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Extras not included: Final cleaning €12 per person , minimum €96
Heating if necessary calculated on consumption (circa € 3,50 per hour)
Extra beds if required € 200 per bed per week.
Sojourn tax not included.
Security Deposit (not a cost) in CASH on arrival, RETURNED to you at end of sojourn-€ 500.
Included in price are: Wi-Fi, All household linen & pool towels per week , midweek change of bat
Villa il Castellaccio is an absolutely delightful place to stay. We have stayed there three times in the last 12 months and intend coming here regularly either just the two of us or with the children and grandchildren. The location is magnificent with beautiful views over vineyards and olive groves. The accommodation is lovely and the pool is just what you need to cool down on one of those hot Tuscan days. There is a lovely bottega in Dudda, just 5 minutes away, which serves gorgeous food and you can buy provisions as well-meats, cheese, bread etc. 20 minutes away is the lovely town of Greve in Chianti-we would recommend Il Terrazzo(prawns coated in hazelnuts a must) and halfway between Greve and Il Castellaccio is Ristorante Borgo Antico-again amazing food and you should try the pear and gorgonzola risotto ( a favourite of Leonardo).
Leonardo is so welcoming and helpful- he will sort out anything you need.
We think this place is amazing and think any one who visits here will thinks so too.
We had a fantastic week's break staying in an apartment at Villa il Castellaccio.
The owner, Leonardo, was on hand to welcome us despite the fact that our flight was delayed which meant that we didn't arrive until the early hours of the morning. He proved to be a consummate host - attentive and helpful but not intrusive.
The Villa is well located for the major towns and cities of the region such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Montepulciano but it's sufficiently remote to provide a tranquil break.
Indeed, perhaps our most enjoyable time was spent just lazing by the poolside soaking up the sun and breathing in the country air.
The apartment was well appointed and very comfortable with all the facilities needed in the kitchen to cook.
There was also a communal kitchen room located 50 yards away with two barbecues and a pizza oven complete with patio area. We used this on a couple of evenings to cook some very thick but reasonably priced steaks bought in the local supermarket.
In summary we had a fantastic time and would have no reservations in recommending Villa il Castellaccio. We hope to return again soon.
We had an enjoyable stay at the villa for our family of 11 which included 3 grandsons. Leonardo was very helpful as we planned activities for our week’s stay. He suggested a list of things which we used to put together our plan, and then he arranged for a chef for dinner and cooking class, a guide for Accademia and Ufuzzi museum tours in Florence, and drivers for village tours in the area. Our museum guide was terrific; a professor of art history who provided colorful background for the exhibits in the museums. We appreciated Leonardo’s suggestion to park at the train station in Figline and take the short train ride into Florence for our museum visits.
We ate most meals outside at the large table in the beautiful patio setting. The family enjoyed preparing several pasta dishes and especially enjoyed the whole experience of making pizza dough, and then making a variety of pizzas which we cooked on the wood burning grill at the villa. The highlight was the cooking class which most of our group participated in, and then we all ate for dinner.
The grandsons enjoyed swimming in the pool each afternoon after we returned from our days of sightseeing.
We can’t say enough about the home itself, which provided abundant “space” for our family—four couples, one of whom with three young children. We also can’t say enough about Leonardo’s attentiveness and quick response both in the planning and during our stay.
In the 4 years we have been staying in Home Away properties throughout Europe, this property (Castellaccio #1) is without a doubt the most beautiful, authentic and comfortable place I have ever stayed. It is immaculate and very well appointed. Thank you Leonardo for going out of your way to make our stay a memorable one - from providing maps, lists of restaurants (Dudda was a great one) and local markets (Greve on Saturday is not to be missed) to arranging a very reasonably-priced private tour of Accadema in Florence. Thank you also for the fascinating tour of your museum. It was so nice to see the pride you have in carrying on the business and traditions of your family and passing them on to your children. We rented a car in Figline at Hertz (the only rental agency in town). It was very reasonably-priced and we had no problems whatsoever. Lucho even picked us up at the train station and drove us back when we left. We stayed in Villa Castellaccio for 2 weeks and drove to various villages and hamlets daily. This is a fabulous home base to see all of Tuscany. You can park your car in Figline free of charge all day and take the train to Florence very easily. The tickets can be bought right at the coffee shop or train station. We also did day trips to Pisa, San Gimignano, Sienna, Radda and Lucca. There are so many towns that we simply ran out of time as we wanted to spend the odd day lazing at the beautiful pool. I still wake up every morning and long for the views of the vineyards and olive groves - truly stunning!
Villa Il Castellaccio was one of the very few vacation homes which exceeded our expectations in all respects. The villa is better in real life than in the website photos. Leonardo and his staff epitomized hospitality and professionalism. Our two families (10 peoplein all) stayed for one week and all thoroughly enjoyed it. The villa is extremely large and well appointed. The pool and outdoor area was perfect for relaxing and large outdoor table was ideal for large evening meals. Check in and check out were a breeze and Leonardo took all of any unexpected needs or requests we had. The grounds are very private and quiet at night, yet accessible to many other amenities by short car trip. Several of us also went hiking/running in the surrounding area, which was very scenic. We would definitely recommend this villa for a Tuscany vacation, and intend to return when next we are able to visit this idyllic region.
The photos posted really do not give this property justice. It was beautiful and very well situated. We were a group of 2 families, 10 in total and we stayed in the largest of the villas. It was ideal for our group, with plenty of space for everybody. The kitchen facilities were unparalleled in comparison to any other private accommodation that I've stayed in previously. The pool area was a wonderful amenity and provided an excellent way to spend an entire day. The host, Leonardo was very welcoming and helpful. On one occasion, when we locked ourselves out of the villa, his response to our plight was immediate and effective. His staff who maintain the property, were lovely and always present to assist. If I was looking for a villa to stay in the Tuscany region, I would look no further than this property.