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bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 2

available for: 6 to 8 people

Pool type: Shared Pool

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La Torre at Pretaccione
Location address: Castelnuovo Berardenga - Siena   Show on map
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Located on the first floor and occupying the Tower on two further floors this large and spacious apartment is ideal for families. The large private garden is on two levels and has been attractively landscaped.

The lower terrace is furnished for outside dining and shade is provided by the large pergola. The property has views over the surrounding countryside which are particularly spectacular from the tower bedroom. The property itself has attractive Terracotta floors throughout and the typical high beamed ceilings of the area.


On entering the apartment there is a large spacious room with a fully equipped kitchen at the rear which also has a large dining table. The lounge area has a traditional wood burning fireplace and is equipped with a television and DVD player.



Off this room is an attractive double bedroom with views over the surrounding countryside.
From the lounge area the rest of the property is accessed via an internal lobby which houses the Library and also the main bathroom which has a full size bath with shower.



Also on this floor is a large twin bedroom ( can be converted to a large double bed also) which has ample space and attractive views over the garden. From here a staircase rises to the mezzanine level which has a shower room and the bunk bed area which can be screened off and is an ideal place for children as it is also furnished with a wardrobe and desk.



Continuing up the stairs rise to the top tower room which has a double bed. This room is truly special with fabulous views from it's two windows and a very private feel.



Torre is a well equipped and furnished villa
There are a couple of tennis racquets in the villa, however serious tennis players should bring their own. Please bring your own tennis balls.

La Torre is equipped with fly screens on the windows and therefore the owners have not placed fans in the house.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the apartment is 115 sqm
  • Private garden
  • Furnished pergola
  • Barbecue
  • Fire place (open)
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • CD player
  • Microwave oven
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer in every bathroom
  • Mosquito screens
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
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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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/
Mandy
Adult family group
Banstead, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros The space, the location, the pool and the beauty of the building. It was 'home from home' ++
Local attractions Siena, Florence, and small hillside villages in the vicinity.
10
Anonymous
Mature couple
Warstein, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Im Grunde genommen das meiste zur Zufriedenheit.
Cons Der Pool liegt zu weit entfernt - nur über den Weg ganz aussen über das Grundstück erreichbar -. Der Zugasng zum Haus über die schmale seitlich noch durch die Hecken eingeenmgte Treppe ist - insbesondere mit Gepäck - sehr beschwerlich.
8
Susan
Family with young children
Melbourne, Australia

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Beautiful villa, fabulous pool and view. Villa was really well provisioned with cookware and furniture, so very comfortable and easy to use. Easy access to Siena, San Gimingano, and lots of beautiful small towns we wouldn't have discovered otherwise. We saw deer in the early morning and wild boar! Loved it!
Cons No internet access, but not surprising in such a hilly area and was nice to escape it for a week!
Local attractions Siena was so beautiful, definitely walk to the tower for the view. Loved San Gimingano and Volterra, loved Radda, Gaiole, Lecchi.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

01.07.2014
Wifi is available and now included in the price. We apologise if the router and code were not pointed out to you.
9
Anonymous
Adult family group
München, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Wunderschönes Haus, tolle Lage. Nähe zu Siena.
Cons Das Haus ist tatsächlich nicht einfach zu finden. Hatten uns trotz mitgegebener Wegbeschreibung (nur auf Englisch, kein Deutsch) mehrfach verfahren. Am Einfachsten ist es wirklich, die GPS- Koordinaten ins Navi einzugeben! Fürs Internet muss man zahlen (20€/Woche)! Ich finde, das gehört sich im 21 Jahrhundert nicht! Ein Balken der Überdachung im Garten war kaputt (fast durch gewesen, Einsturzgefahr!). Trotz Meldung gleich am zweiten Tag kam in den 7 Tagen keiner zum Reparieren (wurde telefonisch zugesichert). Es wurde einmal kurz nachgeschaut. Wir saßen also die ganze Zeit unterm freien Himmel, was ja eigentlich sehr schön war (Wir hatten auch Glück mit dem Wetter), aber wenn es etwas dunkler wurde, sah man nichts mehr, da die Beleuchtung natürlich an der Überdachung angebracht war.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

24.07.2014
The Pergola has been repaired and is completely safe.
9
Paula
Family with young children
london, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: October 2013
Pros Very relaxed atsmosphere. Nice villa and surrounding countryside.
Cons Trying to find it for the first time in the dark. We arrived late at night and got lost in the area for 1 hour.
Local attractions San Sano nice atmosphere but not great good. Lecchi great food.
8
Antony
Group of friends
Middlesex, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: October 2013
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John
Family with young children
Maidstone, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Lovely Vila in a lovely location. Fully met our expectations.
Cons Nothing
Local attractions Siena was wonderful. Malborghetto restaurant at Lecchi superb.
9
Anonymous
Adult family group
Amstelveen, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Huisje La Torre was echt super! Mooie, ruime, nette ruimtes en een nog leuker terras. De inventaris was heel erg compleet ,van keukenspullen en boeken over de omgeving tot speelgoed voor de kleine. En dan natuurlijk het prachtige uitzicht wat het plaatje compleet maakte. Zeer aan te raden!
Cons De route beschrijving klopte niet helemaal, waardoor wij er heel lang over deden om het huisje te vinden.
Local attractions Een bezoekje aan de plaatsjes in de buurt zijn zeer aan te raden, waaronder Rada,Gaiole en Sienna
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Malik
Family with young children
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros La Torre is a lovely villa in the heart of Chianti, and is very convenient to visit the beautiful Chianti region and its small towns, along with nearby cities of Sienna, Montepulciano, Montalcino, etc. The villa is very spacious and has all the amenities one could need for a stay there. We were there for a week and would gladly have extended our stay if the villa had been available longer.
Cons As others have mentioned, it can be quite a struggle to find Pretaccione, as it's not on any maps, and the directions given are hard to follow. The best way to find it is to get directions to San Sano on a GPS (or nearby Gaiole in Chianti). Also, the two bedrooms in the tower section have no doors, so are not as private as the other two rooms.
Local attractions I would recommend spending time in Chianti itself, as La Torre is a great base to explore this beautiful part of Tuscany. We enjoyed La Grotta di Rana in nearby San Sano, as well as Osteria alla Piazza in Castellina in Chianti. Lots of great wineries to visit nearby, including Rocca di Montegrossi a couple of kilometers away, and Rocca delle Macie in Castellina.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

06.06.2013
The road directions have been edited to try and make them easier and 2 road signs have been placed locally, we hope this helps.
9
Emma
Group of friends
Chester, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros Very pretty villa in a lovely setting and nicely converted set of properties. La Torre is so well equipped, they have thought of everything so even on rainy days there was plenty to do. The Pool was great and tennis court a bonus and of course there were plenty of gorgeous villages and towns to visit close by.
Cons The only slight negative was the very rough lane with lots of pot holes to get to the property, but it wasnt a major problem - just a bit bumpy.
Local attractions The Tratorria in San Sano was very welcoming but the Michlin Guide recommended restaurant on the main road in Caselline was fantastic!
9
Ms
Group of friends
Dublin , Ireland, Republic of

Review date:
Stay: October 2012
Pros It was ver homely and comfortable. It had english speaking TV Channels and had lots of DVD`s cds there for us to use, The swimming pool and Tennis courts were amazing and the it was very private also which we loved..
Cons Getting lost trying to find it!!
Local attractions Rocca Di Castignolli, Siena is a beautiful town also and Florence.. There are many other beautiful restaurants close by too.
10
Sam
Group of friends
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: October 2012
Pros Wonderful location, perfect distance from Gaiole (For L'Eroica)
Very cleverly laid out property providing good privacy from other guests. Very well equipped and tastefully furnished.
Cons Leaving.
Local attractions Ristorante la Grotta della Rana, just up the road in San Sano is outstanding, the Wild Boar Ragu, and Black Truffle Tagliatelle exceptional, with really friendly service. Also the bike hire / Mechanic Loius' shop in Lecchi was also a lifesaver.
10
Peter
Group of friends
Heilbronn, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2012
Cons Etagenbett für die 7/8 Person im Durchgengsbereich; Gute Belegung für 6 Personen
Local attractions Siena; Florenz; Grotta della Rana in San Sano
8
Aurélie
Paris, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
La Torre
Quels ont été les point forts de vos vacances? les journées à se promener suivies d'un petite baignade dans la piscine : le bonheur!
Quelle est votre impression générale concernant l'hébergement? très agréable, spacieux et étonnament bien fournit (surtout la cuisine!)
bien située pour visiter la région
calme et ravissant
Avez vous eu de mauvaises surprises? les moustiques (vous nous aviez prévenu mais c'est pas des moustiques, c'est des monstres qui résistent à tous les anti-moustiques!)
on était un tout petit déçu qu'il n'y ai pas de vue, on ne s'en rendait pas compte sur les photos
Avez vous d'autres commentaires? c'était des super vacances, merci pour tout!
Aurélie BANCILHON
France
Août 2010
 
Dietmar
Ratingen, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2010
La Torre
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? Italien wie immer toll
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? Hervorragend
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? Die vier Schlafräume haben sich als drei herausgestellt, die 2 Etagenbetten standen im Flur mit Vorhang abgetrennt. Das sollte besser kommuniziert werdn. Ansonsten hervoragende Lokalität.

Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? Die Wegbeschreiebung von Bologna/Firenze aus sollte über Siena führen. Das ist über die Schnellstraße angenehmer zu fahren. Denn: es gibt Menschen, die nicht gerne Auto fahren oder denen im Auto schlecht wird. Wenn man Ihrer Wegbeschreibung folgt, benötigt man fast die Häöfte der Zeit länger und das zum größten Teil über unbefestigte Straßen.
Dietmar Aubel
Germany
Juni 2010
 

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 is in 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?
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 starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- 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?
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- 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?
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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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