Stayed at Vecchia Stalla within the complex of about 5 apartments of varying sizes for 1 week in August 2011 (very hot). All are owned separately, so not all are let at the same time. Ours comprised of a double and twin room, shower room and spacious kitchen/diner lounge. Stayed with two teenage children. Very impressed by the quality of the accommodation for the price. This is a stunningly beautiful area of Italy. The pool was lovely and large and although other families were there at the same time we never once felt restricted. Quiet in the evenings. No more that 10 mins drive to get breakfast from nearest small village Lecchi and 20 mins to larger towns with more substantial supermarkets. Siena 30 mins drive. Best ever ice cream shop in Castellina - Gelateria L'Antica Delizia. Also a good pizzeria. There are no washing facilities in the apartment but there is a self pay laundry in Radda, which is 20 mins drive (down past the football pitch). If we had any criticism to make it would be the lack of laundry facilities for this particular apartment (others had laundry), the long drive over quite a rough unpaved road from the main highway to the complex and unfortunately the overflowing septic tank next to the entrance to the tennis court (which was well away from the apartments and pool, but was noticed when we had to collect tennis balls that had gone out of court). However, none of these negative points can deflect from the 5 stars we felt that this property deserves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere Pretaccione, 1000 year old, was once the home of itinerant priests. Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region, Pretaccione provides a restful, rural setting just 20 minutes from historic Siena. The main building has been carefully restored into eight spacious accommodations; each comfortably furnished in keeping with the terracotta floors, stone archways and beamed ceilings. A large swimming pool and tennis court with garden furniture are set on a lawned terrace just below the farmhouse. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pretaccione Italy/Castelnuovo Berardenga, Province Of Siena