Dan's House 4

Spacious village home in the heart of Tuscany : Casole d'Elsa, Siena

Nice little touches

  • Being part of Tuscan village life is great fun - though small, Casole d'Elsa has a lively programme of events, theatre, exhibitions and markets.

Good to know

  • An Italian village is alive with children playing, people talking in the street and other noises of life - you will hear other people around in this house.

This spacious village home was built in the early 20th Century, leaning against the medieval town walls. Following traditional village practice, it forms a part of many houses, each intertwining with each other; but unlike many medieval houses, this one has tall rooms and airy windows, taking in the panoramic views from the village.

Previously owned by the director of Invitation To Tuscany, the house has been carefully restored and enjoys beautiful views of the Tuscan landscape from its windows and from the terrace. The main bathroom is striking, as the original medieval village walls are the backdrop to a deep club-footed bath-tub.

A stepped street leads into the main village street, with grocery stores, restaurants and bars within easy reach. The village also has a great museum and a fortnightly market on Monday mornings.

Accommodation

From a private parking space on the street level a stepped lane leads up to the front door and then continues on up to the main village street. The accommodation, all on one level, is based around a tall 'L' shaped vaulted corridor. Beautifully restored, the house is comfortably furnished and light. The big kitchen has modern equipment, a large dining table, an amazing trough of a yellow marble sink as well as a traditional Tuscan store cupboard and a sofa. Leading off the kitchen is a breakfast room, with a door to a large, furnished corner terrace, partially shaded by a pergola and having extensive views.

Opposite the kitchen is the spacious master double bedroom which has a curtained opening leading to a spacious living room with an L-shaped sofa, sat. TV and views towards the hills of Chianti. Across the corridor from the living room is another large double bedroom also enjoying the same views. Off the entrance hallway are a a full bathroom with a separate shower stall with a beautiful marble floor, a store room/laundry room and a separate WC and washbasin. The stone wall at the rear of the bathroom is part of the medieval village wall, exposed during restoration. It stitches an evocative juncture from the Middle Ages through to the elegant 19th century feel of the house with modern equipment completing the transition to the present day.

Features

Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 Double/Twin
  • 1 Large Bathroom With Bath And Separate Shower Room
  • 1 Separate Wc

Kitchen equipment

  • Two Fridges
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Portable Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster

Amenities

  • Baby Bed Available
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Tv, Dvd And Selection Of Films
  • Video Games
  • Portable Fans Available On Request
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Portable Bose Bluetooth Speaker

What's included

  • Pool Towels Provided (For Village Pool - 5 Minute Walk)

Extras

  • Babysitting Available On Request
  • Extra Bed Available On Request
  • Heating Costs To Be Paid Directly To The Owner
  • Final Cleaning Included

Outdoors

  • Furnished Terrace

Nearby Activities

Photos

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Reviews

“ Another memorable stay ”

Dan's House, a Tuscan Treat.

Wonderful location on the edge of a picturesque welcoming village. We love it

Beverly & Tony from UK staying in Dan's House . May 2024

“ Charming Village. Great Location. ”

Great location in a charming village. Convenient to other points of interest in the area. We really felt like we were immersed in the daily life of Casole d’ Elsa as it was not crowded with tourists. There were plenty of places to eat within the town. It was also very nice to have a reserved parking spot. Our view was breathtaking. We enjoyed watching the sunrise come up every morning. We already reserved our next trip back.

Matthew staying in Dan's House . Apr 2024

“ A dream come true ”

We stayed four weeks in Dan's House in Casole d'elsa. It was a dream come true, and we wish we could have stayed longer. This comfortable house was very well equipped and so well located, in a tiny, non-tourist village  where everyone was so friendly. Dan was particularly helpful, offering excellent recommendations and sharing his local knowledge. We will be back.

It was a pleasure to meet you all! Dan

Stephen and Gail from NZ staying in Dan's House . Oct 2023

“ Our second visit to this lovely house and village ”

We find ITT a great company to deal with - nothing is too much trouble - very efficient and responsive. Casole is in a beautiful part of Tuscany and well placed for visits to Sienna, Volterra etc. great bars and restaurants in the village. House has everything that you need. Thank you Dan and staff.

Drew from Scotland staying in Dan's House . Sep 2023

“ Wonderful village apartment ”

This is a village we already love, but this apartment was new to us this year. It is spacious, well appointed and perfectly positioned to enjoy all that village life has to offer. I think we counted 53 steps to the bar! Room are airy, and have lovely furnishings. Beautiful artwork on the walls too! Excellent washing machine, which is always helpful.

The terrace provides wonderful views of the countryside and we enjoyed sitting there most days and many evenings. We plan to be back next year. Another winner from Invitation to Tuscany, thank you.

Lynne from UK staying in Dan's House . Jul 2023

“ Return Visit ”

Returning to Dan’ s House is for us like visiting a friends place welcoming and comfortable . Even when the Tuscan sun forgets to shine we can potter around the village and frequent the bars and restaurants.We have walked extensively in the lovely countryside direct from the property enjoying the wildflowers birds and even the occasional deer sighting Travelling further afield there is always a new hill village to explore or favourite town to revisit and that goes for eateries too

Beverley and Tony staying in Dan's House . Apr 2023

“ Part of Tuscan town life ”

Dan’s House gave us the opportunity to stay within a friendly Tuscan hilltop town community which we thoroughly enjoyed - from eating and drinking to strolling and shopping (we were able to buy everything we needed in the town). A highlight was listening to a concert of live music in the square one evening along with other visitors and residents. The property is equipped to a very high standard with fantastic views - the marble shower cubicle deserves a special mention! The location is great for visiting other towns and villages too.

Mark and family, UK staying in Dan's House . Jul 2022

“ An excellent stay! ”

Dan's house provided a superb and comfortable base to explore the delights of Tuscany. The view was incredible and the well equipped apartment made it cosy and comfortable for our family stay. The on the door step village and facilities/ restaurants were truly lovely.

Jacqueline staying in Dan's House . Jul 2022

“ Comfortable and stylish apartment in a lovely village ”

We loved our week's stay here. On the first floor of a big old house, this very spacious and comfortable apartment has been carefully restored. It feels much more like a home than a 'rental'. There is a terrace to dine on with fantastic views to the Tuscan hills. Charming Moroccan style bathroom and well appointed kitchen with 'horse trough' sink. The village location is great, a couple of minutes walk up to the pretty main street with cafes and shops. The sights of Sienna, San Gimignano, Volterra etc are all within a half hour's drive, but mostly we enjoyed staying home in Dan's House!

J.K. from UK staying in Dan's House . Jun 2022

“ ...fabulous location in a Village steeped in history ”

What a wonderful treat to be able to venture from the gloom of lockdown to an Italian idyll that is Dan’s House, fabulous location in a Village steeped in history. We felt privileged to be welcomed and part of it it for two glorious weeks The warmth of the villagers was on a par with the heat of the Tuscan sun. We had copious wishes for a good morning, afternoon and evening and they were fulfilled daily

We walked from the house into the Tuscan countryside to explore. The landscape was amazing and every vista deserved to be photographed and it was. Although late summer there was still an abundance of colour from the blue chicory to yellow of crocus. Scents of wild fennel mint and rosemary delighted with nature’s gifts pocketed for recipes or a cheeky cocktail enjoyed on the lovely space of the house's terrace

Dan’s House is a happy house. Lots of homely little touches and treasured possessions and furnishings. We felt pampered and very much appreciated the care taken to make our stay so enjoyable

A very special place indeed and one we hope to return to

B&T frm UK staying in Dan's House . Sep 2021

“ Returning visit ”

There is always a chance of disappointment on a return visit but not Dan’s House; we loved it again. A real gem!

Beverly staying in Dan's House . May 2022

Where is Dan's House ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport: 1hr 30 min
  • Florence Airport: 1hr
  • Perugia Airport: 2 hrs
  • Nearest Railway Station in Poggibonsi - 30 mins20 mins

Around Dan's House

From the terrace you might just catch an aroma of tempting pastries made in the patisserie around the corner on the street below. If you climb the steps beyond the front door you reach the main village street. Here you can enjoy daily life in one of the best Tuscan hill villages, where many of the friendly residents trace their ancestry back over five hundred years.

There are bars, restaurants, a pizzeria, excellent local food shops, banks, an enoteca, a good museum and a castle for a town hall. You can walk round the village walls and admire the brand new amphitheatre on the other side of the village, relax in the main street and enjoy the many concerts and festivals put on during balmy summer evenings.

This area is a paradise for walking, and good road connections make touring by car a delight. This house would also make a great base for a cycling holiday - there are wonderful road and off-road routes in the area, bike hire is easily arranged (including top-end road bikes and electric bikes) and the village is very bicycle-friendly.

Nearby Activities

  • Bars and Restaurants in the village
  • Weekly market on Monday in Casole d'Elsa
  • Siena 40 minutes drive
  • San Gimignano 30 minutes drive
  • Pienza and the Valdorcia 1hr 30 min
  • Montalcino 1hr 15 mins
  • Chianti 30 minutes

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Is Dan's House 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.

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Booking Notes

  • Heating costs to be paid directly to the owner