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Vecchia Fornace, Pievasciata - Castelnuovo Berardenga - Siena

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 6 people Private Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

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 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.

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.

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.
Approach road: 1km good unpaved road between main road and villa.
Parking - available on site
The owners may make occasional use of the swimming pool, but try to ensure their guests have as much privacy as possible.

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.


Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
No pets allowed
No smoking
Baby cot
Maid service available for extra charge
Furnished loggia
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Fire place (open)
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ironing board
Private Chef- extra cost

Additional information

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

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 300 Euro payable only in Euro. 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.

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

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, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at

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
2025 US Dollar
02 Jun - 07 Jul 2018
2531 US Dollar
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
3375 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
2531 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
2025 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
2025 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
2025 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 92km - 1h 16m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 119km - 1h 30m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 152km - 1h 53m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Gaiole in Chianti: 11km - 0h 17m
  • Castellina in Chianti: 15km - 0h 32m
  • Siena: 15km - 0h 30m

Guest reviews: Vecchia Fornace <div class='textCenter'>9,5/ 10</div>Score from 2 reviews - Superb (2 Client reviews)

May 2017
Family with young children
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
We had a lovely time at the villa. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Great pool and fantastic views of Chianti hills. Would stay again.

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adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)

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