|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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!
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! :)
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!
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£431|
|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.
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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