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Country Villas in Chianti Classico - Yellow house

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Yellow house

Ground floor : a living and dining room (extensible table up to 10 people with 8 chairs, sofa, other seats, fireplace) leads to the kitchen and to one of the bathrooms. First floor : 2 master bedrooms, another bedroom with 2 bunk beds and 2 bathrooms. A stone path, which goes through the wood (150mt), leads to the pool 83 square metres wide. The pool is shared with us and the guests of the red house, open from May to September.


About the property

ISTRICI DI S.GIOVANNI

The property is located midway between Florence and Siena, about half an hour from both, surrounded by cypress and oak woods, olive and vineyards, and it dominates a little lonely valley. It is placed in one of the most wooded and well preserved parts of Chianti Classico area (renowned for its wines and food) between S.Donato in Poggio and Castellina in Chianti. The quiet atmosphere makes It easy to see roe-deers, even during daylight hours, istrici (a peculiar kind of porcupine introduced by the Romans, emblem of a 'Contrada' of Siena's Palio)squirrels, birds, hedgehogs....

We rent two of our houses, a small villa and a bigger country house, totally separated from one another (they are on two different levels of the hill). Both houses, surrounded by the green, are fully restored and equipped. The Red House (unit 1019994) can accommodate 2 to 4 guests while and the Yellow House (unit 1228613) can welcome up to 8 people. The photos show both of the units; please pay attention to the descriptions.

Guests can also access our swimming pool: it is 83 square metres wide and open from the middle of April to the middle of October.

Rentals of two weeks or more will lead to a discount. Please email me for price.

N.B.: please check the last paragraph (bottom of rates page) for additional charges (utilities and stay tax).

More Details

Owner
Stefano Baldi Lanfranchi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Stefano Baldi Lanfranchi

We produce wine and olive oil, following the rules of organic farming, electricity comes from renewable energy. We speak english, french, german, dutch, danish and of course italian.

Why Stefano Baldi Lanfranchi chose Barberino Val D'elsa

Despite the private setting, the cities of Florence and Siena are easily reachable by car with a 40 minutes ride. You can bike or drive to the numberless charming hamlets, small villages, churches, castles, panoramic spots of Chianti nearby, wander in the woods. In addition some examples of what the surroundings have to offer are: S.Gimignano, with the well known tower-houses; S.Appiano; the palaces of Colle Val d'Elsa, birthplace of Arnolfo di Cambio, the architect of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence; Certaldo, where Boccaccio, the author of Decameron, lived; the fortress of Monteriggioni; just a little farther away you can reach the etruscan city of Volterra; Montalcino, worldwide famous for “Brunello” wine production and Val d’Orcia; the area of thermal hot springs of which Bagno Vignoni, the setting of many scenes from the film Nostalghia by film director Tarkovskij, is a beautiful representation; Pienza, magnificent example of the Renaissance 'città ideale’; the sea in Cecina…

What makes this house unique

The property is extremely quiet since the nearest country road is 1.1 km far, our closest neighbours live at 1.5 km distance. Nonetheless, the village of S.Donato in Poggio (4 km) will provide you with most of the things you might need during your stay. There you will find a well supplied small supermarket (also open on Sunday mornings), a pharmacy, a bank, a post office, restaurants, bars, a bakery and other shops.

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence, Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
San Donato in Poggio
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Leghorn
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Florence-Siena
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
S.Donato in Poggio
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: necessary

The property is located midway between Florence and Siena, about half an hour from both. Nearby the numberless charming hamlets, small villages, churches, castles, spots of Chianti Classico region but also S.Gimignano, with the well known tower-houses, the palaces of Colle Val d'Elsa, birthplace of Arnolfo di Cambio, the architect of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Certaldo, where Boccaccio, the author of Decameron, lived, the fortress of Monteriggioni, just a little farther the etruscan Volterra, Montalcino and Val d'Orcia, the area of thermal hot springs like for instance Bagno Vignoni, showed by Tarkovskj in Nostalghia, Pienza, magnificent example of Renaissance 'città ideale'... Excellent wines and food...

Other Activities: monuments and museums, wine tourism...

Available Rentals

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Notes

Discounts on the second and third week and for groups of less than 4 people accordingly to the seasons.
Electricity, €0,35/kW.
Gas for cooking, heating and warm water, €3,7/m3.
Final cleaning by the renter.
Accommodation/tourist tax 2017: €1,5 daily for each adult for the first 4 nights.


Amenities

Barberino Val D'elsa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • The rental agreement must be signed before the stay.
  • As mentioned in the advertisement, both in the general description and in the note under the rates: electricity, €0,35/kW, gas, €3,7/m3.
  • When possible a later check out can be considered.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Yellow house
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
Petaluma
5

Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 5 night stay in the Yellow House. The property is rural and feels a million miles away but is a great location for exploring Florence, Sienna and the countryside of Tuscany.

The house is well equipped with all that you'll need. Mostly we went out to dinner but the nights we stayed in the kitchen allowed us to prepare simple meals.

The outdoor space is beautiful, it was a little too cool for us to use the pool but the pool area is wonderful. Amazing views all around you.

The bedrooms were pretty and the bathrooms clean and modern. The mattress in our room was very comfortable. The house was big enough for the five of us, though the living room is on the small side. When the weather is nice, this doesn't matter as you'll be using the outside areas more than inside.

Stefano was responsive and answered all of our questions, gave us great recommendations and provided us with wine from his vineyard.

If we return to this area, we would stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baden Württemberg, Deutschland
5

Exceptionel holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place, located in one of the rare forest landscapes of Tuscany. Centrally located between Florence and Siena (about 30 minutes drive in high season) in the heart of Chianti Classico District.

There is a good equipment for cooking for a family. The two bedrooms with the king size beds are very comfortable. The room with the four beds for children is small but enough. The swimming pool was great and the children had much fun.

The owner was very polite and extremly helpful to turn good into exceptionell holiday. His recommendations for restaurants were very useful.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Vacances en Toscane

  • 5 of 5

Très belle maison dans un immense domaine. La villa est très bien située pour visiter la Toscane. Elle est à 7kms de la voie rapide (gratuite) entre Florence et Sienne. La villa est très bien équipée avec 3 grandes chambres et 3 salles de bain. Il y a un chemin qui permet de desservir la grande piscine à la vue magnifique autour. Enfin, Stefano le propriétaire, est très courtois, il répond très rapidement aux messages et en Français ! Merci à lui et à son très bon vin ;-)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Enjoyed

  • 5 of 5

A very good mix of privacy, comfort, beatifull countryside combined with many possibilities of sightseeing trips plus good local food and wine. Very relaxing, suitable for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Preživeli smo čudovite počitnice v krasni hiši sredi narave! Že pri rezervaciji je potekalo vse brez zapletov in s hitrimi odgovori lastnika. Za dobrodošlico sta nas pričakali dve steklenici čudovitega vina. Hiša je krasna, lastnik prijazen, lokacija čudovita... Hvala še enkrat! Priporočamo!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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5

A piece of heaven in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Stefano's place was a small piece of heaven. Tastefully decorated, it's situated 'off grid' in a lovely part of Tuscany. Surrounded by woods, olive groves and vineyards, our children loved to play in the outdoors. Stefano was accommodating and kind. We would love to go back and stay longer!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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