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charming castle apartement with glorious views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type castle

Overview

About the property

100 m2 castle apartment with great views between Florence and Siena

We bid you a warm welcome to the rolling hills of Chianti, the most spectacular and beautiful area of Italy, in which fabulous Panzano in Chianti can be found. On the highest point you can find the spectacular Panzano Castle. The comfortable and luxurious apartment makes for the perfect love nest. Panzano Castle dates back from the 11th century, and has 7 meters high ceilings with wooden beams, but all modern luxuries are present in this amazing property.

It consists of a complete kitchen to prepare your gourmet dinner with friends, seating no less than 6 people, a very large livingroom with 2 Romeo and Juliet balconies. Panzano Castle is the most romantic home of Tuscany, therefor we have welcomed more than 100 honeymooners already. So join in if you seek a romantic holiday in Tuscany !

In order to refresh yourself, please note that at a short driving distance from Panzano is a little scenic lake where you can sit and enjoy the view, and take a swim !

More Details

Owner
Michiel Bloemgarten
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

Why Michiel Bloemgarten chose Chianti

Because Panzano Castle is the best property of Tuscany.

What makes this castle unique

Glorious views, use of pool, central, panoramic views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Michiel,

I am sending this e-mail from the balcony of the castle awaiting sunset. We cannot possibly imagine a better place to stay for honeymoon than right here. We have so enjoyed your apartment and suggestions. Il vescovino was absolutely wonderful and we had several fun evenings with Paulo and Brian at Il vinaio. We will go for dinner at Dario's tonight and are looking forward to it! The kitchen was perfect for cooking a few dinners and Toscalinda could not have been nicer and more helpful. Thanks to her we had a nice drive and afternoon at Volpaia. We explored SanGimignano, Florence, Greve in Chianti and several vineyards in the Panzano area. It has been a spectacular week. We must leave tomorrow afternoon as we go to look for my new husband's relatives in Castel del Monte in Abruzzo.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience staying in your castle... the view of the chianti classico region is likely the finest in the area and we feel so lucky to be on the 6th sunset with such wonderful weather!

We hope to return in the future and will recommend your home to everyone we know traveling to the chianti region of Italy... an absolutely perfect place to relax and enjoy this beautiful area of Italy!

Warm regards,Theresa and Christopher JerussiWashington DC, USA
Oct 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Panzano In Chianti in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • castle (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Washing basin
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
In case of cancellation, there is no refund. But you can select new dates according to availability.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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charming castle apartement with glorious views
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 28 reviews
5

This castle was so magical, I felt like I should have had a crown

  • 5 of 5

Panzano was a great little village situated right in a perfect area for touring Tuscany. We only stayed a couple nights, but wished we would've had more time here. The castle was beyond my expectations. We absolutely loved the view and hope a stay there again is in our future.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Sheila, it was an absolute delight having you, thank you for your kind words ! I am happy you enjoyed the castle as much as me and so many other guests !
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Wonderful castle stay

  • 4 of 5

This wonderful apartment deserves five stars, except for one issue that may not be of concern to some visitors. Unfortunately, we arrived after dark on our first day and had difficulty finding the apartment despite having fairly good directions from Michiel and after having touched based with Toscalinda, Michiel's contact for the apartment. So, I would highly recommend arrival during daylight hours. But, the place has incredible views overlooking the countryside around Panzano, and it is very well furnished in both modern and rustic ways. At arrival, it is a steep climb with luggage up a driveway to the building that houses the apartment, through a gravel walkway and then courtyard and a flight of stairs. While you can drop off your luggage close to the apartment, parking is a bit of a walk after that. There is much to do in the area for the adventuresome, and many interesting hill towns are a short drive away. Panzano is a nice little town. I bought a hand painted coffee mug there at the local hardware store, and we enjoyed the local wine festival one afternoon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Rustic castle with georgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

The castle is in panzano in Chianti....almost next to the church ...in case you are lost !

The castle apartment is modernized... great kitchen, huge living room, separate areas for shower and tub and bidet in bathroom, and bedroom! All rooms have shuttered windows that open up to panoramic views of something interesting and beautiful!

The town is small..but the owner gives very great advise on what to do . He is also very prompt in responding to emails.

One place he suggested to have a glass of wine is next to church ( on right)...(castle is on the left of the church). Has the best grappa ever. Not to mention you can try many varieties of wines or beers. The owner and waiter were incredibly helpful and made us want to return next year! A surprise fireworks festival occurred one night and they were setting up for something else when we left! They do keep busy!

Plus..delicious bakery with old wooden oven just steps away..daily pastry were fabulous...you'll walk them off! Enjoy and relax!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Winter stay in Panzano

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this apartment in December. The heat and hot water were excellent, the kitchen was large and useful, and 2 couches were extremely comfortable, the bedroom large and comfortable, the bathroom excellant, and piano was in tune!

Of course the views were tremendous, the church bells romantic. Most of the facilities in the area were closed (wineries, farm-stays, restaurants) but we did fine one winery to tour north of Greve, and the butcher shop was open as well as the associated restaurant which was excellent. The lack of other tourists offset the shortage of places to visit, but then there is only so much time in the day! The town market on Sunday was fun. We enjoyed driving on the back roads of this area due to the ever-changing sun-lit views.

Panzano's location is centrally located for exploring Tuscany by car. The town is large enough to have all of the necessary services, but not large enough to be overwhelmed by "modern" Italy,

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you dear guest ! always be welcome to return !
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5

Apartment was lovely, exactly how one picture Tuscany. Steep incline leading to courtyard Yo walk,

  • 5 of 5

Not suitable for elderly or those with trouble walking, as steep incline into courtyard, & flight of stone stairs into apartment. Great location. Can walk to everything in town. We'd stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you dear Caron !
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5

Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Charming and spacious--exceeded all of our expectations. Pictures on the web are a good representation but the views are even better than can be captured by pictures. Tocolinda, the property contact, was extremely helpful and such a sweet lady. Panzano has several outstanding restaurants within walking distance and numerous wineries withi a few Km. Everyone we met was so gracious despite our minimal knowledge of Italian. I sincerely hope we are able to return to this magnificent venue.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, Thank you for your kind words, and I am happy you appreciated Panzano so much ! Be welcome to return any time ! Warm regards, Michiel
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Ugolino
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Beach
123 Kilometres
Castiglioncello
Car: recommended

Chianti is referred to in Tuscany as La Regina, or the Queen. Appropriately so, since Chianti has the highest level of quality of life at your feet ! It is the winearea where the famous Chianti Classico is produced, and the trademarked Gallo Nero wines are made here, and they are ready for you to try them ! Finely positioned between Florence and Siena, culture is never far, and in spring and summer, an unstoppable quantity of events are ready for you to savour : wine tastings, antique markets, concerts, opera, open air cinema, drives through the countryside, cooking lessons, riding lessons and tours, it is all there at your fingertips. Check out the many charming villages in the area like La Volpaia, Montefioralle, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, and many others. The Vino al Vino, the winefestivities in september, attracts a crowd every year. Sundays Panzano has a sunday market, and once a month there is a craftsman market for bric a brac and fun shopping.

Panzano and Chianti have the best restaurants of Italy, and it is a true foodies paradise.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Panzano In Chianti, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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£2,563
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £71.2

Final Cleaning fee 80 euros. In case of cancellation, there is no refund. You can however choose new dates according to availability

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