We stayed here for a week at the beginning of August - there were 22 of us in total spread across four of the apartments. The property itself is reached via a 1km dusty gravel road - sure it doesn't do the car any favours but it is most definitely well worth the effort!
Views were absolutely outstanding (we stayed in apartment 6) - panoramic views of rolling Tuscan vineyards. Rooms were of a good size and the kitchen well equipped - our apartment had three double bedrooms, two bathrooms a kitchen and a small 'lounge' area.
The entire property is all Tuscan stone and whilst renovated fairly recently, the whole place is dripping in history...and class. Nice outside pool which is a decent size for the number of residents.
For me the only areas which potential guests need to be aware of is that none of the apartments have air conditioning (or any kind of fan) so during the hot summer evenings, it does get very warm in the rooms. And some of the apartments involve steps getting up to them, so if mobility is an issue, then you'll need to consider.
Other than that, I can't rate this place high enough - pure class and a great base to explore the likes of Pisa, Florence, Siena and any number of other smaller towns in the region (not to mention the numerous places to sample the local wine!). Have already started the process of trying to go back again next year!
- Also Known As:
- Casalta Di Pesa Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CASALTA di Pesa is a Holiday Home surrounded by vineyards, just outside the centre of Castellina in Chianti in the province of Siena. An ideal destination in which to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday in the prestigious area of Tuscany, Chianti. The house was completely renovated in 2010, without altering the original structure dating from the 14th century. Every detail was planned and created with care; the interior finishes and furnishings were selected with respect for the rustic style typical of the area. The ideal geographical position means that cities of art such as Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano, Montalcino or the enchanting medieval village of Cortona may be reached in just a short time. The interior decoration was designed and supplied by ALIVAR srl ... more less