'We have traveled through more than 50 countries over the last 30 years and this was by far our best vacation ever! ' (Couvreur testimonial, August 2013)
The FIENILE is an independent cottage on private villa property with resident owners.This historic, agricultural structure has been converted to comprise 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen (with table seating up to 8), a living room and a sunny enclosed veranda with panoramic views over the Chianti hills. It boasts designer appointments, traditional architectural features, and an extremely convenient location: only 30 to 45 minutes away from Florence, Siena and Arezzo - as well as most points of interest in central Italy. The Fienile at il Poggiolo is available for short lets, longer vacations and sabbatical stays. Min. stay 3 nights, discounted rates as of 5 nights, advantageous monthly rates - please inquire!
The Fienile provides all the benefits of the countryside to rest and relax after a day of tourism. Don't miss wine-tasting tours in the area, trekking in the hills, local markets and outlet shopping. The Fienile is a real home-away-from-home to come back to with the fresh pasta and local greens bought in the market, and a bottle of Tuscan wine. Skype with your friends about your day in Tuscany and turn your computer around to show them the view of the hills, crowned by the medieval tower of Galatrona.
- UPSTAIRS are two bedrooms (can be either doubles or twins) and a bathroom with a 90x90cm shower (and a view)! The bedrooms are furnished in Tuscan style and have beamed ceilings with terracotta appointments. The upstairs windows frame views onto the Chianti hills and Valley of the Arno. Even the stairway has a panoramic vista. All bedroom, bath and veranda windows have screens. Banister and child gate on stairs. The house is cool in summer due to its insulated walls, and for extra comfort there are fans in every room.
- DOWNSTAIRS is a third bedroom/study and the second bathroom. The entire ground floor has beamed ceilings with antique brickwork and respects the decorative tradition of Tuscan country homes with modern touches. This floor also hosts a panoramic enclosed veranda with a 180° view onto the Chianti hills. Furnished with cushioned benches and wicker armchairs, it is a peaceful place to read, write, skype or share a bottle of Prosecco. The ground floor sitting room features a SatTV-DVD and a lending library of guidebooks and recreational reading. The fully equipped kitchen with table and seating up to 8 features polished granite counter tops and chestnut wood cabinetry. All modern appliances (microwave, electric oven, 5-range gas burner stove, dishwasher and fridge/freezer), clothes washing machine and clothes drying racks (iron & ironing board). Guests will also find entertainment amenities (satellite TV & DVD & Wi-Fi), as well as many other conveniences not listed here.
The Fienile has TWO garden areas with chairs, tables, sun umbrella and lounge chairs from which to admire the views. From Il Poggiolo you can see the Valdarno valley, the Apennine mountains, the Sienese hills, and on a good day, all the way to Vallombrosa. Both the small patio area off the veranda and the larger garden on the other side of the house are set up for al fresco dining. Patio and garden are perfect for watching dramatic sunsets behind the medieval tower of Galatrona, and stargazing in the limpid evenings. In August there are many falling stars!
PRIVATE PARKING on the property.
NO PETS & NO SMOKING (inside) please - allergy controlled environment !
Guests appreciate the fact that Il Poggiolo is located in the tranquility of the countryside but conveniently close to Florence, Siena, and Arezzo (30-45 minutes drive), as well as the major other sites of interest. While a car is necessary for your stay, the center of Florence can be reached by train from Montevarchi (free long-term parking) in just 35 minutes, as well as a number of other destinations such as Arezzo, Pisa, Assisi, Cortona, Orvieto, etc.. Nearby are historic sites (medieval and Renaissance towns, towers and castles). There are also picturesque villages, national parks, thermal baths and, a bit farther, seaside beaches. Swimming nearby in a number of local pools (10-15 minutes drive - pool/beach towels provided). Excellent wine and fine restaurants in the area, as well as informal village trattorias and pizzerias. Numerous designer outlets in the area for clothes, shoes, household items, etc. Wonderful food markets with local produce. Perfect for day trips to all the historic attractions of Tuscany, for sports enthusiasts, for gastronomic tourism, for family vacations, or just to get away from it all.
Convenient location for tourism and good train service if you do not feel like driving.
Comfortable and spacious accommodation with luxury appointments, fine antiques, and modern designer touches.
Gardens (furnished for dining and lounging) with lovely views.
Country walks and trekking (from gentle sloping dirt roads through vineyards to serious mountain trails through forests)
Local markets for local produce (especially vegetables and fruit, wine and olive oil).
Marvelous eating - from pizza parlours to five-star restaurants.
Major designer outlets and malls.
Private parking area on the property.
Extensively equipped kitchen
WI-FI, SatTV, DVD
Recreational reading library and guide books, maps.
Child gate on stairs
Fans provided in summer
Screens on all windows.
KEYWORDS: Tuscany, Villa rental, Tuscan tourism, Short Lets, , Sabbaticals, gastronomy, slow food region, luxury appointments, holiday home, vacation in Italy, furnished gardens, panoramic views, allergy-sensitive, LGBT-friendly.