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GELSOBELLO - Prezzemolo
BARBERINO VAL D'ELSA - Chianti region - Tuscany
Property ID: 4471
Sleeps: 2-4

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- Premium selection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 1 bedroom
- 1 bath

- Fireplace
- Gym
- Barbecue
- Sauna
- Baby bed available
- Bikes for rent
- Clothes dryer
- Wireless Internet
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Gelsobello is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d’Elsa, and dates back to 1798. It lies amidst the flourishing green of the Valacchi agricultural estate where, for many years,  the Sanesi family has produced the typical products that this remarkable land yields: Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, grappa and Vin Santo dessert wine.  The landscape is particularly striking where vineyards alternate with olive tree groves and the towers of San Gimignano stand tall in the background.  Gelsobello enjoys the privileged position of sitting opposite the 10th century Romanesque church of Sant’Appiano.  The location is very centrally located between the two great art cities, Florence at 26 km and Siena at 30 km.

The Gelsobello estate is a small hamlet of buildings and is made up of the owner’s house, where the caretakers live, and a handful of small buildings.  These comprise 7 guest apartments as well as a pleasant common room where guests can read and relax and dinners, wine tasting and other special events can be arranged.  The staff is helpful, friendly and accommodating.

Gelsobello now has a new kitchen facility for cooking lessons.

Guests arrive along the cypress lined avenue which already gives a preview of the great care that has been taken in the attentive and high class restoration of this structure.  Complete consideration has been given to detail and the furniture and fabrics are tasteful and of high quality.

Materials typical of the region were used during the refurbishment such as the clay bricks for the ceilings, the silver-grey Pietra-Serena stone for the fireplaces, the wood used for doors and windows as well as the heavy roof beams.

The apartments are a striking mix of old character and modern design and conveniences.  Each has air conditioning, central heating, satellite television, WiFi Internet connection, microwave and conventional oven, hairdryers, safe and dishwasher (for most apartments).

Gelso means mulberry tree and the old white mulberry tree (gelso bianco) can be seen on the well maintained grounds.  The extensive outdoor layout includes a large shared swimming pool (7x15) with sundeck and loungers and there are several furnished outdoor areas for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful countryside setting.  There is parking on the grounds.

About Prezzemelo

The Prezzemolo apartment and Alloro apartment are housed in what was once an ancient barn.  The careful restoration has maintained the unique features, like the wooden beam ceiling, that distinguish these historic Tuscany barns.  At the same time, the structure has been entirely updated providing modern conveniences and amenities.

The Prezzemolo apartment is located opposite the imposing mulberry tree for which the estate is named.

Ground floor
Bright kitchen space with dining area, living room with fireplace, one king bedroom and one bathroom with shower.   The French doors in this unit make it especially bright.

A private outdoor area furnished with a table, chairs and umbrella is available.

The apartment works best for two people.  There is a double divan bed that can accommodate an additional two people for an extra fee.

The Prezzemolo apartment can be rented jointly with the Alloro apartment, thus accommodating 6/8/10 people.  This arrangement is especially suitable for families with children given the proximity to the swimming pool and also for two couples desiring a common experience in separate apartments.

Prezzemolo is equipped with air conditioning, central heat, satellite TV, WiFi Internet connection, microwave oven, electric oven, hairdryer, safe and fireplace.

OUTDOORS: Garden and equipped outdoor areas, swimming pool (7x15) with children's area (50 cm deep).

LOCATION: 3 km Barberino Val d'Elsa, 3 km horseback riding and tennis, 15 km Poggibonsi 18 km S. Gimignano, 26 km Florence and 30 km Siena, 40 km airport (Firenze Peretola), 100 km Livorno (coast)

ACCESS: By means of 300 m of unpaved road.

Please inquire for pricing and availability

Gelsobello apartments book from Saturday to Saturday in high seasons.  For other than high seasons, please inquire.


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