About the property
- Castle1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Wonderful castle dating back to the 12th century, restored in the 17th century by the noble family of Acciaioli, with a magnificent tower built on the model of the one of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Montegufoni castle is part of a large estate comprising vineyards and olive trees in the heart of Chianti region.
Distances from the villa: the small village of Montagnana V.P. with food shops 1 km, Montespertoli with all kinds of shops approx. 5 km, Florence 20 km, Pisa approx. 70 km.
A bus stop with busses to Florence, Montespertoli and Empoli is only a few meters from the castle away. Bikes and scooters for rent are available in Montespertoli.
At guests’ disposal: large and very charming terraced park furnished with garden furniture and table tennis, beautiful Italian gardens (dating back to the 18th century) with lemon trees and swimming-pool (12 x 6 m - open from 01/04 to 31/10). Reception open from 8.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 18.30. The outbuildings of the castle as well were restored and turned into charming apartments. The castle is run by the Posarelli family. A nice restaurant offering nice recipes of the local Chianti tradition is open every night (from April to October except on Tuesdays). Laundry with shared washing-machine (€ 3,- / per washing). WI-FI internet connection available in some apartment, in the reception and restaurant area.
Extra services: on request possibility of renting a baby bed (€ 50,- / per week) and an extra bed (€ 100,- / per week) both payable locally. Maid service available by arrangement (€ 12,- / per hour – payment on the spot).
===== ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION =====
Apartment set approx. 150 m from the swimming-pool and 50 m the castle.
Mezzanine ground floor: large living-room with dining area, kitchen corner (freezer, dishwasher, microwaves) and fireplace, double bedroom (air-conditioning) with ensuite bathroom with shower, double bedroom (air-conditioning), 2 bathrooms with shower.
4 steps up: double bedroom (air-conditioning).
1st floor (small tower accessible via a wooden staircase): twin-bedded room (air-conditioning).
Personal, furnished outdoor area with gazebo, table and chairs.
Owner / Property Manager
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, danish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 8:00 AM
Nice evironment, lots of space, but limited facilities!
We stayed one week in one of the appartments outside of the castle. We had the big one (No. 1.B) with 4 bedrooms. So a lot of space for 4 people like us, it might be a bit more cosy with the supposed 8 people max. capacity. The environment around the castle is great, pure Tuscan, great views of the countryside and most of the Tuscan attractions are close by to be reached within a daytrip. Rooms were clean and in reasonable shape. The fridge was big enough and had a huge freezer compartment. However a few drawbacks:
- If it is warm (which is mostly the case in Tucany in summertime), you definitely need the aircondition in each bedroom (with is a nice feature in that appartment), however it comes with a premium payment per day on top! I would expect this to be included in the price!
- kitchen facilities (especially frying pans) were in a very bad shape and need to be replaced urgently.
- no resonable wine glases available ... in Italy, please!
- the furniture inside was probably supposed to look antique ... but is was more looking shabby,
- the dishwasher did not really clean the dishes, so we preferred not to use it,
- the most annoying thing was actually the outside area to sit and relax, which is actually pretty small, squeezed into a corner at the front side of the building, no real natural shade, so it is very warm in the morning sun and not comfortable or private at all,
- saying outside: be prepared to fight against the mosquitos all day. There is small pond nearby so they love to be there ... (I don't want to blame anybody for that, just to let you know).
Would we spent our holidays there again? NO!
Review for stay from 25 July 2017 to 29 July 2017
Great view, big place (4 adults and 3 kids in our party) price is right, air conditioning, pool and a wonderful restaurant (great food and service) - need I say more?I highly recommend it! Loved it!!!
With a great view from the porch, big place (4 adults and 3 kids in our party), pool, air conditioning (huge help during the hot summer!) and a restaurant with great food and service, there's nothing to complain about. Oh, and price can't be beat. Highly recommended!
Magnificent structure, beautiful grounds and pool, and terrific restaurant. Only 25 minute tonGlorence and close to. Path San Giminiano and Siena.
Review for stay from 26 June 2017 to 30 June 2017
Our apartment was wonderful and the castle beautiful! We loved our stay!
Review for stay from 08 June 2017 to 17 June 2017
Loved everything about the castle except for the A/C and bug situation which is something I checked on prior to renting based on TripAdvisor reviews. The available A/C in the bedrooms is VERY misleading. We were happy to pay for this service - but, they did not cool at all. Hardly any air flow - looked like the filters were long overdue for a change. Perhaps that was the issue? There were no screens in the apartment, so we eventually bought some bug spray and relied on Bug spray and cold showers to make it through each night. We were there for 9 days; did not have a restful night's sleep during our entire stay. The nights were miserable to say the least. They shouldn't charge renters for this service. Frankly, they should yank the units out and install screens and be honest with renters from the start. Had we known what to expect from the beginning, we would've packed some bug spray and managed our expectations. As it stands, we feel like we were taken advantage of on this front. I haven't received an itemized list of final charges, but I'm sure this was part of our final bill. One other recommendation - communicate with your guests on wonderful amenities like the grocery delivery service. We stumbled across this option mid-trip after spending a lot of time and money procuring groceries on the way to the castle from the airport and hauling them along with our luggage when we checked in. Wish we had known about the grocery delivery prior. Other than the A/C issue, the staff was friendly, we enjoyed several meals at the restaurant and the castle/views were beautiful.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Local Tax: 1 € per person/per day for the first 6 days of stay (not applicable to children under 15 years). Arrival between 17:00 and 19:00 Departure between 08:00 and 10:00 Pool open from 1 April to 31 October Included in the rental price: Internet Wifi Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot: Final Cleaning (mandatory): 75.00€ Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 150.00€ Heating: 25.00�� per day Late Arrival: 25.00€ Tourist tax (mandatory): 1.00€ per person per day On request - Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot: Extra Bed: 100.00€ Maid service: 12.00€ per hour Air conditioning: 18.00€ per day Babycot: 50.00€ per child per week Washing Machine: 3.00€ per usage