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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
6
Sleeps:
11
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

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Description from manager

5 bedrooms (4 doubles and 1 twin) and 5 bathrooms:

Ground floor:

1 entrance

1 dining room

1 eat-in kitchen downstairs with access to the garden and outdoor dining area

1 air-conditioned double bedroom (reached by 3 steps) with en suite bathroom (shower)

1 external bathroom under the loggia (shower)

First floor:

1 living room with fireplace and access to a small loggia with steps to the garden

1 air-conditioned double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower and separate bathtub)

1 air-conditioned double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)

1 air-conditioned twin bedroom (no possibility to join the beds) with en suite bathroom (shower)

Second floor:

1 air-conditioned double bedroom (can be arranged as twin bedroom) with en suite bathroom (shower)

Garden:

Garden for al fresco dining and pool (5 x 11m)

Please note: Although completely restored IL PODERE maintains its ancient structure: the kitchen, the dining room and the yellow bedroom, although at the ground floor are not on the same level. Guests with walking difficulties have to know that although they can access the yellow bedroom and the kitchen from the exterior (avoiding the internal steps), the rest of the floor has short flights of stairs throughout. The access to the last floor bedroom is 20 cm lower than usual, so watch your head going up to this bedroom! The beds in the twin bedroom, cannot be joined together as a double bed: they sit against opposite walls with a doorway in between.

Adjacent to the IL PODERE house there is another farmhouse where the English speaking owner lives (one person). He is available to help guests with any problems that may arise. The outdoor facilities of the IL PODERE house (garden, pergola and pool) are completely private for the guests.

In a landscape of rare beauty

Il Podere is a beautiful farmhouse located halfway between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Hills. This is one of the most popular regions in central Tuscany, and the scenery around this house is of incredible beauty. Vineyards, olive groves and fields form a paradise-like landscape, which was moulded over centuries by the farmers' patient toil. The surrounding countryside resembles one immense garden. The elevated position offers a unique view. It may sound exaggerated but we find you can feel the surface of the earth here. The south side of the villa overlooks a wide valley: your eyes will wander into the distance, over the many hilltops of the Chianti landscape to the antique towers of the renowned hill town S. Gimignano. The house is part of a sixty-nine acre estate specializing in the production of extra virgin olive oil.

The original structure is an 11th century watch tower. It used to serve as a defensive tower for the nearby castle S. Maria Novella. Side wings were added later transforming the house into a farmstead. Although Il Podere has been completely restored, the old structure has been respected and original materials have been reused wherever possible. Originally the villa was furnished for private use, giving the interior ambience authenticity and conveying the charm of a private home. Typical regional features include the terracotta floors, the ceiling beams, the large fireplace with small window and the decorative pizza oven in the kitchen.

Flower beds decorate the entrance area at the north end. At the panoramic south end the garden merges into the wide, open countryside. The garden is furnished with quality teak furniture. A pergola near to the kitchen invites to relax and to enjoy outdoor meals. Sun lounges can be found by the pool, a few steps down the lawn.

The little village of Fiano is just a mile away, with nearby a restaurant, and can be reached on foot (over the fields) or in just a few minutes by car. In Fiano there is also a bar with butcher and grocery shop, a bakery, a pharmacy, a post office and a cash machine. A supermarket, gas station, bakeries, bus stop and other services are located 7 km away in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Certaldo is 9 km distant and has a railway station with connections to Florence and Siena. The autostrada linking Siena with Florence is just 15 minutes away.

The keyholder speaks English and will greet you when you arrive. She is a great cook and offers cook service. The English-speaking son of the owner, Niccolò, lives also on the premises, in the adjacent, second farmhouse. He is on hand to help you for any question you might have, he will give you information about the region, you can request to taste wine and olive oil, and he has created a vegetable garden also for the guests.

Additional amenities: 4 ring gas hob, Airport distance:Florence 40 km Pisa 80 km Rome 280 km, DVD with a choice of movies for kids, HIFI Stereo, Large frige with freezer and icemaker, Loggia for al fresco dining, Pool: 5 x 11m, Pool area is gated, Private Chef, Washing machine and dryer

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477456

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
9

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Since 1995 Hidden Italy offers some ...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($1,103.73) €1,000.00
Smoking
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Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips

Bathrooms

  • 6 Unknown types

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