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Villa Accommodation Details
Villa Details
bedrooms: 5

bathrooms: 3

available for: 10 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Torre di Cancelli
Location address: Montegrossi - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena   Show on map - 7,8 (6 reviews)
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7.8 / 10
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Torre di Cancelli is one of the many castles of Tuscany. Once part of the Badia a Coltibuono estate, it has been well renovated into a unique villa with all the medieval characterists of its high tower maintained.


The property has a simple pool, nestled at the end of the sloped garden. It's surrounded by a pretty wooden sundeck and partly shaded by the large trees of the garden.
Infront of Torre di Cancelli is a flagstone terrace which leads up to a bamboo covered terrace furnished with tables and chairs for dining al fresco. From this area there are pretty views of the Chianti beyond the immediate forest covered hills.
Steps lead up to the first floor of the building where there is a small loggia and the entrance to the Torre dei Cancelli castle. On entering there is a spacious and bright reception room which is furnished with a table and 4 chairs. This room, like the rest of the first floor, has the original terracotta floor and a high ceiling of terracotta tiles and wooden beams. To one side is a small bathroom with shower.
A stone arched door leads into the living area of the castle. This is a large spacious room with a dining table with 6 chairs, which can seat up to 10 people, on one side. To the otherside of the room are two large sofas and an armchair. The room is completed by the original fireplace which has had an efficient wood burning stove placed insider to provide heat on the cooler Tuscan nights.

Off the living room is a small hall which leads to two bedrooms. The first is a children's bedroom. It has two good, but low, single beds and a cot. The room can be used by adults but it's well furnished for children. It includes some toys and books.
The second bedroom off the hall is a double bedroom which can be made into a twin room if requested when booking. This spacious room is done in warm peach colours. It has a small wardrobe with some drawers and writing desk, in one corner is a comfortable armchair. En-suite to this room is a large spacious bathroom which has a 2metre circular bathtub with large shower head above it. This room has wooden floors.
To the other side of the living room is the huge master bedroom. It has the original stone walls exposed and plenty of light from the two windows. It is furnished with a large wardrobe, small chest of drawers, a writing desk and an armchair. Rugs cover the antique terracotta floor.
The kitchen is off the reception room through an original stone arched door. This room has a high vaulted ceiling of exposed stone. This is the first floor of the tower. It's paved with wood and has a lovely warm feel. Along one wall is the marble topped kitchen unit equipped with a large oven, 5 gas hobs and large fridge with separate freezer. The sink is a traditional Tuscan stone sink. In the centre of the room is a wooden table with 4 chairs. Wooden steps lead to the next floor of the tower.
The spiral stairs from the kitchen lead through a hatch door onto the second floor of the tower. This part of Torre dei Cancelli still has it's original medieval arched windows and spyholes which provide light to the rooms. The walls are all exposed stone. The floors and ceilings of the tower rooms are all in wood. On this floor there is an iron bed set up as a sitting area.
Going up wooden stairs there is the third floor. In the floor above the stairs is a glass section which looks down to the room below. This floor has a bathroom with tub and shower over the tub. To one side is a futon and above this there is a sturdy mezzanine floor with a double mattress on it, although this is more comfortable for a single person. From the windows of the tower rooms there are wonderful views of the surrounding hills and castle gardens below.
Further stairs lead up to the fourth and final floor of the tower. This is a lovely spacious and romantic double bedroom. It has a vaulted stone ceiling. To one side is a very low window providing light and great views, while to the other a skylight provides further light. The room is simply furnished with a small chest of drawers and a small exposed hanging rail.


Torre di Cancelli is a lovely Tuscan castle, completely unique with its medieval tower. However, some areas are not ideal for young children and guests with limited mobility. The owner has lived here with his young family.

There is a small cottage on the property which is not used.
 The steps from the kitchen leading up to the tower are narrow and steep, they are not for young children, nor is it possible to take large luggage up them.

Pool Info

The pool is down a steep grassy slope, in the simple garden, a short distance away from the castle. It can be seen from the entrance to the castle. The views from the pool are of the forested hills on all sides of the property. The best views are from the terrace below the tower.
The pool is a prefabricated pool surrounded by a wooden sundeck, which has several sun beds to one side. Shade is provided by the large trees near the pool.
The pool is 8x4 metres and 1.2 metres deep. It's open from May to Mid October. There are metal steps up to the pool.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 200 sqm
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (stove)
  • Mosquito screens
  • Furnished terrace
  • No pets allowed
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • No smoking
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 8x4 mtrs, 1.2 mtrs deep. Open May to Mid October (weather permitting)
  • Local Leisure - walking, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, horse riding, ballooning, cycling
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • Private Chef - book in advance
  • Railways - nearest station is in Montevarchi about 14km away
  • Other services - 200mtrs away is a bus stop, buses pass only a couple of times a day
  • Approach road - all paved, driveway is 50mtrs uneven gravel
  • Distances - Gaiole in Chianti 6km, Radda in Chianti 10km, Siena 40km, Florence 65km, San Gimignano 50km, Pisa 160km, Rome 260km

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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 500 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
  • 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: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 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
  • 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/
Rachel
Adult family group
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Great location, very unusual and different place to stay. We also loved the private chef who came and cooked for us one night at the recommendation of To Tuscany
Cons The swimming pool isn't that good
Local attractions Market in Montevarchi. Restaurants in Castillina de Chianti, in Radda, Gaiole and all the other beautiful hilltop towns nearby.
7
Monika
Group of friends
Salzburg, Austria

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Lage, Atmosphäre, Charme, Wohnen im Turm, gut ausgestattete Küche, Wildschweine und Rehe beobachten
Cons Plastikstühle beim Esstisch draußen und Plastikliegestühle beim Pool, durchgelegene Matratze im "Elternschlafzimmer"
Local attractions Radda, Castellina, Siena, Badia a Coltibuono
9
Anonymous
Group of friends
Hilversum, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Zwembad, eettafel buiten, keuken, ruimte, uitzicht
Cons De kamers in de toren kunnen niet worden afgesloten, weinig privacy. Kinderbedden in een van de slaapkamers.
Local attractions Florence, Castellina di Chianti, wijnboeren, restaurant vlakbij (ik ben even de naam kwijt)
7
Ingeborg
Family with older children
Strullendorf-Geisfeld, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Uns hat die traumhafte Lage und die Größe des Hauses mit Turm sehr gefallen. Wir haben die Rehe, die Wildschweine, die wilde Landschaft des Teils der Toscana und das große Gelände rund um den Turm sehr genossen. Man hat sehr gemerkt, dass dieses Haus einmal bewohnt war, es lebt einfach. Wir haben uns alle (9 Erwachsene und ein Kleinkind) pudelwohl gefühlt. Und wir hatten viel, sehr viel Platz, einfach wohltuend.
Cons Weshalb wir nicht die volle Punktezahl vergeben haben liegt daran, dass es im Haus bzw. Turm viele Bienen- und Hornissennester und Tausende von Insekten gibt. Entgegen zur Beschreibung gibt es nicht ausreichend Moskitonetze, vor allem nur zwei oder drei an den Fenstern, was in diesem Fall sehr sinnvoll wäre. Dann sind nicht ausreichend Liegen für den Pool und intakte Terrassenbestuhlung vorhanden. Das sind aber schon die einzigen Kritikpunkte. Sonst war alles super.
Local attractions Wir waren gerne in den kleinen Orten wie Radda oder Gaiole, auch Siena zählte zu unseren Favouriten. Wir haben fast nur für alle im Haus gekocht und waren nur einmal essen in einem Ort, der Name fällt mir nicht mehr ein, in der Nähe von Radda am Berg oben, Spezialität war dort Hase oder Kaninchen und Wildschwein. Wir waren begeistert.
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Daniel
Group of friends
BARNAS, France

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros L'originalité de la maison
L'environnement
Cons L'humidité permanente dans la maison (au mois de mai) La maison aurait mérité d'être assainie par un peu de chauffage et de ventilation avant notre arrivée (matelas et oreillers humides !)
Local attractions Villages de Radda, Greve, Ville de Siena très proche et facile d'accès.
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cécile
Family with young children
fontainemelon, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Les belles grandes pièces accueillantes.
Cons la piscine avec la terrasse un peu dangereuse avec des petits enfants.
Local attractions Badia contibuono, Sienne, San Giminiano
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Nearest town

The nearest town is Gaiole in Chianti where there is a selection of shops and restaurants. This town is about 5km away from Torre di Cancelli. In Montevarchi, 15km away, there is a large hypermarket.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in 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?
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 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: 80km - 1h 02m
Aeroporto Perugia: 134km - 1h 37m
Aeroporto Pisa: 140km - 1h 39m

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

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- 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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