About the property
- Barn430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Independent stone cottages for 2 people, private garden, pool
Nestled in the hills that extend from the Chianti towards the Arno river valley, on the border between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, lies Il Colombaio, a characteristic and charming old farmhouse surrounded by silvery-green olive groves.
The property is composed of three buildings: the farmhouse, the hayloft and the stable.
The farmhouse is partly inhabited by Andrea and Marina; it has an independent apartment on the ground floor, while the hayloft and the stable have been trasformed into two small houses. The buildings are surrounded by an olive grove and an extensive lawn where the swimming pool is located, in an isolated and panoramic position.
Il Colombaio offers you the chance to enjoy the everyday pleasures of life in Tuscany, the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and its authentic rhythms, as well as being the ideal starting point for exploring this region.
Whether you want to visit the popular sights in Tuscany, or to hike or bike amidst the hills of Chianti and the Crete Senesi, at the end of a busy day you can find the warm feeling of coming home and relax.
Each apartment is independent and has a private garden, equipped with table, chairs and sun chairs. Because your privacy is our priority, and we want you to feel right at your own home.
Il Colombaio is the ideal place for those who love ciclying: Andrea is an amateur cyclist, he knows all the routes in this part of Tuscany, and is always willing to provide help and suggestions and, on request, guided tours.
The famous vintage cycling event “L’Eroica” takes place in Gaiole in Chianti, just 12 km from here, the first weekend of October, during the traditional grape harvest.
About INTERNET - Please be advised that here, as well as in many Italian rural areas, the Internet connection may be slower than expected, and the data allowance is limited. This means that you can use Internet for browsing, e-mailing, voice calling, but you'll have to give up live streaming, up/downloading large files, online gaming and video calling. If these activities are your priority, we suggest you to search for an accommodation that ensures a reliable and unlimited connection (cities and towns are generally better served than rural locations).
Please understand that the quality of the internet connection does not depend on us: we share with our guests the same service that the Companies give us. As always happens, rural areas are left behind by technological advancements but, on the other hand, it is precisely this "slow time" that makes the Tuscan countryside so appealing as a holiday destination.
You can find more info on our web site: www.il-colombaio.it
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- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We are a family of 3: Andrea, Marina and our daughter.
Marina purchased this Barn in 2003
Why Marina chose Cavriglia
We think this is an ideal place to live. Cavriglia is surrounded by the most beautiful places in Tuscany: Chianti, Crete Senesi, the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, just to mention the closest ones; at the same time Cavriglia is an “authentic” village, because it is only lightly touched by the tourist routes.
What makes this Barn unique
Our property combines privacy and comfort, the typical atmosphere of the old Tuscan farmhouses and the quality of being at hand. We are always happy to welcome guests who choose to stay in our region and help them, if they want, get the most from their holiday. Many travelers don’t venture outside the major destinations. For this reason, they sometimes go back home thinking that Tuscany is a mostly touristy destination with lots of tourists everywhere. Quite to the contrary. If you are ready to venture off the beaten path and see more than what you find in guidebooks, you will go home with a completely different image of this amazing region, certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable small dwelling in a lovely location
Lovely setting, property and surroundings immaculately maintained and whilst the accommodation was compact it was comfortable and clean.
We would have liked more kitchen equipment, an oven rather than a dishwasher, a television or dvd player. Some guidance on where to go and what to see in the area from the owner would have been useful.
It was a great location, quiet, peaceful and we appreciated the privacy.
There were restrictions placed on electricity usage and internet usage but in fact we didn't go over the allowance. However with no other form of entertainment in the house, the internet is really needed.
Wonderful stay at beautiful property
Two of us stayed in the Il Fienile for a couple of nights during a brief trip through Tuscany. We wished we could have stayed the whole week (and next time we will!) It is a beautiful property in the hills and the town is a close drive if you need to pick up provisions or a quick pastry or cappuccino before heading out for the day. The area is fun to drive through (if you are not shy of curve hugging roads) and is very lush and scenic. The property is a good location to stay if you plan to visit neighboring Tuscan hill towns. Could not recommend enough.
Very well maintained. Romantic!
Beautiful cottage, magnificent view and fresh air. Lovely pool! Excellent restaurants and hospitality of the owner Marina.
What a lovely placed! My husband and I stayed for week at Il Fienile, and would have happily stayed many more. The farmhouse itself is perfect, very quiet and quaint. The property itself is a delight with lovely grounds and great views. The pool area is lovely to laze by and read a book and lovely and refreshing for a dip from time to time to cool down. Marina is a gracious and lovely host.
Quaint Tuscan hospitality
We loved Il Fienile, it was everything we expected in a Tuscan holiday home! The grounds are well kept, the home itself was very welcoming and comfortable. We loved the location in the Tuscan hills, yet close proximity to a small village with a market and choices of restaurants. It was also within 10-15 minutes from a train station with easy access to Florence and Rome. Marina was attentive to all of our needs, and even folded our load of laundry--we certainly did not expect that! I would recommend this home to anyone looking for great Tuscan travels, it is a relaxing and hospitable place!
All you need
Il Fienile was a perfect place to stay for my husband and I looking to enjoy the delights of Chianti. The converted hay shed was small but functional. A small lounge and kitchenette upon entry, then a bedroom down a short flight of stairs and bathroom. The window from the bedroom looked out over the olive trees to the hills beyond. The only negative was that the only windows in the lounge/kitchen were up high so did not afford much light.
The local town of Cavriglia had a lovely restaurant and trattoria but if you wanted to go further afield, the villages of Chianti were only a short distance away.
Il Colombaio is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the historic heart of Tuscany, equally distant from the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo which are approximately 40 km away. The property lies on the side of 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 every kind of shops, stores and services, including the open-air market every Thursday morning, in Montevarchi, and every Saturday morning in San Giovanni.
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 few kilometers south of Cavriglia you enter the suggestive territory of the Crete Senesi.
The point of reference for all cycling enthusiasts is "Tuscany Bicycle" in Gaiole in Chianti, 12 km away, where you can rent both modern and vintage bicycles.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
THE RENTAL PRICE INCLUDES: hot and cold water, gas for cooking, electricity, bed and bath linens (changed weekly), initial and final cleaning, heating and air conditioning up to an average consumption of 2 units per day. NOT INCLUDED: tourist tax (1 Euro per person per night, for a maximun of 5 nights, excluding children under 12) to be paid in cash upon arrival. EXTRAS: heating and air conditioning over 2 units per day (to be paid according to the consumption); use of the washing machine (available on request: 5 Euro each wash); extra person: 20 Euro/night. ANY EXTRAS HAVE TO BE PAID ON SITE. Refundable security deposit: 100 Euro.