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bedrooms: 3

bathrooms: 3

available for: 6 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Vecchia Fornace
Location address: Vagliagli - Siena   Show on map
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Vecchia Fornace is wonderful Tuscan villa located in the heart of the Chianti about half way between Siena and Gaiole in Chianti. The villa has an artistic style in the decor and attached to it on the large, well maintained property there is an extensive art gallery, across the road is a sculpture park.
The large pool is located at the end of the pretty garden, passing two large artistic peppers. It is a lovely area with incredible views of the Chianti hills from the sunbeds and the pergola.
Outside the villa, looking over the lawns onto the pool and beyond onto the rolling Tuscan hills is a large covered terrace. It is a cool area to enjoy meals outdoors during the warm Tuscan days and evenings. There is a large wooden table with six chairs.
The villa is accessed from a small hall off which there is a spacious kitchen and a terracotta arch which leads into the living area. The entire ground floor is paved with polished wooden floors giving the villa a fantastic warm feel and setting off the terracotta tiles of the ceiling. The kitchen is in tradition Tuscan style with stone built cupboards with wooden doors. It is well equipped and includes an eye-level oven, gas hobs and a fridge with separate freezer.
Passing through a second terracotta arch from the kitchen there is the large, bright living room. Between this and the kitchen is also an open fireplace which can be accessed from both rooms. To one side of the room is a large dining table with six chairs.
While the other side of the room is a comfortable sitting area with a double sofa and a modern armchair in the shape of a hand. The ceiling has the original vaults from when the villa was used as a brick furnace. Two large glass doors provide access to the terrace and garden.
At the back of the room is a door to the ground floor sleeping area. This leads into a small hall of which there is a bathroom with shower. At the end of the hall is a double bedroom which can be converted into a twin on request. This spacious room has a three door wardrobe, wooden chair and pouf.
The second bedroom is also off the hall, this is the master bedroom. It is furnished in cool blue colours that offset the wooden floors and terracotta of the ceiling. There is a pretty double bed, wooden chair, pouf and wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. The large window looks out onto the garden and the views over the pool. En-suite is a spacious bathroom with a tub which has a hand-held shower.
The final bedroom is on the first floor. It is accessed only externally, from the garden overlooking the pool. There is a long flight of low iron steps which lead up to this delightful room. On entering to the right is a small dressing room with double door wardrobe and a bathroom with shower.
The room itself if bright and spacious. It, like the rest of the villa, has polished a wooden floor and the traditional Tuscan ceiling of wooden beams and terracotta tiles. In the room is a comfortable double sofa-bed. To one side is a cupboard with various cooking utensils and crockery, in front of this is a table that can seat four. While to the other side of the room is a tiny kitchen unit hidden within a cupboard, it is only suitable to do simple snacks and drinks.
Due to the art gallery on the grounds there will be other people around and the villa, gardens and pool are not completely private as they can be seen.
The owner lives in a villa attached to the art studio.
Only one of the double beds can be made into  twin beds. Should you require a twin room please request this when booking.

The owners may make occasional use of the swimming pool, but try to ensure their guests have as much privacy as possible.

Pool Info

The pool is located at the end of the well maintained garden. It has full sun and is surrounded by a lovely lawn and a pretty terracotta sun deck dotted with comfortable sun beds. From the pool area there are stunning views of the Chianti hills and valleys, dotted with villas, stone villages and wine estates.
To one side is a wonderful pergola which provides welcoming shade to a couple of tables and chairs from where one can admire the hills covered with olive groves, vineyards and forests. Roman steps go into the cooling waters of the infinity pool.
The pool is 16x7 metres, 1.5-3 metres deep and it is open from April to October, weather permitting.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 145 sqm
  • Furnished loggia
  • Barbecue
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (open)
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • No smoking
  • No pets allowed
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 16x7 mtrs, 1.5-3 mtrs deep. Open from April to October, weather permitting
  • Leisure - Walking, biking, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, hot-air ballooning
  • Local Leisure - attached is an art gallery and within walking distance a sculpture park
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Private Chef - book in advance
  • Railways - nearest station is Siena 12 km away
  • Parking - available on site
  • Approach road - 1km good unpaved road between main road and villa. Around the villa the road is paved.
  • Distances - Siena 11 km, Gaiole in Chianti 18km, Radda in Chianti 18km, Castellina in Chianti 30km, San Gimignano 60km, Pisa 175km, Florence 80km, Rome 235km

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2015 availability
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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 300 Euro payable only in Euro 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 for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
2014 availability
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December
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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 300 Euro payable only in Euro 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 for the first 7 nights, 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/
Clive
Family with older children
Whittlebury, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros An excellent, well appointed and located property with terrific views and a stunning pool. Rosealba was a great host
Cons Very little. Air conditioning and insect protection would be welcome and more crockery/cutlery
Local attractions Many in Siena. Il Celliere a Castagnoli
9
Anonymous
Family with young children
thionville, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros La vue d'exception le lieu
Cons Les taons et guêpes au bord de la piscine impossible de se détendre . Et la proximité des propriétaires ( on ne se sent pas vraiment à l'aise )
5
Anonymous
Family with older children
LYON, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros l'emplacement
Cons - la cohabitation avec les propriétaires non (clairement) annnonçée - le confort général (porte d'accès à la villa ne fonctionnant pas), le niveau d'équipements (electroménager de qualité très médiocre), l'absence d'installations proposées dans l'annonce (barbecue)
Local attractions tous les restaurants sont agréables, ainsi que les petits villages, Sienne etc...
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

30.08.2013
The owner has checked appliances to find all are working, there is a Barbecue and the owners remain on hand for client's needs.
4
Anonymous
Family with young children
noertzange, Luxembourg

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros La piscine.
l'accueil et les attentions des propriétaires :

ils avaient mis au frais une bouteille de vin blanc et offert une bouteille de chianti.
ils nous ont invité à un apéritif lors duquel nous avons pu faire connaissance avec les propriétaires.
Rosalba (la propriétaire) nous a fait visiter la galerie d'art la veille de notre départ, a allumé la piscine lorsque nous nous y trouvions, a mis de la musique près de la piscine.
Patrizia qui nous a préparé d'excellents mets.
Cons les guêpes près de la piscine. la chaleur étouffante la nuit dans les chambres. le fait qu'il n'y ait pas une totalement intimité en raison de la présence des propriétaires qui sont les voisins directs et que nous ne puissions pas allumer la piscine nous-même ( dispositif chez les propriétaires).
Local attractions Sienne
8

Nearest town

The nearest village is Vagliagli which is about 5km away. Here there is a small grocery and a restaurant. In Gaiole in Chianti which is about a 20minute drive there are all amenities and a larger supermarket. Otherwise Siena has several large supermarkets and a wide selection of shops, restaurants and other amenities, it is about a 30 minute drive away.

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?
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. 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: 92km - 1h 16m
Aeroporto Perugia: 119km - 1h 30m
Aeroporto Pisa: 152km - 1h 53m

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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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