|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Badia a Coltibuono is the first wine resort in Chianti, opening it's doors to travellers and visitors who want to share a truly unique experience. Here it is possible to encounter the magic of a venue, to observe the slow yet intense rhythm of a 1000 year old abbey and farm and to sleep in history. Guests can rest and relax in the magnificent italian style garden or, during the summer months, around the large open-air swimming pool. At 650 metres above sea level summers are temeprate and the villa naturally cool in the evenings. 800 hectares of forests, crisscrossed with walking or mountain biking paths provide for a pristine natural backdrop.
Badia a Coltibuono features 5 apartments: Granary; Magnolia; Foresteria; Chiostro and Fattore.
Badia a Coltibuono features also 8 double guest bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom: 3 of these are more spacious with views spanning the Valdarno valley, 4 rooms with views over the magnificent renaissance gardens and 1 with views on the countryard.
Each room has it's own unique charm, in décor and style reflecting the elegance of the surroundings.
At guests' disposal:
Swimmingpool 6 x 15 meters, depth 1.20 to 1.80 meter.
Situated in the original but refurbished stables, and with elegant contemporary flair, the restaurant's atmosphere is warm and welcoming, while the surrounding garden enhances the overall mood with a touch of romance.
During the hotter months meals are served outdoors under a bower of climbing roses and wisteria. Here the gourmet can savour the true aroma and flavour of the Chianti region.
Guided tours of the abbey.
Wine, olive oil, honey tastings.
All rooms feature: Fan, Heating, Mosquito Net, Bath or Shower, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Tea/Coffee Maker with Coffee and a Tea selection
Upper floors accessible by stairs only
The room rates are per two persons, per night and include a rich buffet breakfast (which includes home made cakes and “schiacciata” a kind of flat bread with olive oil), use of the pool (May-October) and pool towels, internet point at the honesty bar and wi fi in the common areas, guided tour of the Abbey, 10% discount at our restaurant, 5% discount at the “Bottega” (direct sales of our products). The city tax of 1,50€ per person per night (for the first 7 nights of staying) is NOT included in the rates.
The apartment rates include: kitchen, bed and bath linen (weekly rentals: mid week bath linen change), final cleaning, all utilities (electricity, water, gas, heating), use of the pool (May-October) and pool towels, internet point at the honesty bar and wi fi in the common areas, guided tour of the Abbey, the basic ingredients to cook (olive oil, salt , sugar ecc.), 10% discount at our restaurant, 5% discount at the “Bottega di Coltibuono”. Breakfast is NOT included,
Gaiole km 7
Montevarchi km 20
Cavriglia km 10
Siena km 50
Firenze km 60
The nearest train station is Montevarchi, 18 kms far from here.
To reach us from there, you have to use a taxi service.
We do have a free parking on site
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
The old granary has been transformed by the family into a spacious apartment.
1st floor: living room with large windows overlooking the magnificent formal gardens, kitchen with terrace provided with barbecue for a “al fresco” dining, 1 double (twin) bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower and tub.
2nd floor:(internal staircase) 1 double (twin) - 2 single bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower and tub. Modern furniture, large windows overlooking the magnificent formal gardens.
A wonderful experience and so much more than we expected. Great accommodations, wonderful personal interaction with the staff, and some great wines. Highly recommend for a unique, out of the way experience.
We stayed in the Granaio in July 2014 and it was amazing! The apartment is really lovely, very large, well appointed and the terrace was fabulous. Having the option of breakfast and the restaurant on site were a huge bonus for a self catering set up. It was nice that basics for the apartment like soap/dishwashing liquid etc were provided, it really makes life easier. We loved the pool and the gardens and the wine tour - all on our doorstep. The front desk team were super helpful. Our whole group talked about coming back soon.