Scaparzi 6 to 16

Serviced Villa and Pool in Tuscany : near Casole d'Elsa, Siena

Nice little touches

  • An excellent wine matures quietly in oak barrels beneath the terrace - Be sure to take up an offer for tasting.
  • This villa sits in quintessential Tuscany with the views you'd expect - stalwart cypresses, rows of grapevines and receding hills crowned by villages.

Good to know

  • Breakfast and daily maid service are included with this property rental
  • This property prices varies according to occupancy.

Villa Scaparzi is an elegant villa with room for up to 16 guests set in a beautiful position, on a ridge in the Elsa valley, close to Siena, surrounded by its very own vineyards. A private gate opens onto a sweeping cypress-lined avenue that leads to the villa, with vineyards and beautiful views on either side.

All the bedrooms in Scaparzi are ensuite and air-conditioned, and the the villa comes with breakfast and daily room service included, and a mosaic-lined infinity pool looking out over the rolling hills of Western Tuscany. The house sits at the centre of vineyards producing excellent wines which can be enjoyed while overlooking the very vines that grew the grapes, and there are plenty of furnished outdoor spaces to allow you to enjoy the views, as well as an excellent barbecue and pizza oven.

The charming village of Casole d'Elsa is only a short drive away, with restaurants, shops and a small museum, while Siena, Florence, Arezzo and Lucca are within easy reach.

Accommodation

The end of the cypress-lined drive opens to a wide piazza in front of the main house that is framed by a large terracotta patio and furnished dining pergola on one side and an annex accommodating two apartments on the other.

Entrance to the villa is via a short entrance hall with a stairway to the upstairs ensuite bedrooms, a guest WC, and opposing doors to the living and the kitchen areas that run the length of the house. The generous living room has sofas in front of an open pietra serena fireplace as well as a long cushion-strewn divan facing a satellite TV. While wide french doors open directly out to the back patio and pool area, an arched hallway connects the living area to the kitchen and dining side of the house.

The dining room is a very generous space filled with light pouring through two large sliding glass doors at either end. Furnished with a table seating 16 and having direct access to the patio, garden and pool, this room immediately speaks to conviviality and the spirit of being on holiday. An independent suite for 2 is just beyond this luminous room, with a double and ensuite bathroom.

Back in the main house, a short hallway leads to the kitchen, consisting of two rooms separated by a wide arched opening. Though its marble counters and wooden cabinets give it a country look, there is no end to the modern appliances useful in preparing meals for a hungry crowd. A door off the kitchen means it is a short walk to bring dishes to the pergola furnished for meals al fresco.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one double and two twin/doubles, each with an ensuite shower room. The bedrooms are all spacious, bright and furnished with charming country antiques and the shower rooms have modern fixtures and roomy showers. Also on this floor is a games room, with a round wooden card table and a side buffet featuring brochures on local sites and activities.

The annex consists of two apartments, each with its own fully-equipped kitchen, living/dining area and two bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms. With the apartment entrances on different sides of the building and individual outdoor eating areas, these accommodations provide a large group with greater options for small family units or guests who appreciate fewer stairs or a bit more privacy.

Features

Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • All ensuite
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Insect Screens
  • Fenced Pool
  • Pets Welcome

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 Double Bedroom In The Main House
  • 2 Twin/Double Bedrooms In The Main House
  • 3 Bathrooms With Showers In The Main House
  • 2 Double Bedrooms In The Upper Annex
  • 2 Bathrooms With Showers In The Upper Annex
  • 1 Double Bedroom In The Lower Annex
  • 1 Twin/Double Bedroom In The Lower Annex
  • 2 Bathrooms With Showers In The Lower Annex
  • Hair Dryer In Each Bathroom
  • 1 Double And Bathroom In The Suite

Kitchen equipment

  • 3 Fully Equipped Kitchens
  • Ovens
  • Microwave In Main House
  • Dishwashers In Main House And Both Cottages
  • Toaster
  • Italian And American Coffee Makers
  • Kettle
  • Ice Maker

Amenities

  • Starlink Wifi
  • Satellite Tv In Main House And Cottages
  • Dvd Player In He Main House
  • Cd Player/Radio In Main House
  • Fireplaces In Living Rooms Of Main House And Cottages
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Baby Bed And High Chair Available On Request
  • 2 Portable Fans Available

What's included

  • Air Conditioning Included
  • Breakfast Included
  • Pool Towels Provided
  • 2 Hours Of Daily Cleaning Included
  • Final Cleaning Included

Extras

  • Arrival Groceries Available On Request
  • Catering Available On Request
  • Cooking Lessons Available On Request
  • Italian Language Lessons Available On Request
  • Extra Cleaning Available On Request
  • Extra Linen Change Available On Request
  • Wine Tasting Offered On Site, With Wine On Sale In The Enoteca
  • Transport And Tours Can Be Arranged
  • This Property Is Subject To A Cautionary Deposit Of € 1,000, Which Should Be Handed Over In Cash To The Owner Or Her Representative At The Start Of Your Holiday.
  • Fuel For Heating Is Extra, To Be Paid Directly To The Owner.

Outdoors

  • Fenced Pool: Dim: 5 X 10 M.; Depth: 1.40 M. Throughout. Open May To October
  • Pizza Oven Near Pool Area
  • Barbecue
  • Panoramic Furnished Covered Terraces
  • 2 Mountain Bikes Available On Site
  • Table Tennis

Nearby Activities

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Reviews

“ A wonderful Tuscan fortnight! - again! ”

With 14 people staying at this property ( taking all 8 double rooms) we have had a fabulous time with plenty of room for all. Extremely relaxing and convenient location ( our second time renting this property). We had a dinner party for 16 people which worked so well in the huge dining room. We have enjoyed wonderful breakfasts prepared by extremely hard working , cheerful ladies who also cleaned the rooms on a daily basis. We certainly have no complaints about anything . Wonderful holiday - molto grazie!

Claudine & John from UK staying in Scaparzi . Aug 2022

“ The property was amazing ”

Hello Dan, I have been meaning to drop you a line to thank you so much for donating this to Battersea. I had the most wonderful time. We all thought the property was amazing (the views were spectacular) and loved the impressive driveway. Everything was well appointed (particularly the bathrooms). We loved the outdoor living, and used the pizza oven twice (and were very pleased with the results!)

A.B from UK staying in Scaparzi . Sep 2019

Where is Scaparzi ?

Getting here

  • Florence airport 1 hr.
  • Pisa airport 1 hr 30 mins.
  • Rome Fiumicino airport 3 hrs
  • Nearest train station in Poggibonsi, 25km

Around Scaparzi

Though nearby Mensano offers a nice restaurant and village life on a small scale, it would be hard to ignore the lure of the two larger villages seen on the horizons – Casole d’Elsa and Radicondoli. Both bustle along in their inimitable Tuscan fashion, with residents and visitors meeting in piazzas and meandering side streets and caught up in colourful summer festivals – Casole’s Palio horse race in early July and Radicondoli’s Music and Arts festival in August. Not much further afield are towns which wear their centuries with grace: Volterra, of ancient Etruscan origins, sits high on its steep hill and is famous for its Roman ruins, Etruscan museum and alabaster workshops, whereas San Gimignano, the UNESCO-acclaimed town famed for its 14 medieval towers, draws visitors to its well-preserved ancient streets, outdoor concerts, and Vernaccia di San Gimignano, one of Tuscany’s few white wines.

Scaparzi, like the nearby Chianti region, sits between two ancient cities, Florence and [Siena](](/guide/italy/tuscany/siena); once fierce rivals, both are must-visit destinations prized for their walkable, well-preserved historic centres. Thanks to its position on the ancient pilgrim’s path to Rome, Siena saw its golden days in the Middle Ages and it may seem that the city layout has changed little since then with life radiating out from one of the most beautiful piazzas in Italy.

Florence, straddling the Arno river, is a jewel box of Renaissance power and artistry. Though a guidebook is handy as you navigate its museums, a meander through its non-grid cobbled streets quite often results in joyous discovery. And at the end of the day after the rewards of venturing, returning to Scaparzi’s spacious comforts and meditative views is in itself a pleasure.

Nearby Activities

  • Bar, grocery and restaurant in Mensano, 2 km
  • All services and summer festivals in Casole d'Elsa, 7 km
  • Restaurants and shops in Radicondoli 13 km
  • Supermarket in Colle Val d'Elsa, 20 km
  • Etruscan Volterra 30 km
  • Medieval San Gimignano 30 km
  • Siena 45 km
  • Florence 73 km
  • Pisa 1 hr 45 mins
  • Lucca 1 hr 45 mins
  • Coast 1 hr 30 mins

Sleeps: 6 to 16
From € 1044 ($1128 or £887) per day

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Is Scaparzi 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.

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Booking Notes

  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of € 1,000, which should be handed over in cash to the owner or her representative at the start of your holiday.
  • Fuel for heating is extra, to be paid directly to the owner.