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GELSOBELLO - Alloro
BARBERINO VAL D'ELSA - Chianti region - Tuscany
Property ID: 4479
Rating:
Sleeps: 4-6


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

- 2 bedrooms
- 2 baths

- Gym
- Barbecue
- Bikes for rent
- Sauna
- Clothes dryer
- Baby bed available
- 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 Alloro

The Alloro apartment and Prezzemolo 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 Alloro apartment consists of two floors and faces a portion of the garden near the swimming pool.

ACCOMMODATION: (83 m2)
Ground floor  (35 sq meters)

Bright kitchen with dining area, 1 king bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.

A stone staircase leads to the upper floor (48 m2) where there is a spacious living room with fireplace, 1 king bedroom (bed can be divided into two twins) and one bathroom with shower.

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

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

The Alloro apartment can be rented jointly with the Prezzemolo 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.

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

2018 Weekly Prices

Prices are for four people.  Two additional guests can be accommodated for 15 Euros per person per week.

  3 Mar - 31 Mar
14 Apr - 12 May
6 Oct - 22 Dec
1 Apr - 14 Apr
12 May - 9 Jun
8 Sep - 6 Oct
9 Jun - 21 Jul
25 Aug - 8 Sep
22 Dec - 5 Jan '19
21 Jul - 25 Aug

Euros 1425

Euros 1695

Euros 2265

Euros 2435

Plus Euros 35 booking fee

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

Alloro is not available to rent in January and February.

Tourism tax is collected in cash Euros on site for the local municipality: 1.5 Euros per person per night for a maximum of 7 nights.  Children under 14 excepted.


SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Bed/bath/kitchen linens, final cleaning, one set of pool towels, consumption of water, air conditioning, heating, WiFi connection, electricity and gas for cooking and hot water production, gym, Finnish sauna, barbecue area.  Midweek towel change for stays of five nights or longer.  A midweek cleaning of the apartment per week in top season.

ON REQUEST AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Breakfast service, extra cleaning services, laundry facilities, mid week linen change, bike rental, cooking class, trekking paths.

SECURITY DEPOSIT:  Credit card imprint as guarantee.

 


 

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