Podere Castellare Eco Resort is a unique place where tranquillity, well-being, innovation and tradition blend together. Guests will enjoy a warm welcome in the middle of the most secret countryside of Chianti, among vineyards, woods and olive groves. The farmhouse is located in Diacceto Pelago, only 20 minutes drive from Florence, not far from Siena, Arezzo and the most famous villages of Tuscany, in one of Italy’s most famous areas for its historical, artistic and natural heritage. Podere Castellare is an eco-sustainable resort and a certified organic farm. In the middle of the tuscan landscape, you can live a unique experience, among food and discovery of the territory.
Podere Castellare Eco Resort, in Diacceto Pelago, Tuscany, offers 12 rooms, 2 suites and 2 apartments. The owners have dedicated great attention to the well-being of guests in the architectural choices and furnishings of the rooms. Thanks to a careful renovation, the farmhouse has been transformed into an innovative agritourism, following the criteria of bio-architecture, with a careful use of materials and energy, and offers bio-compatible equipment and services, while respecting the nature of the place. The chromatic choice of the rooms follows the principles of feng-shui and the furnishings of the rooms have been built using woods, glues and paints of natural and completely organic origin. You can enjoy various facilities: outdoor swimming pool, spa, tennis court, relaxation areas, hammock grove, panoramic terrace. Everything is thought to guarantee you the maximum comfort.
At Podere Castellare you will be able to experience the unique gastronomic heritage of the region in a relaxed and familiar environment. The restaurant offers local specialties prepared with finely selected products and seasonal organic vegetables grown on site, accompanied by farm oil and local wines. It also houses the first London Dry Gin micro distillery in Italy to produce Tuscan gin with local botanicals, using liquid infusion and steam distillation methods. It is from this area that the best juniper in the world and the root of the iris used to bind the water to the various aromas originate. The tradition can be traced back to the monks of the nearby Abbazia di Vallombrosa, where the same recipes are still used today and the process of maceration with the juniper berries in infusion. You can visit the distillery, follow a session dedicated to distillation, go to the fields to discover the properties of the plants or book a lunch or dinner where you will be offered dishes flavoured with local botany accompanied by gin. All this in an accommodation facility that combines tradition, design elements and Tuscan flavours.