We are in love with this villa. You will feel it too the moment you arrive. Casual elegance. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a soft white cotton T shirt and your favorite jeans, barefoot, curled on a sofa that envelops you, wrapped in a lightweight beige cashmere Ralph Lauren throw. A tranquil atmosphere, inside and out. To top it off, you just happen to be in one of Italy's most desirable locations: Chianti. Close to many wonderful places on your bucket list, you are a short drive to a lovely medieval village, 20 minutes to Siena, 50 minutes to Florence and so many beautiful towns, villages and scenery in between. A week will go so fast, better stay for two.
The property includes three acres of land, and is composed of two villas: The main house, and the original 16th
century barn that housed the animals. The estate is surrounded by nature, yet surprisingly you are only 10 minutes from the medieval village of Castellina in Chianti, one of the major villages along the Chianti wine road. Wineries abound making it easy to enjoy a tour and tasting or a trip to one of the many nearby villages and be home right after lunch for a swim in the pool on a hot summer afternoon.
The Main house accommodates up to 10 guests and features a custom-designed kitchen furnished with an authentic working fireplace from the Middle Ages. The interiors feature a maze-like succession of open and intimate spaces filled with an abundance of natural sunlight. Finely crafted Tuscan antiques were sourced from around the region and refurbished, and include custom-made hand-carved wood furniture and fine artifacts – large mirrors, elegant tables, finely upholstered chairs and seating, ornate sideboards, and hand-carved wood and wrought iron chandeliers. Each en-suite bathroom has been outfitted with Italian Tuscan marble and travertine stone.
The Granary is the perfect bolthole. With a sumptuously decorated open living and dining room replete with the original stone backdrop, a fully equipped custom chef kitchen featuring grey Italian marble countertops and a kitchen island, and a pergola-covered outdoor dining area with a large travertine table that seats up to 14 people. On the upper level, both bedroom suites benefit from magnificent countryside views and large en-suite bathrooms with Roman double showers.
The outdoor spaces are breathtaking. An expansive additional living space. Take in an afternoon soaking up the sun around the heated saltwater swimming pool or engage in a friendly match of bocce ball while the kids play on the trampoline or a game of badminton or ping pong. Or soak up the solitude of nature with a walk in your own olive grove. Multiple terraces offer secluded places when you need one. Finally, relax on the wisteria-covered pergola for an evening of fine dining, panoramic views, and cherished memories. The saltwater swimming pool can be heated on request
MAIN HOUSE 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10 guests , 3,230 Square feet
Large chef kitchen with authentic Tuscan fireplace, pergola-covered outdoor dining area featuring a stone kitchen, and professional grill. Small study and laundry room with washer and dryer.
Guest Suite #3: Large Queen/ Twin bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request), with private terrace, bathroom on the upper level with shower. Upstairs adjacent dining room, and small exercise room.
Primary Suite #4: King / Twin bed, (76 inchesx 79 inches can be separated on request) with private entrance, en-suite bathroom with shower. Adjacent study room with printer and iPad.
Guest Suite #5: Large Queen /Twin bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request) with private terrace, en-suite bathroom with double vanity, and shower. Adjacent study room with printer and iPad.
The spacious open double living room with an adjacent foyer includes a large traditional Tuscan fireplace.
Elegant dining room
Small fully equipped kitchen with induction stove, dishwasher, and fridge.
Exercise workout room
Primary Suite #1: Large Queen/ Twin size bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request), en-suite bathroom with shower. Adjacent living room and foyer with original 17th-Century wood-burning fireplace.
Guest Suite #2: Large Queen / Twin bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request), with spectacular views, en-suite bathroom with shower, small walk-in closet. Adjacent to the living room.
THE GRANARY 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 guests, 1,830 square feet
Chef kitchen with pergola-covered outdoor dining area and Ofyr grill
Spacious open space living room with adjacent dining room
Laundry Room with adjacent guest bathroom (disabled accessibility), access to the pool.
Primary Suite #6: Double-height ceilings, King / Twin bed (76 inches x 80 inches can be separated on request), en-suite bathroom with his/her vanities, and large double Roman shower.
Guest Suite #7: Large panoramic windows with beautiful views, large Queen / Twin bed (67? x 79? can be separated on request), en-suite bathroom with double vanity, and large double Roman shower.
The silence and privacy of the estate create a deceptively secluded atmosphere where guests feel miles away from civilization. In reality, you are just a short distance from town and an infinite choice of adventures, excursions and experiences to indulge both the imagination and the senses.
Beautifully landscaped, with your own olive grove, and views over the Chianti Countryside. The upper pool level has been designed for larger gatherings, perfect for group yoga, and the possibility of tents for private events and small weddings
2 Built-In Stone Outdoor Kitchens
Covered Pool Patio with dining table and chairs
Heated Swimming Pool ( heating additional )
Professional Gas Grill and a Fire Pit Style Flame Grill
Several Alfresco Dining Areas
Sunbeds, Umbrellas, Seating Area with Sofas
Wood Burning Stone Fire Pit
Wood Burning Pizza Oven
7 Full Baths
2 Half Baths
Media Room, Small Gym, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, 2 laundry rooms
All beds can be converted into two twins (single) beds
Large Queen/ Twin bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request), with private terrace, bathroom on the upper level with shower.
King / Twin bed, (76 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request) with private entrance, en-suite bathroom with shower. Adjacent study room with printer and iPad.
Large Queen /Twin bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request) with private terrace, en-suite bathroom with double vanity, and shower. Adjacent study room with printer and iPad.
Large Queen/ Twin size bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request), en-suite bathroom with shower. Adjacent living room and foyer with original 17th-Century wood-burning fireplace.
Large Queen / Twin bed (67? x 79? can be separated on request), with spectacular views, en-suite bathroom with shower, small walk-in closet. Adjacent to the living room.
Double-height ceilings, King / Twin bed (76 inches x 80 inches can be separated on request), en-suite bathroom with his/her vanities, and large double Roman shower.
Large Queen / Twin bed (67 inches x 79 inches can be separated on request), en-suite bathroom with double vanity, and large double Roman shower.
7 Bathroom with Shower
Washer and Dryer,
Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels,
2 Washers/Dryers, Bocce Ball, Ping Pong Table, Wood burning Pizza Oven, Professional Gas and Flame grills, Fire Pit, Trampoline,
Air Conditioned / Heated - Central
Baby Crib and Highchair ( 2 each )
Bed linens, 400 count, Plush towels, Hypo allergenic mattresses and pillows, Bathrobes Honeycomb weave
Bose Sound Dock speaker iPhone compatible
Coffee Machines: Filter Drip Starbucks American Coffee and Lavazza Espresso Machine
Filtered drinking water
Kitchen - fully equipped and with an authentic Italian cooking fireplace
Housekeeping - Daily hotel style
iPad | Apple
Multiple terraces for al fresco dining
Olive Grove on grounds
Ping Pong Table
Safe Deposit Box
Sonos Wireless Sound System
Sustainable Villa - Green solar power home, 100 percent renewable electricity, Rainwater collection system for landscaping irrigation, waste recycling
Swimming pool is heated on demand
Welcome Aperitivo and Dinner
DISTANCE TO PARKING: 10 meters
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Florence 50 minutes, Pisa 1 hour ,
Rome 2 hours 45 minutes
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Castellina -Montereggioni, 16 minutes ,
Poggibonsi and Siena 27 minutes
NEAREST BUS STOP: 500 meters south of the villa La Tenuta ,
2 kms, north of the villa La Tenuta
CITIES AND TOWNS: Castellina in Chianti 10 minute drive
Panzano in Chianti 20 minute drive
Greve in Chianti 30 mintue drive
Siena 20 mintues
San Gimignano 30 minutes
Florence 50 minutes
Volterra, Montalcino for Super Tuscan wines, Montepulciano for Vina Noblie wines, 1 hour
Bolgheri for Super Tuscan Wines 1 hour 40 minutes
Lucca and Pisa, also Cortona and Arezzo 1 hour 20 minutes, Barga and the Garfangnana 45 minutes from Lucca, 2 hours from the villa
Pienza and the val d'orcia, 1 hour 10 minutes
Forte dei Marmi & Viareggio Beaches 1 hour 40 minutes
Umbria Region : Assisi and Orvieto 1 houir 30 mintues to 2 hours
SERVICES: NEARBY : 7 minute drive: Restaurants, one of Tuscany's best gelato shops, small shops highlighting local artisans, artistic and food. Plan on a visit to the weekly market, every Saturday in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm. grocery store is a 10 minutes drive
Supermercato 12-minute drive
Wineries - many within a 5 to 10-minute drive