CASANOVA

Strada del Palazzaccio 9, Localita' Arceno, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Castelnuovo Berardenga, 53019, Italy
  based on 9 reviews
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  • SQM 85
  •  wifi
  •  Pool
  •  Parking

Description

View a video of Villa Casanova here   VILLA CASANOVA

Among mediterranean pine and oak forests on the Villa Arceno Estate is Villa Casanova, a picturesque little villa set over two floors,  Once a hayloft and barn Villa Casanova makes up part of what was a working 'Casale' (farmstead).

Restored to high standards with the convenience of modernity, Casanova oozes charm and tranquility.  Its secluded location provides absolute privacy, surrounded by a large garden the villa has a large lawn with flower beds and olive trees dotted about.  Moving away from Villa Casanova, the garden blends into the forest beyond with oak, natural rock, little glades and on the southward side is a long terrace.  Guests may relax in the shade or sunshine and admire the breathtaking views over the Chianti countryside, the vineyards, olive groves and 'Monte Amiata' the highest peak in the Siena area.  The enchantment continues with bountiful wildlife and birds that visit the garden, along with myriad butterflies and bees. Villa Casanova is the perfect place for introducing small children to the world of 'Mother Nature'.

Below the 'Casale' behind a bay hedge screen is the swimming pool equipped with sun loungers, poolside tables and a gazebo with table and chairs. From the pool there are magnificent views towards the Apennine Mountains.

Casanova is reached along ‘strade bianche’ typical of the region which are unpaved roads, winding their way through the thousand hectare nature reserve that is the estate of Arceno.  On arrival our guests are met by a large paved terrace with plenty of room for outdoor furniture, gazebo, dining table and chairs.  Perfect for entertaining, 'aperitivi', an 'al fresco' barbecue dinner or breakfast.

Villa Casanova is of typical Tuscan stone structure with chestnut beams.  On the upper floor the villa has an open plan layout having an open fireplace with a comfortably cosy seating area, a dining area and to one side is a fully equipped kitchen with enough utensils for keen chefs to create Tuscan inspired meals.  Next to the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom. Windows on all sides give views over the garden and countryside and also allow the breeze to pass through the villa.  In one corner of the upper floor are stairs down to the lower floor.  Here the bathroom with shower, bidet, lavatory and basin is located at the foot of the stairs.  Opposite is a storage room and along the hallway is the Master Bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and chairs.  To one side of the hallway is a second bedroom with direct access to the garden.  A wardrobe, writing desk and chairs along with a day/pullout bed furnish this room.


Rooms

1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 King bed, 1 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Chef/cookery classes arranged via 5 star Concierge
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine, Laundry service available at extra cost.
  • Miscellaneous
    Fire Extinguisher, Safety Card, Vacuum cleaner, Floor standing fans available
Facilities
  • Parking
    Parking Included, Roofed carport
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared)
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Policies
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm, Complimentary 5 Star Concierge service, Smoking is allowed outside only,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
5:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
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Strada del Palazzaccio 9, Localita' Arceno Castelnuovo Berardenga, Castelnuovo Berardenga, 53019, Italy


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based on 9 reviews
Patrick (Germany)
Wonderful

We (couple with two kids) spent two weeks at Casanova in August 2018. Casanova is a small barn that has been refurbished to high standards and that is located close to forest. There are two further houses nearby and a swimming pool with a terrific view over the valley is shared between the three buildings. Many Beautiful villages can be reached within an hour ride (Siena, Arezzo, Colle Val d'Elsa to name some) which makes it ideal for day-trips. Plenty of excellent and reasonably priced Restaurants can be found within 15min by car. The concierge service is truly great, the welcome food basket was a much appreciated surprise.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2018

Pierre Denis (Québec Canada)
Parfaite expérience Toscanne!

Certains la trouveront un peu isolée et éloignée mais c'est ce qui en fait une parfaite immersion en campagne Toscane. Villa Casanova est située sur un point plus élevé qu'on pouvait l'imaginer et les vues panoramiques sont magnifiques en particulier autour de la piscine. La villa est impeccable et pleine de cachets authentiques, très confortable et le généreux panier d'accueil fut très apprécié. Cuisine complète avec même des épices. Malgré la chaleur, les chambres au niveau inférieur furent très confortables avec les ventilateurs sur pied. Tout de même près de plusieurs villes et villages, ceux de San Gusmé et Villa A Sesta situés tout près sont d'un charme authentique. Bref, hautement recommandé!!!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Christine Wright (UK)
Tuscan Gem

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Villa Casanova, the property has fantastic views from all aspects. The villa is well equipped and comfortable with lovely bed linen and towels. The welcome pack was VERY plentiful to start the holiday and we enjoyed the local wines. The pool area is beautiful and the pool was kept spotlessly clean. Anna and Gaia were exceptionally helpful when we made the booking and also during our stay, nothing was too much trouble, thank you for making our so holiday special.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2017

Gillian M. (UK)
A little piece of Tuscan paradise made even better by the fabulous concierge service.

Casanova is the idilic setting for your Tuscan holiday. From the moment we arrived our family of four were overwhelmed by the rustic charms of the villa and it's breathtaking surroundings. Casanova is approximately 15minutes from the main road, approached by Italian white roads. This drive is not for the faint hearted and I would recommend a 4x4 to make the drive a little more comfortable. However, you are rewarded by a location so remote and stunning that this can be overlooked. Inside the villa has everything you need for a fabulous stay. The owners have thought of every possible detail, providing all you need even for the most fussy guests. The villa is spotlessly clean and the welcome basket is amazing, meaning you don't need to venture out immediately for supplies. Outside is really where Casanova shines. A beautiful patio area overlooks the Tuscan hills, perfect for sitting watching the sun set. The pool is large and exceptionally clean and we did not need to share it with any other guests during our stay. Towels are supplied in abundance and were changed, along with bed linen, twice on our 10day stay. The nearest village is San Gusme though it can be difficult to get somewhere open. Castelnuovo Beradenga is a lovely town approximately 25mins away and this is where we were able to purchase supplies. Just check opening times for the local shops as we got caught out a few times when needing the basics! As for touring Tuscany, Casanova provides the perfect base. Siena is about 40mins away and was probably our favourite destination with Gaia, the concierge providing invaluable information on the Palio, parking and restaurants. Florence is roughly 100 minutes away. For us,as a family who have never been to Italy, the fact that the owners offer a concierge service was undoubtedly the biggest benefit. Gaia is worth her weight in gold and provided us with so much information. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she was always available to offer assistance, no more so than when our car broke down!! She, and her partner went way beyond the call of duty to help us. Gaia and the wonderful service she provides sets Casanova aside from other properties. Thank you so much for making our family holiday so memorable. Casanova is a gorgeous property in a beautiful part of the world. If you book here, rest assured that you are in very good hands and that everything will be done to make your holiday a magical one.

Idyllic, amazing, overwhelmed, breathtaking, stunning, fabulous, beautiful, perfect, magical, 'worth her weight in gold', 'nothing was ever too much trouble', 'wonderful service', 'in very good hands'. These are all words that make it worth the effort we put in to provide our guests the top notch concierge services we aspire to. Providing our guests with all the information and assistance they need whether new to Arceno Rentals Club and Italy or as returning guests so that they may enjoy their vacation to the full with having to think or worry about a thing but know we are there should the need arise..

replied by the owner (9/21/2017 5:23:59 PM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2017

Agnes A (France)
Petit coin de Paradis

Nous avons passé une semaine formidable avec nos enfants. La maison bien équipée et joliment restaurée est située dans un cadre magnifique. La vue sur la campagne toscane est superbe. Nous avons pu profiter de la piscine bien exposée tout au long de la journée pour des bains de soleil et des baignades prolongées. Nous recommandons vivement cette maison et aimerions y retourner de nouveau.

A Little Corner of Heaven We had a wonderful week with our kids. The well-equipped and nicely restored house is situated in a beautiful setting. The view of the Tuscan countryside is superb. We were able to enjoy the sunny pool all day long for sunbathing and extended swimming. We highly recommend this house and would like to go back again. Thank you for your review. It seems we have made it perfect for the young ones and a stress free retreat for their parents!

replied by the owner (1/8/2019 7:27:13 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2016

Robyn F. (USA)
A great getaway hideaway!

Cosy, welcoming and with a ‘welcome basket’ of goodies to see us through our first days at Casanova we fell in love with the place. We will be back to Casanova again for sure. The concierge gave us many recommendations when we asked and we were not disappointed in the choices we made. ‘La Bottega del Trente’ was a fantastic evening out, (we’re foodies) and getting a guided tour of the ‘Uffizzi’ in Florence was a once in a life time experience not to be missed, just we two and the guide! We drifted through our stay here as if in a dream it was just so much! The house was perfect, the pool refreshing, the views over the countryside tremendous, the plentiful supply of house wine, although the wine tour we took was unmissable. We cannot rate this experience highly enough, as before, ‘we will be back!’

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2016

Imogen W. (USA)
Little House on the Chianti!

To hash an old saying ‘you couldn’t ask for more!’ Casanova was the ideal home away from home, anything and everything had been thought of and given. The welcome basket was a godsend, meaning we could just relax and really enjoy our first night and day here. We spent a few days doing nothing beside the pool but were able to easily find our way about to the local restaurants in San Gusmè, Castelnuovo Berardenga or Villa a Sesta. We managed several breakfasts and lunches under the gazebo on the terrace too! The quietness was wonderful and the house just so well appointed including games for the kids and grown-ups. A few day trips out to Siena and Florence and once, a day out to the seaside, coming home, tired, to such a lovely little house was just the ‘icing on the cake’.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2016

Emmanuel L.
A la hauteur de nos attentes

Le gite etait a la hauteur de nos attentes, au calme en pleine nature avec une vue superbe sur les collines environnantes. L'equipement est parfait avec une cuisine sympa et surtout des chambres en bas très fraiches ce qui est pratique lors des nuits chaudes. Grande Terrasse pour les repas. Le Jardin est encore sauvage mais bien paysage avec des essences locales, rocailles ... La piscine est très belle avec fosse pour plonger. Les commerces ne sont pas loins 5-6 km et les chemins d'acces très pittoresques. Excelent accueil de la propriétaire. Vraiment parfait

At the height of our expectations The cottage was up to our expectations, quiet in the countryside with superb views of the surrounding hills. The equipment is perfect with a nice kitchen and especially rooms down very fresh which is convenient on hot nights. Large terrace for meals. The garden is still wild but landscape with local species, rock ... The pool is very beautiful with pit for diving. The shops are not far 5-6 km and the paths are very picturesque. Excelent home of the owner. Really perfect Thank you for your comments, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that it did meet your expectations and more.

replied by the owner (1/8/2019 7:29:35 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2016

Aurelia G (Italy)
In Piccolo Paradiso!

Abbiamo passato una bellissima settimana in questo casaletto, la villa è indipendente, fresca, pulitissima, fornita di tutto. La piscina e il giardino sono semplicemente fantastici. La tenuta di Arceno è splendida, se cercate pace, relax e paesaggi mozzafiato Villa Casanova è il posto giusto!

A Little Paradise! We spent a wonderful week in this house, the villa is independent, fresh, very clean, equipped with everything. The pool and the garden are simply fantastic. The Arceno estate is beautiful, if you are looking for peace, relaxation and breathtaking landscapes Villa Casanova is the right place! Thank you, it is pleasing to know all our efforts are rewarded by such a passionate review!

replied by the owner (1/8/2019 7:22:59 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 7/2016

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