About the property
- Barn699 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
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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- English, French, German, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 3, 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Overall very good
Great place and location. Took a little to figure out the intricacies of the house and never did get the heat on
Take your breath away beautiful!
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!
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)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.