|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Old farmhouse between Val di Chio and Valdichiana, close to Castiglion Fiorentino. Casa Caldesi is placed only 8 km far from the village of Castiglion Fiorentino, industrious centre of the Chiana Valley endowed with shops and services and, in the narrow medieval lanes surrounded with ancient period buildings, with typical 'trattorie' and Tuscan restaurants where it will be pleasant to taste the most renowned dishes of village food. The house is situated on the top of the 'Passo della Foce', in the tiny hamlet of Caldesi, from where you can glimpse an incredible view on the Val di Chio which, with its green, wooded hills, connects the Valdichiana to the Valtiberina and to the border with Umbria.
Pool and terrace-solarium, apartments in respect of tradition. The old restored farmhouse hosts on the ground floor some premises sometimes used by the owners, whereas, going up a cosy, external staircase you can reach the terrace-solarium equipped with table and chairs to enjoy outdoor meals. From the terrace you can either reach the apartments, or through some steps, the beautiful private swimming pool (size m. 10x5, depth m. 1-1,40), equipped with sun umbrella and sun beds. At clients disposal also a barbecue, wood burning oven, a typical stove and a car spot inside the property. Furnishing is functional and comfortable, with some valuable, local antiques, a family inheritance that the owners have restored with care and respecting tradition.
Distance from shops Castiglion Fiorentino km 8,00
Distance from motorway A1 Monte San Savino km 25,00
Distance from main cities Arezzo km 30,00, Siena km 80,00, Perugia km 70,00, Firenze km 110,00, Roma km 230,00
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
Going up a stone, external staircase you can reach the wide terrace-solarium where you find the entrance to the house which is divided into two independent units. The first unit with entrance on living-dining room with kitchen corner, bathroom with shower, two double bedrooms both with access to a panoramic balcony. The second unit with entrance on living-dining room with kitchen corner, bathroom with shower, double bedroom with access to the panoramic balcony.
EQUIPMENT: washing machine, dishwasher, oven (2), freezer (2), filter coffee maker, moka coffee maker, toaster, CD player, iron and ironing board, high chair, SAT TV, wood burning oven and stove, fly screens.
Het was fantastisch !! Mooi huisje boven op een berg met een mooi zwembad. Alles omheind dus ideaal met een hond en kinderen. Super lieve eigenaren elke dag brachten ze wel wat lekkers. Heerlijke tomaten, eieren en groente. 1 nadeel je zit midden in de natuur en het was er in onze tijd erg warm dus veel steekvliegen.
[English translation courtesy of Easy Reserve] It was fantastic !! Nice cottage atop a hill with a nice pool. All fenced in so ideal with a dog and children. Super sweet owners they brought something nice every day. Delicious tomatoes, eggs and vegetables. 1 drawback you are surrounded by nature and it was in our time very hot so many swarms of flies.
We had a wonderful time at Casa Caldesi. Some friends and I were on a multiple country vacation, and had been go go go for over a week. The Casa was the perfect place to relax and just enjoy our surroundings. The home was very comfortable and the owners were so friendly and helpful. Each day we were surprised with homemade treats and fresh produce from their garden. Such a great treat. It was a nice break to be able to make dinner instead of eating out all of the time. Although we were a bit outside of town, we still close to beautiful historic towns and amazing wineries. After a 4 week long vacation, our time at Casa Caldesi was one of our favorite parts.
The owner of the house are unbelievable friendly, helpful and warm-hearted people. They gave us nearly every day something out of their garden (tomatos, grap, potato...) and help us when every hint was needed. Also the daughter (Francesca) is unbelievable friendly and helpful. She gave us together with her parents a lot of hints what to do or to visit. In addition some practical hints for traveling via train and others are beneficial for us. We feel like "part of the family" and we only can recommend this location without any restriction. Especially Francesca gave us the feeling that she stands by for question 24 hours per day. Her hints for markets, flea markets, restaurants, shopping centers, parking rooms in Arezzo etc. are valuable. This family is unbelievable, unforgettable experience for us (we stay there togehter with the complete family 2 sons in the age of 15 and 18 and they also very very well)
great villa! very spacious, well equipped, clean, nice terrace, great views, very relaxing swimming pool. nice owners, bringing fruit and vegetables and cleaning the pool.
We had a lovely time, a nice house in a big plot with vegatables, fruit and a very kind couple attending. We were spoiled with fruit, cakes, wine etc. In the village you can vind everything you need, Cortona, Arezzo and Sienna nearbye. Umbrië, lago trasimeno and surroundimgs in acceptabel Distance. Car needed to go to shops for daily shopping.
We (2 adults, 2 kids < 3y) have just left after 8 nights at Casa Caldesi, having thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Although initially hard to find, once there we were greeted by our host and we were made most welcome. Our apartment was beautifully decorated, clean and very spacious for the 4 of us. Nice rooms with great beds and typical tuscany furniture. We enjoyed having a "nonna & nonno" as well as a dog and chickens around, and being in an working agricultural grove (olive, fruits, vegetables, wine) added to the attraction for both adults and kids. Despite our lack of Italian and the minimal English/French/Spanish of the "nonna & nonno" we enjoyed fresh eggs, fruits & vegetables nearly every day and besides the clean and wide pool - it all added to the fun of our holiday. We can recommend this place to anyone happy to look after themselves in quiet and beautiful surroundings but somewhat off the beaten track and city (dis-)comforts. Thanks to our gracious hosts - we are looking forward to visit Casa Caldesi again.