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CHIANTI VILLA in heart of Tuscany, super-large pool, 14 ha property, sleeping 10 - Farmhouse Villa and Studio

Bedrooms 6
Space 500 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



Farmhouse Villa and Studio

This old farmhouse was restored a few years ago so that it combines traditional Tuscan elements with all modern comfort, terracotta floors, wall-central-heating, perfectly working bathrooms and fire-places. The Main House sleeps 10 adults plus one toddler. The 'Capanna' about 60m away has a large living room with kitchen and seating area with cast-iron wooden stove (as well as central heating for the winter months) and sleeps a couple very comfortably in a super-large bed on the balcony above the sitting room with its on-suite bathroom with shower. All rooms are furnished with beautiful often antique furniture. Two open fire-places invite our guests to read, play, feast or watch the satellite television with a choice of DVDs and many books in German, English and Italian. The kitchen is the center of the house, with a large Lanache gas oven with 6 rings and 2 ovens and a large marble-covered island. Many terraces surround the house and are accessible through French doors.

About the property

Villa in Chianti

Restored from the ruin of a typical Tuscan farmhouse Podere Scopeto sits high on a hilltop at 600 meter above sea-level (which means summer nights are just perfect outside) The Main House of Podere Scopeto sleeps 10 so with the Capanna (about 60m away from the Main House) included it is 12 all together, but there is also a small sofa/bed for a toddler in one of the bedrooms. We do have 2 more put-up cots for tinies and two old wooden high-chairs. Scopeto 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 (5m x 14 m) 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 12-18 comfortably on the 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. Our bathrooms are modern and work perfectly and every bed- and bathroom has at least one anti-mosquito screen in a window. 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, caravans or bikes but fine for normal cars driven slowly. We are happy to let you stay for the annual 'Eroica' traditional bike-race in October though, which takes place every year in Gaiole.

More Details

Marina Baillie
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

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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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
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.

Available Rentals

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To confirm booking we expect payment of 50% of total rental at time of booking. The balance to be paid a month before start of the stay. A deposit of £ 500 for a week's stay will be reimbursed 2 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. From the deposit we take the £10 per person for sheets&towels and it also covers the extra hours of 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 2 weeks of departure.
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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Gaiole In Chianti, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There are steep walls holding the terraces and an open pool on a higher terrace - parents are responsible for their children!
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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 bathrooms of the 'Master' and 'Indian' bedrooms are en suite - the large bathroom has a large roll-top bath and is surrounded by three bedrooms and the small bathroom is downstairs as an 'overspill' and has a shower enclosure . All have modern fittings and traditional tiles.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is possible to rent just the Main House (sleeping 10 plus babies/toddler) or just the Capanna and have a romantic holiday for two there. There are two fireplaces, one in the sitting-room area and another one around the corner in the dining area. . There is no telephone, but mobile phone reception is ok. We have a ping-pong table under a pergola, which also converts into an outside table.


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Farmhouse Villa and Studio
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  • 3 of 5

The drive is a major problem. Very rough and very steep. Also steep drops. The property is extremely isolated and surrounded by tinder dry woodland. It is approximately 12 minutes duration and a very scary drive. After that it is a 15 minute bendy road down to the village. So it is difficult to go anywhere.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the drive is long, we do it in 8 minutes and we and our guests seem to be fine with it driving slowly, but if you have never gone off an asphalted road and are in a panic about driving along a road with a hill on one side and a dip on the other side and through lots of trees then don't come to Scopeto! This is what Sally wrote to me, but did not bother putting into the Review: Dear Marina We did receive our deposit back today with thanks. We enjoyed our stay and the kids all enjoyed the pool and being together. The outside table was great for all eating together. However, it was so hot that you couldn't really sit out until after 8.00pm. The house was very well equipped and we all enjoyed the table tennis and the games and DVDs etc. It was a good size for two families and it had good bathrooms and enough of them. We also thought the pool was wonderful. My mother was very happy in her cabana!
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Fantastic holiday, amazing house and setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing family holiday at Scopeto. The house is super comfortable and user friendly. The setting is incredible! We played, we relaxed, we went sightseeing, we drank local wine and had the time of our lives. The pool is huge and the pool area fantastic. The BBQ and kitchen are top notch as are all the rooms. Marina was very helpful both before we booked and afterwards. We could not have been happier and will definitely go back. Tough to beat to be honest!

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are so happy that you had a great time. Hope you come again to enjoy another great holiday at 'Podere Scopeto'.
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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: 04/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and come back soon for more R&R!!
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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: 29/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 28/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 07/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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