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bedrooms: 3

bathroom: 1

available for: 6 people

Pool type: Shared Pool

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Cassiopea at Casalta
Location address: Castellina in Chianti - Siena   Show on map
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Cassiopea is a large first floor Tuscan villa with great views of the Chianti from it's many windows. It's entered from the central hamlet courtyard up original stone steps.
Inside there is a spacious dining area with a round marble table that seats six, to one side of this large room is a big cupboard. Like the rest of the villa this room has a terracotta floor and traditional Tuscan ceiling of terracotta and wooden beams.

To the right is a twin bedroom. In a corner is a wooden wardrobe and a fireplace against one wall. The room has plenty of light from the two windows looking into the courtyard and a third large window that looks out to the views of the Chianti hills.
A corridor from the dining area passes a bathroom with shower and goes onto the fully equipped kitchen. It includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. There is also a traditional Tuscan stone sink. In the centre of the room is a small, round wooden table with four chairs, there is a matching sideboard to one side.
The corridor continues to the left. At the end is a small guest toilet. Off the corridor is a double bedroom with a beautiful four poster iron bed. The room is complete by a wooden chest of drawers and a double wardrobe.
The spacious twin bedroom is also off the corridor. It has pretty iron beds which can be made into a double on request. Against one wall is a large wooden, double wardrobe. There is a designer lamp in one corner. Like the other rooms in this villa the ceiling is high therefore helps keep the room cool in the summer months.
If two doubles are required please request this when booking.
There is no private terrace but guests can use the communal terrace which is furnished with tables, umbrellas and chairs.

High-speed wireless internet access available for an additional small fee per week. Please bring your own laptop.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the apartment is 120 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Combination Oven/Microwave
  • Kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Note: there is no dishwasher
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Toaster
  • Baby cot
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
Location: Casalta

Casalta is a finely restored Tuscan hamlet of 9 villas that maintains all its original characteristics, with well maintained, simple gardens of local plant, shrubs and herbs. It is located in the heart of the Chianti within easy reach of Castellina in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti.
The pool is located a few steps away from the villas and is protected by a beautiful stone wall to one side, while the other has towering cypress trees through which there are fantastic views of the Chianti hills covered in vineyards and olive groves.
The hamlet, once owned by Galileo Galilei, is composed of two buildings around a quaint, traditional stone courtyard in which there is a pizza oven. To one side is an independent cottage while near the pool is a second, small cottage with the laundry. In front of the laundry is a large, stone terrace furnished with tables and chairs for communal use.

Pool Info

The pool is located up several stone steps behind the laundry room. It is protected from the hamlet by a high stone wall and iron gate. The other three sides of the pool are open with a cypress and fir trees.
Surrounding the pool is a large sun deck dotted with several umbrellas and sunbeds. Above the pool is a second, rarely used car park. There are some views of the Chianti hills through the cypress trees. The pool is 12 x 7 meter, 1.2-1.6 metres deep. Open from May to September.
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 12 x 7mtr, 1.2-1.6 mtrs deep. Open from May to September (weather permitting)
  • Tennis - courts available in Castellina in Chianti, 10km away
  • Golf - 20 minutes by car www.golfugolino.it
  • Local Leisure - walking, horse riding, ballooning, mountain biking, wine tastings, olive oil tastings
  • Private Chef - available on request
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Railways - Poggibonsi - San Gimignano, 25km away
  • Other services - bus stop in Grignano 2.5km away
  • Washing Machine Onsite - communal laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities
  • Parking - available on site
  • Distances - Florence 40km, Siena 36km, San Gimignano 40km, Pisa 95km, Lucca 115km, Rome 265km
  • Approach road - 900 mts unpaved countryside road. A low vehicle is not recommended

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: information not yet available, click here for more details
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: WI-FI Internet: 20 Euro per week
 
2014 availability
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: information not yet available, click here for more details
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: WI-FI Internet: 20 Euro per week
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Helen
Adult family group
Driffield, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros It's location and proximity to places we visited. The standard of accommodation which was generally high. The beautiful surroundings. The local wine and food. The company of other guests.
Cons The cleanliness of both the bathroom and kitchen upon our arrival could have been higher. Kitchen surfaces/cooker had that greasy/sticky feel to the touch - we spent an hour thoroughly cleaning work tops,cooker etc. The tiles to the shower and silicon to the shower tray had extensive black mould. Reported this on the Sunday and on Monday morning the cleaner arrived. She tried to explain it was in the tile grout and she couldn't remove it - I explained it required bleach solution and a brush to kill/remove the mould which worked. Also the kitchen tap leaked every time it was turned on. It was fixed on the monday but was leaking again by the wednesday. Perhaps a more rigorous inspection is required at change over. Also disappointed to learn there is no BBQ area assigned to Cassiopea. Finally, the dirt track up to Cassiopea is terrible - you need a 4X4. We were heavily loaded on arrival - had to part unload the car on our first drive upto Cassiopea as it kept bottoming out on the boulders/pot holes. Same when we left. Our car is a Mondeo not a low exotic thing.
Local attractions Saint Gimigano (spelling)? was our favourite place to visit and our favourite restaurant was only a couple of miles away but I can't for the life of me remember the name - the card is on the notice board at Cassiopea.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

17.12.2014
We were sorry to hear that the cleanliness was not to standard when you arrived. There is no BBQ at this villa. As mentioned in the villa description, the approach road is 900 mts unpaved countryside road.
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Karen
To Tuscany Team
Karen
Review date: 04.04.2014
Pros The owner has informed us that the road has been improved (Dec 2013).

As advised in the villa description, the approach road is an unpaved countryside road with uphill sections. A low vehicle is not recommended.

The owner assures that it is safe to pass without damage to your vehicle.



 
Sebastien
Family with young children
Dracy le fort, France

Review date:
Stay: October 2012
Pros L'environnement au milieu des vignes et des oliviers.
L'aménagement et la qualité de la villa. La situation géographique au centre de la toscane.
Cons Le chemin d'accès final. Trop accidenté pour une voiture familiale. L'Internet wifi payant. Les propriétaires ne parlent pas français.
Local attractions Restaurants: El torre à castellina. Mangiando Mangiando à Greve in Chianti
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Nearest town

Panzano is 5km from Casalta, this town has several shops and restaurants. Closer to the hamlet there is a the village Piazza where there is a good restaurant called Osteria della Piazza. Approximately 10km away there is another Chianti town, Castellina, where there are more shops and restaurants.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
WI-FI with weekly charge

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided. To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 55km - 0h 56m
Aeroporto Pisa: 115km - 1h 33m
Aeroporto Bologna: 139km - 1h 42m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
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- What is there to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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