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GELSOBELLO - Ginestra with Lavanda
BARBERINO VAL D'ELSA - Chianti region - Tuscany
Property ID: 4483
Sleeps: 6-8

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

- 3 bedrooms
- 3 baths

- Barbecue
- Baby bed available
- Dishwasher
- Bikes for rent
- Sauna
- Gym
- Wireless Internet
- Clothes dryer
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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 has a full service 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 Ginestra and Lavanda

The Ginestra and Lavanda apartments can be rented jointly for a group of 6 – 8 people. The accommodations are located in the ancient farmhouse whose oldest portion was built in 1798. A stone staircase leads to the entrance of the two apartments.

Ginestra – sleeps 4

ACCOMMODATION: (62 square meters)

First floor:

Ginestra spans two floors.

The first floor comprises the kitchen and dining area, one king bedroom (bed can be divided into two twins) and one bathroom with shower.  A stone staircase leads to the upper floor that features the characteristic wood beamed ceilings unique to these ancient Tuscan farmhouses.

Upper floor : Lounge with access to an equipped terrace, one king bedroom, one bathroom with shower.

Ginestra is distinct for its furnished terrace on the upper floor. Here there are views over the colorful Tuscan countryside and the towers of San Gimignano can be seen in the background.  There is also private outdoor space furnished with a table, chairs and umbrella is available.

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

Lavanda - Sleeps 2

ACCOMMODATION: (55 square meters)

First floor:

Lavanda is comprised of a spacious living room with dining area, kitchen, one king bedroom and one bathroom with shower. The kitchen is especially large and bright and the living room has a stone fireplace.  A private outdoor space furnished with a table, chairs and umbrella is available.

Lavanda is equipped with air conditioning, central heat, satellite TV, WiFi Internet connection, microwave oven, electric oven, hairdryer, safe, 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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