Villa near Greve in Chianti with a panoramic pool.
Casolare is an ancient Tuscan farm-house recently converted into 3 elegant apartments. As Villas near Greve in Chianti go, this one is special. Its present owners have transformed it into three large dwellings with a joyful sense of colour and generous hospitality. The houses are all individual in style, but all under the same roof and sharing striking views of the ancient landscape that surrounds it.
Great Villa for Families
All this makes Casolare an excellent place for large groups to gather, be they extended families celebrating a special occasion, or a group of friends eager to explore the Chianti. Casolare offers both comfortable privacy and convivial gathering places. There is a small football field in the villa’s gardens, perfect for kids – and bigger kids – to play around on!
The owners have preserved the terracotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. They have successfully mixed the antique furniture with bold warm colors and attractive fabrics. The kitchens have all the good-quality appliances a modern cook would want.
3 sections each with individual character
Different parts of the house take their names from the colors that grace the walls – the golden yellow of Gialla (sleeps 6), the patrician blue of Azzurra (sleeps 8) and the soft glowing orange of Arancio(sleeps 8). There are many outdoor eating areas, furnished with tables, umbrellas, and divans and located in separate parts of the property.
There is a large pool behind the house with a wide furnished surround and lovely views of the olive groves and wooded hillside opposite. While the house itself makes you feel well looked after, a charming caretaker, who lives in a small building on the property, is also on hand to help with any special requests.
The largest part of the house has two entrances – one from the charming front terrace with bright tile-covered tables overlooking the nearby vineyard and with handy access to the deceptively small, but well-equipped kitchen, and another directly into the large living room, whose warm colors and comfortable furnishings make your feel instantly at home. To one side of the living area is a dining room with a table for 8; to another, a wide staircase leading upstairs. On this floor is another large sitting room with a fireplace and doors off to the bedrooms – one twin bedroom with an ensuite shower room, a large double with ensuite bathroom that also has a shower, and two twin or double bedrooms that share a bathroom.
The entrance to the large rear wing of the farmhouse is from the back garden into a cosy living room with bright sofas, wide armchairs and a corner fireplace. This is a house of steps – a few lead up to a kitchen with a table for 8 and the door that connects to another wing of the house. A short staircase leads off the living room and up various levels to the sleeping quarters, three large bedrooms that share two bathrooms and a twin bedroom with an ensuite shower room. In the back garden and divans and hammocks under the pine trees that become an open-air sitting room.
A wide archway at the end of the long facade leads to the final portion of the farmhouse and entry is into a large well-equipped country kitchen with a dining table for 12 and French doors opening onto a wide furnished terrace that looks onto the olive and cypress trees on the opposite hillside. The terrace is also accessed from the living room, whose bright comfortable furniture and wall-to-wall windows make it a wonderful place to gather. A hallway off the living room leads to two large double bedrooms, one with access to the front garden, two bathrooms and, at the end of the hall a twin bedroom with ensuite shower room.