In the Crete Senesi, at the heart of a working organic farm, the this traditional farmhouse is divided into two appartments that sleep six in all. Both are beautifully furnished with family pieces. The larger appartment, Il Poderino, is on various levels with two double bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a kitchen with fireplace. There is access to a large shared garden with a barbecue area and a table to dine outdoors. Guests can help themselves to the produce of our organic vegetable patch.
This is an ideal place in which to enjoy the countryside in spring and autumn, far from the bustle of a city. The focus of farm activity is on the breeding of thoroughbred horses. Mares and foals graze in the fields and horses train on the farm’s sand track. Situated within the Ombrone River valley, you can enjoy walks along its banks and in the surrounding woods. Here you will discover an unspoilt landscape of cultivated fields, abandoned farms, and many species of wild animals and birds. There are many good restaurants and trattorias serving magnificent local wines. Alternatively, you can have fun preparing dinner in the well-equipped kitchen with a fireplace for grilling. The Rapolano spas (to which our guest have a discount entrance) are just a few minutes’ drive away, and cultural cities such as Siena, Arezzo and Florence are within easy reach.
Solo amanti degli animali e della natura.
Pros: the house is over 1000 years old and very charasmatic, Teo is adorable and very friendly.. the first night breakfast was perfecto! The horses were beautiful. .
Cons: the place is full of ghosts (our 3 year old felt it as soon as we arrived). The heating, which you pay for extra) was not enough. We spent the night in coats and still did not feel warm. There were a few bugs in the bedrooms. The WiFi worked only in the lounge room and outside. Second night breakfast was minimal, not enough for a family of 4. Toilet paper was scarce. Water is not for human consumption. Learned this the hard way. Washing machine did not work. Water for shower was not hot at all.
Some clarifications, point by point
- the Ghosts are friendly
-About the heathing, during the check in I show you how does this work, how to raise, lower turn off and on, the same for the hot water.
You used it , it is specified that is not included in the total cost and you have not paid full.
-This is an organic farm, better some bugs than pesticides...
-you are arrived during a snowstorm , it is normal that the power of the WiFi was reduced , that is mine countryside.
-for two adults and two kids, (age 7 and 3) two nights the breakfat was:
20 fresh organic eggs, 2 kg homemade organic bread, 500g beacon, fresh organic different types of jams, lemon curd, organic butter, organic milk, mineral water, different types of tea and coffè, a big basket of fresh organic fruits, a tart for 8 people, two types of cereal and cookies...
That is minimal????????
-two rolls of toilet paper, you ask for more and i give you another one.
-you ask me if water is ok for drinking and i tell you is good for cook and wash, but not for drinking, not because it is poisonous or dangerous or contaminated, but is full of mirals salts, and is not good in case of high blood pressure or kidney stones, always drink it all including us and the ghosts.
Abbiamo passato due giorni ospiti di Teodora e Francesca e credo che questo sia stato in assoluto il periodo più piacevole passato in un locale di questo tipo, rurale e insieme vicinissimo al centro di Rapolano. L'appartamento era perfettamente equipaggiato, pulito, arredato con molto gusto e assai (website hidden) siamo sentite fin dal primo momento come "a casa". Il fuoco acceso in cucina e la stufa a legna erano lì ad accoglierci, ma naturalmente c'era anche il termosifone se avevamo freddo. Il pane fatto in casa, la crostata che Teodora ci ha preparato, le marmellate fatte da lei e tutta l'accoglienza premurosa che ci ha fatto hanno contribuito a rendere questo soggiorno indimenticabile. Non esiterei a raccomandare una sosta al Poderino a chiunque voglia godersi la zona delle Crete Senesi e le terme di Rapolano come abbiamo fatto noi. Da notare che Teodora ci ha fatto trovare dei buoni che ci hanno dato un bello sconto per l'accesso alle terme di Rapolano.
It was a great stay in a wonderful place - very authentic rural house with all modern facilities. The homemade bread and cakes, and other products provided for breakfast were perfect in quality and quantity. We communicated with Teodora, she is a perfect host. We were shown the horses and other animals of the farm :) But if you don't want to see them - no disturbance, you won't notice them at all. I would definitely recommend staying at Francesca and Teodora's place.
Our stay in Il Poderino at Horse Farm Capannacce was lovely. The old farm house is in a gorgeous setting and has been kept very authentic. There was lots of room for our family of four and we had fun cooking and eating in the old farm kitchen. The walls in the farm house are thick which kept the apartment cool even when it was hot outside. The nearby hot springs were a wonderful experience for us and there were several good restaurants in town. The proximity to the highway made day trips easy. We were cordially greeted by Theodora and shown around the apartment. When we arrived there was a freshly baked loaf of bread and fresh vegetables from the garden in the kitchen. The kitchen was stocked with the basics so we were able to enjoy a simple dinner the first evening even though the grocery store was closed. Every day, fresh bread and once an apple cake were discreetly delivered. The washing machine was broken when we were there but Francesca was very gracious to do some laundry for us at her home. The wifi worked very well and we were able to get cell phone reception if we stepped outside. My only small caution is that prospective renters should keep in mind that this is an old farmhouse and as such they will be sharing the apartment with a variety of god's small creatures. It didn't bother us and we enjoyed our stay immensely. We also got to tour the horse farm with Theodora and saw the calves, dogs, chickens as well as the horses.
Teodora e di Francesca ci hanno accolto cordialmente e con molta disponibilità e cura ci hanno mostrato l'alloggio e il contesto generale.
Abbiamo trovato quello che era descritto e mostrato nel sito.
Il podere è immerso nella campagna, in auto distante solo cinque minuti dal centro abitato. Ideale per gli amanti della natura e della quiete.
L'appartamento è grande, con uno stile e un arredamento fedele alla tradizione degli antichi casolari toscani. Questo ha contribuito a creare una piacevole atmosfera che ha reso il nostro soggiorno molto gradevole.
Una menzione particolare meritano le deliziose torte e il pane fatto in casa, nonché la possibilità di raccogliere direttamente i prodotti dell'orto.
Lo consigliamo a chi cerca un ambiente naturale e genuino.
Très bel endroit pour se poser et se reposer, situé en pleine campagne, assez simple à trouver.
Un goût de vacances, un très bon petit-déjeuner, des hôtes charmantes. Nous avons passé là 7 jours de calme. Ambiance familiale non envahissante. Une très belle ferme à découvrir. Avec nos enfants de 2 et 4 ans, tout s'est très bien passé.
We had such a wonderful time at Francesca's farmhouse! The surroundings couldn't be more picturesque and Francesca is such a lovely host. The apartment/farmhouse is super spacious and comfortable and decorated with so many beautiful family heirlooms. It's just gorgeous.
We hired a car and spent three days zooming around the countryside, checking out lots of little villages (Pienza was our favourite) and enjoying some truly incredible food and wine.
Every afternoon we'd come back to our gorgeous farmyard and enjoy a glass wine in the sprawling garden space - one afternoon Francesca even took us up to feed the horses.
It's a tiny bit tricky to find but just confirms instructions before you head off and you'll be fine. Its' worth the trip! Also Francesca provided us with delicious breakfast items including fresh eggs, fruit and a home made bread and tart. Which was lovely.
A perfect getaway - highly recommended!
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