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Il Castagno: casa l'Arco

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 172 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The apartment can host 4+2 people. It is composed by 2 double or twin bedrooms each one with bathroom living room with fully equipped kitchen and sat TV and dishwasher, outside eating area with tables, chairs, parasoland nice view.

IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY....

The position of Il Castagno offers a splendid opportunity to reap the most beautiful fruits of art and Tuscan civilisation. The property also lies within the territory which is due to become the 'Parco Minerario e Termale' of Gambassi and Montaione.

HISTORY

The historical events of 'Il Castagno' are part of the great history of an area that has felt the influence of the bordering possessions of Florence, Pisa and Siena. In ancient times it was certainly a 'passage way': for the Etruscans to the town of Volterra, for the Romans there was the Via Clodia from Siena to Lucca and in tha middleages travellers like the archbishop Sigerico of Canterbury, who recalls the Church of Santa Maria in Chianni at Gambassi in the book of his travels in Italy before the year 1000, took the Via Francigena.

'Il Castagno' was recorded as early as 970 as bolonging to the Bishop of Volterra. It was badly damaged and sacked by Piccinnino's troops in 1430 and by the Sienise army which spent the night there on 13 June 1554. The Villa was built around 1600 by the Senatoria dei Rinuccini family, both as their own country home and to administer the other properties they had acquired in the area.

In around 1815 it was inherited by the Marchesi Capponi of Florence.

The Grand Duke of Tuscany visited the house on several occasions.

In 1834 it passed to Marchese Attilio Incontri as part of the dowry brought by his wife, Donna Ortensi, daughter of Marchese Gino Capponi.

The original property extended for thousands of hectares from the river Era to the river Elsa.

Through the centuries 'Il Castagno' became an example for many other farms, but this did not save it from being divided up to what it is today.

In 1998 the Bottai family, well known constructors from San Romano Val d'Arno, acquired 'Il Castagno'.

More Details

Property Manager
Paola & Maria Teresa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence or Pisa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
I fiori ( opened from may to september ).
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Castelfiorentino
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Boscotondo
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Marina di Pisa
Car: necessary

Amenities

Gambassi Terme Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 172 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Vancouver Canada
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Nice comfortable accommodations in an historic hilltop villa with veiws of the tuscan countryside. Within 20 minutes drive from San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo, Montaione, and numerous other interesting sites. It has a good restaurant , Il Castagno, right at the end of the driveway and another, Boscotondo, just 1 km away. Teresa and Paola were very helpful with directions, recomendations, and even arranged for a driver to take us to Assizi for the day. The rooms were nicely appointed and kitchens adequately supplied that we could easily cook all of our meals there or go out as we liked. Meeting the family of deer on site and hand feeding them was a special part of our time there.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Stay tax $1.18 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.
Tax Rate 10.0%

Any sofa-bed or third bed cost € 15 x person x day. To pay on site
Deposit of € 200 on arrival by credit card Visa or Mastercard

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.