Great care has been taken to preserve the original detail of beamed ceilings and terra cotta floors The Tenuta Lupa is a hamlet lying amidst 750 acres of woods, vineyards and centuries old olive trees. The area has remained miraculously unspoilt and unchanged across the centuries, and today offers a striking oasis of peace and tranquility. Tenuta Lupa is one of the largest private, family-owned estates in Chianti. The Castello , home of the owners, was designed by the famous Italian architect, Coppede, at the turn of the century in the style of a mediaeval castle. The hamlet ('borgo') lies behind the castle, and has been completely reconstructed into 10 large and nicely appointed apartments designed for holiday rentals. There is a very large pool, a restaurant, and estate produce is available for sale to guests. Bucine is just to the south and west of Montevarchi, between Arezzo and Siena. The official vineyards of Chianti begin here and extend to the east, giving visitors ample opportunity to explore the small roads and hill towns of Tuscany. The town of Bucine is small but complete, with a Wednesday morning market and an excellent simple restaurant. The apartments in the borgo are all fully serviced, have large bedrooms with ensuite facilities, spacious living rooms, large gardens and terraces. The apartments have been carefully restored with elegance and taste, and are furnished with antique pieces. A high level of comfort is ensured by each apartment (sleeping from 2 to 6 people) being supplied with its own telephone, television, kitchen and individual heating system. An unpaved road takes you past a double row of beautiful old cypresses and up past the old houses of the farm to the newly reconstructed borgo. A splendid pool (20 x 8 metres) occupies a sunny field to the south of the borgo, furnished with tables with umbrellas and chairs for reclining. The expansive view is picturesque with the mixture of trees, fields and small towns. In the evenings, guests can complete a perfect day with a traditional Tuscan meal Tenuta Lupa's own private restaurant. GRANAIO (sleeps 2) 80mq: Ground floor: Large arched door from a private terrace open into a very spacious living/dining room with open fire, satellite TV, and well equipped kitchen corner with oven, hob and fridge/freezer. First floor: Large double bedroom, bathroom with shower. LOGGETTA (sleeps 2) 80mq: Ground floor: Spacious living room with open fire, satellite TV. separate and well equipped kitchen with oven, hob and fridge/freezer. Double bedroom, bathroom with shower. Private terrace and covered portico. BELVEDERE (sleeps 4 ) 110mq: Ground floor: Entrance across large private south-facing terrace into a spacious living room with windows overlooking central stone-paved lane, satellite TV, dining room, open to the living room and archway to the kitchen (oven and hob, fridge/freezer). Large bedroom with queen sized bed and double doors opening to another private terrace overlooking the castle. Large double bedroom with queen sized bed. Two bathrooms with shower. FIENILE (sleeps 5) 160mq: Ground floor: Entrance is from the patio into a spacious living room with double arched doors, corner fireplace and satellite TV. A large open arch from the living room leads into the dining area. Well equipped kitchen with oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. First floor: Large double bedroom with queen sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower. Large double bedroom with queen sized bed; bathroom with shower. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and door opening to private terrace and small garden. POGGIO (sleeps 6/7) 190mq: Ground floor: Large living room with fireplace, satellite TV and doors out to rear terrace. Spacious well equipped dining kitchen with oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Lovely double bedroom with queen sized bed with en-suite bathroom with shower. First floor: Spacious double bedroom suite with sitting room and en-suite bathroom with shower. Bright twin/double bedroom. bathroom with shower. PORTICO (sleeps 4) 110mq First floor: Stone steps from the terrace lead up to this spacious first floor apartment. Spacious living room with fireplace and satellite TV, well equipped kitchen area with oven, hob fridge/freezer and breakfast bar. Twin bedroom, double bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Private terrace. COTOGNO (sleeps 4) 110mq: Ground floor: Comfortable living room with satellite TV accessed from a terrace. Dining room and separate well equipped kitchen (with oven and hob, fridge/freezer). Double bedroom with large walk-in wardrobe/dressing room and French doors to private terrace. Twin bedroom with large walk-in wardrobe/dressing room opposite. bathroom with shower. This house has 2 terraces and private garden area. LIMONAIA (sleeps 6) 190mq: Ground floor: Large luminous living room ringed with arched windows in a wonderful position overlooking the castle. Well equipped kitchen with oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Bathroom with shower. First floor: Galleried landing with small sitting area. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom and twins bedroom, bathroom with shower. Big private terrace. TERRAZZA For 6-8 persons on 2 floors (250 mq). First floor: Living room with fire-place, sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, big terrace faced on the Castle of Lupinari and its wine-yards, olive-yards and woods. Second floor: Living room with fire-place, 1 bedroom in a mansard, bathroom, 1 divan-bed for 2 more persons. ULIVETO (sleeps 2) 80mq: Ground floor: Entrance is from the terrace into a comfortable living room with fireplace, satellite TV and a well equipped kitchen corner with oven, hob and fridge/freezer. Lovely double bedroom with queen size bed. Bathroom with shower. IL CASALE (bed & breakfast): A small hotel in the Borgo with 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin, each with its own bathroom, satellite TV, mini-bar and air conditioning. In the Casale there is a large living room with fireplace, dining room, reception, covered portico, 3 terraces and a private garden. Top of page...Read more
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