Iano Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Podere Le Monache -restored farmhouse with 4 apartments that can accommodate from 2 to 8 persons. The apartments are self-contained apartments with private entrance, patios, BBQs, WiFi. Private pool surrounded by terracotta patio with views of countryside. Set in a picturesque and spectacular landscape. Midway between San Gimignano and Volterra short distance away. Close to many of Tuscany's historical and cultural centres.
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 spiritual 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. Recently restored and converted from a farmhouse into four charming apartments. Perfect for small or large family vacation rental.
Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace, and beamed ceilings. Meanwhile, all the modern conveniences have been incorporated.
Each apartment is self-contained; and each has its own entrance. Each apartment offers a terra-cotta patio and outdoor furniture. The kitchen in each of the apartments/cottages has built in cabinets, tall refrigerators, 4 burner hobs, built ovens etc etc.
Details for Monache 1 (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4) 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- wheelchair accessible
The property has central heating in each of the apartments, air conditioning is not necessary as the house dates back to the 11th C. 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 kitchens are all equipped with very good range of stainless steel utensils and place settings. The sitting areas are furnished with large sofas, side tables, lamps and Satellite TV. The beds in each of the apartments are comfortable with sprung slat bases and good quality mattresses. Bathrooms are fully tiled with large pedestal washbasins, 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, restaurant, post box, and small Church.
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 who worked and lived a life of seclution and silence in a Quiet Place. Over the 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 Volterrra still runs through the hamlet. We began restoration 1991 with the last phase of restoration completed 2004.
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