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La Porcilaia at Pretaccione, Castelnuovo Berardenga - Siena

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 people In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Facing south West to the open countryside Porcilaia is a large self contained cottage that enjoys a sunny aspect from sun rise to sun set enjoyed from the large private terraces and garden, from here there are great views of the famous rolling hills decorated by the old stone farm houses and small holdings that once worked the fertile land. In this high ceiling and spacious house remain the original terracotta ceilings giving a cool open feeling throughout.




There is a covered terrace furnished with an iron-framed table and chairs and sunshade, two sun loungers and a small herb garden for guests use. This is a superb place to dine in the open air under the Tuscan skies both by day and by night with wide-open views of the valley.



The front door is accessed from the garden and up five terracotta steps to a small raised terrace. Entering through the front door you are struck by the space available in this house. To the left is the living area with a large open fireplace; there is a comfortable sofa and easy chair.



To the right is a white wood kitchen finished with a large granite work surface fully equipped which includes 4 gas hobs, an electric oven, a fridge/freezer, a dish washer, a toaster  and coffee maker. There is a kitchen window looking down the valley that gives a bright aspect to the kitchen.



Behind the living area is the dining area furnished with a Tuscan dark oak wood table with six matching dining chairs. There are ample kitchen/dining facilities for six people provided. This well laid out cottage has a bedroom and bathroom either side of the main living area keeping the nighttime areas private.

The left leads to a small hallway where the washing machine is placed, leading into a bathroom and bedroom. To the left is the bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower. Ahead is a big room with large windows facing south and double doors leading to the second terrace. There is a hand made iron bed frame with orthopedic mattress with two bedside tables with drawers and a reading lamp, a double wardrobe and a dressing table mirror.


To the right of the house there is a mirror image a white bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower. Ahead is a huge bedroom with windows facing south. There is a hand made iron bed frame with orthopedic mattress with two bedside tables with drawers and a reading lamp, a double wardrobe and a dressing table with mirror.

The bedrooms can be made up with double or twin beds.
There are four tennis rackets available in the house, bring your own balls if you want to play tennis.



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.

Approach road - 1km good unpaved road - 500 mtrs bumpy unpaved road not ideal for motorbikes.


The fenced 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.


Facilities

Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Internet
Tennis court onsite
Furnished terrace
Barbecue
Fire place (open)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
MP3 player
DVD player (Euro)
Fully equipped kitchen
Electric kettle
Pool fenced
Maid service available for extra charge
Private Chef- extra cost
No pets allowed
No smoking

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 0 Euro In lieu of Euro cash, upon arrival you will be required to sign a damage agreement which obliges you to pay any costs resulting from damage, loss or theft of property from the villa you have rented. 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.

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

Are pool towels supplied?
not included

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: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply.

Baby cot: 1 available on request 10 Euro per item per week

High chair: 1 available on request 5 Euro per item per week

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​


Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
24 Mar - 02 Jun 2018
1141 US Dollar
02 Jun - 07 Jul 2018
1323 US Dollar
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
1870 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
1323 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
1141 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
992 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1141 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Ground
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Dining Room

Villa location

 
How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 95km - 1h 18m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 119km - 1h 26m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 154km - 1h 56m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Gaiole in Chianti: 10km - 0h 11m
  • San Gusme: 15km - 0h 17m
  • Radda in Chianti: 16km - 0h 20m

Guest reviews: La Porcilaia at Pretaccione <div class='textCenter'>8,6/ 10</div>Score from 8 reviews - Excellent (8 Client reviews)

Kellie
October 2017
Client images
Group of friends
Ballarat, Australia Ballarat, Australia
Guest villa score
9/10
This was our second stay at Borgo Pretaccione, this time in La Porcilaia Yes, it’s off the beaten track, but that’s the whole idea. We love the remoteness which in turn allows you to switch off and relax.

The villa is very spacious and perfect for couples as the bedrooms are at opposite ends, each with a bathroom.

Extremely well equipped, with the washing machine an added bonus. Excellent WiFi and mobile phone reception will depend on your network.

The pool was open for us but too chilly to swim in, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the sunshine, as we spent most of the time in our private garden.

Highly recommended.
Local attractions Radda is our favourite town in Tuscany with everything you need. The little store at San Sano attached to the restaurant is close by for little top ups such as bread, wine or deli items.

Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)


7 nights from
992 to 1870 US Dollar

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