Tuscan Cottage with pool and great hill views. Ideal for families and couples. Just 1 km from the village.
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Hi everyone! I'm Federica and Podere Monti is my home and my passion. I live here with my family and always we are dedicated to our house and a rural hospitality service always more complete. Here you can feel love and passion because hosting is not just a job, but a vocation. Podere Monti is a farmhouse that dates back 1600 and it has been completely renovated in the last 25 years. It took a lot of effort and sacrifice but now we are here and we want to share it with you. The property consists of the main house where there are 3 spacious and well furnished apartments, always retaining the typical Tuscan style of the old buildings. Not far from the main house there are 3 cottages , even those obtained from the renovation of the original buildings of the 1600s and a few meters on there is the swimming pool with the panoramic view over the hills. We are always available for the guests throughout their stay and if you like it will not not lack tips to visit the big cities and the small towns of our region ... without forget some gastronomic visit, because you know.. in Tuscany , good food is not a problem! Let yourselves be enthralled by the beauty of the area, from the goodness of food and the warm Tuscan hospitality. Welcome to Podere Monti. Federica & Family
Federica purchased this Cottage in 1950
Why Federica chose Val d'Elsa
You don’t have to go far to discover the beauty of Tuscany, just 1 km from the gardens of Casa Podere Monti, you will find the charming little town of Casole d’Elsa. You can walk into town after dinner for a delicious gelato or pizza, a leisurely coffee or just to watch the town as it comes alive under the stars. The position of Casa Podere Monti lends itself to visiting all of the monumental sites in Tuscany while still giving you ample time to enjoy the pleasant gardens and refreshing pool at the estate. The city of Siena, with its spectacular cathedral and town square, is an easy drive. You will also find that the road that leads to San Gimignano and Volterra will provide you with lots of new vistas and scenic surprises.
What makes this Cottage unique
->FAMILY RUN ESTATE: they will be personally taking care of you from start to finish of your vacation...with the hopes of seeing you again soon ->WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: the charming small town of Casole d’Elsa ->is only a 10 minute walk from Casa Podere Monti, in a dreamy landscape PANORAMIC VIEW OF SAN GIMIGNANO & VOLTERRA: in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, these two towns are visible on the skyline
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Just returned from a one week stay and cannot praise it enough. Frederica and her family were so friendly and could not do enough to make us feel welcome.
Really enjoyed the Cooking Lesson and would recommend it for a fun and interesting break fro those superb panoramic views of the rolling countryside.
We also really enjoyed our visits to the small hilltop villages that are just a short drive away from the property.
We will return!
I'm so happy and honored to had the chance to host you here at our farm for one week and with great pleasure I read that you give a high value to your stay here with us. I'm pleased that you liked the accommodation, the cooking class and the location in general. Indeed ,it is very central to visit many interesting towns and villages close by without to forget our little lovely Casole ( 1 km away), with pleanty of nice restaurants, bars and pizzerie.
Finally, thank you so much for your lovely words about me and my family. I really apreciate it.
That's said, I really hope to meet you again someday and of course here at Casa Podere Monti you will be always welcomed.
We could live here
Federica and her family are excellent hosts and we were bowled over by their generous hospitality! The cottage Olivo was well equipped, homely and had a lovely view. The location was perfect for exploring Tuscany; Florence, Pisa, Siena and so much!
We would like to thank you for your kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us .We hope to have you as our guests again, it would be an honor.
Federica & family
It was lovely to sit there in the evenings drinking wine. The pool was a good size & plenty of space & sun chairs for everyone.
The location is great. 20 mins to Siena & 10 mins to Colle Val Delsa. I would recommend checking out Casole D'elsa which is 10 mins by walking . Great hospitality & I hope to visit again soon.
Dear Ambrogio Ian,
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it.
I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back here.
Federica & Family
Soggiorno breve ma soddisfacente. eravamo due coppie in due edifici diversi ma ci è piaciuto l'alloggio moltissimo.
grazie mille per la tua recensione. E' sempre piacevole sapere che i nostri ospiti sono stati bene e che hanno apprezzato la loro sistemazione.
Federica e famiglia
This was Tuscany at its best; friendly reception; most comfortable, well appointed cottage. The view is unique. Our hostess was on hand to help if needed but everything was perfect. Thank you Federica and his family for everything.
We sincerely can't find the right words to explain how thankful we are for such a beautiful review.
We are so happy that you found le location excellent.
We invite you to be our guests here if you have the chance to come back in Tuscany.
All the family thanks you and waits for you!
Federica & family
We took our 5 year old son on his first foreign holiday and stayed for a week at Cottage Leccio. It is not luxurious, but that suited us fine as there was less to worry about in terms of letting our son explore! The cottage was fine and had most of what we needed. The pool is large and clean, but not heated. The location is great for visiting places such as Siena , Florence and San Gimignano. The village is only 1 km away.
We would stay again!
Nearest beach : follonica 60 km.
Pisa airport: driving distance 130 min
Florence airport: driving distance 90 min
-Casole d'elsa is the nearest town (1,2 km). It is a lovely medieval town where you can find all what you need: shops, a little supermarket, very good restaurants and pizzerias, 1 bank, post office, post box a quiet big Church, 2 bakers shops, cafés and a night pub.
-Val d'elsa: in our area you can find a lot of splendid little towns: Monteriggioni, Volterra, Colle val d'elsa, San Gimignano, Certaldo Alto, San Donato etc...
Siena (30 km away-25 min drive) is one of the most beautiful and visited cities of art in Italy. The city of the Palio is set between the greenery of Val d'Elsa, the hills of Chianti, Amiata mountain and the Crete Senesi. The city is of human dimensions and has maintained intact the charm of a medieval town, with its alleys that wind around the heart of the city, the renowned Piazza del Campo. The Palio is one of the marvels of Italian tradition.
Florence (60 km away-40 min drive) is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its works of art and museums are the destination each year of millions of visitors. The Tuscan chief town is a world patrimony of unesco, an acknowledgement that highlights its artistic and architectural greatness. It is impossible to describe the charm of Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral, the Old Bridge. You just have to see it.
Volterra (22 km-20 min drive).
San Gimignano (20 km-15 min drive).
Casole d'elsa 2 km (10 min by walking): Casole d'Elsa is a small medieval village located 420 m above sea level at the top of the hill. Well ventilated, it has a dry climate and pleasantly temperate. The heart of Casole is the 'piazza Lucchetti', the small central square with its historic buildings dating from the Middle Ages, with narrow streets and small shops where you can buy typical products of the region or taste the delicious specialities in the restaurants on the small streets of the center. A characteristic of this small town is certainly the warmth and kindness of people who still live according to the old traditions and rhythms of life without pollution or stress.