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CASTELLO FIRENZE
PONTASSIEVE - Chianti region - Tuscany
Property ID: 4190
Rating:
Sleeps: 12-14


 
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- Premium selection
- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 6 bedrooms
- 4 baths

- Garden, terrace
- Golf less than 15 km away
- Wireless Internet
- Bikes for rent
- Typical regional dinner available on request
- Private swimming pool
- Dishwasher
- Telephone
- Maid Service
- Baby bed available
- Private garden
- Central heating
- Satellite TV
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Many dream of staying in an authentic Italian castle and Castello Firenze is a dream come true.  Dating back to the 11th century, this Florentine castle boldly and seductively presents its fascinating history. The mix of old world character with modern conveniences makes for an unforgettable experience.  This remarkable castle can accommodate 12 – 14 guests and has been generously restored to its original brilliance. There are six bedrooms and four bathrooms. 

Castello Firenze is available for stays of less than one week.  Please inquire.

Just 15 minutes from Florence, Castello Firenze is an impressive Etruscan castle that sits in the Florentine hills above the Arno river. Its dominant lookout position was very strategic to its owners, an important Longobardo family. It served as a stronghold from which the ancient road from Arezzo to Fiesole could be constantly viewed. In 1968 the present owners, the Pecchioli family, purchased the property. The old castle is still present in fragments of the walls, two doors and the tower, which forms part of the actual building. Carefully and tastefully restored in perfect harmony with the style of the manor, Castello Firenze is an elegant and stately structure, splendidly furnished with valuable Tuscan antiques that are both beautiful and comfortable.

The outdoor areas are well maintained and graceful and consist of a small Italian garden and pleasant areas for relaxing and dining ‘al fresco’. The swimming pool (6m X 12m) is particularly unique in that it flows from the indoor limonaia (former lemon conservatory) out into the Roman gardens. Expansive views over the countryside are enjoyed from all parts of the property.

Castello Firenze sits on a 200 hectare/495 acre estate and is part of a medieval hamlet where a handful of inhabitants live year round. The castle is totally independent and private and its vineyards and olive groves are some of the best in Tuscany. Guests are welcome in the castle cantina where they can taste the first class red and white wines produced on the property. Wine tastings can be arranged on site for an extra fee. Adjacent to and still part of the castle is an ancient and still active church where weddings can be arranged. Regular services are held at the church every Sunday at 8:30am.

Pool opening dates: April 22 to September 16, 2017. The pool is partly covered and there is a changing room and shower.

ACCOMMODATION:  700 square meters

Ground floor - Living room with sofas, fireplace, stereo.  Dining room with table for 14.  Kitchen with oven, microwave, ice maker, fridge & freezer, dishwasher, American coffee maker, kettle, toaster.  Guest bathroom (half bath).  Spacious play room which was originally the oil press room (oil press is still there) with TV, DVD, table tennis, pinball, sitting areas, espresso machine, table for 4, two sofas that can be turned into extra beds (additional fee paid on site), beverages including estate wine (paid according to usage).

First Floor – Small lounge.  Master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.  One twin bedroom with large single beds.  One twin bedroom with canopy beds.  One shared bathroom for the twin rooms, with hydro massage shower and marble countertops.  Each of the bedrooms offers views over the vineyards and valleys below.

Second floor – Reading room with stereo. Second master bedroom with queen bed, en suite bathroom with tub.  One twin bedroom.  One twin bedroom with canopy beds.  One shared bedroom with bathtub and separate shower.  Laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board and lines to hang clothes.

Third floor - Large den with a world class billiard table, a satellite television and games table.

Amenities:  Dishwasher, washing machine, ironing facilities, wireless internet, telephone, satellite television, pool towels, billiard table, baby bed, parking on site

Included in the price:  Bed/bath/kitchen linens, electricity and water.

Supplemental costs to be paid on the spot:  Gas and heat are metered and charged according to consumption; weekly cleaning of Euros 45/person with a minimum fee per week of Euros 450, telephone is metered.  Weekly cleaning fee includes daily tidying up of bedrooms and baths (excludes Sunday).  Tourism tax collected on site 1 Euro per person per day for first 6 nights.

Security deposit is Euros 1000, paid in cash on arrival.

Upon request: Cook, wine tasting, domestic help (extra hours), extra linens, baby-sitter, farm products, laundry service, food delivery

AVAILABILITY UPON REQUEST

Rental prices 2017 - Maximum 12 guests

High season July 1 - September 2 Euros € 6095/week
Mid season May 27 - July 1
September 2 - September 30
Euros € 5070/week
Low season March 25 - May 27
September 30 - November 4
Euros € 4550/week

Plus Euros 35 booking fee

Rental prices 2017 - Maximum 12+2 guests

High season July 1 - September 2 Euros € 6760/week
Mid season May 27 - July 1
September 2 - September 30
Euros € 5720/week
Low season March 25 - May 27
September 30 - November 5
Euros € 5200/week

Plus Euros 35 booking fee

Distances:

Pontassieve – 2 kilometers (all services, grocery store, post office, bank, etc.)
Florence – 15 kilometers
Chianti – 30 kilometers
Arezzo – 57 kilometers
Siena – 80 kilometers
Lucca – 115 kilometers
Pisa Airport – 137 kilometers
Rome Airport – 265 kilometers

Activities:

Horseback riding – 5 km
Tennis - 5 km
Golf - 25 km

 


 

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