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Charming 3-bed Villa near Gaiole-in-Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Borgo Montefienali, Gaiole-in-Chianti. A Beautiful Hamlet In Chianti

A charming and well-equipped villa in a peaceful, restored 13th Century Tuscan Borgo (hamlet) in the heart of the Chianti Classico Wine Growing Region of Italy. The hamlet enjoys breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and is the ideal location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. There is plenty to do in the region, Siena and Florence are within easy reach, as well as many other Renaissance towns such as Cortona, Montepuliano, Pienza and San Gimignano. There are many festivals and events throughout the year, including the Florence Music Festival in May, The Palio in Siena (July and August), the Chianti Wine Festival in September. For the wine connoisseur, the large wine producing estates of Castello di Brolio and Fonterutoli are close by. There are also a wide variety of excellent local restaurants a short drive away.

Borgo di Montefienali emerged in the middle of the 13th Century as a remote staging post on an ancient Roman road into the Chianti. After a two-year restoration project Montefienali is once more the ideal place for rest and recuperation for both body and mind and an ideal get away from it all. It is an ideal place to go hiking or for expert bikers.

Its high point is the perfect place for the twin swimming pools. There is a 15m x 7.5 m pool and a small children's swimming pool. Sun beds furnish the surrounding garden and terraces to provide a great place for basking in the sun.

Pools are open from May to September.

There is also a small shop on site, which sells local products including, milk, bread, meats, wines and many other products. Outside is a small communal garden with tables, chairs and parasols where you can enjoy a coffee & gelato.

The shop is open from June to Mid-September.

Note about the approach road: Approximately 2 km of wide, well maintained, unpaved road of no particular difficulty followed by a final kilometre of narrow paved road with 100 mtrs of steep slope at 25% . Proceed with caution in case of oncoming traffic.

Few km away you might visit Castles of Meleto, Brolio, Spaltenna and others. Florence is in 70 km, Siena 40 km, Arezzo 40 Km, Gaiole in Chianti 15 km, Castelnuovo Berardenga 15km, San Gusmè 10 km. Montevarchi train station, connecting Florence or Arezzo in 40 minutes by train, is 17 minutes by car.

More Details

Owner
Mr Humphrey Bradley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Mr Humphrey Bradley

Humphrey has owned Casa Dell'Olio since April 2006 & knows the area extremely well. He speaks Italian fluently & has an excellent relationship with all the service providers who look after the hamlet & the villa.

He's available at anytime to help plan your holiday in every detail.

+44 7466 900523

Mr Humphrey Bradley purchased this villa in 2006

Why Mr Humphrey Bradley chose Chianti Senese

I bought Casa Dell'Olio in 2006 because of the incredible beauty of the area, the food & wine & the proximity to Florence, Siena & the rest of Tuscany. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do!

Map

Nearest Airport
146 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Montevarchi
Nearest Restaurant
11 Kilometres
La Porta Del Chianti
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Pony trekking, wine tasting, cookery courses etc are are available within easy reach of the hamlet.

Coast/Beach:

Lake Trasimeno has a variety of excellent beaches, watersports etc & is just over 1 hour from the hamlet.

Travel:

Pisa, Florence & Perugia Airports are well within easy reach of the hamlet & the A1 Motorway is only 30mins from the hamlet. Montevarchi (20mins) has good rail links to Florence, Siena & other regions of Italy.

In view of its secluded location, a car is essential. During the winter months snow chains are necessary.

Distances:

The hamlet is positioned at N 43D 25' 37.18" E 11D 30' 24.09".

Gaoile-in-Chianti is 13 km (20mins), Siena is 29km (40mins). Florence is 50mins drive, however it is easier to travel by train from Montevarchi Station (20mins) which has ample car parking.

Further Details:

There is an excellent selection of specialist shops in the nearby towns, as well as local weekly markets. A Welcome Pack including a variety of essential foodstuffs (milk, bread etc) can be booked in advance & left in the villa ready for your arrival. (you simply pay the vendor at the villa the day after arrival).

There are various guides available in the house giving details of activities & sightseeing locations. We are very happy to give detailed advice on where to go & what to see during your holiday.

Amenities

Gaiole In Chianti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please take care of the Villa, it is my pride & joy. If you accidentally break something, please let me know.
  • The sunbeds are for use on the terrace only, please don't move them elsewhere, there are ones available around the pool
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Also has washer/dryer
  • 2 bathrooms, each equipped with loo, sink, shower & bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a double bed & a large wardrobe. (It has private access to an enclosed balcony with a table & 2 chairs). The second bedroom has a double bed & wardrobe. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds (can be made into a double) & a small wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Cots & high chairs are available on request. Dedicated WiFi newly installed. The villa there is a private terrace with table & chairs for alfresco dining. A Sail Shade has just been installed There are 2 shared pools (1m2 children's pool and larger 15 x 7.5 m pool, open between April and October). They are both close to the villa and are situated in an elevated area with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. This area equipped with tables, chairs and sunbeds. Communal lawns and a picnic area surround the pool. There is also a children's play area with swings & a slide nearby. Weekly rental includes towels, linen & final cleaning. Please note that Case dell'Olio operates a self-check-in by means of a Smart Key Box situated by the main entrance door. A code will be sent to guests on the day of arrival to access the key. Simply tap on the keypad & type in the code. The code is valid for your stay. Please return the key to the box on check-out.

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Charming 3-bed Villa near Gaiole-in-Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Stunning property in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic villa. It was everything we wanted and offered a perfect setting for a peaceful short break in idyllic surroundings. The property is presented to a very high standard, spotlessly clean and spacious, and equipped with everything you would need for a self-catering holiday. The immediate area provides a great choice of short walks and a number of interesting small towns are all easily accessible. I would however recommend stopping at a larger supermarket [CooP] en-route from the airport for food etc as the local shops hold only the basics. All the local restaurants we tried were superb and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back for another stay in 2017 - highly recommended with nothing to fault!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to press life's reset button!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second trip to this beautiful villa. The first time I visited, this little hamlet took my breath away with its charm, history and the stunning views and peacefulness. everywhere I looked I wanted to capture with a photo ..... until my phone was full! This last visit I stayed in the moment though (just a few photos!), it's not often you get the chance to just stop and appreciate everything.

The villa - loved it, all mod cons, cozy lounge with open fire, very comfy sofas, stunning views, little kitchen but with everything you need, master bedroom has an amazing terrace with more beautiful views and lovely powerful shower in both bathrooms. Outside the villa has two areas where you can sit peacefully with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening - chianti obviously!

The pool - I didn't use it this time as December is rather chilly, but it is a great size, easily big enough for a good swimming session if you feel so inclined, or to just take a quick dip to cool off when it's hot in the summer.

The area - other than the amazing views from the villa, driving up to the hamlet you will see so many more beautiful sights - had to stop the car and take them in a few times! There are now some mapped walking routes starting at Montefienali and I think some of these are also for mountain bikes. I visited both Florence and Sienna whilst I was there as well as many other beautiful local places .... best restaurant I have to recommend - the Osteria del Castello at Castello di Brolio - wonderful tasting menu.

I will look forward to returning here again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

After reading the comments book, I realised that many people have revisited this beautiful house. I can understand why, as I am one of them! Having been in September last year, it was warm and sunny and very quiet, it took a day or two to unwind. Going again this Easter, i knew what to expect, and I noticed the place had been freshly painted and some nice touches have been added with some bright cushions and a fab outdoor dining table. Unfortunately the evening wasn't warm enough to take advantage of it, but we did at lunch! The drive down to the hamlet isn't for the faint hearted, but so worth it! Stock up well before you get there, but there is a good sized fridge and small freezer compartment. If you visit as a large group, there are plenty areas to have a private drink (or two!) or your own or meet all together. We look forward to visiting again because you will start to struggle to think about what you left behind after a day or two. Total unwind. ( plus amazing wine and sightseeing)

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful villa in gorgeous vicinity

  • 4 of 5

Gepflegter Zustand der Einrichtung, sehr romantisch. Für Selbstversorger bietet die Küche alles, was man braucht. Die Betten/Matratzen sind in gutem Zustand und nicht durchgelegen. Die Badezimmer sind gepflegt und in gutem Zustand.

Das Örtchen ist sehr abgelegen in den Bergen, eigentlich sind es nur ein paar Häuser. Die Zufahrt mit teilweise 25% Gefälle ist gewöhnungsbedürftig. Aber dafür bekommt man absolute Ruhe in einer wunderschönen Bergregion des Chianti mit viel, viel Wald drumherum - Erholung pur. Der Swimmingpool ist groß, könnte aber etwas besser gepflegt sein (daher ein Stern Abzug). Ein Kinderbecken ist auch vorhanden.

Die Abwicklung mit dem Vermieter verlief problemlos und sehr service-orientiert.

Alles in allem also weiterzuempfehlen. Wir würden jederzeit gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thomas. To respond to your comment about the pool, the condominium maintenance company will be refurbishing the pool area at the end of September after the holiday season has ended. This work will include relining the pool itself, replacing paving tiles & improving access to comply with new Italian legislation.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $65.95

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday during High Season, however outside of this period the changeover day is flexible. Guests are requested to vacant the villa by 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund