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House in green surroundings at the edge of a small village

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,463 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bath, living rooms, fireplace, 2 terraces, large kitchen, 6 people

Casanova di Ricavo lies in the midst of old trees on the shoulder of a Chianti hill with a scenic look over the Colli senese richly covered with woods, vineyards and olive groves. It lies only a few walking minutes above the picturesque medieval village Lecchi, which belongs to the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti.

The immediate surroundings offer many travelling possibilities. In a 10-minute drive you reach f.e. Radda, the historical principal place of the ‘Lega del Chianti’, in day trips you can discover Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Montalcino or Pienza. In the hot days you can walk to the "pozze", water basins with icy cold water washed out of the stone by a small rivelet.

The house is comfortable and well equipped. There is a chimney, central heating, dish washer and washing machine as well as a kitchen with all you need. Two big terraces, a shady terrace and a sunny terrace join directly the house. Every room has access to one of both terraces.

You find further information under www. casanova-di-ricavo. com

More Details

Owner
Familie Elsholz
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Familie Elsholz

The warmth and hospitality of our Italian neighbours has made it easy for us to find our second home in this beautiful area.

Light, perfume of nature and thousands of impressions of the countryside are the reasons for our long stays in Lecchi.

We would like to give you the opportunity to share with us this beauty, the vast view over the countryside, the good wine and our tasty olive oil. We'll be happy to welcome you at our beautiful Casanova di Ricavo.

Familie Elsholz purchased this house in 1989

Why Familie Elsholz chose Lecchi in Chianti

The country house is situated on the top of a hill, right above the pittoresque medieval village Lecchi. Thus we are in the midst of nature, but can also walk in a few minutes to the lively community with a small grocery, a bar and a restaurant.

What makes this house unique

In the course of the rebuilding the Aia (threshing floor) was converted into a generous and sunny terrace with a fantastic over the hill scenery of the Colli senese (Sieneser Chianti mountains).

Here you can enjoy your breakfast, have a lush lunch, and in the evening marvel on the colourful sunset.

A snug terrace overshadowed by a gigantic oak joins the lower floor. From here one has a dreamlike look over the wine yards and olive groves of the countryside of Lecchi. Especially on hot summer days this terrace offers a miraculously cool resort outside.

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Lecchi
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Siena Nord
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Lecchi
Car: necessary

Casanova di Ricavo lies in the midst of old trees on the shoulder of a Chianti hill with a scenic look over the Colli senese richly covered with woods, vineyards and olive groves. It lies only a few walking minutes above the picturesque medieval village Lecchi, which belongs to the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti.

The immediate surroundings offer many travelling possibilities. In a 10-minute drive you reach f.e. Radda, the historical principal place of the ‘Lega del Chianti’, in day trips you can discover Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Montalcino or Pienza.

In Lecchi you will find a small grocery store with many local culinary specialties as well as a bar, where you can start the day with a typical Italian espresso. There is also a restaurant, which offers typical Toskanian dishes. As a guests of the house you have the possibility to try the products coming from our own farm: wine, olive oil ‘extra vergine’, Vinsanto and red wine vinegar.

In the hot season you can jump into the "pozze", which can get reached within fifteen minutes walking downhill. Le pozze are basin-like shaped potholes, that were eroded into the rocky ground of the Toscanian mountain.

Amenities

Lecchi in Chianti House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1463 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Hunde und andere Haustiere bitte nicht in der Dusche waschen. Müll und Flaschen bitte entsorgen. Stets das Haus u. Eingangstor abschließen.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 king
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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House in green surroundings at the edge of a small village
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
4

Great Stay; Great Hosts; Great value

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home in Lecchi. The residence is located on a large property which the owners also have a home. There is complete privacy at the rental home, with a large terrace with lounges at the rear and an outdoor eating area off of the kitchen. We have 2 large dogs who loved the property and house and the owners' 2 friendly Great Danes (which mind their own business on their side of the estate). Our only wish would be a more user-friendly kitchen with more lighting and a bigger refrigerator (we are American, so our experience is bigger). This is not a problem, however, and we adjusted without issue. The bedrooms are large and the bathrooms are beautifully tiled. The house is very clean.

The owners are a wonderful couple who genuinely care that you have a good experience on your visit. We loved talking to them although our Italian is pico and our Deutsche is zero. Juergen speaks English very well so never a problem. Thank you Juergen and Dana, our family had a wonderful time and we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Accueil très chaleureux et attentionné très belle maison et grands volumes vue magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Quelques équipements supplémentaires genre micro-ondes et canapés seraient bien venus et surtout la climatisation, 40 degrés en permanence pendant notre séjour

Jurgen ( Klein Jeorg) le propriétaire très disponible et prévenant

À faire et refaire absolument avec plein d'amis les surfaces sont de taille

Corinne Claudine Bertrand et moi

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Nice house in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The house fits the description well: 3 large bed rooms, a nice living room with at big dinner table and a not too big kitchen (but similar to other rentals we have used).

The terrace is wonderful and using the property in July, that was where we spent most of the time.

The host is welcoming and easy going.

Lecchi is a small but charming city, and Gaiole in Chianti (15 minutes drive) is worth a visit as well.

A car is an absolute requirement. Remember the mountainous area, when you're calculating driving time.

One word of warning: We were there in a very hot and dry period, which meant the the nearby water basins were a bit low on water and therefore not really tempting.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Der Gesamteindruck war gut.

  • 3 of 5

Wir waren in der Zeit vom 13. bis 27.05.17 im Ferienhaus. Das Haus war sehr sauber. Die Verwalterin sehr hilfsbereit und nett. Es standen bei unserer Ankunft Kaffee, 1 Flasche Wein, Butter sowie Brot und Kekse bereit. Auch die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter war sehr gut. Er war hilfsbereit und für jede Frage bekamen wir sofort eine Antwort. Leider war das Haus abends und auch tagsüber sehr kalt trotz Tagestemperatur von fast immer 27 Grad. Besonders in den Bädern war es sehr ungemütlich kalt. Das haben wir als großes Manko empfunden. Auch fanden wir die Sitzmöglichkeit im Wohnzimmer etwas dürftig (keine Couch). Ansonsten können wir das Haus nur empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Bella Italia

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Casanova di Ricavo. Nice place to take off and discover the beautiful Chianti region. Great hospitality from the owners, we have had a wonderful holiday ! Greetings from Belgium from all of us :-) Nona, Fé, Carine & Chris

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet, nice surrounding, enough space in the house

  • 4 of 5

There were two nice terraces by the house. Always a place in the shaddow and in the sun. The beds were sleeping very good and the sleepingrooms are large. The kitchen had al facilities. We mist a bench and a cozy decor in the livingroom. The village had a very good restaurant en you can buy everything in a groceryshop. The surrounding is very beautiful. The Potholes are very nice for children to visit. The owners of the house were very friendly and hospitable to us.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Die Preise beziehen sich auf das ganze Haus für 3 Personen/ Erwachsene ab 18.Jahre.
Wird das Haus von mehr als 3 Personen genutzt, erhöht sich der Preis pro Person um EUR 10,00 pro Nacht., höchsten auf 150,00 bis 6 Personen. Kinder bis 18 Jahren sind frei. .Familien mit Kindern zahlen maximal € 120,00 pro Nacht.
In der Heizperiode wird die Zentralheizung nach Verbrauch abgerechnet und ist extra zu bezahlen. Die Schlussreinigung ist inklusive.
Il prezzo si riferisce a tutta la casa e vale per tre persone.
Per ogni ulteriore persona chiediamo gentilmente 10 € a testa (per notte).al massimo € 150,00 per 6 persone.
Bambini fino a 18 anni non pagano.Una famiglia paga maximum € 120,00 per notte
Per periodi in cui bisogna accendere il riscaldamento chiediamo un supplemento in base al consumo.
Le pulizie sono incluse nel prezzo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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