A well located and comfortable retreat in the Chianti Countryside, at the edge of the delightful small hamlet of San Sano with its gorgeous little restaurant and shop and within easy reach of Siena and Gaiole.
This comfortable property, consisting of the main house and the guest annexe, is often used by its Genoese owners as a weekend retreat. It has been featured in Gardenia, a well-known Italian magazine, and is ideal for relaxed living for couples and families.
Built into a hillside, Casa Daniela is a complete surprise with first impressions of 40 acres of green lawns, shaded areas, trees and shrubs surrounding a charming house of seemingly modest proportions, yet all combining to make a spacious and most sought after holiday home. The extensive, mature gardens are complemented by shaded terraces along the side of the house and underneath the old cedar tree. The guest annexe is separated by a terraced area with a most attractive entrance and dozens of terracotta pots, of different shapes and sizes, full of beautiful and colourful plants.
The country kitchen in the main house will appeal to all those who love cooking; baskets and copper pans hang from its beams. A charming loggia leads from the kitchen, with a pergola covered in vines for shaded al fresco dining and huge terracotta pots containing three different varieties of white, pink and mauve hydrangeas. More of a country cottage than a luxury villa, the house is particularly suitable for cosy living, with its very comfortable sitting area and "snug", where one sinks into comfortable cushions, Moroccan-style, next to a banquette area with a circular table in the middle - ideal for card games or just for talking into the early hours.
Casa Daniela’s lovely gardens and expanses of lawn, makes it an ideal family house. Guests will enjoy the pretty and peaceful views from various points in the garden and from the house. The large swimming pool, located well away from the house, has an electric cover, making it particularly suitable for children and there is also a table tennis table!
One of its greater advantages must be its seclusion and privacy - yet, only 10 minutes walk away, is an excellent family run restaurant and local shop, run by the same family, open 6 days a week from early until very late.The owners know the owners of Casa Daniela well and extend the same hospitality in welcoming their guests by way of a complimentay arrival night meal. All the food is fresh, having been bought for the restaurant, and excellent provisions to include ham, cheese, salami, fruit and vegetables are always available.
A highly recommended and most lived in house, very suited to guests who will enjoy and appreciate this much loved family home.
Sitting room • Dining room • Kitchen • Master Double bedroom with steps leading down to a bathroom en suite • Dressing room - ideal to place a cot.
Lower Ground Floor
Stairs lead down to halway with exit to garden • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite. Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite.
Twin bedroom (can be double). Shower room. Bunk-bedded room
Washing Machine, Dishwasher, TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Telephone, WiFi Internet Access, Insect Screens (all windows), Portable barbecue, Heating (payable locally)
Private Swimming Pool
14m x 8m, 1.35m - 2.35m deep with ladder steps. Pool Towels. The pool is open from 14 May until 16 September 2011. Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge
This villa is a Saturday changeover