Lovely Cottage with views. Just 1 km from the local village Casole d'elsa.
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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 1500s 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! We organize here at the farm Tuscan cooking classes all year around for our guests. 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
Pool / Spa
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great cottage lovely hosts in a fantastic place
The cottage and other facilities were first class Frederica and her family were great, always there for help and advice. The location was stunning, the village close by had everything you could want, restaurants, bars, shops and a supermarket but in a quaint Tuscany way. There are lots of interesting places to see close by, wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks Frederica from Dawn and Steve
Dear Dawn and Steve,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here!
Thank you for your kind words for me and my family. It's always so good to know that our guests have understand and apreciated our efforts.
We are happy to read that you had the chance to relax and visit our beautiful sourroundings.
We hope to have you indeed again as our guest, it will be a pleasure for us,
Federica & family
Perfect stay in the Tuscan Countryside!
Excellent Tuscan accommodation, with great Tuscan hospitality!
This accommodation is just 5 minutes from Casole d'elsa with splendid views.We keep such good memories on this special holiday and are sure that one of the coming years we will go back there to enjoy the beautifull surroundings of Toscane.
thank you from heart for you lovely review from lovely people as you are. For me and My family was a real honor to welcome you here and really really hope it could happen again in the future.
I wish you all the best,
We have spent 1 week at Podere Monti . It was very very clean with 2 very large and beautifully appointed bedrooms with bathrooms. The highlight is the terrace,very sunny all day. We have enjoyed it for morning breakfasts and evening dinners.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay here.
Thank you very much for your beautiful words and compliments.
We hope to have you as our guest again in the future,
Federica & family
Perfect fall stay
Nice and friendly owners and the cottage is located in a great location near Casole . Out the back windows there are rolling hills and when you walk out the front you have a lovely panoramic patio . Would most definitely recommend this accommodation.
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a lovely review.
Thank you very much again for being our guests, it would be an honor for us to have you here if you have the chance to travel to Tuscany again.
Federica & family
Tidy Cottage within walking distance to Casole
Easy walk to everything. The neighborhood had plenty of little village with lovely restaurants that the locals frequented. Comfortable bedrooms and clean bathrooms. I would recommend to others.
First of all we would like to thank you for choosing us.
We hope to see you again very soon!
Federica & Family
We were there October 16th - 23rd. Weather was warm during the day if it was sunny (T-shirt and shorts compatible for people from the UK, though locals were wearing jumpers, long trousers, boots, body warmers and scarves!) Quite cold over night, so need to take layers of clothing. Need to watch weather forecasts for rain etc and go places where its not going to rain.
The property was really nicely finished - good shower rooms, well decorated, clean, comfortable, plenty of hot water, adequate an beautifully clean kitchen. Cable TV was useful - could get BBC News 24 as one of the channels. Would have been improved with an extractor fan in the shower room to get rid of the steamy air - though that wouldnt have mattered in the summer as you could have just left the window open!
There were lovely panoramic views over the countryside.
The guide-book to local places put together by the owner of the property was very useful and well researched.
Note the country roads are a bit slow in Tuscany in general, though google maps seems to get the expected journey times about right.
The restaurants in the local town/village of Casole d'Elsa were good.
Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here!
As you mentioned, the Olivo cottage position is perfect to visit all the beautiful cities of Tuscany : San Gimignano ,Siena, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano and all the other magnificent places!
We are glad to read you appreciated the indoor decorations and the bathrooms.
Thank you very much for your words about me.
We hope to see you again soon.
Federica & family
Casole d'elsa is jus 1 km from the house.
In the village you can find shops, cafès, restaurants, bank, small supermarket, bakery and several small specialty shops. The village is connected with our holiday home by a safe road, with night lighting and sidewalks.
The Cottage Olivo is located very central. It is just half hour from Volterra,San Gimignano,Monteriggioni,Siena and from other lovely little villages.