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At the lake is a hayloft in Chianti, 5 min from the centre of Siena

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Private house, hot tub and pool, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, panoramic view

The hut at the lake is an amazing private house located at the gates of Siena, it offers a large private garden that surrounds it at 360° and is fenced, equipped with a roofed parking, a swimming pool that offers an amazing panorama, hot tub, where you can relax even thanks to the chromo therapy and enjoy a breath-taking view of Chianti. 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, of which one is equipped with hot tub, a large living room, a dining room, as well as a well equipped kitchen. The house is located at 5 minutes from the centre of Siena, from the motorway to Florence and Arezzo and the supermarket, bars, drug stores, gas station, banks, and much more. The hut is fully constructed in stone; it's developed on two floors and has a 200 m² surface. The large living room is equipped of a large stone chimney and outside, in the garden, you can find a large barbecue. On the upper floor, there are the bedrooms, all doubles, one of which equipped with a queen-size bed plus a single bed, and all of them have air-conditioning. In winter, the house is equipped with autonomous central gas heating and is ideal for winter holidays even for the use of the hot tub. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, docking station, Sat TV, DVD player; while in the kitchen you will find all the modern fittings like espresso coffee machine "Lavazza style", kettle, fridge and freezer, microwave, large oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Always in the kitchen, you will find extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, spices, salt and pepper, sugar, detergent, and dishes.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2017

About Francesca

I am Francesca mother of Alice and wife of Francesco, I live and work at Siena as a freelance architect and I've put all my soul in this house. The house belongs to my family from 1960 but at the time, it was a hayloft. My father, who was an engineer, had the dream to build his studio. He died when I was 19, without accomplishing his dream. Therefore, I signed myself into the architecture school of Florence, and as soon as I graduated, I renovated the hut trying to shape that dream, into reality. I have lived in this house for 6 beautiful years, until 2009, when my princess Alice was born and I decided to move near my mother, since my husband had a restaurant and was never at home. Since then, I rent the house to my guests, I always try to make them feel at home and try to pass onto them the great passion that connects me to this place.

Francesca purchased this chateau / country house in 1960

Why Francesca chose Chianti Senese

I believe that renting the hut is the best way of keeping the place efficient, beautiful, and take care of it year round, trying to share what this magical place has to offer.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Great privacy but not isolated, panoramic, with breath-taking views on the vineyards and the Chianti hills, extremely quiet and filled with peace. Very close to the historical centre and all the amenities, equipped with all commodities. From here, numerous paths to explore Chianti start, either on foot or bicycle. It offers the possibility to organize events such as birthdays, weddings, baptisms, thanks to its large garden, but also cooking courses and much more. I am available for the guests to organize any type of tour, either eno-gastronomic (wine tour), or any art and culture trip, exploring the neighbour cities like Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, private and exclusive visits to wineries, where you can find the owner personally that will show you the process of the wine production, cooking courses, personal trainer on site and much more.


Castelnuovo Berardenga Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , You can put a crib or cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning and wooden floors
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Typical Tuscan diners can be organized at home, guided tasting tours, if you would like to find your grocery shopping at home, please send us your list and we will deliver it to the house upon your arrival.


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(37 traveler reviews)

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At the lake is a hayloft in Chianti, 5 min from the centre of Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful House and gardens.

  • 5 of 5

Cappana was more than we had expected. The views from the house and garden are spectacular. The house is really well laid out with three lovely bathrooms and three good sized double bedrooms which are all tastefully decorated and have excellent storage for clothes. The kitchen is large and well stocked with enough equipment and crockery. There are various areas for eating and a very comfortable area for sitting and chilling and an open fire if the weather is a bit chilly. The garden is well kept and offers an eating area, sitting area, together with various chairs and lounges for enjoying the sun. There is also a large hot tub which is sheltered from the sun. All areas of the garden have superb views over vineyards and hills towards the south. There is also a small play area for younger children. Our host, Francesca, was lovely and extremely helpful, offering tours for wine tasting and towns/cities. Francesca and her mother also provided a masterclass in pasta making - this was lots of fun. They then provided a typical Tuscan meal to include plenty of wine! This was a wonderful holiday for our family of six, plus a baby. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julia I was very impressed by your lovely family, a rarity to meet today. It was a pleasure to have you as my guests, and I thank you for the care you had of my house: my first goal is to make feel my guests at home and you did it at all becouse you took care of my house as it was yours. Thank you for this, thank you for your kindness and for all, a big hug, Francesca
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment I emailed Francesca about her beautiful home, I knew it was the place for me to stay. The farmhouse is spectacular, the views are breath taking and the house it self provides every comfort of home. The house was so clean and comfortable. The hot tub was also amazing every evening we really enjoyed that. As for Francesca she is the perfect host and couldn't do enough for us. Was there at every phone call, text, what's app. She also provided superb recommendations to wineries and restaurants and site seeing worth every penny. Francesca is also an amazing tour guide who brought us to Florence for the day and provided information and history you couldn't get with a big tour. We were enarmoured the whole time. Thank you Francesca for everything we loved your home and can't wait to come back soon. This a is a 10 star in my opinion

Thank you

Your new friends


Deirdre, Don, Denise and Doreen

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We (four of us) stayed for a week in early November. The villa is lovely with a fantastic location and breathtaking scenery. We did need the rental car, but distances to the surrounding towns are not great. The villa is beautifully equipped, especially the kitchen, and the whole house is immaculate. Francesca cooked two delicious and wonderfully Tuscan dinners for us. She was so friendly and we all felt very welcome. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, Missouri

Beautiful setting - great house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at this beautiful property just outside of Siena. The house, the pool, the hot tub, the view - absolutely fabulous. You do need a car to get around (to grocery, old city Centro in Siena and surrounding hill towns). Francesca is very helpful - an especially gracious host. I would highly recommend this property for afamily or a group of friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham England

The Capanna

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at the Capanna. There are no words to describe the beauty of this Villa, the location is stunning and even though you are so close to large towns it is so peaceful and quiet.

We stayed for two weeks with our three daughters aged 12, 10 and 7...they loved the pool and the hot tub and myself and my husband enjoyed relaxing with a glass of local wine enjoying the scenery.

The villa itself is so homey and has everything you need, the owner Francesca is so accommodating and ensures you have everything you need.

The location is perfect you are so close to restaurants, bars and supermarkets but I would advise you hire a car.

We will definitely be returning...

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Environnement calme avec vue magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines excellentes au calme dans une maison fort agréable.L'accueil de Francesca est très chaleureux et sa confiance en ses hôtes totale.Situation géographique idéale pour visiter cettte belle région , à 9 min de la Coop et 15 min du centre ville de Sienne. La maison est équipée de toute les commodités que l'on peut attendre et le bain à bulles fort agréable par météo moyenne.

Nous vous recommandons sans retenue cette maison et sa situation idéale, voiture nécessaire!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Veranda
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The hut is located at the gates of the city of Siena and on the slopes of Chianti, at 3 minutes from the Siena-Florence junction, 5 min by car from the historical centre of Siena. It is ideal for whoever that wants to visit the historic town or take a tour to the historical city of San Gimignano, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Montepulciano, and many more.


Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo Berardenga Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July and august 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
End Summer 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
last october
Oct 23 2017 - Nov 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late autumn 2017
Nov 12 2017 - Dec 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 25 2018
6 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
July and august 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
end summer 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Oct 8 2018 - Oct 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late autumn 2018
Oct 21 2018 - Nov 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
November 2018
Nov 12 2018 - Nov 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 17 2018
6 night minimum stay
X-Mas 2018
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 3 2019
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $581.4
Stay tax $4.65 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Refund: no refund is available for the deposit, the balance will be refund if the cancellation of the reservation will be done 3 month before your arrive.

Heating €2,00/mc
Tourist tax in high season 4,00 euro per person per night
Fire wood 30,00 euro per week
tourist tax 4,00 euro per person per night (high season)

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