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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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…..

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 65 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Bedroom 1

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  • 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

  • Manger Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Includes very large characteristic wash-basin, converted from part of original manger....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Check-in is from 4pm to 8pm on booked arrival date. If it is absolutely necessary to arrive later, please advise, so that special arrangements can be made well in advance. Check-out is strictly by 10am on booked departure date....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Small town with supermarkets, bakeries, boutiques, restaurants, coffee bars, markets and specialty shops 10 minutes drive away....moreless

  • Rural:

    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

  • Village:

    Nearby medieval hill-top village visible from apartment, and accessible with funicular railway from lower town 2 miles away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    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
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    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

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small drying patio outside laundry room overlooking herb garden...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Outside dining area below herb garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small, charcoal-burning grill...moreless

Building Type

  • Farmhouse
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$59
$389 $1,813
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $53.33
  • Pet Fee $37.33
  • Cleaning $80.00

Notes:

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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Calendar

Last updated: 11/30/2016
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Florence; Pisa
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Badia a Elmi
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Certaldo
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Raccordo Firenze-Siena (SI-FI)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Badia a Elmi: Latini
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Abetone
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cecina

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)

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Manger Bedroom

    Manger Bedroom

  • Manger Bathroom with shower cubicle

    Manger Bathroom with shower cubicle

  • Breakfast in the garden

    Breakfast in the garden

  • Summer terrace view

    Summer terrace view

  • Hay Day Room dinner

    Hay Day Room dinner

  • Dinner in the garden

    Dinner in the garden

  • Summer dawn terrace view

    Summer dawn terrace view

  • Hay Day Room

    Hay Day Room

  • Manger Bedroom

    Manger Bedroom

  • Hay Day Room

    Hay Day Room

  • Summer terrace view

    Summer terrace view

  • Hay Day Room dinner

    Hay Day Room dinner

  • Autumn terrace view

    Autumn terrace view

  • Manger Bedroom dawn view

    Manger Bedroom dawn view

VRBO #669999

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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San Gimignano, Siena, Italy #669999

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