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COUNTRY FARMHOUSE WITH MAGNIFICIENT GARDENS NEAR SIENA, TUSCANY

Simona Bencini

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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COUNTRY FARMHOUSE WITH MAGNIFICIENT GARDENS NEAR SIENA, TUSCANY

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Siena - Villa Caprera

Picturesque Liberty estate with a farmyard in a surrounding of olive groves

Villa Caprera is part of a Liberty village built in 1890 by Garibaldi doctor. The place has retained its original charm, still offers all modern comforts and facilities; Ideally located for visiting Siena and its countryside, the Chianti area, the 'crete senesi' and the Maremma seaside.

You enter the villa through a picturesque square with an ancient iron well.

The interiors feature wooden floors and objects of the Italian design tradition. Stylish linens, bed covers and table ware complete the house furniture.

For its elegance, the villa is an ideal accommodation for wedding celebrations, honeymoons, romantic escapes.

Details for holiday farmhouse Casa Borgianni, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The three bedroom top floor has been recently renovated and fitted with wooden floors, stone bathrooms, typical countryside furnisher mixed with some modern Italian design. The apartment includes a scenic double height dining room with a stone staircase, fresco ceiling paints, a bedroom in the old sweetcorn room with a 360 degree view.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Simona Bencini (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am back in Australia after a wonderful 6 week holiday. The highlight was the week in Siena in your family’s apartment. It was even more beautiful than the photos on the web and exceeded our expectations. Your parents were so welcoming and so attentive – your mother particularly was so friendly and generous. I was only disappointed that I didn’t see her before she went to Sardinia to thank her for making our trip so memorable. Your nonna too was delightful and we had a little chat every day – my Italian improved so much over the week as I conversed with your family. My sister had a very happy 60th birthday thanks to your hospitality. I will certainly be recommending it to my friends as a great place to be based in Tuscany.

So please pass on my thanks to your family for their generous hospitality and thank you too for your helpfulness in arranging our visit.
Sep 2010
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Casa Borgianni
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews
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Casa Borgianni
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p455240
+0044 -798 5272868
Siena Siena Area
826
5

Beauty and comfort in gorgeous surroundings

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for a week in the Noble apartment in October. The apartment is just beautiful with comfortable beds, lovely modern bathrooms and everything you could want in a kitchen (also everything was spotless). The house is from the ninetheenth century but has been very tastefully modernized. The top bedroom is spectacular with Windows on all sides and the most marvellous views. I don't think the photos really can do it justice. The living room had a big comfy sofa with a good size tv. Someone said in a previous review the WiFi was weak but we had zero problems with it.
The owners were kindness itself with a fresh baked pie waiting for us along with essential supplies such as milk etc. and a bottle of sparkling wine.. They were also incredibly helpful when my husband developed a medical problem and had to see a doctor (taking us there and translating for us, so kind) The house is in a peaceful scenic area with great views of Siena which is a short drive away. It is also a great spot for exploring the surrounding countryside. We had a car but it is possible to without one if so inclined. There is a deli within walking distance and a bus stop where you can catch a bus to go into Siena. If you decide to rent a car, get a small one. Some of the roads off the main arteries are very narrow and winding. Siena itself was very pretty with some excellent restaurants. We had such a great time. We would go back to stay in the villa a heartbeat.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Borgianni
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p455240
+0044 -798 5272868
Siena Siena Area
Peterborough
4

Charming Villa with Fabulous views

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed at Villa Caprera for 2 weeks and loved coming home after a day of touring to relax in style. We were greeted upon arrival by the family who were gracious and welcoming-complete with treats including a bottle of wine and a cake! We were given a tour of the home and shown how to operate the appliances. The villa is updated in the kitchen and bathrooms and furnished with lovely antiques. The DVD player could be improved upon but the TV was great. The photos are very accurate and show the true beauty of the villa. In the middle of our 2 week stay the villa was cleaned and linens changed. The towels and linens are high quality and plentiful.
There is a village deli for quick items and a local grocery within a 5 minute drive.
I recommend a GPS to travel in the area and it located the village Costafabbri easily.
I highly recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Borgianni
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p455240
+0044 -798 5272868
Siena Siena Area
4

Merveilleux séjour

  • 4 out of 5
Cet appartement est vraiment superbe, complet, bien équipé et très bien situé à un jet de pierre de Siena. L'accueil par la mamn est agréable et elle fait tout ce qu'elle peut pour vous aider, vous renseigner, ... et rendre ainsi votre séjour encore plus merveilleux, tout en restant très discrète. A recommander
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Borgianni
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p455240
+0044 -798 5272868
Siena Siena Area
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
5

Picture Perfect Location and views to die for

  • 5 out of 5
This villa is the perfect spot to stay if you are in Tuscany and want a central location for exploring the nearby hill towns. It is only 3 km from downtown Siena. You really can see Siena out of the bedroom window! The unit is in the upstairs part of the villa, which is situated at the end of a very small road with several absolutely charming villas surrounding a central courtyard. Truly a perfect setting with stunning views, olive groves, a monastery up the hill, ringing bells and roosters crowing in the morning. I felt like I was in a movie set. The villa has been updated beautifully. The kitchen has anything you could imagine if you want to cook in. The bathrooms were state of the art and spotless. Even the bed linens were of the finest quality. We were met with fresh flowers, a bottle of local wine, coffee and staples to get us started. Wonderful hospitality! There is a great little restaurant within walking distance-good food and good value. There is also a small grocery store for basics. You can catch a bus into Siena at the end of the small road, although we had a car so never used the bus. Very quick access to the autostrada and touring small towns nearby was a breeze. Renting with Simona was very easy via email and she always responded to emails promptly. She even gave us some advice on renting a car.

Three minor issues...
1. The "air conditioning" is lame at best. We specifically looked for places to stay with a/c since we visited in the heat of August (100 F every day). Technically, there is A/C-There are two small wall units in two of the bedrooms (not the master) and they did absolutely nothing to cool the place down. Not even sure they were working properly. At night we would open all the shutters and windows and it would cool down but there were a couple of very warm and uncomfortable nights. There are no screens which didn't really matter since there weren't any bugs!
2. The wifi is very weak. Not a big deal to us since we weren't there to go online but it was slow.
3. Ask for directions from downtown Siena. We had a GPS but the small village of Costafabbri where the villa is located was not found by our unit. We spend a good 35 minutes driving around in circles trying to find it.

Overall, this rental far exceeded expectations. I would definitely stay here again-not in August though! It looks exactly like the pictures and we loved it!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Borgianni
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p455240
+0044 -798 5272868
Siena Siena Area
Austin, Texas
4

A beautiful serene place above Siena

  • 4 out of 5
The apartment itself--we were in the 3-bedroom--is impeccably designed, clean, white, with beautiful furniture. The upstairs bedroom--the corn room--is spectacular. The sitting room with TV and couches is the coziest room, and we spent our time there or in the kitchen.

Everything works and the kitchen is fun to cook in. We ended up eating and cooking in the kitchen, or walking down the hill a bit to a good plain restaurant. Also within walking distance is a delicatessan so you don't have to fear running out of wine, cheese, olives, milk, bread, or many other delicious foods.

There are two bathrooms, one deluxe and the other smaller and more spartan. The children's bedroom has three single beds and is cozy and old-fashioned in a sweet way.

There were four in our party—my husband and I, and another couple. We were spending three weeks in Italy and were determined not to rent a car and to use public transportation. Villa Caprera is in a small group of buildings surrounding an antique well. The buildings are lovely and in perfect trim, a small community set on a high hill. Below, a Tuscan landscape and a wild highway down to Siena. We took the nearby bus to the city and from there took the bus to Florence. When we left, we took a bus from the main train station to our next stop--Montepulciano. Our stay was very slightly restricted by the bus schedule but you can always get a reasonably priced cab ride back up to Costafabbri if you stay in the city past the last bus.

Simona's father very kindly took us our first day to a big grocery store where we did a major shop. Other than that we relied on the little store or the excellent Wednesday market in Siena where vendors from all over Tuscany come to sell food, leather goods, and everything else.

The property is clean, well-maintained, and just as described. This wouldn't be a good place to be with toddlers--some delicate furnishings plus an open stone staircase--but with older children it would be fine. The garden is lovely with lots of rosemary, lavender, and flowers, and while it wasn't the weather for outdoor grilling, we could see that this could be done easily.

The Bencini family is very kind, gracious, and helpful.

For those who want to be instantly on the bustling streets of Siena, not the right place. An excellent place for those who like a quiet retreat after busy days. And you could hardly ask for a more beautiful view.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Casa Borgianni
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p455240
+0044 -798 5272868
Siena Siena Area
Prescott, AZ
5

A wonderful stay - Villa Caprera

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed a week at Villa Caprera during the first week of October. Everything was perfect for our visit. We gave an indication of our anticipated arrival time and were met immediately at the house by the owners. They helped us to our apartment, gave a quick and easy tour of the ammenities, showed us the rooms and left us to relax. Villa Caprera was very easy to locate from the autostrada and is in an excellent location with relationship to visiting Siena. The area is very quiet, seeming rural yet we had easy access to whatever we needed. Siena was very close, easily reached and we spent many hours visiting the town.

The apartment was very clean and spacious; the HomeAway description and photos were true to their word. The apartment was well stocked with kitchen and cooking utensils, the bedrooms were pleasant (and very relaxing for sleeping). The garden area also had a table with chairs and garden chairs. We did spend some time being warm and lazy in the garden enjoying the view of Siena across the small ravine.

This is an excellent place to stay for a small family or two couples. There is plenty of room for enjoying each other or for some quiet time alone. The two full bathrooms are in excellent condition (the master bathroom is very nice....), with newer fixtures that are well maintained. These were definite pluses.

We did use the available WiFi; it was reliable and the speed was acceptable for our needs which did include a couple of video calls. Another plus for us.

We enjoyed our time immensely here; we will definitely stay here again when we visit the Siena area again. With Siena nearby, the Chianti region (amazing) very easily accessed, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Marrema and Montalcino all to be visited; there is no reason not to visit the region and to stay at the Villa Caprera. A perfect spot to stay and take in all the enjoyment so close by.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Costafabbri
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Villa Cennina
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
66 Kilometres
Florence Certosa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
in Siena
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Monte Amiata, Abbadia San Salvatore
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Villa Caprera is a farmhouse in the countryside 3 km from Siena. It is an ideal location for visiting the famous city, the Chianti countryside and the towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza and San Galgano and for attending Siena's Palio.

Beautiful wineries in the area are open to the public for visit and wine testing of Brunello, Chianti and Nobile and olive oil production

Close to the villa is the ancient Monastery, built in the X sec AC.

The thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and Petriolo are popular attractions.

The Maremma sandy beaches are 1 hour drive from Caprera.

Other Activities: Canoe and kayak, hot air balloon trips, go kart, hunting, bird watching.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Siena, Siena Area

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Fall - Winter 2014
5 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€600
for 4 nights
From
€150
€980
 
 
Christmas 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
for 7 nights
€1,350
 
 
Winter 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
€600
for 4 nights
From
€150
€980
 
 
High Season 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
for 7 nights
€1,350
 
 
Fall - Winter 2015
24 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
€600
for 4 nights
From
€150
€980
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
for 7 nights
€1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes Key pick up and check in by appointment. No concierge. We kindly request to keep the appointment and evaluate any possible delay when confirming the time of arrival. Any unforesseable delay to be communicated promptly. Extra fee for arrival after 8.00pm; please discuss with owner if required.
No smoking inside the house
Only the number of guests agreed upon booking will be accepted

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Siena in Siena Area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , twin wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , wash basin
  • Bathrooms have travertine and wooden finish and luxury fittings. The main bathroom features a bath located in front of the window where you can relax looking at the greenery outside. The main bathroom has also an enclosed shower and the area dedicated to the toilet and bidet is separated. We provide towels and soap for your use. There is also an independent laundry room with a wash basin and washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cot added under request. It may go in any bedroom.
  • The main bedroom features corner windows. The Corn bedroom, in the raised portion of the house, has windows on all 4 sides and view toward the countryside and Siena. The third bedroom is a low ceiling cosy room. In special occasions we are able to provide another bed in this room. The cot is put in the apartment only if requested. We provide high quality traditional linens and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis
Notes:
We can provide a private chef. This service is not included in the rent. The end of stay cleaning is included in the rent; extra cleaning and maid service can be booked and paid separately. Please let us know in advance if any of these services is required. We can also provide cooking lessons. They can either be held at the house or at the school. A driver with luxury people carrier is available for airport transfer and for tours; we are happy to help with the booking, but prices must be discussed directly with the driver. Horse riding available.
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