Gialla and Azzurra, Greve

Sleeps 14

Beautiful country living in a large Chianti farmhouse with panoramic pool.

Property summary

Sleeps 14

5 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 of which ensuite, 2 ensuite shower rooms.

Location: Chianti Villas Tuscany

Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals in high season, shorter periods are possible in mid and low.

Surrounding Region

  • Bar, restaurants, shopping and nearest bus stop Greve 4.5km
  • Chianti villages Panzano 10km, San Casciano 15km
  • Florence 24km
  • San Gimignano & Siena 52km
  • Though the area and the wine known as Chianti is much beloved by the modern traveler, this is a land that has been producing for centuries. Casolare is one of the ancient farm buildings that, like Topsy, just grew, and grew until it became the sprawling farmhouse whose contours extend long and jut up and outward. Its present owners took it in gentle hand and with a joyful sense of color and generous hospitality have transformed it into three large houses, individual in style, but all under the same roof and sharing striking views of the ancient landscape that surrounds it. All this makes Casolare an excellent place for large groups to gather, be they extended families celebrating a special occasion, classmates with a common purpose or a group of friends eager to explore the Chianti. Casolare offers both comfortable privacy and convivial gathering places.

    Country living in this house is not rustic. The owners have preserved the terracotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings and let an ancient layout rule the day, yet they have successfully mixed the antique furniture with bold warm colors, attractive fabrics and all the good-quality appliances a modern cook would want. Different parts of the house take their names from the colors that grace the walls - the golden yellow of Gialla and the patrician blue of Azzurra. There are many outdoor eating areas, furnished with tables, umbrellas, and divans and located in separate parts of the property, and there is a large pool behind the house with its wide furnished surround and lovely views of the olive groves and wooded hillside opposite.

    Accommodation

    Two of the property apartments interconnect via a hallway that leads from the Gialla corridor to the Azzurra kitchen.

    The entrance to Azzurra is from the back garden into a cosy living room with bright sofas, wide armchairs and a corner fireplace. This is a house of steps - a few lead up to a kitchen with a table for 8 and the door that connects to another wing of the house. A short staircase leads off the living room and up various levels to the sleeping quarters, three large bedrooms that share two bathrooms and a twin bedroom with an ensuite shower room. In the back garden and divans and hammocks under the pine trees that become an open-air sitting room.

    A wide archway to the left of the long facade leads to the Gialla portion of the farmhouse and entry is into a large well-equipped country kitchen with a dining table for 12 and French doors opening onto a wide furnished terrace that looks onto the olive and cypress trees on the opposite hillside. The terrace is also accessed from the living room, whose bright comfortable furniture and wall-to-wall windows make it a wonderful place to gather. A hallway off the living room leads to two large double bedrooms, one with access to the front garden, two bathrooms and, at the end of the hall a twin bedroom with ensuite shower room.

    Local area

    There are endless things to do in this area for the spring to autumn seasons in nearby Chianti villages hum with festivals, outdoor markets, concerts and sagre, occasions when the whole village turns out to eat. The beauty of the Chianti and the many castles and wineries tucked in its hills can be explored by car, but you may like the slower method of discovery on horseback or mountain bike, both easily arranged from Il Casolare. Nearby Greve, Panzano, Radda and Castellina all have charming historic centres to explore, and when the Renaissance wonders of Florence call, or the lure of the designer outlet mall asserts itself, know that you are but half an hour away. You may, however, simply prefer to wander up the road to the neighboring Fattoria to buy the good Chianti wine whose name inspired your holiday and relax where the living is indeed easy.

    Features

    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Portable bedroom fans
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished terraces
    Golf course
    Nearby
    Hair dryer
    Hair dryer in each bathroom
    Heating
    Central Heating (Extra)
    Horse riding
    Riding nearby
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Screens on all windows
    Internet access
    WiFi internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Microwave
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good throughout the property
    Music
    CD player, stereo
    Oven
    Pets welcome
    Pets permitted on request
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Sports facilities on site
    Ping pong and table soccer on site
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 6x15m, Depth of 1 - 1.8 m - Has diving board, refrigerator for cold drinks, outdoor shower. Illuminated for night swimming.
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Nearby
    Toaster
    Washing machine
    Winery and Wine tasting
    Several wineries with tasting opportunities nearby

    Things to note

  • Gialla and Azzurra would normally share the pool with the 3rd apartment Arancio. Should guests wish exclusive use of the pool, please speak to an agent about the supplement that would make this possible.
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