About this listing
This beautifully restored farmhouse in the Tuscan style is part of the estate of Certano and is the ideal place for a quiet and relaxing holiday in the countryside, not far from Siena.
The building enjoys a panoramic view over the vineyards and olive groves and offers wide open spaces where you can spend moments of relaxation.
Siena is only 7 km away and is easily accessible both by car and by bus stopping at the end of the dirt road leading Certano.
Boschetto country house offers the possibility to spend relaxing holidays in peace and respect of tradition, but it is also ideal for short trips in the surrounding countryside or for cultural visits: Florence, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, San Gimignano, Volterra , Monteriggioni and they are very close destinations where to spend pleasant days.
The immediate vicinity also offers many interesting insights: Lecceto, Belcaro, Petriolo, Celsa.
The village of Certano with its elegant villa, its ancient Romanesque church, the surrounding buildings and grounds are an excellent opportunity for vacation.
During the stay there are also various opportunities for recreation in the surrounding estate of Certano: snacks in the "limonaia", the beautiful greenhouse overlooking the roof garden, cooking classes in the old kitchen of the villa, mountain biking with the bikes available for guests , wine olive oil, vin santo and honey tasting in the ancient cellar with chestnut barrels, realxing reading under the centennial cedar trees of the park, shopping in the small shop in front of the old church, Cantuccini and Vinsanto with a breathtaking view from the terrace on top of the main building, elegant dinners in the frescoed halls on the ground floor of the villa.
Boschetto, typical farmhouse in the Tuscan style, offers spacious rooms with beamed ceilings and authentic Tuscan terracotta floors and 11 comfortable beds. A double room, four bedrooms with two beds each, one single bedroom, two bathrooms with shower, one with bath, dining room with a large fireplace where you can even sit, eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. The room on the ground floor is accessible to disabled people with wheelchairs.
Guests are requested not to leave the windows open during the winter, in order to avoid excessive consumption of fuel for heating.
Our family had a great time at Annalisa's Tuscan country house. Its location is perfect for visiting Siena, Florence and even the Tyrrhenian Sea. There's an old church on the property from 730 AD. The views of the olive trees, vineyards and valleys are breathtaking. The house is spacious and has everything for a comfortable stay. We wish we could have stayed longer but do hope to come again.
Logement très typique, fidèle à sa description, situé en campagne à 10 min de Sienne. Accueil très chaleureux et personne très disponible. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour.
Ho soggiornato 3 giorni al Boschetto insieme ad un gruppo di amici, per festeggiare Capodanno insieme. La struttura rispondeva alla descrizione, con stanze ampie e confortevoli e completa di tutto il necessario per una comoda permanenza.
Lo spazio esterno è molto ampio, con vista sulla vallata, un paesaggio davvero incantevole!
Peccato solo per il freddo terribile che c'è stato a fine anno (-7° la mattina del primo) perché ci abbiamo messo parecchio a scaldare la casa.
L'accoglienza da parte della sig.ra Graciela è stata perfetta, molta cortesia e disponibilità ci hanno fatto sentire come a casa nostra.
Siamo stati molto bene e i bambini non volevano tornare a casa!
We spent a wonderful weekend in Certano! The house is exactly as in the pictures and everything around it, from organizing to arrival and departure went smoothly although we were on such short notice :)
Thank you for this nice stay!
The perfect place to visit Siena and still enjoy the quiet comfort of an still active vinery in the countryside. Thanks for this great possibility!
We have a family of 10, including 4 children, and everyone has enjoyed the stay at Annalisa's country house. The house is located on top of a hill, surround by vineyards, olive trees, valleys, and endless hills; the views are gorgeous from many angles at each time of the day. Upon arriving, Graciela is very helpful, the local restaurant she recommended offers wonderful Tuscany cuisine that one would not expect to find elsewhere. Next day Annalisa showed us around including the vineyard, the cellar and the villa, and we purchased a few bottles of Chianti wine she brewed and it tastes wonderful. The children love the place. The house is very spacious, lots of rooms for 10 people. Location is convenient, driving to Sienna takes only 15 minutes, and it is close to other Tuscany towns. For experiencing Tuscany, this is a wonderful place to stay.
Annalisa a toujours répondu à mes questions et mes demandes de renseignements avec beaucoup de gentillesse et de précision. L'emplacement (Certano)est extrêmement agréable , calme et pittoresque. On peut rejoindre Sienne sans difficulté
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About the Host, Annalisa
My name is Annalisa Baldassarrini, I am a descendant of the Baldassarrini family who lived for centuries in the estate of Certano. I'm responsible for the management, maintenance and care of the houses and apartments that we rent. Fishing out things here and there from the rooms of the ancient villa of Certano, I tried to restore the flavor of the houses. In the days when I was a little girl and I used to go and visit the farmers in the houses we now open to tourists. I really like going to the flea markets in search of old objects and furniture to embellish our homes and create a true Tuscan atmosphere. I enjoy growing lavander and love creativity in general, and in the store I opened under the stable I create scented sachets and various crafts to offer to our guests. I'm keen on painting, decoupage, embroidery and creativity in general. Certano makes me feel good because it enhances my artistic side!