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Architecturally Stunning, Historic Country House in Idyllic Landscape.

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Last updated: 05/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Architecturally stunning house, protected by the Italian Ministry for Culture for its historic and cultural significance, sleeps 8.
Set in the idyllic Chianti countryside between Florence (c.26km) and Siena (c.40km). The pretty market town of Greve-in-Chianti, with a wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants, is just 3km away.
A former chapel, with medieval origins, and attached stone farmhouse, have recently been converted by a leading Italian architect and featured in Architectural Digest magazine. They sit at the heart of a tiny and ancient fortified hamlet, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, woodland and open fields. The house enjoys serene vistas all around, stretching to the Apuan Alps 70 miles away. Leonardo da Vinci was inspired by the scenery here in his landscape painting.

The house is far more than just a rental property: it is a home, lovingly decorated by skilled Italian fresco artists, furnished with a stylish mix of antique and contemporary pieces collected from our travels all over the world. There are hand-painted Italian ceramics, hand-made glass, local wood and wicker work, the latest in Italian design bathrooms - beautiful objects that reflect a life well lived. The rooms are filled with fresh flowers, fragrant soaps, books, CDs, sheet music, board games, films...and other simple pleasures to reflect 'la dolce vita'. There is an 1885 Bluthner grand piano in the main sitting room.

The cultural sites of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montepulciano, Greve and the Chianti hill towns, medieval castles and wine estates are all nearby.

There are a number of beautiful and extensive walking trails direct from the house.

The area is known for its outstanding wines and fine local cuisine.

House: 330sq.metres (total), on 2 main levels plus taverna.
Ground floor:
Impressive main sitting room in former church, leads to lovely covered loggia outside;
1 study-bedroom with double sofa-bed; shower room/toilet;
Second lounge/dining room (with table for 6), double doors to courtyard garden;
Farmhouse kitchen with large open fireplace, dishwasher, microwave;
Utility room (washing machine, dryer); guest toilet;
Lower ground:
Large taverna, with wine racks and dining table for 8;
First floor:
2 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room,
1 twin bedroom; guest bathroom (with shower).
Outside:
In addition to the courtyard garden, there is a covered loggia for sitting outside, and a few minutes walk around vineyards takes you to the property’s field with fruit frees (suitable for ball games, etc.) and hillside woodland.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 320 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    But regrettably the property is not suitable for very young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    1st floor hall...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)...moreless

  • Stylish, modern, Italian-design shower rooms in travertine marble.

Other Amenities

  • Golf, horse riding, hiking, wine-tasting & wine tours, cooking lessons, art lessons etc. all available on request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    53' TV but NO satellite, cable or local stations. The TV is for DVDs only....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Small collection of films on DVD...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms, one is the former church (c 100 sq metres)....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In private car parking area (outside)....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
May 1 - Jun 27, 2015
6 night min stay

£900
High Season
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,040
Mid Season
Sep 6 - Oct 17, 2015
7 night min stay

£900
Autumn season
Oct 18 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

£880

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD £250
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

SUPPLEMENT for groups of more than FIVE people: £60 sterling per person per week.

Rate includes WiFi, bedlinen / towels, electricity, hot water.

A Security Deposit (€ 300) is payable in cash on arrival, returned to you if no damages .

ADDITIONAL CHARGES:

Central heating (gas), if required (metered & charged per usage)

Final cleaning: 60 euro

Additional cleaning is available on request.


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Last updated: 05/09/2015
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Location

24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Florence (or Pisa)
1.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Greve
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ugolino Golf Course
24 Miles
Nearest Train
Florence
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Greve
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monte Amiato or Abetone
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cecina or Livorno

Car: Necessary

In glorious countryside yet close to Italy's most famous cultural attractions (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti hill towns, Montpulciano, Montalcino, etc.). Wine tours, food markets, superb restaurants, cafes, extensive walking, communal pools in Greve, horse riding, Italian cooking lessons available on request.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: The owner speaks English, Italian, some French, and has lived in Italy for many years.

Why the Owner Chose Chianti Area:
The extensive views here (reaching to the Apuan Alps 70km away) inspired Leonardo da Vinci's landscapes. The setting is idyllic and timeless, the light ever-changing, each season with its magic. The house, being a former church and canonic with medieval origins, is architecturally stunning and historic, yet with all mod cons. The place combines utter peace and tranquillity with easy access to some of the greatest cultural sites in the world.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views and idyllic Chianti landscape, architectural features, stylish and high-quality decor, some of the best wines in Europe and great Tuscan food a stone's throw a way. Florence, Siena, art, history... What's not to like?


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • House

    House

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Study-bedroom (with double sofa-bed)

    Study-bedroom (with double sofa-bed)

  • Principal living room

    Principal living room

  • Loggia

    Loggia

  • Le Convertoie from vineyard

    Le Convertoie from vineyard

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Bathroom - detail

    Bathroom - detail

  • Sunset from loggia with view of Apuan Alps

    Sunset from loggia with view of Apuan Alps

  • View of property from West

    View of property from West

  • Wine made on the estate

    Wine made on the estate

  • Principal living room

    Principal living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Principal sitting room (with grand piano)

    Principal sitting room (with grand piano)

  • Lounge

    Lounge

  • Taverna

    Taverna

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • View of the hamlet (house is on the right)

    View of the hamlet (house is on the right)

  • View from the loggia

    View from the loggia

  • Sunset from the terrace (Apuan Alps in distance)

    Sunset from the terrace (Apuan Alps in distance)

  • Courtyard garden & view

    Courtyard garden & view

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Minimum stay: 6-7 nights
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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/09/2015
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