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Romantic Rural Convent Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Former Convent Hay A Cattle Barn, Surrounded By Vineyards And Olive Groves

Echoes of the Past.....

An atmospheric and quirky residence, resonant with echoes of its past as a hay and cattle barn. Situated on a typical Tuscan raised outcrop, or 'poggio', surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, 4 miles from San Gimignano and 25 from Florence and Siena.....

Romantic vineyard walks, stunning views, wine-tasting and tours at next-door winery, 20% discount on local health spa....

The characteristic charm is the building's visible links to its history as a convent hay and cattle barn. The long manger and some of the original tie-up hooks have been preserved and incorporated into the bedroom, while the sunbeams pouring through the tessellated brickwork of the living room remind us that this was where the hay was once kept fresh and aerated during storage.

This is not just a pretty hill-top retreat, it is an atmospheric and quirky residence, resonant with echoes of its past.

If you listen carefully, as you relax in the high-beamed living room, you may just catch the lingering murmurs of its ruminating former occupants echoing in the rafters…..

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

What makes this barn unique

Experience more of genuine local culture by living among rural, working Tuscans, rather than surrounded by other tourists in a resort.

Tours and wine-tasting at next door winery.


San Gimignano Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Manger Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Includes very large characteristic wash-basin, converted from part of original manger.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King-size bed with additional fold-away camp-bed (UK) / cot (US) for third person. We can also provide a foldable baby's cot (UK) / crib (US) on request. Please ask that the baby's cot/crib be provided so that it can be set out before your arrival. We keep extra items for children stored away and they are not available automatically, even if free of charge. Manger provides alternative, quirky but safe, high-sided place in which to put infant bedding.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Check-in is from 3pm onward. Check-out is strictly by 10am on booked departure date.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
bourne Ma

Overall very good

  • 4 of 5

Great place and location. Took a little to figure out the intricacies of the house and never did get the heat on

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pangburn, AR USA

Take your breath away beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in late October. The house is beautiful and well equipped as well as comfortable. We had some challenges with the TV and internet, but that didn't detract from our enjoyment. The property with its panorama of vineyards and olive groves is spectacular! Our only disappointment was that we didn't have more time to enjoy and explore. This apartment is very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Florence; Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Badia a Elmi
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Raccordo Firenze-Siena (SI-FI)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Badia a Elmi: Latini
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

10 minutes from railway station on Florence-Siena line, with trains every half hour in both directions and large parking lot.

Mostra del Chianti wine festival in Montespertoli 1st week of June (30 minutes away)

Mercantia International Street festival in Certaldo 3rd week of July (15 minutes away)

English-Speaking Tuscan Cookery School in Certaldo (15 minutes away)




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $92.3
Refundable damage deposit $61.53
Pet Fee $61.53

You have the option to opt out of having bed linens, pillows and towels incorporated into your bill. This gives us the possibility of keeping prices even lower for those who don't mind bringing their own.
If you would like to opt out of linens, pillows and towels please tell us in your booking request, and we will deduct 20 euros from your bill.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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