|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Do you dream of renting a farmhouse in the midst of a beautiful Chianti wine estate, with panoramic views of vineyards? A quiet haven for friends or family, this Tuscany rental has a furnished terrace for breakfast or enjoying a class of local wine. Located five kilometers from a charming hilltop town, this vacation rental is located midway between Florence and Siena.
Surrounded by the hills of the Chianti countryside, the beautifully restored farmhouse and hayloft are next to each other and share the pool. The estate on which the two houses are located is a large wine estate, with acres of vineyards and woods. Both houses have an outside table and chairs for dining. Casa del Fieno faces the pool, whereas the entrance to Casa del Grano is on the opposite side of the pool. The pool it open from the middle of May to the middle of October. Access to the property is via an unpaved road of two kilometers and parking is available within the grounds.
Ground Floor: The entrance leads to the kitchen, which is equipped with a cook-top, oven, and dishwasher as well as a table with chairs. There is one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-sized bed and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower on this floor.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to an open living room with a fireplace, armchairs, and satellite TV. A dining table with chairs is situated directly adjacent. There are two bedrooms on this floor. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two 90 cm single beds. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Housekeeping: Upon request
This property can be rented with
Casa del Fieno,
under the name
Casa del Grano and Fieno,
to accommodate more people.
Location and view.
Tough drive on road to get there.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino. Not walkable.
It was simply perfect. The owners were very accommodating. Sonia even brought us eggs from her Mother-in-law's hens. Out every window was a glorious vista. Bob and I are artists and enjoyed plein air painting at the villa and surrounding villages. Driving our stick shift Fiat was a daily adventure on the hilly winding roads. We were fortunate to be there when the vineyard started harvesting the grapes. Sonia invited us to the winery to see the process. We took side trips to Venice, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Siena, Greve and lots of small villages. Barberino was having a festival when we arrived and Greve the following week. The people were warm and welcoming. The food, wine and beauty of the country-absolutely glorious. The pool was an added benefit. We felt lucky to have chosen Casa del Grano from all the available villas you supplied. Thanks, RentVillas, for your expertise and help in making this vacation a reality.
The views from the windows. The grapes were ready for harvesting. There were castles and other buildings , groves of olive trees and we were on top of the hill and could see the town of Barberino from our site. The villa had a huge upstairs with tables and chairs, family room and sitting room with lots of windows (along with 2 bedrooms and a bath) that provided us great space to paint on the few rainy days we had.
The thing we liked most and least about the property was the last 3 miles of the road to the property. It was one lane, gravel and rock and rutted. Tough on car and car was always filthy. The good thing about the road was there was very little traffic except the family occasionally which provided great peace and quiet.
We were centrally located between Siena and Florence which made accessibility to many villages easy. Tuscany is a feast for the eyes. We toured Casa Sola, another beautiful winery, took a cooking class in Impruneta, everything seemed within easy reach.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino Val d'Elsa. As the crow flies it would have been walkable, but the rocky road from the villa to the paved road and the winding "z" and "s" curves on the paved road would have been a major challenge.
Tips or Restaurants:
Pack light. The villa has a washer and a rack to dry clothes. No dryer. There was no drain stopper for sink. No A/C but had fan and open windows.
The property is located on a large wine estate five kilometers from the village of Barberino Val d'Elsa, where there are shops, restaurants, a great pizzeria, a market, a bank, and a post office. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Barberino Val d'Elsa marks the midway point between Siena and Florence. The village has an ancient church, castle, chapel, and beautiful views of the olive groves and vineyards that make up much of the Chianti Classico region. San Gimignano is a great place to go for a day trip. As one of the most visited towns in Tuscany, it is known for its rich history dating back to the Etruscan times. It is full of life and things to do. Popular attractions include the famous towers, the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and several museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting tours, art galleries, shops, and delicious restaurants. Numerous celebrations and gatherings are held every year including a music festival featuring theater, ballet, and opera performances, and a Medieval Harvest festival where the people of San Gimignano dress up as knights, play medieval games, and have tournaments. Of course, you'll also want to visit Florence and Siena during your trip. Nearby Attractions: Barberino Val d'Elsa (markets, shops, restaurants, pizzeria, bank, post office, ancient church, castle, chapel), Certaldo (train station), San Gimginano (towers, Duomo, People's Palace, museums, wine tasting, shops, restaurants, annual festivals), Florence, Siena. Siena: 40 km/24.5 mi Florence: 35 km/21.5 mi Certaldo: 25 km/15.5 mi San Gimignano: 18 km/11 mi Barberino Val d'Elsa: 5 km/3 mi