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Pandora at Podere di Casalta, Castellina in Chianti - Siena

2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 5 guests In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Pandora is located on the first floor of the central hamlet building. There is access to a large communal terrace with tables and chairs for dining al fresco.

Entering this lovely, well-furnished Tuscan villa is a small hall with a large oak cabinet. Three stone steps lead up into the open plan kitchen and living area. At the top of the steps is the kitchen where there is a large, high quality, wooden dining table surrounded by six chairs. Against one wall is the kitchen unit which is fully equipped and includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. There is also a traditional Tuscan stone sink.

Passing under a large terracotta arch across the room there is the lounge area. It has two large windows which provide plenty of light, making the room very bright. In one corner is a decorative fireplace. Huddled around this are two wooden armchairs with cushions and a comfortable triple sofa.

Off the kitchen two steps lead into a little hall which provides access to the sleeping area. To the left is a guest toilet with a large wardrobe across the back wall. A twin room is located directly in front of the steps. It is furnished with pretty iron beds which can be put together to make a double. Inside the room is a large wardrobe, mirror and wooden armchair. The window overlooks the internal hamlet courtyard. Next to the twin room is a big bathroom with shower.

At the end of the hall is the main bedroom. This is a triple room. On the lower level is a pretty iron double bed with delicate lace works on the headboard. This part of the room is furnished with a wooden chest of drawers, writing desk with chair and an armchair. The two windows look out over the Chianti hills.

A narrow iron spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine floor where there is a single bed. Across the back of the room are cupboards while in one corner is a designer iron chair covered with cushions. Like the rest of the villa this room has the tradition Tuscan terracotta ceiling with wooden beams. The room is ideal for young adults or older children, due to the spiral stairs it's not recommended for young children.

The twin room can be made into a double, should you require this please request it when booking. Pandora's neighbour is Borea, both villas are accessed from the balcony. The communal terrace is about 30 metres away.
Small sized dogs are welcome on request. Please confirm size and breed when booking as certain breeds may not be allowed.

Podere di 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.
Parking - available on site

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, weather permitting.


Facilities

Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Internet
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dishes/Utensils
Refrigerator
Linen
Lounge
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Concierge
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Combination Oven/Microwave
Kettle
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Note: there is no dishwasher
Hairdryer
Iron
Toaster
Ironing board
Baby cot
No smoking
Maid service available for extra charge
Communal washing machine
Private Chef- extra cost
Small dogs allowed

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This 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.

Approach road: Unpaved, uneven, high clearance vehicle recommended, uphill segments, experienced drivers recommended

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean: included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax to pay on arrival: 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

Concierge Service
Sometimes the villa is all that you need, but if you’re tempted by the culture, excitement and activity Tuscany has to offer, then the To Tuscany free Concierge Service could be for you. Working alongside our local hand-picked partners and professionals, your concierge is there to ensure you have experiences to remember. At the time of booking or any time prior to arrival at your villa, your concierge will be happy to discuss any additional requirements to help make your stay extra special. This can include anything from organising a pre-arrival shopping service to booking a personal chef for a special meal.

Concierge Service Contact
Email: concierge@to-tuscany.com


Villa rates

  • 2018
  • 2019
Date range
7 night price
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
1350.00 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1350.00 US Dollar
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
1350.00 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
1350.00 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
1350.00 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
1634.00 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
1879.00 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
1634.00 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
1350.00 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
1350.00 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
1350.00 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

First
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Dining Room
Second
Bedroom

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 55km - 0h 56m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 115km - 1h 33m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 139km - 1h 42m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Panzano: 6km - 0h 13m
  • Castellina in Chianti: 9km - 0h 16m
  • Radda in Chianti: 12km - 0h 21m
Panzano is 5km from Podere di 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.

Guest reviews: Pandora at Podere di Casalta <div class='textCenter'>9/ 10</div>Score from 6 reviews - Excellent (6 Client reviews)

Emma
August 2018
Family with young children
St Albans, United Kingdom St Albans, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
9/10
Jessica was great. Informative, responsive. We had an issue with the fridge not working and they immediately remedied this and provided compensation of wasted food. The pool area was fabulous. Although due to black tiles and black rattan beds it would be very hot to the touch in peak sunshine. The remoteness amongst the vineyards was charming although the service need to use the toad up to it is probably the only critique I could give. It’s clean, furnished to a high standard and very specious and I would both attend again and recommend to others
Local attractions There is a fab restaurant on the road to Castellina on the left with wine tasting and the steak there is to die for. Further the Sunday market in Panzano is amazing, and specially the chicken man. And in the car park on the Coop in Panzano a fresh fish van attends (we were there Wednesday morning). It’s rally close to Florence - certainly close bough foI a day trip if you are in a car.

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Duration (weeks)

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Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

infants Under 2


7 nights from
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