Il casellino – 15 Guests
✓ Rooms 2 doubles (1 private bathroom), 3 with 2 beds , 2 sofa beds – Guests 10/2
✓ Bathrooms 2/shower, 1 private, 1 bathtub – Fly screens on all windows
✓ 3 washers and dryers – 3 dishwashers
✓ 3 Sat TV – Wi-Fi connection – (indoors and in the courtyard)
✓ Furnished courtyard
✓ Pool 20 x 9m ( 1 April – 15 October) – Sunning deck – Gazebo
✓ Final cleaning
✓ Crib in request
✓ Outdoor private parking
✓ Daily cleaning – for €140 per week
✓ Heating – Set charge of €200 per week
Il Casale appears before your eyes at the end of a lane of cypress trees. It is an elegant country house where from every room you can gaze out over the gentle landscape dotted with olive trees. The characteristic rooms are vintage rustic and have beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. They are embellished with items that echo farm life, and furnished with wooden furniture and warm English-style country house wall paper. Older spaces on the upper floor have been turned into charming bedrooms and the sitting rooms are heated with open fireplaces and made cosy by the warm hues of the wallpaper, and they welcome guests who love simplicity and understated elegance.
Small house – 1 master bedroom, 1 sofa bed 140cm wide, 1 bathroom w/shower – Guests 2/1
Extra services : Cook on request, Dinner upon arrival, Transfer
Distances: Florence – 20 Km; Greve in Chianti – 21 km; Siena – 45 km; Arezzo – 53 km; San Gimignano – 60 km; Volterra – 80 km; Cortona and Pienza – 90 km.
Description: The private, cypress-lined dirt access road from the main road is about 150 m long and the only fork is where the open and covered parking areas are. From the road you reach the lawn onto which the oil mill and the main Casale, connected buildings, give.
Ground floor – The entrance gives way to a living room and its comfortable American-style kitchen (five burners, grill, electric oven and microwave oven, dishwasher, electric kettle, espresso machine, American coffee maker, toaster) and dining area with walnut fratino table; (there is also a glass door which leads outdoors). Four steps lead from this area to the main living room with fireplace and reading nook. A separate sitting area houses the sat TV and has a door leading to the outside. There is a washer and dryer on the premises.
Upper floor – 14 steps lead to the upper floor where there is a master bedroom with private bathroom and small boudoir, while further along the hall is a bedroom with twin beds, desk and small boudoir, a bathroom with tub and another room with twin beds and desk. Each room has wood beamed ceilings and all of the windows look out over the surrounding gardens.
From the kitchen of the first unit one accesses a large pantry with a big refrigerator and freezer, and a characteristic scale (plus a small service room for the cleaning staff), and from here along the hallway is the second unit.
Ground floor – Living room with corner fireplace, a picture window looking out over the treed lane, a dining area with table and open kitchen (five burners, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, electric kettle, espresso machine, American coffee maker, fridge and freezer), a hallway with the washing machine and a small bathroom with shower; 8 steps up take you from the living room to a small room with a sat TV and two single sofa beds which can be separated by a wooden Chinese screen; you can access the courtyard from the living room through a glass door (a secondary access door to the house).
Upper floor –11 steps up and you get to the master bedroom with a walnut bed and small desk, at sunset the light comes in through three large tilting windows with a great view over the valley below. It has a ceiling fan. Up a few stairs is a bathroom with tub and a small room with two single beds, ideal for children and done in pastels colours. It has windows facing the swimming pool. The upper bedrooms have slightly sloping ceilings.
Dépendance (small house) – Just a short distance from the courtyard is the smallest house. The bright open-space layout has big windows with views of nature, white curtains, a master bedroom with antique wooden bed, a 140cm wide sofa bed, a central fireplace with a small bathroom on one side and a small wall-kitchen on the other (electric oven, microwave oven, fridge, electric kettle, American coffee maker). There is a washer and dryer on the premises.