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Pievasciata: Villa with Pool on 25 acres in the heart of Chianti, close to Siena

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Independent villa with pool, exclusive use of the property

Welcome to the Tuscan countryside!

Our stone farmhouse sits on a hillside in Chianti, just 15 km from the center of Siena. We invite our guests to relax in the garden, take a walk on our 25 acres of private woods, and take in the view of the Chianti hills from the private pool. The house sleeps 10 people in comfortable, spacious bedrooms with exposed wooden beam ceilings and terracotta floors

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017


Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Bathroom located in the bedroom with 2 large single beds
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Shower with curtain
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 large single beds, private bathroom with shower.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Pievasciata: Villa with Pool on 25 acres in the heart of Chianti, close to Siena
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Toronto, Canada

Away from it all in Tuscany

  • 4 of 5

At the outset, let me say we did extensive research on accommodation in Tuscany before booking Villa Simo. The owners were ALWAYS responsive and that was appreciated. All our questions were answered.

If you appreciate that this is a farmhouse that has been through a reno (rooms added) then you will love this place. In line with this, you are secluded (totally) and the Tuscan views are exactly what you expect - breathtaking. The Villa was a great base for our day trips.

We loved the wood burning oven - made wonderful pizzas. We also used the BBQ and the adjoining outdoor dining area extensively. The pool is exposed to the sun the entire day, so water temperature was always great!

The wi-fi router is mobile so whether poolside or cooking outside, you can listen to your favorite tunes; just be aware that data is limited (something that we were not made aware of). Other things that may be helpful to future guests:- in addition to the cleaning fee, there is an added cost for use of gas, water (albeit from a well) and electricity. Of the 5 bedrooms, one does not have air-conditioning - this will be a challenge in the summer nights. We were at the Villa in the last week of June, so this was not a major inconvenience. The closest store (basic supplies) is 18 minutes drive (in Pianella). You cannot drink tap water at the villa, so be sure to stock up on drinking water. There are a number of levels/steps from one end of the farmhouse to another, so this may be important for guests with limited mobility.

There are great local restaurants in the area and further than that you can easily pop into Siena. A shout out to Tolaini - wine estate across the road from the Villa - WOW.

In life you make the most of any situation:- we stand by our 4 (more like 4.5) star rating.

Villa Simo has a lot of character and we left with wonderful memories of our stay. Thank you Simonetta and Cristiano.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very authentic rustic villa in the Tuscan countryside.

  • 4 of 5

The architecture is classic. Heavy wood beams in the roof with clay tiles spanning the rafters. Large fireplace in the main room adds to the ambiance. Comfortable beds in the three large bedrooms that we used. Clean bathrooms, although a little small. The dining room is very spacious and has a beautiful view of the countryside. The kitchen was well lighted and had plenty of counter space. You will need a car here because it is 20 minutes to the grocery store or train station in Siena. The owners were very nice and helpful.

Overall, it was a very peaceful, remote getaway experience at a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope to have here again.
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Une magnifique semaine

  • 5 of 5

L accueil de Simonetta et Christiano fut chaleureux. Un bon gâteau maison et une bouteille de vin nous attendaient dans une belle demeure bien équipée et fort bien adaptée au farniente toscan. La climatisation des chambres et la piscine spacieuse furent très appréciées sur une semaine de canicule.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot for relaxing and exploring!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit was even better than our first! We have been wanting to come back to Villa Simo since our stay 5 years ago. It was as wonderful as we remembered. The owners Simonetta and Cristiano are warm and welcoming, providing information on the villa as well as the surrounding area, and they take such great care of their beautiful villa.

There were 8 of us across 3 generations, and the house was perfect for us. We cooked dinner every night in the well-equipped kitchen then sat around the long dining room table with the windows open overlooking olive groves and vineyards until the sun set. We used 4 of the 5 bedrooms - though it was warm, we only used air conditioning in 2 bedrooms - the evening air was cool. The pool was a highlight - early in the morning we would take a dip or have coffee and read poolside, and after a day of exploring small hill towns, we loved coming back to a refreshing swim.

We highly recommend a wine tour and tasting at Tolaini, a local winery that grows its own grapes just 1km from the villa. Several times through the week we had to pop over to the winery to purchase more wine to accompany our Italian meals in this gorgeous setting!

We have wonderful memories of our week together at the villa - where the pace of life is slow and we treasure our time together. This is the perfect place for relaxing and a great base to explore Siena and small towns in Tuscany. We hope to be back again someday. Thank you, Simonetta and Cristiano!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing these wonderful comments! It's so great to know that our guests had great time at the villa, it means a lot to us. We hope to have you back soon. Ciao ciao
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  • 4 of 5

Wunderschön gelegenes und ruhiges Ferienhaus. Wir haben das Haus so angetroffen, wie es in der Beschreibung definiert wurde. Rundum zufrieden. Die Vermieterin ( deutschsprachig ) war jederzeit erreichbar. Traumhafter Pool mit entsprechenden Liegemöglichkeiten.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments! We look forward to having you here again.
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Ein traumhaftes Haus mit einer traumhaften Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir, eine Gruppe von 10 Personen, durften eine wundervolle Woche in diesem schönen Haus verbringen. Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig auf einem Hügel mit einem tollen Ausblick auf die sanften Hügel der südlichen Chianti-Region. Es bietet mit seinen 5 großen Schlafzimmern und den 3 Bädern viel Platz. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet mit allem, was man benötigt. Im Essraum lässt es sich mit 10 Personen an der großen Tafel vorzüglich speisen. Die Schlafräume sind stilvoll mit teils wunderschönen alten Schränken und Sekretären eingerichtet. Die Betten sind hervorragend und die Aussicht durch die Fenster teilweise atemberaubend. Der Wohnraum mit seinem großen offenen Kamin, bietet abends eine gute Möglichkeit bei einem guten Rotwein beisammen zu sitzen. Die Internet-Verbindung (WLAN) ist schnell und war sogar bei vielen Nutzern ausreichend. Die Außenanlagen mit Pool, der im Sommer sicherlich toll ist, sind gepflegt und mit ausreichend Sitzmöglichkeiten ausgestattet. Die Aussicht ist einfach nur traumhaft.

Wir wurden bei unserer (durch einen Streik leider um einen Tag verspäteten) Ankunft von den sehr netten Vermietern empfangen. Uns wurde sogar angeboten, kostenfrei einen Tag länger zu bleiben. Simonetta, die übrigens sehr gut deutsch spricht, hat uns durch das Haus geführt und uns alles gezeigt. Das Haus war sauber, von den üblichen "Mitbewohnern" mal abgesehen. Die Hausübernahme und die Übergabe am Tag unserer Abreise waren sehr unkompliziert.

Die Lage des Hauses ist perfekt als Ausgangspunkt für Tagestouren sowohl in die nördliche ( Florenz, Arezzo, San Gimignano ),als auch in die südliche Toskana ( Lago Trasimeno, Crete etc. ).

Siena ist ca. 15 Km entfernt, hier gibt es einen großen Coop-Supermarkt, in dem man wirklich alles bekommt.

Die Crete senisi sollte man sich bei einer Fahrt von Siena nach Asciano natürlich nicht entgehen lassen. Auch ein Abstecher nach Umbrien

(Orvieto, Lago di Bolsena, Civita ) lohnt sich bei einer Fahrzeit von ca. 1,5 Std. durchaus.

Insgesamt haben wir eine sehr schöne Woche hier verbracht und würden definitiv wiederkommen.

Simonetta, grazie per una settimana meravigliosa nella vostra casa !

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentar sind wir sehr erfreut Wir sind sehr glücklich dass ihr einen schönen Urlaub verbracht in der Villa Vielen Dank für das Haus in sehr guter Zustand verlassen Wir werden Ihnen gerne Gäste wieder zu haben Sie sind immer willkommen
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Pianella, Ponte a Bozzone
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Piombino (ferry to Isola d'Elba)
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Pianella, Ponte a Bozzone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Cecina mare
Car: necessary

The house sits at the end of a private road that runs 350 meters to the center of the property. The private pool is 12 x 4 meters, with a splendid view of the countryside. We invite you to immerse yourself in the absolute tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside.

Outside, the large patio offers tables and chairs for dining al fresco, overlooking the hills. If you enjoy cooking outside, try barbecuing at the outside grill or making a pizza in the garden’s wood-burning oven. Inside, the dining room table comfortably seats all 10 guests, so that you can enjoy your meals all together. The full kitchen is well-equipped, and the living room boasts a large, original fireplace.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A refundable safety deposit of € 200,00 is due upon arrival. At the end of your stay, your deposit will be returned to you, barring any property damage.
Gas is not included and must be paid upon check-out (€ 5.60 per m3). Electricity is also not included and must be paid upon check-out (€ 0.35 per kw).
Cleaning fee: € 100, to be paid at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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