Charming tranquil exclusive Chianti Villa, Arceno
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||110 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
Set into the beautiful Chianti hills of Villa Arceno, a vast private estate and nature reserve, the apartment comprises three floors within a renovated traditional Tuscan farmhouse split into three properties.
Accessed by its own entrance at ground level from a secluded private garden into a small courtyard leading to a porch which also houses a wood fired oven. A stairway leads up to a private patio 'the Loggia' with exclusive use for 'al fresco' dining seating six. The entrance to the apartment is from the Loggia directly into a spacious living area with fireplace and a dining area accommodating up to eight people and kitchen. At one...Read more
Charming tranquil exclusive Chianti Villa, Arceno
Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
THE ESTATE OF VILLA ARCENO: The Tenuta set in the south side of the Chianti is a vast area (1000 hectares) of forest, vineyards, olive groves, cypress avenues, dotted with traditional farmhouses “the Casali”, some of which are enigmatic, romantic ruins awaiting restoration.
The “Villa” (Manor House) of the estate dates from the 16th century along with its own chapel, a romantic park and lake. From the Villa the original owners would have managed the estate directing the farmhands and peasants who were housed in the Casali along with various farm animals.
Il Poggio was once a working Casale but is now restored with modern benefits, it now houses those who wish to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Chianti countryside.
AROUNDABOUTS: From Il Poggio there are views towards the famous Crete (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and beyond towards Monte Amiata. To the rear of the Casale lies the medieval walled village of San Gusmè, a short 15 minute walk through the vines where, if one pleases may have a drink at the village café and admire panoramic views in almost all directions to Siena and its Torre del Mangia. All areas of the estate are reached by “strade bianche”, literally “white roads” which are unpaved. Although used by the public these roads are quiet, allowing walking, cycling and jogging at one’s own pace. The surrounding region is stuffed with history, art, food and wine. Siena, with its famous “Palio” an exciting adrenaline fueled horse race (2nd July and 16th August) is only 15 minutes away. With Italy’s excellent road network, Florence, San Giminiano, le Crete, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona and Arezzo are with easy reach for day trips. In the other direction Umbria with Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Todi.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$257||$257||$1,413 - $1,798||$0||7 nights|
|Oct. 21 2012 - Dec. 31 2012
Low season 2012
|Jan. 1 2013 - Jun. 29 2013
Low season 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
High season 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$257||$257||$1,798||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- BANK CHARGES - $0 / stay - Other - No bank charges accepted upon transfer
- Damage deposit - $514 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Visitors' tax is charged on a daily basis (1,5 euro per day per any person above 14 years of age) for a maximum of 7 days from 1 April until 31 October.
DEPOSIT: A deposit of 30% of the total rental rate as a prepayment of the total rental price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by bank transfer only. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent an e-mail confirming your reservation with further contact information.
BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the letting period (date of arrival) and must be sent to the owner via bank transfer. If the balance is not paid by the due date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited.
Payments have to be made in euro currency and bank charges are fully at the expense of the lessee.
CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:
a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 4 weeks before the date of arrival, or
b) total rent - if cancellation is received less than 4 weeks before the date of arrival.
CHANGEOVER DAY: Saturday
ARRIVAL: Unless otherwise arranged guests must arrive between 5.00 and 8.00 p.m.
In accordance with Italian legal requirements, on arrival clients must present their passports or identity cards to the owner or his manager in order to be registered with the local Police. During the stay no change of persons is allowed.
DEPARTURE: Unless otherwise arranged guests must leave not later than 10.00 a.m.
The house features an I-pod docking station and WI-FI internet connectivity. You may either bring your own music or listen to the music and watch DVDs provided. There is a comprehensive information pack with suggestions for places of interest to visit, gardens, villas, museums, restaurants, etc. This is available in the house along with a selection of guidebooks and maps.
A small welcome basket (including basic household items) is provided on arrival.
The pool may be accessed outside daily cleaning times. It is open from 15th May to 15th September.
Recently in the living room a wood fired stove has been fitted in the fireplace
For English tea lovers there is a proper brown teapot otherwise Lavazza espresso machine is available!
Dinners may be cooked at the house by a talented young lady cook upon request
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: January 15, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Amazing - just what we needed
It is the second time we have stayed at this lovely villa Il Poggio and we can't wait to return. The villa was everything as described on the web site and even more than shown. It is so easy to settle in to this house, like moving from home to home. It presents high quality and comfortable furniture and is perfectly equipped. Even the Wifi was working very efficiently in spite of being in the middle of the Chianti countryside.
The whole villa was spotless upon our arrival nothing was missing and everything in perfect order. Catherine warmly welcomed us and helped us to settle in quite easily. The welcome food and wine basket was lovely and allowed us to get started after a long travel (from Japan) without the need to rush to the shops straight away.
The correspondence with anna the owner before our stay has been very helpful, smooth and efficient.
During our stay, the grounds and pool were kept very tidy and clean. There you can relax, lounge around the pool, take fantastic walks along the white roads of the extensive estate of arceno, enjoy the scenery and its breathtaking views and stop by at the arceno vine estate for a taste of their wine.
Even at 32C degrees, our stay was comfortable and nights cooled down by the ceiling fans. There are so many wonderful places to visit, from Siena to Florence and arezzo and all the lovely walled villages in between.
The location is close to San Gusme and Villa a Sesta, quaint Tuscan villages, with some of the most outstanding restaurants around.
All of the recommended restaurants that we tried, we found friendly and providing high quality food. Our favourite, although not the cheapest, is La Bottega del Trenta in Villa a Sesta, the highlight of our Italian food and wine tasting tour.
We would most certainly recommend Il Poggio to anyone wishing for a quality and luxury rental property in Tuscany (although we would like to keep this secret to ourselves).