Central Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena, Italy
Sometimes dreams do come true...Like the one about a Tuscan country house built in stones honed by the centuries so that no two look alike, surrounded by lawns and lavender and flowering bushes with the scent of rosemary and a view over the hillsides striped with vineyards and silver grey-green olive groves. The one where everything inside, from the furniture to the fabrics to the rugs on the well-worn terracotta floors to the Carrara marble kitchen surfaces and ample bath tubs, could not have been better chosen than by yourself. The one that has you sitting one a patio under a pergola of vines with the table set for lunch and a bottle of local Chianti wine just waiting to be opened. All this and more you'll find at Podere le Case in Greve in Chianti. Or, to quote Sibilla della Gherardesca in her guide to Tuscany; “The apartments are the ultimate in sophistication, beautifully furnished with originality and flair, with cheerful colour schemes, each different from the other. Altogether they are in a different dimension from other rented apartments, however elegant and comfortable, that are on offer elsewhere.”
Only three kilometers from Greve in Chianti, the little market town known as the capital of Chianti, our three apartments at Podere Le Case are in a little hamlet called Santo Stefano just 22 kilometers from Florence. The two adjacent centuries-old farmhouses have been completely restored by the owners and turned into delightful apartments to make your stay in Tuscany the best ever.
Every effort has been made to preserve the original style and mood of a traditional Tuscan country house without depriving guests of every modern convenience, from central heating to satellite television, Internet point and safe. The sofas and armchairs are comfortable and wide, the spacious dining rooms hold large dining room tables designed for large families and their guests while the bedrooms are cosy and inviting with Provençal cottons and four poster beds, each with their own bathroom and some with their own little sitting room/boudoir. The garden offers large tables and chairs for dining otudoors, while the swimming pool, 15 meters by 6, is equipped with its own dressing room and bathroom. The houses are surrounded by olive trees and rows of vineyards can be seen in the surrounding countryside. The Ugolino Golf Course is only 13 km away.
Suite Capanna - 2 Bedroom - Comprised of: the ground floor has a stone made loft and kitchen while on the top floor there are two large double bedrooms each with their own bathroom. In the larger bedroom of the two there is also a cosy fireplace in the corner. Outside is a wonderful pergola area in which to enjoy some al fresco dining surrounded by wonderful countryside.
Suite Tinto - 4 Bedroom -Comprised of: on the ground floor is a large sitting room with sofas and armchairs, a corner study, a dining room with a table for six which can be extended to accommodate twelve. Both the sitting room and the dining room open out onto the gardens. There is also large kitchen with a table for six that opens onto a vine covered patio. Also on the ground floor, opening onto the garden, is a double bedroom with independent entrance and its own bathroom. On the floor above: 3 bedrooms with their own bathrooms. One large double room, a smaller one with twin beds and another double with four a poster bed. All beds have orthopaedic mattresses. The two apartments can be united on request, thus becoming one large house with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, sitting rooms and dining room.
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Suite Apartment Capanna (2 Bedrooms) - from 1200 Euro per week
Suite Apartment Daniela (3 Bedrooms)- from 1700 Euro per week
Suite Apartment Tinto (4 Bedrooms)- from 2000 Euro per week
*Daily cleaning 10 Euro (depending on apartment size) for 2 hours if requested
*Rates are weekly and include electricity, linen changing twice a week, welcome basket, cleaning at departure and taxes.