Independent apt. part of the property "Il Colombaio", in the heart of Tuscany
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Ideal accommodations, great all around
Properity, location and owner made our 5 weeks one of the best vacations my family ever had! If you like Tuscany Country there is no better place than il Colombaio. Bed, bath and kitchen are well kept and clean. Scenery from patio is beautiful and quiet
The town of Cavriglia is within walking distance and is the gateway to the Chianti Area. Within one hour drive (car is essential) are great wineries and family style restaurants. Scenery is spectacular. Florence and Siena are close by; train service is within 20 minutes.
Great place to Stay!
We stayed in Il Colombio which is a well equipped 2 bed ground floor apartment in a nicely refurbished farmhouse. It was heartening to find that the pictures on the Owners Direct website are very accurate unlike some holiday accommodation ads. It is set in a beautiful area with amazing views and easy access via the narrow winding roads to the superb medieval towns that the area is famous for. We are now Chianti Classico converts after visiting the early September wine festival in Greve! As there is no Air Con we were lucky in that our 2 week stay saw the temperature drop 10 C to the mid 20s but still very pleasant and warm at night. The pool is a lovely feature and the accommodation felt private but not isolated as there are two other holiday properties on site as well as Marina and her family going quietly about their business. My view is that it deserves 4.5 stars and improved telecoms/WiFi (and air con for the hot months) would definitely make it 5*
Beautiful and quiet place in rural Tuscany
A beautiful and quiet property on a hill above a small village. Beautiful and fresh mornings with roosters in the houses scattered on the hills, and beautiful evenings. Hot afternoons can be spent on the pool. Scenic curly roads leading in and out. A kind and nice owner. We did not want to leave. But if we happen to visit again, I will ask for a better internet connection. It really helps in planning the next day.
The il colombaie spot was a quaint authentic building in a beautiful area around Tuscany. Our spot was clean and a perfect size for 3 or 4 people. The pool is a wonderful addition and the town of Cavriglia is very close and has all you need.
Marina was very accommodating to many changes in our schedule. She was helpful and also let us feel very private. The house has all you need but recommend to bring essentials like shampoo, dish soap etc if you are coming for a longer stay.
We were very happy there and would recommend and return to this spot again.
Charming and delightful
We had a most fabulous time at the farmhouse for 9 days. The views are amazing and you can take advantage of walking around there. If up to it, you can walk down to Cavriglia (the little town down the hill). Montevarchi, the nearest town is quite nice for shopping for food. We walked up the hill to the old church above and were surprised to see the little zoo with peacocks!!! The location is so central...Arezzo is the capital of old towns and within a 45 min drive, you can visit dozens of medieval towns. Of course, Siena and Florence are a must. We went down to the lake which was also very nice. The wine, the food and the vistas were all breathtaking. We miss it already. And thanks Marina for your kind hospitality. We will definitely be there again. Cheers, Daisy and Peter
We loved this place and hope to go back. It's in an absolutely beautiful, peaceful location, surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, quaint villages, ancient ruins, and all of the delightful things you might imagine about Tuscany. The stone cottage in which we stayed was homey, comfortable, and clean. The owners live on the property and were kind and helpful about providing directions and recommendations, and Marina spoke very good English. I especially enjoyed that the owners' two cats came to visit me daily and sat outside with me. There are many nearby villages and we had delightful times driving around and exploring them. It's also a wonderful place for taking walks through the countryside, into the nearby village, or up the road to the Roman ruins. We highly recommend it. The photos on the website accurately depict the place.
"Il Colombaio" is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, an area of 40 km away. The property lies on the hill that descends from Montaio to Cavriglia; Montaio is an ancient hamlet, where you can enjoy the panorama of the entire valley. Although Il Colombaio is located in the open country, it is only 1.5 km far from Cavriglia, 20 minutes walking. In Cavriglia you find coffee bars, restaurants, food shops, laundromat, bank and chemist.
Both the towns of Montevarchi and San Giovanni Valdarno are only 8 km away: here are railway stations and stores, shops and services, including the open-air market.
The easy access to the motorway A1 / E 35 Milan-Florence-Rome (the Valdarno exit is only at 13 km) allows you to reach numerous interesting spots within a short time, both in Tuscany and Umbria, while a few kilometers south of Cavriglia you enter the suggestive territory of the Crete Senesi.
The point of reference for cycling enthusiasts is "Tuscany Bicycle" in Gaiole in Chianti, 12 km away, where you can rent both modern and vintage bicycles.