Castello di Gaiole

Gaiole in Chianti - Siena - Italy

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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
Castello di Gaiole is one of many castles that were constructed during the medieval period of the Lega del Chianti, the Florentino's last bastion on the border with Siena.
It is situated in a medieval hamlet, made of white stone "alberese" typical of the area and built around 1000AD. The castle is surrounded by forests, vineyards and olive groves, immersed in a magical atmosphere of tranquility. 
The property boasts a large private garden, ideal place for hosting events such cerimonies, parties, lunches/dinners and other celebrations.
Inside the garde you will find a big wooden table (for alfresco meals) and several artworks and sculptures, created by the owner/artist of the property.
The outdoor areas are embellished by an irregular-shaped swimming pool, from which it is possible to view the spectacular sunset through the valleys. The swimming pool is made with Chianti stone and equipped with sunbeds.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The whole property, made up of the Castle and the Cottage, can accommodate up to 10+2 people for a total of 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.

- Castle (for 10 people): Ancient castle with its tower and amazing internal staircase, is spread over 3 floors, and boasts some unique furnishings and works of art.
Inside there are several rooms dedicated to the living area (such as sitting rooms, tv room and bookcase).
The sleeping area consists of 5 large double bedrooms with amazing views, situated in different areas of the Castle (including one inside the tower). Each bedroom is provided with its own ensuite bathroom.

- Cottage (for 2 people): The Cottage is spread over 2 floors, with independent access to the garden, but also connected internally by stairs. 
The ground floor is made up of a kitchen, a spacious living room with double sofa bed, a bathroom with shower and access to the first terrace with pergola.
On the upper floor you will find a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and access to the second terrace.

Included free internal Wi-Fi and 6 fans. Pets are allowed on requests.

OUR OPINION
Wonderful castle with ancient tower, swimming pool and cottage, surrounded by forests, vineyards and olive groves.
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 and nature.

CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday (except in low season where the minimum stay is 5 nights).

Included in the price: Final cleaning; park pool and house maintenance; utilities (gas, water, electricity up to 250 kW/week, except for the heating); internal Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Excluded from the price: Electricity more than 250 kW/week (0,35€/kW); heating (1,00€/m3); city tax (these imports are subject to change, they usually go from €1 to €2 per person per night and they will be collected on site).

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 800.00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash or credit card), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

This property for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

DESTINATIONS
Castello di Gaiole is located in Vertine, at 2.3 away from the village 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 40 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 sore, bakery, butcher, newsstand...) and some restaurants and bars.
For shopping lovers, it is advisable to go to The Mall (40 km), a luxury outlet centre where you can find the most famous Italian and International high fashion brands. Not far also Space B Prada Outlet (25 km).
Lastly, for archeology/astronomy lovers, we suggest a visit to the nearbyetruschian site of Cetamura (2 km) and the Astronomical Observatory of "Torre Luciana" (35 km).

MAIN DISTANCES
Greve in Chianti (26 km), Monteriggioni (35 km), Siena (40 km), San Gimignano (50 km), Arezzo (55 km), Florence (60 km), San Galgano (70 km).

PARKING
Outdoor parking places.

MORE FACILITIES
Private garden
Private swimming pool with sunbeds
Barbecue
Terrace with pergola
Outdoor dining table
Fans
Internal Wifi connection
Satellite TV (no Sky)
Baby bed
High chair
Dishwasher
Oven
Fridge
Freezer
Washing machine
Pets allowed on request
Panoramic view

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Credit Card
    PayPal
    Wire transfer
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 10:00
  • Cancellation Policy For cancellations 45 days or more prior to the arrival date, 100% of the paid amount will be retained; for cancellations with less notice, the full rental amount will be retained.

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