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Beautiful Tuscan farmhouse in the heart of Chianti

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom farmhouse at the end of a private road, peace and stunning views

Casalone is a stunning 16th Century restored stone wall farmhouse in the heart of Chianti, 5 minutes drive from the town of Greve-in-Chianti, and 30 minutes from the city of Florence. It is situated just a few kms from the three medieval hamlets of Badia a Passignano, Montefioralle and Panzano in Chianti.

The stunning property is located at the end of a private road that has no through traffic.

Situated on top of a hill in it's own 4.5 hectares of olive groves and vineyards, the property faces south with uninterrupted views over the beautiful rolling Tuscan hills barely changed since medieval times.

The same views can be enjoyed from the private infinity pool set in an immaculate garden, the perfect place to be in the Tuscan summer heat!

The house sleeps 6-8 people and with lots of indoor and outdoor space, it is the perfect place for family and friends, for celebration or relaxation.

Some of the fresh produce to be found growing there include olives, grapes, pears, apples, cherries, walnuts, almonds, figs and peach. If it's in season, help yourself!

More Details

Owner
Barclay Morison
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Barclay Morison

I am from Scotland but now live in London. I have two children and love the outdoor, fresh air and sport.

Barclay Morison purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Barclay Morison chose Metropolitan City of Florence

The location is incredible if you want peace and quiet with beautiful views. A lot of loving work has gone into the garden and pool.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The pool, garden, fields and scenery are stunning, as are the local villages, all close by.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Montefioralle
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Circolo Golf Ugolino Firenze
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Montefioralle
Nearest Beach
135 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi

The Chianti area in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in the whole region, as well as the most well-known and appreciated by visitors from across the world. Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.

Amenities

Greve in Chianti Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf

Reviews

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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We rented this farmhouse for a week in late September. We loved every minute we were there. The property is beautiful - situated among olive groves, rows of cypress and fig trees. Quiet. Magical. Life-changing. The house itself has everything one could need - and more - and we found ourselves cooking many meals there. Dining under the stars. Swimming. Reading. Resting. Strolling. Though, if you prefer, it is only a short drive to many wonderful restaurants as well as other Tuscan highlights i.e. vineyards, cities etc. You will want for nothing. Barclay, the owner, was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with and provides his guests with ample information not only about the home but also the area. The host of Casalone, Ester, is extraordinary. We fell in love! She stocked our kitchen with requested items before we arrived, helped arrange dinner reservations and provided great recommendations for vineyard visits and so on. She also shared her love of Italy - its food, music, wine - and provided the warmest possible welcome one could imagine. I suppose the true measure of a vacation is the degree of sadness felt upon departure. In that regard, the stay at Casalone measured very high indeed as we were greatly saddened to say goodbye. Our deepest thanks to Barclay and Ester. We will hope for another visit soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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private, peaceful, great views

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our recent stay at Villa Casalone. 7 of us total stayed (6 adults and 1 child) and we were all quite comfortable. The layout of the property is quite unique with plenty of outdoor space to roam - the wood fired BBQ was well equipped with a enough wood and kindling to last cooking all week. Ester the host showed us all around and was available at any time with questions regarding the property. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5

It is always the little things that make the difference between a lovely holiday villa and something even more special.

Casalone has special touches in abundance!

From the moment we arrived and were shown around by wonderful Ester we felt at home.

The setting is more beautiful than we could have wished and the carefully designed interior is perfect.

Long evenings sitting on the terrace, lazy days spent peacefully by the pool - the perfect place to share with family and friends.

Greve a short drive down the exciting hillside has lovely restaurants and a good supermarket.

The villa is in an excellent position for touring Chianti if you can drag yourself away from Casalone.

Thank you Barclay and Ester for allowing us to share your Tuscan retreat we had a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a fantastic villa set in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful location with great views. Very peaceful but close to Greve en Chianti for shopping and Florence and Siena for sightseeing. The villa was very well equipped and the pool was quite remarkable. Ester the host was fantastic. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casalone is a perfect retreat, providing complete privacy and tranquility in the beautiful Tuscan hills. The house and kitchen are incredibly well equipped, with everything you could possibly need. Although it's clearly loved by its owners you don't feel like you're intruding - quite the contrary - you get the sense they're keen for others to enjoy this truly special place as much as they do. It's the perfect environment in which to wind down and relax (which I find very hard to do!). The garden, terrace and pool are incredibly hard to tear yourself away from, even just to pop into Greve for provisions (don't miss the Falorni butcher shop in the old square - even as a vegetarian I couldn't help but marvel at it (there's also a cheese room, bistro and wine tasting).

As we didn't want to drive in the evenings and there were seven of us to cook for, we treated ourselves to two meals catered in, organised by the ever-helpful Ester. One was hosted by a chef and a sommelier from a restaurant in Florence, with wine pairing. The other was by Ester herself, who went to enormous lengths to ensure everyone's dietary requirements were catered for. Both were utterly fabulous and unforgettable. Highly recommended! The cost per head was equivalent to a decent restaurant but with the added comfort of our own wonderful surroundings. In Greve there's a takeaway/delivery pizzeria (Non Solo Pizza on the main road opposite the Co-op) that's excellent value for money (5 to 6 euro for a huge, delicious pizza), which was perfect for an easy night of quaffing Aperol spritz on the terrace without having to cook.

As you can gather, this was a foodie trip for us as we'd already visited the area several times before to see all the sights. The roads are very windy and getting anywhere takes longer than you think it will. Having said that, we did go to Florence, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni as members of our party hadn't been, but we will return to Casalone and simply spend most of our time there. The owner (Barclay) and Ester are so lovely and helpful that you're made to feel very welcome and comfortable.

I wholeheartedly agree with the comments made by previous reviewers and have tried to share different information. We had such a good time and were so bowled over by it that it's almost tricky to know where to start and not repeat what others have already said. Every day I daydream about a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

The house is warm and nice, we use every part and was just great, enjoyed the fantastic views of the terrace, the kitchen is for fun cooking and good conversation, I slept like a baby. I can stay there forever and I am definitely going back. Ester was really nice and help us with everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $589.14

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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