Dan's House, Casole d'Elsa

Sleeps 4

A spacious village apartment and panoramic terrace in the heart of Tuscany

Property summary

Sleeps 4

2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with separate shower, extra WC

Location: Central Tuscany

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Walking distance to village shops and restaurants
  • Village tennis court and swimming pool, 5 min.
  • Colle di Val d’Elsa 20 min., Volterra, Siena, Radicondoli & Siena, all in 1/2 hr.
  • Florence, 45 min., Coastal beaches 1 ¼ hr.
  • Airports: Florence 1 hr, Pisa 1 ½ hr, Bologna 2 hrs, Rome 3 hrs.
  • Previously owned by the director of Invitation To Tuscany, Dan’s House was built in the early 20th Century, high up against the medieval town walls. Following traditional village practice, it forms a part of many houses, each intertwining with each other; but unlike many medieval houses, this one has tall rooms and airy windows, taking in the panoramic views from the village.

    Accommodation

    From a private parking space on the street level a stepped lane leads up to the front door and then continues on up to the main village street. The accommodation, all on one level, is based around a tall 'L' shaped vaulted corridor. Beautifully restored, the house is comfortably furnished and light. The big kitchen has modern equipment, a cherry-wood table, an amazing trough of a yellow marble sink as well as a traditional Tuscan store cupboard and a sofa. Leading off the kitchen is a breakfast room, with a door to a large, furnished corner terrace, partially shaded by a pergola and having extensive views.

    Opposite the kitchen is the spacious master double bedroom which has a curtained opening leading to a spacious living room with an L-shaped sofa, sat. TV and views towards the hills of Chianti. Across the corridor from the living room is another large double bedroom also enjoying the same views. Off the entrance hallway are a a full bathroom with a separate shower stall with a beautiful marble floor, a store room/laundry room and a separate WC and washbasin. The stone wall at the rear of the bathroom is part of the medieval village wall, exposed during restoration. It stitches an evocative juncture from the Middle Ages through to the elegant 19th century feel of the house with modern equipment completing the transition to the present day.

    Local area

    From the terrace you might just catch an aroma of tempting pastries made in the patisserie around the corner on the street below. If you climb the steps beyond the front door you reach the main village street. Here you can enjoy daily life in one of the best Tuscan hill villages, where many of the friendly residents trace their ancestry back over five hundred years. There are bars, restaurants, a pizzeria, excellent local food shops, banks, an enoteca, a good museum and a castle for a town hall. You can walk round the village walls and admire the brand new amphitheatre on the other side of the village, relax in the main street and enjoy the many concerts and festivals put on during balmy summer evenings.

    This area is a paradise for walking, and good road connections make touring by car a delight.

    Features

    Air Conditioning (Partial)
    Two portable air conditioning units available
    Barbecue
    Portable BBQ
    Bicycles
    Bike hire can be arranged on request
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    Italian espresso/coffee maker
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra beds
    Spare fold-up single bed available
    Fans
    2 portable fans available
    Final cleaning included
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished panoramic terrace
    Hair dryer
    Heating
    Central heating, Extra
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    In the storage /laundry room
    Kettle
    Mobile phone coverage
    Generally good
    Music
    Bose player
    Oven
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Several restaurants a short walk away
    Swimming pool
    Village pool, 5 min. walk
    Telephone
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Village tennis court, 5 min. walk
    Toaster
    Washing machine
    In the storage /laundry room
    A curtained doorway leads into the one of the two double bedrooms.
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