4 double bedrooms, 2 twin/double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 5 shower rooms (2 of which ensuite), 2 bathrooms (1 of which with tub and separate shower)
Location: Chianti Villas Tuscany
This property rents Saturday to Saturday, but in Mid and Low seasons mid-week rentals are accepted
On 120 acres of olive groves, vineyards and woodlands, and a handful of minutes from the medieval villages of Castellina and Radda in Chianti, an ancient farmhouse, hay barn and sheep shed were built of the stones its rocky terrain had to offer and perched on rising natural terraces. The owners moved the property into the present century and added the grace notes to make the farmhouse and two cottages truly lovely places from which to explore the famed Chianti region. With sunlit lawns and natural rocky terraces leading up to a panoramic fenced pool, this property has both the sweeping views and the age-old materials one associates with Tuscany.
There are three separate living quarters at Sassaia - Muraglia, the large farmhouse, and Roccia and Sasso, two spacious stone cottages. They are close enough that a short stroll will bring everyone to a panoramic veranda or a wide lawn for group meals al fresco, but private enough that each household has its own autonomy and private outdoor dining terraces.
Both cottages have cosy living rooms with sofas in front of an open fireplace, well-equipped eat-in kitchens and two bedrooms, each with an adjacent bath or shower room. The bedrooms offer a double bedroom and a twin/double room, the latter which can be arranged as preferred on prior request.
The farmhouse has a large country kitchen with a long table perfect for cooking lessons or shared meal preparation and an adjacent dining room, both of which open to the covered veranda. There is both a downstairs sitting room and a wide upstairs lounge with an open fireplace, as well as an study with sofa and desk. There are three double bedrooms, one of which can be set up with twin beds on request. There is one ensuite shower room and two ensuite bathrooms with both tub and separate shower.
Nearby there are Castellina in Chianti, so prized by the Medici that they commission a fortress to protect it, Radda in Chianti, the unofficial capital of the region, and Castello di Brolio, where the standards for the wine were set. All have excellent restaurants and enotecas, but with the possibility of having a cook at your home and a glassful on your terraces you may not see the need to wander.