Villa Chestnut

Chestnut is an 8 bedroom Premier Villa in the countryside outside of Florence, Tuscany. This important property can count famous historical figures among its owners.

The History was recorded as early as 970 as belonging to the Bishop of Volterra. It was badly damaged and sacked by Piccinino's troops in 1430 and by the Sienese army which spent the night there on 13 June 1554. There was already a 'Mansione' or hotel in the farm known as the 'Osteria Vecchia', which was moved to a larger and more spacious premises in its present site beside the provincial road. It became part oof the farm which was built there in around 1600 by the Senatoria dei Rinuccini family from Florence, both as their own home and to administer the other properties they had acquired in the area. In around 1815 it was inherited by the Marchesi Capponi of Florence. The Grand Duke of Tuscany visited the house on several occasions, together with his retinue, and almost always stopped to dine in the Villa with the Capponi. In 1834 it passed to Marchese Attilio Incontri as part of the dowry brought by his wife, Donna Ortensia, the daughter of Marchese Gino Capponi.

The Estate - is on Monte Cornocchia. It lies beside the provincial road to Volterra, known as the 'Volterrana', near the crossroads where one road leads to Volterra, another to San Vivaldo and the third to Castelfiorentino. This is also the meeting point of three valleys: the Elsa, the Evola and the Era. This spot also marks the boundary between three old 'contadi' in the municipalities of Pisa, Florence and Volterra: in 1308, three delegates from the three Republics established the territorial boundaries between the districts of Volterra and san Gimignano.

The Accomodation - The property is composed of the Mansion house and 14 independent apartments with their own private space to eat outside.The Villa is 368 square meters on the ground floor and 375 square meters on the first floor. It is in a large park where a lake, a swimming pool (20x10m) can be found. There is also a golf course close by (Castelfalfi Golf Club). Guests also have access to a typical Tuscan Trattoria and a bar/pizzeria where groceries and local gastronomic products can be purchased (wine, extra virgin olive oil, honey, grappa).


It consists of 4 ensuite double bedrooms, 4 ensuite twin bedrooms, kitchen (equipped with cooker, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher), and living rooms.

For further information about alternative apartments on the same country estate, please visit:

Ash Apartment, Yew Apartment, Spruce Apartment, Elm Apartment, Maple Apartment,       Sycamore Apartment, Acorn Apartment, Willow Apartment, Larch Apartment, Rowan Apartment, Fir Apartment, Holly Apartment, Beech ApartmentPine Apartment


  • Swimming pool
  • BBQ
  • Wifi internet
  • Linen changed weekly
  • Cot and highchair available upon request
  • Tuscan Trattoria and a bar/pizzeria where local products can be purchased - 200m
  • Daily fresh bread delivery on request (except Sundays, summer only)
  • Golf course close by (Castelalfi Golf Club)
  • Tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycles
  • Guided trekking
  • Please see 'Extra Details'

Approximate location shown for guidance only. Contact us for precise details.

Nearest Amenities
TypeNameDistance km
RestaurantRistorante Il Castagno0.15
BarDe Santi Ilaria4.74
Grocery StoreMinimarket Di Marucci Carlo Snc5.00
Cash MachineMonte Dei Paschi Di Siena5.28
BankMonte Dei Paschi Di Siena5.28
PharmacyFarmacia Priamo6.92

Additional Information

DAMAGE DEPOSIT: €550 by credit card


  • Use of water, gas, electricity
  • Linen (changed weekly), final cleaning


  • Maid service (€18/hour)
  • Extra bed (€15/person/night) - 4 available
  • Central heating (€55/day in winter)
  • Guided trekking, bicycles 
  • Chef service, cooking classes, Italian lessons
  • Wedding Fee - 500€

Pets: allowed, free of charge

Swimming pool open: beginning of May - end September (depending on weather conditions).

Guests also have access to a typical Tuscan Trattoria and a bar/pizzeria where groceries and local gastronomic products can be purchased (wine, extra virgin olive oil, honey, grappa).

WEDDINGS/EVENTS - Apartments Sycamore, Spruce & Maple must be booked together with this villa.

LOCAL TAX: All tourists are required to pay euro 1 person/night (children under 14 euro 0.5) for the first 6 nights of stay. The payment is compulsory and must be in cash directly to the owner at arrival.

Per Week
17th Nov 2018 to 21st Dec 2018Contact Us
21st Dec 2018 to 6th Jan 2019£5,117

Agent PDF