|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Villa Arnica B is a graceful cottage surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. It sleeps four people. From Villa Arnica B you will enjoy a thrilling view of the Chianti hills and of the vineyards. Villa Arnica B is 100 square meters (1076 square feet). It features a private jacuzzi pool, a private terrace, a private patio, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access. It features a shared swimming pool.
You will be roughly 1.5 km (one mile) from Castellina in Chianti, where you will find restaurants and shops.
To stay at Villa Arnica B you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, in a reserved parking space. Please note that access to Villa Arnica B is along an 800-meter (half-a-mile) unpaved road.
Villa Arnica B is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Villa Arnica B.
Villa Arnica A and Villa Arnica B are separate homes, both resting on the summit of a low hill surrounded by verdant woods, vineyards and olive groves. The villas are about 30 meters apart and each has a private outdoor area for their exclusive use, along with the communal garden and large swimming pool that are shared by both villas.
The two buildings were part of an old monastery dating back to the mid-15th century. The complex was lovingly restored to preserve it's antique charm. You'll be in the heart of the Chianti hills, where Tuscany's most famous wine is made, between Siena and Florence.
On the ground floor of Villa Arnica A are two spacious rooms non included in the villa rental. They're furnished for hosting parties and receptions of up to 50 people. Guests of Villa Arnica are welcome to make use of these reception rooms on request for an extra fee.
As guests of Villa Arnica B you will have at your disposal a Jacuzzi pool available only from September until June. In the Summer time you have access to a large swimming pool shared with other guests staying at the complex.
The swimming pool is 6 meters (20 feet) large by 16 meters (52 feet) long, from 1.20 meter (4 feet) to 2 meters (6.6 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, sun loungers and external showers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a gorgeous view of the Tuscan hills and of the vineyards. You will share the pool with the guests staying at the complex, at another nearby apartment. It is open from mid-May until mid-October.
The patio is 60 square meters (645 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a pergola and by trees. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the patio you will have a splendid view of the valley. You will share the patio with the guests staying at the complex, at another nearby apartment.
The garden is partly shaded by olive trees and by pinetrees. It is equipped with a table, chairs and an hammock. From the garden you will enjoy a splendid view of the valley. You will share the garden with the guests staying at the complex, at another nearby apartment.
The terrace is 20 square meters (215 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of the Chianti hills and of the vineyards.
The patio is 15 square meters (160 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a wood roof. It is equipped with a table and chairs. Here you will also find a barbecue.
Garden with Jacuzzi pool
In the garden there will be a private area for your own exclusive use. The garden features an above-ground heated Jacuzzi pool with hydromassage (2 by 2 meters, 6.5 by 6.5 feet). It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the garden you will enjoy a gorgeous view of the valley and of the vineyards.
The furnishings of the living room are rural and characteristic of the Tuscan house. The furnishings include a divan bed for one guest (available upon request with an additional cost -- please contact our staff in advance). There is a marvellous fireplace made of bricks. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a flat-screen satellite television (local channels). The room has a window with a view of the greenery and of the hills.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the living room. It is equipped with a cooker with four gas burners and one electric burner, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a kettle.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a traditional wooden matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed).
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two wrought iron twin beds (80 cm/32 inches).
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
You will be able to reach the laundry room from the garden. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.
Amazing location. Kitchen needs revamping - no bench space. Utensils and saucepans need to be close at hand when cooking - not in the living room. A mat on the floor would be warmer underfoot in the living room.
Keep up the good work!
Villa Arnica B was lovely with everything you would need.
The kitchen is a little small, but it is very well equipped. The area is beautiful and there is plenty of wildlife. The pool area is beautiful and the grounds are well looked after. The cottage has 3 private sitting out areas, which we loved. The Jacuzzi pool was useful, although a couple of evenings we were plagued by insects, par for the course, I guess, near water. The laundry room with the washing machine also very useful.
We weren't keen on the track down to the villa as it is very steep and bumpy, but we did get used to it. The only problem we found with regard to the peace and quiet, is that there seem to be a lot of dogs (hunting) in the valley nearby, and they did bark a lot at certain times.
All in all the cottage was excellent, we had debated whether to rent the larger property on the site, but I’m glad we opted for the cottage, as I think the outside areas were better.
Pierangela [the caretaker] was very helpful, friendly, and I got the impression that nothing would be too much trouble.
I think Summer In Italy are excellent. I found the site quite by accident. Melanie has always been exceptionally helpful, anything I have asked, she has found me an answer.