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Fornaio at Pretaccione

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Fornaio at Pretaccione
bedroom: 1

bathroom: 1

available for: 2 to 3 people

Pool type: Shared Pool

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Fornaio at Pretaccione
Location address: Castelnuovo Berardenga - Siena   Show on map Show on map
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On the South West part of the property this one bedroom house has open views from  its private terrace and garden planted with fragrant flowers of Tuscany. From the  raised terrace there are great views of the sun setting on famous rolling hills that tumble down the valley towards Siena.
The single story end cottage of Fornaio is entered from the south side, three steps take you up to the front door and into the lounge area with large fire place. There is a comfortable double divan and arm chair. The coffee table and writing table are made of dark chestnut wood, matching the bookcases.  The apartment has a flat screen Smart TV that connects to the satellite and Internet, and USB slots for flash drives.  There is also a DVD player (world code 2) and a radio/CD player.

The well designed house has a spilt level. From the lounge there are three steps  which lead up to the kitchen dining area. The kitchen and dining furniture is made of dark stained wood in the old Tuscan style. The kitchen has a polished granite top and includes 4 gas hobs, an electric oven, a fridge, a dish washer, a toaster and coffee maker. There is ample kitchen/dining facilities for four people provided.
A corridor leads you down to the bathroom and bedroom. Straight ahead is the bathroom which is light and open, there is a large shower with a tile seat for  showering in extra comfort. To the left is the bedroom furnished in old Tuscan style made of dark stained wood, there is a triple wardrobe offering ample storage space. Beside the double bed (US Queen size) there are two bedside tables with reading lamps. From the bedroom a door leads out to the main terrace furnished with table and chairs for outdoor dining.



The first class restoration on this cottage means all the fixtures and fittings are to a high standard. There are terracotta floors and the traditional terracotta and oak beam ceilings throughout.
There are 3 tennis racquets available in the villa for guests to use.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the apartment is 59 sqm
  • Sofabed double
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • TV Sat
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
  • Fire place (stove)
  • No smoking
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Hairdryer
  • Toaster
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Barbecue
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave oven
  • Mosquito screens
Location: Pretaccione

Podere Pretaccione, 1000 year old, was once the home of itinerant priests. Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region, Pretaccione provides a restful, rural setting just 20 minutes from historic Siena. The main building has been carefully restored into eight spacious apartments, each comfortably furnished in keeping with the terracotta floors, stone archways and beamed ceilings. A large swimming pool and tennis court with garden furniture are set on a lawned terrace just below the farmhouse.  The ancient stone patios provide expansive views of the Arbie River as it winds through the valley toward Siena.
The houses all have private gardens with terraces furnished with tables and chairs for al fresco eating. The pretty village of San Sano, 4km away, boasts an excellent country style restaurant and a small grocery store with a bar.
Pretaccione is on the property of the Dievole Winery and spa, a short drive or a healthy walk up a country road. Visitors are always welcome for wine tastings and special dinners at the winery.

 



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Traveller Reviews for Pretaccione
Pretaccione
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
4.0 of 5 stars
Based on 4 traveller reviews
TripAdvisor Popularity Index: #7 of 11 Specialty lodging in Castelnuovo Berardenga

Most Recent Traveller Reviews:
  • 2 Jul 2010: “We stayed at Fornaio at Pretaccione for 1 week and the only problem was that we...” more
  • 20 Feb 2009: “La Pretaccione is perfect for a family holiday or to share with friends. It is in...” more
  • 24 Jan 2009: “My husband and I spent a glorious 2 weeks in the La Porcilaia section of the...” more
  • 5 Jan 2009: “We stayed at Annabel and Christopher Henfrey's house in the early days of Pretaccione and it...” more
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Pool Info


The swimming pool is 14 meters x 5.5 meters and 1.30 - 2.30 meters deep. It is open from Easter to October. Lawned terraces offer plenty of open space around the pool area, there is a terracotta pool-surround terrace furnished with comfortable sunbeds, this area south facing and enjoys full sun.


Pretaccione has a full-size, concrete based tennis court that is situated in the gardens near the pool. The court is in an open position - perfect for working on your game whilest enjoying the views of the Siena hills, after you can take a dip in the pool and bask in the Tuscan sunshine on the furnished terrace.
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 14x 5.5mtrs and 1.45 to 2.20mtrs deep and is open from Easter to October (weather permitting) - 14x 5.5mtrs and 1.45 to 2.20mtrs deep and is open from Easter to October (weather permitting)
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Private Chef - book in advance
  • Other services Trip Advisor comments
  • Tennis court - full size court next to the swimming pool
  • Railways - Siena, 23km away
  • Approach road - 1km good unpaved road - 500 mtrs bumpy unpaved road not ideal for motorbikes.
  • Distances - Florence 40km, Siena 21km, San Gimignano 50km

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 3 people - Price is NOT per head

 

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Thursday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 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: 1,50 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Thursday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 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: 1,50 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
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/
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Jörg
Group of friends
Westoverledingen, Germany

Review date:
Stay: March 2015
9
10
Stephanie
Mature couple
Thalmässing, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Wunderschöne Anlage, Ideal zum erholen und entspannen.
Local attractions Florenz und Siena. Pizzeria in Radda in Chianti

10
9
Francois
Mature couple
Beloeil, Canada

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros le calme ainsi que tout le nécessaire pour passer un agréable séjour.
Cons Un peu loin des services mais compensé par le décor fabuleux
Local attractions Gaiolé et Radda pour le calme de la vie de campagne.

9
9
Anonymous
Young couple
Kendal, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros The house, the facilities and the feel of the place meant that it was a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We went to Siena, Florence and San Gimignano and they were very accessible from this location.
Cons The drive leading from the main road was terrible. Our poor cheap hire car didn't have the suspension to cope with it, no matter how slowly we went. I know that it would be impossible to fix but it was quite annoying.
Local attractions The restaurant at Lecchi was excellent and we also hired a guy to cook us a meal on one of our last nights, which was well worth it.

9
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J.A.
Adult family group
Alkmaar, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros Prachtig huis. Veel privacy Geweldig uitzicht
Cons De slechte weg naar het huisje toe. Veel gebroken steen en lang smal pad.
Local attractions Restaurant in Liegi in Gianti : Malborghetto Exclusief eten en zeer vriendelijke en goede bediening

To Tuscany team comments for this review:

23.06.2014
As mentioned in the villa description, the approach road is 1km good unpaved road with 500 mtrs bumpy unpaved road not ideal for motorbikes.
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John
Young couple
Durham, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros It's in a beautiful setting, and the terrace is a fantastic place to enjoy a leisurely meal. The apartment is a great size for two people, and is comfortable throughout - there's nothing we wanted that we didn't have. We did have a nightmare with lost baggage and being unable to collect our hire car, but the Keyholders were fantastic in helping us out - they saved what could have been a disastrous honeymoon!
Cons Only complaint would be that when we were there, there were no tennis balls to go with the tennis racquets!
Local attractions Florence and Sienna are obviously incredible, but our other favourite spots were Castellina, Brolio and a wonderful restaurant in Lecci.

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Warren
Mature couple
Hamilton, Canada

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Character of apartment and our unit. Amenities like the washing machine and dryer.
Cons Lighting too dim and view was not as nice as some that were on the hilltops or slopes.
Local attractions Restaurants - Malborghetto in Lecchi, Grotta della Ranna in San Sano, Tre Porte for pizza in Chastellina in Chianti. Attractions - Wine tours and the Monteriggioni/San Gimignano tours with Tuscan Escapes. Casa Nuova di Ama Wine Tasting on Wednesdays.

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Sally
Mature couple
porter, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros The area is in a valley, surrounded by a vineyard. Beautiful setting.
Cons The road!
Local attractions We had to travel to get to different areas...but we were in the Chianti Region. It was probably a half hour to 1 hour drive to get to a town with restaurants and shopping. Gaiola (sp?) in Chianti had a COOP for grocery shopping. Radda in Chianti and Greve in Chianti were a lot of fun. I would say Greve had wonderful restaurants, Radda was good and very inexpensive shopping.

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Patricia
Mature couple
Paris, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Sa tranquillité, sa vue sur la campagne Toscane, sa situation par rapport à Sienne et autres sites de visites
C'est vraiment un bel endroit.
Cons Juste une remarque sur l'arrivée, les explications données avant le départ par courriel ne correspondent plus à la procédure actuellement en place. En effet la clef de la villa se trouve dans un boitier à code, mais plus sous le tableau d’information , directement sous le porche de la maison!!! Un peu galère............Heureusement Patrizio était disponible.
Local attractions Sienne, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano.....

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Anonymous
Mature couple
Greely, Canada

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros The villa was very beautiful. We loved the thick stone walls, and even though the temperatures were in the mid 30's (HOT), the villa was cool. Great location and beautiful views.
Cons The road into the villa was very rough and rocky and very narrow.
Local attractions the towns of Radda, Leccie and Cristillanie were beautiful and the shopping was good.

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lucienne
Mature couple
almere, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Heerlijk Toscaans huis. Alles wat ik verwacht aan een vakantiehuis. Er stond zelfs een wasmachine en droger, ruime badkamer met grote douche.
In the middle off noware dus relatief veel rust. Toch Sienna heel dichtbij.
Cons Doordat het zo afgelegen is, weinig tot geen telefonie en internet mogelijk. Toch weg in de buurt, hebben bijna de hele week een motorische kantenknipper gehoord. Wel weinig privicy omdat de directe buren voor ons terras en deur langs moesten.
Local attractions In Sienna urban trekking In Lecchie de kruidenier en wijnbar, overprized maar goede producten

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Anonymous
Young couple
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Very much enjoyed the location, the private terrace, the size, the coolness of the house and the heat outside (!), the lovely interior and the tennis (both the court and the ability to watch Wimbledon on BBC1!). Thank you for a lovely stay!
Cons The provision of a few little extras would have made our stay even better!

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H
Group of friends
Munstergeleen, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Ligging prijs kwaliteit. Inrichting huisje linnengoed
Cons Geen bereik met mobiele telefoon. Aantal tv zenders.

To Tuscany team comments for this review:

24.07.2013
The mobile reception is poor at Pretaccione however there are a couple of places where reception is possible.
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Anonymous
Adult family group
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros The setting is beautiful, there is a pool and a tennis court, the villas are really nice and you are within driving distance of historic and beautiful towns and villages.
Cons One of the neighbours was blasting music which made it hard to sleep on a couple of the nights.
Local attractions We travelled quite far from Fornaio most of the time and didn't use the local restaurants too much.

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7
Terry
Mature couple
Peoria, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros The location was great. It was secluded and quiet but close to cute little towns (Radda, San Sano) or larger towns (Siena) if you like. The villa was well kept, clean and cozy. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom well appointed. The grounds of Pretaccione were well kept with a beautiful rose garden and other flowers. We met some great neighbors during our stay, which always makes traveling that much sweeter!
Cons It would have been nice if the fireplace worked ( I booked the villa with the fireplace in mind). The washing machine sticks mid cycle. As much as we enjoyed our stay here we would not stay again unless we had direct access in our villa to the internet. It was much too hard to plan our next days travel route without it. It is available at the residence as other tenants had it, but was not available to us with this villa when we booked. It is too much trouble to have to go into town to use the internet. We needed to get tickets and such and had to waist a lot of time in town during the day to book and make arrangements when we could have done this in the evening at our leisure if we had internet in the villa. It is a huge mistake in our opinion to not have internet access and would be the only reason we will not return next year. I would not recommend the villa because of this reason......I would not want our friends to have the same problems and frustrations on planning like we did. If the owner included internet we would stay here again.
Local attractions Radda was great for pizza at Pizza Pie. We ate there at least 3 times. Radda also has amazing views and is a cute little town. San Sano was our favorite for it's beauty and the little restaurant there is wonderful. Some of the best ravioli ever!! The main waiter there was one of the best waiters we had in all of Tuscany.

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Nearest town

Pretaccione is located 4km from the small village San Sano and 6km from Lecchi in Chianti. The Chianti towns, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti are 15 minutes drive away and Siena is 30 minutes.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16.00 - 21.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00 - 21.00?
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?
not included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- 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 (service provided by local supplier). 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: 95km - 1h 18m
Aeroporto Perugia: 119km - 1h 26m
Aeroporto Pisa: 154km - 1h 56m

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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 Thursday?
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?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- 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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