You can find the German translation of the Homepage here: https://www.fewo-direkt.de/ferienwohnung-ferienhaus/p709879vb
Chianti Classico, Sienese side and Arceno estate – one thousand hectares of hamlets, woods, centuries-old cypresses and rows of vines and olive groves as far as the eye can ee, twenty-eight kilometres of perfectly maintained country lanes, where years ago Ridley Scott and Leonardo Di Caprio stayed for short periods and where entrepreneurs, artists, sportspeople stay today.
1/ This is a charming Villa set amidst an amazing panaroma. It is in a perfect location to enjoy a relaxing vacation with family and friends alike, whilst experiencing the unique appeal and attractions of Tuscany.
2/ You can enjoy a special holiday in a luxury villa on a beautiful estate in Tuscany, the most famous and visited region of Italy. La Cappella is an independent and private Villa, with it own expansive garden, olive grove and lawn to enjoy. There is a grand outdoor covered terrace for relaxing, dining and generally enjoying the wonderful views.
3/ The surrounding area in Tuscany has the best in architecture, art, culture, fine food and wine. There are numerous excursions and activities that can be undertaken. There are recommended itineraries to the many towns within close proximity, or visits to some of the famous local vineyards. There is also comprehensive information for guests regarding other excursions and activities that may be undertaken during your stay. If you are interested in cycling we can offer three mountain bikes and two racing bike for use to cycle around the estate. We can also refer you to a local cycling business, Chianti Bicycles in Castelnuovo Berardenga. Here you can rent road, racing, mountain, hybrid or electrical bikes.
4/ We can arrange for a prominent Italian chef to come to the Villa to cook and present a fabulous evening meal for your party. Alternatively, you may prefer to dine out at one of the many local restaurants that are referred to in the House Book. If you are interested in Italian food, private cooking lessons can be arranged with this talented chef. He is a celebrity chef at prominent establishments in USA where he visits every winter.
5/ Welcome to Capella di Pancole, part of the prestigious estate of Villa d'Arceno. Our recently restored residence comprises 3 double bedrooms, 3 modern en suite bathrooms, a guest bathroom, laundry, a modern kitchen, dining room, living room leading to a grand terrace and private gardens. This property is unique in Tuscany in being able to offer 3 modern en suite bathrooms to each of those double bedrooms. It is most suitable holiday accommodation for both families and adult couples.
6/ The rental rate includes all energy and water costs, the supply of all linens and towels (including towels) cleaning costs, consumables (such as washing powder and dishwasher tablets). It also includes a Welcome Basket comprising good wine, local olive oil, food for the first evening's meal and breakfast plus essential food condiments. There is free Wi FI and entertainment facilities provided.
7/ This is not an average 'self catering rental'. This is a superior standard of accommodation and facilities. Our standard accommodation rates are fully inclusive of many extras designed to make your stay more enjoyable.
8/ Experience al fresco dining on the terrace watching a Tuscan sunset. Enjoy a drink in the garden or on the terrace experiencing the special ambience, tranquility and scenery.
GROUND FLOOR; Fully equipped and integrated modern travertine kitchen with dining table for 6 persons. Adjoining is a large living room with open fire place and comfortable seating, satellite TV, DVD, music system, i Pod dock / CD and internet / email access with WI Fi provided free of charge. The living room leads onto an expansive terrace with table and chairs for 8 guests making it ideal for al fresco dining. There are also reclining chairs for those wishing to enjoy the expansive views of the olive groves, ancient hilltop towns, vineyards and mountains in the distance. Just imagine: you're reclining on the flower-dotted patio, surrounded by olive groves...
FIRST FLOOR; An internal staircase leads upstairs to 2 large double bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen bed whilst the second bedroom has twin beds convertible to a king bed. Each bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and ensuite travertine bathroom. The main bathroom has a double basin, shower, bath and toilet. In the second bathroom, there is a basin, shower and toilet.
LOWER GROUND LEVEL; An internal staircase leads to a large double room with ensuite travertine bathroom containing basin, shower and toilet. There is a sofa and wardrobe in this bedroom. The laundry is on this level. There are double doors leading to a private courtyard and lawn to the olive grove.
9/ All bedrooms have side tables with reading lamps and are furnished in country style and antique pieces.
10/ The property is fenced and set amid olive trees, native plants and expansive lawn.
11/ The terrace faces in a southerly direction, and there is an awning which provides good protection from the Tuscan sun.
12/ There is also a secluded and partly shaded garden and lawn facing south east, where you can relax on sun beds or reclining chairs enjoying privacy and tranquility. There is an area for outdoor games for children.
13/ There is available in the Villa a guide of amenities and activities. Jalissa will be welcoming you upon arrival there and thereby endeavouring to help you settle quickly into your accommodation.
Jalissa has lived in this area for many years. She is thereby familiar with the Arceno Estate and the nearby towns and their amenities.
There are guidebooks and maps available for your use.
14/ Cappella di Pancole was originally the site of the chapel to the local community and was recently reconstructed into a luxury villa. It comprises locally sourced materials combining timber beams, cotto ceilings and floors with travertine finishes of a typical villa in the area. These materials blend well with modern, stylish appliances and design to create spacious accomodation with the utmost convenience.
15/ The estate is ideally situated to visit the historic culture towns of Siena (25 minutes), Florence (1 hour) and Perugia (1 hour). From Perugia, one can easily reach interesting towns in Umbria such as Assisi, Gubbio, Spello, Spoleto and Todi.
Other well known Tuscan towns are nearby including Arezzo, Cortona and San Gimignano, all about 45 minutes drive. Montepulciano, Montalcino (home to Brunello wines) and Pienza (World heritage listed) are all about 50 minutes drive. Volterra is about 1 hours' drive and Pisa and Lucca 2 hours away.
16/ Being situated in the Chianti Classico region, there are many good vineyards, picturesque towns and scenery within easy driving distances.
17/ The market town of Castelnuovo Berardenga is close with the choice of supermarkets, local shops, banks, restaurants and medical services. The charming villages of San Gusme, Villa a Sesta and Montebenichi, which all have good restaurants and bars are within 10 minutes drive. The World heritage site of the Crete Senese is only 15 minutes away.
18/ Cappella di Pancole is situated on a 1,100 hectare estate with more than 30 villas and farmhouses dotted amongst nature reserves, vineyards, olives and woodlands. The Tenuta di Villa d'Arceno is a high quality wine producer and exporter. There is an unique feeling of grandeur and serenity about the estate. The main Villa on the estate originates from 17th century, having been owned by an aristocractic Senese family. There are interesting walks and bike riding can be undertaken within the estate .
19/ The estate is situated only 7 km north of the Siena - Arezzo motorway. The airports of Florence and Perugia are about 75 minutes drive. Pisa and Bologna Airports are about 2 hours by car .
20/ A car is recommended. A driver can be arranged for interesting excursions .