Casa di Sopra

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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From £2,687 per week

Our view

An ancient farmhouse, beautifully restored, Casa di Sopra is now a fabulous family villa in Tuscany, thoughtfully designed to combine contemporary facilities with country house elegance.

In brief

  • Countryside views
  • Historic towns nearby
  • Large gated pool

About the villa

Tucked privately away in the folds of forested hills, this old stone house is perfectly at home with its timeless landscape. Imposing from the outside, it is delightfully welcoming in its big, airy rooms, where mellowed timber beams and terracotta floor tiles create a period frame for 21st century comfort. Rustic chic blends imperceptibly with understated elegance, in the charming breakfast kitchen, well equipped with modern appliances; the cool-toned country style dining room; and the adjacent spacious yet cosy sitting room.A separate library area and TV room add informal social space, beautiful bedrooms feature four-poster beds, bathrooms are replete with polished marble, and a games room, with table tennis, opens out to the garden. Here there are shaded terraces for dining or simply relaxing and long lawns edged with lavender banks and sprinkled with trees. The beautiful swimming pool is situated in an elevated and sheltered, sunny spot approximately 50m from the villa. Sharing the same private estate as its popular sister-villa Vercenni, the house offers cook service for an extra leisurely touch, and is 3km from little shops and restaurants in Radda.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Kitchen/breakfast room with access to patio
  • Steps to sitting room and further library/sitting area
  • Dining room
  • Cloakroom
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite

First Floor

  • Bathroom
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Twin bedroom

Second Floor - Spiral stairs leading up to tower

  • Double bedroom

Lower Ground Floor

  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • TV room/sitting room
  • Laundry room

Further steps down to

  • 2 Single bedrooms
  • Shower room

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Built-in barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • Sky TV package
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis
  • Boules/ bocce court

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 12m x 6m
  • 1.5m x .5m deep
  • Ladder Access
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Heating
  • Dryer

Important Information


CV REPRESENTATIVE

An English speaking CV representative in Italy will visit you and will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 3 hours per day 4 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week
  • Towel change 1 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service
  • Outside Catering service
  • Private wine tasting in Villa

Location


Activities

  • Tennis 3km Radda
  • Golf 50km dell’Ugolino

Amenities

  • Small shops and restaurants 3km Radda
  • Shops 10km Gaiole
  • Volpaia's Castle 10km
  • Winery 11km
  • Extra virgin oil farm 10km Pornanino
  • Siena 33km

Places of Interest

  • Siena 33km
  • San Gimignano 40km
  • Florence 50km
  • Arezzo 58km
  • Empoli 60km
  • Volterra 65km
  • Vinci 75km
  • Lake Trasimeno 90km
  • Cortona 95km
  • Pisa 115km
  • Lucca 120km
  • Orvieto 145km

Beaches

  • Livorno 120km
  • Viareggio 140km

Airports

  • Florence 59km
  • Perugia 135km
  • Pisa 109km
  • Bologna 147km
  • Rome (Ciampino) 265km
  • Rome (Fiumicino) 275km

Train Station

  • Montevarchi 28km
  • Siena 33km
About the area

Chianti and South of Siena

Average weather

The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.

But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.

Find out more about Chianti and South of Siena

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. 

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.