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Country Farmhouse with Magnificient Gardens near Siena, Tuscany - Casa Borgianni

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Casa Borgianni

The three bedroom top floor has been recently renovated and fitted with wooden floors, stone bathrooms, typical countryside furnisher mixed with some modern Italian design. The apartment includes a scenic double height dining room with a stone staircase, fresco ceiling paints, a bedroom in the old sweetcorn room with a 360 degree view.


About the property

Villa Caprera

Villa Caprera is part of a village built in 1890 in Art Nouveau Style. It is said to be built by Garibaldi's doctor from which the name of Caprera. The place retains its original charm, still offers all modern comforts and facilities thanks to a recent conversion.

Ideally located for visiting Siena and its countryside, the Chianti area, the 'crete senesi' fascinating landscape, the Tuscan seaside, Florence, Pisa, Montalcino, San Gimignano and Pienza. Rome is only two hours away.

A picturesque square with an ancient iron well gives access to the villa; well kept gardens surround the property.

The interiors feature furniture of the Italian design tradition along with modern objects of design. Stylish linens, bed covers and table ware are carefully selected for our guests.

For its elegance, the villa is an ideal accommodation for wedding celebrations, honeymoons, romantic escapes.

More Details

Owner
Simona Bencini
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am back in Australia after a wonderful 6 week holiday. The highlight was the week in Siena in your family’s apartment. It was even more beautiful than the photos on the web and exceeded our expectations. Your parents were so welcoming and so attentive – your mother particularly was so friendly and generous. I was only disappointed that I didn’t see her before she went to Sardinia to thank her for making our trip so memorable. Your nonna too was delightful and we had a little chat every day – my Italian improved so much over the week as I conversed with your family. My sister had a very happy 60th birthday thanks to your hospitality. I will certainly be recommending it to my friends as a great place to be based in Tuscany.

So please pass on my thanks to your family for their generous hospitality and thank you too for your helpfulness in arranging our visit.
Sep 2010
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Amenities

Siena Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check in by appointment. max 1 hour window between 2-8 pm. Appointment fixed in advance, not on the day. No arrivals after 10pm
  • Documents copies in advance for authorities.
  • Keep the house in good conditions and avoid noise. Take rubbish to refuse island. Must read house information provided.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , twin wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , wash basin
  • Bathrooms have travertine and wooden finish and luxury fittings. The main bathroom features a bath located in front of the window where you can relax looking at the greenery outside. The main bathroom has also an enclosed shower and the area dedicated to the toilet and bidet is separated. We provide towels and soap for your use. There is also an independent laundry room with a wash basin and washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cot added under request. It may go in any bedroom.
  • The main bedroom features corner windows. The Corn bedroom, in the raised portion of the house, has windows on all 4 sides and view toward the countryside and Siena. The third bedroom is a low ceiling cosy room. In special occasions we are able to provide another bed in this room. The cot is put in the apartment only if requested. We provide high quality traditional linens and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
We can provide a private chef. This service is not included in the rent. The end of stay cleaning is included in the rent; extra cleaning and maid service can be booked and paid separately. Please let us know in advance if any of these services is required. We can also provide cooking lessons. They can either be held at the house or at the school. A driver with luxury people carrier is available for airport transfer and for tours; we are happy to help with the booking, but prices must be discussed directly with the driver. Horse riding available.

Reviews

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Casa Borgianni
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews
4

Lovely home in a beautiful garden setting!

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated villa with all the comforts of home! Perfect for our family of six adults.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very Pleasant Experience in Sienna

  • 5 of 5

Five of us were very comfortable and well treated during our week-long stay. Simona's mother brought us tarts and a basket of fresh vegetables from the garden, and generally looked after us well. The tower really comes into its own on Summer evenings. We sat outside and watched the sun's light fade and the moon rise over the buildings of Sienna. Quite a magical place, particularly when paired with a Brunello.

While not in Sienna proper, it is possible (although not entirely pleasant) to walk to town if necessary, but a bus also services the walled city and the drive to one of many parking lots is quick enough. As noted by others, it's quite easy to launch day trips all over the region.

A note on the house: one bedroom has very low ceilings. It was perfect for our seven year old, but might not be appropriate/comfortable for all sizes. On the other hand, the tower room ceiling soars above four walls of windows. For those travelling in groups but craving privacy, note that the tower bedroom door does not truly close without much fiddling and assistance, due to the stairs below it. Not a problem for us, but worth noting as the room is directly above the dining room.

Well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms, great linens, comfortable beds. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL
5

Country living in the middle of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We 5 all thoroughly enjoyed this charming top half of the house, overlooking Siena from what felt like a country estate. Lovely farmhouse feel with elegant furnishings and outside seating and exploring space made formed an excellent base from which to explore the marvelous tuscan hilltowns, Siena, florence, even Pisa and Cinqueterre. or you could just sit at home and relax, with the church bell the only thing to break the silence. Had some wonderful family meals in the dining room with well fitted kitchen and vegetables from the garden supplied by mother of the house. Great grocery shopping close by and of course a good choice of good Italian restaurants close by. Having a car is a great advantage. The VRBO coordinates were off but the coordinates 43°18'09.4N 11°18'50.8E are spot on. Simona was very responsive to all our requests for assistance. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collinsville, IL
5

Amazing Villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Caprera for a week and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this amazing Villa. We were greeted by our host - she was so friendly and her pride in the home showed as she walked us around the Villa, opening windows and showing us the amenities. She provided a lovely homemade dessert, a bottle of wine, coffee and other items to welcome us. The home was beautiful and so well maintained. Our every need was met and we were comfortable and felt right at home our entire stay. We loved how cozy the home felt and thought the paintings on the ceilings and the antique furnishings were so charming. The beds were very comfortable. Our daughter stayed in the roof top bedroom and slept every night with all the windows open. We woke to the sound of roosters and birds and fresh breezes blowing in through the windows. In late afternoon, we sat on the back patio and enjoyed wine and amazing views of Siena in the near distance. Because Siena was so close, we could get to town so easily, which was so convenient for shopping and dinner and wonderful walks about town.

We would go back in a heartbeat! Villa Caprera felt like home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been a pleasure to have you as our guests. Please come back and visit us again soon.
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5

Beauty and comfort in gorgeous surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the Noble apartment in October. The apartment is just beautiful with comfortable beds, lovely modern bathrooms and everything you could want in a kitchen (also everything was spotless). The house is from the ninetheenth century but has been very tastefully modernized. The top bedroom is spectacular with Windows on all sides and the most marvellous views. I don't think the photos really can do it justice. The living room had a big comfy sofa with a good size tv. Someone said in a previous review the WiFi was weak but we had zero problems with it.

The owners were kindness itself with a fresh baked pie waiting for us along with essential supplies such as milk etc. and a bottle of sparkling wine.. They were also incredibly helpful when my husband developed a medical problem and had to see a doctor (taking us there and translating for us, so kind) The house is in a peaceful scenic area with great views of Siena which is a short drive away. It is also a great spot for exploring the surrounding countryside. We had a car but it is possible to without one if so inclined. There is a deli within walking distance and a bus stop where you can catch a bus to go into Siena. If you decide to rent a car, get a small one. Some of the roads off the main arteries are very narrow and winding. Siena itself was very pretty with some excellent restaurants. We had such a great time. We would go back to stay in the villa a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peterborough
4

Charming Villa with Fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Villa Caprera for 2 weeks and loved coming home after a day of touring to relax in style. We were greeted upon arrival by the family who were gracious and welcoming-complete with treats including a bottle of wine and a cake! We were given a tour of the home and shown how to operate the appliances. The villa is updated in the kitchen and bathrooms and furnished with lovely antiques. The DVD player could be improved upon but the TV was great. The photos are very accurate and show the true beauty of the villa. In the middle of our 2 week stay the villa was cleaned and linens changed. The towels and linens are high quality and plentiful.

There is a village deli for quick items and a local grocery within a 5 minute drive.

I recommend a GPS to travel in the area and it located the village Costafabbri easily.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Costafabbri
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Villa Cennina
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
66 Kilometres
Florence Certosa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
in Siena
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Monte Amiata, Abbadia San Salvatore
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Villa Caprera is a farmhouse in the countryside 3 km from Siena. It is an ideal location for visiting the famous city, the Chianti countryside and the towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza and San Galgano and for attending Siena's Palio.

Beautiful wineries in the area are open to the public for visit and wine testing of Brunello, Chianti and Nobile and olive oil production

Close to the villa is the ancient Monastery, built in the X sec AC.

The thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and Petriolo are popular attractions.

The Maremma sandy beaches are 1 hour drive from Caprera.

Other Activities: Canoe and kayak, hot air balloon trips, go kart, hunting, bird watching.

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