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“Perfect rural location”
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Pretaccione
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8 reviews
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“Perfect rural location”
Reviewed 20 February 2009

La Pretaccione is perfect for a family holiday or to share with friends. It is in the heart of beautiful countryside but within easy reach of Siena and many little villages. There is an excellent trattoria just down the road. The house is spacious , well-equipped and easy to keep clean. We had a great time painting in the area, no shortage of subjects. Tennis court and swimming pool provide extra entertainment. Go to experience the heart of Italy.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 January 2009

My husband and I spent a glorious 2 weeks in the La Porcilaia section of the Pretaccione farmhouse in August 2007. We'd return in a heartbeat.
The seperate unit (it was the former farm's pigsty!) is surrounded by lavendar, and other lovely plants, has a rose-covered covered patio - perfect for outdoor eating and resting - and lies a few steps from the pool which was much appreciated in the hot weather.
The apartment itself is beautifully and comfortably furnished, has a knock out bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen overlooking vineyards. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay seemed to have been provided, including lots of local travel information and personal recommendations from the owners for restaurants in the area (which all turned out to be true!).
Pretaccione is secluded without feeling distant, a short drive to the local village which has an excellent restaurant and about a 15 minute drive to Gaiole where all necessary provisions for that lazy meal on the patio can be purchased. In addition, it is about an hour from Siena and a couple of hours from Florence.
One could not ask for more. We recommend Pretaccione without reservation.

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  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2009

We stayed at Annabel and Christopher Henfrey's house in the early days of Pretaccione and it was just what we wanted. It was modern living in an old building where everything worked and it was comfortable without being fussy.
As it was easy to use the kitchen and keep it clean, maintenance time was minimal and time for exploring the countryside and the towns, holiday time, was maximized.

Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
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Property: Pretaccione
Address: Villa del Chianti., 53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castelnuovo Berardenga
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Castelnuovo Berardenga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Podere Pretaccione, 1000 year old, was once the home of itinerant priests. Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region, Pretaccione provides a restful, rural setting just 20 minutes from historic Siena. The main building has been carefully restored into eight spacious accommodations; each comfortably furnished in keeping with the terracotta floors, stone archways and beamed ceilings. A large swimming pool and tennis court with garden furniture are set on a lawned terrace just below the farmhouse. ... more   less 
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Pretaccione Italy/Province Of Siena, Tuscany

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