Casale Eleganza

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Overview

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Stay in elegance in this beautifully appointed farmhouse with a wonderful terrace and private pool looking out to quintessential Tuscan landscapes, just a short drive from San Gimignano. 

Set on a 35-acre estate, Casale Eleganza is surrounded by working vineyards, olive groves and scenery dotted with Cypress trees, dreamy vistas which can be enjoyed from the tranquil swimming pool. The gardens are a joy with romantic wisteria draping over the arched windows, terracotta pots filled with bright geraniums and a terrace which is atmospherically lit up at night for al-fresco dining on warm Italian evenings.

Inside, peep out of the stable door of the TV lounge for yet more picture-perfect Tuscan views, hire a private chef to serve a feast in the characterful dining room with its vault arched ceiling or drink Chianti well into the evening as you relax by candlelight in the inviting sitting room. Upstairs, four beautiful bedrooms offer sophistication and comfort, each one with air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms, one with a stylish double shower, another with a gorgeous freestanding bath. A charming and independent guesthouse-style annexe offers a fifth en suite bedroom and living area.

There are hiking paths straight from your door and beyond, even as far as San Gimignano for the keenest of walkers or hop in the car and reach the idyllic medieval village, famous for its many towers, in just a few minutes. Soak up the enchanting ambience as you wander around the narrow lanes filled with pretty shops, atmospheric cafes and excellent restaurants.

Ride horses through Tuscan landscapes, potter around gorgeous hilltop villages and discover the undulating scenery via bike or even a hot air balloon. Siena and Florence are perfect for wonderful days out, as are trips to the Chianti vineyards or historic towns such as Certaldo and Volterra – there are so many ways to immerse yourselves in this glorious part of central Tuscany.

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What you should know…

  • The villa features four bedrooms in the main house and one bedroom in a separate guest-house style annexe.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
  • Part of a working vineyard and olive grove, you can request to partake in the autumn harvest.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Heating

Main Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room with stone fireplace
-    Dining room with table for up to 10 guests
-    TV lounge with TV and stereo
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, gas hobs, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine
-    Laundry room
-    WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with bath
-    Bedroom with four-poster double bed, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with bath
-    Bedroom with twin beds, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower

Separate Annexe Interiors

-    Living area with stone fireplace
-    Bedroom area with double bed, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (14x7m, depth: 1-2m). Open approximately May to end-September
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Garden (partly terraced with steps)
-    Vast estate (35 acres including working vineyards, olive groves, woodland)
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms)
-    TV
-    DVD player
-    Stereo
-    Pool inflatables
-    DVDs
-    Board games
-    Hairdryers
-    Safe
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Casale Eleganza
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the heart of central Tuscany, a short drive from San Gimignano, Casale Eleganza is set in a 35-acre estate which features a working vineyard and olive grove as well as woodland.

It’s a tranquil location, the last part reached via an unmade lane that winds through the stunning landscapes that surround the villa. It’s around a 5km drive from San Gimignano, even closer if you choose to walk (around 3km over the hills, suitable for keen and fit walkers only).

San Gimignano is one of Tuscany’s most loved villages, famous for its many towers and historic beauty. Whilst perusing the pretty shops and dining in some charming restaurants, make sure you try the local white wine, Vernaccia, which is produced in the village’s surrounding vineyards.

Poggibonsi (14km) is a useful town to have nearby with its supermarkets and some excellent local restaurants. This is also where the nearest train station is, a great way of travelling to either Siena (25-minutes) or Florence (just over an hour by train). Alternatively, the Firenze-Siena autostrada is easily picked up near Poggibonsi, taking you to Florence in around an hour whilst Siena is about 45 minutes from the villa.

The Chianti hills are also within striking distance allowing you to visit some of the region’s amazing wineries and picture-perfect villages. Start off in Castellina in Chianti (28km), then head to Greve and Radda to discover these enchanting villages and surrounding vineyards.

Volterra is another popular town to visit, about half an hour away, with its fascinating Etruscan history, medieval architecture and delightful narrow lanes to explore. It’s a must for art-lovers who should spend some time admiring the work in the Pinacoteca e Museo Civico di Volterra.

Of course, this region is perfect for hikers with paths leading straight from the estate and many other trails around San Gimignano and beyond. There is also horse-riding close by as well as various golf courses dotted across Tuscany and many cycling opportunities. A hot air balloon ride is another way to see the glorious landscapes.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(65km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa Airport

(80km)

Nearest Train Station Poggibonsi San Gimignano

(14km)

Nearest Village San Gimignano

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant San Gimignano

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Nr San Gimignano

(4km)

Nearest Town Poggibonsi

(14km)

Nearest City Siena

(42km)

Nearest Golf Castelfalfi Golf Club

(25km)

Region

San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, is a timeless gem that transports visitors to a bygone era. This enchanting town is renowned for its captivating skyline dominated by a collection of fourteen stunning tower houses, earning it the moniker "The Manhattan of the Middle Ages." The town's rich history, exceptional architecture, and breathtaking landscapes make it a must-visit destination.

Tuscany

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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Kids

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

Tuscany is always a welcoming place for families for all ages and children will be especially enchanted by San Gimignano and its many bell towers.

As you explore the idyllic village, there are plenty of places to stop off for a coffee and gelato and lots of wonderful views to admire. Pick up some local delicacies from San Gimignano’s weekly market ready for a picnic in the idyllic Tuscan countryside with gorgeous views all around you.

Florence is a great day out with the kids whether visiting art galleries, playing in glorious gardens or riding on the carousel in Piazza delle Repubblica. Likewise, Siena also has brilliant museums, a couple of little playgrounds/parks and the magnificent Piazza del Campo.

As well as cycling, family walks, horse-riding and even hot-air ballooning, there are other places to visit that will excite all the family. Nearby Poggibonsi Archaeodrome is an open air museum showcasing a village from the past (check the opening times before heading there) whilst just north of Florence you will find the Vincigliata Adventure Park and Adventure Park Il Gigante.

The Parco Preistorico di Peccioli may appeal to young dinosaur enthusiasts and the Chianti Sculpture Park is a nice trip out for art lovers. Not to mention the museums, galleries, castles and historic beauty of Tuscan villages and towns close by such as Volterra, Certaldo and so many more. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service
- Chef
- Shopping service
- Cooking classes
- Wine tours
- Excursions
- Painting/photography classes
- Bike rental
- Hot-air balloon rides
- Chauffeur/taxi service

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

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 or charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra cost based on consumption, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-October. Early or extended opening is on request only and subject to a supplement, payable locally. 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.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool heating charge? Extra charge, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £8,794
Mar 30th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £10,770
May 25th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £12,648
Sep 14th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £10,770
Nov 2nd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £8,794
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £8,794
Mar 29th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £10,770
May 24th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 £12,648

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €9,568
Mar 30th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €11,718
May 25th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €13,760
Sep 14th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €11,718
Nov 2nd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €9,568
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €9,568
Mar 29th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €11,718
May 24th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 €13,760

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $10,354
Mar 30th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $12,681
May 25th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $14,891
Sep 14th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $12,681
Nov 2nd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $10,354
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $10,354
Mar 29th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $12,681
May 24th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 $14,891

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.

Reviews

  • Mind calming place

    on 25/10/2023

    Casale Eleganza is a gorgeous and mind calming place in the heart of Tuscany for our family holidays. Remote enough to be alone, close enough to San Gimignano for culture and fine dining.

  • Great stay

    on 18/10/2023

    Arrived here with my family from London on Saturday for 2 weeks and could not think of a better location from which to enjoy Tuscany.
    Ps Your team was very welcoming and looking after us.
    We had a great stay in this lovely place. Hard to leave and hope to be back soon!

  • Great House!

    on 16/10/2023

    Great House!
    Wonderful pool!
    A fabulous holiday villa with a great big swimming pool and 5 en-suite bedrooms with air-con. We were 10 people, from 1.5 to 66 of age, and it felt spacious and quiet. Dinner table and tableware were perfectly sufficient for our group. We were happily surprised how well-stocked the kitchen was on arrival: coffee, tea, sugar, salt, olive oil and spices. And Tuscan vines:). We had a very happy week!

  • It was a magical week!

    on 07/10/2023

    It was a magical week! The details of the house were stunning and the property is incredible. Great service. The team was especially helpful. They even picked us up in town one day when we didn‘t have a ride. Everyone was professional from start to finish. Definitely I would recommend a stay. Loved every minute!

  • Spectacular lovely place

    on 01/10/2023

    I spent a few days together with friends at this amazing place. When we arrived and went out the car we felt immediately in love with the breath-taking view in between olive trees and vineyards.
    The beautiful and very authentic house seems to be there from the last millennium full with history but with all the comfort and today’s luxury. All the bedrooms are well maintained, full of every comfort you can expect. The kitchen has everything you need. One of the highlights was our private cook, who came one evening and prepared a delicious dinner. At the huge beautiful pool you can either chill or really go for swimming, it is large enough. San Gimignano is nearby for coffee, a dinner or shopping, Florence, Pisa and Siena are well located for a day trip.
    If you want to be near to beautiful nature and surrounding spectacular view, this will be the perfect place for relaxing days and nights.
    We are looking forward to come back next year to this spectacular lovely place.

  • All great!

    on 01/10/2023

    All great!

  • Paradisiacal atmosphere

    on 27/09/2023

    We particularly enjoyed the paradisiacal atmosphere by the pool and while grilling on the terrace. The lovingly and personally designed complex in the Tuscan hills gave us a relaxing holiday with our extended family!

  • It was fabulous!

    on 13/08/2023

    It was fabulous! We want to go back. It was so quiet and peaceful.

  • Excellent!

    on 04/08/2023

    The villa and the whole property are excellent.

  • A dream place

    on 28/07/2023

    A dream place to enjoy Tuscany to the fullest! The house is spacious and very tastefully decorated, the garden with a huge pool and the adjacent vineyards and olive groves are an absolute paradise! I enjoyed practicing yoga in the morning hours on one of the many terraces with a view into the distance. We can't wait to return to Casale Eleganza next summer.

  • Would recommend!

    on 17/07/2023

    Villa and pool are really lovely and very clean. Check in/out very good, also housekeeping very good. I would recommend a stay in Casale Eleganza to family and friends.

  • We loved every moment!

    on 17/01/2021

    This was the vacation of a lifetime. We had to keep pinching ourselves. The villa was gorgeous, unbelievably luxurious. The house and grounds were impeccably kept. The landscaping was breathtaking. We were surrounded by flowers, a vineyard, and an olive grove. The pool was sparkling and clean. There were nine of us and the house accommodated us all with ease. There were plenty of spaces for chatting, reading, napping, eating, watching movies, playing cards, swimming, etc. We loved every moment! It was beautiful inside and out. The inside was gorgeous and comfortable. The house is full of artwork - a feast for the eyes. Just looking out any window was a breathtaking view. Sitting by the pool filled one with a deep sense of peace surrounded by the vineyards and hills. We were so enamored of our villa, we didn't feel the need to leave. We did enjoy going into the ancient walled city of San Gimignano to shop and see the sights. Some members of our family went to Siena and Volterra. We were also close to Firenze. The villa is centrally located.

  • Outstanding

    on 17/01/2021

    This is a beautiful, luxuriously appointed property. Beautiful outside area and pool with spectacular views. Sorry to be so general but really everything - all rooms were spectacular, pool area was terrific. Linens, furnishings, kitchen were all excellent. There was one very cool surprise - the Via Francia (the ancient road) literally travels through the vineyard on the edge of the property, so it was interesting, particularly for our children, to think about pilgrims walking along this ancient road and helped them better understand how and why towns along the road like San Gimignano developed. Terrific location. Easy and short drive into San Gimignano, easy access to Siena, Florence, Volterra.

  • Our stay did not disappoint!

    on 17/01/2021

    This trip to Italy was the "destination" celebration of a milestone birthday and our stay did not disappoint! The grounds were gorgeous as we found ourselves surrounded by vineyards and olive groves stretching down into a beautiful valley. The house was spacious and immaculate. There were ten in our party and each couple had their own bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The pool and surrounding terrace were beautiful, fully outfitted with loungers and umbrellas. We visited in October and the water was a bit cold. Regardless, we had two brave souls jump in and take advantage of the pool because we had perfect weather (in the mid-70's all week). The dining room was a treat with seating for 10. We did book a chef to come in and cook for us one evening it was an absolutely wonderful dining experience! I highly recommend this to everyone! After dinner, we spent most of our evenings out on the terrace (featuring a dining table and chairs for 10) enjoying our surroundings over bottles of Tuscan wine. We loved the gorgeous vistas and the very peaceful location. We also loved the fact that we were close enough to visit San Gimignano, Florence, Volterra and many wineries with ease.

  • We had a wonderful time

    on 17/01/2021

    We had a wonderful time at the villa. Everything about the villa and property exceeded our expectations. The grounds at this time of the year were breathtaking with flowers in full bloom. Every detail in the house was welcoming, all of our needs were anticipated. As we were making our plans before arrival, the owner was most responsive. Once there, the villa manager catered to our every need. We cannot wait to return. The pictures cannot capture the serenity and beauty of the property. There are welcoming places around the villa to sit and absorb the views. Though only a few members of our party used the pool, we all enjoyed sitting there. The large fully equipped kitchen was the heart of the villa for us. It was hard to choose whether to eat outside or in the dining room. Each bedroom is unique and furnished exquisitely with an adjoining bath. Each bedroom is private. We felt welcomed and at home. I don't think there was anything we did not like about the property. You will be best served if a member of your party enjoys driving as the road at night is a bit daunting. To our three sons, it was an enjoyable part of the experience. We loved the proximity to so many wonderful towns and Florence. Which ever way you went from the Villa, the drive was incredible. The villa was a short distance to San Gimignano. For more adventurous types, it would be walking distance. And forget Rick Steves. This was our favorite small town. Just beautiful and so enjoyable. You don't need to worry about bringing anything. The villa is fully equipped with everything. Too many great restaurants to write about.

  • A week in Tuscan paradise

    on 17/01/2021

    Above expectations, a week in a Tuscan paradise. We enjoyed most the view from the pool, the view from the terrace, the bottles of wine offered by our host, the comfort of the rooms, peace and silence throughout the day. In the surrounding area: San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo Alto, Siena, Ceramics in Montelupo (off the expensive beaten path), Greve in Chianti, Da Pode restaurant and the Bistecca Fiorentina, Vernaccia tasting... everything in this Tuscan area. San Gimignano is the nearest town and it is within walking distance. It's a nice hike but not at midday in summer, and only for the ones is if you're in good health. It's about a 3 km walk through the hills. A car is needed.

  • Exceeded our expecations in every way!

    on 17/01/2021

    The villa exceeded our expectations in every way! We were a family of 6 adults and every one of us fell in love with the villa! The views were spectacular and the hiking trail right off the back of the villa was fantastic! We had as much privacy as we wanted but could be to San Gimignano in 10 minutes. We especially loved the hiking.

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