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Architecturally stunning, historic country house in idyllic Chianti.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

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).

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.

More Details

Owner
Convertoie Bookings
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Convertoie Bookings

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

Convertoie Bookings purchased this 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 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?

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property of the villa was breathtaking. Situated amongst typical Tuscan scenery in a historically significant location, Le Convertoie was a pleasure to stay at. We had a wonderful time waking up to the early calls of the roosters and finishing each day sipping the local wine! The location was splendid, for any Tuscan destination was short car ride away. Greve-in-Chianti, was also nearby and provided a great home base for travel. Kate was an amazing host and made sure that we were most comfortable with her house! Our stay here was unforgettable and hopefully we can return soon!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Greve in Chianti House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
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.
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.
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 ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
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.

Reviews

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Architecturally stunning, historic country house in idyllic Chianti.
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
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Most beautiful vacation property ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Le Convertoie was absolutely the highlight of our month in Italy. The photos shown in the listing are very accurate but do not come close to being there in person and having the history and the beauty of the house and its' surroundings wash over you. The property was very well maintained, and the personal touches of the owner's wonderful antiques and books make it easy to imagine that you are living there in your own very well-loved home. My personal favorite day was a day I stayed behind alone while the others went into Florence. Working in the wonderful Tuscan kitchen and looking through the door across the gorgeous landscape was a dream come true. And strolling through the dining room doors onto the terrace and just sitting and watching the birds soar in the quiet of the landscape was bliss as I had never imagined. Another in our group, a professional musician, was transported every time he sat down at the grand piano in the wonderful acoustically live music room. His joy of spending any spare moment at the instrument was our joy in listening. Kate kindly helped us with printing tickets for the Duomo and even met us with them in Florence near the Duomo. They were both kind and helpful in walking us through the house when we arrived and pointing out how various features work. We all enjoyed drives through the countryside and visiting several of the other Chianti villages and the drives up to the tiny villages of Lamole, Volpaia and Vertine. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone I know and I would go back again in a heartbeat, given the opportunity. Thank you so much, Kate and Francesco, for giving us memories like we've never made before.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzie, We were very touched and absolutely delighted to read your review. I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Le Convertoie, and that you filled the place with music and warmth all the time you were there. Do please come back very soon - do some painting, play the piano, read the books, listen to music, and drink some more Chianti whilst soaking in the views! You would be the most welcome visitors. We're looking forward to it, and I will tune the piano for you! Our warmest wishes from Italy, Kate & Francesco
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5

Unbelievable!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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5

Incredible Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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5

Lovely villa in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect, impeccable, and an extraordinary location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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!)
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Map

Castellina In Chianti
Badia a Coltibuono
Borgo di Badia a Passignano
Siena
San Gimignano
Florence
Castello di Meleto
Monteriggioni
Abbazia di San Galgano
Vignamaggio
Fattoria Castello Di Brolio
Montalcino
Lucca
Certaldo
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Florence (or Pisa)
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Greve
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ugolino Golf Course
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Florence
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Greve
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Monte Amiato or Abetone
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning fee $132.42
Refundable damage deposit $331.04

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.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES:
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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