Dimora 12

Family Villa for 12 with A/C and a large pool : Barberino Val dElsa, Chianti

Nice little touches

  • All of the bedrooms have direct garden access
  • Vine-draped furnished pergolas create extra dining and living space
  • One of the outer bedrooms is easily adaptable for less abled visitors
  • Be sure to visit the Owners own enoteca in village for wine and oil tasting

Good to know

  • Two of the ensuite bedrooms, entered from the front, do not interconnect to the living and kitchen areas

This large Tuscan villa with a private pool and air-conditioning, set on a vineyard and wine estate, is ideal for family reunions.
When the owner of Dimora set out to modernize this house on an organic 300-hectare farm in the woodlands and olive groves of the Chianti, he decided to respect the Nature surrounding his doorstep, and by collecting both sun and rain now manages to conserve energy with no sacrifice to comfort.

In this sprawling ground-level house, whose every room opens onto the outside, you will never doubt that you are in the heart of Tuscany. Terracotta bricks and chestnut ceiling beams mix well with stylish colors and attractive fabrics of modern Italy and from every window there is the classic panorama of an ancient countryside.


Just past the tiled threshing floor, whose low wall now outlines a spacious covered furnished patio, the corner entry leads you to most of the rooms of the house.

To the left is a hallway leading to a bathroom, a shower room and two front bedrooms, a twin and a double, whose arched French doors lead out to the patio.

To the right of the entryway is the large sitting room, whose comfortable sofas, fireplace, filled bookshelves, and TV and CD/Stereo make it a natural place to gather. The sitting room opens to beautiful views off the furnished back terrace and quite handily to the excellently equipped kitchen, with a dining table for 12.

A short hallway off the sitting room leads to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with extra shower and a twin bedroom, with ensuite shower room.

Both of these rooms have doors to the side garden and the swimming pool beyond. Two other bedrooms, each with ensuite shower or bath/shower rooms, have independent access from the front of the house, and in the case of the master double suite, also from a back loggia. Quite cleverly tucked below the horizon and to the back of the house is a large laundry room.


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Pets Welcome
  • Fans
  • Barbecue
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Central Heating

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 2 Double Bedrooms - 1 With Ensuite Bathroom With Separate Shower And 1 With Adjacent Shower Room
  • 2 Twin Bedrooms - 1 With Ensuite Shower Room And 1 With Adjacent Bathroom
  • 1 Outer Twin Bedroom With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 1 Outer Double Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning Units In All Bedrooms (Extra)
  • Ceiling Or Portable Fans In All Bedrooms
  • Hair Dryer In Each Bathroom Or Shower Room

Kitchen equipment

  • Oven
  • American And Italian Coffee Makers
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave


  • Baby Bed And High Chair Available On Request
  • Dvd Player
  • Wifi
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Cd Player/Radio
  • Pool Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Good Outside The House
  • Tv With Satellite
  • Fireplace, With Firewood Provided
  • Washing Machine In Separate Laundry

What's included

  • Pool Towels Provided
  • Mid-Week Cleaning
  • Final Cleaning Included


  • Arrival Groceries Available On Request
  • Catering Available On Request
  • Cooking Lessons Available On Request
  • Extra Cleaning Available On Request
  • Babysitting Sometimes Available
  • Transport And Tours Available On Request
  • A/C Charged 0.70 Kwh Over 250 Kw Per Week
  • A/C And Heating Fuels Including Firewood To Be Paid Directly To The Owner


  • Swimming Pool (6 X 12 M.), With Extra Childrens Pool/Jacuzzi
  • Poolside Furnished Pergola
  • Barbecue
  • Furnished Gardens And Back Dining Pergola

Nearby Activities


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“ Perfectly located ”

We loved our time in Tuscany, and Villa Dimora was perfectly located with excellent comfort and amenities. The kitchen is large, the beds comfortable, and the property beautiful. We appreciated the hospitality and hope to visit again!

Robert and family from US staying in Dimora . May 2024

“ Dimora ”

Our family stayed for a week in June. We particularly liked the large well equipped kitchen and its proximity to the dining table outside. Good range of seating options. Great garden and walks out of the house into woods and vineyards. Ask about extra charges when you book as it’s quite complicated. We asked for a selection of wines from the estate and that worked really well. We like simple rustic Tuscan rural homes with plenty of space around and Dimora certainly met the brief.

John & Melanie from UK staying in Dimora . Jun 2023

“ Wonderful and Relaxing! ”

We loved our stay at Dimora. Communication prior to our visit was excellent. Our hosts were wonderful and accommodating and were readily available but gave us a lot of privacy. Dimora is a traditional country house in the beautiful hills of the Chianti region but with the updates to make ones stay very comfortable- including AC. The pool was spectacular. We were close to many of the wonderful places to visit in Tuscany but remote enough to really feel the pleasures of Italian country living. Would highly recommend and would return for another visit!

Emily from US staying in Dimora . Aug 2022

“ Perfect for a family holiday ”

The property was exactly as described and proved to be just right for our family holiday with three generations. Contact with the property manager was easy and all our questions answered quickly.

Susan and family staying in Dimora . Jun 2022

“ Ruhige wunderschöne Villa mit viel Platz ”

Die Villa hat viele verschiedene Schlafzimmer und Bäder. Die Küche aus groß und bietet alles was benötigt wird. Besonders gefallen haben und die vielen Sitzmöglichkeiten im großen Garten. Der Pool ist groß und sehr sauber. Die ruhige Lage war ein Traum. Die Besitzer waren sehr nett und hilfreich und als Willkommensgeschenk waren Wein, Olivernöl und einige Lebenmittel in der Küche. Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen.

Markus from Germany staying in Dimora . Jun 2022

“ Mooie Toscaanse villa ”

Mooie Toscaanse villa met voldoende slaap- en badkamers voorzien van airconditioning wat heerlijk was ivm zeer hoge temperaturen. Heerlijke terrassen om in de vroege ochtendzon van een kop koffie te genieten of de lange mooie avonden. Perfect gelegen om de grote steden zoals Florence en Siena te bezoeken maar ook kleine plaatsjes als Saint'Appiano, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tavernelle, etc. Zwembad zorgt ook voor veel vertier.

Ruud and family staying in Dimora . Aug 2021

“ Beautifully equipped, very spacious and one really feels almost like at home ”

We rented the house for two weeks with two families (3 teenagers and 4 adults). The house is beautifully equipped, very spacious and one really feels almost like at home. There was food and wine waiting for us when we arrived. That was a very nice treat! The pool is absolutely amazing, the bedrooms and bathrooms are well furnished and beautifully decorated, almost like in a hotel. The kitchen is very big, and since we cooked and baked almost everyday, we really enjoyed the bountifully equipped kitchen. In walking distance there is a wonderful Osteria (great food!), and the next supermarket can be reached in 5 minutes by car. The house is located well off of a street, so that it is very peaceful and quiet there. The house is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive trees. The garden is huge, there are so many places to sit in the shade for reading and relaxing that we never even used them all. There was a little problem with the pool's electric, but when we reported it, the owner had it fixed by an electrician the same day. Unfortunately the wifi is very poor due to the fact that the house is so far out in the country. It is sufficient for sending a text message or an email with attachments, but don't expect to stream anything. Since my husband and I had a work video conference, we talked to the owner about it and he gladly offered help by letting us use his work office in Barberino for the conference. That was very thoughtful, thank you, Guido! Communication with the owner was easy and delightful. We really loved our stay there and would love to come back again!

V.K. and family, from Germany staying in Dimora . Aug 2021

“ Another wonderful week ”

Caro Guido, another wonderful week in Dimora, our second year. We will definitely be back next year and the next and the next!

A.W. from UK staying in Dimora . Aug 2020

“ Fantastic as usual ”

Thank you for your hospitality and kindness that made our stay fantastic as usual. The home-cooking by Pieranna adds a touch that you cannot find anywhere else in Tuscany. The Chianti region is beautiful also in autumn.

Anon staying in Dimora . Aug 2020

“ Another wonderful week in Dimora ”

Caro Guido, another wonderful week in Dimora, our second year. We will definitely be back next year and the next and the next!

A.W. UK staying in Dimora . Feb 2020

Where is Dimora ?

Getting here

  • Florence Airport: 45 mins
  • Pisa Airport: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Rome Airport: 3 hrs
  • Restaurant in walking distance at SantAppiano, 2 kms
  • Shops and restaurants in Barberino, 5 mins
  • Poggibonsi 10 min, San Gimignano 20 mins
  • Siena and Florence 30 mins, Pisa 1 hr

Around Dimora

The design of the house and its gardens ensure that one can easily find a quiet space, be it on one of the furnished terraces, under the natural shade looking onto the swimming pool or in the Jacuzzi itself, or near the barbecue when outdoor dining is the plan for the evening.

There is a restaurant within walking distance, and the local village of Barberino Val d'Elsa is just a short drive away. 

Visiting the medieval and renaissance towns that make this region famous is easy from Dimora, with San Gimignano 20 minutes away, Siena around 30 minutes, Florence 45 minutes, Pienza and the Val d'Orcia an hour and 30 minutes, and of course the house is set in the midst of the wine region of Chianti

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Sleeps: 12
From € 414 ($447 or £352) per day


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How to book

Is Dimora perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

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Booking Notes

  • A/C and Heating fuels including firewood to be paid directly to the owner
  • A/C charged for usage over 250 Kw per week - cost €0.70 per Kwh