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Il Castagno: la Castagnetta

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment for 4+2 people

The Space

Apartment for 4+2 people, superior kind, composed by 2 double or twin bedrooms each one with bathroom, wide living room with 2 single sofa beds and sat TV, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and fireplace , private outside garden enclosed with a hedge with table, chairs and sun umbrella. Very private.

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 few days
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

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Amenities

Gambassi Terme Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - double or twin
    Bedroom 2 - double or twin
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.17 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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.