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Beautiful historic Villa on organic olive farm, with pool & sunset views

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,615 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Country Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 14) - pool and views

Welcome to our hide-away in the heart of the Chianti hills in Tuscany.

If you are looking for a quiet place to stay while you explore the treasures of Tuscany, then you have come to the right place. We are at the end of a long, winding road through the cypress trees, vines, oaks and olives, and when you run out of road, that’s where you’ll find us. Miles from any traffic or noise, and yet just a few minutes from some of the world’s greatest cultural treasures.

We pride ourselves on our eco-friendly values and conservation policy, and we produce our own 100% organic olive oil using traditional methods. We are also very proud of our traditional Tuscan home-cooked food, using tasty local produce and organic ingredients where possible.

Patrignone is family-owned and managed, and we very much hope you will enjoy your stay in our Tuscan oasis.

Villa Patrignone is a beautiful old 15th Century (possibly even older) farmhouse villa which has been lovingly and tastefully restored. Patrignone is set on top of its own hill reached by a long, winding private road through 150 acres of forest, olives and vines, with uninterrupted 360-degree views over the Tuscan landscape and valley below.

It is the perfect setting for peaceful walks, sunbathing, cycling and exploring. It has a lovely pool with one of the best vistas in Tuscany, and a peaceful Koi pond surrounded by cypress trees that keep it shaded and cool. It also has the large Terracotta Terrace where you sit out, enjoy a glass of Vernaccia or a meal, and watch the amazing sunset over the towers of San Gimignano and the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon.

Villa Patrignone will comfortably sleep 14 in 7 double suites (2 of the suites can have 2 single beds or 1 double bed). It has a huge kitchen (complete with a large fridge-freezer and dishwasher) and dining room with large dining table that seats 14, a large living room and library. It is filled with beautiful furniture, large comfortable beds, and the old terracotta tiles and chestnut beams are in evidence everywhere. Two of the rooms have beautiful little balconies looking west towards the valley below and the sunset beyond.

Prices shown above are for exclusive use of Villa Patrignone using only 4 of the 7 bedrooms. Additional rooms may be added, but additional guest prices are based on 2 sharing a room. If your guest is in a room of their own, please add 2 guests to obtain the correct price.

You can also rent additional apartments from us if you are planning a larger gathering. There are 5 other apartments/villas here giving you a total capacity of up to 33 people. Drop us a line and we’ll let you know what we have available.

The other villas we have for you here at Podere Patrignone include:

Il Forno 1 bedroom https://www.vrbo.com/179137

La Tinaia 1 bedroom https://www.vrbo.com/1011343

La Terrazza 2 bedrooms https://www.vrbo.com/1012036

Le Stalle 2 bedrooms https://www.vrbo.com/147492

Il Caminetto 2 bedrooms https://www.vrbo.com/884529

Villa Patrignone 4-7 bedrooms https://www.vrbo.com/163783

All of Podere Patrignone 15 bedrooms https://www.vrbo.com/700132

The others can be found on our website. Follow the 'Links to more information' below or Google 'Patrignone' to find our dedicated web site.


Patrignone is right in the middle of Chianti, at the epicentre of Tuscany's cultural treasures, just 10 minutes from the beautiful hill-top town of Castellina in Chianti, with its full compliment of restaurants, cafés and shops (and a small supermarket). Siena is just 35 minutes away, and Florence 40 minutes in the other direction, San Gimignano is 30 mins away, with Volterra the next village along. You really couldn't pick a more central location. There's no doubt that you'll need a car to get the most of Chianti's nooks and crannies, but if you feel like venturing further afield, within a 1.5-hour drive you'll find white sandy beaches, typically beautiful seaside resorts, dozens of hot springs, and the majesty of the snow-covered Apennines, clearly visible from Patrignone's terracotta terrace. And if you're into cycling, tennis, golf, ballooning or fishing, these activities and more can easily be organised. Just let us know what your interests are, and we'll give you some options.

Dinner at Patrignone

A four-course evening meal can be prepared and served, either in the Frantoio Dining Room or out on the Terracotta Terrace, weather permitting, for 40€/head including wine. Please make your requirements known at least 7 days prior to arrival, though ad-hoc arrangements can be made later, and we will always try to accommodate your wishes, if we can.

The Terracotta Terrace, pool & Koi pond

There is a large terracotta terrace with breathtaking sunset views across the valley towards the sparkling towers of San Gimignano the snowy peaks of Abetone. Guests often have their sunset drinks here, or take their evening meals here under the stars. The natural stone-tiled pool area is a tactful 50 metres from the house, and offers amazing sunset vistas, as well as the opportunity to watch the cheeky swallows having an evening dip in the pool. There are plenty of deck-chairs and sun-loungers, as well as umbrellas, the natural shade produced by trees surrounding the pool, and a shower. NB There is no pool supervision, so NO children under the age of 14 may use the pool unsupervised. The Koi pond is a peaceful landscaped area made up of a stone built circular pond, with a seating area. It is very quiet and is shaded by large trees. It is NOT a safe area for young children to roam unsupervised.

Follow the link below or Google 'Podere Patrignone' to find our dedicated website with more photos and information.

Keywords: Villa, Farmhouse, Agriturismo, Castellina, Tuscany, Italy, Chianti, pool, vineyards, wineries, olives, farm, Apartment, villa, agriturismo, cottage, farm, Tuscany, Chianti, Castellina, wineries, vineyards, San Gimignano, Radda, Siena, Florence

More Details

Simon Zimbler
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Simon Zimbler

Simon Zimbler - owner, manager, olive farmer. 'I live and work on our family’s olive oil Agriturismo in the heart of Chianti with my wife Verity and our three children. We moved to Italy in 2007 to take over the business founded over 25 years ago by my Italian mother. I'm a keen cook, I love wine, and I have an extensive knowledge of the restaurants and wineries around here. For 7 months of the year my main job is to help and advise our guests and to make sure they make the most of their time in Tuscany. The rest of my time is devoted to my beloved olives, and to making sure my extra virgin olive oil is the envy of our neighbours. And there’s always time for a swim with the kids in the pool.'

Simon Zimbler purchased this villa in 1985

Why Simon Zimbler chose Barberino Val D'elsa

My mother moved to the UK when she was 14, but always vowed to move back to her native country at some point. She started looking for a suitable 'project' in Tuscany in the early 80's, and finally settled on Patrignone on 1985. And who wouldn't! She picked Patrignone because she wanted somewhere completely isolated, not overlooked by neighbours, and with a private road not used by anyone else. And, of course, she fell in love with Patrignone's amazing sunset views.

What makes this villa unique

Well, it really is very beautiful here. We're surrounded on all sides by cypress trees, vineyards, and our olive groves. We're on top of our own hill so we have the most amazing views as far as the Apennines. So it's very peaceful and quiet here, and yet we are perfectly situated, just 45 mins from Florence, 35 mins from Siena and surrounded by beautiful hill-top Tuscan towns, the nearest of which is Castellina in Chianti, just 10 minutes away, and well-stocked with shops, bars, excellent restaurants, a brilliant butcher and a good supermarket.

Guestbook comments from the owner

For our full set of independent reviews please go to TripAdvisor using this link (cut and paste it into your browser):


You can find more information and pictures at patrignone. com

Many thanks

Simon Zimbler, Podere Patrignone
Aug 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Barberino Val D'elsa in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2615 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The Blue Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , only room with a proper bath, amazing views
    The E.M.Forster - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Big desk for writers and poets
    The Charlston - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very cool in the summer
    The Green Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very pretty room overlooking the Jasmine Courtyard
    The Travellers' Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The smallest bathroom but the best views in the house!
    The B&W Room - 2 Single Bed , Room can be made up as a king-size double or 2 singles
    The Oriental - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Biggest bedroom in the house, 1 large double OR 2 singles
  • Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, so no sharing necessary. All beds are European King Size, 160-170cm wide. One room can also be made up as twin singles or a king-size double. We have 2 baby cribs/cots.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
We have a lovely pool with one of the best pool-side views in Tuscany. And the stunning sunset views can be seen from the Terracotta Terrace which overlooks the whole of Tuscany (almost). See the glittering towers of San Gimignano framed by the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon.


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Beautiful historic Villa on organic olive farm, with pool & sunset views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fabulous 7 Day Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was the perfect setting for us with 6 other couples! We had talked about staying in Tuscany and renting a Villa for a couple of years! When we found, Podere Patrignone, we knew we found the perfect place for us and our friends! It was PERFECT! The sunsets by the pool, the views from the "gathering place" out side and the warm welcome by Simon, Verity and Dawn, were even better than we imagined. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and beautifully decorated. Highly recommend this Villa and location.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Larry, thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your friends with us for the week and getting to know you all. It was great having you all around. We hope you'll all come back very soon. S.
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A beautiful Tuscan Villa!

  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful villa in a truly amazing setting! Simon and Verity are terrific hosts and will do anything to help make your stay memorable! It's central location allows for number of great day trips while providing a beautifully secluded setting to come back to every night! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, Greg. it was a pleasure having three generations of your two families here with us for the week, it really was. I hope we'll see you all out here again in the not too distant future. All the best to you all! S & V
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Nashville Tn.


  • 5 of 5

For our 50th wedding anniversary, we took all of our kids, spouses and grandchildren (15 total) to Italy for two weeks. The seven day stay at Villa Patrigone was the high point of the trip. This is a true Tuscan experience. Now if you are expecting a 4 or 5 star property this is not for you. V, Simon, and Simon's mom have restored a farm house that has been there from probably the 14th century. We stayed in the house part, that has 7 bedrooms. From the house it was the the perfect place to explore all the surrounding villages along with the larger Siena and Florence ( you have to have a car). Take Simon's advice and not try to fill every minute of you stay with site seeing. Sitting by the pool, drinking the house refillable Chianti, while enjoying a perfect sunset, can't be missed. Also don't miss V's dinner if she has it, but trust their restaurant recommendations. We did not have a meal in the region that wasn't a true eating experience. Even the local football club's pizza place. where we watched a couple of European cup matches, had some of the best pizzas I've had ever, and they were 6 to 8 euros for an 18 inch. We are thinking of getting 4 or 5 couples together and returning. One couple we met was back for their 4th visit. Also bring home some great Olive Oil.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Mr.L. You and your family were perfect guests, and we'd be honoured should you ever decide to come back and stay with us.
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Georgia, USA

Fantastic Reunion Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed her June 20th until July 5th, 2014 with a group of old friends from Hong Kong. We selected Villa Patrignone due to its great amenities and convenient location. Centrally located in the heart of Chianti between Siena and Florence it gave us a great opportunity to explore Tuscany.

The Villa was fantastic, a working olive oil plantation run by a wonderful hospital family. The breakfasts and special dinners hosted by the proprietors were delicious and filling. The never ending flow of local Chianti also was appreciated. Our group of 7 couples had an unforgettable reunion that will be a benchmark for others. Hopefully we will have the chance to return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating a special birthday with friends in Tuscany, 13 of us feel so fortunate to have stayed at this amazing villa. The location is perfect for day trips to almost anywhere in Tuscany (a car is a must at this location). The drive in is a little rustic, however adds to the charm of the property. We all looked forward to coming 'home' at the end of a day of sightseeing, relaxing on the terrace or by the pool and sharing the days events with friends and other guests. Or if we needed a little quiet, there are various sitting areas on the property to take in a variety of views. Hosts Simon & Verity (their children and pets) couldn't be more delightful and made our stay truly special. They are always ready to offer suggestions, recommendations or help on visiting the area. The villa is a perfect spot for a large group, or as a bed and breakfast guest. Rooms are spacious and bright. Views are outstanding, and amenities exceed expectations. A weekly meal prepared by Verity was outstanding and great fun. The cooking class with Verity was a highlight for 3 of us as she shared her Tuscan recipes and skill. Thanks Simon and Verity.....We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It's always great for us when we get the chance to host a group of lovely people who understand and appreciate the work we're trying to do as "eco-tourism" pioneers, as well the natural beauty of our villa in Chianti, for which we can't take any credit whatsoever. We are honoured you put your trust in us, and really enjoyed getting to know you over the two weeks. Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Metres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
San Donato
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: necessary

There are many fantastic vineyards in the area that allow you to go and sample their wares


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Barberino Val D'elsa, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.0%

Prices shown above are for exclusive use of Villa Patrignone using only 4 of 7 bedrooms only (8 people max). Additional rooms may be added, but additional guest prices are based on 2 sharing a room. If your guest is in a room of their own, please add 2 guests to obtain the correct price.

During summer months, all bookings for 1 week or less must fall within a Saturday-Saturday slot, and must not straddle a Saturday (as this will effectively take up 2 weeks on our calendar).

With 5 other beautiful self-catering apartments at Patrignone, you can add these together in any combination for larger parties up to 33 people, perfect for that family reunion or big celebration. Please ask for prices and availability. Click on the link below or Google Patrignone for more information.

Easter is always charged at summer rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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