Villa near Siena, Tuscany - Set Amidst Its Own Olive Groves With Views Over Countryside, It Offers Total Privacy
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Extraordinary Villa in Spectacular Setting
Too-good-to-be-true, yet it exists, and we were lucky enough -- would almost say blessed -- to be there for a glorious week. The villa and surrounding acreage are beautiful, well-tended and equipped with every convenience. The pool is large and in a dream-like setting with views of the valley below. The housekeeper/gardener is efficient; the chef on hire is so good you won't want to eat dinner anywhere else. The instructions on how to use the house (and how to appreciate the art and history of this part of Tuscany) are detailed, foolproof and deeply informed. The library (both print and video) is brilliantly stocked. There are many lovely outdoor places -- verandas, porches, dining spots. Even the resident chickens in the coop out back are friendly and highly productive. Siena is a 15 minute drive away; the other famous hill towns and Chianti Road are not far. But you will be highly tempted not to go anywhere once you are moved in. You can see what da Vinci saw in and of the landscape without moving an inch. There are not enough stars to say how terrific this place is.
Amazing house in beautiful location
The house was beautiful. We stayed with 8 of us including children and a baby and we had a huge amount of space. The layout means even with many more people you’d feel that you had enough room. The separate farm house means there are two kitchens and living rooms. The views are amazing and we used the heated pool even on a slightly cool week in April.
The owner was so helpful, giving lots of information before and during our stay and quickly resolving a small problem we had during our stay.
The kids loved collecting the eggs and spending time outside. We could have happily spent the whole week at the house!
The small village nearby had everything we needed though it was best to drive as the walk meant being on the road which wasn’t ideal with kids.
We all loved our stay here and would love to return!!! Would highly recommend!
Very grateful to Samantha for finding the time to write the review and so glad everybody loved the house and gardens. Very pleasing too that they enjoyed the heated pool despite the chilly weather!
The family were perfect guests - 'molto per bene' as our housekeeper described them. They even locked up the house without being asked!
Impressive property with magnificent view
Our special family vacation was exceptional thanks to this exquisite property. We loved the rooms, the comfie beds, the marble bathrooms, the amenities (what a coffee maker in the villa!), the location, the pool, Domenico the chef, Angela the property caretaker, the plants, flowers, rosemary bushes (!) and the wonderful communication from Flavia. All was even better than described. It was one of our very best vacations. We can't wait to return and all felt incredibly lucky that Flavia was sharing this place with us. Thank you!!
Wonderful house and location with lovely terraces in both sun and shade! The house was very well equipped and we lacked for nothing. It was also very beautifully decorated and VERY comfortable. The swimming pool was ideal for both very young children and adults. Having Angela,the housekeeper, come in every day was so helpful and made the holiday very stress free. She was lovely and provided a very inobtrusive service.We also made use of the catering service available which proved to be well worth it as the chef was delightful and went out of his way to be accommodating to the various dietary requirements of our party. Flavia, the owner, was wonderful and made sure that we had a fabulous holiday. We will certainly return and savour the delights of this property again. Thank you to everyone involved for a great stay!
Thank you so much for writing such a nice review and also for taking the time to write it as I know what a drag it can be to be asked to write a review. I will pass on your comments to Angela and Domenico who will both be chuffed!
And we will look forward very much to welcoming you and your family back.
You never quite know what to expect from a house by seeing the posted photos but these did not do the house justice. This house is superb. We were a party of ten adults and felt very comfortable in this large spacious house. Clean, modern and elegant. Casabianca is lovingly looked after.
With close proximity to Siena and the charming village of San Rocco all amenities were at hand. The chef Domenico prepares the most wonderful meals and after a hard days sightseeing it was great to relax "at home" and have a great meal .
The only problem was we didn't book two weeks.
Thank you so much for this lovely review. Angela (our housekeeper) and I do put a lot of love into both the house and garden, so it is particularly pleasing to see our efforts appreciated. Thank you again! And please come back!
The holiday we had hoped for.
Our family of nine ranging from 18mths to 80yrs couldn't have been more thrilled on our arrival at Casabianca ....so much space and more importantly the ability to have the space for independence depending on different needs be it a quiet read.(what a library to choose from too!) feeding the hens and collecting the eggs or a swim in the lovely well maintained pool. The situation of the house is just stunning with such wonderful views of Tuscan countryside
The comfort and quality of the interior furnishings are superior with wonderful bathrooms everywhere or so it seemed! The kitchen too is so well equipped that I would like it myself!
Angela was at hand to help with anything we needed and is a gem. The suppers we had prepared and cooked by Dominiqua were delicious.
Flavia couldn't have been more helpful in the booking and the many questions I had for her in the run up to the holiday.
Such happy memories of a very special holiday and I would recommend it anyone.
Do hope to go again!
Special interest holidays:
We can provide (at extra cost) guided tours of local vineyards with the opportunity to taste the local brunello and chianti wines. If you are staying in the villa when the famous Palio horse race is taking place in Siena (there are 2 races: one at the beginning of July and one in the middle of August), we can arrange the purchase of seats.
The nearest beach is about 1 hour 15 mins drive but there are hot springs only about 30 mins away.
Pisa and Florence airports are respectively 1 and 3 quarter hours and 1¼ hours drive from the villa.
The villa is about a 1½ mile from the village of San Rocco a Pilli which has a large variety of shops including an excellent supermarket. Siena is about 15 mins away by car and Florence about 1 hour and 15 mins.
There are a large number of restaurants within easy reach of the property ranging from a 2 star Michelin restaurant to very cheap but good trattorie.