La Tana (4 persons)
is the most family friendly apartment of 5 accommodations. Its located on the ground floor of the 3BR/2BA “Casa Acacia” farmhouse - also a rental unit - which is a combination of 'Tana' and the loft apartment 'Bellavista' .
The house is slightly set apart , therefore guarantees privacy.
'La Tana' can be reached going down a paved walkway. The entrance is up 4 steps from the sun terrace ( pool area view ).
Inside well-equipped dining room/kitchen (with 4ring gas stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer)
The apartment has 2 cosy double rooms sleeping a max of 4, 1 shower/WC as well as lovely rose-covered winter garden-style sitting room.
The large south-oriented terrace with view onto pool, playground and gardens is one of the largest and is well equipped with garden furniture, sunbeds and bbq . The huge, old acacia tree in front of the terrace, that gave this house its name as well as an ancient vine of more then 100 years, covered with sweet white grapes, give shade
Its a fantastic apartment with lots of charm and its own more then 350 years of history .
During the general restoration 12 years ago, and the retouches of 2013 the old cotto vault ceilings and terracotto floors remained intentially un-changed. All rooms are handpainted in the typical warm colours of a Tuscan country home : shades of yellow and orange. this and some pieces of typical 'arte povera' furnitures give you the feeling of living in an ambiente of ...once upon the time ....
The house itself was constructed with quarystones by the farmers when clearing woodlands and macchia slopes to prepare land for vineyards and olivegroves .Stones that traditionally were use for building houses or terrassed-walls. Its original use was as stable for sheep and goats and as a hayloft. Prove of this give the typical vault ceilings, the cottofloors, narrow doors and the small windows .The old stairscase and doors sills of local grey sandstone are trodded down by thousands of feet that passed them within the last few hundred of years
Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sunbeds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding maddows and vast macchia covered hills of this private property of more then 76 ha.
Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps on well marked trails. Or simply take a stroll on our meditation trail along the small creek with its waterfalls, walk up to the waterlily pond or through the valley to the nearby town of Castellina in Chianti.
Or take a dip in the large community swimming pool that you share with very few other guests (5,5x11x1,50m and 2x3m splashpool entrance platform for the smallest, ). During the cooler season you may use my private pool house - unheated water.
The extended leisure areas and wellcared gardens of more then 2 ha , equipped with garden furniture, the childrens playground with soccer field, ping-pong table, sandbox with fairhouse and swing, .are the pride of the German owner and her staff. Cascades of flowers, rose bushes, citrus fruits as well as the surrounding meadows with many rare types of orchids and wild herbs create the unforgettable image of a lost paradise..
Animated is this small paradise by various cats, 2 freeroaming wellbehaved dogs (1 male, 1 lively female), a pictoresque small herd of cameroon sheep, chicken, geese, ducks, pigeons and more.
Stunning the variaty of birds and butterflies as well as fireflies. And with a bit of patience one may also see wild boars, deer and roe deer, foxes, badgers and porcupines as well as the rare Tuscan eagle that breeds in our valley.
The housing complex is surrounded by grass, gravel - as well as terracotta paved walks and stairs which join the different levels with their romantic porches and apartments. Several natural quarry stone terraces with solitary trees like cypresses, acacia, pine and oak trees are leading to the small creek where the real wild nature begins.
Admire the increditable variaty if wild flowers and walk along small trails that we cut right through the maddows - amazing the spectacle of fireflies in late May and June, the rare songs of the our numerous nightingales and the concert of hundreds of birds in the morning and evening. Because of its privacy and our efforts this is still a rare paradise - and only minutes from the next town center !!!
When planing your trip take in consideration that due to our perfect location, most important sights can be easily reached within 1 hours drive.
Also please dont forget to leave some space for one of the many concerts, horseback riding or some evening with newfound friends or maybe a halfday cookery course with local dishes. Extremes like biking on the new trail up at the Apennin mountains or island hoping on the Tuscan coast are also possible.
Enjoy a dream vacation in Tuscany's heart - the 'Chianti Classico' region - only few miles from Florence and Siena, easy to reach from Pisa and Florence airport - surrounded by the the world-famous landscape of extended vineyards, silvery olive groves, vast forests, colorful macchia and solitary estates.
The 16th century privately owned Val Verde - a 76 ha large property, is situated inmidst the natural resort area of the 'Oasis del Chianti'- which guarantees absolute privacy and peace. Its various farmhouse accommodations are situated only 2 kilometres from the famous wine town Castellina in Chianti with shopping facilities and restaurants. Other famous towns and cities