About the property
- Chateau / Country House785 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Beautiful vacation in Tuscany
If you love the allure of surprises and discovering things, from fine drinks to excellent food, you just cannot miss out on a holiday in Tuscany, where the whole countryside offers you an original cross-section of nature and fine examples of the works of men. “I Melograni del Chianti” farm holiday residence is located in the Tuscan hills, in the small medieval town of Talciona, a perfect barycentre in between the biggest cities of art in Tuscany: Florence, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano. You can enjoy a breathtaking view from any of the apartments: the mellow profile of the Tuscan hills covered in olive groves and vineyards, and an alternation of woods and small towns that reminds us of the area’s origins and gives a picture of tranquility and peace which has mostly been forgotten.
I Melograni del Chianti
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- May 26, 2018
About I Melograni del Chianti
I'm Serena, I'm 48 years old and it's about 8 years that i'm taking care of our farm directly, producing extra vergin olive oil and grapes. Me, my husband Antonio and my children Duccio & Brando we will be happy to meet you in Tuscany!
I Melograni del Chianti purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2008
Why I Melograni del Chianti chose Poggibonsi
Well located between Florence and Siena, on a top of a hill, at only 3 km. far from the town you can enjoy your holiday relaxing but also in few minutes, visiting the most charming towns of Chianti area: Castellina, Radda, Greve, or the most interesting historical place like San Gimignano, Volterra & Monteriggioni castle.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
We are at your disposal everyday to suggest the best way to get in touch with our culture, environment and people, helping to book your tikets for museums or just to have the best table in a typical restaurant!
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Beautiful place in a beautiful area
Beautiful villa located on a very picturesque hilltop. Our apartment was spacious, well equipped and very clean. The hosts were very friendly acessable, and accommodating throughout our stay too. Everything about this place well surpassed our expectations and we’re very much looking forward to visiting again.
Fantastic Base for exploring Tuscany
We stayed in a ground floor two bed apartment. It was clean and full of all amenities we needed. The only thing missing was a kettle but we managed with a lovely coffee pot and a pan-no bother at all.
The setting is just gorgeous rolling hills as far as the eye can see. The pool area was clean the pool was a little cold for us and our little boy. There were other people staying there but we never felt crowded sometimes enjoying the pool area to ourselves all day.
We found the apartments quite easily. Up main road out of poggibonsi. You do need a car but we didn't mind that. Poggibonsi was maybe a minute drive, it has a Coop and a train station with free parking perfect really
The hosts were just gorgeous with our little boy. Genuinely couldn't do enough for us. We did wine tasting in the wine cellar which was lovely and have a gorgeous bottle of red and white and a bottle of beautiful olive oil too made on the farm.
Overall just a perfect location.
Lacking in services
Melograni was pleasant enough and certainly quiet and the countryside is lovely but we had not expected to have to provide everything, even coffee. There was no bar or restaurant which meant buying and cooking our own or driving at a lot of kilometers at night on narrow, winding roads to reach nice places to eat and sample the wine. It might be better for a family with small children wanting to stay in but it was disappointing for a couple wanting to enjoy the best of what the region has to offer. We left early as a result.
Mrs. Jennifer should check better the property features that she wants to book for her holiday: I suppose that she maked a wrong choice for her need.
As mentioned in our advert on Homeaway all apartments are self catered. We don't have the restaurant.
We could have helped her if she had informed us: we can ask for a catering service if she was not able to cook or to drive for 3 km to get a restaurant.
If you are looking for highways and commercial centers don't come for a vacation in Chianti!
A little piece of Tuscan paradise...
VILLA: Large and beautiful stone villa with 7 apartments of various sizes (details on website). We stayed in the two-bedroom Cantina which has a small backyard with a table, chairs and a lounge chair. Note that none of the apartments have air conditioning so we were very happy that ours was on the ground floor in the back of the building. The sun never hit it directly. It was a little hot after we returned from our day-trips, but opening up the windows sufficed to cool it down. We never even needed the fans to sleep and we were there in the middle of a record-breaking July heatwave.
LOCATION: A car is essential. The villa is about a 7-minute drive from a town called Poggibonsi where you will find a huge grocery/supply store and a few inexpensive restaurants. Note that no GPS seems to know the short and direct way to the Villa, but once you get there the manager will give you simple directions. Poggibonsi is next to the highway which makes day-tripping very easy, especially since it is roughly 20 minutes from Sienna and San Gimignano, 30 minutes from Florence, 1h15 from Lucca, and 2 hours from the Western Tuscan Coast.
APARTMENT: Our Cantina apartment was very spacious, super comfortable, and very clean. The décor was simple, airy, and authentic. Each room had a double-bed and a large wardrobe. The bathroom had a sink, shower, and toilet. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. The backyard overlooked the breathtaking Tuscan countryside and we could watch gorgeous sunsets every night!
POOL: Shared pool, but guests rarely have the same schedule. We were alone on quite a few occasions. There are numerous seating options in shaded spots.
CHECK-IN: No problems whatsoever. Also, asking questions and making the deposit from home was always quick and easy.
WIFI: The modem is in the manager’s office so you must be close enough to capture the signal. The pool area gives the best access.
MANAGER: Serena is completely devoted to making her guests feel welcome and comfortable. You won’t find a better host! She goes out of her way to make reservations for you, book excursions, give you inside information, and make your stay as easy as possible. She is on-site all day until 6pm. Plus the villa produces its own olive oil and wine so follow her down to the cellar for a tasting!
I would happily go back to this villa. It was very relaxing and a perfect home base for exploring Tuscany. Ciao! Grazie Serena!
We went to Melograni del Chianti as a family get together in September 2015. We rented the apt Focolare. Made the booking via email and paypal. Serena the owner was very responsive. Apt very comfortable, clean and decorated with good taste in respect with Toscan style. Great view over the Tuscan countryside, nice place for quiet holidays. Supermarket is less than 10min drive and you can find everything you need. it is also close to San Giminiano (30 min drive) such a lovely place with lots of restaurants.
Big thanks to Serena who was very welcoming and available to provide us information about places to visit. We even had the chance to participate in grape-harvesting in one of their vineyards, such a great experience! Really recommend Melograni del Chianti for a relaxing holiday in stunny Tuscany! And don't forget to test Melograni del Chianti wine, very nice!
Tuscany as you imagined
Our stay at Mangiatoia was everything we were looking for. A beautiful setting with a view over a valley of vineyards. We were two couples in a charming two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment. Well furnished, with comfortable beds and very clean.
Serena is an excellent host and was great about about arranging wine tours and dinner reservations. She also arranged for us to have a cooking lesson in our apartment one evening
We visited the Antinori family winery which is very modern in contrast to most Tuscan wineries. An excellent tour and the onsite restaurant served a delicious lunch.
The location is perfect, very near all the necessities but still rustic. I highly recommend this property.
In the immediate vicinity, the splendid Romanesque church of Santa Maria in Talciona, which was built in the XI century, as well as the Strozzavolpe castle, which you can clearly see was built in the Middle Ages, complete the landscape and are endearing places to visit during your walks in the vicinity of our farm holiday residence.
You will find all the necessary information regarding our region here on our holiday farm so you can really enjoy your stay. And what’s more? You will always find someone ready to help you organize your days in the best possible way, advising on the most unusual itineraries and locations of the Tuscan countryside.
Other Activities: organize dinners with a catering service or cookery courses, in other words, everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Services included: Water, electricity, gas, linens, final cleaning upon departure, parking, use of the swimming pool and solarium, use od the barbeque and taxes (VAT 10%). Services not included: - Heating (Euro 4,50 per MC) - from 01 November to 30 April (if used); - Additional cleaning (available upon request at 12 Euro per person); - Cots for infants (0-3 years) at 8 Euro per day; - Extra bed