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Lovely cottage with panoramic pool. Just 1 km far from the village Casole.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

Tuscan Cottage with pool and great hill views. Ideal for families and couples. Just 1 km from the village.

Direct site: www.poderemonti.net

Direct mail contact: info@poderemonti.net. Telephone contact: 0039 (0) 577 94 86 18 (from 9.00 am to 21.00 pm).

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The Leccio Cottage is part of the Holiday Farmhouse Casa Podere Monti, in Casole d'elsa.

Casa Podere Monti is completly family run, and it is our own personal commitment to great care of the estate and the gardens to make this place a special one, not just for us but also for all our visitors. Me and my parents work together to keep Casa Podere Monti at its best and to give our guests a complete assistance during the stay.

The concept of a family enviroment is related also to the holiday accommodations: made to be family friendly. The garden is contained and well kept , just the type of place that invites to sit outside to read a book , play games or drink a nice glass of red wine ( Chianti of course ! ).

The panoramic pool is set in a short distance from the cottage , so it is close enough reach by foot , but not too close that the fun and laughter will spill over into the garden.

The area lends itself to a fun filled family holiday, especially when you are interested about the local culture, traditions and meeting the Tuscans. Casole d'elsa is just 1 km from the Holiday House ( there is a well mantained path , illuminated at night) and it is a lovely little town with an exceptionally packed social calendar. You will always find concerts , markets , activities and events that will bring you into the authentic atmosphere.

The Leccio cottage is composed of 1 double bedroom,bedroom with 2 twin beds / 1 double bed, living room with kitchen corner, bathroom with shower, small terrace on the east side and covered patio with table and chairs. Wi fi on all outdoor areas.

The outdoor area is composed by green areas with tables to eat outdoors , a splendid swimming pool ( 6mX12m open from April to October included) from which you can enjoy a spectacular view over San Gimignano equipped with deckchairs and sunbeds to relax in.

The cottage is located just 1 km from the medieval village of Casole d'Elsa, reachable in 10 minutes by walking via a scenic route with lights. It recently won the orange flag of the European Union for the beauty of the landscape. 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.

GENERAL INFORMATIONS:

1.Check-in guaranteed not before than 16.00h and until 18.00h. In case of delay ,please contact* previously the Owner : *Tel. number +39 (0) 577 94 86 18

2.Check out by 9:00 am.

3. It is required a deposit to confirm the reservation .

4. Security deposit request upon arrival 300 euros.

5. Delivery of keys by the owner.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: TOWELS AND LINEN WITH CHANGE ONCE A WEEK ( SATURDAY) , WATER,GAS,ELECTRICITY WI-FI CONNECTION AND FINAL CLEANING.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: STAY TAX ( 1.00 EURO PER NIGHT PER PERSON FOR THE FIRST 5 NIGHTS ),ADDITIONAL CHANGE OF TOWELS AND LINEN 7 EUROS PER PERSON, MID- CLEANING : 50 EUROS, WASHING MACHINE : 4 EUROS / WASH,BEACH TOWELS 5 EUROS / EACH.

PLEASE NOTE : Change of towels and bed-linen is once a week and cleaning of the cottage is upon departure.

The rental cost does not include cleaning during guests stay (example: if you stay two weeks, you will find the cottage spotless upon your arrival, but will not clean a second time at the end of First week). Of course, if necessary, it will perform the second cleaning for an extra charge of € 50.00 and in that second case we will change personally the bedding.

Use of swimming pool is included and it is open from April to October 30th .

More Details

Property Manager
Federica -> www.poderemonti.net
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian, -> www.poderemonti.net
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Federica -> www.poderemonti.net

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 -> www.poderemonti.net purchased this cottage in 1950

Guestbook comments from the manager

The property is located within a one hour drive of Florence and about 30 minutes of Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano. The accommodation was comfortable and equipped with all essentials, and the pool area was spacious and clean, and never remotely crowded.

Casole d'Elsa is about a 15/20 minute walk away and that has places to eat and drink and a couple of small shops for essentials.

The owners were happy to answer any questions and were very nice. They also recommended places to eat in the local area that did not disappoint.

Good base for touring the beautiful Tuscan towns and countryside.

The accomodation was clean. We had a great time in Tuscany and the cottage was a chilled out place to be based.

David I. May 2014
Jan 2008
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Firenze / Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Casole d'elsa
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Livorno / Piombino
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Siena - Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Casole d'elsa ( Porrina, Casolani,Brigante ecc.)
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Cecina/ Follonica

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach : follonica 60 km.

Travel:

Pisa airport: driving distance 130 min

Florence airport: driving distance 90 min

Distances:

-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...

Further Details:

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.

Amenities

Casole d'Elsa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with shower . wc
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Cottage has 2 double bedrooms. The second bedroom can be equipped with 2 single beds instead of 1 double (upon request).
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lovely cottage with panoramic pool. Just 1 km far from the village Casole.
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Sincerely Federica & Family
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5

perfection!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We could live here

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, 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. Best Regards Federica & family
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alec, 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
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5

soggiorno breve

  • 5 of 5

Soggiorno breve ma soddisfacente. eravamo due coppie in due edifici diversi ma ci è piaciuto l'alloggio moltissimo.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara Paola, grazie mille per la tua recensione. E' sempre piacevole sapere che i nostri ospiti sono stati bene e che hanno apprezzato la loro sistemazione. A presto Federica e famiglia
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5

Great for Touring Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd consecutive year to stay at Podere Monti (the name of this farmstead), this time for 2 weeks. The grounds around the cottage are beautiful, with a pool overlooking the gorgeous Tuscan countryside and a number of old stone buildings now mostly used as vacation rentals. The cottage itself is small, with average-quality interior and furnishings, but completely comfortable and functional. The location seemed perfect for us: 2 minutes from Casole (a beautiful medieval hilltop village much less touristed than most), 10 to 15 minutes from Menzano and Radicondili (2 other much-less-touristed and beautiful old towns), only 15 minutes from San Gimignano and 25 minutes from Siena (so you can easily time your visits to avoid the heaviest crowds if you want), maybe 30 minutes from the central Chianti villages, 45 minutes from Volterra and an hour from Firenze. The owners/managers Federica and her parents are very helpful, easy to work with, and as a bonus very charming. Federica's English is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stays there and highly recommend it. If the cottage seems to small for you, check on the other house and apartments available at the same farmstead.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your review. We would like to thank you for you nice words about me and our place. From me and my parents thank you for being such a loyal guest for 2 times and can't wait to see you next time! Our Best Regards Federica & family ps: many thanks again for the wonderful ice crem cake ;-)
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $353.27
Stay tax $1.18 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: TOWELS AND LINEN WITH CHANGE ONCE A WEEK ( SATURDAY) , WATER,GAS,ELECTRICITY WI-FI CONNECTION AND FINAL CLEANING.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: STAY TAX ( 1.00 EURO PER NIGHT PER PERSON FOR THE FIRST 5 NIGHTS ),ADDITIONAL CHANGE OF TOWELS AND LINEN 7 EUROS PER PERSON, MID- CLEANING : 50 EUROS, WASHING MACHINE 4 EUROS ,BEACH TOWELS 5 EUROS / EACH.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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