Surrounded by the famous rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, which give the name to some of the most prestigious Chianti wine is Borgo di Gaiole.
The apartment is on the ground floor as you enter the Borgo, private and self contained around 60sq meters with the traditional chestnut beams and terracotta floors. There is a spacious bedroom with French doors leading to the garden, a bathroom with shower, living room with sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen with French doors leading onto a very large private garden for exclusive use. The garden overlooks the village of Gaiole below. There is a covered pergola and decking area to keep you cool on the hot sunny days, it is perfect for leisurely “al fresco” dining, there is also a traditional terracotta barbecue.
The apartment can sleep an additional 2 people on a sofa bed in the lounge.
Just a short walk into the village and you can experience the Tuscan life and make friends with the locals over an espresso and pastry on a morning and join in a glass of Chianti at lunch & evening time.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence (Firenze) 82 km, Nearest railway: Montevarchi 21 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is decorated to a very high standard and is equipped with everything you should need including
Large Fridge Freezer
Quality Towels (We ask you provide your own pool towels)
Air conditioning hot and cold
Television & DVD
Wi Fi Internet Connection
Extensive library of CD's, DVD's, map and books on Chianti,
& Board Games
Pop up travel baby cot
|Further details outdoors|
Externally there is a private garden for exclusive use. The garden overlooks the village of Gaiole below. There is a covered pergola and decking area to keep you cool on the hot sunny days, it is perfect for leisurely “al fresco” dining, sun loungers are provided and there is also a traditional terracotta barbecue. For the cooler nights there is a Patio Heater.
Shared in the Borgo is a pool to lounge around with sun loungers to soak up the Tuscan sunshine, a gym and laundry room for use of washing machine and dryer.
Swimming Pool Closed from the end of September to April - subject to weather conditions
GUEST BOOK REVIEWS
What a beautiful place, we loved the apartment & especially sitting on the lovely terrace drinking prosecco. Lovely attention to detail and quality – we had everything we needed and more. We travelled around a lot as have never been to Tuscany before.. lots of great info from you, thank you.
Claire & Alan Martin, Herts – October 2013
Thank you so much we had a wonderful time exploring the different towns & wineries. Your suggestion were fabulous. We loved just strolling into town for cappuccino.
Deborah & Lorne, Canada – October 2013
We loved our stay in your beautiful apartment and also loved the surroundings. Our favourite restaurant was Il Celliere, friendly host Max. Thank you very much.
Rita & Richard Costerman, Netherlands – September 2013
Loved your home. Thank you for recommendations Papavero & Malborghetto our favourites.
Susan & Ken Muir, Florida, USA – August 2013
Our perfect destination, fantastic accommodation. Lots of vineyards. Our favourite places were La Cantinetta Del Chianti, Riccardo looked after us very well and Ristorante La Fornace di Meleto what amazing food.
Mark & Jane Harding, Somerset – August 2013
Such a beautiful place. So relaxing such incredible food, wine and weather. Everything we needed was right here. Thank you for allowing us to stay and for all the advice and recommendations. The little touches really do make all the difference, would love to come back.
Andrew & Rachael Hodges, Wiltshire – August 2013
We had yet another fab 2 weeks here. It is such a relaxed and friendly place. Join in the fun in the pool or just relax in the garden either way you are guaranteed a super time and a holiday that will leave you relaxed and ready to return to the hustle & bustle of everyday life.
Fiona & John Burke, Northern Ireland – July 2013
Thank you John & Tracy, we had an absolutely marvellous week in Tuscany. Thank you also for all the helpful tips particularly recommendation for Ristorante Malborghetto. Our first time in Tuscany but definitely not the last.
Elina & Jaakko Harlas, London – July 2013
As we promised ourselves we returned to Gaiole exactly a year after we first visited. Went to Vertine this time and had some lovely fresh Ravioli as a started then had Pizza in the village, excellent as we expected. Apartment just like home from home so clean and comfortable
Barry & Marie Colgan, Rochestown, Cork – June 2013
We had a truly lovely time in Tuscany, we got engaged right here in the garden so this place will stay in our memory forever.
Martyn Van Dyk & Ann Rose Van der Laarse – Netherlands – June 2013
Really enjoyed being here, loved the countryside. Experienced all the restaurants & villages you recommended. The apartment is fantastically fitted out. Fit for any chef. We leave tomorrow relaxed and refreshed. Your housekeeper is a gem, everything spotless. Warm Regards & Huge Thanks
Russell Hamilton & John Young, South Africa – June 2013
We had a terrific time on Gaiole and exploring the surrounding hillsides (your instruction for parking in Siena were a great help). The apartment had everything we could possibly need. The garden and sitting outside in the sun was an added bonus. It was a beautiful relaxing break. Thanks John & Tracy
Megan Small & Steven Lawlor – Melbourne, Australia – May 2013
Superbly appointed apartment with everything we needed. We spent a week enjoying the L'Eroica, cycling around and socialising in Gaiole, we did not feel the need to go further. Many Thanks
Peter & Patricia Underwood, Cambridge – October 2012
In 30 years of travelling we have never stayed in an apartment this so generous, clean and with everything you could possible need. John & Tracy well done. We have loved the village life and in one short week are already waving to the locals. We have enjoyed the walks, drives, restaurants, Siena, Florence & wee villages. We have read, relaxed and slept and ate like queens. Thank you so much for a great holiday.
Lea Thorpe & Ellie Hogan, Newport Victoria, Australia – September 2012
Thank you for a beautiful stay in your wonderful holiday home. Our favourite part was visiting the wonderful San Gimignano, also the local wine festival in Greve. We look forward to returning to this fabulous part of the world.
Louise, Russ & Baby Ferne Hamilton, Surrey – September 2012
Had a wonderful week here, the apartment is beautiful, it is just so well equipped and all your information was so helpful. Our highlights were the meal in Castello di Spaltenna and the wine tour in Brolio. We also had a lovely trip to Montepulciano. Thank you so much for everything I am sure we will return.
Catherine Kenny & Dermot McCarthy, Co Dublin – August 2012
We had a wonderful stay here, the weather has been fantastic, the area is amazing and we have had some lovely meals. Thanks John & Tracy, you have truly gone out of your way to make guests feel like they are at home, helpful throughout and your apartment was perfect for us and our little boy Jacob enjoyed his first family holiday, memories of which will stay with us for a long time.
Gareth & Lucie Paradine, Guilford – August 2012
We have spent a wonderful week here. We found it much nicer to stay in the garden or at the pool than joining all the tourists in Siena or Florence. We hope to come back next year. Thank you very much John & Tracy. We could not have imagined a better place to stay.
Frederique & Arie, London – August 2012
We can't believe our week has gone so quickly. We have loved it here in the beautiful region and visited Radda, Siena and did some local walks. We loved the village, especially visiting and eating in Riccardo's Cantina in the village. The apartment was our “haven” and we enjoyed every moment here in the garden. Thank you for the info was very useful. You have though of everything. Thanks
Joan & Stephen Henry, Liverpool – August 2012
Another wonderful fortnight in this beautiful part of Tuscany, returning here felt like coming home. We love it. Wonderful weather enjoyed in the garden. Trips out not really required as everything we wanted was right here.
John & Fiona Burke, Belfast – July 2012
Once again we landed here in this absolutely perfect apartment in this charming village so close to Siena and Florence. Staying here in quiet and beautiful surroundings is a perfect contrast to the tiresome visits to bigger cities. Thank you for letting us feel at home.
Ake & Karin Hazell, Sweden – June 2012
Just had the most relaxing week here. We don't want to leave. Loved the garden – BBQ – Steaks, very good local butcher + herbs in garden. You have thought of everything is this home from home.
Barry & Marie Colgan, Cork, Ireland – June 2012
An Italian gem, Tuscany provides the typical landscape, food and wine that make the country one of Europe's favourite holiday hotspots. With such cultural treasures as Florence, Siena and Pisa, Tuscany offers a wealth of tranquillity and history that is not easily rivaled.
The local vineyards produce some of the world's oldest and finest red wines some dating back to 12th Century. They offer opportunities to visit the ancient estates to see and taste wine and olive oil produced there. Combined with wide gastronomic variety means there is something for every taste and palate
It is the perfect place both for those who like to enjoy peace and relaxation, living in harmony with nature but spoiled by all the nearby services such as typical village shops, markets, banks, not to mention excellent restaurants, Wine, Olive oil, truffles, cheese, delicious cold meats and the worldwide famous " chianina" steak, are the essence of the lifestyle of this region.
During the year many events take place in and around Gaiole territory. From gastronomic shows to wine tasting, from local street festivals to concerts, the events which offer an opportunity to soak up the Chianti traditions are many and varied. You can experience unforgettable moments with a tangible and authentic party atmosphere. This list of events is available on request.
You can visit the castles of Castello Meleto, Castello di Brolio or take Cookery courses
There are many activities in Chianti from, horseback riding, Hiking or trekking. Cyclists will find a great number of routes suitable for either mountain bikes or racing bikes, and there are a number of panoramic riding paths as well.