Castello di Cacchiano - Il Bindaccio

Gaiole in Chianti - Siena - Italy

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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The agritourism "Il Bindaccio" is an elegant property part of the historic and millenary castle "Castello di Cacchiano", located in Gaiole in Chianti, just 20 km from Siena and 60 km from Florence.
The manor is situated at the top of a 500mt hill and boasts 360° breathaking views on Siena, Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Mount Amiata, Mount Cetona, Montalcino, Montepulciano and Radda in Chianti.
The Castello di Cacchiano is owned by the noble and ancient family Ricasoli Firidolfi since the X century. This family played a main role in the history of Chianti, and the castle is also a notable farmhouse well-known for its excellent wine and olive oil production.
The agritourism "Il Bindaccio" is located in the south west wing of the castle and has its own private entrance. The property boasts a lovely garden with lawn and a private swimming pool (for guests only), equipped with parsols, deck chairs, outdoor shower, changing room and sunbeds, from which you can admire an excellent view of the surrounding countryside.
Next to the pool there is also a lodge perfect for alfresco lunches or dinners and equipped with outdoor barbecue, a dining table for 8/10 people, chairs, sink, refrigerator and dishes.
The outdoor spaces are embellished by 2 stunning panoramic terraces: one at the first floor with a lovely table and chairs; the other is a solarium-terrace on the top floor (2nd floor), provided with a modern Jacuzzi, sunbeds and outdoor shower, with a terrific view of the Chianti area nearby Siena.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The property (200 sqm), spread over 3 floors and completely renovated in June 2017, is furnished with taste and elegance, according to tradition and style characterizing the aristocratic houses of the Siena countryside. It can accommodate up to 7 people for a total of 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

Ground floor: On the ground floor there is a lovely kitchen, fully equipped with: dishes, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster and ironing set). Following a spacious dining room with a table for 8 people, a cupboard with an antique set of english pottery and a fine selection of wines at guests' disposal (with fee). A little room with a door (which leads to the lateral outside access) and a guest bathroom make the rest of this floor.

First floor: The first floor - which is accessed by stairs - consists of a reading room with an "habillé" table, 4 antique chairs, magazines and books available for consultation. This room is connected (through 3 steps) to the large main living room with sofas, armchairs, satellite TV , DVD player and direct access to the panoramic terrace.
The final part of the floor is dedicated to the sleeping area divided as follows: 1 double suite with views (arched window) and ensuite bathroom (with bathtub and shower); 1 twin bedroom with two single beds (can be put together as a double) and separate bathroom (with bathtub); 1 single bedroom with bathroom (with shower) on the upper floor next to the stairs.

Second floor: Going up some stairs from the main living room you reach a small hall. From here you will find, on one side, 1 twin bedroom with two single beds and a separate bathroom (with shower and bathtub). On the other side of the hall, 4 steps lead to the solarium-terrace with Jacuzzi.

Included free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Pets are not allowed.

OUR OPINION
Elegant property equipped with every comfort (air conditioning, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi Internet connection).
Ideal accommodation for families or groups of friends wishing to spend an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the Chianti area, under the hallmark of relaxation, nature, vineyards and olive groves. In this enchanting place is possible to enjoy the unique experience of living inside a true medieval castle and taste the original and traditional delicious products of the farmhouse Castello di Cacchiano.

CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.

Included in the price: Welcome basket (pasta, peeled tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, parmesan cheese, eggs, fresh tomatoes, mixed fruit, bread, mineral water, milk butter and jam); Initial and final cleaning; 2 hours cleanings (on Wednesdays); maintenance and emergency service; utilities (gas, water, electricity, except for the heating); swimming pool open 1 June - 30 September (other periods on request with fee); towels and linens are provided. Final tour of the cellars of the castle and wine tasting under reservation on request.
Excluded from the price: Daily cleaning service (15,00€ + VAT for a minimum of 2 hours); weekly towels change (on Wednesdays); heating (75,00€ + VAT/day; 0-24 hours, not divisible).

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay in advance (bank transfer) 1.000.00€ security deposit, which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

DESTINATIONS
The agritourism Il Bindaccio is situated close to the village of Monti in Chianti and the town of Gaiole in Chianti, in the wonderful area of Chianti Classico, known worldwide for the prestigious wine to which it gives birth (the typical emblem of the Gallo Nero) and for its evocative sceneries and charming villages which are along the “Via Chiantigiana”, from the nearby Greve to Panzano, from Castellina to Radda.
Even Siena, a splendid medieval city full of tradition and artistic masterpieces, is near, just 20 minutes away by car.
It is also worth visiting the countryside of Siena: here you will find other medieval gems, of incomparable charm and still remained intact, like Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and San Galgano.
In the village of Gaiole in Chianti you can find all basic shops (grocery store, bakery, butcher, newsstand...) and some restaurants and bars.
For shopping lovers, it is advisable to go to The Mall (50 km) www.themall.it, a luxury outlet centre where you can find the most famous Italian and International high fashion brands. Also Valdichiana outlet village (50km) is worth of a visit, www.valdichianaoutlet.it
Lastly, for those looking for relax, we suggest a visit to the nearby spas of Rapolano-Terme di San Giovanni (29 km), www.termesangiovanni.it and Petriolo (Petriolo Spa Resort 50km), www.atahotels.it
The agritourism Il Bindaccio gives the opportunity to walk around the Chianti area through several trek paths.

MAIN DISTANCES
Greve in Chianti (30 km), Siena (25 km), Monteriggioni (43 km), San Gimignano (55 km), Arezzo (55 km), Florence (60 km), Montalcino (64km), San Galgano (65 km), Pisa Airport (127km), Rome Airport (Fiumicino 260km).

PARKING
2 Outdoor parking places.

MORE FACILITIES
Private garden
Private swimming pool with parasol, deck chairs and sunbeds
Panoramic solarium-terrace
Jacuzzi for 6 people
Stereo with DVD player
Pergola with outside dining table
Outdoor barbecue and dining table for 8 people
Wonderful 360° view
Wi-fi Internet connection
Air conditioning
Satellite tv
Oven
Microwave
Fridge
Dishwasher
Washing machine
Toaster
Entirely renovated in June 2017

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Initial cleaning
    Final cleaning
    Utilities (electricity, water, gas)
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
    PayPal
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.

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