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Architecturally Stunning, Historic Country House in Idyllic Chianti.

(22 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Near Florence & Siena, Sleeps 6+2, Glorious Hill Views.

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 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 lovely outdoor swimming pools at Greve & seven interconnected pools at Quercegrossa.

Around the house are beautiful and extensive walking trails.

The area is very popular with cyclists and many itineraries are available.

Chianti 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).
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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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 320 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    En suite shower room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Study-Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • 6 guests in 3 double or twin bedrooms, plus 2 on double sofa-bed in study-bedroom....moreless

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


  • 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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist 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
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • 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:

    Ample parking in property carpark area....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with good range of cooking utensils, large fridge, dishwasher, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    AT Ugolino golf course, c 14 km away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small walled garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 30 - May 27, 2017
6 night min stay

Late Spring
May 28 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Jun 25 - Jul 15, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

High Summer
Jul 16 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 27 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Oct 29 - Feb 24, 2018
6 night min stay

Spring 18
Apr 28 - May 26, 2018
7 night min stay

Late Spring
May 27 - Jun 23, 2018
7 night min stay

Jun 24 - Aug 24, 2018
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 25 - Sep 29, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Final cleaning fee $103.49
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $323.40
  • Taxes Not included


SUPPLEMENT for groups of more than FIVE people: £70 sterling per person per week.

A Security Deposit (€ 300 or £250 sterling) is payable in cash on arrival, returned to you if no damages .

NOTE: The booking deposit (£250) is not refundable. Rate includes WiFi, bedlinen / towels, electricity, hot water.


PLEASE NOTE: 10% HomeAway commission on total booking fee if you book through the HomeAway Online Booking system.

There is NO commission if you book direct through the owner via email (when you will be given various payment options including Paypal, bank transfer or payment on arrival).

Final cleaning: 80 euro payable on arrival.

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

Additional cleaning is available on request.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Florence (or Pisa)
1.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ugolino Golf Course
24 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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 Greve in Chianti, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
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?

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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Principal sitting room

    Principal sitting room

  • Study-bedroom (with double sofa-bed)

    Study-bedroom (with double sofa-bed)

  • Principal living room

    Principal living room

  • Seven interconnected pools at nearby Quercegrossa.

    Seven interconnected pools at nearby Quercegrossa.

  • Garden


  • Principal sitting room (with grand piano)

    Principal sitting room (with grand piano)

  • View from our loggia

    View from our loggia

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • The loggia

    The loggia

  • Kitchen


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Taverna


  • Courtyard garden & view

    Courtyard garden & view

  • Le Convertoie from vineyard

    Le Convertoie from vineyard

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Sunset from loggia with view of Apuan Alps

    Sunset from loggia with view of Apuan Alps

  • Garden


  • Convertoie wine & produce

    Convertoie wine & produce

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • View from bedroom showing the belltower of the ex-church, now the sitting room.

    View from bedroom showing the belltower of the ex-church, now the sitting room.

  • South facing aspect of house

    South facing aspect of house

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