|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Capanna Cerreto is a private country villa nestled in 50 acres of vineyards and woodlands in Chianti. This former hayloft to the Castle of Cerreto has been totally transformed into a luxurious yet relaxed country home by its decorator owner.
The unusually large hand-forged windows and doors create a light and airy three-storey villa. There are two large, comfortable indoor living rooms on separate floors along with a beautiful summer sitting area under a pergola that runs the entire length of the house overlooking the pool. With breathtaking views and gentle summer breezes, the pergola is the ideal shaded spot for friends and family to gather for leisurely meals, conversations or drinks.
The villa has been designed with ample space to provide quiet, memorable moments. Leading off the entrance hall on the spacious ground floor is the living room with its large, open fireplace. The adjacent dining room and kitchen open onto the south-facing, wisteria-covered shaded pergola. Walk down the stone steps to the pool with a fragrant landscaped garden that offers the perfect place to relax and cool down on a Tuscan summers day.
Up on the first floor are three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. On the large lower ground level, the sunny living room is ideal for families with a flat screen TV and DVD player. There are also three bedrooms on this floor including a charming corner bedroom.
This villa, with its complementary mix of antique and contemporary furniture, old handmade terracotta tiles and beautiful gardens, makes a recommended setting from which the many gems of Tuscany can be enjoyed.
Copyright Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
This villa is located near Castello di Brolio, home of the famous Ricasoli family and birthplace of Chianti wine!
The Villa Manager has an office attached to the villa, but there is no indoor access and he is virtually invisible. The manager is on-site most of the time to cater to your requests.
Please get GPS with your rental!
Road signs in this area are small and few. Navigating the many roundabouts can be a challenge!
As a converted hayloft of the former Castle of Cerreto, the stone and concrete walls mean that Internet and cell phone coverage is intermittent in the lower level of the residence.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 European king size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning
Bedroom 2 Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning
Bedroom 3 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Bedroom 4 Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5 2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6 Queen size bed, Shared bathroom with Bedroom 5
Saline pool - open between March 26 and October 22
Outdoor sitting area
Maid service from Monday to Friday between 11am-2pm
On-site manager (lives in an apartment with a separate entrance) Available every day except Wednesday and Sundays
Electricity consumption up to 300kw/week
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Mid-week linen and towel change
Welcome dinner on arrival
Mandatory Visitors Tax of 1.50 per person per day payable on-site
Applicable on the first 7 days
Fees and conditions are subject to change
Maximum 12 guests
Maximum 7 children
Pets not permitted
Extra charges are payable in Euros
Pool closing dates: October 1 May 15
Check in: 4:00 P.M.
Check out: 10:00 A.M.
6 minute drive to town and grocery store
10 minute walk to restaurant
10 minute drive to church
15 minute drive to:
50 minute drive to golf course
80 minute drive to beach
95 minute drive to airport
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
We had a wonderful week at Capanna Cerreto! It was centrally located allowing us to explore in all directions around us. The villa was set up well to accommodate our group of 6 couples, although the room downstairs with 2 twin beds was not ideal. Initially the villa is VERY difficult to find, but easy once you have done so. A few other comments from the group. 1) No wifi downstairs was frustrating for those staying in that area (perhaps put an additional router or extenders downstairs). 2) A change of towels and/or sheets mid-week without charge would have been nice and 3) Translation posted in English of W/D controls might have been advantageous. Salvatore was incredibly attentive and accommodating to our every wish, including, but not limited to, making dining reservations and building a fire when requesting wood. Although Rosanna didn't speak English, she was reliable and thorough with her cleaning throughout the house.
Capanna Cerreto exceeded our every expectation. The villa was immaculately appointed, with jaw dropping views, even more beautiful than the photos lead you to expect. It was perfectly situated to explore Florence, Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, and San Gimignano as day trips. One of the highlights of our trip was having Chef Graziella prepare dinner for us on the day we arrived. Absolutely the best meal of our trip! Salvatore, the on-site manager, is excellent! He made sure we were comfortable, had everything we needed, and even went to Siena to grab groceries for us because the nearby grocery store in Pianella was closed on the day we arrived! He is an absolute gem of a person!
Everything was super.
Manager Salvatore is an excellent person.
Helped us with everything.
We had an emergency with our 5 year old, and we woke him early morning, and he was sweet as ever and helpful as ever.
We wanted to do have dinner at home after a tiring day..he came to our rescue and picked up pizzas for us from nearby :)
And he's full of information..
It was a pleasure all in all.
Thanks very much..
Capanna Cerreto exceeded our expectations (which were high to begin with). The villa is even more lovely than it shows in the photos - spacious, immaculately clean, well appointed and equipped and very tastefully designed. Covered terrace overlooking the pool is fantastic, we spent most of our time lounging and enjoying meals out there. We were a party of 7 including 3 kids (ages 7-12), plenty of space for all and the kids loved the pool - perfect size, has both shallow and deep ends. Salvatore took great care of everything, from stocking our fridge on arrival to cleaning the pool each morning. Daily cleaning service from Mon-Fri kept everything looking clean and fresh during our stay. We also had a chef (Cindie) prepare dinner for us on three evenings and she made the experience so fun for our kids by letting them help with the food prep and service - food was delicious and the experience overall was the highlight of our two week trip (thank you chef!). We will definitely return!
We loved Capanna Cerreto. The villa is absolutely beautiful - rooms, beds, furniture, aesthetic were all stunning. The setting, views, outdoor spaces were gorgeous. We felt like we were in paradise. The location is great- close to Siena, Chianti wine country, and an hour away from Cortona, Florence, Montalcino, etc.
Capanna Cerreto was the perfect villa for our family vacation. We relaxed on the terrace, read by the pool, cooked great dinners after visiting nearby markets, and used it as a base for vespa and driving adventures to nearby towns and castles. It was comfortable for our group (adults, and one young baby) and a beautiful spot to spend the week.