RESTORED FARMHOUSE NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO SPECTACULAR VIEW

Liliana and Cinzia

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Liliana and Cinzia

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RESTORED FARMHOUSE NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO SPECTACULAR VIEW

Iano Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful hilltop village rural location excellent location for exploring Tuscany

Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. with distant views over hills out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and mystical atmosphere. Whether you are lazing by the pool or strolling in the olive grove or simply relaxing in your apartment you are in another world. Restored with ultimate care to safeguard it's history. Perfect for small or large family vacation rental. Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings, open fireplace and beamed ceilings . Meanwhile all the modern conveniences have been incorporated.

The property has central heating, air conditioning is not necessary as the house dates back to the 11thC. and the walls are over a meter thick, keeping the house at a comfortable temperature. There is a laundry room with washing machine for the use of the guests. The kitchen is equipped with very good range of stainless steel utensils and place settings. The sitting room is furnished with large sofa, side tables, lamps and Satellite TV. The beds in each of the rooms are comfortable with sprung slat bases and good quality mattresses. Bathrooms are fully tiled with large pedestal wash basins, bidet, wc, large mirrors and enclosed power showers.

We are 300m above sea level and in open countryside, in the summer heat we have the sea breeze in the afternoon and evening. The house is suitable for families as we are situated in a small hamlet with all amenities walking distance . There is a village shop delicatessan, 2 restaurants/pizzerie, post box, and a small Church.

The swimming pool is 6mx15m surrounded by a terracotta patio, with sun loungers, tables and large parasols. The gazebo has table and 6 chairs. There area 2 large barbecues on wheels, a wood burning oven for pizza or grilling. The gardens are surrounded by hedges of laurel, bay leaf, and oleanders; one area of the garden has rosemary hedges, shrubs or myrtle and pomogranates, fig trees, mulberry and plums. Herbs are placed around the garden for use of the guests. The middle garden is a formal rose garden with box hedges and terracotta pots. The car park is inside the gates of the property shaded by secular oak trees and young lime trees. Beyond the gardens there is 4.5 hectars of olive grove an woodland. We produce some the best Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in the area. Some of our guests join us during the harvest from picking the olives to taking them to the Olive-press and bringing the oil home!

Monache 4 has built in cabinets and appliances, tall refrigerator/freezer, 4 burner gas hob, built in oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, stainless steel utensils, porcelain crockery, cups, mugs, glasswares.

Outdoor furniture, private parking, Wifi.

Monache 4- has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,open plan lounge kitchen opening into private cover patio with views of the countryside and gardens.

Woodland and olive-groves surround the hamlet of Iano in this quiet and unsung corner of Tuscany. The location is ideal for those who enjoy walking , with footpaths that start from the property. For an Eco-tourism vacation we area named 'Parco Benestare' Wellbeing/wellstay Park, we have pheasants, cuckoo, porcupine, hedge-hogs and wild boar that roam in our property from time to time we also see a tortoise. We are situated in an area known as the Heart of Tuscany within easy reach of Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. We are also close to San Gimignano, Volterra, and Certaldo. Castelfalfi less than 10 minutes drive from the house, offers an international standard golf course stables and tennis courts are walking distance.

We can also arrange for wine tours, and cookery courses.

Iano dates back to 1004, Le Monache was built during this period. Le Monache (the nuns) was a convent of Dominican Nuns or Poor Clares until the 19thC. who worked and lived a life of seclution and silence in a Quiet Place. Over centuries it passed into the hands of the locals who made their own imprint on the building and continued to farm the land. World War II also left its mark Le Monache with its underground tunnels became the hiding place for the Resistance and young boys and girls during the retreat of the Germans from Volterra. Today the old road now paved which connects us to Volterra still runs through the hamlet. We began restoration 1991 with the last phase of restoration completed 2004.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
Guestbook comments from the owner
Very nice place to visit. Beautiful views and quiet for relaxing. Cinzia was very helpful with information on local events and directions to locations around the area. She went above and beyond in helping us find family in Italy that we wanted to meet. The property is well kept and the gardens are beautiful. We would definitely recommend this property. Brian and Colleen Wingard, Ohio USA.
Mar 2014
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Liliana and Cinzia

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I have been renting Podere Le Monache for the past 20 years. Together with Cinzia and Andrea who manage and look after my property we would like to welcome you to this hidden little gem of Tuscany.

Cinzia and Andrea will look after your every need from Wine Tasting tours, Cookery Classes, for foodies Andrea will take you mushroom and truffle hunting and of course involve you in the process of picking and making our very special Organic Extra -Virgin Olive oil from the Estate.

Liliana and Cinzia purchased this farmhouse in 1989

Le Monache is the Tuscany that many dream of- perfect family vacation destination-- A journey in the past, rolling hills, peaceful, rural, friendly and simple tiny village an excellent location for visiting all the major cultural and historical centres of Tuscany.

Le Monache is situated in a small hamlet with all the ameneties you require for a relaxing stress free vacation.

We have 2 excellent restaurants walking distance, where you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine without having to drive. The small shop/deli offers an excellent choise of local products and fresh fruit and dairy. They have a delivery of fresh bread and croissants every morning. One of the restuarants offers cooking classes and wine Tasting.

The place to be for art enthusiast, gourmet cuisine and wine enthusiasts!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Restored Farmhouse Near San Gimignano Spectacular View
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Restored Farmhouse Near San Gimignano Spectacular View
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Iano Val d'Elsa
4

A LOVELY FARMHOUSE IN THE TUSCAN HILLS

  • 4 of 5
The property has 4 apartments and a beautiful pool which was a great way to end our days touring the Tuscan area. Let me start by saying that Cinzia Castellacci, the manager/caretaker/our contact was AMAZING!!!!! If we ever return, it will be because of her. That being said, we were not thrilled with the apartment. It was small for 4 people, the bathrooms were too small(showers were like cruise-ship sized), with no shelves for your soap/shampoo etc. I had to open the door so that I could move and wash myself and I'm not a big guy. The sitting room was upstairs, not comfortable and very dark, no windows, and not very inviting. In 2 weeks, we never used this room. The best part was sitting/eating outside on the terrace with amazing views. Do bring or buy bug repellent. They have mosquitos and other small flies that do bite. Windows do not have screens!! Bedrooms were comfortable, kitchen was a good size. In short, the property was beautiful, the apartment was disappointing, Cinzia was our saving grace!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your nice words and for the overall feedback as well. I found your mention of the lack of shelves for soap/shampoo very useful. I wish I knew it earlier, so I could have fixed that issue for you as well and not only for the future guests! I’m sorry to hear some other features of the apartment you chose and stayed in didn’t please you completely. The renovations of this old convent of the 11 th C. had to follow the restrictive local policies, meant to preserve some original and beautiful characters: the sizes of its rooms and the presence and the positions of the windows were elements that couldn’t be changed in order to make them more similar to the ones you would find in a new building. Podere le Monache has been restored with ultimate care to safeguard it's history.
I would also like to mention that we provide disinfestations for the mosquitoes as much as it is permitted, but… what to say?... we are in the countryside! ;-)
I really hope to see you again in the future: I enjoyed very much having you, your lovely wife and your friends as guests!
Cinzia
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Restored Farmhouse Near San Gimignano Spectacular View
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Iano Val d'Elsa
5

GREAT LOCATION. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.

  • 5 of 5
Very nice place to visit. Beautiful views and quiet for relaxing. Cinzia was very helpful with information on local events and directions to locations around the area. She went above and beyond in helping us find family in Italy that we wanted to meet. The property is well kept and the gardens are beautiful. We would definitely recommend this property. Brian and Colleen Wingard, Ohio USA.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, I just read your review and I wanted to thank you very much.
It has been a pleasure to meet you and to have you as a guest.
I hope there will be a next time.
Greetings to all of you,
Cinzia
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa and Firenze
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Castelfiorentino
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Tirrenia
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
'La Piazzetta del borgo' in the village
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Castelfalfi
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
'La Piazzetta del Borgo' and 'Antico Borgo'
Car: necessary

We situated between Florence and Siena in one of the most beautiful areas of tuscany known as the heart of tuscany- the cultural and historical centre of the region. San Giminignano known as the manhattan of the middle ages is 20 minutes away, Volterra once the etruscan capital of the region is 30 minutes . Certaldo, San Miniato, Vinci, Montelupo are all a short distance.

Castelfalfi once the residence of the medici family has a golf course and nature reserve. Our nearest village montaione has banks, supermarket, boutiques, cafe bars,restaurants, petrol station, pharmacy and post office.

Only 45 minutes from the coast the trendy seaside resort of Tirrenia and 1.5 hr from the elegant up market town of Forte dei Marmi.

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Availability & Rates

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Iano Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Jun 14 2014 - Jul 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
€725
 
 
High Season
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€970
 
 
Mid High Season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
€725
 
 
Mid Low Season
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
€150
€665
 
 
Low Season
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
€75
€575
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€75
€545
 
 
Christmas Season 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€665
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150.00
Notes Prices shown are in Euros for Monache 4 one of the villas.
Final Cleaning charge is: Euros 60.00
In the price we include all electricity, gas, water, linen with swimming pool Towels, private Parking.
Central Heating is not included it is paid locally if required during low season.
Tourist tax is not included.

Tax ID:IVA 02250800485
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Amenities

Iano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Power Shower , wc.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , enclosed shower cabinet with power shower, wc
  • Modern enclosed glass cubicle power shower, large pedestal basing, Mirror, bidet, wc. tiled walls and floors Soap dish, glass holder, towel racks, shelves.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds or king size, night tables, wardrobe , chairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King size bed, night tables, lamps, wardrobe/dresser chairs
  • All bedrooms, have views of countryside, furnished with wardrobes, dressers, night tables, lamps, chairs . Windows and doors with shutters and drapes, terracotta floors, whitewash walls and ceilings. See photos.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • hunting big game
Notes:
Footpaths start from the house . Cookery courses Wine tasting tours . Golf course The swimming pool 6m x 15m is surrounded by a terracotta patio, with lounge chairs, tables and large parasols. The gazebo has a table and 6 chairs. There are 2 large barbecues on wheels, a wood burning oven for pizza or grilling. The gardens are surrounded by hedges of laurel, bay leaf and oleanders; one area of the garden has rosemary hedges, shrubs of myrtle and pomegranates, fig trees, mulberry, and plums. The middle garden is formal rose garden with box hedges and terracotta pots. The car park is inside the gates of the property shaded by secular oak trees, and young lime trees. Beyond the gardens there is 4.5 hectors of olive grove and woodland . We produce some of the best Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in our area. Some of our guests join us during the harvest from picking the olives to taking them to the Olive-press and bringing the oil home! (Producers of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
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