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Luxury Villa on private Chianti estate - 20% discount between Sep 23 and Oct 23

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 3,230 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3-5 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6-8-10 GUESTS, PRIVATE COURTYARD & GARDEN, POOL.

THE VILLA

Casale Fornaci is a magnificent country house located inside the beautiful and private Villa Arceno estate in the Chianti. Surrounded by a grove of olive trees atop lush green hillsides, this 13th century restoration with its terracotta floors, wood beamed ceilings and stone walls is the perfect vacation villa for families and friends wanting to enjoy Tuscan life at its finest.

The location of the villa makes it easily accessible to the most beautiful destinations in Tuscany. Decorated in a true and classic Tuscan style, furnished and equipped to the highest of standards and with NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR HIDDEN FEES.

We offer all the modern comforts one could want; air conditioning and heating, internet access, indoor and outdoor wi-fi, local and satellite tv, DVD player, a large collection of movies and an iPod dock. All is included within the rental fee.

We aim to make all of your planning simple and pleasurable to ensure that your stay with us is comfortable, stress free and memorable.

YOUR ARRIVAL AT FORNACI

Myself or our local representative will personally escort you to Casale Fornaci. You will be given a tour of the villa and its features, provided with an instruction booklet and a guide to the surrounding area and attractions. You can ask questions and request assistance with arranging outings and booking events at home.

After a long day of travel, upon your arrival at Casale Fornaci, your only thought should be to relax, so we provide our guest with a WELCOME BASKET filled with delicious, locally sourced essentials to carry you through to breakfast the next day and beyond. Some items included in the basket; (white and red wine, water, fruit juice, pecorino, parmigiano cheese, olive oil, bread and other staples like honey, jams, cereal, etc.) Also included a mobile phone prepaid up to 10 Euro.

We highly recommend that our guests have a car at their disposal. There are 3 covered parking spaces reserved for the exclusive use of our guests. In keeping with the rules of the Consortium of Villa Arceno, the roads, as with all aspects of the estate, are maintained to remain as they were in their original state, centuries ago. As such, the surroundings are tranquil and the unpaved roads allow for long, peaceful walks, cycling or jogging on the estate.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS AT FORNACI

The main house has comfortable sleeping accommodations for six (6) guests. Should your family or party be larger we can accommodate comfortably up to 10 guests by taking advantage of the guest house (located within our private courtyard) and the coach house (located just steps from the villa). These accommodations are exclusive to you and your guests and they will not be shared or rented to anyone outside of your party during your stay.

The Main floor features a large master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite bathroom, a library and a second full bathroom. The upstairs houses 2 bedrooms with matrimonial beds, ample storage and another full bathroom.

The guest quarter, located in the private courtyard features a living room with a matrimonial pull-out, a large bathroom and TV.

The coach house located outside the courtyard features a full kitchen, a matrimonial pull-out, a large bathroom and TV.

If you are travelling in a large group there won't be any fights for the showers!

The lower level of the villa features a spacious lounge and a walkout to the private courtyard. The main house has AIR CONDITIONING.

EATING AND COOKING

For the enthusiast or professional cook, the villa features a stunning fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room with a huge original wood burning fireplace and a dining table that can seat 12.

Dine al fresco in the private courtyard while sipping wine from the vineyards on the grounds estate. Our courtyard also features an original, centuries-old wood-burning oven that has been skillfully restored and now perfectly ready to make delicious pizza.

But perhaps you may prefer a barbeque in the garden? You can enjoy a meal in our privately owned and extensive gated park, to which only you have access. How about a lamppost-lit dinner, in the shadow of an ancient oak tree, next to our fresh water well and grape vines? The grill set atop antique bricks and the large white-stone table and benches, will create the perfect setting for an outdoor lunch. You may chose to pack a picnic and enjoy the shade of our olive grove.

Should you not wish to cook, we can help to arrange for PRIVATE TUSCAN MEALS to be cooked at the house for you. We can also pre-arrange for a COOKING LESSON at the Villa, it will be a meal to remember.

THE OUTDOORS OF FORNACI

If you like to walk in the open air, the private park offers over 30 thousand square feet of land. The villa's private landscaped garden rich with cherry, walnut, pomegranate, fig, apricot and almond trees,our 80 tree olive grove enjoys expansive views of the countryside, including the distant Monte Amiata. You can walk among our olive grove or simply sit and wait in silence to watch the deer and wild boars that, in a distance, cross the park in the hours of dawn and dusk while searching the sky for pheasants and falcons.

Enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool which is exclusively shared, but seldom used, by the guests and residents of Casale Fornaci. The pool is open from May 15 to Sep 15. Equipped with loungers and umbrellas. Pool depth : 47" to 86". Pool dimensions : 44' x 19'.

Read a book and sip a cocktail on the loggia, while taking in the breath taking views.

The courtyard is furnished with a dining table, chairs and an umbrella while the poolside is furnished with loungers and umbrellas and the loggia with lounge chairs and side tables.

THE ESTATE

Casale Fornaci is located on the private Villa Arceno estate in the heart of Tuscany.The estate is protected by the Consortium of Villa Arceno and the preservation of the natural and historical characteristics of the 1000+ acre property is of the utmost importance to the Consortium. As a result the magnificent property looks today just as it did centuries ago.

Casale Fornaci is one of 30 Casali on the estate and is only 20 Km northeast of Siena, 8 Km near the quaint town of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti region and only 3 Km from the medieval borghi of San Gusme' and Montebenichi. The position of Casale Fornaci makes it an ideal place for day trips into the entire Chianti area as well as cities such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo. There are countless superb Tuscan restaurants and local farms selling oil and wine in the vicinity. 

We encourage our guests to visit the outdoor market in Castelnuovo Berardenga boasting local farms and their divine produce and products, open every Thursday. 

More Details

Owner
Filippo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Filippo

I speak Fluent English, Italian and Spanish

Map

San Gusmé
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Florence Peretola (FLR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
San Gusmè
Nearest Ferry
165 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Golf Club La Bagnaia and Val di Chiana
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castelnuovo Berardenga Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Highway A1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
San Gusmè
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

Other Activities: wine tasting, olive oil tasting, cooking classes, private chefs, weddings, city tours, horseback riding, bike riding, golf, local farmers market

Amenities

Bucine Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Pets not allowed
  • Cancellation policy as per the rental agreement
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Coach House Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest House Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Towels provided for each guest. The main house contains 3 full bathrooms. Two on the main level and one on the upper level. Should your party be over 6 people, the guest house and coach house both are equipped with full private bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Coach House - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Full kitchen, TV and private bathroom
    Guest house - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room, TV and private bathroom
  • All the bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes. All the floors have traditional terracotta tiling. All the bedrooms are fitted with wooden shutters and integral mosquito nets as well as air conditioning in the main house. 2 additional cots can also be furnished, upon request a baby bed can be supplied. FOR PARTIES OVER 6 GUESTS We can accommodate 2 additional guests in our GUEST HOUSE located in our private courtyard equipped with a full private bathroom, ample space and storage and a TV. Should your party be over 8 guests we can accomodate a further 2 guests in our COACH HOUSE steps away from the main house. The coach house is equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom, ample space and storage and a TV. Whether your party is large enough to require the use of the guest or coach house, the guest and coach house will not be rented to anyone else during your stay and you will have exclusive use of our villa. BED LINENS PROVIDED. TWO COTS WITH
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
EXCURSION AND TOURS - We provide a selection of maps, and guides describing activities and excursions possible within range of Casale Fornaci, however, below are just a few examples activities available to our guest 1 - Day Trips & Excursions to various charming nearby towns and villages, and larger historic cities 2 - Wine and Olive Oil Tasting; visit local wineries and olive mills 3 - Visit Famous Villas & Gardens; 4 - Cycling; bike rentals and tours 5 - Horseback riding; lessons, camps, excursions and trekking 6 - Thermal Baths and Spas 7 - Hiking and Driving 8 - Balooning 9 - Golf 10 - Cooking Schools and Wine Classes are numerous in the area ARRIVAL DAY: SATURDAY other days are possible outside of the summer high season. ARRIVAL TIME: 5pm DEPARTURE TIME: 10am LINEN CHANGES: for stays lo

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Rockcliffe, Ontario Canada
5

Beautiful retreat , perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Casale Fornaci is a comfortable and well appointed property on the beautiful Villa Arceno estate. This was our first visit to Tuscany, and after touring the area for two weeks, I think we chose the perfect location. We loved the local area and thoroughly enjoyed the Villa, the estate, the local villages and of course day trips to Siena, Pienza, Arezzo and more. We are food lovers and access to local ingredients, restaurants, wineries and of course the amenities (pizza oven!!!) of Fornaci, were the highlight of our trip. We were two families with teenagers and the house, gardens and pool served us well. My only comment is the house is part of a condominium with three other villas/apartments, so managing the noise of teenagers and pool sharing/hours were adjustments we had not planned on. Filippo and Barbara were the perfect hosts - I have rented many homes but not with the level of hospitality and warmth they provided. As a hospitality professional myself, I cannot give them enough praise! I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracey, thank you so much for the kind words, and extremely happy that you enjoyed the house and surrounding areas. We'd be delighted to welcome you back at any time!
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5

Beautiful property, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was In finest order. The house worked well for us with all the things we needed. Perfect location for touring In Tuscany. Absolutely lovely location for walking, relaxing and enjoying scenery.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A comfortable and civilized retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tuscany is a beautiful place; one of the most beautiful in Europe.

For my vacation I sought a place that was secluded, peaceful, connected to Nature and yet civilized and comfortable.

My stay at Casale Fornaci provided this and more.

It has every modern convenience one could wish for and yet it still remains true to its Tuscan heritage and environment.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marstons Mills, MA
5

Just beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was great. The views are beautiful! I could sit on the upper veranda all day. We had such a wonderful time. We would love to return. You get used to the dirt roads quickly. Barbara was great. Due to a plane delay, we did not arrive until 9:30 pm. She very nicely met us that late at night to be sure we found the villa and that everything was fine. We were just thrilled! We did not want for anything!

All communication was timely and very helpful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and especially happy that you found the upper veranda as special as we do. Happy to hear that everything that you might have needed was available. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Wonderful Villa!

  • 4 of 5

This villa is so nice. While there were a couple of minor maintenance issues, nothing serious. We thoroughly enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen, the pizza oven, and the courtyard for cocktails each evening. Although it is a little remote, in that the drive is long down the unpaved road, it was a beautiful property.

My suggestion would be to carefully plan your outings with the drive in mind.

Barbara was very helpful to us. We would definitely recommend this property.

S. Stallings

Sept. 2016

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Thanks for everything

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The villa was spectacular.

We were mesmerized by the view off the balcony. The pool was an added bonus. Everything was so comfortable and we enjoyed the entire experience. It was great being able to go on day trips to Florence, Siena, Castelnuovo Berardenga and San Gusme.

The wine on the estate was amazing and I shipped olive oil to my place from there. You were right the meat was awesome. Basically all the food we had was so delicious!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35.85 per person per night
Damage Deposit $597.51

PRICE INCLUDES: All taxes & energy costs, Internet, Satellite TV, Welcome Basket, Bed & Kitchen Linens, Towels, Final Cleaning, Baby Crib/Linens, 2 Additional Cots.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.