Castello di San Polo 18

San Polo in Chianti - Greve in Chianti - Italy

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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
Castello di San Polo 18 is a wonderful charming castle with tower, located in the famous countryside of Chianti Classico, just a short distance from Florence.
This 16th century historic mansion has belonged to many illustrious Florentine families over the centuries, and is currently owned by the counts Pandolfini.
The castle, protected by an automatic gate, is surrounded by a large, lush private park (10,000 sqm) including vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees, a vegetable garden and a fenced garden with hedges. The latter, restored in the 1930s by the the English landscape architect Cecil Pinsent, leads to the outdoor terrace, ideal setting for alfresco lunches/dinners.
Outdoor spaces, equipped with automatic lighting, are enhanced by a wonderful infinity pool (11x12 m), immersed in the greenery and from which you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Near the pool are two covered pergolas, equipped with deckchairs and sun loungers.
At guests' disposal, also, 3 bicycles for exploring the charming villages of the Chianti area, such as Impruneta, Greve and Panzano.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The castle, spread over 2 floors with a charming tower, is a typical example of Tuscan aristocratic architecture and is elegantly decorated with high quality period furniture and priceless works of art. The castle is regularly renovated and refurbished, creating a wonderful mix of ancient beauty and modern facilities.
The whole property can accommodate up to 18 people for a total of 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.

Ground floor: The ground floor is dedicated to the living area. After a large entrance hall, you will find 2 elegant dining rooms with wooden table. Following a spacious kitchen, characterised by vaulted ceiling and fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, oven and coffee machine.
Besides, this floor includes 3 living/sitting rooms: the first one, with satellite TV, vaulted ceiling and direct access to the outdoor terrace, ideal for alfresco meals; the second one, with coffered ceiling, Renaissance fireplace and painted floor; the third one, with a 19th century library overlooking the garden, where guests can enjoy a read, surrounded by quiet and silence.
A bathroom with shower makes the rest of this floor.

First floor: The first floor, accessible by climbing an ornate staircase, is dedicated to the sleeping area. You will find, in fact, 3 spacious bedrooms, all equipped with air conditioning and composed as follows: 1 double with ensuite bathroom with shower; 1 twin with ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub; 1 double with fireplace and ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub.

Second floor: 
The second  floor is dedicated to the sleeping area and consists of:  1 double bedroom with air conditioning, fireplace and ensuite bathroom with shower; 2 adjoining twin bedrooms (both convertible to double), sharing a bathroom with shower and bathtub; a suite with double bed, refined 18th century decorations and large bathroom with a  bathtub and a large shower and double sinks. 
Moreover, at guests' disposal a sitting room equipped with treadmill, overlooking a loggia above the garden.

Tower: 
In the Medieval tower is located: 1 sitting room with fireplace; 1 double bedroom with bathroom (with shower), air conditioning and terracotta floor. This room overlooks the garden boasting wonderful views over the rolling Chianti hills. And the last 2 twin bedrooms (convertible to double) with ensuite bathroom with both bathtub and shower.

Included free Wi-Fi. All bedrooms are provided with mosquito screens. Pets are not allowed.

OUR OPINION
Stunning historic mansion with infinity pool, located in one of the most famous landscapes in the world, the Chianti Classico area. The property is a clever mix of classic elegance and several modern comforts (such as satellite TV, air conditioning, DVD player, stereo, treadmill).
For its privileged position, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, it is the ideal accomodation for large groups of friends or families wishing to spend a relaxing stay, enjoing the peace and silence, among the gentle hills of Chianti.

CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday in Peak and High Seasons.
It is also possible to rent the smaller version of the castle, which can accommodate up to 14 people.

Included in the price: Final cleaning; utilities (gas, water, electricity up to 330 Kw/week); Wi-Fi Internet connection; daily breakfast service (buffet from 8 to 10 am); daily cleaning service (3 hours).
Excluded from the price: Electricity (more than 330 Kw/week – 0,80€/Kw); heating (€ 350,00 per day); cleaning and linen change; extra services.

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay cash at the arrival 1000.00€ security deposit, which will be returned within 7 working days after the departure upon damages or extra services to be paid.

DESTINATIONS
Castello di San Polo 18 is situated in the wonderful area of Chianti Classico, known worldwide for the prestigious wine to which it gives birth (the typical mark 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 quite near, just 1 hour 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 San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra and San Galgano.
The closest village is San Polo in Chianti (3 km), where you can find all basic shops (grocery sore, bakery, butcher, newsstand...) and some restaurants and bars.
The nearest train station and airport are those of Florence, respectively at 35 minutes and 45 minutes away by car.
For sport lovers, several options are available: trekking and biking paths; tennis courts and football pitches at the Chianti Country Club (12 km); golf courses at the Circolo Golf Ugolino (5 km); riding stables at the Equestrian Center Antellino (11 km).
For shopping lovers, it is advisable to go to The Mall (30 km), a luxury outlet centre where you can find the most famous Italian and International high fashion brands.
Lastly, for those looking for relax, we suggest a visit to the nearby spas of Figline Valdarno (20 km).

MAIN DISTANCES
San Polo in Chianti (3 km), Greve in Chianti (18 km), Florence (20 km), Monteriggioni (55 km), San Gimignano (60 km), Siena (70 km), Arezzo (70 km).

PARKING
4 outdoor parking spaces

MORE FACILITIES
Air conditioning
Private park with olive trees and vineyards
Vegetable garden 
Infinity swimming pool
2 covered pergolas with dining table
Satellite TV
Terrace
Fireplace
Wifi Internet connection
Automatic gate 
Outdoor automatic lighting 
DVD player
CD player
Treadmill
Mosquito screens
Ping-pong table
Portable fans
3 bicycles
Kettle
Toaster
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Coffee machine
Washing machine
Cots and highchairs
Maximum privacy
Beautiful views over the surrounding countryside
No pets allowed




Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Utilities (electricity, water, gas)
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Credit Card
    PayPal
    Wire transfer
  • Check-in time: 15:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.

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