In the heart of the Chianti Classico is where you'll find this house and it's location is not only to be appreciated because it's a short drive to town, but because it's set high on a hill with magnificent views of the surrounding vineyards and olive groves. At this Italian accommodation you'll be able to hear only the sounds of nature as you play tennis, swim in your private pool, and have homemade meals on your terrace, perhaps ones you learned in a cooking class! Don't waste one more minute contemplating where to stay because this Tuscany house is a sure hit.
Set high on a hill overlooking the surrounding hills and val...leys, this house is in a secluded and quiet position. Within an enclosed garden there is a terrace furnished with a barbecue, pizza oven, and a table with chairs covered by an umbrella. There is a private swimming pool (7.5m x 5.5m) surrounded by sun loungers, an outdoor shower, and landscaped greenery. There is also a tennis court 50 meters away that is shared with another house nearby, which can be rented under the name Chiantigiani Maggiore. Both properties can be rented together under the name Le Sorelle Chiantigiane. An unpaved road of two kilometers leads to the property and parking is available within the grounds.
Ground floor: Upon entering the house, there is a living room with couches, chairs, a fireplace, and satellite TV. There is also a dining table with chairs and an open kitchen equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, American coffee maker, and dishwasher. There is one bedroom suite on this floor that has a sitting area with a sofa bed (suitable for one), a 160 cm queen-sized bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. A guest bathroom has two sinks, a toilet, and a shower.
First floor: A staircase of 10 steps leads up to the first floor. The first bedroom is situated in the loft and please be aware that it is only separated by a curtain. It has two 80 cm narrow single beds, most comfortable for children. The second bedroom has two 80 cm narrow single beds (which can be connected to form a queen-size bed upon prior request). There are two bathrooms on this floor, each with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cooking Lessons Available: 45 Euro per person
* Chef Available: 40 Euro per person (without wine)
* Fire Wood Available: 15 Euro per cubic meter
* Pets Allowed: 50 Euro per week
* Welcome Basket (including orange juice, coffee, tea, milk, fresh fruit, bread, jam, butter, crackers, and cheese): available on request (payable on arrival)
* There is a study with a sofa bed that can serve as a bedroom upon prior request.
* There is another house nearby that shares the tennis court, not the swimming pool, that can be rented under the name Chiantigiane Minore.
* Both properties can be rented together under the name Chiantigiana Maggiore.
Additional amenities include: tennis court - shared, ipod dock, iron and board, fireplace - indoor, window screens - partial house, housekeeping available - extra cost, firewood available - extra cost, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, cd, hair dryer, high chair, bike, outside area - private, independent villa, cook service available - extra cost, free parking on premises, broadband access, outside dining, american coffee maker.
Left on 06/29/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Steve
This was our second time here. Last year, the weather was great, so we virtually lived outside, which is the best part of this property. This year, it was quite cool, even cold in the evenings. The inside is rather dark, and it was cold. When we were able to find the house manager and get wood for a fire, that helped a lot.
The outside terraces, pool, view and seclusion.
We love the town of Radda. This year we did far less exploring of distant towns and spent several delightful days in Radda.
Wayne's review of Chiantigiana Minore
Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Wayne
It was a good experience. We used the villa as our base for day trips, and it was centrally located. Nestled among the vineyards, it was quintessential Tuscany.
The central location to all the major Tuscan sites worked well. Size was perfect for 2 couples. It was great to have access to a clothes washer. The layout of the villa was great, with a separate upstairs, and multiple bathrooms. We also enjoyed the tennis court. The pool looked nice, but it was a little cool. We loved the cooking class we set up. Our chef Maria Rosa, and her helper Lina, were great!
The vineyards and small villages were beautiful, and scenery was spectacular.
Steve's review of Chiantigiana Minore
Left on 06/23/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Steve
This is a great place to stay in Tuscany. I can't imagine better.
The outside grounds, with the private pool and sunny patio overlooking the hills and a distant castle. We ate all our meals on this patio.
Ideally situated between Siena and Florence. All the hill towns we wanted to visit were at most 1 1/2 hours away. Siena is only a half hour away. Nearby Radda was a surprisingly charming, friendly town that had everything we needed in restaurants, shopping and even a wine shop.
Diane's review of Chiantigiana Minore
Left on 05/30/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Diane
The trip was great. The drive to the villa was breathtaking. I will use you again.
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