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La Colombaia is located on the ground floor of the back part of the villa.

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Last updated: 07/07/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Montevarchi farmhouse description

Our family villa, reminiscent of the typical Tuscan “Leopoldino” style of architecture, was built with natural materials according to canons of bio-architecture, creating a comfortable environment.

La Colombaia is situated in open countryside on a gentle slope, surrounded by a large garden and fields planted with cypress trees, fruit trees and a biological vegetable garden, from which guests can have fresh produce.

The grounds also host a large pond with fish and wild ducks, where in summer one can admire lovely lily pads and their splendid blossoms. Close by, just 100 meters from the villa, is a plant nursery, the owner’s business and passion, with a vast collection of tropical plants.

La Colombaia is occupied on the first floor by its owners, Paolo and Anna.
The guest quarters are located in the back on the ground floor and are reached by a semi-circular drive flanked by cypress trees and hedges of rosemary, lavender, and roses.

ACCOMMODATION :
The guests apartment (1475ft2 / 137m2) can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons and is composed of a kitchen/dining room, 1 bedroom with a queen-size bed, 1 big bedroom with a queen-size convertible sofa bed and sitting room with Home Cinema Plasma TV, 2 bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower.



Pool:
A few steps away from the guest quarters, on the south side of the villa, is a swimming pool (4.5 x 9.5 meters 1.3 depth), with a slatted-oak sun deck bordered by rosemary and laurel hedges.
It is shared with the owners and it is rarely used and never busy.
The pool is cleaned regularly. The location is peaceful .

It only 10 minutes walking distance from the villa to the old center of the town.

There are four complimentary bicycles available for use.

LOCATION:
La Colombaia is located in the Arno River Valley at a 30 km radius from Florence, Siena and Arezzo with the Chianti hills to the west and the Pratomagno Mountains to the east.

More than any other place, this is a land where tradition and daily life exist side by side in perfect harmony. Montevarchi, situated in the midst of what is known as unspoiled “wine country” - with its vineyards, olive trees, castles, medieval hilltop villages and churches - is one of the more lively towns south of Florence.

The old-town center of Montevarchi is only 1 km from La Colombaia.

The history of Montevarchi dates back to circa 986, when pilgrims and travelers stopped here on their way to and from Rome.

Montevarchi: for centuries the “market town” for Valdarno, Chianti and Pratomagno – and one of the most important in Tuscany.

A meeting place for traders, townsfolk, the local livestock and grain “dealers” and above all for farmers and small local producers who, until the 1960s used all means possible to get to the town squares of Montevarchi, to make deals and sell their goods: free range chickens, vegetables, rabbits, artichokes, olive oils and chestnuts.

Today the area is famous for its contribution to the international fashion industry and boasts the location of prestigious fashion outlets like Prada and 'The Mall'.

The area has excellent restaurants, a farmer’s market and regular train service to Florence, Arezzo, Rome (with connections to every major Italian city).

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 137 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable queen bed

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • - Guests can have fresh fruit and vegetables from our private biological garden - Bicycles available for the guests to enjoy the surroundings - Pond with fish and wild ducks - Nursery with a vast collection of tropical plants...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                with Home Cinema Plasma TV News (channel #) 526 cnn, 528 cnbc, 529 bloomberg, 530 bbc, 531 france24 in english, 541 france24 in french, 546 zdf, Enertainement / Sitcom channels (channel #) from 111 to 180 Movie (channel #) from 301 to 320 Documentary (channel #) from 401 to 430...moreless

              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    La Colombaia is located in the Arno River Valley at a 30 km radius from Florence, Siena and Arezzo with the Chianti hills to the west and the Pratomagno Mountains to the east. The Villa is situated in open countryside on a gentle slope, surrounded by a large garden and fields planted with cypress trees, fruit trees and a biological vegetable garden, from which guests can have fresh produce. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Private parking in the property...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    The wireless work inside and outside in front of the house...moreless

                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Pool is rarely used by the owners and never busy. Pool is cleaned regularly...moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mid season (2 guests)
                      Dec 21 - Jan 3
                      3 night min stay
                      €100
                      €602
                      High Season (2 guests)
                      May 25 - Oct 4
                      7 night min stay

                      €805
                      Mid season (2 guests)
                      Oct 5 - Oct 31
                      5 night min stay
                      €100
                      €602
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      €80
                      €525

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Contact us for rates with 4 guests

                      Included Services:

                      Wireless High speed Internet (free)

                      Private garden with free organic products

                      Swimming Pool

                      Pool towels

                      Final Cleaning

                      Bicycles for the guests

                      Linens for bed, bath and table

                      Weekly change of linens

                      Washing machine

                      Electricity

                      Water (excellent from our well)

                      Plasma TV with Home Cinema

                      Satellite (Sky Channels)

                      DVD/DIVX player

                      Full stereo, tape


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Location

                      70 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Florence (FLR)
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Via Vespucci
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Golf Club Ugolino (Florence)
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Montevarchi
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A1 - Valdarno exit
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Osteria Uvaspina

                      Car: Recommended

                      La Colombaia is located in Tuscany on the Chianti area within a 30 kms radius of Arezzo, Siena and Firenze.

                      -0.6 km to bar and pastry shop

                      -1 Km to the old-town center of Montevarchi

                      the main town of the Arno Valley, Montevarchi have a large shopping area, excellent shooping Prada, MiuMiu and other factory shop, restaurants, tennis courts a regular train service to Florence, Arezzo (and every main italy city), taxi , car rental, pharmacy, hospital, indoor-outdoor swimming pool

                      Towns and cities (Km)

                      Including 13 Unesco World Heritage Site

                      - Radda in Chianti 18km

                      - Greve in Chianti 36km

                      - Siena 40km

                      - Arezzo 40km (train)

                      - Firenze 50km (train)

                      - San Gimignano 60km

                      - Cortona 65km (train)

                      - Pienza 85km

                      - Val d'Orcia 101km

                      - Perugia 120km (train)

                      - Lucca 126km (train)

                      - Pisa 130km (train)

                      - Assisi 140km (train)

                      - Ravenna 165km (train)

                      - Modena 200km (train)

                      - Cinque terre 220km (train)

                      - Rome 250km (train)

                      - Venice 315km (train)

                      Point of interest (Km)

                      - Restaurants 1km

                      - Wine bar 1km

                      - Grocery store 1km

                      - Post office 1km

                      - Church 1km

                      - Horseback Riding 6km

                      - Montevarchi train station 2km

                      - Supermarket 1km

                      - Pizzeria 1km

                      - Pharmacy/Hospital 1km

                      - Shopping center 3km

                      - Prada factory outlet 3km

                      - A1, the major highway of Italy 10km

                      - The Mall fashion outlet 28km

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: My family includes my parents, Paolo and Anna, my brother Andrea, and me, Francesco. We are from Montevarchi, Tuscany. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and cities of art, we enjoy living and working here. My father Paolo is a horticulturalist and owns a nursery specializing in ornamental plants-- a family business for three generations. He has many passions, and is especially fond of nature and the arts. He dedicates his free time to La Selva Giardino del Belvedere, an ancient farmhouse immersed in a sprawling botanical park sprinkled with modern art sculptures. It is located just 10 minutes from Montevarchi’s historical center. For the past four decades, my mother Anna has taught primary school. She is dedicated to her job, loves reading history books, and is passionate about culture. Andrea studies political science at the University of Florence. In his free time, he helps my father out, is a Scout leader and plays rugby. I manage La Selva Giardino del Belvedere (VRBO Listing #199293) and La Colombaia (VRBO Listing #344980). I enjoy sailing, traveling and exploring new cultures—and speak excellent English, too.

                      Why the Owner Chose Montevarchi:
                      In 1996, my parents built La Colombaia, a contemporary, Leopoldine-style Tuscan farmhouse. They constructed the house with natural materials such as handmade terracotta, cypress wood treated with beeswax, coconut fiber and cork, used for insulation. It rises in the midst of a vast, 10,000 metre-squared garden of meadows, various species of trees, a fruit orchard and an organic garden tended by our gardener, Franco.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                      Just 300 metres from La Colombaia, our guests can visit the renowned bakery owned by our good friends the Bonci family, whose delicious cakes are world-famous. A 10-minute walk takes you into Montevarchi’s historical center. Dating back to 1000 A.D., here you will discover lovely churches, many museums, restaurants and shops. Florence, Siena and Arezzo are only 40 minutes away by car or train. The A1 Autostrada and the railway allow easy travel to the north or south of Italy.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, italian

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                      Photos

                      • La Colombaia is located on the ground floor of the back part of the villa.

                        La Colombaia is located on the ground floor of the back part of the villa.

                      • Swimming pool (4.5 x 9.5 meters), with a slatted-oak sun deck bordered

                        Swimming pool (4.5 x 9.5 meters), with a slatted-oak sun deck bordered

                      • Bedroom with queen-size bed

                        Bedroom with queen-size bed

                      • Another view of the kitchen/dining room with direct access to the garden

                        Another view of the kitchen/dining room with direct access to the garden

                      • Bicycles available for our guests

                        Bicycles available for our guests

                      • My family dogs: Moschina and Lello (truffle dog) they love to stay in the garden

                        My family dogs: Moschina and Lello (truffle dog) they love to stay in the garden

                      • Florence (40 min by direct train or car)

                        Florence (40 min by direct train or car)

                      • San Gimignano (60 min by car)

                        San Gimignano (60 min by car)

                      • Tuscan Leopoldino style Villa.

                        Tuscan Leopoldino style Villa.

                      • Lunch al fresco in front of the kitchen

                        Lunch al fresco in front of the kitchen

                      • Queen-size bed convertible in a sitting area with Home Cinema Plasma TV

                        Queen-size bed convertible in a sitting area with Home Cinema Plasma TV

                      • La Colombaia private outdoor area with table and chairs for al fresco dining

                        La Colombaia private outdoor area with table and chairs for al fresco dining

                      • Private vegetable garden with free organic products.

                        Private vegetable garden with free organic products.

                      • Siena (60 min by car)

                        Siena (60 min by car)

                      • Roma (3 hrs by direct train)

                        Roma (3 hrs by direct train)

                      VRBO #344980

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      €80 - €115 per night (EUR)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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