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Podere Celli

(x 16 people)

Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 9 | Near San Gimignano, Tuscany

Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |


A picture-perfect Tuscan farmhouse, Podere Celli and its old stone walls blend beautifully into the vine-smothered hills of western Chianti. Its timeless appearance belies interiors that have been restored and renovated to provide an exceptionally comfortable fully air-conditioned country retreat. At the heart of the building is a large room divided by archways into intimate sitting and dining areas, and cheered by two large fireplaces. A kitchen designed for serious cooks - complete with a wood oven - opens onto a vast terrace with a dining loggia and stunning views over the countryside. Hand-painted murals decorate the walls of the large, air-conditioned bedrooms, most of which have ensuite bathrooms. A swimming pool is set into the well-tended lawn behind the house with a pergola furnished with sofas and sun loungers. Set on a beautiful winding road minutes from Barberino Val d'Elsa, Podere Celli is the ideal setting for a holiday that combines pure relaxation with sightseeing - and perhaps even a round or two of golf.

Clients reviews

I would like to post this review on behalf of all the guests who stayed at the most beautiful Villa of Podere Celli from July 4 th - 11 th 2015. We had the most wonderful holiday ever staying in Tuscany at this beautiful and picturesque Villa. It was a truly amazing place and the photographs online don't even do it justice. Claudia the owner greeted us in such a friendly manner and she was so helpful showing us around when we arrived and she went into lots of details regarding how everything worked and where everything was located. We could not have met a nicer and more helpful person and we truly thank Claudia for her dedication and all the effort she made in helping us have the holiday of a lifetime. It is one of the most beautiful tranquil and relaxing places we ever stayed. The grounds and view from there were so amazing and the swimming pool was wonderful, very clean, and spacious and we all spent many enjoyable hours by the pool. The Villa was amazing, so beautiful, spotless, and the interior decoration was fantastic, so spacious, comfortable and we couldn't have asked for more. We booked a chef that Claudia recommended for two nights at this Villa, chef Monica and she was so good we enjoyed the food immensely, it was so delicious, fresh and authentic Italian food. Monica arrived with three other staff, she brought all the ingredients and they prepared everything and served us the most delicious food and then afterwards cleaned up and left the place spotless. The 2 cleaners 2 Italian ladies were also so friendly and they cleaned the bathrooms, tidied the bedrooms and left the kitchen spotless every morning. We visited really beautiful places when we were there, Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano, and of course the local village of Baberino Val d,Elsa which was really quaint and is very close to the Villa. We would highly recommend this beautiful Villa to anyone who was thinking of booking a holiday in Tuscany. If anyone is interested in going to Tuscany for a holiday we would really recommend that you have a car, as without one it would be too difficult to get around. Please on our behalf say thanks a million to the wonderful owner of Podere Celli , Claudia, Monica the chef and her staff, and to the really nice cleaning staff. Really hope we can get the opportunity to visit this beautiful place again.

Angela Connolly

Dear Claudia, I just wanted to write to thank you for allowing us to spend time at your beautiful villa! I knew the villa and grounds were going to be beautiful but they exceeded all our expectations! The only way I can describe it is a little piece of heaven! You put a great deal of hard work, planning, love and time into the renovation of Casale Celli and it shows in every room. Monica was amazing; the meal she cooked for us was amazing. The pesto lasagne absolutely delicious, the Florentine steak tender and cooked perfectly and the tiramisu delicious. Our only regret was that we weren't able to have her back again to cook for us due to travel schedules. We will always remember sitting at the long dining table under the canopy with the beautiful sunsets and the sweeping views of the valley and Petrognano, engaging in lively conversation while drinking delicious Italian wine. Although some in our group didn't know some of the others very well at the beginning, many good friendships were made during our week together. Thank you again for an unforgettable week in Tuscany.

Catherine Parisi

We've had a lovely fortnight-thank you very much Elena and Piero, today your daughter gets married and we hope you have a wonderful time. Congratulations. We look forward to hearing all about it in our return next year.

Barry Shooter
(United Kingdom)

We enjoyed he air con, the pool and the Jacuzzi built in. Claudia and Monica's hospitality exceeded our very high expectations again this year. Tuscany Now Fantastic - nearly 10 years now.

Barry Shooter
(United Kingdom)

The rooms, the furnishings, the view, and the pool were all spectacular. It was also well-located. The dinners prepared for us were all delicious.

James A Corrodi

Perfect setting, top quality fixtures and fittings. No expense spared in a very sensitive refurbishment of a classic Tuscan building. There are no additional words that can be used to describe this delightful place!! Wonderful chef who responded to all requests with enthusiasm and very high levels of culinary skill! Tuscany Now are very helpful and responsive to all requests.

Simon Molony
(United Kingdom)

Podere Celli, we loved the pool, the rooms and bathrooms. The outdoor dining facilities, laundry staff, the house itself and we would recommend to anybody. 5 out of 5 vote for sales team.

Robert Whyte

Amazing outdoor facilities-enormous table on veranda with fabulous views and a sunset every night, terrific pool and loggia, perfect gardens-so beautiful, comfortable bedrooms decorated as you would hope for in the Italian countryside, great staff, large, well appointed kitchen and cooking facilities including pizza oven and custom designed bbq.

Louise Cooney

We have made memories that will last us a lifetime - for that we are so grateful. The villa is warm and beautiful and we enjoyed our stay here so very much. Mille Grazie !!!

Allan Cook
(United Kingdom)

The perfect place to celebrate love and to deepen incredible friendships. Thank you for opening your home to us so that we may "experience" Italy and not just visit. Special thanks to Monica and Marco.

Matthew Avery

We liked It's location, size, amenities. It was very upgraded but still retained an old world feel.

Jamie Lescher

Marvellous location. Comfortable villa. Apart from one night and day when air conditioning did not work, the villa was very cool. Very helpful, efficient and friendly housekeeper, Monica, who was a brilliant dinner cook.

Margaret Sherriff

Restored to a very high standard, very spacious,delightful location. Lovely pool

Keith Goodchild
(United Kingdom)

it was brand new, yet an old farmhouse, it had state of the art electronics, a grand kitchen, and the appointments were in exquisite taste. I will and have highly recommended this property. I definitely hope to go back again myself.

Mary Mcculley

The views, and the landscape around the property are great. The swimming pool was super for swimming, the dining pavilion and deck were perfectly placed for sunset at dinner. The placement of windows and doors worked well for natural ventilation, and the individual fan coils in each room made individual air conditioning easy and workable.

Betsy Pettit

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