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At the lake is a hayloft in Chianti, 5 min from the centre of Siena

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Private house, hot tub and pool, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, panoramic view

The hut at the lake is an amazing private house located at the gates of Siena, it offers a large private garden that surrounds it at 360° and is fenced, equipped with a roofed parking, a swimming pool that offers an amazing panorama, hot tub, where you can relax even thanks to the chromo therapy and enjoy a breath-taking view of Chianti. 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, of which one is equipped with hot tub, a large living room, a dining room, as well as a well equipped kitchen. The house is located at 5 minutes from the centre of Siena, from the motorway to Florence and Arezzo and the supermarket, bars, drug stores, gas station, banks, and much more. The hut is fully constructed in stone; it's developed on two floors and has a 200 m² surface. The large living room is equipped of a large stone chimney and outside, in the garden, you can find a large barbecue. On the upper floor, there are the bedrooms, all doubles, one of which equipped with a queen-size bed plus a single bed, and all of them have air-conditioning. In winter, the house is equipped with autonomous central gas heating and is ideal for winter holidays even for the use of the hot tub. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, docking station, Sat TV, DVD player; while in the kitchen you will find all the modern fittings like espresso coffee machine "Lavazza style", kettle, fridge and freezer, microwave, large oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Always in the kitchen, you will find extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, spices, salt and pepper, sugar, detergent, and dishes.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Francesca

I am Francesca mother of Alice and wife of Francesco, I live and work at Siena as a freelance architect and I've put all my soul in this house. The house belongs to my family from 1960 but at the time, it was a hayloft. My father, who was an engineer, had the dream to build his studio. He died when I was 19, without accomplishing his dream. Therefore, I signed myself into the architecture school of Florence, and as soon as I graduated, I renovated the hut trying to shape that dream, into reality. I have lived in this house for 6 beautiful years, until 2009, when my princess Alice was born and I decided to move near my mother, since my husband had a restaurant and was never at home. Since then, I rent the house to my guests, I always try to make them feel at home and try to pass onto them the great passion that connects me to this place.

Francesca purchased this chateau / country house in 1960

Why Francesca chose Siena Area

I believe that renting the hut is the best way of keeping the place efficient, beautiful, and take care of it year round, trying to share what this magical place has to offer.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Great privacy but not isolated, panoramic, with breath-taking views on the vineyards and the Chianti hills, extremely quiet and filled with peace. Very close to the historical centre and all the amenities, equipped with all commodities. From here, numerous paths to explore Chianti start, either on foot or bicycle. It offers the possibility to organize events such as birthdays, weddings, baptisms, thanks to its large garden, but also cooking courses and much more. I am available for the guests to organize any type of tour, either eno-gastronomic (wine tour), or any art and culture trip, exploring the neighbour cities like Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, private and exclusive visits to wineries, where you can find the owner personally that will show you the process of the wine production, cooking courses, personal trainer on site and much more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , You can put a crib or cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning and wooden floors
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Typical Tuscan diners can be organized at home, guided tasting tours, if you would like to find your grocery shopping at home, please send us your list and we will deliver it to the house upon your arrival.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

At the lake is a hayloft in Chianti, 5 min from the centre of Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We (four of us) stayed for a week in early November. The villa is lovely with a fantastic location and breathtaking scenery. We did need the rental car, but distances to the surrounding towns are not great. The villa is beautifully equipped, especially the kitchen, and the whole house is immaculate. Francesca cooked two delicious and wonderfully Tuscan dinners for us. She was so friendly and we all felt very welcome. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, Missouri

Beautiful setting - great house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at this beautiful property just outside of Siena. The house, the pool, the hot tub, the view - absolutely fabulous. You do need a car to get around (to grocery, old city Centro in Siena and surrounding hill towns). Francesca is very helpful - an especially gracious host. I would highly recommend this property for afamily or a group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham England

The Capanna

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at the Capanna. There are no words to describe the beauty of this Villa, the location is stunning and even though you are so close to large towns it is so peaceful and quiet.

We stayed for two weeks with our three daughters aged 12, 10 and 7...they loved the pool and the hot tub and myself and my husband enjoyed relaxing with a glass of local wine enjoying the scenery.

The villa itself is so homey and has everything you need, the owner Francesca is so accommodating and ensures you have everything you need.

The location is perfect you are so close to restaurants, bars and supermarkets but I would advise you hire a car.

We will definitely be returning...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Environnement calme avec vue magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines excellentes au calme dans une maison fort agréable.L'accueil de Francesca est très chaleureux et sa confiance en ses hôtes totale.Situation géographique idéale pour visiter cettte belle région , à 9 min de la Coop et 15 min du centre ville de Sienne. La maison est équipée de toute les commodités que l'on peut attendre et le bain à bulles fort agréable par météo moyenne.

Nous vous recommandons sans retenue cette maison et sa situation idéale, voiture nécessaire!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Spectacular Views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this beautiful home! More spacious than we imagined and very comfortable. Our kids loved "Alice's Room" with it's child-sized closets and cute details (although it is also still very roomy and comfortable for adults too). The view is truly spectacular. To enjoy the pool or hot tub and take in that view was a dream come true. Francesca was a wonderful hostess and even went the extra mile to return a costly personal item left behind by one of our friends. This home is both adult and child-friendly, close to Siena and a wonderful home away from home. Grazie Francesca for sharing your dream with us! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house with the best possible views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Capanna for one week with a group of six adults and one baby. The house was easy to find, a pleasant drive from Rome airport. We were greeted upon arrival by Francesca's mother and another lady who showed us around and were incredibly accommodating. The house itself is fully equipped and had everything we needed (also for the baby). The outside area is spacious and lovely, we had dinner in the garden on several nights, the best of which was when Francesca came to the house to cook us an amazing dinner with Tuscan specialties. We had so much fun and really enjoyed the stories about Tuscany, the house, Francesca's family, etc. I recommend this to anyone who stays at the house, it was the most memorable evening of our holiday!

Siena is very near and there is a huge supermarket less than a 10 minute drive away, but it's definitely worth renting a car as there are no stores or other services within walking distance. We ordered a taxi to go to Siena on one evening and it arrived promptly, so it's not a problem to go somewhere by taxi either.

I couldn't recommend this property highly enough, both the house and its owner are one of a kind!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Easter time 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
July and august 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
End Summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn 2017
8 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
last october
23 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late autumn 2017145
12 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £433
Stay tax €4 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Refund: no refund is available for the deposit, the balance will be refund if the cancellation of the reservation will be done 3 month before your arrive.

Heating €2,00/mc
Tourist tax in high season 4,00 euro per person per night
Fire wood 30,00 euro per week
tourist tax 4,00 euro per person per night (high season)

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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Veranda
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The hut is located at the gates of the city of Siena and on the slopes of Chianti, at 3 minutes from the Siena-Florence junction, 5 min by car from the historical centre of Siena. It is ideal for whoever that wants to visit the historic town or take a tour to the historical city of San Gimignano, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Montepulciano, and many more.


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