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Large Private Tuscany Villa Near Florence with Pool Superb Views Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Poggio Canali is an exquisitely restored 500 year old stone Tuscan villa superbly located in the heart of the famous Chianti Tuscany countryside, conveniently close to Florence, Siena and Tuscany's most beautiful hill top towns. Our country house is perched on a hilltop at the end of a tranquil country road and has stunning classic Tuscany views over distant vineyards, castles and estates. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco while watching beautiful sunsets from our terraces, gardens and pavilion. We also have a new pool with glorious views. A large beautifully carved stone fireplace makes our villa perfect in any season.

Our large 500 year old stone country house-villa (230 square meters or 2, 475 square foot) has been lovingly and completely restored to the highest standards and in keeping with the beautiful Tuscan aesthetic. It is superbly located 20 minutes south of Florence (direction Siena) in classic Tuscan Chianti countryside and is surrounded by rolling hills, tree lined valleys, olive groves, vineyards, castles and renaissance villas.

*Please note, this is a private villa, you do not share our private facilities, gardens and grounds with other guests as with many cheaper Italian rentals. Our house is quiet-at the end of a country road, and it is not isolated as there are two very nice non intrusive Italian families that live close by in the neighboring properties.

The villa has large spacious bedrooms and living areas, antiques, stone floored bathrooms with high quality fittings, four poster beds in every room and traditional architectural elements including a hand carved large fireplace and ancient wooden beamed ceilings as well as a sensitive restoration of original doors and windows.

The villa is on four levels and has traditional terracotta flooring throughout. The villa comes with fine furnishings and linens as well as antiques and high quality home wares including ceramics, cutlery and all new superb quality European kitchen appliances. It has three large double bedrooms, three bathrooms with the highest quality fittings; two large lounge rooms, (sleeps up to 8) and one large eat in kitchen as well as a separate laundry.

The bedroom layout is- bedroom 1: One large master bedroom with large double queen sized four poster bed and ensuite bathroom with walk in wardrobe. Bedroom 2: One large double bedroom with queen sized four poster bed and an extra single bed. Bedroom 3: One large bedroom with double four poster bed. One Folding baby travel cot available if required.

Local artisans have handcrafted to order fine furniture and fittings in traditional style including an iron four poster bed and an antique style traditional kitchen dresser. Out door areas include a large 'loggia' (traditional covered veranda with oak beams and terracotta floors) with beautiful views. The loggia has a large gourmet BBQ as well as a large iron antique table with wooden top (seating 10) with iron patio chairs and outdoor divan lounge. Off the loggia in front of the house is a large ancient stone court yard, a separate oak beamed pavilion with lounge seats and table with iron balustrade and beautiful views. The courtyard also comes with a medieval stone well and troughs and leads onto a lower court yard and terrace, a forest area with oaks, private gardens and a large above ground pool.

The garden is planted in traditional Tuscan style with olive trees, lavenders, rosemary, traditional old style roses and pomegranates and many perfumed plants.

All the rooms and gardens have beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside as the villa is situated on a hill and overlooks grand historical estates such as the 1,000 year old Castle of Bibbione, mentioned in Salman Rushdie's latest book 'The Enchantress of Florence'.

We also have a new pool with large reclining teak lounge chairs set on a hillside with beautiful views.

We can also help with planning your stay in Tuscany through that can also give 10 % off any bookings you make for tours and experiences.

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About Rose

It really gives us great joy to try to achieve the breathing of life back into a building that had obviously been neglected for at least a century. We try to follow a personal aesthetic of what is for us a Tuscan ideal of combining modern needs with the intrinsic beauty of old stone Tuscan houses, which in this case was made by Tuscan peasants who obviously were not expert builders. So when we put in new windows we had the builders ‘wonkify’ them, using as a model, a window in the house with an uneven arch. The builders laughed when we asked them to please not make the plaster on the walls perfect, because to make it perfect would not be ‘in keeping’. Some of the artisans, particularly a wonderful local carpenter always takes our ideas very seriously and assiduously follows requests like finding old glass (replete with bubbles and deformations) to put in hand crafted furniture and windows for us, so they are ‘in keeping’.

We love Italian demolition yards and we appreciate the local artisan’s skills. We love the mark of an artisans hand to be apparent. We found an incredibly beautiful fireplace lying broken on the ground in a demolition yard near Carrara on the Tuscan coast. The owner assured us that they would fix it and that I would hardly see that it had been cracked in half, but for us, this made the piece more beautiful and authentic. The crack visible enhanced and aged the piece rather than detracting from it. It was carved by a young French sculptor from French limestone. In depth and very serious discussions followed about exactly what the appropriate aesthetic and placement of the fireplace should be with the passionately concerned owner of the demolition yard. That’s another thing we love about Italy; a deep respect for doing things well. I prefer not to use the local pietra serena for architectural features such a fireplaces as I find its greyness and texture depressing. So we raised some local artisan’s eyebrows choosing to use another stone.

Rose purchased this villa in 2008

Why Rose chose San Casciano In Val di Pesa

Prime location in the heart of the most beautiful Chianti countryside but close to Florence's world famous museums and sights. We are surrounded by fabulous high quality Chianti Classico wine making estates, olive oil producers, Castles estates, a beautiful Abbey, stunning Villas and ancient stone Tuscan country houses. Our home is situated at the end of a quiet country lane just off the road from San Casciano to Mercatale, to the south of Florence. Our villa is perfect at any time of year having a beautiful pool and large fireplace and set amidst a gourmet paradise with great local producers of gourmet products nearby.

What makes this villa unique

Our country house is surrounded by and overlooks the stunning estates of Prince Corsini and vineyards of famous superb quality wine producing estates such as Villa le Corti- a magnificent Corsini villa from the sixteenth century. Close by are fabulous restaurants, wine estates and historical monuments as well as Etruscan ruins. The wines of the Gabbiano Castle estate close by are also superb, as are the cellars of the Antinori estates attached to the ancient picturesque Abbey called Badia Passignano founded in the year 890. There also is a wonderful cheese producer (we like to call him the “Michelangelo’ of cheese makers) on a picturesque and ancient estate close by where you can drop in and taste the gourmet cheeses produced for some of Italy’s top restaurants. The country house is located in a kind of ‘slow food’ heaven where you could easily spend each day for a month sampling wonderful wines and local foods. Added to this, not only is the countryside authentic beautiful Tuscany but conveniently located close to the magnificent art city of Florence, with world famous museums, galleries and restaurants. The country house is also close to famous beautiful hill top towns such as San Gimignano and Siena. The area is where famous historical figures such as Machiavelli lived and worked and where artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Ghirlandaio crisscrossed the countryside in search of patrons for their work.

On the next hill are also horse riding facilities where you can wind your way through the local vineyards and cypress lined woods on well trained horses with instructors. The woods and rolling fields around the country house have many beautiful wildflowers where you can often see locals collecting delicious wild asparagus and salad greens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So many great things to say about our experience with the owner and the property itself.. The location, the views, the amenities...all very impressive. Poggio Canali is very well situated for a relaxing and adventurous visit to Tuscany. Everything worth exploring is within a 2 hour day trip. I would recommend this property to friends and families!
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Casciano In Val di Pesa in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Note there is one ensuite bathroom, one large shared bathroom for two bedrooms and an extra bathroom on another level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Lounge Sofa Bed-sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our Tuscan country house is superbly located in the very heart of the most famous Tuscany country side called Chianti. Our house has stunning views from all windows and areas over classic Tuscany vistas including lovely sunset views, vineyards and olive groves. There are lovely countryside walks to enjoy all around the country house. The house is at the end of a quite country road and is only about a 20 minute walk to the closest restaurant. The closest village is San Casciano Val di Pesa and is a five minute drive. You will need a car. We recommend taking the local bus from the village for trips into Florence, which is about 20 minutes away. The Chianti area is famous for its wonderful wine estates where you can do cellar tastings. We will supply you with a list of the best wineries and restaurants in the area as well as a discount on any tours you may wish to do in Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terra, Rome and Venice.


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Million dollar sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing time with my family (wife + four daughters). The owner was very accommodating and his property manager on site/ chef Michele even cooked us amazing Indian gourmet dinners. Most memorable part of our Europe trip. We will be back!.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot and Rose is great

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in July. We had a couple of minor electrical issues but Rose was quick to see that they were remedied. Rose also provides a fantastic amount of information about restaurants and things to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous view from this villa! A beautiful country home away from the hustle and bustle.!

  • 4 of 5

This villa has everything you need to enjoy your stay in Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Ideal Country House in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This past May my family of five spent six delightful days at Poggio Canali. We could not have found a more ideal villa or location from which to explore Tuscany. Having spent several days in Venice, we were looking forward to having a bit more room and being surrounded by beautiful countryside, and Poggio Canali surpassed our expectations in every way. Upon arrival we were greeted by Rose, the owner, and Michele, the caretaker, who gave us an orientation to the house and environs. Indeed, months before our trip Rose provided a comprehensive list and review of local restaurants, wineries, markets, shops, sites to see, and other general information about the Chianti region. We arrived at Poggio Canali shortly after a storm had passed through the area and knocked out the WiFi connection in the house. To the relief of my three adult children, Rose provided us with a temporary mobile hotspot so they could still connect to the internet! Both Rose and Michele could not have been more friendly and accommodating to our needs during our stay. Michele is also an accomplished chef, and we wish we had been able to stay a few more days at Poggio Canali so that he could have cooked us a meal from one of his many extensive menus. This renovated country house is beautifully furnished and decorated, well-equipped with modern amenities, and is also very comfortable, with a big open kitchen and adjoining sitting area on the first floor, and another large sitting area upstairs, which was a nice spot for relaxing and reading before bed. The views of rolling hills, villas, vineyards and olive groves from the house, large courtyard and pool patio are truly breathtaking, and the location is perfect for visiting Florence, Siena, Pisa and the multitude of enchanting hilltop towns in Tuscany. I recommend Poggio Canali without reservation, only wish we could have stayed longer, and hope to return some day. Thank you, Rose, for sharing your wonderful house with us.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful old farm house in a great remote location!

  • 4 of 5

Two couples stayed for 8 days September 2016. Rose and Michele met us at the property for a thorough check in. Both were very attentive and responsive to our needs throughout our stay and helpful with questions about the house and our travel area. The house is as represented in HomeAway. I would definitely rent from Rose again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poggio Canali was fantastic!

  • 4 of 5

So many great things to say about our experience with the owner and the property itself.. The location, the views, the amenities...all very impressive. Poggio Canali is very well situated for a relaxing and adventurous visit to Tuscany. Everything worth exploring is within a 2 hour day trip. I would recommend this property to friends and families!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was great having you stay at Poggio Canali and we hope very much to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
2 minutes by car
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
1 hour
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our villa is ideally located not far from Florence and in the heart of Tuscany's gourmet paradise. The Chianti area is famous for its wonderful wine estates where you can do cellar tastings. We will supply you with a list of the best wineries, restaurants and gourmet farm shops in the area as well as a discount on any tours you may wish to do in Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terra, Rome and Venice.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Casciano In Val di Pesa, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £438.49
Final Cleaning £87.7 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until rental rate is confirmed. Payments made via Paypal request.

House Rules and Liability Waiver

By staying in our property you agree to the following conditions and rules:

Be respectful of our house, the environment and others.
Report any damage immediately.
Do not smoke indoors.
No pets allowed.
Supervise your children at all times.
Do not leave candles or fireplace fire unattended.
Leave our house in a clean and tidy condition with all rubbish taken away to designated bins.
Do not have glass or sharp objects around the pool.
Keep gates to the pool and entry closed.
Do not dive into the pool.
Toilet flush system buttons must be pressed properly.
Do not place unnatural objects apart from toilet paper in the toilets.
Close refrigerator doors properly.

Conditions of staying waiver of liability:

All guests must have appropriate and adequate travel insurance.

No Liability. The owners and Management Company shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any judgment or deficiency with respect to the stay.
Guests hereby waive all claims against all owners and management companies for consequential, special or punitive damages allegedly suffered by any guests.
The owners and management company shall not be responsible for any failure of services due to circumstances beyond their control.
It is explicitly understood guest(s) assume all liability and responsibility for their actions while using the property and agree to hold harmless property owners and Management Company from any and all claims regardless of their nature.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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