The Cosoli Residence

tuscany, italy
5 bedroom - 4 bath
(1 review)
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€686 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 11
2 full / double
7 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 2
2 baby crib

Perks for the Parents

This gorgeous classical Tuscan villa with a pool an hour north of Siena in Radda in Chianti has expansive grounds and a children’s playground. Created as a place for a large family and friends to gather, it includes 5 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking olive groves, vineyards and picturesque hamlets. The property is bound on all sides by a fence to protect the plants from wild boar, roebuck and deer living in hundreds of hectares of woods that surround the property. The spacious villa is ideal for a vacation as a large group or 2 families traveling together. Nearby attractions include many pretty historic villages, the culture-packed cities of Florence and Siena and multiple vineyards.

Why Kids Love it

This is a wonderful villa for children of all ages - not only is there a pool and an expansive garden on many levels to play in, but there is also a playground ideal for younger children, plus table tennis, table football and a media room. There is a kids table for small children, a ladybird paddling pool for babies, and small step stools in the bathrooms. Two cribs and high chairs are provided and bedrooms are set up for children - 2 have 2 twin beds and another has 3 twin beds. One bedroom has a mezzanine level with a twin bed on the platform, best for an au pair or child aged over 6.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 week, Saturday to Saturday. The property is entirely fenced and provided with an alarm system. A stone stair leads to the first floor - there are walls on each side, so it's easy for children to climb, but no stair gate. Note that one of the bedrooms has a mezzanine level with a bed, best for a child aged 6 or over. The pool is not gated but is set away from the house. There is parking at the property.

About the Location

The house is in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, midway between Florence (1 hour’s drive) and Siena (50 minutes’ drive). It is a 5-minute drive from the nearest village, Radda in Chianti, a medieval town and the former capital of Chianti, with wine shops, grocery stores, restaurants and more. Nearby villages Greve, Castellina, Radda, Volpaia and Vertine have cultural and gastronomical treasures to experience; the house is also in easy reach of San Gimignano, San Galgano, Volterra, Monteriggioni and Pienza. Car hire (4 wheel drive if possible) is strongly recommended. Florence airport is 56 km away and is the closest airport; there are train stations in Florence and Siena.

Accommodation Details

This 5 bed, 3 bath country estate has a ground floor with kitchen, direct access to the patio with dining area, laundry room, dining room with table seating 12 and library. There is 1 bedroom on the ground floor with 2 twin beds and an ensuite bathroom. The ground floor also has a living room with huge sofa, study and access to the garden. The first floor has 4 bedrooms: 2 with a full/double bed, 1 with 3 twin beds and 1 with 2 twin beds. There is a bathroom on this floor also. The outdoor space includes expansive grounds, a pool, a patio with barbecue and traditional wood pizza oven, a soccer garden, table tennis and a children’s playground.

Style Notes

Classical Tuscany. This typical Tuscan country house has been restored and decorated with precious but child-safe elements by the owners who live there some months of the year. With exposed wood beams, terracotta tiled floors and floral fabrics, it evokes the very best of classical Tuscan decor. The main living space has a beautiful tiled archway and the vintage prints of animals and plants throughout add elegance. We love the country kitchen, the refreshing pool and the characterful wooden beds in the bedrooms, with and without romantic canopies.

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Viva B.
Member since March 02, 2016

1 review

Ryan D.
Visited in June 2017
The experience at Cosoli was excellent! As soon we booked Cosoli, we knew we made a great choice. Viva contacted us right away and emailed us a packet of helpful information and promptly answered all questions that we had before arrival. Since we were two families traveling with 5 children (ages 1 - 9) the property was perfect for us. Beautiful pool, excellent small playground and spacious rooms. We never felt like we were on top of one another. We took advantage of babysitting (from the very friendly Cristina) and cooking from Alessia! The views from the home are amazing. Since it is a private estate, you will be a few miles from a paved road. Expect a hilly (and sometimes dusty) ride in. I rented a mountain bike, which was great to explore the trails (rented from: http://www.tuscanybicycle.com/en/).

Tuscany, Italy

Olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills

This region of central Italy is as picture-perfect as you’ve heard: all rolling countryside, cypress trees, hazy views and historic stone villages. For those too young to enjoy wine, olive oil and relaxing, there are water parks, child-friendly heritage sites and theme parks, meadows and woods to play in, and donkeys to befriend. Hire a car and explore the surrounding area, buy fresh pasta to cook at home later, or spend afternoons in vineyards deciding which variety of Chianti you like the best.