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'Casa Campana' (The Bellhouse), a recently renovated 17th century quarrystone house, is part of a small privately owned hamlet only 2.2 km from the charming wine producing village of Castellina in Chianti. Castellina is known for its rich history and its shops and restaurants, where locals and visitors gather to celebrate the bounty of the Chianti region. Its central location (35 km to Florence, 25 km to Siena, 150 km to airports in Pisa or Bologna) makes it a perfect starting point for all sightseeing trips.
Set aside on the north end of the estate from the few other houses, 'The Bellhouse' will help you realize your dream of real Tuscan country living. This enchanting stone house built on several levels into the hillside offers a large terrace as well as a vine-covered patio, a private pool (5m x 9m x 1.5m), extended leisure areas with a gazebo and a view of the surrounding hills from its sun-drenched position.
Ground floor: living room with open fireplace, library with satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, CD player, service room with toilet, washing machine, maintenance room.
Two steps down there is a dining room, and fully-equipped, recently remodeled kitchen.
Upstairs: 4 bedrooms: 3 with large beds (two single mattresses in one frame) 2 with ensuite shower and bathroom, and 1 bedroom with two single beds.
The property extends over 86.5 ha (approx. 300 acres) and is part of the natural resort of 'Oasis del Chianti,' the only no-hunting zone in the area with an amazing variety of fauna and flora. An island of absolute peace and privacy and the perfect starting point for short or long tours on local roads through the world famous vineyards, forests and olive groves of the Chianti Classico region.
Its close location to the main highways makes it perfect for all kinds of day excursions to places like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Greve, Lucca, Pisa and even for extended day trips to Rome (3.5 hrs. drive) or Venice (3 hrs.).
The house is surrounded by a large, well-maintained garden with dozens of flower pots, ornamental trees (pomegranite, olive, fig, etc.)and citrus fruit trees.
Erin and I bought Casa Campana in 2006 after renting it for several summer vacations. I run a small book publishing house and Erin is a freelance college text editor. We have lived at Casa Campana four months each year since buying it.
Jim Bull purchased this villa in 2006
The location is amazing -- close to Florence and Siena, yet in the Chianti Classico wine growing region, one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. Our house is actually in a nature preserve, so we have many birds, deer, boar, etc., and even fireflies during early summer.
The private pool is the best feature in the summer. Most similar rentals offer shared swimming pools, but ours is completely private and has a lovely view to the north towards Florence.
Hi Jim and Erin
I wanted to let you know what an incredibly wonderful week I had at Casa Campana. Your house is absolutely beautiful and I felt very relaxed the whole week. I loved waking up to the beauty outside my bedroom window everyday!
We went to Siena, Radda, Greve in Chianti, Panzano, San Gimignano, Colle Di Val D'Elsa, and the incredible winery at Badia a Coltibuono. We had an incredible meal at the house cooked by Mikaylah, and also a great dinner in Castellina at Albergaccio.
Thank you for your kindness in helping me arrange drivers- that helped me tremendously.
Hopefully in the future I can travel back to Italy and your lovely and idyllic home!
Casa Campana is a quaint but large solid stone house in the country a few miles away from one of the best Tuscan villages you will find. Great pool, lovely outdoor eating areas, and quiet rural setting make this a relaxing destination, but also easy jumping off point for superb day trips. It was great that 3 of the bedrooms each had their own bathroom.
Only one very minor problem was not finding enough good wine glasses in the kitchen for 6 people after coming home from long hard day of winery touring.
Thanks for the great stay in Chianti.
Casa Compana was exactly as advertised and exactly what our group needed after the hectic flurry of Rome. It was so refreshing to be in the midst of the sounds and sights of nature. The birds, the stars and the evening bell calling the goats off the mountain and down to dinner.
The villa itself is very well appointed. The kitchen is equipped with the finest pots and pans, excellent knives and all of the items that one would want to prepare a lovely meal. All bedding, linens and towels are of the highest quality. We felt very pampered the entire time we were there.
The nearby town of Castellina in Chianti can accommodate all of your shopping needs - groceries, bakery goods, wine as well as a number of interesting shops where we purchased a few souvenirs to take home. There are several restaurants in the area, all of which served excellent food at a reasonable price.
If I am fortunate enough to return to Italy, I would definitely return to Casa Compana. It is apparent that the owners take great pride in this property. It's as close to perfect as I have seen. Thank you.
We came here directly from Barcelona and a very urban (but awesome) experience. Landing at Casa Campana was like a relaxing paradise. The property is beautiful as you drive down the gravel driveway to an inspiring old "mini-castle" we called it. It was just my wife and I and would be perfect for 3 couples and even some kids (although it was nice leaving them home!). There were equally nice bedrooms all with own bath/shower. We were met by a really nice property manager who quickly gave us the lowdown on the house and surrounding area. Everything you need is there and after a quick trip to the local coop we were set for breakfasts and the one and only meal we wanted to cook (in a killer kitchen). We quickly fell into a routine of waking up late, picking out a cool nearby destination (Florence, Siena, and other small towns closer), hitting one of many great restaurants in Castellina and coming home to some wine and an old movie. What a relaxing experience and this area of Tuscany is beautiful with a little town or old castle on almost every hilltop. Driving around this area is spectacular and we wandered into several wine estates to do some tasting (and buying) of the regional stellar varieties. Everything was perfect and our thanks to the owners for sharing such a special spot -- we hope to return soon!
This is a lovely property in the heart of one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. The house is spacious and comfortable, and clearly furnished by someone who cares about their guests' experience. The kitchen is proof of that - both the appliances and the equipment are meant for serious cooking (which you'll want to do because of the wonderful ingredients in the local markets and shops). There are two terraces so you can follow the sun (or the shade) with a Weber barbecue. It's very quiet, the beds are comfortable, and there's a nice little eclectic library. The location is close to Siena, Florence, and numerous charming villages. The nearby town of Castellina has good restaurants and wine shops, and the local museum offers a spectacular view from the top of its tower.
Casa Campana is located in a charming village located centrally for day trips around the region. This property was So charming. The pool was lovely, although we were gone during the day so much that all we were able to do was dip our feet in after along day of sightseeing. The house was set up perfectly for three sightseeing couples. We spent relaxing mornings on the terraces with our coffee. We cooked a couple of fantastic meals with local provisions. In September the weather was a little hot,there were no screens on the windows and as it is the countryside it was quite buggy. We bought screens at the local hardware store. Voila problem solved. This was all of ours favorite vacation! We would love to go back.The owners were very nice and accommodating.
A group of friends and I stayed here for a week while we cycled around Tuscany. We've been doing this for years, each time renting a villa somewhere in Italy, Spain or France. The villa was exactly as advertised and one that I would recommend. It has plenty of room, great kitchen to cook in and a great location just down the road from Castellina where you can buy all the groceries you need.
If you plan on using the WiFi, know that it has a maximum of 10 IP addresses that the router can assign at a time. And, once those are assigned, a new device cannot log-in unless you turn the router off-and then back on again. With 6 people, 6 phones, and 6 laptops, it was a real annoyance.
We can help arrange winetastings and visits to wineries, tasting of local products such as pecorino cheese, wild boar salami, extra virgin olive oil, jams and other homemade specialities, hiking, hunts for wild asparagus in spring and mushrooms in autumn and winter, winemaking activities in September /October & olive picking in November /December, opera, theatre, open air summer festivals and concerts, museums.
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4 night minimum stay
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