Casale Refoli is an ancient Tuscan farmhouse detectable in the maps (dated 1824) of the "Catasto Leopoldino" with the name of "Podere Cetinaglia" (name very common in Tuscany from which the current location). Inhabited until time is not too far away from families of peasants of the "Val d'Elsa", which provided their livelihood by farming and breeding of animals.
Casale Refoli is located near the village of Casole d'Elsa in the province of Siena. Casole d'Elsa, of ancient Etruscan origin, is an important historical center of Val d'Elsa. Subject of contention between Florence and Volterra, the village of Casole d'Elsa owes its imposing walls of the Siena domain. Today, Casole d'Elsa is a town awarded the "Bandiera Arancione ", the mark of quality tourism environment that the Italian Touring Club attaches to the interior location for the development of quality tourism.
The property of Casale Refoli has been completely restored maintaining unchanged the shape, volume and part of the original and transformed into a cozy and comfortable house. From 2007 began to offer hospitality and welcome to lovers of Tuscany, his campaign and its art treasures.
In a very quiet area, the property of 15,000 sqm is situated on a hill surrounded mostly by fields. It is accessed by a unpaved country road of 2.0 km. This road is not suitable for sports cars or too low cars.
Surface properties: 15000 sqm.
Swimming pool: mt. 16 x 6,20
depth 160-220 cm. Open from May 21st to October 7th.
Nearest village: Km 5 Casole d'Elsa (Siena)
horse riding, rent bikes and scooters for short trips;
trekking, simple relaxing walking among woods and country paths;
wine, oil and food tastings;
buy clothes, bags, jars, etc. directly from local factories; visit markets and flea markets; antique market (in all Tuscany).
DISTANCES: 5 km. Casole d'Elsa (food shops and restaurants), 14 km. Colle Val d'Elsa (all kinds of shops), 24 km. Poggibonsi, 23 km. San Gimignano, 39 km. Siena, 70 km Florence, km. 24 Volterra, km. 79 Follonica (coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea)
The interiors of Casale Refoli are comfortably equipped and well-finished
The interiors of Casale Refoli are comfortably equipped and well-finished. The floors are in "cotto" made by hand, ceilings in the traditional beams of oak, crafted wooden kitchens with marble shelves with all the furnishings.
The hand-made mattresses are comfortable (double cm 200x170 and single cm 200x90-190x80). Bedroom wardrobes are old and restored by skilled craftsmen, some dining tables are valuable and recently restored. Each apartment has an exclusive external paved in "cotto" and with furniture for outdoor dining. Independent Heating LPG on consumption. Free Wi-Fi inside and outside. Some apartments have Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioning.
Frassino is probably the best apartment of Casale Refoli. Its large living room with two bright entrances, has a large dining table for six comfortable seats. At Christmas or End of Year period families or groups of friends get together in the dining room where it's possible to add another table. The kitchen is separate room from the living room. Master bedroom has a private bathroom with shower. The second bathroom with shower is in the corridor.
In summer this apartment maintains, thanks to its position, an ideal temperature even without air conditioning.
Melograno is a comfortable and rational apartment. Its particularity is to have a nice double room with reserved access to the bathroom. A second bedroom with two single beds that can be joined to form a large double bed. A second bathroom with a spacious shower. Ideal for a family of 4 or two couples. Sofa bed in the living room for an extra person. The two bathrooms providing comfortable and functional use. Living room with fully equipped kitchen (oven, freezer, dishwasher). Laundry room and storage room. Melograno boasts a covered patio area the most spacious and comfortable. This apartment is equipped with Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioning.
Finestrine is a wide apartment on the ground floor. Living room with a large, rustic dining table for six comfortable seats. The double bedroom collects a lot of success not only for its dimensions (can add a single bed) but also for the romantic atmosphere of its four windows. The door window of the second double bedroom opens also onto a the private patio. One large bathroom with shower. Apartment ideal for two couples or a family 4-5 people, or two couples. In summer this apartment maintains, thanks to its position, an ideal temperature even without air conditioning.
Roccaglia is a large and comfortable apartment on two levels. Ideal for a family with 2-3 children or 2 couples. The two bathrooms with shower allow a very comfortable and functional use. The patio of 26.55 square meters on the north side of the house, spacious and furnished to eat outside is cool and comfortable. Privacy and space all around will make a successful holiday.
This apartment is equipped with Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioning.
Scale is an apartment that offers comfort out of the ordinary. With one double bedroom, it is dedicated to couples who like to feel always in honeymoon. Ample space only for 2 people, maybe with a child. The large living kitchen occupies almost the entire ground floor with a large sofa bed available for 2 extra people. The two bathrooms with shower allow a comfortable and functional use and ensure privacy. Reserved patio of 17.50 sqm. This apartment is equipped with Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioning.