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A memorable vacation in the Chianti area between Florence and Siena - Granaio

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Granaio

Located in what was once Villore’s granary, apartment Granaio’s most outstanding feature is its beautifully furnished living room with fireplace, a large dining area, perfect for long evenings of entertaining with friends or family, and a dependence with a double bed. A kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom and a children’s bedroom complete the accommodations.


About the property

Casale di Villore

Perched on a hilltop above fields of vineyards and forests of regal cypress trees stands an ancient farmhouse in Tuscan countryside dating to 1200 and built in the ochre stone so indicative of the Tuscan style. Here, in the very heart of the Chianti, the stress of everyday life recedes into mere memory, replaced by the gentle rush of olive branches swaying in the breeze and the heady perfume of wild flowers. Centrally located near the cities of Florence and Siena, Il Casale di Villore and its six newly renovated apartments invite you to live the Tuscan dream in this genteel country setting. Villore is as lovely outside as it is inside. Relaxing at poolside, guests can sip a cool drink while taking in the breathtaking view of the valley and the distant outline of charming medieval villages on the horizon.

SANGIOVETO

A large and elegant apartment, Sangioveto’s three floors are comprised of a fully equipped kitchen and large living room with fireplace, two bedrooms with en suite baths, a children’s bedroom and a magnificent tower suite with panoramic views of the countryside. A private wine cellar, stocked with a selection of Tuscan wines, is at the exclusive disposition of the guests of this apartment.

CARDISCO

Cardisco, casually furnished in comfortable Tuscan style, is located on the first floor of the villa complex. The apartment includes two double bedrooms, with beds in wrought iron, a bathroom with shower, kitchen and living room.

MORELLINO

A private external staircase leads to this cozy apartment, ideal for two guests. The country kitchen with its antique marble countertops and sink, opens into a small living area, spacious enough for a single bed for couples with a young child. A double bedroom with wardrobe and a bathroom with shower complete this apartment.

PRUGNOLO

Apartment Prugnolo encompasses the entire ground floor of the main structure. The sunny kitchen is framed by a brick archway that leads into a large living room with fireplace and two single beds. Prugnolo’s double bedroom, located just across the corridor from the bathroom with shower, has an antique wardrobe and matching dresser.

GRANAIO

Located in what was once Villore’s granary, apartment Granaio’s most outstanding feature is its beautifully furnished living room with fireplace, a large dining area, perfect for long evenings of entertaining with friends or family, and a dependence with a double bed. A kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom and a children’s bedroom complete the accommodations.

FRANTOIO

Frantoio apartment is a part of the complex of Villore. It is situated beyond the country road that crosses our property. It has all the comforts of a home away from home: satellite television, telephone and internet connection

Frantoio 's two floors are comprised of a fully equipped kitchen, living room and bathroom on the first floor, two bedrooms and another bathroom on the second floor

Hiking, walking and bicycle trails radiate from Il Casale di Villore. Florence and Siena, renown for their art and architecture, are within easy driving distance as is the medieval city of San Gimignano. Traditional Tuscan dishes are on offer in area restaurants and local wineries open their doors to you for tours and tastings.

Our guests are our number one priority and a member of the Villore staff is always on hand to address any problems or simply offer suggestions on how to best take advantage of the beauty of the region. In addition, we are also pleased to organize guided excursions, chef services or cooking class, additional housekeeping and even appointments with our on-call masseuse, guided tours, wine tasting and museums tickets

More Details

About Us

Antonio Pagliai
IL CASALE DI VILLORE
Località Villore 2
53036 Poggibonsi
Siena, 122558
VAT Reg NoIT 05317180486

Property Manager
Antonio Pagliai
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Antonio Pagliai

I am Antonio, the owner of IL CASALE DI VILLORE. I was born in Siena and I have walked this land for many years and each time I still see something new. The time of day or year does not matter. I love music, paint ...that's why I love Tuscany. Here, in this land, rich with history and tradition, my guest will have my suggestions to enjoy a great vacation in Tuscany.

Antonio Pagliai purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Antonio Pagliai chose Siena Area

Me and my family we spent many seasons in this house. Then, we decided to restore it and rent it to people who, like us, want spend periods of relaxation in the Tuscan countryside.

What makes this apartment unique

Because it is very central located between the most important historic villages and cities of Tuscany. In the same time, at Villore, you can find a relaxind time in a quiet and silent place.

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Firenze-Siena
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La strolla
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Walking and bicycle trails radiate from Il Casale di Villore, making it an ideal location from which to explore the Tuscan countryside. We are able to organize guided excursions for those seeking full immersion in the tradition and natural beauty of the region. Nearby stables are a wonderful option for riding enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers can rent bicycles directly at Villore.

Siena (28 km), San Gimignano (16 km), Firenze (35 km), Volterra (55 km) and then Arezzo, Pisa, Cortona, Pienza (less than an hour by car).

Tennis court, horse riding at 5 km. Excellent typical restaurants at 3km from Villore.

Banks, Supermarkets, Gas station, Hospital, Train and Bus station at Poggibonsi (5km).

Available Rentals

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Notes

Services included: Water, electricity, gas, linens, final cleaning upon departure, Wi-fi Internet Connection, Parking, use of the swimming pool and taxes (VAT 10%).
Services not included:
- Heating (€ 3,9 per m.c.);
- Additional cleaning (available upon request at € 12 per person);
- Cribs for infants (0-3 years) at € 8 per day;
- Extra bed at € 12 per day.
- SPA treatments, cooking lessons


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Poggibonsi in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One double bed is located in the 'dependance' of the living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Walking and bicycle trails radiate from Villore, making it an good place from which to explore the area. We are able to organize excursions for those who want to have a wine tasting in the Chianti area. Nearby stables are a wonderful option for riding enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers can rent bicycles directly at Villore. Guests can count on Villore’s staff to assist them with all of their needs, from organizing transport to making restaurant reservations. Masseuse services, meal preparation by a local chef and additional housekeeping are all available upon request.

Reviews

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Excellent - a hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place! Rightfully deserving of so many positive reviews. The location is simply STUNNING. Even the professional photos of the infinity pool and grounds on the website do not do it justice. The view from the infinity pool at sunset is simply incredible. On a clear day, you can see the towers of San Gimignano.

We are a couple in in our late 20s. The other guests were generally families with young children. A nice mix and there was always plenty of space in the pool.

Antonio and his family are extremely welcoming, and recommended some great places to eat. It takes around 30-45 mins to get to the centre of both Sienna and Florence.

We stayed in Cardisco appartment, which has two large doubles (even the americans will be happy with the size of the rooms) and views across the hills.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Calm Tuscan Retreat in Chianti Country

  • 5 of 5

Waiting too long to book lodging for 5 nights in Tuscany, we expected limited opportunities. This proved to not be true in general, but having found this gem we couldn't be more thankful. We booked Il Granaio - a separate apartment within the larger complex of this property - just one week before we arrived. While we felt privileged with our own unit, all the units on this property were beautifully equipped and shared the very well maintained and beautifully landscaped villa property. We enjoyed our patio with its large umbrella for our meals and the expansive view across the valley towards San Gimignano. Wonderful at all times, but even more spectacular and calming with the evening setting sun. While the apartment was right-sized for our family of 5, the lone bathroom is rather tiny and probably due for an upgrade soon.

Our family (children of 17, 15, 9 years of age) found the opportunities at this apartment perfect for our stay: a right-sized pool, plenty of lounging chairs under olive trees for shade, a bocce court, a ping-pong table, and the largest fig tree with ripe, perfect figs that we've ever seen.

The secret to this spectacular property is the owner/manager, Antonio. In spite of our inability to get to the property within his requested window on the first night (bad timing with Milano and Firenze traffic) he treated us with all the courtesy and care of your favorite relative, or finest hotel. Antonio's sense of comfort, style and hospitality are evident throughout the property, and he spends his days tending to the numerous chores necessary to keep such a property in top shape. Antonio was always eager to share his knowledge of the surrounding Chianti countryside and its offerings. The two regrets for our entire holiday period was that we did not plan sufficiently to take advantage of a local cooking class that Antonio recommended - it booked a week in advance - and we missed his planned party on the night of our checkout.

This wonderful property, just close enough to the town of Poggibonsi for groceries, and other towns for markets and tourism, was perfectly secluded in the iconic Tuscan hills. We enjoyed easy day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, and Certaldo. Florence would be equally accessible - we left that to a 2-day sojourn after leaving Antonio's place.

Thank you Antonio! We look forward to staying with you again, or perhaps sampling one of your other properties in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What else to say with such a review !!! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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5

Stunning views in a serene environment

  • 5 of 5

Antonio has a lovely villa with outstanding views on a perfectly manicured property. Our villa was quite spacious and had all necessary utensils and cooking equipment in the unlikely event you want to prepare your own meal. Our only issue was the drive to the villa is quite curvy and a little further than we had anticipated. Having said that, its a great location to explore Sienna, San Gimingno, Volterra, and Firenze. I would highly recommend staying here if you have several days to explore the surrounding Tuscan region!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A glorious place to stay in the heart of Chianti

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Villore was wonderful- what a beautiful place. Staff were helpful and friendly but at the same time discreet and so although there were other people there it felt very private. The pool is stunning, surrounded by olive trees and a view of San Gimignano in the distance- it couldn't have been better. Our apartment was well-equipped, rustic not luxury, but in keeping with the whole feel if the place. It is just a short drive into Poggibonsi where you can easily get to Siena or Florence for the day, and in the other direction Castellina is a gem. There is a fabulous restaurant on the way to Castellina as well. We would definitely come here again. Hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home in Perfect Chianti Location

  • 5 of 5

Il Casale Villore could not have been more perfect. As you first drive up towards the property you just know it's going to be amazing. And it was! The property with the cypress and olive trees and gorgeous huge potted lemon trees accenting a most gorgeous home couldn't have set the scene any better for the view we were about to enjoy. We stayed in the Granaio and it was perfect, even larger than I had expected. The kitchen was well equipped and everything was super clean and in perfect working order. We really didn't need anything else. Back to the property - this deserves more mention, the infinity pool facing a trill magnificent quintessential Tuscan view, multiple seating areas and patios. All amazing. We always felt like we had the whole property to ourselves even though we knew the other apartments were occupied. Wish we had had more time to enjoy this. Perhaps next time. The location and proximity to the best of Chianti and beyond is as good as it gets. Lastly the owner, Antonio was fantastic. He was always prompt in responding to my questions prior to our arrival and available to us at all times.

A few highlights all within 30 minutes drive: Siena, Greve, the new Antinori vineyard, Montefioralle (where time has stood still) and restaurant La Cassale there.

It was a perfect vacation to remember and I would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Villa in Poggibonsi was everything we had hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa in Poggibonsi was everything we had hoped for and Antonio and Camilla were responsive to our every request. Our week in Tuscany was truly a dream come true.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! Antonio
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