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Country Villas in Chianti Classico - Red house

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights



Red house

An entrance hall leads to a living room, double sofa bed to change into two different single beds, chimney..., a small separate kitchen, dishwasher, microwave..., a closet with heating and a washing machine, a bathroom, shower and the stairs to the first floor where there is a master bedroom besides a really small room however with six small windows and a chairbed. A covered veranda leading to a wood of cypresses is built around two sides of the house.

About the property


The property is located midway between Florence and Siena, about half an hour from both, surrounded by cypress and oak woods, olive and vineyards, and it dominates a little lonely valley. It is placed in one of the most wooded and well preserved parts of Chianti Classico area (renowned for its wines and food) between S.Donato in Poggio and Castellina in Chianti. The quiet atmosphere makes It easy to see roe-deers, even during daylight hours, istrici (a peculiar kind of porcupine introduced by the Romans, emblem of a 'Contrada' of Siena's Palio)squirrels, birds, hedgehogs....

We rent two of our houses, a small villa and a bigger country house, totally separated from one another (they are on two different levels of the hill). Both houses, surrounded by the green, are fully restored and equipped. The Red House (unit 1019994) can accommodate 2 to 4 guests while and the Yellow House (unit 1228613) can welcome up to 8 people. The photos show both of the units; please pay attention to the descriptions.

Guests can also access our swimming pool: it is 83 square metres wide and open from the middle of April to the middle of October.

Rentals of two weeks or more will lead to a discount. Please email me for price.

N.B.: please check the last paragraph (bottom of rates page) for additional charges (utilities and stay tax).

More Details

Stefano Baldi Lanfranchi
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Stefano Baldi Lanfranchi

We produce wine and olive oil, following the rules of organic farming, electricity comes from renewable energy. We speak english, french, german, dutch, danish and of course italian.

Why Stefano Baldi Lanfranchi chose Val d'Elsa

Despite the private setting, the cities of Florence and Siena are easily reachable by car with a 40 minutes ride. You can bike or drive to the numberless charming hamlets, small villages, churches, castles, panoramic spots of Chianti nearby, wander in the woods. In addition some examples of what the surroundings have to offer are: S.Gimignano, with the well known tower-houses; S.Appiano; the palaces of Colle Val d'Elsa, birthplace of Arnolfo di Cambio, the architect of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence; Certaldo, where Boccaccio, the author of Decameron, lived; the fortress of Monteriggioni; just a little farther away you can reach the etruscan city of Volterra; Montalcino, worldwide famous for “Brunello” wine production and Val d’Orcia; the area of thermal hot springs of which Bagno Vignoni, the setting of many scenes from the film Nostalghia by film director Tarkovskij, is a beautiful representation; Pienza, magnificent example of the Renaissance 'città ideale’; the sea in Cecina…

What makes this house unique

The property is extremely quiet since the nearest country road is 1.1 km far, our closest neighbours live at 1.5 km distance. Nonetheless, the village of S.Donato in Poggio (4 km) will provide you with most of the things you might need during your stay. There you will find a well supplied small supermarket (also open on Sunday mornings), a pharmacy, a bank, a post office, restaurants, bars, a bakery and other shops.

Available Rentals

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Discounts on the second and third week accordingly to the seasons.
Electricity, ca. € 0,30 /kW
Gas for cooking, heating and warm water, ca € 3,5/m3.
Accommodation/tourist tax: €1,5 daily for each adult for the first 4 nights.
Final cleaning by the renter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Barberino Val D'elsa in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The second room is quite small like you can see in the photo, but all the six windows can be opened.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)

Red house
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 57 reviews

Le paradis au milieu des bois et des oliviers

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour dans ce merveilleux endroit au milieu des bois et des oliviers. Charmante maison avec tout le confort. Une piscine magnifique avec une vue grandiose sur les collines du Val d'Elsa. Une adresse exceptionnelle que nous recommandons vivement. Stefano est adorable et très discret, à l'écoute pour vous offrir les meilleurs conditions de séjour. Accueil soigné : vin et huile de la propriété offerts à notre arrivée!!! Allez-y vous ne le regretterez pas!!! Situation idéale pour découvrir Florence, Sienne...et bien d'autres merveilles de la Toscane. Merci Stefano, j'espère que nous aurons la chance de revenir chez vous. Murielle RIVIERE

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un petit paradis !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné avec nos 2 ados et avons passé une super semaine dans la Casa Rosso. Des hôtes très accueillants avec de gentilles attentions: fleurs, Chianti et huile d'olive du propriétaire. La présence de Stéphano et Hans est discrète mais ils sont toujours disponibles pour nous prodiguer de bons conseils.

La location correspond tout à fait à la description. Malgré sa petite surface, elle est très bien équipée, rénovée avec goût, fonctionnelle et propre. La terrasse couverte est très agréable.

La maison se trouve au coeur d'une propriété bien entretenue, au calme, au milieu de la nature. Lors de notre séjour, nous avons croisé chevreuil, biche, sangliers et écureuil.

La piscine est très agréable car très grande, chaude et propre. Nous avons apprécié la configuration des lieux qui , malgré la présence d'une autre location, préserve l'intimité.

La situation est idéale car le charmant village de San Donato se trouve à quelques km seulement. On y trouve une supérette et des restaurants très sympas et bons.

L'accès a l'autoroute Florence - Sienne est aussi très facile et ces 2 villes sont à environ 30 minutes.

Un seul petit bémol lors de ce séjour : les "zanzarella", moustiques qui nous ont un peu trop apprécié !!! La mise en place de moustiquaire serait peut-être à envisager...

En bref, nous vous recommandons cette location et en ce qui nous concerne nous y reviendrons très probablement.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect relaxing stay, calm and in privacy

  • 4 of 5

A perfect mix of beautiful region, nice, comfortable and romantic accomodation, BIG privacy in the middle of wineyards and olive trees. Own swimming pool for hot summer days. Owners are nice persons and have great wine and olive oil. If you don´t like megatourist sites and prefer the authentic stuff, this is a right place to stay. A couple of words for czech readers: prostě vynikající volba pro autentickou dovolenou v komfortu a fantastickém klidu, přitom vše na dosah, celé zasazené do úžasné krajiny. Výhrady? žádné.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Superbe accueil de Stefano,

Maison magnifique

Endroit idyllique

Bon vin,

Bref parfait

Superbe super

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Mooie rustige plek in Toscane.

  • 5 of 5

Wat een ideale plek om Toscane te ontdekken! Het rode huis is niet groot, maar voor twee personen (eventueel drie) prima uitgerust. Gezellig ingericht en voor ons ontbrak er niets. Alle bezienswaardigheden zijn goed te bereiken. Het was fijn om na terugkomst van een dag vol met indrukken, te genieten van de rust, het landschap en het zwembad.

Het enige wat we een beetje misten in deze prachtige omgeving, waren de wandelmogelijkheden. Zelfs met gedetailleerde wandelkaart, brachten we onze wandeling niet altijd makkelijk tot een goed einde.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Peaceful, picturesque, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Red House for a week at the end of March/beginning of April and had a wonderful time. The house suited us really well (2 adults and 2 children), it had everything we needed (including wine from the vineyard and olive oil from Stefano's vineyard and olive trees....both tasting amazing!). It was a great base and perfectly located to easily reach some amazing parts of Tuscany - we visited Florence, Siena, Pisa, Castellina in Chianti...and more...and spent a day just exploring the area around the house, which was really nice too. The kids loved it, and especially loved the cats! Thank you for a wonderful holiday that felt like a lot longer than a week!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence, Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
San Donato in Poggio
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
S.Donato in Poggio
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is located midway between Florence and Siena, about half an hour from both. Nearby the numberless charming hamlets, small villages, churches, castles, spots of Chianti Classico region but also S.Gimignano, with the well known tower-houses, the palaces of Colle Val d'Elsa, birthplace of Arnolfo di Cambio, the architect of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Certaldo, where Boccaccio, the author of Decameron, lived, the fortress of Monteriggioni, just a little farther the etruscan Volterra, Montalcino and Val d'Orcia, the area of thermal hot springs like for instance Bagno Vignoni, showed by Tarkovskj in Nostalghia, Pienza, magnificent example of Renaissance 'città ideale'... Excellent wines and food...

Other Activities: monuments and museums, wine tourism...


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