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It is the very first restored farmhouse on the estate, and no less gorgeous. Meet Casali Il Gabbro, an ode to rich Tuscan heritage which consists of prized and invaluable furniture pieces that belong to owners of the past - such as a wood stove that was formerly owned by the Visconti family, and other statement items that were formerly located in the Villa Querceto, also known as the estate’s namesake castle. Designed with 4 bedrooms for 8 guests, the property is an epitome of Tuscan history from the majestic hall to the olden day real well on the first floor. As part of the Casali di Casole brand of property, this farmhouse is a bridge to the past where stories come alive in every inch of the home. Above all, there are lush sprawling outdoor greens as its surroundings and a range of facilities as with the other farmhouses, such as the heated glass-tile swimming pool, outdoor forno and traditional Tuscan fireplace.
There are 4 bedrooms at Casali Il Gabbro, which sleeps 8 guests within. They are all configured with king-sized beds, and their own ensuite bathrooms. The main master suite is fitted with a surrounded by ancient walls that are exposed to its full glory, oozing opulence and luxury that befits the room of royalties. The rest of other rooms are elegant and warm in their own ways, and some of the bathrooms are to die for with their stylish free-standing bathtubs and thoughtful vintage furnishings.
The outdoor grounds features a heated glass-tiled swimming pool in curved shape under the expanse of the skies and green scenery, while an alfresco dining space consisting of a rectangular wooden dining table awaits guests to sit and gather over drinks and meals. There is also an outdoor forno or what is known as a wood burning oven for which guests can hover around to bake pizzas, homemade breads and other delectable eats.
Sumptuous, traditionally elegant and lovingly-curated are some immediate descriptions that come to mind upon entering this farmhouse, which is the very first restored one on the estate. Its interior features prized vintage furniture, collectibles and statement pieces, such as an ancient wood stove that was formerly owned in Villa Querceto or the estate’s namesake castle. There is Tuscan history represented in every inch of the home from the majestic hall leading up to the 1st floor that features a well formerly used to store grain or bake bread, a masterpiece chandelier created by a master blower from Murano that now hangs above the hall and stairs, and beyond its ancient roots, is its authentic combination with modernity such as the large and convivial kitchen space that comes with an island kitchen.
Guests will receive a top-notch and personalised treatment and services upon checking in at Casali Il Gabbro. The well-trained and professional team will help deliver complimentary services such as personalised welcome, daily housekeeping, welcome amenities, and provide dedicated bilingual concierge. Wifi Internet is complimentary while guests can also request for other services like private transportation, guided tours, cooking classes or in-suite massages at additional fees.
Being part of the Casali di Casole estate meant that guests could enjoy a host of outdoor activities at nearby sites and surroundings. Among the places worth checking out are the splendid areas of Mensano, Radicondoli, Casole d’Elsa and the walled fortress of Monteriggioni through a bicycle, and horseback riding at an equestrian center just down the road about 35 minutes from the estate. Take a leisurely drive out for about 50 minutes eastward and guests will arrive at quaint and charming Siena, or to popular Volterra that is just 45 minutes out.
|period||Minimum stay||4 bedrooms|
|14/03/2023 09/04/2023||Low season||3 nights||USD 3,045|
|09/04/2023 28/05/2023||Mid-high season||5 nights||USD 3,045|
|28/05/2023 01/10/2023||Peak season||5 nights||USD 3,916|
|01/10/2023 05/11/2023||High season||3 nights||USD 3,481|
|05/11/2023 05/11/2024||Low season||3 nights||USD 2,609|