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Amazing views in peaceful country setting close to many attractions

Bedrooms 2
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful bright 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apt with sunset views and access to pool

Il Caminetto is a lovely, bright and airy first-floor apartment. It is furnished beautifully, with a good-sized kitchen-diner complete with large relaxing sofa, large open fire with lovely fireplace ("camino" - hence the name) and two lovely double rooms, both with private en-suite bathrooms, one with views over the neighbouring olives and forests, and the other with sunset views of the Tuscan valley as far as San Gimignano and the Apennines. You have a small terrace overlooking the central villa's court-yard, as well as full use of the large Terracotta Terrace with breathtaking sunset views across the valley towards the sparkling towers of San Gimignano the snowy peaks of Abetone. Guests often have their sunset drinks here, or take their evening meals here under the stars. The natural stone-tiled pool area is 50 metres from the house, and offers the same amazing vistas, as well as the opportunity to watch the cheeky swallows having an evening dip in the pool. If you like peace and quiet, you won't be disappointed. At night, there's nothing but the sound of the crickets.

This apartments sleeps 4, but you can also rent the other properties in this isolated hill-top farm to give you a maximum sleeping capacity of 33. So if you have a large gathering to plan (anniversary celebration, gathering of the clans, low-key Tuscan wedding), please get in touch.

Il Caminetto is one of 5 apartments here at Podere Patrignone, a beautiful old 15th Century estate ('podere') which has been lovingly and tastefully restored. Podere Patrignone is set on top of it's own hill reached by a long, winding private road. It is set in 150 acres of forest, olives and vines, with uninterrupted 360 degree views over the Tuscan valley. It's the perfect setting for peaceful walks, sunbathing, cycling and exploring. It has a lovely pool with one of the best vistas in Tuscany. Wake up to the mists rising through the trees and the beautiful views of surrounding vineyards, or catch an amazing sunset over the towers of San Gimignano and the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon. It is divided into 5 self-contained apartments and the Villa, all beautifully furnished in a traditional style.

Other accommodations

We have two other 2-bedroom apartments similar to this one. So if you find that this apartment is not available for the dates you wanted, be sure to check out Le Stalle and La Terrazza.

The other villas we have for you here at Podere Patrignone include:

Il Forno - 1 bedroom -

La Tinaia - 1 bedroom -

La Terrazza - 2 bedrooms -

Le Stalle - 2 bedrooms -

Il Caminetto - 2 bedrooms -

Villa Patrignone - 4-7 bedrooms -

All of Patrignone - 15 bedrooms -

The others can be found on our website: follow the 'Links to more information' below or Google 'Podere Patrignone' to find our dedicated website.

If Caminetto isn't available for the dates you want then please email us and we'll let you know what else is free.


Patrignone is right in the middle of Chianti, at the epicentre of Tuscany's cultural treasures, just 10 minutes from the beautiful hill-top town of Castellina in Chianti, with its restaurants, cafés and shops. Siena is just 35 minutes away, and Florence 40 minutes in the other direction, San Gimignano is 30 mins away, with Volterra the next village along. You really couldn't pick a more central base for your exploration of Tuscany.

More Details

Simon Zimbler
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2017

About Simon Zimbler

Simon Zimbler - owner, manager, olive farmer. 'I live and work on our family’s olive oil Agriturismo in the heart of Chianti with my wife Verity and our three children. We moved to Italy in 2007 to take over the business founded over 25 years ago by my Italian mother. I'm a keen cook, I love wine, and I have an extensive knowledge of the restaurants and wineries around here. For 7 months of the year my main job is to help and advise our guests and to make sure they make the most of their time in Tuscany. The rest of my time is devoted to my beloved olives, and to making sure my extra virgin olive oil is the envy of our neighbours. And there’s always time for a swim with the kids in the pool.'

Verity spends much of her time tending her organic 'orto' (vegetable garden), cooking her 4 course weekly banquets for guests, preparing fresh loafs of bread for new arrivals, looking after our chickens and dogs and boys! Verity sources all of our food from local producers and will be more than happy to share her top shopping tips.

Simon Zimbler purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Simon Zimbler chose Barberino Val D'elsa

My mother moved to the UK when she was 14, but always vowed to move back to her native country at some point. She started looking for a suitable 'project' in Tuscany in the early 80's, and finally settled on Patrignone on 1985. And who wouldn't! She picked Patrignone because she wanted somewhere completely isolated, not overlooked by neighbours, and with a private road not used by anyone else. And, of course, she fell in love with Patrignone's amazing sunset views.

Simon & Verity work hard to make this a home from home and you will be greeted with a welcome pack containing freshly baked bread, local cheese and sliced meats, fruit, tea & coffee, salt & pepper, a bottle of local organic Chianti and our own organic olive oil.

We have lots of knowledge about the local area and will be happy to help advise you on places to visit and to eat at.

What makes this apartment unique

Well, it really is very beautiful here. You can offset the carbon you have used to get here as we are 'carbon positive', getting our power, hot water and heating from the sun and our woods. We're surrounded on all sides by cypress trees, vineyards, and our olive groves. We're on top of our own hill so we have the most amazing views as far as the Apennines. So it's very peaceful and quiet here, and yet we are perfectly situated, just 45 mins from Florence, 35 mins from Siena and surrounded by beautiful hill-top Tuscan towns, the nearest of which is Castellina in Chianti, just 10 minutes away, and well-stocked with shops, bars, excellent restaurants, a brilliant butcher and a good supermarket.


Barberino Val D'elsa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , either double or 2 singles
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
San Donato
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Wine tasting, local markets, bird-watching, nature trails...There are many fantastic vineyards in the area that allow you to go and sample their wares




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund