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Anne Collier

Member since: 2004
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Speaks english, french, italian

Charming Chianti hilltop house, exceptional views, large swimming pool

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Castellina In Chianti holiday farmhouse

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), sleeps 6 + cot

Farmhouse in Siena area, Tuscany, Italy: Well equipped property of 157 M2 forming part of a renovated historic farm hamlet. La Casetta is beautifully restored in traditional style with exposed beams, old terracotta floors, and modern marble bathrooms. It is conveniently arranged over the entire ground floor of a large farmhouse divided into two separate and completely private units. It has its own entrance with private terrace and gardens. There are comfortable arched living and dining rooms and the entire property is equipped with a combination of antique and modern Italian furniture. La Casetta is well-stocked with books, music and videos, and an open log fireplace. There are 2 double and 1 twin bedrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Pools and a tennis court are on the estate.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne Collier (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, italian

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveller reviews

Charming Chianti hilltop house, exceptional views, large swimming pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautiful Tuscan hilltop

  • 5 of 5

We have repeatedly stayed at La Cassetta with our three girls and it never disappoints. Beautiful views from the garden where, in the evenings, you can watch the sun setting over the Tuscan hills. The accommodation is well maintained and equipped and the children love the pool which must be one of the biggest in Chianti! Le Bagnaie is the perfect location for exploring local towns, the nearest being the picturesque Castellina in Chianti. There are also plenty of great restaurants, hidden away in the local country roads, to be explored. All very family friendly and relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

A fantastic stay in the middle of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous villa. We have stayed there several times, and it is my favorite destination. The villa is truly a place that can make you feel at home in just a couple of days. There are three patios for sitting outside and enjoying the Tuscan sun and countryside. Of special note is all the help you can receive if needed. The manager Jackie (who speaks English) is just a call away to answer any questions. And there is a cook Serena who will come and prepare a fantastic meal, serve you, and do all the clean up. What could be better? Of course, the location is perfect, right in the middle of all the cities and things to visit. This is just a perfect spot from which to experience Italy, sit out on the patio, sip great wines while eating meats and cheeses, and watching the sun set. My husband and I live in Florida, and we always look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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5

une maison rêvée, un bijou en Toscane

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison est rêvée pour des vacances en famille. Maison calme, spacieuse, confortable, chaleureuse. La piscine est immense, le tennis est toujours libre. Nous avons accès à un potager et des arbres fruitiers. Le personnel, sur place est serviable, dévoué avec un ménage régulier. La situation est idéale, pour visiter Sienne (à 15 minutes) Florence (à 30 minutes)Lucca, Pise, San Gimignano... Le prix est léger en regard du confort luxueux de cette maison. Le panorama sur les vignes du chianti est splendide.

Je la conseille à tous.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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5

Tuscany's best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Tuscany staying at La Casetta. We had high expectations of the accommodation before we arrived given the photographs, reviews and the description of the house not to mention the information that Anne provided prior to our arrival but that still did not prepare us for the beautiful location of the house with panoramic views of the Tuscan landscape. The house was very well equipped and comfortable for 6 adults and 1 baby and was absolutely sparkling clean and tidy. The gardens were well maintained and just a lovely peaceful place to have breakfast or to sit with a cold drink and admire the views. My husband and I have visited Italy many times but I have to say that we were overwhelmed by the beauty, scents and sounds that attacked our senses while staying at La Casetta. The facilities (the pool, boules area and tennis court) are well maintained. Nearby Castellina in Chianti provides good facilities, a co-op supermarket, grocer, bank, pharmacy, restaurants and various other small shops to entice and delight visitors. The local restaurants in nearby villages such as Lornano and Reserva di Fizzano are worth trying as they are of a very high standard and serve dishes using local produce. There are many places to visit within a 30-40 minute drive including Siena, San Gimignano and the much smaller Greve, Radda, Gaiole, not to mention the local vineyards that surround the property. I very rarely wish to return to the same holiday location as I have so many places that I would like to visit but I would definitely make an exception here as I loved it so much that I didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Royston, Herts, UK
5

Tuscan Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from our 7th visit to this perfect haven in Tuscany. We have been every year since 2005 at various times of the year and the biggest problem we always have is coming home and deciding when we should go next!

We lead fairly busy lives and La Casetta is the perfect location to escape to especially if you feel the need to recharge the batteries.

We normally fly to Pisa, but on this occasion we flew to Rome, spent some time there and then made our way up to Tuscany. Both car journies are very straight forward with the trip from Rome only taking between 2 to 3 hours.

If you enjoying walking there are several walks that you can choose from. Our favourite is the uphill climb to Fonterutoli, stopping for a drink and a bite to eat at the restaurant and then the stroll back down - around 5 to 6 miles in total.

If you have never been to Tuscany I think you will be hard pushed to find somewhere better to rent and I would never hesitate to recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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Richmond, UK
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife & two young children) has stayed at this property for 6 consecutive years, always during the Easter school holidays. We fly to Pisa (BA / Easyjet / Ryanair) and hire a car for the 1hr 40min drive. We absolutely love the place.

The location is unbeatable - on top of a hill with stunning views over picture postcard rolling countryside. It is within very easy striking distance of all the major attractions - (Siena, Florence, San Gimignano etc.) and the nearest town, Castellina-in-Chianti, is a regular draw whether for coffees, ice-cream, restaurants or the butcher.

The property is one of eight that have been developed very thoughtfully from a farming hamlet. Although all the properties have their own gardens and enjoy great privacy, the grounds are managed as a single estate and this gives a great sense of "completeness".

We are always impressed by the constant upkeep of the grounds and the (shared) tennis court and pool are first rate.

The property itself is spacious and well laid out, yet very homely. Everything is clean and well maintained. The decor and fixtures and fittings are of a high quality, with all the esssentials - dishwasher, washing machine, BBQ, asparagus steamer (!) etc. The private terrace and gardens soak up an unrivalled vista.

However, It is clearly much more than just a rental property. It has very much a family feel to it and the owner has always been tremendously friendly and helpful.

For the last two years some family friends (also with two young children) have rented one of the adjacent properties. This place is a regular fixture in our calendar and is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castellina Scalo
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Monteriggioni
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The house is set on a hilltop in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by rolling vineyards, olive groves, and wooded hills. Chianti Classico estates surround the property, including the vineyards of Castello di Fonterutoli, Tenuta di Lilliano and Rocca delle Macie. Castellina, a charming small hill town is 5km distant, Radda and Greve are nearby while Siena is about 25 minutes by car, and Florence less than an hour. The coast can be reached in about 90 minutes, and Rome in less than three hours. There are numerous cultural activities in the region, including opera, music, art and food festivals.The area is supplied with excellent restaurants, the closest being only minutes by car.

Other Activities: sightseeing, vineyards

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Castellina In Chianti, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,604
 
 
april
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,942
 
 
may-june
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,279
 
 
summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,617
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,279
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,942
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$1,604
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,942
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment also accepted in Euro or US Dollars. 5% reduction for 2 week bookings.
Rates for long term rentals available on request.
Rentals beyond 1 week need not be for a further full week and will be charged pro-rata.
25% reservation deposit and £250 damage deposit cheque required up front.
All monies due 6 weeks before start of rental.
Excludes heating and phone (except local cal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Castellina In Chianti, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - shower enclosure
    Bathroom - shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 cot.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The 300 year old Le Bagnaie Estate covers 5 acres, and consists of eight privately owned houses set in exceptionally well maintained gardens, sharing a 20 metre pool, a children’s pool and an all-weather tennis court. There are outstanding 360º views from the hilltop of Le Bagnaie over the surrounding countryside, ranging from woodlands to olive groves and Chianti Classico vineyards and the distant towers of both Siena and San Gimignano. The estate is peaceful, private and within easy reach of the most important sites of Tuscany.