About the property
- Condo1345 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
Both apartments with private gardens, sleep 8 and 4 respectively with sofa beds
Our town house forms two self contained apartments and is set in the Chianti Hills just 30 mins from Siena in Borgo di Gaiole and only a short walk away from the village and all your holiday needs. The Borgo offers the best of old and new. Built in traditional Tuscan architectural style with solid stone walls, chestnut beams and terracotta floors, the Borgo also benefits from air conditioning/central heating, double glazing, internet services, launderette, a well equipped gym and an architect designed large pool; together with secure underground parking with lift access.
A glass (or two) of local chianti awaits all of our travel weary guests!
A spacious well furnished three double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with an eight seating dining room and large lounge, just a few minutes stroll from the restaurants, cafes and wide range of services provided by Gaiole village.
Outside, enjoy a game of boules in the tiered garden, or swing in the pergola shaded hammock with glass of chilled wine in hand soaking up the views over the village! The dining terrace is fully equipped for your al fresco dining.
To the rear is a breakfast/BBQ terrace offering views through the Borgo to Castello di Montegrossi beyond.
The Borgo comprises the best of old and new. Built in a traditional Tuscan architectural style with solid stone walls, chestnut beams and terracotta floors; it also benefits from air conditioning/central heating, double glazing to timber shuttered windows, internet access, large architect designed pool, launderette and gym; together with secure underground parking with lift access.
For our more energetic guests we provide a range of detailed hiking notes, and can offer up to three adult bicycles for your exclusive use.
A child safety gate to the stairs leading to the lower hallway ensures the accommodation remains suitable for young families.
New for 2018, we have fitted a 7Kw EV point in our parking bays, exclusively for our guests usage.
The apartment comprises a double bedroom, bathroom, lounge and dining kitchen. French doors lead to a wisteria covered porch and south facing walled garden with lovely views over the village to the Chianti Hills beyond. To the rear, a breakfast/BBQ terrace is enhanced by a wall fountain envoking the soft sounds of Tuscany.
The apartment is fully equipped for up to four guests with the lounge sofa bed making for an easy conversion to a second double bedroom.
Ideal for walking and cycling we provide free use of up to 3 adult bikes for all guests and offer a series of detailed walking notes for circular hikes around local villages.
For both apartments we have secure underground parking with both Tesla and universal EV charge points will be fully operational from the beginning of March 2018, price included in rental.
Here are a few of our favourite Local Attractions:
1. Visit Dario Cecchini, the World Famous Butcher of Panzano!
2. Cook your own lunch with Simone at Restaurant Malberghetto (see link below)
3. Enjoy fine dining at Baddia di Coltibuono.
4. Visit the perfect hilltop hamlets of Vertine and Volpaia.
5. Taste the officially Best Ice Cream in the World in San Gimignano.
6. Wallow in one of the best views in Chianti from the Castello di Brolio Terrace.
7. Hire a bright red Vespa scooter for the day from Luca in the village, and explore the local area (see link below)
LUCA & VESPA SCOOTERS: www.tuscanyscooterrental.com
SIMONE & COOKING CLASSES: www.malborghetto.net
Please visit our 'personal web site' for further details of these and many other activities. You can find the link at the bottom of this page under 'Further Details'.
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- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 28, 2018
About Philip Crow
Find out more about us and our property at www.casacorvo.co.uk, A web link can be found at the bottom of this page under 'personal Web Site'.
Philip Crow purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Philip Crow chose Gaiole In Chianti
The picture tells it's own story! A stay in Gaiole in Chianti puts you at the heart of fine wine and fine food.
What makes this Condo unique
Borgo di Gaiole mixes old with new and is a unique development. It offers all mod-cons including air conditioning and excellent on site facilities, whilst remaining true to Tuscan architecture and traditions. The location offers all the benefits of a classic Chianti villa holiday with rural peace and quirt, whilst being within easy walking distance of all you need; and as an added bonus you have all the sophisticated modern facilities of the Borgo immediately to hand.
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Whats not to like in Gaiole, Chianti Country
Having seen some photos of the apartment and Gaiole I was really looking forward to our family holiday. It didn't disappoint and we will definitely go again. The apartment was a home from home, fully equipped for living, not just a holiday let. We had everything we needed including a supply of local chianti kindly provided on our arrival by the owners. There is a short climb up from the town but that gives you a great view for the extensive patios and garden down to the town and valley beyond.
There's lots of advice about local walks, where to go, Sienna is only 35 minutes away, Florence about an hour. You don't go hungry or thirsty . Gaiole is surrounded by slopes covered in vineyards, where you can take walks and can do tours and tastings. We went to Baddia Coltibuono,, only 15minutes away to taste some of the best chianti around. And where to eat? We ate in some nights as it was a pleasure to sit out on the terrace but we went into town to eat 3 times and is only ten 10minutes walk away. There's plenty of choice. From a good pizza at Bianchis , local choices at Osteria del Ponte, and on our last night a wonderful evening and fine dining on the edge of town at Le Contrade. We watched the sun go down and moon come up. A fitting end to a lovely holiday with our family.
A little bit of Italian paradise!
We loved this beautiful holiday home and it made a great base from which to explore this part of Tuscany. The accommodation is very generously proportioned and well-equipped. All furniture and fittings are of very high quality. It was beautifully presented for our arrival. The on-site underground car parking is a great facility.
Gaiole is a small but charming little town with all of the essentials, including a variety of restaurants. This part of Tuscany has many excellent eateries and we had many memorable meals in the surrounding area.
Siena is close and easy to get to by car. Florence is easily accessible by train.
This was our first time in this part of Italy and we totally fell for it. Casacorvo Maggiore became a lovely home-from-home for us!
Immaculate apartment, perfect location
This was our second stay at Casa Corvo Maggiore reflecting how highly we rate the apartment, the 'Borgo' and Gaiole-in-Chianti. The apartment is immaculate, really well equipped and exactly as advertised (Phil's notes and suggestions are extremely helpful). Gaiole is a lovely quiet, little town with three or four bars and restaurants within walking distance of the apartment (plus a well stocked small supermarket, ATMs, pharmacy etc) and the surrounding area has spectacular scenery, good walks and vineyards producing some terrific Chianti Classico (we walked to the Riecine vineyard maybe half an hour's steep walk from the apartment - highly recommended). This is an ideal base for a true Tuscan experience and the only note of caution would be that the apartment is up a very steep hill from the town which is hard work in the summer heat.
Beautiful apartment in a stunning location
Casacorvo Maggiore is a clean, comfortable apartment and is equipped with everything we could possibly need. The communal areas are well maintained, a particular favourite being the pool surrounded by flowers.
The garden and patio at Maggiore is a delight, with views over the town towards the hills beyond, and has the sun from morning to evening.
There is a wide range of books, games and DVDs, and the owners had thoughtfully supplied a file of useful information, from recommended restaurants and shops, to local walks and trips further afield either by car or public transport.
A walk to Vertine or Barbischio is rewarded with wonderful views and a good restaurant to try the local Chianti Classico. The walk up to Capanelle is well worth the steep climb as the garden with its rose arbour is absolutely beautiful.
A favourite day out was a drive to the River Merse. Take a picnic and your camera; its the most peaceful, idyllic spot.
We had the most wonderful holiday; many thanks Phil and Anne - we hope to return one day.
Great accommodation in Gaiole in Chianti
Casacorvo Maggiore provides great accommodation for a group or family. The townhouse is well equipped and provides a lovely view over the town and the surrounding countryside. Our group stayed here while participating in L'Eroica the historic bike race on the gravel roads of Tuscany. It's fair to say we had the best and most envied accommodation just moments from the race and the accompanying festival of bikes, food and wine that go along with it. Dealing with the owner was always a pleasure and the accommodation certainly enhanced our stay in Gaiole.
Many thanks! LEroica is such a fantastic event it is a privilege for us to play some small part in it's support.
It was really wonderful, quiet and relaxing
The place is really comfortable and well kitted out for anyone from the UK or Italy with sky TV etc. We were travelling by train (railing with 2 kids), Phil helped us make contact with the taxi driver to take us to the property and return us at the end of the stay (40 euros 1 way). We really enjoyed walking to the village to buy wonderful fresh veg and drink locally made Chianti. The pool at the complex is really lovely. Our kids enjoyed playing boule, swimming, table tennis etc. Honestly this was a great place to stay on our adventure. We loved it!!
Thank you! Great to hear that Casacorvo can be enjoyed via public transport!
There are over 100 wine producers in Gaiole commune alone, ranging from the world renowned Castello d'Ama through to small family vineyards. A centre for local business, Gaiole offers 5 restaurants, 3 cafe bars, 2 delicatessens, a great value pizzeria, a tourist office, pharmacy, ATMs and shopping for all local delicacies and holiday needs. Famous for it's cycling festival, L'Eroica held every year during the first weekend in October, the village also hosts frequent concerts and festivals. It is an excellent centre for walking and cycling, the Siena-Florence long distance footpath runs along the ridge above the village, and there is a maze of way marked 'strada bianchi' (unsurfaced roads) criss-crossing the surrounding hills and valleys just waiting to be explored. Vineyards and olive groves abound, amongst which sit the majestic castles of Meleto, Brolio and others, and from the atmospheric ruins of Montegrossi gaze down on your accommodation and wonder at the magic of Chianti Other Activities: cooking courses, scooter hire, wine tours
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you have a special request on dates, anniversaries, celebrations etc, please contact the owner direct to discuss any special arrangements required.. Late Summer dates now released! www.casacorvo.co.uk Should you wish to book both apartments in high season, the total weekly rate is: £2,000 (a saving of £190 per week with the 5% second week discount still applicable).