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Overview

Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
8
Sleeps:
14
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

8 Unknown types

Description from manager

7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms:

Ground floor:

1 entrance hall with guest bathroom

1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub with shower facility)

1 double bedroom (beds can be seperated) with en suite bathroom (bathtub with shower facility)

Mezzanine with garden access:

1 kitchen with hearth and an old oven for baking bread

1 pantry

1 dining room

First floor:

1 central living room with two sofas and some armchairs

1 small additional living room opening to the garden

1 master bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub and shower)

1 king-size bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub with shower facility)

1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub with shower facility)

1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)

7th bedroom:

On the ground floor there is 1 more double bedroom (French bed 1.40 m wide) with en suite bathroom (bathtub as well as a shower suitable for wheelchair). This bedroom has an independant access from the garden (it is not connected to the interior of the house), and the bathroom is suitable for wheelchair.

Garden:

Lawns, 2 terraces (one with shadow roof the other with parasol) for al fresco dining for 16 people and pool (9 x 5 m)

A farmhouse near to a village

The La Corte estate stretches out over a hillside covered with vineyards, olive trees and woodland. It is set in the very heart of Chianti near the main road from Florence to Siena, only 16 km south of Florence. This lovely estate on the western fringe of Chianti is owned by one of Italy's oldest families, descendants of both a saint and Pope Clement XII (who commissioned the Trevi Fountain in Rome). At one time the property owner could ride all the way from this estate to their palace in Rome without ever leaving their own land. Despite its august background, this property is a refreshingly friendly and relaxed estate: The Renaissance Villa (no picture here), one of the finest in Tuscany, stands on the highest hill in the very centre of the estate. The Italian garden overlooking the Pesa Valley and the vast fourteenth century wine cellars and oil jar-storage, built into the embankment in the garden, complete the picturesque scenario. There is a small family owned restaurant on the premises, by the winery, open for lunch from Monday to Sunday and on the evenings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Having entered the hudge estate, a private access road of approx. 200 m leads to the La Corte farmhouse. La Corte stands by its own. The house has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, a total of 14 people can be accommodated. If your group is larger than 14 people another bedroom and bathroom can eventually be opened additionally (to be requested when booking).

The house was restored and modern amenities were installed while retaining the original architectural structure and characteristic farmhouse features. The interior is still "farm style". Some rooms have antique terracotta tiled floors, others have wooden floors. The brick roof rests on mighty oak beams. Just outside the dining room there is a terrace for al fresco dining equipped with table, chairs and a large garden parasol. A lawn leads to the pool. From the swimming pool, the garden fades naturally into the surrounding olive groves.

The house has views over the gently rolling hills, olive growes, vineyards and the village of San Casciano. It is just outside of the village, approx. 1.5 km distant. You could even walk there! San Casciano offers a good choice of excellent restaurants, a geleteria, several Cappuccino bars, all kind of grocery shops, a cinema, a bank, a post office and a beautiful local market every Monday morning. In the house you will find a list of recommended restaurants and information about the region. If you travel during the colder months you will enjoy the heated public indoor pool of San Casciano which is only 500 metres from the property. The villa's location only 1.5 km from the next bus stop is a good base to visit Florence even without a car. During the week buses go regularly to Florence (approx. every 1.5 hours). In Florence the bus will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station "Santa Maria Novella" to the Cathedral or the Uffizi.

La Corte is suitable for anyone interested in the inner workings of an olive-oil- and wine-producing estate. The extensive vine and olive cultivations stretch as far as the eye can see. A selection of the best vintages is stored in the winery cellars in large kegs, and the olive oil is delcious. The estate offers those seeking to immerse themselves in the green hills of Chianti Classico the possibility of absorbing nature, history and culture in one!

The estate has another small holiday structure (La Scala / also featured in our portfolio), a small apartment for 4 people. It does not disturb the privacy of the La Corte guests since it is at a distance of approx. 300 metres, it can not be seen, it has its own access road and even its own pool.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477416

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
9

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Since 1995 Hidden Italy offers some ...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($561.02) €500.00
Smoking
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Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Horse riding

Bathrooms

  • 8 Unknown types

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