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Castle Apartment in Montegufoni with 3 bedrooms sleeps 6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa / Farmhouse / Home In Montespertoli With 3 Bedrooms Sleeps 6

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 =====

Beautiful apartment situated in the oldest part of the castle with all its original features preserved.

110m2

1st floor: large and bright living-room with kitchen corner and dining area, reading-room, 2 double bedrooms each with nice baldaquin bed, double bedroom (French bed), bathroom with shower, bathroom with tub.

All of the windows of this apartment offer nice views over the Italian garden and over the courtyards of the castle.

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Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Amenities

Montespertoli Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 8:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Pets not allowed
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank

Reviews

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Castle Apartment in Montegufoni with 3 bedrooms sleeps 6
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
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Review for stay from 30 July 2017 to 05 August 2017

  • 2 of 5

We are a family of five. We stayed for six nights in il cardinalle (room 24). It was the worst experience of our one-month trip in Spain and Italy. It was a hot week for sure and the mosquitoes were probably more abundant than usual. But taking that out of the equation the place is not good. Very expensive for very little.

We paid almost 1800 euros (300 euros a night) for a place with bed bugs, hot as an oven, and very little light. No cleaning at all. They only clean when people leave. And the bathrooms were dirty when we got there. They don't even give you soap or trash bags to last your entire stay. Six days requires more than one trash bag. Forget about changing sheets and towels. Nothing.

The restaurant is expensive but in a nice setting. There are few tables around the property but they are always occupied. So you can't even sit out at night.

I cooked light breaksfast and dinners on most days. I had to use my iphone light and a small flashlight from my home because the kitchen area is very dark. I asked the office four times to replace the bulbs that were broken in the few light fixtures around the place. They told me they would take care of it but I gave up after the 4th request.

The tiny refrigerator did not work properly. I didn't even ask to have it fixed. There was no hope it would.

I took pictures of the bed bug bites we all got for evidence. Really bad. We suffered. We actually saw them crawling on our bed. We do recognize bed bugs. You can try yourself doing a bed bug lineup - see https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/bedbugs

We are sure some of the bites we all have are from bed bugs. This means all the beds have bed bugs.

The idea that one would stay in a "castle" is cool. It also has a pool. It sounded good. That notion though comes with the realization that things would be rustic, not a hotel-type thing. You have to adjust. We expected that. But this place is beyond rustic and VERY expensive for what you get. There are basic things such a lighting, clean mattresses, clean bathroom, working appliances, etc. that are expected at a relatively decent place. This place does not meet basic comfort for what they charge. Better stay at a hostel.

The staff was nice. It is the fault of the oweners and management that this place is of lower standard.

The staff tried hard to listen and they did give us an extra fan when we told them one was not working in one of the rooms. That helped. But not enough to get a better rating.

The area is cute and the grounds are probably beautiful during other times of the year. Visiting without staying is probably the best bet unless the owners/management makes major changes.

[counter comments from the owners] We offer apartments, not hotel rooms and therefore during the stay our guests have to provide for cleaning and cleaning items themselves. Extra cleaning can be organized against supplement payment though. Sheets and towels are changed once a week. In case our guests need more towels or sheets it's possible to get them against supplement payment.

Regarding the tables and seats around the property, we will try to improve !

Regarding the light in the apartment, we will definitely take a look at that and fix. No other guests before or after you have complained about the fridge so may be the temperature had been turned down or up in the wrong way. We will of course check.

We are truely sorry but no other guest has ever complained about bed bugs in our property.

In general, we try not to distort the style of the castle by making too significant changes, but we will try to fulfill our shortcomings.

When you booked you knew that there was no air conditioning in the apartment, this summer was exceptionally hot and we could not do anything but provide fans.

Surely outside of the top season, the stay at the Castle is better because of the lower temperatures and because there are less people around. We do thank you however for your valauble comments.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Easy Reserve - Vacation Rentals Worldwide
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Review for stay from 11 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

  • 5 of 5

The ambience of this medieval castle was amazing. It surpassed our expectations. Our only disappointment was that there were no screens on any of our three bedroom windows, which allowed bats to enter our rooms. We had to keep the windows closed, which was not good on hot nights. Otherwise, we loved our stay. What a great villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Easy Reserve - Vacation Rentals Worldwide
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Review for stay from 14 June 2008 to 21 June 2008

  • 5 of 5

The castle was a great place to vacation with friends. The rooms were interesting and so different that anything else we could have chosen! Montegufoni is near enough to Florence that it was an easy day trip, and we were so glad to not be staying in the city! The views from the castle are amazing. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Notes

  • 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

    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: 15.00€ 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
    Babycot: 52.00€ per child per week
    Washing Machine: 3.00€ per usage

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