This converted farmhouse near Mercatale and San Casciano is located on a working farm that produces its own wine, honey and extra virgin olive oil. Conveniently located between Florence and Siena, in the Chianti region of Tuscany it is a perfect location to use as a base to explore. The nearby towns offer plenty of choice for restaurants and general shopping with each town having local markets. For wine lovers, you will be spoilt for choice and this area produces some of the worlds most famous.
The 'Uncle's House', still with its exposed beam ceilings and terracotta floors can accommodate up to 6 guests in the 2 bedrooms and sofa bed in the living area. There is a double bedroom, then a smaller second bedroom with single beds.
There is a TV with satellite connection in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, gas stove and microwave. The sunny terrace faces east and has fabulous views of the mountains and hilltops. Here guests can enjoy their meals 'al fresco' or just relax with a book and a glass of the farm's wine.
The shared swimming pool, set amongst the olive grove measures 15 x 7 metres and is between 1 and 1.5 metres in depth. There are umbrellas, sun lounges and sun beds here for guests comfort. There is a BBQ here for your use , a bowling green, ping pong table and a children's playground. There are also friendly farm animals that love to be petted! There are 6 mountain bikes on the farm at guestst disposal, if you feel like tackling the Chianti hills.
1 km from the farm is a horseriding place that cater to both beginners and expert riders, taking you out into the glorious sloping hillside of the world famous 'Chianti Classico' region.
Just 5 minutes drive from the Uncle's house is San Casciano in Chianti classic region that has shops, momentary churches, and fine restaurants and Florence is just 30 minutes away. You can reach both Siena and Pisa in about 1 hour.
The owners are very proud of the products they produce and are happy to take you on a walking tour of the vineyards and olive groves to see how they cultivate the produce and learn a bit more about farming life in Tuscany. You can book a wine tasting tour of the cellars where they produce their wine and this is accompanied by fresh local cheeses and salami made locally.