Tuscany

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Podere Candido

Podere Candido
Tuscany
Found in the heart of Chianti Classico and in walking distance of the gastronomic village of Panzano, this recently restored medieval farmhouse boasts panoramic terraces and an infinity pool with sweeping views over the picturesque Tuscan countryside.
people
10
bedrooms
5 BR
bathrooms
4
airport
Florence 50km
pool
gym
Cook
wifi
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OVERVIEW

Nestled within the gently rolling vineyards, olive groves and forests of Tuscany’s Conca d’Oro valley, equidistant between Florence and Siena and a 15-minute walk to the hilltop village of Panzano, the restoration of this 900-year old farmhouse was a labor of love. As the owners live nearby and produce excellent quality Chianti wine, respecting the property’s heritage and natural surroundings was an essential requirement in transforming the Podere Candido into a stylish, eco-friendly holiday villa.

Built around 900 years ago, the ancient farmhouse has exposed wooden beams, stone walls and large open-hearth fireplaces. These historic features are complemented by stylish minimalist decor and contemporary furniture in an earth-tone palette, accented by pops of colour.

Guests can relax in the two living areas, one which has a TV with international channels. The newly equipped kitchen has a vast open fireplace, modern appliances and connects both to the indoor dining room and the outdoor covered breakfast terrace. There is a second dining terrace, ideal for aperitivo or dinner, with the backdrop of stunning views over the valley.

The villa’s five bedrooms are divided between two sections of the first floor, accessed via two separate staircases. Among these are two master bedrooms, one which has two dressing rooms. Three of the bedrooms can be twins or doubles and one shares a bathroom with one of the master bedrooms. There is also a small gym with a few exercise machines.

The farmhouse’s historic water basin has been converted into an infinity pool, surrounded by terracotta tiles, an ancient fountain and sun beds. Next to this is the pool house which has a shower and bar area for preparing drinks and snacks. A courtesy bar is at the disposal of guests, offering the opportunity to try some of the wines produced by the villa’s owners, as well as other beverages.

The villa’s location allows you to easily walk into Panzano, a beautiful hilltop village and the outpost of star butcher Dario Cecchini. Attracting foodies from near and far, the famous butcher sells takeaway meats and Tuscan speciality products at his shop or prepared into dishes at his collection of eateries. These are especially busy on weekends when people flock to his popular aperitivo. Other exploring of the area will take you to a number of charming villages and the wineries of Chianti. Slightly further afield, Florence, Siena and other cultural highlights of Tuscany can be reached in an hour or two.

For sustainability reasons, the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and not A/C. The heat is also kept out by the insulated roof.
Outdoors
• Beautifully restored 900-year old stone farmhouse• Infinity pool, 11,5x2,5mt
• Pool house with shower and outdoor bar area
• Covered breakfast terrace next to kitchen framed by artfully clipped hedges
• Panoramic dining terrace with 180 views of countryside
• Soaring views of Conca d'Oro vineyards, rolling hills, olive groves and distant villages
• Surrounded by cypress trees, olive trees, flowers and other local vegetation
• Outdoor barbecue and 2 open-fire side lounges
• Covered parking for 2 cars
Indoors
• Entirely restored interiors with exposed wooden beams, stone walls and open fireplaces
• Contemporary Scandinavian design with comfortable furnishings, stylish lamps and mirrors
• Two living areas
• Professional kitchen with fire oven and kitchenette
• Dining room with large wooden table, chandelier and large fireplace
• 5 bedrooms; 2 masters and 3 twin/double rooms
• 4 bathrooms; 3 ensuite, 1 bathroom shared between a master and twin/double room
• For sustainability reasons, the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and not A/C. The heat is also kept out by the insulated roof.
• Gym with a treadmill, rowing machine and A/C

DETAILS

Amenities
• Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth Bose speakers
• TV with international channels
• Courtesy bar stocked with wine from owner’s vineyard and a selection of other beverages
• Bedrooms equipped with ceiling fans and mosquito nets
• Gym with a treadmill, rowing machine and A/C
• Central heating
• Laundry facilities
• BBQ
Staff | Service included
• Welcome box, including one bottle of wine and one bottle of olive oil produced in the estate
• Midweek cleaning of the villa
• Midweek linen and towels change
Staff | Service on request
• Maid service 15€/hour
• Arrival shopping
• Heating
• Towel changes
• Cook
• Pizza party
• Scooters or bike rental

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• Closest village Panzano in Chianti with shops, restaurants and bank 4 minutes drive, 2 km
• Closest commercial and private (private jets) airport Florence 50 km – 1 hour drive
• Castellina in Chianti 10 km - 15 minutes drive
• Siena 40 km – 50 minutes drive
• San Gimignano 40 km - 50 minutes drive
• Florence city center 40 km - 1 hour drive
• Volterra 60 km – 1 hour drive
• Pisa 100 km - 1 hour and 30 minutes drive
• Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi140 km - 2 hours drive
• Rome 300 km - 3 hours drive
Things to do
• The village of Castellina in Chianti is a lovely hilltop maze of terra-cotta and stone, complete with a long vaulted passageway that tunnels through the medieval town walls.
• The Chianti area: Famous for its wines - the Chianti Classico - this area of Tuscany has more than just world-class oenological pleasures to offer. The curious visitor will come across many delightful villages, each of them with a history of its own. Let us simply mention lesser known gems such as the Romanesque church of Sant'Appiano, the Basilica of Impruneta, the fortified castle of Monteriggioni and the roofless Romanesque abbey of San Galgano which are all close. And don’t miss the Saturday market in the small town of Greve.
• Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called "Il Campo." Twice a year the famous horse race known as the "Palio" takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.
• San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area
• Volterra. This town has a fascinating Etruscan past and amazing views over the surrounding countryside. It’s one of the most charming small towns in Tuscany.The area around Volterra is characterized by the ‘balze‘, steep clay hills that create a unique and otherworldly panorama.
• Florence: The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A center of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.[2] It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic center of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
• The seashore: the sandy beaches along the coast of Versilia at turn of the century Viareggio and fashionable Forte dei Marmi with their trendy bars, designer shopping and some of the best seafood restaurants in Italy
To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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