This beautiful property is a part of an old 16th century farm situated on the top of one of hills West of Castellina in Chianti. Casa Virginia has no stairs and you can walk straight to your private garden. It is furnished with genuine Tuscan country antiques and pictures some of which have been exihibited in the British Royal Academy. A wonderful place for an artist. The site has a marvellous view over endless rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves and is truly unique. Friends of its owners say the view is absolutely breathtaking on arrival. An Olympic size swimming pool plus childrens pool and tennis court is about 150 metres away at the other end of the grounds. There is easy access to Siena 12km and to Florence 48km by car on a free motorway or by local train. Train is a very relaxing way to make day visits. (EinBauernhaus nur 6 km von hier auf einem Huegel mit grossartiger Aussicht). Castellina is 6km away with excellent shops and food and first class restaurants! The whole area is full of the most marvellous restaurants. The house has its own garden offering privacy and an outdoor dining area with an incredible view of the surrounding countryside. The property faces West. Sunset with the sun sinking over the hills forty miles away or dawn with mist rising over the towers of San Gimignano are memorable. Look at the breakfast picture. We have Wfi & SatTV.
Wild life abounds as the area is protected and the woods around are full of various type of deer, wild boar, porcupines, red squirrels even in the garden, hares, all can be seen from time to time. Where else can you be swimming in a pool a watch a Golden eagle, or see a Pregrine Falcon hunting?
The whole farmstead dating from the 16th century was bought in 1986 by its current owner and others and converted into seven private houses. The surrounding gardens are beautifully maintained by our own gardener employed by the condominium. We also employ an estate manager and a housekeeper. On arrival the rooms are all ready with towels and beds prepared. The estate has a full Olympic size swimming pool and a smaller safety pool for children. There is a well maintained hard tennis court and a boules court. (Riesiger Swimmingpool mit Sprungbrett und Tennisplatz laden zur Erfrischung und zum Sport ein).
Our house Casa Virginia was the original milking parlour and grain store. The property is all on one floor with two steps (9inches) down from the kitchen into the dining room, and one smaller step (5inches) into the principle bedroom.
There are no staircases, useful if you are slightly impaired. All rooms are spacious with two of the bedrooms having doors directly into the garden. There is one step down (7inches) into the garden. The old grain store is now a splendid sitting room with high ceilings and an open Tuscan fireplace that may be used in winter. There is good central heating for winter stays
Although a quiet and secluded location, it is only 7 km to the highway exit and 6km to the local train station that can take you to Siena or Florence. Siena itself is 12km away via the autostrada a twenty minute drive.
The interior is well fitted with three beautiful marble bathrooms attached to each bedroom. The kitchen has a gas electric cooker and there is a large fridge and freezer. Cutlery etc is prepared for seating up to eight persons.
Casa Virginia has its own private vineyard and makes its own wine. Although a part of a large farmstead Casa Virginia has its own garden that is secluded and not seen by other residents. It is also farthest from the swimming pool and tennis court and not disturbed by noise, all in all a lovely family house as used for the last 29 years by the family. You will not be disappointed!
Yes you must have a car and be prepared to drive along unmade roads. We have a good WiFi. We offer a 15% discount on rental rates for booking of two weeks or more