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Architecturally stunning, historic country house in idyllic Chianti.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Near Florence & Siena, Sleeps 6+2, Glorious Hill Views.

Architecturally stunning country house with former church, protected by the Italian Ministry for Culture for its historic and cultural significance, sleeps 8.

Set in the idyllic Chianti countryside between Florence (c.26km) and Siena (c.40km). The pretty market town of Greve-in-Chianti, with a wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants, is just 3km away.

A former chapel, with medieval origins, and attached stone farmhouse, have recently been converted by a leading Italian architect and featured in Architectural Digest magazine. They sit at the heart of a tiny and ancient fortified hamlet, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, woodland and open fields. The house enjoys serene vistas all around, stretching to the Apuan Alps 70 miles away. Leonardo da Vinci was inspired by the scenery here in his landscape painting.

The house is far more than just a rental property: it is a home, lovingly decorated by skilled Italian fresco artists, furnished with a stylish mix of antique and contemporary pieces collected from our travels all over the world. There are hand-painted Italian ceramics, hand-made glass, local wood and wicker work, the latest in Italian design bathrooms - beautiful objects that reflect a life well lived. The rooms are filled with flowers, fragrant soaps, books, CDs, sheet music, board games, films...and other simple pleasures to reflect 'la dolce vita'. There is an 1885 Bluthner grand piano in the main sitting room. Regrettably, the property is not suitable for children under 6 or those with mobility disabilities.

The cultural sites of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montepulciano, Greve and the Chianti hill towns, medieval castles and wine estates are all nearby.

There are lovely outdoor swimming pools at Greve & seven interconnected pools at Quercegrossa.

Around the house are beautiful and extensive walking trails.

The area is very popular with cyclists and many itineraries are available.

Chianti is known for its outstanding wines and fine local cuisine.

House: 330sq.metres (total), on 2 main levels plus taverna.

Ground floor:

Impressive main sitting room in former church, leads to lovely covered loggia outside;

1 study-bedroom with double sofa-bed; shower room/toilet;

Second lounge/dining room (with table for 6), double doors to courtyard garden;

Farmhouse kitchen with large open fireplace, dishwasher, microwave;

Utility room (washing machine, dryer); guest toilet;

Lower ground:

Large taverna, with wine racks and dining table for 8;

First floor:

2 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room,

1 twin bedroom; guest bathroom (with shower).


In addition to the courtyard garden, there is a covered loggia for sitting outside, and a few minutes walk around vineyards takes you to the property’s field with fruit frees (suitable for ball games, etc.) and hillside woodland.

More Details

Convertoie Bookings
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Convertoie Bookings

The owner speaks English, Italian, some French, and has lived in Italy for many years.

Convertoie Bookings purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Convertoie Bookings chose Greve in Chianti

The extensive views here (reaching to the Apuan Alps 70km away) inspired Leonardo da Vinci's landscapes. The setting is idyllic and timeless, the light ever-changing, each season with its magic. The house, being a former church and canonic with medieval origins, is architecturally stunning and historic, yet with all mod cons. The place combines utter peace and tranquillity with easy access to some of the greatest cultural sites in the world.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Views and idyllic Chianti landscape, architectural features, stylish and high-quality decor, some of the best wines in Europe and great Tuscan food a stone's throw a way. Florence, Siena, art, history... What's not to like?

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property of the villa was breathtaking. Situated amongst typical Tuscan scenery in a historically significant location, Le Convertoie was a pleasure to stay at. We had a wonderful time waking up to the early calls of the roosters and finishing each day sipping the local wine! The location was splendid, for any Tuscan destination was short car ride away. Greve-in-Chianti, was also nearby and provided a great home base for travel. Kate was an amazing host and made sure that we were most comfortable with her house! Our stay here was unforgettable and hopefully we can return soon!
Apr 2014
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Greve in Chianti Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)
  • Stylish, modern, Italian-design shower rooms in travertine marble.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Study-Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Study-bedroom
  • 6 guests in 3 double or twin bedrooms, plus 2 on double sofa-bed in study-bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Golf, horse riding, hiking, wine-tasting & wine tours, cooking lessons, art lessons etc. all available on request.


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Architecturally stunning, historic country house in idyllic Chianti.
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Most beautiful vacation property ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Le Convertoie was absolutely the highlight of our month in Italy. The photos shown in the listing are very accurate but do not come close to being there in person and having the history and the beauty of the house and its' surroundings wash over you. The property was very well maintained, and the personal touches of the owner's wonderful antiques and books make it easy to imagine that you are living there in your own very well-loved home. My personal favorite day was a day I stayed behind alone while the others went into Florence. Working in the wonderful Tuscan kitchen and looking through the door across the gorgeous landscape was a dream come true. And strolling through the dining room doors onto the terrace and just sitting and watching the birds soar in the quiet of the landscape was bliss as I had never imagined. Another in our group, a professional musician, was transported every time he sat down at the grand piano in the wonderful acoustically live music room. His joy of spending any spare moment at the instrument was our joy in listening. Kate kindly helped us with printing tickets for the Duomo and even met us with them in Florence near the Duomo. They were both kind and helpful in walking us through the house when we arrived and pointing out how various features work. We all enjoyed drives through the countryside and visiting several of the other Chianti villages and the drives up to the tiny villages of Lamole, Volpaia and Vertine. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone I know and I would go back again in a heartbeat, given the opportunity. Thank you so much, Kate and Francesco, for giving us memories like we've never made before.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzie, We were very touched and absolutely delighted to read your review. I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Le Convertoie, and that you filled the place with music and warmth all the time you were there. Do please come back very soon - do some painting, play the piano, read the books, listen to music, and drink some more Chianti whilst soaking in the views! You would be the most welcome visitors. We're looking forward to it, and I will tune the piano for you! Our warmest wishes from Italy, Kate & Francesco
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Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a must for anyone who loves Tuscany. It is incredibly beautiful and has space easily for 8 people. Kate s a dream to work with and is also a tour guide. Her tour of Florence is tailored for your wishes and so informative. The villa has well equipped bathrooms and kitchen as well as outdoor furniture. Bedding is lovely. Laundry is easy to use and very quick in European standards. Marco, who lives above the villa, is friendly and has wine and vinegar for sale. Greve is a wonderful town and we spent time there often. The market is great and be sure to eat at La Cantina and meet Allesandro. La Mole is a beautiful restaurant up in the hills. Thank you so much Kate!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Not even sure where to start, from the moment we drove down the long driveway to this magnificent villa to the moment we left it was an amazing experience. The property is absolutely breathtaking in a beautiful Tuscany hillside landscape. The home was everything and more then we imagined. Great space, from the main church/living room, kitchen with great fireplace to the comfortable bedrooms. Centrally located a few kilometers from Greve Centro and many amazing town centers. Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with in planning this trip, and we were so happy to have met her during our stay!! Not a single complaint about our stay and we will be returning next year!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, Thanks so much for your lovely review! It was really our pleasure to have you - the perfect guests! Sincere thanks for leaving the place so spotlessly tidy - it was very sweet of you. Hope the journey home went well, and that we see you both again soon. Our very best wishes, Kate & Francesco
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Incredible Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an incredible experience....the property was better than described! Tucked away in a hillside it had amazing views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. The property had everything we could ask for, and more! The owner was not only delightful and engaging, but also very accommodating as a result of our delayed arrival. She still took the time upon our arrival to ensure our holiday would be a memorable one. Located about 3 km outside of Greve, the property was central to enjoy the region. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad that you enjoyed your holiday! It was a great pleasure to meet you and I do hope you and your family will be back again one day! Until then, warmest regards from Chianti - now in glorious Autumnal technicolour! Kate & Francesco
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Lovely villa in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at the villa. It was an unique experience since it was a beautiful place with picturesque surroundings. Kate was extremely helpful and patient with us as I had this vacation planned a year before. Her villa was spotless and clean with all the amenities ( except air conditioning- which we missed since it was a very hot summer in Italy). Nonetheless it was great since all rooms were well equipped and comfortable. She was awesome with her suggestions for shopping and wine tours etc. and we thoroughly enjoyed all the ones we went on. She was kind enough to buy us some groceries so we had some food at the villa. We definitely made use of all the villa and dined outside with the beautiful scenery around us. Greve is close by and we loved the Saturday market there. A lovely place which made our vacation totally awesome. Thank you Kate!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property captures the equally stunning views of the Tuscan terrain.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Florence (or Pisa)
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ugolino Golf Course
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Monte Amiato or Abetone
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Cecina or Livorno
Car: necessary

In glorious countryside yet close to Italy's most famous cultural attractions (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti hill towns, Montpulciano, Montalcino, etc.). Wine tours, food markets, superb restaurants, cafes, extensive walking, communal pools in Greve, horse riding, Italian cooking lessons available on request.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $349.99

SUPPLEMENT for groups of more than FOUR people: £15 UK sterling per person per night.
A Security Deposit (€ 300 or £250 sterling) is payable in cash on arrival, returned to you if no damages .
NOTE: The booking deposit (£250) is not refundable. Rate includes WiFi, bedlinen / towels, electricity, hot water.
Central heating (gas), if required (metered & charged per usage)
Additional cleaning is available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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