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Breath-taking view, Monache4

Montaione FI, Italy
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany . Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and mystical atmosphere. Whether you are lazing by the pool or strolling in the olive grove or simply relaxing in your apartment you are in another world. Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings and beamed ceilings . Meanwhile all the modern conveniences have been incorporated.

The property has central heating, air conditioning is not necessary as the house dates back to the 11thC. and the walls are over a meter thick, keeping the house at a comfortable temperature. There is a laundry room with washing machine for the use of the guests. The kitchen is equipped with very good range of stainless steel utensils and place settings. The sitting room is furnished with large sofa, side tables, lamps and Satellite TV. The beds in each of the rooms are comfortable with sprung slat bases and good quality mattresses. Bathrooms are fully tiled with large pedestal wash basins, bidet, wc, large mirrors and enclosed power showers.

We are 300m above sea level and in open countryside, in the summer heat we have the sea breeze in the afternoon and evening.The swimming pool is 6mx15m surrounded by a terracotta patio, with sun loungers, tables and large parasols. The gazebo has table and 6 chairs. There area 2 large barbecues on wheels, a wood burning oven for pizza or grilling. The gardens are surrounded by hedges of laurel, bay leaf, and oleanders; one area of the garden has rosemary hedges, shrubs or myrtle and pomogranates, fig trees, mulberry and plums. Herbs are placed around the garden for use of the guests. The middle garden is a formal rose garden with box hedges and terracotta pots. The car park is inside the gates of the property shaded by secular oak trees and young lime trees. Beyond the gardens there is 4.5 hectars of olive grove an woodland. We produce some the best Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in the area. Some of our guests join us during the harvest from picking the olives to taking them to the Olive-press and bringing the oil home! Why Podere le Monache?

Le Monache is the Tuscany that many dream of- perfect family vacation destination-- A journey in the past, rolling hills, peaceful, rural, friendly and simple tiny village an excellent location for visiting all the major cultural and historical centres of Tuscany. Podere Le Monache is situated in a small hamlet with all the ameneties you require for a relaxing stress free vacation.

We have 2 excellent restaurants walking distance, where you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine without having to drive. The small shop/deli offers an excellent choise of local products and fresh fruit and dairy. They have a delivery of fresh bread and croissants every morning. One of the restuarants offers cooking classes and wine Tasting.

The place to be for art enthusiast, gourmet cuisine and wine enthusiasts!

Property Manager

Cinzia Castellacci

Member Since 2005
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
Why Cinzia Castellacci chose Iano

Podere Le Monache is situated in a small hamlet with all the ameneties you require for a relaxing stress free vacation. We have 2 excellent restaurants walking distance, where you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine without having to drive. The small shop/deli offers an excellent choise of local products and fresh fruit and dairy. They have a delivery of fresh bread and croissants every morning. One of the restuarants offers cooking classes and wine Tasting. The place to be for art enthusiast, gourmet cuisine and wine enthusiasts!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms

          • 2 Bathrooms

              Location Type

                • Rural
                • Village

                  Theme

                    • Adventure
                    • Family
                    • Farm Holidays
                    • Romantic

                      Meals

                        • Guests provide their own meals

                          General

                            • Hair Dryer
                            • Heating
                            • Internet
                            • Iron & Board
                            • Linens Provided
                            • Parking
                              Free parking inside the property
                            • Towels Provided
                            • Washing Machine
                              Laundry at the use of all the guests

                              Kitchen

                                • Coffee Maker
                                • Dishes & Utensils
                                • Microwave
                                • Oven
                                • Toaster

                                  Dining

                                    • Child's Highchair
                                    • Dining
                                    • Dining Area

                                      Entertainment

                                        • Satellite / Cable

                                          Outside

                                            • Golf
                                              10 km from the property
                                            • Lawn / Garden
                                            • Outdoor Grill
                                              2 barbecue available
                                            • Tennis
                                              Just outside the property

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Very closer to the apartments

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • library
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • tennis

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • Notes on accommodation: The property has central heating in each of the apartments, air conditioning is not necessary as the house dates back to the 11th C. and the walls are over a meter thick, keeping the house at a comfortable temperature. There is a laundry room with washing machine for the use of the guests. The kitchens are all equipped with very good range of stainless steel utensils and place settings. The sitting areas are furnished with large sofas, side tables, lamps and Satellite TV. The beds in each of the apartments are comfortable with sprung slat bases and good quality mattresses. Bathrooms are fully tiled with large pedestal washbasins, bidet, wc, large mirrors and enclosed power showers. We are 300m above sea level and in open countryside, in the summer heat we have the sea breeze in the afternoon and evening. The house is suitable for families as we are situated in a small hamlet with all amenities walking distance. There is a village shop, restaurant, post box, and

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

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                                                                      Location

                                                                      Montaione FI, Italy

                                                                      Special interest holidays: We can arrange for wine tours and cookery courses. Coast/Beach: The nearest seaside resort is Tirrenia with sandy beaches 45 minutes away, further south there is Cecina with water park 1 hour away. And further south the beautiful Isle of Elba. Travel: The nearest aiport is Pisa 1 hour from Le Monache, Florence airport is also 1 hour away but with less flights. Bologna is also a good choise 2.5 hours away and Rome 3 hours away. Distances: The nearest historical towns of San Gimignano and Certaldo are 15 minutes away, Volterra 30 minutes, Vinci 40 minutes, Florence, Siena and Pisa 1 hour. Lucca is 1.5 hours , Rome 3 hours, Milan and Venice 4 hours. Further Details: Iano dates back to 1004, Le Monache was built during this period. Le Monache (the Nuns)was a convent of Dominican Nuns or Poor Clares who worked and lived a life of seclution and silence in a Quiet Place. Over the centuries it passed into the hands of the locals who made their own imprint on the building and continued to farm the land. World War II also left its mark Le Monache with its underground tunnels became the hiding place for the Resistance , and young boys and girls during the retreat of the Germans from Volterra. Today the old road now paved which connects us to Volterrra still runs through the hamlet. We began restoration 1991 with the last phase of restoration completed 2004.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      $74
                                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                                      $123

                                                                      Booking Notes: For booking procedures please contact the owner. Changeover Day: Change over day is Saturday with the exception of Low season when you can arrive any day of the week. During the Mid and Mid high season changeover can be flexible on request. Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros . In the price we include all electricity, gas, water, linen with swimming pool towels. Final cleaning charge is not included in the price. Central heating is not included it is paid locally if required during low season. Cots are provided with linen, high chairs. Long winter lets priced per month, please contact owner.

                                                                      $130avg/night
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                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

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