Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Double height sitting room with open fireplace and dining area to seat 14
Snug/TV room with Sky, Netflix etc
Master bedroom super king sized bed, en suite bathroom with bath and shower
Double bedroom with king sized bed and en suite shower room
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
Bedroom with 2 bunk beds to sleep 4 children
Large shower room with loo
Capanna (30m from the main house)
Open plan bedroom with super king sized bed, en suite bathroom with freestanding shower and bath
Infinity swimming pool (14 x 7m)
Chicken coup for fresh eggs
Garden with lavender, roses, rosemary, olive and fruit trees
33 hectares of own grounds
Large terrace/pergola with 2 marble tables one to seat 18 people
Seating area for drinks
Ceiling fans in the bedrooms
*Please note this house has no air conditioning but all of the bedrooms have ceiling fans and the elevated position of the house means it catches a cooling breeze.
The gardener can supply vegetables from the garden if in season and can also bring fresh bread in the morning- payable locally.
Set in the middle of the Chianti region, Tuscany
Gaiole in Chianti is the nearest small town with the famous Chini butcher, a bakery, small supermarket, pharmacy, bank, grocery, deli and a selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Gaiole is 20 minutes by car.
There is a brilliant supermarket in Montevarchi, 25 minutes by car.
Siena is 45 mninutes by car
Florence is 1hr 15 minutes away by car
Fly to Florence (1 hr 15 minutes by car), Pisa (2 hrs by car), Bologna (2 hrs by car), Perugia (2 hrs by car) and Rome (3 hrs by car)
The nearest train station is Montevarchi Terranouva (25 minutes by car) with trains to Florence Santa Maria Novella (45 minutes)
A large 4×4 car is essential. The house is 3km down an unmade dirt track from the main road.
Gaiole is the centre for the Eroica bicycle race in October and there are a couple of excellent bicycle hire shops.
There is good walking and cycling in the surrounding hills, along with plenty of good wine tasting. The Florentine wine making family Frescobaldi have recently opened a delicious restaurant above Gaiole. Other local vineyards for wine tasting include Badia Caltibuono, Castello di Brolio and Castagnoli.
The Palio horse race in Siena happens twice a year on 2nd July and 16th August with a series of events in the 2-3 days before each race.
There are also numerous opera and music festivals during the summer.
A stunningly beautiful house, creatively and thoughtfully decorated. The private valley location, surrounded by native woodland reveals magnificent starry skies at night.
The wide terrace overlooking the lawns has plenty of places to sit and admire the view, whilst the pool is one of the prettiest we’ve seen, surrounded by herringbone tiles.
*Please note that guests will need to hire a large manual 4×4 car to reach the house, as it is 3km along an unmade dirt track from the main road- totally worth it though!