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Converted barn with hilltop views in chianti wine region

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Siena Area Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully restored 3-bed villa with large private garden. Shared 20 metre pool

The Barn at Bagnaie is a luxury 3-bedroom Tuscan villa, which we have modernised and furnished to a high standard.

The interior mixes traditional materials with Italian modern design. The large living room features an open log fireplace, original terracotta tiles and wooden doors leading out onto the south terrace and gardens. There is a separate kitchen/dining area fitted with marble worktops and equiped with all the utensils a serious food lover needs to be able to enjoy local market produce and Le Bagnaie's kitchen garden. There are also double doors from the kitchen leading out to the terrace and the vine-covered pergola. The villa's private landscaped garden - rich with cherry, pomegranate and fig trees and with a built-in BBQ - surrounds the property and enjoys 360-degree views of the countryside, including the distant Duomo of Siena to the south and the towers of San Gimignano to the west.

Our villa sits in the small hamlet of Bagnaie, where we share our hilltop with 7 other houses. We have a full time gardener who maintains the extensive gardens and grounds as well as the shared 20m pool, which is solar heated. There is also a tennis court can be used all year round and a boules pitch.

We have a local property manager (English and Italian speaking) who will be available during your stay to assist you where necessary.

We can arrange for meals to be cooked at the house for you if wanted by local chefs.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Corin Bennett (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Converted barn with hilltop views in chianti wine region
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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Great location and family rental

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay. There were seven of us in total and the house had plenty of room. Property is well maintained with a gorgeous view. The kids enjoyed the pool and the small kids pool was perfect for our 2 year old. Location is great for taking day trips into the surrounding cities like Siena, Pisa, and Florence but you will need a car. We enjoyed the small towns in Chianti and their weekly markets. The kids liked picking fresh vegetables out of the garden and Serena cooked for us an authentic Italian meal on 2 separate nights. They were by far the best meals we had in Italy! Jacky, the property manager is delightful and was attentive and responsive to the needs that arose during our stay. Overall, it was a good experience and even though there are other houses near we still felt like there was enough privacy.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We hired the Barn at Bagnaie to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday and it was nothing short of excellent.

We had 8 month old twins in our party and Jacky (the site manager) went out of her way to ensure there were cots and high chairs available.

The barn itself is perfectly appointed and, unlike many holiday rentals, has a kitchen fully-stocked will all the necessary equipment to properly self-cater. We would also highly recommend booking Serena (the cook) for at least one night during your stay. She turns up with all the ingredients for a delicious Tuscan meal, cooks, serves and does all the washing up! We also took advantage of a cooking lesson with Serena one night which was great fun too!

The barn is about a 20 minute drive from Sienna which makes for an excellent day trip and about 10 minutes from the town of Castelllina in Chianti which is perfect for food shopping or a meal out.

The site itself is perfectly maintained and the grounds are absolutely stunning, complete with breathtaking views over the Tuscan countryside.

We really can't recommend the barn enough and will definitely be finding an excuse to visit again in the very near future!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully presented barn in stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this converted barn - from the glorious views of the vineyard-strewn Tuscan countryside (absolutely picture-perfect) to the amenities inside the accommodation, which housed everything we could have wished for. Plenty of cooking utensils, a spacious living and dining area, comfy beds, a great shower and heaps of character. Plus the huge terrace is perfect for alfresco breakfasts, aperitivi and everything in between! The weather was a bit chilly for swimming, but the pool looked very enticing! A short drive to lots of great places to eat, too.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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A Superb Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Barn at Bagnaie from March 20-24. My entire family had a great time, enjoying every minute of our stay. From the moment you arrive, you begin to enjoy the amazing views the place has to offer from every corner. The sunrise and sunset are breath taking. Sitting outside, having a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine late afternoon.....priceless! The whole place is very quiet, peaceful.

Inside, the villa is beautiful, all rooms are ample, well decorated, with everything you need on it. The welcome note and the bottle of wine was a very nice gesture from Corin. The property manager gave us a call the day after we arrived to ask if everything was all right. We had one night Serena coking for us, enjoying very much the meal and her company too.

The villa is well located, with reasonable driving times to most of the little towns of the Tuscan Area.

This was our second trip to Tuscany and the first to the Barn at Bagnaie. For sure, our next trip to Chianti, will stay again at Bagnaie.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Classic Tuscan Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The Barn was home to six of us for the first week in November as part of a two week trip to Italy. Other than us, all other units on the property were empty so we had the place to ourselves. The photos and descriptions do not compare to the reality of the location. It was stunningly beautiful and we could see miles and miles of the gorgeous countryside. We arrived just before dark and were greeted by Max the "house" cat, a bottle of wine and a welcome note from Jackie the property manager. Jackie was just a phone call away and was very helpful in assisting with dinner arrangements and answering all questions that we had.

The location itself was beautifully landscaped but still retained a natural feeling. There is a small kitchen garden with herbs and vegetables for tenants to use. Something that came in handy after one long day out and about when we could not locate a restaurant! (Our fault as we did not make note the of the local restaurants.) There was also an almond and pomegranate tree which were a nice surprise.

Geographically speaking, we think this was the most perfect location. We were 20 minutes from Siena, and an hour from Florence, which made day trips easy. The immediate countryside offered beautiful drives, and wineries. The walled town of Castellina was so charming. We enjoyed dinner at Rosticceria Il Re Gallo. Most delicious and very reasonable.

The barn was very comfortable and spotless! It was everything we hoped it would be. The bathrooms were modern and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped for any cooking we needed to do. Though we never did figure out the espresso machine!!! The kitchen was put to it's best use the evening that Serena cooked a most wonderful dinner for us! If you are able to do so, engage her services. She is not only a wonderful cook but was great fun to have around that evening.

The weather for the entire week was perfect, which allowed us to enjoy breakfast on the side patio every morning and wine on the back patio in the evening, where we would watch the sun set.

If we regretted one thing it was that we stayed there the first week of our vacation rather than the second. It would have been the perfect relaxing way to end our vacation. We will be certain to return to the barn for another perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better than we thought

  • 5 of 5

The Barn is everything it says it would be and more. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The Barn is gorgeous, the entire hamlet property is spectacular, and the views are outstanding. Corin has provided a home with everything you could ever want - extremely comfortable, clean, and roomy. We had Serena cook us a 5 course meal (which lasted for 3) which was fantastic! A dream vacation that we will definitely repeat someday!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Castellina Scalo
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Wonderful combination of rolling hills with scattered old tuscan style farm houses. Everywhere are rows of vines sometimes interspersed with olive tree groves and in spring with bright yellow sun flowers waving in the sunshine.

Less than 30 minutes from the house one can be in the centre of the beautiful old city of Siena. Here it is possible to explore or just unwind and dine.

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Rates & Availability

Castellina in Chianti Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 28 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,570
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,911
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,318
 
 
Low Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$198
$1,384
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,878
 
 
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,102
 
 
High Season 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,899
 
 
Mid Season 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,911
 
 
Low Season 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$198
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$198
 

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Amenities

Siena Area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The ensuite bathrooms are tiled in Italian marble. The master bathroom is equiped with a large walk-in shower, bath and clothes washer/dryer. The shower rooms have toilets and basins.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , en suite
  • All the bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms tiled in Italian marble. All the floors have traditional terracotta tiling. All the bedrooms are fitted with wooden shutters and integral mosquito nets as well as electric fans.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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