La Cerbaia

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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A welcoming and comfortable former farmhouse, this family villa in Tuscany is thoughtfully designed for indoor/outdoor living, and superbly placed for sightseeing in and around Siena.

In brief

  • Shady terraces
  • Chef service included
  • Private

About the villa

Combining the peace of the countryside with proximity to medieval towns and villages, this is an informal and unpretentious villa, cheerfully furnished with bright throws and rugs, and generously sized for groups of friends or family. Forming part of the Cetinale estate, the house is set in cypress studded grounds at the end of a private road, hemmed by the renowned gardens of Villa Cetinale, with which it shares use of a tennis court. La Cerbaia is 5km from a café, restaurant and shops in Sovicille, and just 14km from the glories of Siena, but it’s tempting to simply soak-up its own leisurely tempo.
With accommodation on several levels, there are spacious living areas in both the house and garden, from the comfy sofas in the sitting room and a shaded sundowner terrace, to the open-plan kitchen /dining room and a rustic, vine cloaked pergola, where guests enjoy typically Tuscan food prepared by the cook. A stroll across tree-shaded lawns leads to a lovely swimming pool, its terracotta terrace thoughtfully furnished with smart rattan loungers.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Library

First Floor

  • Bathroom
  • Shower room
  • 2 Double bedrooms
  • Twin bedroom

Lower Level

  • Bathroom
  • Double bedroom
  • Single bedroom

Lower Ground Floor (Garden level)

  • Open plan kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Double bedroom
  • Shower room


Children's Facilities

  • 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs


  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 12m x 6m

Shared Tennis Court

  • Shared tennis court

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 6 day(s) per week

Important Information


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


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


CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.




  • Bus stop 1km Ancaiano
  • Café, restaurant, shops, bank 5km Sovicille

Places of Interest

  • Siena 14km
  • Monteriggioni 15km
  • San Galgano 30km
  • San Gimignano 44km
  • Volterra or Monte Oliveto Maggiore 50km
  • Pienza 66km
  • Florence 67km
  • Arezzo 100km


  • Florence Airport 75km
  • Pisa Airport 114km
  • Bologna Airport 163km
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport 245km

Train Station

  • Siena 14 km
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.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


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