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Nora

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany

35 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Volterra Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

The exclusive farm Spicchiaiolona, now a beautiful villa, with the two houses “Acasa” and “Il Castelletto”, which with its ancient stone-walls can tell you a secular history, lies in the heart and in one of the most beautiful places of Tuscany (12 km eastward from Volterra, 20 km west from San Gimignano) nearby the open road between Colle di Val D’Elsa and Volterra on a hill with a wide panorama. All around you’ll see cornfields, woods and olive groves.

Acasa (two floors: ground and first by stairs) is an hour from cultural centres as Florence, Pisa, or Siena and from the refreshing sea. It offers you good room for 8-10 adults and is perfect for families or bigger groups. Acasa has 4 big double rooms, 1 single room (with two saparated beds), a terrace, a living room and a big kitchen. A fireplace with wood, electricity, constant warm water, 2 bathrooms with shower (and on demand, heating in every room) are at complete disposal. An invitingly wonderful swimming pool (20 x 4 m) offers you a nice place where you can appreciate the fantastic view and Tuscan atmosphere.

Whose choice?: Acasa is perfect for 2 or a big family. It has as much space as you want to relax, to play, to make a trip etc. A swimming pool 20 m long and 4 m large invites you to bathe and, from the terrace beside it, you can admire an unforgettable view. Close to the pool you will find a wood-burning oven to cook your pizzas and a little kitchen, which completes our offer. Couples, families or friends from overseas may rent it for long periods and invite their friends to come by.

The beautiful location: A wonderful accommodation: hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere, peace and silence. A lot of room for children, a parking space, a refreshing swimming pool, the Tuscan landscape with its hills, cypresses, olive-trees, cornfields and woods, the sunshine, the brightness, the rare sound of nature - all this will give you a wonderful holiday. The house is situated on a 10.000 sqm ground surrounded by fields and woods.

Winter in Tuscany: The house is lovely during the winter for vacations or a longer stay for studies. Ask for special conditions.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nora (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews
5

Amazing views great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful hilltop location with amazing views all around. 20 mins drive to voltera and 30 mins drive to San gigiamano. Michael was an incredible host , could not have been more helpful. Hope to be back there one day. Fantastico!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words, which make Nora and me flush. We give our best and will continue to do so, but to be fair, it's much more the magic of the place, the south, the history, the culture, the architecture, the pool, the Mediterranean kitchen and the local people that allowed you to enjoy your vacation fully. Looking forward to welcome you as a member of our growing group of guests regularly coming back.
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4

Wonderful landscape, spacious rooms and great hosts

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with the house. Clean, having plain but large bedrooms and a nice kitchen. We were a big group of 9 including two children but the house felt spacious. The view from the house and from the garden is really beautiful. Nice pool area too.

Michael and Eleonora were really friendly and made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words. We are pleased you liked it and you and your children had enough room. It was a pleasure to have you all on the pool area preparing some real Italian pizzas.
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5

A real Tuscan dream

  • 5 of 5

A real country house, impeccably decorated, where people have lived and worked for many centuries. At the top of a very steep hill, it was large in space, very clean, with a very well equiped kitchen. The property's many trees and garden (vines, olive and lemon trees) were very well maintained, the landscape, a dream. An ideal starting point for those who want to visit Pisa, Sienna and Florence. The large pool was a magnet for the children and adults.

A house, a site that was very hard to leave.

Nora and Michael were the best hosts, providing information and arranging reservations for restaurants and wine-tasting.

Their son, Lorenz, facilitated on the Net all the rental details prior to our arrival.

An anchor for a first time rental across the seas.

The house is near Volterra, the perfect Tuscan hill town.

I would recommend this property to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holland
5

Great house in the heart of Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Spicchiaolano June 2010 for 10 days. We have really nice memories of this time. During the day the view and surroundings are beautifull and exactly what we expected from the Tuscan landscape. In the evening and night the area gets a romantic and magical touch because of all the fire flies that surround the house, a really nice suprise! We have been told the fire flies are only there around the month May and June.

The location of the house is good to discover the nice villages of Tuscany or visit Florance. Our part of the house had a great big kitchen with a nice terras, great for BBQ and enjoying Italian wines, cheeses and sausages till late in the evening. The pool is big and has a great view. The owners are friendly, helpfull and come with nice suggestions for restaurants and day trips. Next to that the Italian people are so nice for small children, you can easily bring them to restaurants and trattoria's and enjoy the nice food!

We would really like to return here some day and enjoy the heart of Tuscany!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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scotland
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property in March 2010. The house itself is situated high up in the mountains and is more than worth the slightly scary drive in the dark.

The house itself has a beautiful outlook and is very well presented. The main rooms and bedroom are well furnished with a well equipped kitchen supplying everything you could need.

Sadly we didnt get the chance to try out the pool as it was cold and snowing during our visit but that still didnt spoil the beauty of the property and the surrounding area.

The owners were more than helpful, happy to assist with everything we needed, couldn't fault their hospitality.

i would definitely recommend this property for anyone wanting to experience rural Tuscany with a touch of luxury.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Très beau séjour au coeur de la Toscane

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné dans cette belle maison tout près de Volterra au début octobre 2015 pendant 4 nuits.

Tout était parfait, les propriétaires sont super sympatiques et accueillants.

La maison était propre, la cuisine très bien équipée pour faire la nourriture, les chambres sont grandes, etc.

Excellent séjour et nous recommandons cette maison pour tout groupe !

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chers hôtes, merci pour les fleurs. Avec nos meilleurs salutations pour le temps à venir, Eleonore et Michael
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florence, Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
a few of minuts
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Bagnaia (50 km), Castelfalfi (30 km)
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
a few of minuts, Pizzeria (4 km), Volterra
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: recommended

Volterra, “the city of wind and cliffs”, is full of surprises: cultural spots like Etruscan arches, walls and tombs, a Roman theatre and medieval architecture; artisans and their alabaster and gold craftwork as well as excellent restaurants will help spoiling you. Alabaster- and goldsmiths invite you for shopping. “La zuppa volterrana” and wild pigs are cooked with the same care as for a lobster and you can try a good table wine instead of a Tignanello. The landscape and view of Acasa will make it difficult for you to go out for trips to San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Pisa or the sea, which are just the musts you do not want to miss.

A good Restaurant is 2 minuts far from the house, shops, supermarket are in Volterra (15 minuts)

Other Activities: birdwatching

Golf: There are two excluives Golf places in Castelfalfi (30 km) and the new place in Bagnana near Siena (50 km)

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Rates & Availability

Volterra Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nachsommer Last Minute
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$168
 
 
Herbst Last Minute
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$157
 
 
Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$152
$1,064
 
 
Xmas - New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Winter 16/17
Jan 14 2017 - Mar 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$152
$1,064
 
 
Spring
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,288
 
 
Eatern
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Late spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$323
$1,624
 
 
Early summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,792
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,464
 
 
Midsummer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,576
 
 
Late smmer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$320
 
 
Early autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$241
$1,680
 
 
Late autumn
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Winter 17/18
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$152
$1,064
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$152
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Die Preise schließen Reinigung, Pool, Licht, Gas, warmes Wasser, Geschirrspülmaschine, Bettwäsche, Bad-Küchentücher, Chemineeholz und bei Bedarf die Heizung in allen Zimmern ein. Bettwäsche - Handtücher - Kochgeschirr, Gläser etc. sind vorhanden. Da alles im Wochenpreis inbegriffen ist,gibt es also keine Nebenkosten.Nur der eventuelle Gebrauch der Waschmaschine wird nach Inanspruchnahme verrechnet

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Amenities

Volterra Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The entrance of Acasa is a beatiful terracces where you can grill, eat, relax and watch the dreamly landscape.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 doubles, 1 twins, 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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