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Marina Baillie

Member since: 2007
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

CHIANTI VILLA in heart of Tuscany sleeping 12 - Farmhouse Villa and Studio

7 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Siena Area holiday villa

Totally secluded, stunning sunset views, self-contained studio, pets welcome

Podere Scopeto is a villa and a separate studio sleeping maximum 12. The house is high up on a hill at about 600m above sea level with outstanding views towards the sunset. It overlooks woods, vineyards and the medieval towns of Radda and Castellina. The nearest town is Gaiole (15 min) in the triangle of Siena, Florence and Arezzo. It is in the middle of the Gallo Nero classic wine region with Brolio, Castello Meleto, Coltibuono on your doorstep.

We have a large saltwater pool with spacious sun terraces and pergolas which offer our guests boyant relaxation, but for the more energetic there are miles of woods and hills to walk in beyond the 30 privately owned acres surrounding the house. It has a huge BBQ with enough chairs and tables to seat 24 comfortably on one of three terraces. More secluded hammocks and picnic places are dotted around the property under the shade of our olives and sweet chestnuts. We have reliable crystal clear water from our own well and faultless heating and plumbing system. 2 fireplaces cheer our winter visitors. From the main road you drive 2 and a half km through the woods on an un-tarmaced road which is not suitable for low-slung vehicles.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marina Baillie (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Immer wenn wir in Scopeto ankommen legt sich sofort eine wunderbare Entspannung auf uns, dieser Ort ist was ganz besonderes, das schöne Tal mit den grünen Kastanienwäldern, das geöffnete Tal und der Blick in die Ferne mit den sanft geschwungenen Hügeln, nicht zu vergessen die Ruhe, herrlich ! Das Anwesen liegt in verschiedene Terrassen und Ebenen eingebettet und bietet für jeden Anspruch, Gemeinschaft, Rückzug, Sonnen, Baden, Kochen u.v.m. .. ideale Voraussetzungen. Die Häuser sind mit viel Liebe und Geschmack sehr persönlich eingerichtet, was es von vielen Ferienhäusern positiv unterscheidet. Gerade für eine große Gruppe, Familie, Freunde ist wirklich genug Platz. Die große Küche mit Kochinsel, das gemütliche Wohnzimmer, die Morgen-, Mittag-, und Abendterrassen lassen einen abwechslungsreichen Tageslauf "mit der Sonne" in und um das Haus zu. Die "häuslichen" Dinge wie Wäsche, Sauberkeit, Praktikabilität, Funktionalität, aber auch die Tips und hilrfreichen Beschreibungen der Vermieterin Marina Baillie lassen nichts zu wünschen übrig, man fühlt sich sehr gut betreut. Das vom Haus zu sehende kleine mittelalterliche Burgdorf Castagnoli ist sehenswert, feine Weinverkostung inkl.. Gaiole hat eine der typischten Restaurants, wie man sie sich herrlicher in der Toscana nicht vorstellen kann, ganz einfach, ganz regional, hier kocht die casalingha, man isst mit Polizisten, Bauarbeitern, englischen Expads, Familien, usw. und ist im Himmel ! Die weitere Umgebung mit den klassischen toscanischen Städten braucht man nicht weiter zu beschreiben, deshalb kommt man ja auch hierhin ! Montevarcchis Ipercoop ist ein Erlebnis für sich, nicht weniger der Prada Outlet (ja!). Und noch was; wir haben die Fahrt auf dem ziemlich langen Ziehweg immer als großen, sportlichen Spaß gesehen. Wir können das "Ferienhaus in den Bergen" nur wärmstens empfehlen !

My Response

Im Herbst ist es so wunderschoen! Wir wissen, dass Sie gerne gut essen und gerne spazierengehen und das ist so besonders erholsam wenn es etwas nicht mehr so unglaublich heiss ist und die Weinberge sich in allen Farben in der goldenen Sonne spiegeln und die Oliven an den grau-gruenen Baeumen reifen. Vielen Dank fuer die netten Worte und wir hoffen, Sie kommen bald wieder.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

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Farmhouse Villa and Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

A fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! Very rural and quiet. The perfect remedy to city living. The house, pool and scenery were truly amazing. Will definitely return for more R&R. Thanks so much Marina for letting us stay in your wonderful holiday home. It was magical.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and come back soon for more R&R!!
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5

A wonderful stay in the heart of Chianti

  • 5 of 5

We have incredible memories from our stay in Scopeto. The house is situated in classic Tuscan countryside with amazing views in an idyllic location. We felt like film stars! The house has everything you could possibly need (and more!) and has some beautiful features. We whiled away peaceful days flopping in and out of the large pool with a backdrop of the Chianti hills and went for walks in the nearby forest. Evenings were spent sitting on the wall facing the views, sampling the delicious local wines with home cooked pizza or pasta topped with the mouth watering local produce. Our stay here will live long in our memories and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wundervolles Haus in idyllischer Einsamkeit

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist fantastisch und man fühlt sich sofort zu Hause. Die vielen Terrassen ermöglichen eindrucksvolle Blicke in alle Himmelsrichtungen. Tagsüber spielen die Kinder auf den Wiesen und am Pool, der große Koch- und Essbereich (innen und außen) lädt zum ständigen Kochen und Plaudern ein und bei Regen und an kühleren Abenden geniesst man die Ruhe am Kamin - kurzum: der perfekte Ort zum ausspannen! Wir kommen wieder!

Julia und Christian aus Berlin plus Kinder

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with magical views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and obviously a much loved home. The sunset views are amazing and sitting by the pool under the blooming roses with a glass of local wine, a bowl of olives and a view over the rolling hills they are grown on, is what my holiday dreams are made of. Owners very helpful. House clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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5

Great house in quiet Toscana

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house in the middle of Toscana with a fantastic view. Great swimming pool and garden as well as the inside decoration. Everything to feel like at home.

Just make sure you do not have a sport car to go to the house, but the house deserves the last 10min of forest path /way if you want to enjoy peaceful holidays.

The owners are also really helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and I hope you come back to Scopeto - with your bikes for the 'Eroica Bike Race' or just for a holiday at any time of year.
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5

This time in Scopeto - Diesmal in Scopeto

  • 5 of 5

Who is the One, seeking quietness instead of the hectic everyday life in office and also at home? This one really wants to sleep into the day without any disturbance and just live into the day, like it was in the old days. He really doesn‘t want to see nor hear of any strangers to disturb him. He just wants to pop up, when he likes it, and looks for his secret retreat, that no other one knows of.

That‘s like it is in Scopeto! If you want it, you can be in half an hour on the Campo in Siena or in some more than an hour to Florence, just by car. You got a wonderfull, undisturbed view high up in the mountains of the Chianti, a lovely pool and a fine house for the holidays of the year. There‘s enough room for the plenty of Your‘s, but also a place to retire from the busy world.

What is the price for it? The one, who likes it busy, will be at bore. The one, who wants an easy access, will curse the long and weary road. But the one, who is in the need to find Himself, he will come again and again.

Philipp from Leipzig

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Wer ist es denn, der in seinem Urlaub Ruhe vor dem Alltag im Büro und seiner Hektik sucht? Dieser Zeitgenosse möchte endlich einmal ohne Störung ausschlafen und in den Tag hineinleben, wie es vor langer Zeit ganz normal war. Er möchte also weit und breit keinen fremden Menschen sehen oder hören. Er möchte nur dann ,Auftauchen‘, wenn es ihm gefällt. Und er möchte einen geheimen Rückzugsort für sich, den andere nicht kennen.

So ist es in Scopeto! Wer will, ist in einer halben Stunde in Siena auf dem Campo, in einer guten Stunde in Florenz, er hat eine wunderbare, unverbaubare Aussicht hoch in den Bergen des Chianti, Pool und ein schönes Ferienhaus mit kleinem Nebengebäude, Platz für viele - aber auch die geheime Abgeschiedenheit von der geschäftigen Welt.

Womit ist das erkauft? Wer es trubelig liebt, der wird sich langweilen! Wer den schnellen Zugang will, der wird den langen Weg verfluchen. Aber wer einmal diese Ruhe und das Finden seines Selbst wieder braucht, der kommt immer wieder.

Philipp aus Leipzig

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Pisa/Florence
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Siena or Montevarchi
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A1 at Valdarno
Car: necessary

Look at the map and imagine a point in the centre of a triangle Arezzo, Siena and Florence: three great Italian Renaissance cities, their treasures, markets, restaurants, spaces and events beckon guests from Podere Scopeto. Nearer at hand, the great houses of our area hold frequent concerts, the markets towns, gems like Radda, Volpaia, Castellina, Greve offer their summer festas, wineries with their world-famous labels invite you to sample their wine and new olive oil . Hikers, bicyclists and horse riders can make their own way along the high level paths and rides of the Chianti hills savouring the pine scented breezes. As one of our guests said last year: 'We have been in paradise'.

Other Activities: wine tasting and gastronomy.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
18 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$790
A$4,918
 
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$4,391
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$703
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$703

To confirm booking we expect payment of 50% of total rental at timeof booking. The balance to be paid a month before start of the stay. A deposit of £ 400 for a week's stay will be reimbursed 3 weeks after departure apart from final cleaning if more than 10 hours, any bad breakages or missing things and possible excessive gas and electricity.
If the booking is cancelled I will reimburse 100% of the payment made if and when new rentals have been secured for the property. 50% of the rent is to be paid at the time of booking, the remainder a month before your arrival. We also ask for a deposit of 400 Euro (£350) per week to cover the final cleaning, if more than 10 hours, any excessive use of gas and electricity and bad breakages. The deposit will be returned minus the above expenses within 3 weeks of departure. It is possible to pay directly via homeaway with a credit card but the cost incurred to us for this (variable, ask us for details) will be taken out of the deposit at the end of your stay.
You are expected at the house after 3pm on the day of your arrival and we ask you to leave as soon as possible after 9pm on the day of departure to leave enough time for the cleaning and bed-making etc for the following guests. Many thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Siena Area, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Indian bedroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Large bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Small bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Capanna bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The Master and Indian bathrooms are en suite for their double bedrooms - the large bathroom is surrounded by three bedrooms and the small bathroom is downstairs as a 'overspill' possiblilty. All have modern fittings and traditional tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 double bed , Sunset views en suite bathroom and shower
    Indian bedroom - 1 double bed , En suite shower bathroom
    Bali bedroom - 1 double bed , Romantic 4 poster with hangings
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 1 child bed , 4 Poster beds
    Tower room - 2 single bed , Up spiral staircase
    Capanna - 1 extra lg. double bed , Self contained studio 60 m from main house with shower room
  • All bedrooms have at least one mosquito blind on the windows.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
It is possible to rent just the Main House (sleeping 10 plus babies/toddler) or the Capanna and have a romantic holiday for two there.