Castellina Farm Cottage

  • Villa
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Pool
Charming independent Cottage that is part of a small farming estate at about 2 kms from Castellina in Chianti with all shops, restaurants and services. The location is perfect for those who want to spend their holidays enjoying the beauty of the region but also making daily excursions to the typical Chianti Towns. Siena is at18 kms and Florence is at 35 kms.

The access downhill dirt road (300 meters) that leads to the Cottage, runs along one side of the owner’s house and ends at the Cottage further down. It is built into the side of the hill and the road ends at the Cottage. Occasionally, an agricultural machine may go by on the road in order to reach the vineyards below.

The farming estate (4.5 hectares) produces excellent Chianti Classico wines and high quality extra virgin olive oil. The owners, who live in Siena, are very charming persons and spend their weekends and holidays at the farm. They are nature lovers, prefer the countryside to the city where they work, and like organic and natural things. The lady of the house has planted fruit trees of almost extinct and lost varieties, local grapes that gradually were disappearing and lots of interesting herbs and flowers. For these reasons the property is provided with any possible comfort in order to enjoy as much time as possible in the open air.

At the level of the owner’s house is a new infinity pool (6 x 16 meters – depth that runs from 1.20 to 2.00 meters). It was installed in autumn of 2011. The purification of the water is natural with the use of salt and in total absence of chlorine. The pool area, that was dug into the side of the hill, is surrounded by a sort of semi theatre and offers paved terraces facing the view, and equipped with plenty of garden furniture. The use of the pool is for shared use with the owners when present. They also rent out the main house to guests, so if they are not present, the pool may be shared with the occupants of the main house.

The Cottage, originally the outbuilding of the main house, is surrounded by beautiful corners where you can read, write, and enjoy the view in the cool shade, caressed by the breeze that mitigates even the hottest hours of summer days. Blessed with stunning views on the Chianti Classico hills as far the eye can reach, there are also woodlands with lots of ancient oak trees and vineyards.

On clear days from the Cottage you can see the towers of San Gimignano in the distance. Built against the back wall of the cottage is a barbecue and, in the corner, there is a small covered terrace overlooking the valleys below and equipped with table and chairs where to enjoy al fresco meals. The sunsets from here are simply amazing!

A very large (230 sqm) paved area separates the cottage from the owner’s house and gardens, located higher above. A paved ramp from this area leads down to a lower level on the side of the Cottage to another paved hanging terrace (25 sqm) that hosts a hot tub (2 x 2 meters for a total of 4 persons). The tub can be heated up to 35° Centigrade. The tub is protected by a variety of plants (broom, tuyas, roses and holly) and it also faces the view. Behind the tub, a door opens into the utilities room that hosts a small laundry section with washing machine for guest use. The tub is available for use from September 30th to June 1st (these are the dates when the swimming pool is closed so it serves as an alternative).

The Cottage offers another very charming hanging terrace/solarium that is paved with a warm yellow stone (41 sqm). The terrace is exposed to the sun all afternoon and it gives you the impression of floating on the vineyards below: it is also furnished and guests love to have breakfast there. This terrace is at one end of the Cottage and located just down from the entrance door.

Due to the fact that it is built on the side of the hill, the Cottage is on two different levels. Private entrance is from the side of the access road lined with oak and lime trees. A variety of aromatic plants (tarragon, rosemary, oregano, sage, thyme and mint), which guests can pick and use in the kitchen, surround the Cottage. Thanks to roses, night jasmine and lavender, the air in summer mornings and evenings is filled with wonderful smells. Parking is in a shady area to one side of the road.

The main door opens, up one small step, directly into the living/dining room with fireplace, double sofa bed, Satellite TV, and WIFI. There is a charge of € 80,00 per person for use of the sofa bed. A large panoramic window (with mosquito net) opens onto the view and the terrace below. This area has wood beamed ceilings and cotto floors. A door on the right of the living room opens into a kitchenette, which is small but efficient and equipped with 4 gas and 2 electric hobs, electric oven, medium sized fridge with freezer section, and dishwasher. The kitchenette window opens onto the view.

A second door on the right of the living room opens onto a short flight of stairs (4 steps) that leads up to the sleeping section of the house. At the top of the stairs is a small study area with desk (computer ADSL connection), a small library and an antique wardrobe.

There are three doors in this section. One opens into a double bedroom (bed cannot be divided), a second opens into a twin bedded room, and the third, to the left, opens into a spacious, complete bathroom with shower stall and window.

Ceilings in this section are whitewashed and continue with the same cotto floors as in the lower section. The Cottage is comfortably furnished with some antique pieces. Great care was taken in selecting the house equipment: hand painted ceramic plates, quality sheets and towels that match the colours of the bedrooms, etc. Central heating is payable on consumption together with fireplace and barbecue wood. There are two baby cots available and a high chair for guest use.


  • Internet/Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Panoramic View
  • Countryside
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Heating
  • Television
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove/Oven
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Sofa Bed Extra charge - € 80,00 per person

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