About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, 12 Sleeps
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.
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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, Air conditioning
Bedroom 5 2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Bedroom 6 Queen size bed, Shared bathroom with Bedroom 5,, Air conditioning
Air conditioning (bedrooms only)
Saline pool - open between March 24 and October 26
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
Towel change midweek
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Mid-week linen 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
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- Apr 19, 2018
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Amazing week in Tuscany
I spent a week at Capanna with 5 girlfriends for my 50th birthday. The villa was perfection. Updated and well appointed and situated close to all the hill towns yet surrounded by countryside. We had a blast in the pool, hiking to the nearby hotel and wineries, enjoying the fire at night. It could not have been a better spot for us!
When I found this villa online, I immediately knew that this was the perfect one for me and my friends. It comes with a pool, grill, a fireplace and all kitchen appliances are update to date. The rooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable. Plenty of space for 12 people to temporarily reside. The only down part of the villa is the location. It is very hard to locate on Google Maps as it is very remote. Trying to explain to a cab driver was also a slight challenge, but if you explain that the villa is near Hotel Le Fontanelle, they will understand where to go. Otherwise this home is perfect and I cannot wait to stay here again!
Our stay at the Capanna Cereto was nothing short of magnificent. The villa provides a central location to go out and about and explore the area or just laze away the days by the pool (weather depending of course). Salvatore and Rosanna make sure the villa is kept spotless and Salvatore is a wealth of information and is extremely accommodating in whatever your needs/wants may be. The Villa itself is well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break with well appointed rooms and plenty of space to spread out. We definitely made it our home away from home while we were there and were sad when we had to pack up and depart. If you are after a quiet getaway to relax and enjoy the Tuscan countryside you could not ask for a better villa than Capanna Cerato.
Tuscan Family Vacation
Wonderful villa; great setting and excellent staff. Will definitely consider returning in the near future.
Fantastic home base to explore Tuscany and nearby areas
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.
Best family vacation we have ever taken!
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!