4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa in Castiglione Di Garfagnana

Friends of Tuscany Villa Fosciana in Beautiful Tuscany with Private Pool in large private estate, 20 minutes walk from village centre and restaurants
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner: Molly McKean
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  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: Castiglione Di Garfagnana
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £4895
  • High season price per week: £5395
  • Average price per week:£4895
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (4 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Great for all the family! Your own private sauna, private pool, plus tennis, wine tasting, the estate’s own restaurant and stunning walks among the Chianti hills.

The Eremo offers you a delightful, private villa with its own orchard and two spacious terraces set amongst vineyards and olive trees in the hills of exclusive Chianti – and you also get all the convenience of the facilities used by the guests staying in the apartments on the same estate three minutes walk away. You’ve got your own, entirely private space, but you can tap into the tennis courts, order breakfast or dinner delivered to your door or take advantage of the estate restaurant.

L’Eremo is on three levels. The ground floor is very spacious with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside from the huge picture windows. The sauna and the pool are typical of the care that has gone into restoring this charming villa to ensure you’ll experience the authentic Italian lifestyle. The kitchen is nicely equipped with a choice of two covered dining terraces. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, the rather grand pink room with its super-smart shower and a small bedroom with two single beds and simple en suite shower room. Upstairs you’ll find the red bedroom which is another double with a very smart en suite bathroom and the kind of walk-in wardrobe you’ll wish you could take home with you! Doors open off the bedroom onto the enormous first floor terrace and steps to your private orchard. Carrying on up to the top floor, there’s a little lobby with a writing desk, then the yellow bedroom with another handsome en suite bathroom, but this time with a spa bath.

The Eremo (which translates as the hermitage), dates back to the 600s and belonged to the Ricasoli family – the famous “Iron Baron” Ricasoli was so offended when a handsome young man dared to dance with his beautiful young wife, he swept her off to the hills and (happily for us!) invented Chianti to while away their peaceful days.

This large estate, with its woods, vineyards and olive groves, fell into disuse and has, over recent years, been carefully restored by Signor Giuseppe. The wine cellars are a fundamental part of life on the estate and you can tap into guided tours of the vineyards with a sommelier to follow through with an expert’s tasting of the estate wines. If you want even more spoiling extras, then swing by the estate’s little beauty centre and indulge in aroma therapy, a shiatsu massage, a facial or a Turkish bath. There’s also “chocolate therapy” and “wine therapy” and a host of other indulgences on their list. The ever helpful staff at reception, in the main complex, are always ready to help. They’ll book you in for a cookery class, give you the train times for a hassle-free journey that’ll drop you in the heart of fabulous Florence, they’ll set up horse riding and even organise bike rental if you want to explore the lovely lanes of Tuscany. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure your holiday is outstanding – even a scarlet Ferrari or a hot air balloon ride can be organised!

In a nutshell, L’Eremo offers you a clever combination of the privacy of your own, very enviable villa in its private grounds plus the possibility of joining the “neighbours” should you or the kids feel like company. This house is the perfect solution to everyone’s holiday needs – and deliveries from the restaurant are the Tuscan cherry on the top!


There is a restaurant on the estate, only 0.5 miles away.

The house is 1 mile from the medieval fortified village of Barbischio (with its cute little trattoria restaurant) and 3 miles from Gaiole in Chianti. Walk up the lane from your gates and you’ll be at the thickset castle of Castagnoli in 30 minutes. The ruins of Castello di Vertine, the refinements of Badia a Coltibuono (a pretty garden to visit, fabulous wines, wonderful meals!) and the rich red wines of Brolio and the Castello di Meleto are right there on your doorstep. Is it any wonder that the houses you see from your garden are the Tuscan retreats of famous artists and well-know celebrities?!

The lovely town of Gaiole in Chianti has a large selection of restaurants and shops. It is well known for it's food and wine, and the estate offers vineyard tours as well as wine tastings.There is a famous bike race in the town every year.

Barbischio 1 m
Gaiole in Chianti 3 m
Geografico cantina 4 m
Radda in Chianti 9 m
Prada outlet 17 m
Siena 19 m
Monteriggioni 26 m
Florence 48 m
Pisa 76 m

Ammenities & extra things to note
Prices listed below are subject to change, Please enquire.

Top floor:
– 1 double bedroom
– en suite bathroom with spa bath tub

Middle floor:
– 1 double bedroom with doors out to huge terrace
– en suite bathroom with bath tub

Lower floor:
– 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower,
– 1 small bedroom with twin beds with en suite bathroom with shower,
– huge sitting room with dining area,
– small sitting room with fireplace and TV,
– kitchen with dishwasher,

– 2-person sauna
– private pool 26 ft x 10 ft, 5 ft deep

Domestic help one day per week, washing machine, barbecue, satellite TV, DVD (region 2), stereo

Facilities on the estate:
Guided tours of the vineyards and wine tastings with wine and olive oil for sale. Restaurant open for breakfast & evening meals – will also deliver to your door. Spa offering massages, facials, a Turkish bath and their own special wine or chocolate therapy sessions.

Air conditioning / heating included in the price
€500 damages deposit due to the owner on arrival
Pet fee- €7 per day

Wine Tour and Tasting 3 organic wines: € 20.00 per person
Wine Tour and Tasting 3 wines + Lunch 2 courses: € 45.00 per person
Cooking Class 3 hours: € 100.00 per person (min 2 pax) including Lunch. From the third person
€ 80.00
Cooking Class 1,5 hours: € 60.00 per person (min. 2 pax) Lunch not included
Wine Bath: € 80.00 per couple
Chocolate Bath: € 80.00 per couple
Steam Bath: € 60.00 per couple
Massage 30 /50 minutes: € 45 / 75.00 per person

4 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

By on 03-Dec-2017

We loved the house and pool. It really has a great feel about it. The area is fantastic, what beautiful, almost exotic scenery. And what a view! Marjorie Kenny, Co. Claire, Ireland One of the best holidays we have ever had! Great house, fab warm pool, fantastic area. Next time we will bring friends and also rent the barn, Shirley Forbes, Huddersfield, England

5 of of 5

Stunning views and amazing size pool!

By Nadine G. on 12-Aug-2017

Very lovely villa with great space for our family-beautiful views all around.

4 of of 5

Fab Rural Property in stunning setting

By Nick M. on 30-Sep-2016

Stunning setting and views to die for! Facilities are just as described and pool is lovely size, host was fantastic & delivered exactly what is needed on Holiday. Local attractions are fab in such a rural setting. A must if you like to go Italian style.......

5 of of 5


3 nights min £2595
4 nights £3050
5 nights £3850
6 nights £4650
7 nights £5395



Children Welcome
Smoking Allowed
Wheelchair Access
Pets Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Private Pool
Private chef


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