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CLUB MONTECCHIO - HOME FROM HOME IN TUSCANY- 2 LUXURY RENTAL HOMES, LARGE POOL

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James Benfield

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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CLUB MONTECCHIO - HOME FROM HOME IN TUSCANY- 2 LUXURY RENTAL HOMES, LARGE POOL

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Castelnuovo Berardenga - Villa Casale Montecchio

Villa on private estate with 2 Luxury vacation homes, lge pool, Siena views, .

WHY A 'CLUB'?

Mainly because this area has so much to offer and we hope guests will want to visit more than once. But also because what we offer is much more than a conventional 'self catering' rental. Our 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' weekly RATES cover: a generous WELCOME HAMPER of speciality foods & wines from top quality local suppliers, PLUS as much FREE Montecchio HOUSE WINE as you wish, throughout your stay. 'New For 2013' our FREE COCKTAIL TRAY of branded spirits and local liqueurs such as Limoncello. Complimentary CONCIERGE SERVICE provided by local hoteliers, who help with everything from booking restaurants, to fixing a cookery class or even a massage, onsite at Montecchio! ; ALL ENERGY COSTS - very expensive in Italy! ; all linens & towels(inc pool) with cleaning and change of linens every 3-4 days, and at end of stay; continuous supply of Fragonard bathroom toiletries and daily consumables (everything from dishwasher tablets to Montecchio's own Olive Oil!). Baby Cots/Cribs with linens, and High chairs, where required. Indoor & Outdoor Games, as well as Pool Toys for the Large Pool (19m x 6m , shared, open 01/05-31/09); DVD, Video & CD libraries offering a wide choice; FREE WiFi in all houses.

The result, we think, is 2 Comfortable Vacation Villas, that really feel like 'Home From Home', from the moment that you walk through the front door. We hope that you will be tempted to come and judge for yourselves!

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Details for holiday villa Il Prato, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

A spacious Two Bedroom north-facing house with spectacular views across the Chianti hills and the hilltop village of Montebenichi. Sleeps 4. *Large wrought iron four-poster Double with en suite full bathroom(shower over bath). *Twin with iron bedsteads and en suite full shower room *Ground floor lounge through to kitchen-dining room,with Tuscan style kitchen *Sofa bed in lounge(use agreed in advance; supplement charged) *Utility room with washing machine,ironing board & safe *Terrace has natural shade for much of the day *Hammock under trees in privacy of garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

James Benfield

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Montecchio is home in Tuscany to James and Penny Benfield, where we spend half of the year, and which we enjoy sharing with guests.

We had the great good fortune to 'fall over' the best spot on the beautiful Villa Arceno wine estate, when contemplating the right place for a vacation home. After 30 years of living in Central London, and spoilt by a jet set corporate lifestyle with lots of travel, we needed something exceptional, in beautiful setting, away from the developed centres of tourism.

James Benfield purchased this villa in 1998

Because it's a 'little piece of paradise' :

- off the tourist track,

- in a stunning location on a hilltop, with the breathtaking scenery of the Chianti hills on all sides,

- in the countryside, but surrounded by picturesque villages, and just 20 minutes from the Renaissance gem of Siena,

- and most important for 'foodies', the area offers a wealth of good restaurants & quality wineries.

HOME FROM HOME standards of comfort and luxury.

Because we controlled the renovation of the large Tuscan farmhouse from the very beginning, we were able to develop the property with the emphasis on privacy. As a result, Montecchio is made up of PROPER HOUSES, and NOT APARTMENTS, as would be the norm in Italy. Each house has a separate outlook, private garden, and segregated parking pergola.

Both rental houses were designed and furnished in the same style as our own place, filled with pieces of art & furniture from our own collections, and the kitchens equipped to professional standards.

The result, we think, is two comfortable Vacation Villas, that feel like 'Home from Home', from the moment that you walk through the front door.

All this plus the owners' in-depth knowledge of the area, and it's amenities, with the 'inside track' on everything on which local retaurants are 'hot' currently, to where to park safely & legally in Florence|!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy

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Il Prato
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
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Il Prato
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p95620
+44 7879476002
Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

Amazing

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
We arrived on a sunny afternoon at Club Montecchio on Novemver 16th. The location is very nice and everthing inside and outside the house in a very well-kept shape. The house is very well equiped. The owners have shown a very good taste chosing furnitures and decoration for the house. The welcome package (with lecker, sorry yummy, food from the region) The house bar and the house wine and the good service from the house keeping team during our stay were other highlights . The region has somany nice things to see like the Siena, Greve etc and so many good tavernas and restaurants where you will forget time ans space and just enjoy on these nice dishes.
We will be back in 2014.
Thanks to Penny and James!

Michael Scholz, Düsseldorf, Germay
Owner's Response: Michael's comments about the area really capture the essence of what Chianti offers travellers who love gret food & good wine in relaxed settings. That was a big part of what brought us here!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Il Prato
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p95620
+44 7879476002
Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

Montecchio was a vacation I'll never forget

Montecchio was a vacation I'll never forget
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
The villa was how I imagined living in Tuscany. A private drive to our villa with breathtaking views. A sunrise every morning that can't be captured in a photo, although I tried. The interior of our three-bedroom villa was designed and furnished with such Tuscan style and quality...more than we ever expected. The photos and copy on the Home Away website just can't capture the beauty. The villa is stocked with so much complementary food, wine and branded liquors. We arrived hungry and tired and we didn't have to think about finding a local restaurant, we had so much cheese, fresh bread and pasta and on and on. The owners are so cordial and caring. They made us feel so welcome. All of the restaurant recommended by the owners were excellent and nearby. Information, maps and reviews of many towns nearby were very helpful. Housekeeping and concierge service were always available and very helpful. I can go on and on, but I'll just stop here.
Owner's Response: We confess that it is lovely to read this review, as Charles F is a professional man, and he and his wife have a rental place of their own, so we felt some pressure, especially as we were not "in residence". However, we clearly did not need to worry, as our wonderful housekeeper(full time), and the hotelier friend who provides our complimentary Concierge service did us proud. Thank you ladies, as ever!
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Il Prato
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p95620
+44 7879476002
Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

A home from home in the Tuscan countryside

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
James and the team made our holiday an absolute dream and I would certainly return. My wife and I and our two young children spent a week in the villa surrounded by the gorgeous countryside and quiet space. The hamper of food and frequent support from the team on site, made for quality time which enabled us to quickly recharge the batteries. There is a high of degree of finish and the villa is well stocked and every detail has been thought off.
Owner's Response: We love having families at Montecchio, and it is a joy to read that everyone had a good time.
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Il Prato
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p95620
+44 7879476002
Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

Tuscan Treat

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
What a wonderful treat staying in Il Prato, at Casale Montecchio was. We were warmly greeted by Christina who showed us where everything was and told us what we needed to know.
An enormous welcome hamper, which included Prosecco, wines, beers, biscotti, pan forte, pecorino cheese, prosciutto, pasta sauce, olive oil, bread and much much more, was enticingly placed on the kitchen bench.
The rooms were beautifully furnished and impeccably clean. Better than displayed in the website photos. The kitchen is superbly equipped for the home chef, including beautiful crockery. Homely touches such as travel guides, cook books, CD's, videos and board games are appreciated when you just wish to kick back with a nice drink from the complimentary cocktail bar. The Disarronno amaretto was a real hit as was the coffee machine and the house wines.
A few of our travelling trip braved the pool, which was enormous, although it had cooled down a bit.
Relaxing in the hammock or on the sun lounges under the Tuscan sun in beautiful gardens...what more could you want?
It was lovely to meet the owners, James and Penny. It was especially lovely meeting Abbie, our four legged kitchen assistant who came through the hedge to help us out :)
Thank you James for your professionalism in all your dealings with us. Especially the follow up call after we had departed. We will definitely be recommending your property to all our friends back here in Australia.
Thanks also for the recommendation to Bottega del 30 restaurant. Amazing food and meeting Helene was a real treat.
We hope to return to your property again soon.
Owner's Response: Wow, this is such a nice review to read ! I only hope we can continue to please guests as much as we seem to have done for Robyn and group. They were such charming visitors, who really made the most of their time with us, by finding a good balance between sight seeing(we are in a very good central location for getting around), and just enjoying Montecchio's spectacular location in a private vineyard, in the Chianti hills. Bottega del 30, the Michelin starred restaurant that is mentioned, is just 8 minutes away..............we are truly spoilt!
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Il Prato
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p95620
+44 7879476002
Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

Fabulous villa in Tuscany!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
This villa couldn't have been more lovely. The unit was part of a larger building with accommodations for the owners and other guests. The villa was beautifully designed and furnished. We were two couples and the accommodation was perfect for us. Each unit had a very private yard to itself for eating or lounging on the patio. We spent a week enjoying the villa, and traveling about the area in our rental car. The villa is well situated for visiting wineries, restaurants, and historical sites. We cannot recommend this villa highly enough. The included food, wine and liquor that was there for us on arrival was an added bonus to what was an outstanding vacation rental.
Owner's Response: Teresa and her family were a delight to have as guests, arriving with a plan to maximise their time, and taking the opportunity to explore the area tot he full.
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Location

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Pisa/Bologna
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Siena - Arezzo
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Punta Ala
Car: recommended

In the heart of Tuscany,the Villa Casale Montecchio is set in the historic Villa Arceno estate,to the north of the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga,at the southern end of the Chianti Classico wine region.The estate is 20 minutes drive from Siena,and 7km north of the Siena-Arezzo road.The Villa is within easy reach of the historic cultural centres of Siena,Florence(1hr) & Arezzo(3/4hr),and is surrounded by famous name Chianti wineries(Brolio,Felsina,San Felice).

Castelnuovo Berardenga offers comprehensive food shopping,several restaurants,banks and other local services.Surrounding hilltop villages,San Gusme,Villa a Sesta and Montebenichi offer additional restaurants and bars.

Other Activities: Go Karting

Golf: Florence Golf Club Ugolino(1 hr drive) - open to non members.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Chianti Senese

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Low Season
4 Jan 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
4 night minimum stay
€660
for 4 nights
From
€165
€1,050
 
 
Mid Season
26 Apr 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
5 night minimum stay
€1,425
for 5 nights
From
€285
€1,850
 
 
High Season
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
for 7 nights
€2,200
 
 
Mid Season
30 Aug 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€1,425
for 5 nights
From
€285
€1,850
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€660
for 4 nights
From
€165
€1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0.00
Refundable Damage Deposit €500.00
We ask for a non refundable 25% deposit to secure a booking, with the balance paid 60 days prior to arrival. All payments by bank transfer/wire.
Security deposit of 500 euros preferred in the form of personal check, which can be destroyed when house has been checked over, and cleared, as part of post of post departure cleaning.
Notes Wkly rates include luxury Welcome Hamper, free Cocktails, Montecchio Housewine & Olive Oil throughout stay,ALL energy costs (inc logs & charcoal), all linens(inc pool towels), daily consumables, Fragonard bathroom toiletries throughout, clean & change of linens every 3-4 days, Concierge service by local hoteliers, free WiFi.

Daily rates exclude Welcome Hamper(250 euro supplement).
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Chianti Senese

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Fax
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Local Maps
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • PC
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Firewood
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are kept stocked with Fragonard toiletries during stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , May be made-up as Double
  • Bedrooms are tastefully furnished with antique and local country furniture,and have ceiling( fans very effective if needed at the height of the summer). Both bedrooms have spectacular views across the garden's olive trees, estate woodlands towards the Chianti hills and the picturesque hilltop village of Montebenichi. Infant cot & linens available at no charge,with prior booking.
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Games for Kids
  • Books
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
Luxury 'welcome hamper' of top quality local specialty food & wines supplied on arrival, complimentary cocktail tray, Montecchio house wine & olive oil throughout stay,all energy costs included(inc logs for fires and charcoal for BBQ) plus most daily consumables supplied(washing powder, dishwasher tablets etc). Fragonard bathroom toiletries and most daily consumables supplied throughout stay, cleaning & change of linens every 3-4 days. Nespresso machine with free capsules throughout stay. Complimentary concierge service provided by local hoteliers. Generously equipped and furnished inside and out, to allow guests to entertain friends & visitors. The private garden has ample provision of garden furniture, sun loungers and outdoor mattresses, as well as a hammock in the trees. The Villa's Outdoor Games area is equipped with a selection of games such as badminton, skittles, boules etc. Volleyball court during summer months.

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