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Villa Casuccia

Tuscany - Chianti Classico - Siena
Sleeps:2 to 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Pool Private

Euros 690 to 975 per Week
Available in CDN$
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Independent Villa,this delightful independent apartment entirely occupies a barn that is part of an ancient farmhouse complex that careful restoration transformed into three separate apartments. They all belong to a group of locals, and one is occupied by relatives of the owner of Casuccia.

There are ample opportunities for walks through the woods of the area and the position is ideal for visiting the major wine estates of the Chianti Classico region. On clear days, Siena is visible on the horizon. The farmhouse is reached by the asphalt road that connects Radda in Chianti with Lecchi. The road passes by the outside walls of the farmhouse gardens but as it is a road of little traffic, it does not disturb the peace. Lecchi with basic shops is at 3 kms, while Radda in Chianti with all facilities, public tennis courts, shops and restaurants is at 6 kms. Castellina in Chianti is at 15 kms as is Pianella, both with public swimming pools. Siena is at 30 kms and horses can be hired near Radda in Chianti.

Casuccia is located at one side of the farmhouse's internal courtyard. The access road leads to its private wrought iron access gate with internal parking. The dirt road continues on past the gate, leaving it on the left and ends at a second parking area up above the barn’s level that is used by the apartment in the main farmhouse that is occupied by a relative of the owner.


 
Outdoor Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Swimming Pool

 

Interior

Kitchen/dining room - living room with sofa bed - 1 double bedroom - 1 bathroom

On this upper level is a first furnished terrace that is private to the barn, offering views over the surrounding countryside. From this upper terrace, down a few stone steps is the lower private furnished terrace located directly in front of the barn’s entrance. This terrace is protected by hedges and a stone wall that incorporates a wonderful barbecue. It is on this level where the carefully kept gardens lead to the barn’s private, round swimming pool that measures 4.5 meters in diameter and is 1.10 meters deep.

Panoramic glass doors open from the terrace into the spacious living room with comfortable sofa bed, fireplace and satellite TV. Through an open archway is the dining room and kitchen corner that is complete with gas range, electric oven, microwave, toaster, American coffee machine, and fridge with freezer. A short hallway leads from the dining room to a utilities room and to the complete bathroom with both bathtub and shower. Doors in the kitchen open onto the terrace which makes access to the outside barbecue and dinner table quite comfortable. This terrace is ideal for enjoying one’s meals in total privacy while gazing at the beautiful countryside below with vineyards, olive trees and woodlands.

Next to the fireplace is a wood paneled-partition wall that separates the double bedroom from the living room. The double bedroom has a door opening onto the internal farmhouse courtyard. The apartment is tastefully and comfortably furnished in typical Tuscan style, with wood beamed ceilings, whitewashed walls and cotto floors. There is a baby cot and central gas heating. Gas is payable on consumption during heating season together with firewood. One side of the living room has large panoramic windows that provide wonderful luminosity.

Heating   Usage will be metered throughout your stay and you will be charged accordingly. Charges must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked to make a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.

Water and Electricity    Please note that most of the properties in our portfolio are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.

 

Internet Connection   Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services.

 

Interior Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Amenities

  • gas range,
  • electric oven,
  • microwave,
  • toaster,
  • American coffee machine,
  • sofa bed,
  • fireplace
  • satellite TV
  • Wi-fi
  • fridge with freezer

Out Door Equipment

  • Swimming pool (Open from 15/3 to 15/10)
  • BBQ
  • Gazebo with equipped kitchenette
  • External Hot shower
  • Shaded parking place

 

Specifications

  • Type of accommodation: Villa
  • Level(s) :1
  • Bedroom(s) :1
  • Bathroom(s) :1
  • Pool Private
  • Covered terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Rooms

  • Living room
  • Living room(s) with bed-settee
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/living room

 

Range:690-975

 

 

Distances

  • 1 Km Greve in Chianti (shops, supermarkets, bank, post office, restaurants)
  • 32 Km Florence
  • 43 Km Siena
  • 118 Km Tirrenia (beach)
  • 127 Km Pisa Airport Galileo Galilei

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