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Beautiful Villa with Private Pool in the Heart of Tuscany

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'Casa Campana' (The Bellhouse), a recently renovated 17th century quarrystone house, is part of a small privately owned hamlet only 2.2 km from the charming wine producing village of Castellina in Chianti. Castellina is known for its rich history and its shops and restaurants, where locals and visitors gather to celebrate the bounty of the Chianti region. Its central location (35 km to Florence, 25 km to Siena, 150 km to airports in Pisa or Bologna) makes it a perfect starting point for all sightseeing trips.

Set aside on the north end of the estate from the few other houses, 'The Bellhouse' will help you realize your dream of real Tuscan country living. This enchanting stone house built on several levels into the hillside offers a large terrace as well as a vine-covered patio, a private pool (5m x 9m x 1.5m), extended leisure areas with a gazebo and a view of the surrounding hills from its sun-drenched position.

Ground floor: living room with open fireplace, library with satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, CD player, service room with toilet, washing machine, maintenance room.

Two steps down there is a dining room, and fully-equipped, recently remodeled kitchen.

Upstairs: 4 bedrooms: 3 with large beds (two single mattresses in one frame) 2 with ensuite shower and bathroom, and 1 bedroom with two single beds.

The property extends over 86.5 ha (approx. 300 acres) and is part of the natural resort of 'Oasis del Chianti,' the only no-hunting zone in the area with an amazing variety of fauna and flora. An island of absolute peace and privacy and the perfect starting point for short or long tours on local roads through the world famous vineyards, forests and olive groves of the Chianti Classico region.

Its close location to the main highways makes it perfect for all kinds of day excursions to places like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Greve, Lucca, Pisa and even for extended day trips to Rome (3.5 hrs. drive) or Venice (3 hrs.).

The house is surrounded by a large, well-maintained garden with dozens of flower pots, ornamental trees (pomegranite, olive, fig, etc.)and citrus fruit trees.

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Jim Bull
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Jim Bull

Erin and I bought Casa Campana in 2006 after renting it for several summer vacations. I run a small book publishing house and Erin is a freelance college text editor. We have lived at Casa Campana four months each year since buying it.

Jim Bull purchased this villa in 2006

Why Jim Bull chose Chianti Senese

The location is amazing -- close to Florence and Siena, yet in the Chianti Classico wine growing region, one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. Our house is actually in a nature preserve, so we have many birds, deer, boar, etc., and even fireflies during early summer.

What makes this villa unique

The private pool is the best feature in the summer. Most similar rentals offer shared swimming pools, but ours is completely private and has a lovely view to the north towards Florence.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jim and Erin

I wanted to let you know what an incredibly wonderful week I had at Casa Campana. Your house is absolutely beautiful and I felt very relaxed the whole week. I loved waking up to the beauty outside my bedroom window everyday!

We went to Siena, Radda, Greve in Chianti, Panzano, San Gimignano, Colle Di Val D'Elsa, and the incredible winery at Badia a Coltibuono. We had an incredible meal at the house cooked by Mikaylah, and also a great dinner in Castellina at Albergaccio.

Thank you for your kindness in helping me arrange drivers- that helped me tremendously.

Hopefully in the future I can travel back to Italy and your lovely and idyllic home!


Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castellina In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Beautiful Villa with Private Pool in the Heart of Tuscany
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews

A perfect mix of modern and traditional Italian charm

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just stunning. So well equipped too.

Each evening I put my little boy to bed and sat outside with a glass of Chianti (obviously!!) and watched a beautiful firefly dance, never mind the sound of what I think was the famous Tuscan wild boar.

I really can't fault it at all.

The red chair looks the most uncomfortable chair ever made - but it was the topic of conversation on day one as it was unbelievably comfortable and moulds to you!!

Castellina in Chianti is also charming, lovely little shops and restaurants and a lovely church to visit.

Our party consisted of 5 adults and 1 toddler and we had absolutely loads of space. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property in the perfect location to explore Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Casa Campana. The location in the heart of Chianti country is perfect for exploring all that Tuscany has to offer. The property itself sits on a barranca overlooking a beautiful little valley and is surrounded by open space. At night, we sat out by the pool, listened to the quiet, and enjoyed the stars. The stone house is absolutely beautiful and well-equipped with all that we needed during our stay. The outdoor space, surrounded by natural beauty, was perfect, and we enjoyed having the local pecorino, prosciutto, and Chianti on the patio, and lounging by the pool. Two thumbs up for this charming property. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House, Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to visit most of Tuscany--Almost anywhere you would like to visit is within an hours drive. The house is well appointed and lovely. You do need a car and there are a lot of steps so not good for those with physical limitations.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Castellina in Chianti is spectacular

  • 4 of 5

Casa Campana is a quaint but large solid stone house in the country a few miles away from one of the best Tuscan villages you will find. Great pool, lovely outdoor eating areas, and quiet rural setting make this a relaxing destination, but also easy jumping off point for superb day trips. It was great that 3 of the bedrooms each had their own bathroom.

Only one very minor problem was not finding enough good wine glasses in the kitchen for 6 people after coming home from long hard day of winery touring.

Thanks for the great stay in Chianti.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you pointed out that our stock of wine glasses is running low. Apologies! We will be at Casa Campana in 3 weeks and we will re-stock the house with good wine glasses. Cheers! Jim & Erin
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Beautiful Villa in the midst of a Stunning Countryside

  • 5 of 5

Casa Compana was exactly as advertised and exactly what our group needed after the hectic flurry of Rome. It was so refreshing to be in the midst of the sounds and sights of nature. The birds, the stars and the evening bell calling the goats off the mountain and down to dinner.

The villa itself is very well appointed. The kitchen is equipped with the finest pots and pans, excellent knives and all of the items that one would want to prepare a lovely meal. All bedding, linens and towels are of the highest quality. We felt very pampered the entire time we were there.

The nearby town of Castellina in Chianti can accommodate all of your shopping needs - groceries, bakery goods, wine as well as a number of interesting shops where we purchased a few souvenirs to take home. There are several restaurants in the area, all of which served excellent food at a reasonable price.

If I am fortunate enough to return to Italy, I would definitely return to Casa Compana. It is apparent that the owners take great pride in this property. It's as close to perfect as I have seen. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We came here directly from Barcelona and a very urban (but awesome) experience. Landing at Casa Campana was like a relaxing paradise. The property is beautiful as you drive down the gravel driveway to an inspiring old "mini-castle" we called it. It was just my wife and I and would be perfect for 3 couples and even some kids (although it was nice leaving them home!). There were equally nice bedrooms all with own bath/shower. We were met by a really nice property manager who quickly gave us the lowdown on the house and surrounding area. Everything you need is there and after a quick trip to the local coop we were set for breakfasts and the one and only meal we wanted to cook (in a killer kitchen). We quickly fell into a routine of waking up late, picking out a cool nearby destination (Florence, Siena, and other small towns closer), hitting one of many great restaurants in Castellina and coming home to some wine and an old movie. What a relaxing experience and this area of Tuscany is beautiful with a little town or old castle on almost every hilltop. Driving around this area is spectacular and we wandered into several wine estates to do some tasting (and buying) of the regional stellar varieties. Everything was perfect and our thanks to the owners for sharing such a special spot -- we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles

We can help arrange winetastings and visits to wineries, tasting of local products such as pecorino cheese, wild boar salami, extra virgin olive oil, jams and other homemade specialities, hiking, hunts for wild asparagus in spring and mushrooms in autumn and winter, winemaking activities in September /October & olive picking in November /December, opera, theatre, open air summer festivals and concerts, museums.


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