San Bartolomeo is a property with a villa and a cottage (sleep 10) with eternity pool and 360° view of vineyards, olive groves and the valley near Castellina in Chianti. Peaceful spot in a perfect location for lovers of nature, culture and good food.
The villa (sleeps 6 plus max 2 children) and the nearby cottage (sleeps 4 plus max 2 chidren) are in a very quiet area, with wonderful view. The wonderful swimmingpool and private pinewood make it a unique relaxing place. Both houses have fireplace, antique fourniture and modern appliances and a special Tuscan taste. The large eternity pool that overlooks the valley with woods vineyards and olivegroves offers complete fusion with nature. A real landscape therapy. . The nearby village of Castellina in Chianti, with its restaurants and nice shops, is one of the most famous villages of the region "Chianti Classico (Gallo Nero)".
The villa and the cottage are placed in the middle of 4,5 hectars of private land that allows to go for walks in the woods and in the olive groves, to the local creek for birdwatching. Wildboar, deers, hares, porcupines and pheasans are typical wild that can be seen sometimes in the distance. From June to September large private eternity pool (16 m x 6 m), with salt, no chlorine, is open and will be shared only with the owners of the property who live in an aisle of the villa. An external room with laundry facilities is also available.
The owners live in Siena (20 min. by car from the villa) but they may live in a building near the villa some days in the week. They speak Italian, English, German and French and will be available also by telephone for any need. They will welcome the guests and show all appliances and will be there when guests leave. In case of need there is also a caretaker who lives 5 min. by car from the villa.
San Bartolomeo, with its villa and cottage, is placed in a very favourable position, peaceful but very near to nice restaurants, shops and wine producers of the Chianti region. Our guest should absolutely try a wine tasting tour or a horse riding tour in the vineyards starting from a nearby horse stable. Sun bathing in the surrounding terraces, diving into the swimmingpool, enjoying a glass of red wine at sunset are also our musts.
Dogs are welcome without any extra price. If there are children up to 2 years old we can provide a cradle without any extra price. We can also provide two extra beds for children up to 14 years old. In spring we plant some vegetables near the cottage and the villa that will be ready during the summer: our guests are welcome to water the plants and use the ripe fruits when available! Fine herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme and laurum can be used to give a local taste to your meals! We would like that our guests appreciate, enjoy and take care of San Bartolomeo as their home.
SHARING OUR TOWN WITH OUR HOST IS A REAL PLEASURE!
I am a specialist of teaching Italian as a foreign language and translation at university level. For my profession and for pleasure I have been travelling around Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia and I love meeting people from other countries. For this reason renting my properties is a pleasure because this allows me to open my house to my guests and to let them discover the beauty and charme of Tuscany.
My husband Duccio is a teacher of Latin and Greek and my daughter Beatrice is studying as an opera singer. We all love our region and will be glad to offer you our best tips!
I have been travelling abroad since I waas a child and I al used to contacts with international students and colleagues for my university profession. I adore meeting guests and helping them to discover the beauties of my region. My sister who is and ophtalmologist helps me and will be happy to meeting you, as she is the co-owner of the apartment and took care of its restauration. We have lived in Siena all our life and have plenty of experiences and tips to share with you!