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Castelnuovo Berardenga 53019 Italy

Listing # 120796

Rates From EUR 525 Weekly
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Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2018

Ancient Beautiful Haybarn near Siena and Arezzo

In the beautiful countryside between Siena and Arezzo, known as Valdambra (the Valley of the River Ambra), the top floor of an ancient haybarn has been converted into a spacious apartment full of light, overlooking a perfectly preserved Tuscan landscape: a unique, harmonious blend of luxuriant oak tree woods and of well kept farmland, ( a hospitable natural environment for roe deers, foxes, porcupines, squirrels, badgers, and all sorts of birds, such as skylarks, blue-tits, nightingales, hawks as well as, near the river, kingfishers, and white and grey herons); thanks to several years of organic farming, an increasing number of butterflies dance around wild flowers . At a short distance, a century-old castle adds historical interest to the the peace and quiet of the valley.
Carefully renovated by the owners, a couple of academics who live since 1995 in the near farmhouse , the apartment has already proved to be a welcoming holiday home, and a perfect retreat for writers, artists, composers, academics and... lovers.
Comfortably furnished and well equipped (fireplace, tv, wi-fi, central heating, a.c., stove, fridge, microwave, washing machine, kitchen tools, bath towels and bed-linen), it also benefits from a private outdoor area , with gazebo (ideal for meals, reading, conversation, daydreaming and relax) .
Excellent for a couple , but also for a small family ( the first floor apartment, a spacious loft, sleeps 2-4 people). An extra room on the ground floor of the haybarn , ( a separate cosy studio-bedroom- with kitchenette and bathroom, with shower) is also available, upon agreement.
Nearby, horse stables and riding centre, polo grounds, swimming pools, thermal springs and spas; pleasant walks through the woods lead to farmhouses, watermills, vineyards, medieval towers and charming villages where one can enjoy concerts, festivals, theatre, entertainment, food (and outlet shopping).. The haybarn is also a very convenient starting point for visiting museums and galleries of the neighbouring art cities: Siena is only 25 min away, Arezzo, 40 mns; Florence, just over one hour. Rome also very accessible bu train or bus.

Our guests enjoy perfect privacy, private outdoor area with gazebo and garden. They have access to the conspicuous library of the owners, both academics.

Meeting our guests, when they wish, it is always a pleasant and interesting experience. We are anyway always nearby, since we live in the adjacent farmhouse.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
80 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Saturday, June 16, 2018 until Friday, July 13, 2018
Available from Tuesday, July 17, 2018 until Friday, July 27, 2018
Available from Sunday, August 26, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
3 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Long rentals available upon arrangement
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Castelnuovo Berardenga
Postal Code - State or Province 53019 Tuscany
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Centro Ippico della Berardenga, Castello di MOntalto
Closest University Siena
University nearby Florence, Arezzo, Pisa, Rome

Rental Price:

EUR 525 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
The rent is due to negotiation if the studio flat is required
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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About Me
Born in Sardinia, I was was brought up in Africa and South Yemen. Back to Europe, I graduated in Pisa in Philosohy, then moved to England for my PhD (Warburg Institute, University of London). Since 1994 Researcher and Lecturer in Aesthetics at the University of Sassari, (Sardinia). When I am not in Sassari I live with three cats, two dogs and a husband, (an Academic as well) in the Tuscan countryside near Siena.



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