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Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for one or two families or a small group of friends

The farm Spicchiaiolona with its two vacation houses Il Castelletto and Acasa, of which 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 breathtaking panorama including the Monte Amiata and Corsica. All around you’ll see cornfields, woods, olive groves and vineyards. The house lies on a 10’000 m² property only accessible by a private road.

The next very recommendable restaurant is 1 km distant, the city of Volterra lies within 15, San Gimignano within 30 Minutes driving distance. Il Castelletto is about an hour away from cultural art centers such as Florence, Pisa or Siena and from the refreshing sea.

The vacation home Il Castelletto offers three big king size bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower, an air conditioned living room, a big eat-in kitchen, a terrace with barbeque and a separate living room for at the most 6 adults. You will find a big fireplace. There is wood, electricity, constant warm water, a dishwasher and central heating in every room. Towels and sheets are at your disposal. Il Castelletto has two floors (by stairs from the terrace on the ground floor to the first and second floor) and is not suited for guests with a walking handicap.

Whose choice?: Il Castelletto is perfect for adults, adolescents and children or couples who like space. It offers as much space as you want to relax, to play, to hike etc.

On the terrace of Il Castelletto you’ll take your breakfast in the morning sun or sit together for a chat in the shadow of the afternoon or just relax with a glass of wine. Should the weather be unfriendly you’ld have abundant space in the eat-in kitchen or the saloon with Wi-Fi to play, write, read, discuss or watch TV.

You share the pool zone with its swimming pool, 20 m long and 4 m large, a wood-burning pizza oven, a barbeque, a small kitchen and a toilette with the guests of Acasa.

Take a bath to train your body, cool down, relax or sooth the soul, enjoy the inviting pool-terrace, on which you can simply relax, sunbath, admire the unforgettable view, eat your self-baked pizzas (children just love it) or grill some seafood, meat or vegetables. with a glass of wine at sunset.

A beautiful location, a wonderful accommodation: Hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere, peace and silence. A lot of space for children, a parking space, only accessible by a private street, a refreshing swimming pool, the Tuscan landscape with its hills, cypresses, olive-trees, vineyards, cornfields and woods, the sunshine, the brightness, the fragrance in the air, the sound of nature - all this will perhaps make your holidays a moment of excellence.

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

More Details

Nora & Michael
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Nora & Michael


I am very pleased that you are interested in our home. I myself am Italian, grew up near Florence, classical philologist and spent with our four children 17 years in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. By now I am a retired grandmother of three grandchildren.

Tuscany's historic towns, its friendly people, its simple and tasty cuisine, its intense smells and colors had already captivated me as a child and now back to my roots, I am pleased again and over again when I see that guests can share this experience. I want to promise in no case more than I can hold. Michael, my husband and I appreciate your rays, when you arrive after a long and tiresome journey and look forward to spend your vacation at our just discovered home and property.

I would be extremely pleased to be allowed to get to know you personally, your Eleonora

Nora & Michael purchased this house in 1988

Why Nora & Michael chose Val di Cecina

You are looking for a well-kept vacation house off the main stream of tourism for your family or friends. You appreciate details, love authenticity and enjoy the cultural richness of Tuscany, nature’s air and fragrance as well as the mediterranean way of life.

What makes this house unique

We are most of the time on site and speak Italian, German, French and English. We listen to what you have to say and through the years we have learned what you appreciate and what you expect. You are our client and we want you to feel safe and well and to find the calm, the recreation, your fun or inner strength to dare new.


Volterra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
  • 3 king-size beds, 1 cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you would like to have a driving service, a private cook, a winetasting trip, a city guide let us know and we can see.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful villa in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a nicer villa. The location is perfect as it is close to Voltarra and San Gimignano. Michael and Nora are so very kind and helpful. We highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, centrally located in the Tuscan hills.

  • 4 of 5

This villa is on a spactacular hill overlooking the hills of Tuscany. It is a 10 min drive to Volterra and about 40min drive to San Giaagmano, both of which are worth the visit. Lots of vineyards in the area for tasting. Would recommend this villa to families travelling with young or older children. Also would be nice for a girls trip or small wedding venue. The owners live onsite, so are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you want to enjoy an authentic Tuscan holiday, this is the place to stay.

Jane, Toronto, Canada


  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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West Windsor NJ

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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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 Motorway
20 Kilometres
Cecina, Pisa (70 km), Colle di Val d'Elsa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
a few of minuts, Pizzeria (4 km), Volterra
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

San Gimignano and Volterra, cities which don’t need a presentation, are situated in one of the most beautiful and lovely regions of Tuscany. Walking on its narrow roads make you feel yourself back in another time. You 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 the locals and their way of life, etc. Volterra, the “city of winds and stones” and San Gimignano will surprise you time and again: they are rich in culture, handcrafts and restaurants (trattoria). Etruscan, roman and medieval walls, towers and graves, Volterra´s Roman theatre, the towers of San Gimignano, architecture and a vast choice of museums will spoil the art-lovers. Alabaster- and goldsmiths invite you for shopping; the “Zuppa Volterrana” and boars (wild pigs) are cooked with the same care as a lobster and you can try a good table wine instead of the Vernaccia of San Gimignano or a Tignanello.


Rates & Availability

Volterra House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Eastern Last Minute
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring last Minute
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 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
4 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 12 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 17/18
Jan 13 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early autumn
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 17/18
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Xmas - New Year
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Last Minute Angebot.
Wir vermieten jeweils von Samstag bis Samstag, in der Zwischensaison zwischen Samstag und Samstag.
Der Mietpreis schließt 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. Im Wochenpreis ist alles inbegriffen. Ausnahme: der eventuelle Gebrauch der Waschmaschine wird pro Ladung mit 4 € verrechnet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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