Gionatan

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Montecastelli Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Tuscan farmhouse, in a very romantic valley, 1 hour from Siena, Florence, Pisa

Le Pietraie is a stone-walled farmhouse first built in 1600's, surrounded by a wonderful garden full of many typical and rare plants and shrubs, lovely at all times of year. The house nestles in the beautiful Peacock Valley (Val di Pavone), encircled by fine woodlands, hills and meadows, and is like a terrace on the valley. The valley is home to a wide variety of animals, birds, butterflies and rare wild plants: snowdrops, hellebore, anemone, narcissus, cyclamen, wild orchids, primrose, brooms, wild cherry trees and arbutus unedo to name just a few. The Pietraia lies 300 m from the Peacock River (Pavone) where it is possible to bath, to swim, to make long walks in a wonderful canyon until you reach the confluence with the Cecina River. On our website you can see more photos of the garden, the Valley, the hills around Le Pietraie. The owners live on the first floor. They speak English,German, French and Italian. In case of health problems an English speaking family doctor is nearby.

Guest book: 2004: We had wonderful days cycling the many hills. active on the slow ascents. This is a very special place. B. Beerle , Anchorage, Alaska *** July 2006: We had an absolute great time staying at your place. You achieved a perfect combination of comfort and fine style, a superb mix of old and new at your property. We certainly like to return to Pietraia one day again. N. Bendin, Ottawa, Canada. *** August 2006 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your wonderful place. Set in a beautiful area, within driving distance of some fabulous sites; we could not have asked more. At times, it felt as though we were a million miles from anything/everything; and that is the way we we wanted it! It was totally relaxing! The Smith family, Louisiana, USA

Cities of art – thermal baths: According to the UNESCO, 60% of World's Heritage is concentrated in Italy, half of which is to be found in Florence alone! Florence is one hour from Montecastelli, Pisa 80 minutes, Volterra 40 minutes, Siena 40 minutes, San Gimignano 40 minutes, Colle Val d'Elsa 25 minutes, Lucca 1 hour 45 minutes, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina 15 minutes, Montecastelli 5 minutes, not forgetting the little discovered gem of Massa Marittima,45 minutes. But remember: the lesser known Medieval and Etruscan towns of Tuscany hold its real charm and beauty. Hundreds of churches, museums, art galleries, buildings, as well as street markets, shops and restaurants, hidden in narrow streets of little villages, are waiting for you to discover and explore them. Very old and beautiful thermal baths were you can relax yourself are 40 to 90 minutes far: Bagno Vignoni, Petriolo, Casciana Terme, Venturina.

Tuscan wines, Tuscan olive oil, chestnuts: Around Montecastelli it is possible to find high quality wines at really reasonable prices, in Castelnuovo VC (15 minutes) there is a good Enoteca. Montalcino with its Brunello and Rosso is not far. It is possible to buy good olive oil in many villages. In Castelnuovo Val di Cecina there is in October a chestnut fair. In San Gimignano there is in November a Festival for finest olive oils (olio extra vergine). In Volterra you can find the local white truffles. During the early spring you can find wild asparagus along the paths. Three good local restaurants at very reasonable prices are 5 minutes from Le Pietraie, many others are in the nearby villages.

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Details for Mimosa 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

1 very large living room, (studio apartment) 1 separated kitchenette, 1 bathroom, 1 terrace with pergola, for 3 people: 45 square meters: a very big living room (studio apartment)with a very good sofa-bed for two persons (160x190 cm, Chateaux d'Ax), a big armchair (sofa bed), an antique Tuscan table with modern chairs, an antique walnut chest from 1600, 2 persian carpets (1 made of silk on the wall). To cook there is a separate kitchenette. In the bathroom there is the white marble of Carrara & the yellow marble of Siena. Just outside the door you can eat under a shady pergola with white strawberry-vine & an orange Campsis (Bignonia) with teakwood chairs & table, surrounded by oleanders. From the pergola, which is like a terrace, you can see the Pavone (Peacock) River & the Pavone (Peacock) Valley. On our Home page you can see more photos of the garden, the Valley and the hills around Le Pietraie...and the wonderful view from Le Pietraie.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
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5
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Mimosa
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Mimosa
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Montecastelli Val di Cecina
Southampton, UK
5

Peace and quiet in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for nightlife, action and adventure this property is probably not for you, If, however, you are seeking tranquility, stunning views and a great base for sightseeing Le Pietraie is nothing short of ideal. It is remote enough to provide the most relaxing of holidays, while less than an hour's drive from Siena, Volterra, Monteriggioni and the beach.

The owners Nedda and Gionata are a lovely couple who kept us supplied with fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as plentiful tips on where to go and what to see. This was our first visit to Tuscany and we would love to return. Whether walking, relaxing or sightseeing is your thing I would recommend Le Pietraie most highly.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mimosa
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Montecastelli Val di Cecina
5

sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt, kommen gerne wieder

  • 5 of 5
Die Appartements sind genauso wie in der Beschreibung, sehr ruhig und abgelegen. Nedda war die perfekte Gastgeberin, war da wenn wir sie brauchten aber nie aufdringlich. Sie brachte uns mehrmals frisch gepflückte Tomaten aus ihrem Garten, von Gionata bekamen wir einen leckeren Wein vom Nachbar als Willkommensgruß. Buck und Lassie (die 2 Hunde) waren so lieb und relaxed. Ein guter Ausgangspunkt um Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra und Massa Marittima zu besuchen.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montecastelli Val di Cecina
Northampton, England
5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and i stayed in Mimosa in September 2007 for 1 week, we really enjoyed the week and didn't want to come home! From the moment we drove up to the property and looked over the hills we knew that we had made the right choice as to where to stay.
The apartment was spacious, well maintained and well cleaned prior to our arrival. There is everything to cook whatever food you want with Co Ops and shops within 10 minutes driving.
Gionata and Nedda we really informative on all the areas to visit and helpful if you need anything including tomatoes out of their garden. It feels like you are staying with friends.
The local village cafe does the most amazing home cooked italian food in the evening. The locals use it and that says it all.
A really good base to use to visit Sienna, Volterra and San Gimiano. We were so relaxed we didn't want to go much further!
A fantastic place to stay if you want relaxation and to see the rural areas of Tuscany.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
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Montecastelli Val di Cecina
Hamburg
5

Wunderbarer Urlaub

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben Ende September/Anfang Oktober 2010 wunderbare Tage in der Ferienwohnung Mimosa verbracht und können diese uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

Schon die Ankunft in „Le Pietraie“ war umwerfend: Natur pur, ein buntes Blumenmeer und herzliche Gastgeber, die uns mit frischen Tomaten aus dem Garten begrüßten.

Die Wohnung liegt in den Hügeln der Toskana nahe dem Bergdorf Montecastelli, das wir gleich am ersten Abend anlässlich des dort stattfindenden Weinfestes besucht haben. Der nächste Supermarkt befindet sich in Pomerance. Volterra, San Gimignano oder Siena sind mit dem Auto gut erreichbar. Auf jeden Fall lohnt sich auch ein Stopp in einem der verstreut liegenden Bergdörfer, die alle ihren eigenen Charme besitzen. Empfehlenswert ist weiterhin ein Besuch bei „Ammos“ in Radicondolli, wo individuelle, handgearbeitete Wohnaccessoires mit toskanischem Flair hergestellt werden. Eine Liste mit interessanten Ausflugszielen und Restaurants ist von den Gastgebern zusammengestellt worden und liegt in der Wohnung aus.

Die Ausstattung der Wohnung entspricht der Beschreibung. Alles ist sauber und die Einrichtung ist praktisch und gemütlich. Das Schlafsofa ist überaus bequem und bietet auf jeden Fall ausreichend Platz für 2 Personen. Die Wohnung verfügt über ein TV-Gerät, auf dem wir jedoch keine deutschen Sender empfangen konnten. Dies hat uns aber nicht gestört, da wir im Urlaub gern fernsehfrei sind.

Bei Sonnenschein haben wir es sehr genossen, die Nachmittage auf der von Weinreben überdachten Terrasse zu verbringen. Der Blick ist einfach atemberaubend und die täglich vorbeiziehende Schafherde vermittelt automatisch ein Gefühl von „in den Bergen sein“. Trotz überwiegend sonniger Tage waren die Abend Ende September schon sehr kühl, so dass es teilweise nötig wurde, die Wohnung zu heizen.

Ein großes Dankeschön an unsere Gastgeber, Familie Grassi, die jederzeit für uns da waren. Und viele Grüße auch an die vierbeinigen Bewohner, die uns jederzeit willkommen waren. Wir denken sehr gern an unseren Urlaub zurück und können Mimosa für jeden Urlauber (mit Auto) weiterempfehlen.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mimosa
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Montecastelli Val di Cecina
5

Traumhafter Sommerurlaub

  • 5 of 5
Liebe Familie Grassi,
endlich schaffen wir es über unsere wunderbare Zeit bei euch zu schreiben. Wir zehren immer noch von den erholsamen Tagen bei euch.
Wir haben die Mimosa für 2 Wochen im Juli gebucht und haben die Zeit in der Natur sehr genossen. Die Wohnung liegt auf einem Hügel mitten der Toscana, ein erfrischender Fluss ist in wenigen Minuten zu erreichen. Von unserer traumhaft schönen Terasse konnten wir täglich die vorbeiziehenden Schafsherden beobachten. Das Appartement war sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und war an den heißen Sommertagen angenehm kühl.
Wir können die Mimosa nur weiterempfehlen, genau der richtige Ort, um dem Alltagstrubel zu entfliehen und die italienische Kultur zu genießen.
Danke für die schöne Zeit!
Liebe Grüße aus Kassel!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Mimosa
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Montecastelli Val di Cecina
Bottrop
5

Sehr schöner Platz

  • 5 of 5
Waren eine Woche in der Mimosa Wohnung, haben uns super wohl gefühlt. Nach Ausflügen, Pisa, Florenz oder die nähere Umgebung haben wir immer wieder die Ruhe und den Ausblick genossen. Können uns nur den anderen Bewertungen anschliessen
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Pisa, Florence
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Colle Val d'Elsa
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Cecina
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
San Dalmazio
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Colle Val d'Elsa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
San Dalmazio
Car: necessary

The house belongs to the medieval town of Montecastelli Pisano, and is situated in the Pavone valley, not more than one hour's drive from Florence, Siena, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, the Tyrrenian Sea.

Two very clean Rivers give opportunities to swim. In spring the hills are getting more and more green every day, with the white blossom of the big wild cherry trees, you can walk among wild primrose, or wild cyclamens, or anemones. There is a field full of yellow narcissus. Every part of the valley has its own flowers. In summer to walk along the River Pavone is something very very special. You can swim and stay all day there, making a barbecue near the water at night and singing around the fire, waiting for the rising moon. In June you can walk under the bright stars, surrounded by millions of fire-flies. In autumn the oak forests turn to orange brown and will keep their leaves until December. In 1-2 hours you can be in the best Golf clubs of Tuscany.

Golf: You can reach several Golf Tuscan Clubs in 1/2-2 hours. They are near the principle Art cities of Tuscany, and the time you need to reach them is among the beautiful tuscan hills.

In Tuscany, thanks to a warm climate, and surrounded by the beautiful landscapes, it's possible to play all the year long. By the way, the best period to play golf in Tuscany, is in spring and autumn when the temperature not so high as in summer, let you play during the central hours of the day.The Golf Clubs around us are near FIRENZE:Golf Club Bellosguardo Vinci (Vinci); Golf Club Centanni, Bagno a Ripoli; Circolo dell’Ugolino, Impruneta; Golf & Country Club Poggio dei Medici, Scarperia; Castelfalfi Golf & Country Club, Castelfalfi; Contry Club Le Pavoniere, Prato; near SIENA:Circolo Golf L’Abbadia, Colle Val d’Elsa. Near PISA: Country Club Cosmopolitan, Tirrenia; Montecatini Golf, Monsummano Terme; Golf Club Fontevivo, San Miniato; Golf Club Vicopelago (Lucca); near AREZZO:Golf Club Casentino, Poppi, Golf Club Cortona, Cortona; near LIVORNO:Golf Club Hermitage,Portoferraio; near GROSSETO:Golf Club Maremma, San Martino; Golf Club Argentario, Porto Ercole.

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Availability & Rates

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Montecastelli Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
AUTUMN
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€64
€450
 
 
WINTER
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
€43
€300
 
 
Rate 1
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
€300
 
 
WINTER
Jan 7 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€71
€300
 
 
SPRING
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€64
€450
 
 
SUMMER
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
AUTUMN
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 150 euros as security deposit Cleaning fees upon departure 50 Euros. Bedding, towels and kitchen towels are available, and are changed weekly. Please, bring your own bath towels for the river.
The heating cost per day is 5 €.
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Amenities

Amenities

Montecastelli Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , White marble of Carraras and yellow marble of Siena
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • When you open the big yellow sofa-bed (160x190 ), very easy to open and to close(Chateaux d'Ax), a part of the big living room will become a bedroom. The armchair can become another bed for one person.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The Pavone River flows 300m from us and you can take a bath or walk along the river, and make a barbecue in the evening near the water. There is a tennis court in Montecastelli, 5 min from us. Riding possibilities in Montecastelli with a riding hall (manage) for dressage and in Pomarance.
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