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Book this 7 bedroom villa in Castellina In Chianti today! A total of 14 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 25 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $3207 to as high as $5538, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 21, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- 21 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Italian
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Castellina-in-chianti Attractions
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- High chair
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- Games room
- Table tennis
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Climbing frame
- Shared garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Swing set or jungle gym
- Tennis court (shared)
- Smoking allowed
– based on 25 reviews
- Very Good
“Outstanding Tuscany Villa”
We stayed at Podere Patrignone for 7 days in October 2012. We were a party of 4 couples from the USa. We had done a lot of research in finding a villa that would provide what we thought would be the ultimate Tuscan experience; Podere Patrignone did that. We stayed in the main house and occupied 4 of the bedrooms. The accommodations were great, much like staying at a friend's country home. Each bed room has its own private bath accessed from the bedroom, not a hallway. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen where we spent most nights playing cards, reading, etc. We purchased breakfast 3 days and participated in the dinner one day. All meals were great and highly recommended. We went to many of the restaurants suggested by our hosts and I must say they were all excellent. My recommendation is to follow their recommendations; they will not steer you wrong. Speaking of our hosts, they were great. Simon and Verity are great hosts and were always available to make suggestions, etc. We ran into them most days somewhere on the property and they always had time to stop and chat for a bit, even though we knew they were busy. When reading the reviews on Podere Patrignone you will note almost all are very positive but that a few are not as positive. Remember this - you cannot please everyone. If you are looking for a authentic Tuscany villa, great hosts and an excellent location, you will love Podere Patrignone. All of us in our party did. My wife and I still talk about our week's stay and would love to return some day.
“My favorite vacation experience”
My first trip to Podere Patrignone was in 1999, and I've been back four times since my initial visit. The setting is incredible, and the views extend to miles and miles of Tuscany. It's amazing to sit on the terrace and see the towers of San Gimignano far in the distance. The villa is located just 3 kilometers from Castellina in Chianti, a charming village with unbelievable shopping for leather goods (Cappelletti), artwork, and other wonderful Tuscan items. Patrignone is a perfect location for day trips to Florence, Siena, Montalcino, and many other wonderful towns filled with incredible history. Back to the villa...Simon and Verity are carrying on the tradition of Simon's mom Carla, who renovated this beautiful villa that was originally a 14th century farmhouse. The main house has 7 rooms (each with its own bathroom...no sharing!), a great kitchen, and lots of space for lounging and relaxing. I've stayed in the main house as well as each of the 2-bedroom apartments...each with its own kitchen and living area. They all are wonderful, clean, charming, and have beautiful views. This year I participated in a cooking class conducted by Verity. Even after multiple cooking classes that I've taken throughout Italy, I can say that this was one of the best learning experiences: Verity is a fantastic teacher, cooking all the courses was great fun, and we got to dine and wine on our results. She cooked dinner for all of us on our first night, and everything was delicious! There were 18 of us on this trip, although I've been here with as few as one other person. I have lots of other friends who are encouraging a return trip. This year was in the last week of May, but I think we'll return for a visit in September next year. Carla and Simon and Verity have created a paradise that continues to call to me even after all these years and visits. Podere Patrignone is absolutely amazing and I can't wait to return!
“The perfect spot for our large group”
When we first began researching for our multi-generation 23-person gathering of family and friends, I kept coming back to the rave reviews on Tripadvisor for Podere Patrignone. It seemed to fit our group's style perfectly - plenty big enough for all of us but small enough that we could rent the whole property; rural but close to scenic towns and historic cities; an old (very old!) building nicely restored and decorated; a variety of lodging types - single-bedroom apartments to the 7-bedroom main part of the villa; long, beautiful views; good-size swimming pool; and friendly hosts who give guests as much help - or privacy - as they desire. I'm very pleased to report that Patrignone exceeded our expectations in every way. Owners Simon and Verity have created a bit of paradise in Chianti, and it was perfect for our group. The lodging spaces were divided up among the group as people arrived, with the younger generation (singles and couples in their 20s) claiming the main villa and its big kitchen/dining area. The older generations got 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with separate entrances and their own kitchens. All of the kitches came pre-stocked with enough food for a nice light dinner with wine on the first night. There are grocery stores and markets not far away and plenty of good nearby restaurants too, including an excellent one less than 5 minutes drive. Simon has created a very complete website, and he is very prompt and responsive in answering e-mail inquiries. He has a delightful sense of humor and an obvious love for the property that his family restored from an abandoned ruin. The scenic views from the big terrace at the back of the villa and the slightly-apart swimming pool are incredible - surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and distant towns (e.g. San Gimingnano). I can imagine that Patrignone would be great for a mix of different smaller groups, but it worked perfectly for our multi-generation group of 23.
“Beautiful setting, great hosts, just a few niggling issues”
Simon and his family make for great hosts. They are warm and welcoming and try their best to meet their guests needs while running the farm and keeping track of their kids. Our expectations were overall well met, the rooms were well equipped, the kitchen is large and is equipped for the 14 persons we brought, including the wonderful large square kitchen table. The pool while relatively small was able to accommodate the 6 children, ages 9-18, we brought along and the setting, particularly at sunset with a glass of wine was to die for. The dinner at Podere was excellent, plenty of wine, food and conversation. The only small shortcomings were the need for various insect repellant devices, nets, candles etc., and the make shift nature of the grill. Otherwise the wine and particularly the olive oil are so good you have bring some home. Overall a great location and set up for a larger group that enjoys cooking together and organizing itself. Location can't be beat.
“A Perfect Tuscan Retreat”
We stayed at Podere Patrignone for four nights at the end of our 2-week Italy vacation. It was a welcome change from city hotels to get out into the country and get a glimpse of life in Tuscany away from the tourist crush. We stayed in one of the Bed & Breakfast rooms (Travelers) rather than in one of the apartments. It had the best views, but a tiny bathroom, which did not bother us. All the other B&B; rooms had more spacious bathrooms. We enjoyed a fantastic breakfast every morning of local hams, cheeses and Verity's homemade breads, pastries, and jams. While all the local restaurants recommended by Simon and Verity were excellent, we thought that one of the best meals we had in Italy was the one prepared by them for all the guests on one night during our stay. Simon and Verity were superb hosts. We thought they did an excellent job of accurately describing their property, what to expect and not expect on the website and in printed materials. We would definitely stay here again.
Great location, beautiful and historic property, friendly helpful hosts.
We loved everything about Simon's place. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted immediately by Kim,their Au Pair. She made us very comfortable and recommended a restaurant that was delicious for a very late dinner. The accommodations were wonderful. The farmhouse is beautiful, as is the setting. The roses were in bloom! Verity and Kim cooked a wonderful dinner one night with all local ingredients. YUM!! The location is fabulous. Very central to most areas you would want to visit!! One last comment....don't leave without a bottle of their own olive oil. Liquid gold!!
“Room with a View”
We had an awesome time staying with Simon and his family at the Podere Patrignone! In addition to being a great homebase for touring Tuscany, it is wonderful as a destination vacation! The food was wonderful, there are plenty of places to relax on the premises, in addition to places to hike around. We definitely would stay here again and recommend it to friends! This would be a great place for a special event, too!
“You couldn't not love it...unless you're a bit odd”
As the website says, ?a five-star palace it is not?, but for me and my family, Podere Patrignone offered much more than that. Without wishing to sound like a holiday brochure, it is quite simply the most tranquil, most beautiful, happiest place we have stayed in. Yet it is refreshingly simple, unspoilt and unintimidating (is that a word?). Simon and Verity are just nice people and make the most hugely efficient team. They are unintrusive, honest, understanding, energetic and hugely knowledgeable which made our stay so much easier; especially with busy young children in tow. They made us feel more than welcome, answered all our questions before and during our trip, and advised us wisely. This meant we had the best holiday with no mishaps ? it meant we ate the best food whether this was ?in-house?, at a road-side tent or at a ristorante; it meant we remained comfortable in the knowledge we?d be in for a good experience each time we ventured out to explore Tuscany; it meant that we never felt that pang of anxiousness you feel when abroad with toddlers! If you didn?t leave Podere Patrignone you would find somewhere/thing new to explore every day. It was the perfect environment for us as a family and equally we are looking forward to escaping there for a long weekend without the kids!