Podere Patrignone - Apartments for 2 & B&B | Self-catering in Tuscany | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Podere Patrignone - Apartments for 2 & B&B - Self-catering in Tuscany

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Loc. Patrignone 3, 53011 Castellina in Chianti, Siena
Tuscany, Italy

Simon Zimbler

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+39 331 7338442(mobile)

Divine views to San Gimignano, ‘simpatici’ owners, a magical feel - you’ll love this laid-back, flexible place

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After a stupendous drive between Florence and Siena, you descend through dense oak, poplar, cypress and larch... to Patrignone, high on a hill, with yet more spectacular views. Charming Simon and Verity welcome you to a 15th-century cluster of buildings authentically restored, linked by flagstone courtyards and jasmine-strewn terraces. Paths lined with rosemary lead to Verity's herb garden, while an 18th-century olive crusher stands witness to Simon's 11 hectares of olive groves; some trees are over 250 years old, others are exceedingly rare. Find two cosy apartments and seven B&B rooms, all perfect for romance with natural stone walls and wooden beams. La Tinaia is the larger apartment and has its own garden, Forno's bedroom has a small internal window high up and a tiny bathroom, but couples will be happy. B&B guests get Verity's wonderful breakfasts of home-baked bread, cakes, jams, eggs from the hens, cheeses and hams… by the fire in winter, under the pergola in summer. Then off to the trampoline, treehouse and pool (no fence but walled), or for a walk in the woods. Wine festivals, music festivals, sunsets galore: what are you waiting for!

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Simon Zimbler:

Local points of interest from
Simon Zimbler:

  • The beautiful walled-towns of San Donato in Poggio and Castellina in Chianti are just 10 minutes away. Both are home to a number of excellent restaurants, as well as supermarkets, cafés, shops and amazing gelaterias.
  • If you like to walk, we’re in the middle of some stunning countryside. And there is a mildly-taxing 3-hour walk (in total) from Patrignone to an abandoned 14th century castle hidden in the woods. And our dogs will be happy to escort you there and back!
  • Within 40 minutes you can reach some of the main Tuscan tourist spots: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Radda, Monteriggioni, Panzano, Greve, Castellina in Chianti and much more are all easy reach.
  • If you prefer not to share your Tuscan adventure with hordes of tourists, worry not. There are dozens of beautiful rarely visited spots within easy reach. Just ask us when you get here, and we’ll point you in the right direction.
  • If you like wine, then you’re in for a treat. As well as having one of the world’s top wineries, Iseole e Olena, as our closest neighbour, there are dozens of fabulous small growers just minutes away. We’d be happy to arrange personal visits for you.
  • We make our own 100% organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil here. You’ll be hard pushed to find a better oil elsewhere on this planet. If you’d like us to show you around, explain how we make our oil, and organise a tasting, we’d be delighted to help.
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"If you are looking for somewhere to get away from it all - this is it. Podre Patrignione is in a beautiful location surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. The family are very welcoming but leave you to have as much or little contact with others as you like. The little villas are quaint and well equipped and the swimming pool is lovely with a great vista. We both fell in love with 'Lola' the family dog who ambles happily around the beautiful grounds. A magical week in Tuscany."


August 2015
"I took the family here for the third time last October. We love the relaxed feel and the tranquility of the place. Our two young children are able to wander off and explore the grounds without fear of being run over and the food and hospitality are consistently good. I cant wait to go again."
October 2012

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Sawday's Collections

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  • 6 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
  • , 2 Apartments for 2
Price:(i) 795 to1008 per week

Singles 15% discount.

Booking info:

15% discount for singles. Minimum stay 3 nights.


Restaurant 5-minute drive. Weekly 4-course Tuscan banquet, €40; children €20.




Loc. Patrignone 3, 53011 Castellina in Chianti, Siena

Self-catering Tinaia (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double.
Price: (i) 809 to 1008 per week
Self-catering Il Forno (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double.
Price: (i) 795 to 960 per week
B&B 6 Double rooms
Price: (i) 125 to 145 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) 125 to 145 per night

Simon Zimbler

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+39 331 7338442(mobile)