This magnificent Tuscan farmhouse is located inside a large Chianti winery. The secular estate exists since the 12th century. In former times it belonged to the powerful Medici family. Nowadays on the extensive grounds (more than 800 acres) of the local vineyards you find 4 beautiful villas, one of them is Casale Felci. Approximately 300 meters distant from Felci her twin sister Villa Ricca is located amongst the vineyards.
The two largest villas in this estate, Casale Felci and Villa Ricca, have both been built by Leopold II from Lorena, the grand duke of Tuscany, each one on the top of a hill with a 360° view. Both together can hold a large group, up to 50 persons, especially for a wedding, a large family reunion or incentive groups. The owner offers also his private wine cellar and a charming chapel if you want to organize your wedding in this dream location.
After a recent renovation, the villa has become a delightful vacation rental, preserving the original characteristics of the typical Tuscan villas, with its red bricked archways, floors, wooden beamed and vaulted ceilings and original antique furnishing.
The ground floor holds a very spacious living room with a fireplace, a SAT TV room, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Besides this level offers 4 double bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms. These 4 bedrooms are located on the ground floor.
The living room is beautiful decorated with its “terracotta” original archways, its perfectly working fireplace and very tastefully furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs. The dining room is very spacious and perfect for the whole group to sit together. Its glass windows and French doors open directly to the garden and the pool.
Casale Felci offers 600 square meters (over 6000 square feet) of comfortable living space, sleeping a group of up to 24 persons in a total of 11 bedrooms. 4 bedrooms are located on the ground floor, 5 bedrooms on first floor and 2 bedrooms in the annex of 110 square meters. Each one of the bedrooms has its own private bathroom. In 2 bedrooms there is space for an extra single bed. The beds come as a double, but 5 can be split up in two single beds. Depending on your preference.
The TV room can be accessed directly from the pool area; it is a charming refuge for a relaxing time to contemplate a wonderful day-trip in Chianti with a glass of red wine. There are available: HI-FI stereo system, VCR and DVD player. The villa offers also fast internet connection for free use for guests, if you bring your own computer.
The kitchen is a separated room and fully equipped with 2 stoves, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, freezer, industrial dishwasher, all necessary cookware and table ware to cook a full Tuscan menu. If you prefer not to cook, you can hire a chef who comes in the villa and prepares a typical Tuscan dinner for you.
All double bedrooms are furnished with queen sized double beds. However, the beds are all original period pieces of furniture, some of them a charming canopy beds, others are wooden beds. Have a look at our article about Italian beds.
The internal staircase leads to the first floor where are located 4 double bedrooms (one of them has a mezzanine with two more twin beds, ideal for kids sleeping with parents) and one bedroom with twin beds. On request more single beds are available. Each bedroom has its private en-suite bathrooms. All bathrooms in the villa are equipped with shower box, WC, bidet and sink. All bedrooms have indivdual Air Condition!!
The villa’s dependence is the old hayloft located 10 meters from the villa, which has been completely renovated and can comfortably sleep 2 couples.
The annex offers 2 double bedrooms, one of them has a king sized bed and the other one a queen sized bed. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, one of them equipped with a shower box and the other one with a bathtub.
The annex offers a living room with a fireplace and an eat-in fully functional kitchen. The annex has also a private patio in front with an outdoor dinning area.
The villa offers laundry service, extra maid and chef services and excellent water from their own private well. The closest restaurant is located within walking distance from the villa (only 300 meters) and the medieval village can be reached easily by a secondary path through the estate. A great idea for a morning hiking around, besides, in the vicinities there are many other outdoor activities: horse riding, mountain biking, tennis, polo club, private fishing lake and much more.
Casale Felci offers a private swimming pool of 10 x 5 meters, surrounded by a bricked terracotta solarium and equipped with sun loungers and a covered gazebo by the pool with table and chairs. The large garden is surrounded by the estate’s fields, vineyards and olive groves. On the backside of the Villa close to the pool there is a barbecue area, as well as a covered terrace attached to the villa, with a large marble table for delicious meals al fresco.
The villa is immersed in a wonderful location, very central and ideal for day-trips in Tuscany, from the best Chianti wineries to the most important cities of art like Siena (20km), Florence (68km), Arezzo (38km) and Cortona (64 km). The estate is located within 5 minutes drive from a cosy medieval village, and within a short distance from good restaurants and basic groceries at Bucine or Ambra.