3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- english, french, german, portuguese, italian, danish
About Owner/Property Manager
WHY I LOVE THIS SPOT: Podere La Villa is situated in a gorgeous Tuscan valley where the sometimes lush, sometimes rugged landscape alternately recalls renaissance paintings by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci or Benozzo Gozzoli. Despite the quiet, rural feel, we are very strategically located, just 15 km from Florence. The estate has a total of 10 hectares (25 acres), which include vineyards, olive groves, woods and a small lake. The 7 hectares (17 acres) of vineyards are in the Chianti Classico wine region and comprise Sangiovese grapes (80%) and Merlot grapes (20%). We have adopted sustainable farming techniques, although we are not yet certified as organic farmers. Our goal is to respect and preserve the surrounding environment as much as possible. All our grapes are hand-picked and produced in limited quantities to obtain the best quality. We make our own wine from the 2 hectares (5 acres) of vineyards alongside the Villa, as these grapes receive the most sunlight. We sell the remaining grapes to other Tuscan wine estates. We love this land, our roots are very deep here. We like to share all this with our guests and friends.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Owner/Property Manager chose San Casciano In Val di Pesa
In this very unique corner of Tuscany, twenty minutes South of Florence, among gorgeous views and colors, we offer you a very special stay off the beaten tracks of touristic routes. A very charming and spacious unit of about 200 square mters in a refurbished farmhouse situated near the town of San Casciano (18 Km from Florence, 60 km from Siena, 70 Km from Pisa) in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. Podere la Villa is an ideal stay for for anyone who would like to spend a relaxing and peaceful time "far from the madding crowd". It is also a perfect spot for family reunions and for family with children. Podere la Villa is located near Florence and Siena and close to the numerous and fascinating Tuscan towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra and all the little villages of the Chianti Classico area. Interesting and facinating walks all around the property are possible all year through, especially recommended during the harvest time – September and October, and in the Spring time. The villa is extremely well positioned, furnished and equipped. Guests particularly appreciate that there are several areas to eat / relax which make the villa very flexible. A beautiful swimming pool has been built in one of the most panoramic areas of the estate, which is open from mid May until Mid October.
What makes this Cottage unique
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect Villa in Tuscany
We had an amazing stay at Podere La Villa and enjoyed taking day trips, relaxing on the patio and by the pool and cooking on the BBQ and drinking the wine produced on the vineyard! The owner and her family were delightful and we had everything we needed and a very special, truly memorable holiday.
You won't be disappointed
We stayed 10 days at Podere la Villa and were delighted. It's a quick jump to Florence if you want to go there. Sienna is 40 minutes. But we were happy hanging around at the pool with beautiful views of vineyards and olive groves as far as the eye could see. The town of San Casciano is five minutes away, so you have access to a supermarkets, an outdoor market and many good restaurants with remarkably inexpensive wine (buy the Chianti Riserva and the Chianti Gran Seleccione). The hosts, Ilaria and Rafaele, are delightful. They speak fluent English and are very willing to help you. Ilaria recommended several restaurants and vineyards, and even set up appointments for us. A+ Review
It was a very nice experience to get to know you and your family and to accommodate you at PODERE LA VILLA.
Should you like to come back again one day you will be more than welcome!
Have a great year ahead!
Ilaria and Raf
I can't say enough great things about Podere La Villa and its lovely owners! The property was beautiful and so comfortable. But the best part was the stunning hilltop views of the vineyards and the rolling hills of Tuscany! The owners, Ilaria and Raf are the nicest and most helpful people we've met on our many travels and stays at different properties. They treated us like good friends from day one, showed us how they grow their vines and take care of the property, suggested great restaurants and places to visit. We can't wait to come back to Podere La Villa, which is a truly magical place! Highly, highly recommended!
Dear Gourov family,
It was our greatest pleasure to share our home with you.
We hope we were able to communicate the spirit of our place, of our culture and unique territory.
You are really welcome to come again. I will soon send you the recipe of CONIGLIO ALLA CACCIATORA for your father!
Best to you
Ilaria and Raf
“If you're looking for comfort, warmth, great scenery and a great location, look no further!”
We cannot say enough about our week at this Villa - very comfortable, spacious, well appointed and maintained. And the family that owns the Villa (who lives on the property) could not have been more helpful, warm, inviting, and interested in our stay being a great one. We'd wake up and have breakfast on a patio overlooking the countryside/vineyards (the Villa has it's own vineyard as well!), the only noise being the wind, a dog or rooster making noise in the distance. Day trips are an easy drive to Florence, Pisa/Lucca, Siena, and other towns as well(the town is located near major highways). There is a well stocked local grocery only a few minutes drive from the villa, so you can cook in the well equipped kitchen, or eat in the local town, where there are good restaurants and of course, several Gelato stands! The pool is a good sized and is very clean, as is the entire property. And you must try the wine from the villa as it was excellent. We will remember our stay at Podere La Villa for many years to come, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away from the hotel scene, and have a wonderful/comfortable time in Tuscany!
Lovely place, lovely location, lovely family, lovely time!
Toskana pur...und mehr!
Eins vorweg....selten sind hohe Erwartungen derart übertroffen worden! Die sehr herzliche Begrüßung durch die Inhaber Ilaria und Rafaele war nur der Anfang wunderbarer 2 Wochen.
Das Anwesen liegt traumhaft inmitten der Weinberge, auf denen auch der Begrüßungswein angebaut wurde, der auf uns wartete. Die Ausstattung der 3 Schlafzimmer und Bäder,, einfach super. Die Küche ist voll ausgestattet für ausführliche Kochabenteuer mit dem, was lokale Märkte so alles hergeben....und Dank einer Erstbefüllung mit Allem, was man nach langer Fahrt für ein erstes Frühstück braucht, kann der Urlaub direkt beginnen. Selbst frische Eier aus dem Stall des Weingutes warteten auf uns.
Der Pool, mit Blick ins Tal hält alles, was die Bilder versprechen...Schwimmen, nicht nur Planschen ;-).....
Um es kurz zu machen....wir kommen wieder!
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really hope to see you in the near future! I am very happy to know that you and your party enjoyed the spirit of Tuscany so much! That's precisely my target!
Have a great summer season and we look forward to seeing you soon again.
Ilaria, Raf, Riccardo and Nicolo'.
The dream of Tuscany is live here!