The forested hills of Chianti have long exerted their siren call over lovers of good wine, good food and beautiful views. Podere Castello is set in a privileged position, high on a hill with views of vineyards, forests of evergreen oak, and the fortified church that once protected this small hamlet.
Today this ancient stone farmhouse has been transformed into an elegant home for fourteen guests in spacious en-suite bedrooms. One of these bedrooms is fully accessible, making this house ideal for groups or families where somebody has limited mobility. The private swimming pool has stepped access so all can enjoy the views of Chianti from the infinity edge.
The house is set on a wide terrace with an infinity pool, both facing a view of vineyards and a thousand-year old fortified church. The entrance leads into a light- filled dining room with a large sitting/living room to the right, a large and well- equipped kitchen to the left, and directly ahead, the entrance into a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom that is entirely wheelchair accessible, with also a single bedroom, ideal for a carer.
Heading upstairs there is an ensuite-double on the half landing. The house has 2 further floors, the first with 3 ensuite doubles and then 2 more doubles, also ensuite, on the last floor. There is also a living room on this floor, with sofas and a fireplace.
Outside by the pool a building houses a typical Tuscan pizza oven, as well as a gym with a sauna and a Turkish bath.
Podere Castello is in the very heart of Chianti, surrounded by vineyards, beautiful hill towns and excellent wineries. There are lots of excellent hikes through the area, many even going past wine-tasting farms and castles - this is an area with plenty to explore without going too far.
Should you wish to visit the famous cities of Tuscany, like Siena, Florence or Arezzo, they are all within an hour's drive, as are many of the other famous areas and wine cities, like the Valdorcia, or the Valdelsa.
From € 1079 to 1786 per day
From € 7550 to € 12500 per week
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 "Booking Protect" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.
For more details see our Booking Conditions and Booking Protect. You can add Booking Protect to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.
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.
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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