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

Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Volterra Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

The exclusive farm Spicchiaiolona, now a beautiful villa, with the two houses Il Castelletto and Acasa, which with its ancient stone-walls can tell you a secular history, lies 20 km west from San Gimignano in the heart of Tuscany on 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. The city of Volterra lies 10 km from the house, beautiful.

Il Castelletto is about an hour away from cultural centres such as Florence, Pisa or Siena and from the refreshing sea. It offers 3 big bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower, a living room, a big dinette kitchen, a terrace with grill and a good room for at least 6 adults. You will find a big fireplace with wood there as well as electricity, constant warm water, dishwasher and heating in every room. Towels and sheets are at your disposal. Il Castelletto has two floors (by stairs). An inviting wonderful swimming pool (20 x 4 m) offers you a nice place where you can appreciate the fantastic view and Tuscan atmosphere.

Whose choice?: Il Castelletto is perfect for adults, the young and children. It offers 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 will you find a wood-burning oven to cook your pizzas and a little kitchen, which completes our offer.

The beautiful location: A wonderful accommodation: hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere, peace and silence. A lot of space 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 wonderful holidays. The house lies on a 10.000 m² property 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.

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)
Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews

A perfect Spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in this charming farmhouse and I couldn't think of finding a better place . We were traveling with an 18 month old toddler and the Owners went out of their way to make our visit comfortable. The house is charming and spacious and the location is great for visiting the many local Tuscan towns in the area. It was truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this beautiful, well stocked villa in the middle of Tuscany. Our hosts, the Peltenburgs, were very gracious and helpful. It is centrally located for day trips to San Gimignano, Sienna, Pisa and Florence. The closest town, Volterra, is about a 15 min drive. Although we were nervous about finding the villa, it was really quite easy following the excellent directions. The countryside of Tuscany is amazingly beautiful at every turn of the road....will definitely be back some day!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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two families

  • 5 of 5

We were two families that spent one week in this wonderful farmhouse. Location is great. Owners were very helpful with recommendations on restaurants, directions, etc. The view by the pool is wonderful - saw some beautiful sunsets!! I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a central Tuscany location. We were able to take several day trips from here.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House with scenic view

  • 5 of 5

We were two families who spent 2 weeks at this magnificent location 10 km east of Volterra. The owners were very helpful and made it to one of the best vacations so far. The house is located on a hill top, the view from the pool is scenic. The owners helped us with bicycle rental, booking of restaurants etc. For people who likes bike riding there are multiple scenic routes to choose from. We will be back some day!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un posto da favola!!

  • 5 of 5

Io, mio marito e i nostri 3 Figli eravamo in cerca di un posto tipico immerso nella campagna toscana e cercando ci siamo imbattuti in questa struttura che mi ha affascinato subito.. Curiosa se effettivamente corrispondesse a quanto descritto, una volta arrivati, non ho potuto che confermare che ha superato completamente le nostre aspettative!! Una casa antica, in pietra, ristrutturata con amore e grande stile, immersa in una campagna struggente per la sua bellezza, dal panorama infinito in qualsiasi direzione uno guardi poichè si trova in alto sulla collina. Gli spazi sono molto generosi, facevamo colazione tutti i giorni sulla terrazza con il sole che sorgeva e la piscina ed il forno pizza sono stati molto apprezzati sia dai miei figli che da me e mio marito, semplicemente stupendo. Ha piovuto due giorni e ci siamo divertiti a fare il fuoco nel camino in casa le cui stanze e salotto sono molto ampi rilassandoci come volevamo. Città come Firenze Siena Pisa Lucca ed il Mare sono vicine e ben raggiungibili in un'ora, San Gimignano e Volterra a 15 Minuti e abbiamo visitato con piacere queste, come anche piccoli borghi sperduti e magici. Nei ristornati vicini si mangia tipico e benissimo e vorrei concludere ringraziando i porprietari per il loro amore e la loro disponibilità, persone squisite e promettiamo di tornare in questo posto da favola!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Tolles Ferienhaus mit wunderbaren Gastgebern

  • 5 of 5

Wir (3 Paare, ein kleines Kind) durften eine Woche im Ferienhaus Il Castelletto verbringen, einem schönen, authentisch restaurierten toskanischen Haus. Das Anwesen liegt auf einem Hügel mit wunderbarer Aussicht auf eine typische Toskana-Landschaft und ist umgeben von einem gepflegten Garten. Die Lage ist ideal für Ausflüge mit dem Auto z.B. nach San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena und ans Meer aber auch ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Radtouren.

Die Wohnung selbst ist groß und sauber, die Innenausstattung ist funktional aber durchschnittlich. Zum Haus gehört ein wunderbarer, sehr großer, sauberer Pool. Ein weiteres Highlight ist der Pizzaofen und die dazugehörige große Terrasse, welche wir zweimal genutzt haben und uns große Freude gemacht hat. Einige gute Restaurants befinden sich im nähren Umkreis, eines davon ist gut zu Fuß erreichbar.

Eleonora und Michael sind wunderbare Gastgeber, herzlich, jederzeit hilfsbereit und hilfreich mit guten Tipps!

Wir können das Ferienhaus sehr empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florenz (70 km), Pisa (70 km)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
a few of minuts
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Bagnaia (50 km), Castelfalfi (30 km)
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Poggibonsi (23 km)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
a few of minuts, Pizzeria (4 km), Volterra
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

San Gimignano and Volterra, cities which don’t need a description, are situated in one of the most beautiful and lovely places. Trips on the little roads give you the possibility to feel yourself back in another time. We can only fall in love with these places: a soft landscape, the sun, the cypresses, the olive trees, the wine, the excellent food, the spontaneity of people’s life, etc. Volterra, the “city of winds and stones” and San Gimignano will continuously surprise you: they are rich in culture, handcrafts and restaurants (trattoria). Etruscan walls, towers and graves, Volterra´s Roman theatre and the medieval architecture will spoil the art-lovers. Alabaster- and goldsmiths invite you for shopping; la “Zuppa Volterrana”, the Vernaccia of San Gimignano (wine) 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.

Other Activities: Bird watching


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
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spätsommer Last Minute
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nachsommer Last Minute
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Xmas - New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 16/17
Jan 16 2017 - Mar 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 17
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 12 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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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Volterra Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The entrance of Il Catelletto consists of a large and beautiful terrace where you can dine and wine, grilling, or just the sun that can enjoy wonderful peace and scenery.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
  • 3 doubles, 1 cot
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • 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
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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