La Tinaia is a lovely 1-bedroom apartment here at Podere Patrignone in Tuscany at the south-side of the Podere Patrignone estate. It was not on the original purchase plans back in the 1980’s but my father found a door buried under a huge bramble bush when they were clearing the site, and inside were the large beautiful wine-barrels where they used to store the chianti wine. Hence the name, "La Tinaia", which means wine store. My father used much of the old chestnut and oak wood from the barrels to make the furniture in Tinaia, especially the large beautiful kitchen table.
Tinaia has a lovely sunny rear garden with views over our olive groves, forests, and the vineyards beyond. Inside, there’s a good-sized kitchen, dining area and living area, with a large fireplace, The fire is lovely to use in the Spring and Autumn, and it also heats the bedroom and bathroom radiators. The bedroom itself has a lovely east-facing window, and large king-size bed, dressing table and wardrobe, and leads on the lovely bright bathroom with an enamel bath, shower, toilet, bidet and wash basin.
There is a shared swimming pool with the most amazing views, an Honesty Bar fully stocked with my favourite local organic wines and spirits, free Wifi, and of course, you can always borrow our dogs and go for long walks.
This apartment rental is a favourite for all romantic couples, and usually fills up fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. You find out more information on our website: look for "Podere Patrignone"
We have one other 1-bedroom cottage similar to this one. So if you find that this apartment is not available for the dates you wanted, be sure to check out Il Forno here on VRBO/Homeaway:
Il Forno - 1 bedroom - VRBO listing number 179137
The other villas we have for you here at Podere Patrignone include:
La Tinaia - 1 bedroom - VRBO listing number 1011343
La Terrazza - 2 bedrooms - VRBO listing number 1012036
Le Stalle - 2 bedrooms - VRBO listing number 147492
Il Caminetto - 2 bedrooms - VRBO listing number 884529
Villa Patrignone - 4-7 bedrooms - VRBO listing number 163783
All of Patrignone - 15 bedrooms - VRBO listing number 700132
If Tinaia isn't available for the dates you want then please email us and we'll let you know what else is free.
Patrignone is right in the middle of Chianti, at the epicentre of Tuscany's cultural treasures, just 10 minutes from the beautiful hill-top town of Castellina in Chianti, with its full complement of restaurants, cafés and shops (and a small supermarket). Siena is just 35 minutes away, and Florence 40 minutes in the other direction, San Gimignano is 30 mins away, with Volterra the next village along. You really couldn't pick a more central location. There's no doubt that you'll need a car to get the most of Chianti's nooks and crannies, but if you feel like venturing further afield, within a 1.5-hour drive you'll find white sandy beaches, typically beautiful seaside resorts, dozens of hot springs, and the majesty of the snow-covered Apennines, clearly visible from Patrignone's terracotta terrace. And if you're into cycling, tennis, golf, ballooning or fishing, these activities and more can easily be organised. Just let us know what your interests are, and we'll give you some options.