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Casale Bonizio In Barberino Val d'elsa, Tuscany

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Stone farmhouse, completely independent, holding up to 12 people with 4 double bedrooms, 2 double sofa beds and 4 bathrooms. The house is particularly recommended for two families and has an enclosed garden, private swimming pool, furnished loggia for outdoor meals, barbecue and Wi-Fi.

Outdoor Area and Swimming Pool

In front of the house you will find a well-kept lawn, completely fenced, where there is the swimming pool, 8 metres by 5 with a depth of 1.2-1.5 metres, and Roman staircase for entering the water. The bathing area around the pool is paved and complete with an outdoor shower, beach umbrellas and sunbeds. Next to the pool, in front of the entrance to the house, there is a splendid portico with a table, chairs and stonework barbecue perfect for outdoor lunches. Parking for one car in the property; another reserved parking space for the guests is outside the entrance gate.Interior

The farmhouse has been renovated whilst maintaining traditional aspects like wood beams on the ceilings and cotto flooring and is divided in two separate apartments with no indoor access between each other. The first apartment is on the ground floor and has a small living room with armchairs and a fireplace, leading to a larger living room with a double sofa bed, a dining room and a well-equipped cooking area. You will then find a double bedroom with bathroom with shower, a double bedroom (with two beds that can be separated), a bathroom with shower and a small under-stair room with washing machine.

The second apartment is on the first floor (with access only from an outdoor staircase) and has a large living room with fireplace and double sofa bed, dining room and fully-equipped cooking corner. Rounding up this apartment are a double bedroom, a twin bedded room and two bathrooms each with shower.

Location

Casale Bonizio is on the outskirts of Poggibonsi, roughly a half-hour drive from Florence and Siena.

Facilities

The farmhouse has Wi-Fi, central heating, air conditioning in the first floor living room, baby bed, hairdryer and mosquito screens at the doors and windows.

Services

The price includes: bathroom and bedroom linen (changed weekly), internet, water, gas and electricity consumptions, tourist tax, final cleaning and baby bed.

Important Information

Pool open from June 1st to September 30th.Activities and Distances

Casale Bonizio is in an ideal position for reaching Tuscany’s main attractions, not far from Siena and Florence, as well as typical towns like San Gimignano and Volterra, a famous Etruscan town. Those looking to explore the local food & wine can do so following the Chianti Classico road, going through Greve, Radda and Castellina in Chianti.

3 km Poggibonsi (all kinds of shops), 12 km San Gimignano, 25 km Castellina in Chianti, 38 km Siena and Volterra, 42 km Florence.

Groceries: Poggibonsi, 1.2 km

Restaurant: Secolo Decimoquinto, 800 metres

Golf Course: Golf Club Castelfalfi, 37 km

Airport: Florence Peretola, 55 km

Railway: Poggibonsi, 5 km

Shopping centre: Coop Valdelsa (Poggibonsi), 4 km

More Details

Property Manager
VacaVilla
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

Reviews

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(1 traveller review)

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Friendly hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Date of Stay 23rd Mar to 1st June 2015

Party - 3 adults and five children travelling by Car

Summary (for those who do not want the detail)

This very well maintained villa, consisting of two separate, 2 bedroomed self contained apartments, the location is set at the back of a small industrial estate; parking is off road near by. The inside of the villa is quite dark, due to the lack of natural light, but the garden and pool are immaculate and by far the best feature.

Detail

We chose this villa because of its central location in Tuscany for visiting attractions, but also so that we could coincide with the World motorcycle racing at Mugello. I was aware if its position at the end of a lane (hidden with a few very old houses, which it is attached to) behind small industrial units and a gymnasium, but there was little noise from either.

The good

The owners are very friendly and accommodating, good communication with flexibility for late arrival and early departure

The garden, barbeque and pool area are well thought out with plenty of seating and shade around the pool, there is covered outside dining surrounded by plants flowers and scented bushes that make eating outside very pleasant. The pool isn’t heated, but was not cold either, 0.8m to 1.2m made it ideal for our children and they loved it; the pool was cleaned regularly throughout our stay.

Bedrooms are comfortable with plenty of bathrooms that have enough hot water to shower whenever required

The Top loading washing machine is in a small store just outside the downstairs entrance and works well.

The rental works out at 20 Euros (£14) per person per night, good value for money (given that Italy is an expensive country)

The large stone barbeque makes outside dining an easy option

The not-so Good

Because the building was modernized from a very old building, small windows are located mainly to the front, the inside, in parts resembles a cave, with lights having to be on (especially in the kitchen and one bathroom), and I found this unpleasant.

Because we mainly self cater, the two kitchens (which are virtually identical) could do with being extended so that there is more work surface to prepare food.

the WIFI is located in the same store and due to the stone construction is only available (in any useful signal), in the two end bedrooms or outside, near the store. This was a big disappointment

Conclusion

I would definitely consider coming back, as the good out ways the not-so good, with nothing bad

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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Notes

  • Heating per m3 (cubic meter) upon consumption
    Refundable deposit (to be handed over on arrival) per booking in cash: 300 EUR
    Domestic help on request, to be paid locally
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