Romantic Rural Convent Getaway
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Barn
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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…..
Member since: 2014
- 65 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
A second bathroom with bath-tub (and vintage plastic ducks!) can be provided at a small extra cost for couples with infants or small children who stay in the bedroom with them, and for whom a bath-tub is more suitable for bathing....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smokers are asked to smoke outside in such a way as smoke does not waft backwards into the house and to dispose of their burnt-out butts in the inside rubbish bins, not by throwing on the ground outside....moreless
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Undulating hills, small hamlets, farms, vineyards and olive groves, on-site winery. Romantic vineyard walks, stunning views, free wine-tasting with next-door winery, 20% discount on local health spa....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
Please ask that child's high chair 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....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Iron & Board
You have the option to opt out of bed linens, pillows, towels being included in your bill. This lets us keep prices even lower for those who don't mind bringing their own. Please indicate on request. ...moreless
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $53.33
- Pet Fee $37.33
- Cleaning $80.00
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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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)
The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
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.
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Manger Bathroom with shower cubicle
Breakfast in the garden
Summer terrace view
Hay Day Room dinner
Dinner in the garden
Summer dawn terrace view
Hay Day Room
Hay Day Room
Summer terrace view
Hay Day Room dinner
Autumn terrace view
Manger Bedroom dawn view
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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