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30 minutes to Florence, beautifully restored apartments on Chianti vineyard - Villa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 95 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Villa

Elegant barn (built around 1500), recently converted using carefully selected traditional materials such as handmade terracotta floor tiles and massive oak beams. Furnished in neutral tones, the house is an easy blend of fresh, contemporary style with traditional Tuscan farmhouse architecture. It consists in two double bedrooms each with bathroom, a well- equipped kitchen / dining area, and bright sitting room with open fireplace. The layout is well suited to two couples sharing a holiday , a family with 2 children or even a honeymoon couple looking for a country retreat within easy reach of Florence. Every room has spectacular views and the two generous sized terraces catch the sun, morning to evening.


About the property

Borgo di Sopra

Escape into rustic Chianti Rufina and enjoy the timeless pleasures of Tuscany - less than 30 min from Florence!

This small group of buildings was once part of the first line of defences of Renaissance Florence. Now on a working vineyard, they have been converted to create an attractive villa and apartments. Situated in a prestigious Florentine estate which produces an impressive Chianti, there is a panoramic hilltop castle within walking distance. Florence is an easy train ride away, saving the headache of city parking. For 2 people, you can choose between Cipresso, a mini apartment with kitchenette, or Alba and Vista, which both have full kitchens and separate bedroom. If you are travelling in a group of up to 4, select the tab for Villa, the converted barn with two spacious panoramic terraces, two double bedrooms and bathrooms. For larger groups, up to 7, select Antica & Cipresso. Alternatively, groups of up to 13 can rent the whole Borgo. All apartments have their own private terrace with views across the valley.

Approach Road: Please note that there is a 1km rough, farm road to approach the property. The surface of the road is in loose stone and not tarmac. Most of our guests arrive in small hire cars without problems. Ask us for more information if you are concerned.

More Details

Owner
Jane
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Available Rentals

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Amenities

Pelago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms are recently converted in contemporary style with elegant designer fittings and Italian stone tiling. Both have windows with beautiful views of olive trees and hills.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bed can be made into twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bed can be made into twins
    Sitting room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms are good sized with wardrobes and bathrooms next door. They are on separate floors. Both catch the sun. The upstairs bedroom is bright and airy and has beautiful views and an traditional design barn window. The downstairs bedroom is cool and fresh at the back of the house, and looks onto the garden and olive trees and is furnished with original Florentine design wardrobe and chest of drawers. Both bedrooms have large double beds and can be separated into twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The barn is next door to a farmhouse in the middle of the countryside, where the keyholder lives. A car is necessary (see below for details on the access road).

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Scotland
5

An idyllic holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house lived up to its description of having spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. It is situated half way up the hillside in the vineyard,making the approach unsuitable for cars without a reasonable ground clearance, but our hired Golf had no problem. We received a warm welcome and Jane and her husband had provided everything we could possibly require to enjoy our holiday, right down to the timetable for the train into Florence. The house is beautifully restored and has very comfortable accommodation and every mod. con. Jane and her family live in an adjacent property and Pontassieve is only about 10 minutes away so although the property has its unique setting, there is no feeling of remoteness.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautifully presented, comfortable and well equipped.

Although very rurally located the distances to the delights of Tuscany are easily manageable for day trips.

Jane and Giampierro were very welcoming, friendly and ready to help in any way they could. The top tips for restaurants wherever we planned to visit were gratefully received.

would recommend this property for couples and families looking for a quiet relaxing holiday , who want to get away from it all.

You will need a car when staying here, but you can easily visit Florence by train.

Would return again to "recharge the batteries" in a heart beat.

Thank you Jane and Giampierro for a lovely stay 😀

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Absolutely perfect! Stunning views, peace and quiet. Beautiful villa.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property Villa for 9 days. Jane had given us instructions how to find the accommodation which we did with no issues. As you approach the property you just gasp at the amazing Tuscan countryside you are driving through. The property sits on a hill, rural and with a castle sitting above it. The views are simply spectacular. We got the most friendly of welcomes when we arrived. Villa/Alba has 2 floors and very spacious. You have everything you could possibly need and the place is spotlessly clean. Aircon is provided but we never used it even though the temperature was 35 degrees everyday. Villa remained cool. Jane leaves a book of info for you regarding the house and surrounding area. I would recommend going into Florence. The train takes about 29 mins and costs little more than 3euros50!

We had a wonderful time. Jane and her family are lovely. Tuscany at its beautiful peaceful best. We hope to go back. Laura and Kevin x

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Home is where the HEART is....

  • 5 of 5

Borgo di Sopra - can be roughly translated as a "home away from home."

We spent a wonderful holiday here in May of 2015 and decided to return once again. The property is absolutely beautiful, the estate extremely well kept and the music of nature plays countless symphonies for guests. Rest and relaxation is practically guaranteed...but if one should need any insider tips or information, Jane and Giampiero are more than delighted to make recommendations. Their extensive knowledge of the area (even Firenze/Florence!!) is priceless: restaurants, hotspots, local favourites -- we have NEVER been disappointed!

We will definitely return again and are already missing our home away from home....and of course our little "Italian family." (-:

Michael and Thomas from Munich, Germany -- May/June 2016

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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villa borgo di Sopra

  • 5 of 5

Amazing just can't say enough about the beauty, hospitality and the attention to detail Jane and her family were very gracious and knowledgeable and did not hesitate to assist us with any questions directions or great places to eat or visit they took the time to drive us to the train station to catch the train into Rome. Wonderful experience l would not hesitate if l was asked to return to ltaly to stay with Jane and her family.

Jan from Canada

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Borgo Di Sopra Vistors from Canada

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a two week stay @ Borgo Di Sopra . It is everything promised in the description and more. The wonderful Villa, the views, the landscape, the scent of the roses and lemon tress. Jane and her family were so accommodating, helpful and fun to be around. My friends and I had an amazing holiday in Tuscany and our home away from home was Borgo Di Sopra.

Brenda from Canada

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Pontassieve
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Car: recommended

The 2 main airports in Tuscany (Pisa and Florence) are easily accessible . Short breaks are feasible all year round! You'll know you have made an escape from routine, though, when you drive down the winding approach road. You pass through vineyards with a historic castle and our property above you in the distance. You are now in the Nipozzano estate of the noble Florentine family of Frescobaldi. From your apartment, a pleasant walk, with superb views, will take you up to the castle. There the wine is aged in the historic cellars and you can taste and buy all Frescobaldi wines. Numerous other panoramic walks dot the area (the historic monastery of Vallombrosa is not far either). For renaissance culture, we are near Florence and Arezzo. Regular trains from Pontassieve station (5 minutes away) to central Florence take only 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, designer outlet discounts from Gucci, YSL, Todds etc are to be found at the Mall, outside Leccio, 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Wine tasting.

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