Chianti Holiday Apartment
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence (Firenze) 82 km, Nearest railway: Montevarchi 21 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|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||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
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
The Tuscany region
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.
Gaiole in Chianti
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.
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7 Nov 2013
"Exactly as described - Excellent!"
We booked this apartment solely on the strength of the reviews on tripadvisor and we were delighted with our one week stay. It was everything the other reviewers have said: very well presented, very c… More
22 Oct 2013
"Wonderful stay in a lovely setting"
I have traveled extensively and stayed in many apartments, but I have never been in an apartment so beautifully set up and well stocked. Everything you needed for a comfortable stress free stay was th… More
1 Sep 2013
"Couldn't have asked for more."
If you're looking for a base to explore the area or somewhere to go and hide for a few weeks, this is the perfect choice for either. The apartment has everything you might think you need. John a… More
11 Aug 2013
"A Little Corner of Heaven"
This was our fourth visit to Gaiole in Chianti and our third stay in this apartment.
The apartment is modern, well furnished and equipped and spotlessly clean. The garden is beautiful and a real bonus. It is a wonderful spot in which to sit and relax when not out enjoying all that this part of Tuscany has to offer.
The apartment is close to the pool however not too close that the noise created ( which I have to confess to contributing to) when people are having fun is an issue.
The Borgo is a little community. You quickly settle in to the rhythm of life and become part of the place.
Gaiole is charming village. It is a great location to relax and unwind. So different to the hot, bustling cities. The local people are friendly and welcoming.
If you are a real night owl who likes clubbing and partying this is not the place for you. If, however, you want an antidote to every day life this beautiful rural idyll that offers all that is good about Tuscany is a must.
28 Jul 2013
"Lovely apartment in a great location"
We stayed for a week in John and Tracy's apartment in Gaiole and would have loved to stay for at least one more week! The apartment was very well equipped and had everything we could possibly need during our stay.
We particularly liked the garden with the pergola. It was the perfect place to enjoy your breakfast and cup of coffee in the morning while taking in the stunning Tuscan hillside views. We also loved sitting in the garden in the evenings - there's even a gas heater to keep you warm in chilly nights (not that we had many of those...). The barbecue in the garden was also a plus (we had some excellent steaks from the butcher Chini in the village for our barbeque one evening).
The location is very convenient as the apartment is just a couple of minutes walk away from the village where you can get your groceries or just relax with a glass of wine at the Enoteca. The village of Gaiole is also a great base for exploring the Chianti region by car as you can pretty much cover the whole area in less than an hour's drive in any direction.
The whole process starting from our booking to our stay in Gaiole was immaculately managed by John and Tracy and communication was seamless - I would highly recommend the apartment and will definitely think about going back as soon as possible!
14 Jul 2013
"THE PERFECT CHOICE"
We spent 8 nights here and it really was the perfect choice for us.
The bijou apartment is immaculately kept and very comfortable. The outside terrace and garden are a huge bonus; we had breakfast outside every morning in the gazebo, with a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside. We ate out all the time so did not need to use the kitchen, but had we chosen to, it had everything one could possibly need, and I mean everything!
There is a huge beautifully maintained communal pool which we did not use but is good to have.
A laundry is situated in the basement of the building and I was able to freshen up our clothes before moving on to the next stage of our holiday which was great.
The lady who looks after the apartment also runs the local tourist office, which was most useful, as she booked several restaurants for us and recommended various things to do. Her office is in the centre of the village.
The situation, midway between Sienna and Florence, in a pretty village called Gaiole. This meant getting around was easy and nowhere was a “long” drive. There are also numerous lovely hill top villages to visit, along with wine estates and restaurants.
Local restaurants were excellent, our favourite being Marlborghetto, just a short drive away to a neighbouring village. We had the fresh pasta simply served with shavings of fresh truffle and good parmesan; I can taste it now, as I write this, followed by the rabbit stew which was delicious, all washed down with a good local Chianti.
We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone.
30 Jun 2013
"Wonderful, relaxing break"
We had a lovely stay in Gaoile. The apartment was beautifully appointed, with everything you would need, plus the little extras like books, CD's and slippers! The garden was in full bloom and we … More
9 Jun 2013
"Perfect apartment in a beautiful location"
From the booking process onwards this was a fantastic experience. John and Tracy have created the perfect apartment; with luxury linens, fittings and quality throughout, as well as being equipped with… More
4 Jan 2013
"The apartment was perfect and the location was great!"
We stayed a week and could have stayed much longer. The apartment is immaculate with everything you could possibly need. It was like working in my own kitchen. It is a short walk into a small, quaint town square surrounded by cafes, delicatessens, wine shops, a small supermarket and an equisite fruit shop. We wandered down each evening for a glass of wine and a pasta. Each day we made a little trip either locally to a vineyard, cafe, castle or local attraction. We took a bus to Siena and drove to Milan, We read books, lounged around the apartment, went swimming in the pool, drank beautiful wine, ate gorgeous food - what could be better?
15 Oct 2012
"Fantastic stay in a beautiful setting"
Have just returned from a week stay in Gaiole in Chianti following l'eroica and everything you hear and read about the region is true - it really is idyllic and a perfect place to relax, visit local villages, cycle or walk around. Siena, which is equally stunning, is also barely 30 minutes away.
The apartment is perfectly located with stunning views overlooking the village - it was great to sit out in the private garden in the morning and at sunset and just relax. However this wasn't at the expense of being away from the centre of the village and the amenities - it was not even a 5 minute walk to the deli, butcher etc. (and only 3 minutes to the local takeaway pizza - I timed it!).
The apartment itself is very well appointed with seemingly everything thought of - there were even umbrellas that we could use when there was rain one morning. The 'borgo' also has a swimming pool and gym as well as plenty of parking nearby.
From the initial booking, John and Tracy made everything very easy and the service was simple and hassle free. - we'd definitely go again!
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