Casa Castano

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Nestled in the woodland and rolling hills of Tuscany and close to the amenities and thermal springs in the spa town of San Casciano Dei Bagni, this home is a rural idyll and a fantastic base from which you can explore the province of Siena. 

Built in 1798, Casa Castano is an elegant and spacious home. Though the villa has been refurbished, it still contains all of its charm as the renovation used only traditional materials. The attention to detail in this house is sublime and paired with the vast garden this makes for a serene and comfortable place to stay. 

Whether you are travelling with a large family group or with a few couples, this villa has room for everyone to retreat and relax in peace when they wish but come together to make memories inside the house and out! With 6 double bedrooms plus a twin bedroom there is ample space to accommodate everyone in your party in comfort. There are also 6 luxurious bathrooms and Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating available throughout the villa. 

The garden is an amazing feature; with 10,000 m2 of lawns, olive, fruit and oak trees, dining areas and a pool lined with sun loungers, you could spend your whole holiday here just taking in the vistas of the surrounding countryside or reading in the shade of an ancient oak. 

The nearest shops and eateries are available in San Casciano Dei Bagni which is under 5km away, quickly reached by car. The town has a number of bakeries, restaurants and shops dotted around the winding, medieval streets. A nice place to visit, you can also find ancient churches, the town hall and a 14th century palace to visit. With architecture spanning from the Etruscans and Roman eras and stunning views of the Val d’Orcia valley this is a lovely town to have so close by.

San Casciano Dei Bagni is best known however for its thermal baths. Whether you choose to take a dip in the Bagno Grande which is in walking distance of the town and is a well-preserved historic bath or you would prefer a day of luxury at Fonteverde spa, you can enjoy the warm therapeutic waters at both. 

There are also many other towns you can visit nearby such as Radicofani which is 20km away and is known for its staggering fortress. Cittá della Pieve is also 20km away, here you can see the paintings of the artist Perugino and enjoy cuisine which blends Tuscan and Umbrian flavours.

Elsewhere, the stunning hilltop town Pienza is 45km away, while in under an hour you could be sitting sipping the famous red wine of Montepulciano. You could even visit Siena, which is 100km away and well-worth the 90-minute drive. 

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What you should know…

  • The twin bedroom is adjoining one of the double bedrooms and together they would make the perfect family suite.
  • Two of the ground floor bedrooms are accessed from the garden and share a small living space, these rooms are ideal for those wanting a little more privacy.
  • A car is recommended so that you may make the most out of this gorgeous area of Tuscany and there is parking available for guests.
  • Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interior (350m2)

Ground Floor
- Kitchen with table seating 4, oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, blender
- Dining room with table seating 14, feature fireplace and doors to garden
- Living room with sofas, TV, wood burner and doors to garden
- Bedroom with Queen sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, WC and bidet
- Bedroom with King sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, WC and bidet
- Bedroom with King sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with chromotherapy shower, sink, WC and bidet, accessed from the garden
- Bedroom with super-king sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, WC and bidet, accessed from the garden
- Twin bedroom 
- Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
- Study

First Floor
- Living room with sofas, TV, fireplace and doors to covered terrace
- Bedroom with four-poster super king sized bed and en-suite bathroom with copper bath with shower attachment, sink, WC and bidet
- Bedroom with King sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, WC and bidet

Outside Grounds (20,000m2)

- Heated swimming pool (15m x 8m). Open approximately mid-April to mid-October
- Large private garden with lawns and established trees, comprehensive of 6 hectares of woods
- Sun lounger
- Pergola with dining table
- Covered terrace
- Parking
- Barbecue
- Wood burning pizza oven
- Sand pool playground area


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (via adjustable fan coils)
- Heating
- Smart TV and bluetooth speaker 
- Playstation 4 


About the surrounding area of Casa Castano
Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Amidst the Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana in the rolling hills of Tuscany, Casa Castano is perfectly situated for a relaxing break. Here you can spend your time exploring the countryside and the pretty hill-top villages which surround the home. 

With walking trails, cycle routes and horse riding available nearby, there are plenty of opportunities to get out in to the fresh air and sunshine. You can also enjoy walking around one of the many vineyards and discovering how the region’s wine is produced, before purchasing a bottle or two for dinner. Many local wineries offer tours, tastings and even lunch.

When you wish to pick up some groceries or pop out for a bite to eat, the closest town is under 5km away. San Casciano Dei Bagni has charming shops and eateries and is a lovely place to spend the afternoon wandering around the historic streets and buildings. Make sure to see the Church of St Anthony, the medieval walls and gates and of course the views! This town is less known by tourists so you will be able to try some true Tuscan cuisine such as the Pici pasta in little family run restaurants. 

Also in San Casciano Dei are the various thermal baths that the area is renowned for. Why not visit Fonteverde spa which is an award-winning spa complex with 7 thermal pools. The spa also offers many beauty treatments plus massages and places to eat, so you can make a full day of it. If you don’t fancy the spa, you can still experience the thermal baths, the ancient baths in town are still in use today which is a great experience. 

This area of Tuscany is filled with gorgeous hilltop towns where time seems to stand still and many of these are within easy reach by car. Cetona is one of these, 17km from the villa and recognised as one Italy’s most beautiful towns. The mountain which the town is set on is known for its archaeological finds and evidence of human settlement over 40,000 years ago has been discovered here. You can see some of the artifacts in the prehistory museum or visit the archaeological park. The pretty 16th century piazza is also a relaxing place to sit down with a coffee. 

Cittá della Pieve is 20km away, this unique brick-built town is on the border of Tuscany and Umbria and many visit just to see the paintings of the artist Perugino. You can book on to tours to see these art works plus more paintings and monuments. If you don’t have time for this make sure to visit the Oratory of Bianchi where you can see a large Perugino painting. The cathedral is also stunning. If you stop for lunch this is a great spot for trying local olive oil, truffles and cured meats.

Another brilliant place to visit for a day trip is Lago Bolsena. 56km away from the villa, this is Europe’s largest volcanic lake. Whether you wish to swim in the clear waters, unwind on the lake beaches, go fishing or even go on a boat trip there is lots to do here. 

Picture-perfect Montepulciano can be reached in under an hour. The town is renowned for its famous vino nobile red wine, with several wineries offering tours and tastings. If you're a fan of fine wines, there's really no better place to be!

The incredible city of Siena is 100km from the villa and takes around 90 minutes to drive to. Head out early to make the most of the day as there is plenty to keep you busy, though the city is small enough to walk around with ease. Climb to the top of the 800-year-old Torre del Mangia for unrivalled panoramic views of the city and surrounding hills. The Palazzo Publico and the Duomo are also unmissable when visiting Siena. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport San Francesco d'Assisi Airport


Nearest Village San Casciano Dei Bagni


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Shop San Casciano Dei Bagni


Nearest Supermarket Tanta Roba


Nearest City Perugia



With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Due to the rural location of the home, it is ideal for getting outdoors with the kids and letting them have fun. Horse riding lessons can be arranged for the children and there are many cycling and walking paths nearby which can be explored as a family. 

If you make a visit to the Fonteverde Spa, they welcome children and have a thermal pool just for the use of kids. There is even a babysitting service where they can be cared for while you have some well-needed down time. 

A great day out for children if visiting the area in the summer is the medieval fantasy festival in Santeano. Held in a charming hamlet, the festival has impressive costumes, face-painting, plays, parades and workshops which your whole party can enjoy. The hamlet is 18km away from the villa. 

Kids love running around the grounds of a castle and 20km away in Radicofani there is an incredible one which towers over the town. Follow the circular walk up to the fortress which was built in 978 AD and has a rich and interesting history. The village is also handy for a meal afterwards.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Pizza Party Available
  • Extra linen/towel change Available
  • Extra cleaning Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extra services included at this property:

- Welcome dinner on arrival (including chef service and food)
- Chef service for 1 meal per day (excluding food)
- 2 hours (2024: 3 hrs) of daily cleaning (except Sunday)
- Bottles of local wine (2024)

Extra services available on request (payable locally):

- Chef/catering
- Shopping service
- Cooking classes
- Pizza party
- Extra linen/towel change
- Extra cleaning
- Pool heating 

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included. Air-conditioning is charged at €0.80 per kWh (2023), payable locally. Included in 2024.
Heating costs included? Extra €8.00 per cubic metre, payable locally. 2024: included.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250 (2023), payable locally. 2 hours of daily cleaning included (except Sunday). 2024: Included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including linen change on Saturday and towels change on Wednesday and Saturday.
Pool towels included? Yes, one per guest. Changed every 2 days.
Pool opening dates? Open approximately mid-April to mid-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.)
Changeover day 2024: Saturday from approximately June to mid-August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights from end-April – beginning-October. 4 nights during all other periods. 2024: 7 nights from approximately June to mid-September. 3 or 4 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? A maximum of two pets may be accepted on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per pet per stay will apply (payable locally). 2024: a final cleaning charge of €100 will apply.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool heating charge? 2023: Extra €600 - €1350 for heating, payable locally and €50 - €100 for temperature maintenance per day according to season and climate, payable locally. 2024: €450 per day (May, June, September), €350 per day (July, August). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 - £3,611 £4,513 £6,318
Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - £4,265 £5,331 £7,463
Jan 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £4,176 £5,569 £6,961 £9,744
May 4th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - £6,772 £8,466 £11,851
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - - £15,005
Aug 10th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - £11,851
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £5,079 £6,773 £8,466 £11,851
Oct 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £4,176 £5,569 £6,961 £9,744
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 - £6,772 £8,466 £11,851

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 - €3,932 €4,915 €6,880
Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - €4,644 €5,806 €8,127
Jan 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €4,548 €6,064 €7,580 €10,611
May 4th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - €7,375 €9,219 €12,906
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - - €16,340
Aug 10th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - €12,906
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €5,531 €7,376 €9,220 €12,906
Oct 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €4,548 €6,064 €7,580 €10,611
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 - €7,375 €9,219 €12,906

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 - $4,286 $5,358 $7,501
Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - $5,063 $6,329 $8,860
Jan 6th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $4,958 $6,611 $8,264 $11,567
May 4th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - $8,040 $10,050 $14,069
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - - $17,814
Aug 10th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - $14,069
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $6,030 $8,041 $10,051 $14,069
Oct 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $4,958 $6,611 $8,264 $11,567
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 - $8,040 $10,050 $14,069

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

  • How long have you owned the property?

I have been the owner of the property since 2012 when I started a major renovation and modernization of the entire villa.

  • What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

I wanted to live in a place in contact with nature in this Tuscan territory where time expands, where every landscape seems painted, where traditions are still authentic and I wanted to share all this with guests from different places in the world, because I love hospitality.

  • Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Historically it was a poor farmhouse built to accommodate those who came to work in the woods, in the past years it has undergone various expansion interventions to become a villa dedicated to hospitality, keeping intact its typicality and its ancient charm although equipped with more modern comforts.

  • Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Many are our famous guests from director to industrial or real estate agent, but for us all are special guests to whom we devote all our attention through our services and the villa offered.

  • For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do? Must eat? Must see?

We ask you to live our villa as a Tuscan experience because this is, enjoy the unspoiled nature and silence that surrounds us, enjoy the good food that our Chef prepares in the villa for our guests by choosing and offering local excellences sipping red wine of local producers by the pool and discover the most authentic Tuscany that surrounds us with the most famous and photographed places in the world that are very close to us.

  • What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

If you are looking for an authentic holiday in Tuscany to share with family and friends with a staff available for your requests, you are in the right place.



  • An Italian fairytale

    Created on 18/07/2023

    I don’t think words can accurately describe the beauty, peace and serenity of this property nor the kindness and warmth of the hosts. The owner was very accommodating and responsive to any questions we had (before and during our trip) and to anything we needed while at the Villa. The housekeeper was helping during our stay with cleaning and changing of the bedrooms. She was very sweet and did a great job. As for the Chef... WOW!! Simply amazing. The best food we had during our entire 9 days in Tuscany. We used his services for 3 dinners during our stay but in hindsight we would have done more. He is a fun loving person with a warm heart and incredible skills in the kitchen. The food was marvellous and very reasonably priced. As for the villa we had 11 adults (a mix of couples and singles) and there was more than enough space. For European standards the rooms are very large, as are the beds and they are so comfortable. The villa has many cosy outdoor spaces and naturally the pool is a welcome respite from the heat. Not many people mention the local town of San Casciano dei Bagni, but it is a hidden gem. A non-tourist town with spectacular views and a wonderful place to sit with a glass of wine or a cold beer and watch the world go by. The location was perfect for day trips to all of the famous Tuscan towns: Pienza, Siena, Montepulciano, etc . Our 9 days at Villa Vetrichina were like an Italian fairy tale that we will never forget. We hope to make it back some day.

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