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Architecturally stunning, historic country house in idyllic Chianti.

Greve in Chianti, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
  • Chateau / Country House3444 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

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

Architecturally stunning country house with former church, 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. Regrettably, the property is not suitable for children under 6 or those with mobility disabilities.

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).

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.

Owner

Convertoie Bookings

Member Since 2012
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Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Convertoie Bookings

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

Convertoie Bookings purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2011

Why Convertoie Bookings chose Greve in Chianti

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.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

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?

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, En suite shower room
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Study-Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Study-bedroom
      • 6 guests in 3 double or twin bedrooms, plus 2 on double sofa-bed in study-bedroom.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, En suite
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, 1st floor hall
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)
      • Stylish, modern, Italian-design shower rooms in travertine marble.

      Location Type

        • Rural

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • 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).
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      In private car parking area (outside).
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Ample parking in property carpark area.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped with good range of cooking utensils, large fridge, dishwasher, etc.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Music Library
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                • Piano
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Sky TV & Family & Sky Sport
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  53' TV with SKY (Sky TV&Family & Sky Sport)
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Small collection of films on DVD

                                  Outside

                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      AT Ugolino golf course, c 14 km away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Small walled garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Private Chef

                                              Attractions

                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • swimming

                                                              Notes

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

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  34 Reviews

                                                                  Exceptional5/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beyond our expectations!

                                                                  Cheryl C.

                                                                  This villa is a must for anyone who loves Tuscany. It is incredibly beautiful and has space easily for 8 people. Kate s a dream to work with and is also a tour guide. Her tour of Florence is tailored for your wishes and so informative. The villa has well equipped bathrooms and kitchen as well as outdoor furniture. Bedding is lovely. Laundry is easy to use and very quick in European standards. Marco, who lives above the villa, is friendly and has wine and vinegar for sale. Greve is a wonderful town and we spent time there often. The market is great and be sure to eat at La Cantina and meet Allesandro. La Mole is a beautiful restaurant up in the hills. Thank you so much Kate!

                                                                  Unbelievable!!!

                                                                  Michael S.

                                                                  Not even sure where to start, from the moment we drove down the long driveway to this magnificent villa to the moment we left it was an amazing experience. The property is absolutely breathtaking in a beautiful Tuscany hillside landscape. The home was everything and more then we imagined. Great space, from the main church/living room, kitchen with great fireplace to the comfortable bedrooms. Centrally located a few kilometers from Greve Centro and many amazing town centers. Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with in planning this trip, and we were so happy to have met her during our stay!! Not a single complaint about our stay and we will be returning next year!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Michael, Thanks so much for your lovely review! It was really our pleasure to have you - the perfect guests! Sincere thanks for leaving the place so spotlessly tidy - it was very sweet of you. Hope the journey home went well, and that we see you both again soon. Our very best wishes, Kate & Francesco

                                                                  Incredible Tuscany!

                                                                  cyclistCanada

                                                                  Our family had an incredible experience....the property was better than described! Tucked away in a hillside it had amazing views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. The property had everything we could ask for, and more! The owner was not only delightful and engaging, but also very accommodating as a result of our delayed arrival. She still took the time upon our arrival to ensure our holiday would be a memorable one. Located about 3 km outside of Greve, the property was central to enjoy the region. I would highly recommend this property.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So very glad that you enjoyed your holiday! It was a great pleasure to meet you and I do hope you and your family will be back again one day! Until then, warmest regards from Chianti - now in glorious Autumnal technicolour! Kate & Francesco

                                                                  Lovely villa in Tuscany

                                                                  Rashmi P.

                                                                  We had a wonderful vacation at the villa. It was an unique experience since it was a beautiful place with picturesque surroundings. Kate was extremely helpful and patient with us as I had this vacation planned a year before. Her villa was spotless and clean with all the amenities ( except air conditioning- which we missed since it was a very hot summer in Italy). Nonetheless it was great since all rooms were well equipped and comfortable. She was awesome with her suggestions for shopping and wine tours etc. and we thoroughly enjoyed all the ones we went on. She was kind enough to buy us some groceries so we had some food at the villa. We definitely made use of all the villa and dined outside with the beautiful scenery around us. Greve is close by and we loved the Saturday market there. A lovely place which made our vacation totally awesome. Thank you Kate!!!

                                                                  Beautiful property in Tuscany

                                                                  Andrew F.

                                                                  Stunning property captures the equally stunning views of the Tuscan terrain.

                                                                  Perfect, impeccable, and an extraordinary location

                                                                  Tom W.

                                                                  Such an incredible experience, we have already booked another two week stay for June next year.

                                                                  I am not sure what I can add that has not already been said in the previous reviews. The location, house, and setting are amazing, and Kate was there to answer my emails and questions months in advance of our arrival (she booked reservations for our anniversary dinner, and also for a dinner in Rome).

                                                                  For my wife and I, this was our third trip to Italy, and by far the most relaxing. For three others in the group it was their first trip, and it was an incredible experience for them. There is so much to see and do in the local area, but to just sit and relax at Le Convertoie and enjoy the peaceful surroundings was well appreciated by everyone. There are also several hiking trails around the property, we explored a few and more are on the list for next year’s visit.

                                                                  As others mentioned, Kate is a wealth of knowledge and helped us with information on where to eat, and what to see. Her and Francesco were accommodating to our group’s needs, whether it was a day trip to Florence, or the incredible day long wine tour arranged (take advantage of this if you can) they were patient, and able to accommodate individual needs in the group.

                                                                  The neighbors are lovely, genuine people. Marco's wine and olive oil are great, we enjoyed many a good bottle of his wine from the cellar. We bought the last eight bottles of his 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva to enjoy in Canada. We are looking forward to his Grand Selection that will be available next year, and more of his cheese. Do not forget the cooking class with Gaia and her mom, great homemade Tuscan food that was enjoyed by all (and enough pasta left over for dinner the next day).

                                                                  Greve is a great town, we enjoyed the bustling market on Saturday, coffee at the café, and bread from the bakery. There are a few local restaurants we did not get to, but they are on the list for next year.

                                                                  Thanks Kate and Francesco for all your time and effort in helping us have an incredible vacation. Cheers, and we will ration Marco's wine to enjoy over the coming months until we return next year.

                                                                  Tom, Valda, Matthew, Gene, and Ruthanne

                                                                  Nova Scotia, Canada

                                                                  June 8 - June 22, 2017

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was so lovely to read about all your experiences and impressions of the house and the local area. It was really a very great pleasure for us to get to know you and to have you as guests at Convertoie. Thank you for taking such good care of the house, and for your very appreciative review. We're looking forward to seeing you again next year and hope to have some pleasant additional touches next year! Warmest regards from us all at Le Convetoie, Kate, Francesco, (Marco, Emilia, Zoe & Achille!)

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Greve in Chianti, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $21

                                                                  SUPPLEMENT for groups of more than FOUR people: £15 UK sterling per person per night. 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. ADDITIONAL CHARGES: PLEASE NOTE: Central heating (gas), if required (metered & charged per usage) Additional cleaning is available on request.

                                                                  $193avg/night
                                                                  34 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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