|Minimum Stay||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 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: living-room with dining area and sofa-bed, small kitchen, double bedroom (air conditioning) with ensuite bathroom with shower, twin-bedded room (air conditioning) with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Personal, furnished outdoor area with gazebo, table and chairs.
Its rustic accommodation in a beautiful setting. Meals are good but the self catering was a bit basic eg no toaster after , no wine glasses ( we are in Tuscany, after all)
The place is wonderful. Our apartment was very nice, the grounds are breathtaking and so peaceful. Really enjoyed our stay there. Met some wonderful people and the staff were all very helpful . Thank you .
Sehr schöne Wohnetage. Perfekt zum Entspannen.
Room was comfortable and lots of space. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was great.
Appartement is zeer geschikt voor 4/5 personen. Twee ruime slaapkamers met eigen badgelegenheid. De huiskamer is vrij karig ingericht maar beschikt over een goed bed voor een 5e persoon. Kleine keuken, je kunt er echter wel een maaltijd in bereiden. Geen wasmachine, koffiezetapparaat,vaatwasser. Nadeel van dit appartement was het terras. Dit was erg klein en feitelijk niet bruikbaar. Wij hebben daarom gebruik gemaakt van het tegenover gelegen tuingedeelte, hetgeen een redelijk alternatief was. De terrassen bieden bij de appartementen in dit gebouw geen privacy en liggen dicht op elkaar.
Er is een klein zwembad bij het kasteel met ligstoelen er omheen en een mooie aangrenzende tuin met voldoende schaduw waar je heerlijk kunt zitten. Goede uitvalsbasis voor Florence, Pisa, Siena, Volterra, Luca.
Restaurant van het hotel heeft een zeer beperkte kaart. Er zijn echter genoeg geschikte alternatieven in de buurt.
[English translation courtesy of Easy Reserve] Apartment is suitable for 4/5 persons. Two spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms. The living room has pretty sparse furnishings but has a good bed for a 5th person. Small kitchen, you can prepare a meal however. No washing machine, coffee maker, dishwasher. The disadvantage of this apartment was the terrace. This was very small and not actually usable. We have therefore used the opposite garden area, which was a reasonable alternative. The terraces of the apartments in this building offer no privacy and are close to each other.
There is a small pool at the castle with sun loungers around it and a nice adjoining garden with plenty of shade where you can sit. Good base for Florence, Pisa, Siena, Volterra, Lucca.
The restaurant on the property had a very small menu choice. However, there are plenty of suitable alternatives nearby.
We stayed at Montegufoni 4 for 5 nights in July and used it as a base to see all of Tuscany. I would say that it was an excellent location close to most of th cities we stayed. We went to Siena, San G., Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Montelpulciano. The location was great to visit all those locales. The people at the castle were friendly and very helpful and the restaurant on site served up great food with a great view. There was even a great restaurant at a small town less than 1.5 km walk from the castle. The rooms were big and comfortable too.
The only main complaint that I had is they make too much noise picking up the garbage too early in the morning and the pool was super chlorinated. (great pool but bring gogles for the kids) <i>[Owner reply - due to the high temperatures during this period the chlorine levels needed to be raised to maintain the water quality. The garbage pickup times are regulated by the town, we have asked them to change the schedule but we have to wait to see if they accept our request.]</i>
As you can see all and all a great place, good value for the money and I would recomend this location to anyone.