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Castello Buondelmonti (15+5 pax)

  • 20 beds
  • 10 bathrooms

From 1,162.00 € per night

In the heart of the Chianti region, 15 minutes drive from Florence, stands Castello Buondelmonti set on a hillside overlooking the valley of the river Pesa.

Facilities

In high demand

Private house
Air Conditioning
Pool (private or shared)
Pets allowed
Dryer
Washing machine
Wi-Fi

Bathroom

Total bathrooms: 10
Towels
Bathtub
Shower
Hair dryer

Bedroom

Fixed beds: 15
Extra beds: 5
Bed linen

Entertainment

Piano
Ping pong table
TV

Family

Crib
High chair

Heating and air conditioning

Fireplace
Portable fans

Kitchen and dining area

BBQ
Dining table
Kitchen
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Freezer
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Toaster
Coffee Machine

Position

Countryside

Outdoors

Backyard (fenced)
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor furniture
Patio or balcony
Free parking on premises

Description

In the heart of the Chianti region, 15 minutes drive from Florence, stands Castello Buondelmonti set on a hillside overlooking the valley of the river Pesa.

This extraordinary example of Tuscan medieval castle was built, on the foundations of a Roman Settlement, in the 10th Century by the Buondelmonti family, who ruled the surrounding area as the Imperial Visdomini. Later on they converted the Feudal Castle into a Renaissance Villa between the years 1450 and 1500. In this period the castle was the residence of Caterina Picchena wife of a member of the family Buondelmonti. She became famous for her turbulent love affairs of which the castle was the theatre and the witness.

Castello Buondelmonti has been recently restored and transformed into a luxury holiday home where every detail has been carefully preserved and melted with all the modern comforts to offer all the charm of the historical residence without giving up to the contemporary conveniences such as the swimming pool, internet connexion and an elevator.

Here you can feel all the elegance of the past and sleeping in the antique four poster beds, or walking through the centuries old stone paths, you will be immersed in this ancient atmosphere. The sense of history and culture pervades every corner of this noble residence to make every moment of your stay just unforgettable.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: Built on the steep cliffs on the left bank of the Pesa river Castello Buondelmonti is surrounded by cypress trees and it offers unobstructed views over the Pesa Valley.

On the side of the river Pesa you find a loggia on two levels which was built on the year 1520 as you can read in the inscriptions there. The loggia has three round arches on the ground floor watching the pool and it is perfectly equipped to eat outside. On the upper floor another terrace loggia has three squared arches.

The garden enjoys impressive views overlooking the valley and it has a perfectly manicured lawn and a delicious swimming pool (12 x 5 meters, maximum deep 3 meters) equipped with sun lounges. Outside the gate of the garden there is the parking place.

ACCOMODATION: Castello Buondelmonti can perfectly accommodate comfortably 15 persons but it can sleep up to 20 persons in total in 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The structure of the castle is made of two perpendicular parts connected to one another by the squared tower. You enter the villa on the ground floor and access a grand central hall which divides the castle into two main sections.

Ground floor: entrance hall; dining room with fireplace; kitchen area with service bedroom and bathroom in case chef stays in the house; elevator; laundry room; living room with fireplace; bathroom; big central hall; ground loggia with garden and pool; 1 master bedroom (king size) with bathroom en suite and living room.

Mezzanine floor: Living room; 1 double (can be turned into twin) bedroom with bathroom adjacent; 2 double bedrooms (one can be turned into twin) with bathroom en suite.

First floor: big hall / game / television room; terrace; 2 single bedrooms (large single 130 cm) with bathroom to share; 2 double bedrooms (one can be turned into twin) with bathroom to share; 1 double bedroom with bathroom en suite; 1 master bedroom (king size) with bathroom en suite; 1 living room; 1 twin bedroom with bathroom en suite.

Service: Internet WiFi; 1 Television; Full equipped kitchen; Wood for fireplaces; Linen for beds (weekly change) extra linen change 10 € single, 15 € double bed; Towels (twice a week) extra towel set 5 €; Hair dryer; Fans; (mezzanine floor) 2 rooms with air condition; (upper floor) 2 rooms with air condition; Music boxes; Washing machine /Dryer; Elevator; 2 Fireplaces; Garden furniture; Sun chairs; Table tennis; Games; Yoga mats.

NOTE: In a separate area of the castle live the caretakers and they have no access to the pool or garden area which is completely private for your exclusive use.

LOCATION: Castello Buondelmonti is near Florence, as well as within easy reach of the other most important places of historic, cultural and artistic interest in Tuscany. At less than 30 mins drive, Florence airport is the nearest. Pisa airport is about 1 hr and the two Rome airports are about 3 hrs away.

The nearest village is Bargino (about 2 km) where you can find grocery shop and restaurants.

Availability

  • Available

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation of a booking, the clients are entitled to a refund based on the days in advance of arrival day, as follows:

  • If the cancellation is made 60 days or more prior arrival day: 0% of the amount paid.
  • If the cancellation is made between 59 and 30 days prior arrival day: 0% of the amount paid.
  • If the cancellation is made between 29 and 7 days prior arrival day: 0% of the amount paid.
  • If the cancellation is made between 6 and 1 days prior arrival day: 0% of the amount paid.