bedroom is shipped with an additional € 200 per week.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
At Piaggione of Serravalle you will discover La Loggia , a small wellness paradise. Created from the predilection of the family for aesthetics, health and body care, La Loggia, with its large windows, treasures the most precious secrets for a complete physical and mental relaxation. You can let yourself go under soothing jets of hot water or to the 37 ° C of the indoor hot tub. In alternative, you can be enveloped by the warm therapeutic infrared sauna, until it reaches the adjustable temperatures up to 65 ° C. In between sessions, you can relax on our ergonomic lounge chairs, underneath the beautiful orchids and tropical plants. Descending the stone steps from La Loggia you will access the hammam area, inspired by the most renowned spas of the Etruscans and the Romans and a room entirely dedicated to the art of massage, with a comfortable shower and the glittering mosaics of the Turkish bath. The steam bath together with the chromotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as being beneficial

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