Papavero, San Casciano Val di Pesa

Sleeps 6

An attractive family apartment in a converted Chianti olive mill

Property summary

Sleeps 6

1 double bedrooms and 2 double/twin bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms

Location: Chianti Villas Tuscany

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Shops and restaurants in Mercatale Val di Pesa 2 km, or 15 min walk
  • Supermarkets and restaurants in San Casciano Val di Pesa 6 km
  • Florence 18 km, San Gimignano 39 km, Siena 54 km
  • Chianti towns: Greve 12 km, Radda 27 km, Gaiole 45 km
  • Arezzo 87 km, Lucca 91 km, Montalcino 92 km
  • Horseback riding 3 km, tennis club 2 km and golf course 15 km
  • Airports: Florence 30 km, Pisa 118 km, Rome 290 km
  • Accommodation

    The generous accommodation that Papavero affords occupies half of a large converted olive mill. Entrance through double doors at the front lead into an entry hall furnished with a long settee and an upright piano that guests can make arrangements to use if they have a musician in their midst. Off the hallway to the right is a living room with sofas facing each other in front of a small open fireplace. While a door in the entry hall opens to a small shower room, at the end of the hall three steps lead up to a large kitchen with tiled countertops, a dining table for 6 and access to the rear patio, furnished for outdoor living and al fresco meals. Opposite the living room the staircase leads up to the sleeping accommodations - a double bedroom and a twin/double bedroom that share a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and an additional twin/double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. In the property conversion the owners' sensitivity to attractive antiques, fine fabrics and quality fixtures is immediately evident and harmonizes well with the buildings traditional features.

    Naturally, in addition to their private outdoor area, Papavero guests are welcome to enjoy the many outdoor features of Borgo Caserotto - from the large swimming pool set within an olive grove and provided with sun loungers to assorted extras that make outdoor living all the more pleasant. Gathering around a barbecue or a ping-pong table or borrowing a bicycle to explore local country roads all extends the delight of a day in Tuscany.

    Local area

    Convenient in its agricultural heyday, the property is only 2 kms from the ancient market town of Mercatale, whose public square dates back 8 centuries. With your host's tips on shortcuts, meandering over for a morning coffee and fresh pastries is quite doable. A seven-minute drive through the surrounding countryside instead brings you to the historic town of San Casciano, where Machiavelli began both his exile and his famous treatise 'The Prince'. Still set amongst vineyards and olive groves, the town is renowned for its production of wine and olive oil and is home to the principal cellars of the Antinori wineries, whose striking new Cantina Antinori, near Bargino, is on many a wine-lover's itinerary. Of course, sitting squarely in the Chianti Classico region makes it easy to go in search of the small family wineries that produce boutique gems.

    The countryside is not the only thing which draws guests, however, and a half hour could have one in the center of the Renaissance wonders and busy markets of the city of Florence, with a bus from Mercatale providing a way to avoid parking problems. Other cities that receive their just due in Tuscan guidebooks also make easy day trips - medieval Siena with its beautiful shell-shaped piazza; San Gimignano and its ancient towers; Arezzo, known the paintings of Piero della Francesca and its monthly Antiquarian Fair and Lucca, whose ring of ramparts was happily never called upon to defend it. To go exploring and then return to a gracious home in the hills - what better way to spend a Tuscan holiday.

    Features

    Air conditioning
    A/C units in the bedrooms, Extra
    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request, Extra
    Barbecue
    Bicycles
    Some available on site, others can be hired
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    American-style coffee maker
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    Extra beds
    Sofa bed for 2 available at extra cost
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fireplace
    In the living room, with wood available
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished patio
    Golf course
    Golf course, 15 km.
    Hair dryer
    In each bathroom
    Heating
    Central heating, Extra
    Horse riding
    Riding nearby, 3 km
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Internet access
    WiFi internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Available on request
    Kettle
    Massage and beauty treatments
    Massage on site available
    Microwave
    Mid-week cleaning
    2 hrs cleaning included mid-week
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good coverage
    Music
    Use of Piano (Extra), Radio
    Oven
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Restaurant nearby, 2 km. / 15 min. walk
    Sports facilities on site
    Ping pong table & Table football
    Swimming pool
    Shared pool - Dim: 6 x14 km - Open: 13 May - 23 Sept
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Tennis club in Mercatale, 2 km.
    Toaster
    Washing machine

    Things to note

  • At this house, the final cleaning is not included in the price. Please give the required Euro 100 to cover these costs to the caretaker upon arrival.
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