Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)
The German owner Ulrike with her son Fabian both English speaking outgoing and openminded people that will gladly be of assistance and share their experiences with their many international guests.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Owner chose Castellina In Chianti
Was infected with the 'Tusan virus' after my first visit (like so many others) some 30 years ago and after various vacations decided to finally settle in the heart of Tuscany - the Chianti Classico' area. Here I found everything I ever longed for - nature, peace, clean air, good food and fantastic wines and culture of the highest level. After some years I decided to share my experiences (also cooking) with guest from all over the world and opened a rental activity.
What makes this Cottage unique
there are few places that are so central to everything, and offer so much - located only 500 m from the main road but in absolute silence of the surrounding nature (the only nature preserve area in the Siena region) - you are closed to most important sights and places of Tuscany - 5 min to the next town, so social contacts are guaranteed - less then 1 hours from the next major airport (Florence) so getting here is no problem - fantastic marked trekking trails starting from your doorstep (stunning nature in winter or spring) , biking of the finest (on the tracks of the Giro d'Italia, golfing with the elite, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, some pecorino cheese on your personal patio, watching deer and wild boar pass by, Tuscan eagles soaring above this magnificant privately owned valley - what can one ask more for
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
An excellent for visiting Tuscany in the Fall!
We found this property to be an excellent location for taking day trips to nearby hill top cities. It is located only about 1 mile from Castellina in Chianti, where there are excellent restaurants, grocery and wine shops. We had a perfect week in Chianti with cool temperatures, fewer tourists, and no rain. The temperatures were such that we did not utilize their in ground pool. I would recommend purchasing their breakfast services. It is a great time to meet other guests and discuss where others have gone the previous day for sightseeing, etc. Ulrike (a German) maintains a very tidy facility and unlike some facilities in Italy, everything works well! We also enjoyed Ulrike's culinary expertise. She is an excellent chef!
We stayed in this cottage...
We stayed in this cottage week commencing 9th June 2008 and can highly recommend , it was kept lovely and in a fantastic location and the host Ulrika, was fantastic and her cooking is worth coming back for alone. We will be returning.
I have been staying at th...
I have been staying at this agritourismo for 7 years. It is such a wonderful setting, in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Ulrike who owns the place has put her heart and soul into these apts. This particular apt is so lovely and isolated from the other apts. We viewed deer and wild boar on the hillside opposite while enjoying a grilled dinner and wine on the terrace. Ulrike offers some wonderful cooking courses--real country tuscan dishes. I always sign up for the welcome dinner on Sat night--it is so good and so fun to meet the other guests. These dinners are festive and always international--she has guests from all over the world. I highly recommend these apts--always so clean and in a wonderful setting.
Poderi Val Verde - an authentic farm estate from the 16th century – located only 2 km from the wine town of Castellina in Chianti and within 1 hours drive to most famous sights of Tuscany is a real “living” farm – with farm and court yard animals , free roaming dogs and cats - in a surrounding and live style of “once up the time” .
Its a place for the individual travellers, looking for something different – for the feeling of solitute, peace and untouched nature. For people that like good original food (on-site dinners and cookery classes) and good wines.
For people that like to explore the country side by bike or by foot and next to visiting the countless cultural sights will also find time to attend one of the many cultural events such as opera, concerts, etc.
For people that include in the plans a visit to the many Thermal springs and spas as well as the beaches and marble caves of the Versiglia.
For people that enjoy travelling in the colder months when Tuscany seems to hibernate into the past. When in restaurants you find only locals and tourists are greeted with a welcoming smile , museums and other cultural places are empty and the Chianti belongs to only you.
When the air is heavy with the smell of the many fire places, the new young wine , the freshly pressed olive oil, grilled game meat and the famous bistecca .
Poderi Val Verde (Farmhouses in the green valley) was restored in 1998 and retouched in 2012. It was left itentially rustic – original fire plces, cotto floors, beams, roofs and many little architectural particularities that mark centuries of living in this place. We are fully aware that with this we are going against the usual main stream of modern design.
When you step into our accommodations – you seem to step back into the past – rooms , setting and furnishing are according to the “Arte Povera” – as it used to be – as you saw it in films such as “under the Tuscan sun” or in “Romeo and Juliette” - but functional as in any modern house. Shady rose-covered loggias and sunny terraces with nices views are part of this all.
As most really old farm houses it was built in a large, open, sun-filled valley, thus protected from cold north winds and wet fogs, ventilated by warm south winds in the afternoon, with pleasant cool night temperatures due to the surrounding macchia and woods and with unlimited supplies of fresh well water.
The famous ancient “mules trail” passed through here – mules transported salt from the salt mines of sicily to the north – trails that always followed the course of water and wells and developed into important traffic venes. Prove of this are the many monastries and cloisters and farm houses that you find along this old road, which i salso part of our trekking “network”.
Here you can spend your dream vacation – right in the heart of Tuscany – the Chianti Classico”
- only a few miles from Florence and Siena – in a region of vineyard covered hills, silvery olive groves, vast forests and colourful macchia slopes - and admidst hidden ancient farm houses guarded by cypresses and towering pinetrees
Surrounded by more then 2ha of wellcared parklike garden – unlike any other you might find - sits the imposing guest house complex which is dived in 3 apartments (2-4 Pers.) , and/or 2 semiattached houses 'Casa Pineta (8-13 pers.) + 'Casa Acacia (6-8 pers.) as well as the lovely small villetta 'Casa Capannina ' (4- 6 pers.).
The community pool of 5,5x11 m with extended leisure areas and surrounding gardens as well as sports facilities is open as of mid may . During the cooler months you may use the a small covered (not heated) pool of the property owner, the only of its kind in the area.