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.
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 - www.vrbo.com/179137
La Tinaia - 1 bedroom - www.vrbo.com/1011343
La Terrazza - 2 bedrooms - www.vrbo.com/1012036
Le Stalle - 2 bedrooms - www.vrbo.com/147492
Il Caminetto - 2 bedrooms - www.vrbo.com/884529
Villa Patrignone - 4-7 bedrooms - www.vrbo.com/163783
All of Patrignone - 15 bedrooms - www.vrbo.com/700132
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.