Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The well equipped property has four double bedrooms and three bathrooms on two levels with the lower level lounge easily converting into a fifth double bedroom. A spacious lower level hallway makes for good storage space for large party holiday baggage, with additional storage arrangements available in our secure 'cantina' (store).
The spacious lounge and dining area upstairs can accommodate a large group and the complex is fully equipped to service up to twelve guests, the upper lounge sofa bed completing the sleeping arrangements. Two expresso machines keep the caffeine flowing!
No less than four separate furnished private outdoor spaces comprising upper and lower gardens and two walled terraces, allows everyone a bit of privacy when needed!
The Borgo comprises the best of old and new. Built in a traditional Tuscan architectural style with solid stone walls, chestnut beams and terracotta floors; the Borgo also benefits from air conditioning/central heating, double glazing to shuttered windows, internet services, large architect designed pool, laundry and gym; together with underground secure parking for up to three vehicles with lift access.
We can provide free use of up to three adult bicycles, offer picnic facilities, and provide detailed walking notes for those who wish to explore the area on foot.
The property is only a few minutes walk from Gaiole village with offers a choice of restaurants, cafe bars, delicatessens, ATM services, pharmacy and all fresh produce shopping.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||see www.casacorvo.co.uk 80 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 50 km, Nearest railway: Montevarchi 21 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Having been greeted with a sample of local wine, we try to retain the local atmosphere by providing an expresso coffee machine for your morning kicks!
Home entertainment is provided with a selection of DVDs, CDs books and board games, toghether with a large range of local information material.
There is a free to use laundrette, a multi use gym and table tennis area.
The underground parking offers full protection from the hot summer sun.
|Further details outdoors|
The breakfast terrace is equipped with a Weber 'One Touch' BBQ and a wall fountain brings the sounds of Tuscany right to your door (you can switch it off if too close!).
The garden dining terrace has garden furniture and sun umbrella, and sun loungers are provided.
Please bring your own safety equipment if you are going to use our bicycles.
This property is only availabe during High Season, Easter or by special enquiry..
Our English speaking local agent can assist in the event of any emergency.
The pool is unheated and open May to October, subject to local conditions.
Cycle hire is included in the rates, but please bring your own safety equipment.
You will be greeted by a sample of local wine to help you relax on arrival.
The Tuscany region
Gaiole is in Siena Province only a 30 min drive from the historic city famous for it's Duomo, Campo and of course it's Palio, run twice a year in July and August.
Steeped in history, the regions characteristics are fashioned out of the centuries of Sienese-Florentine wars with hilltop castles and fortified villages scattered across the landscape, now providing the perfect backdrop for wine tasting, olive oil sampling and gastronomic tours.
For the more archaelogically minded there are Etruscan settlement sites to explore and the excellent Etruscan museums in Siena and Volterra to visit.
Florence is about 1.25 hrs away by car and just half an hour by train from nearby Montevarchi and makes for a comfortable day trip. It needs no introduction being one of the worlds finest cultural centres offering all year round opportunities to visit great galleries and 'palazzi'.
If that's not enough, try your hand at a cooking course and learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine in nearby Lecchi or Coltibuono; or explore Gaiole 's sister Chianti League towns of Radda, Greve and Castallina; or venture a little further afield to the antique markets of Arezzo or the ancient towers of San Gimignano; or for 'Twilight' fans maybe a trip to the home of the Volturi in Volterra.
Gaiole in Chianti
There are over 100 wine producers in Gaiole commune alone forming the backbone of the local economy, ranging from the renowned Castello d'Ama and Castello di Brolio through to many small family vineyards.
A trading centre for local business, Gaiole offers five restaurants, three cafe bars, a pub, two delicatessens, a great value take away pizzaria, a tourist office, pharmacy, ATMs and local shopping caterering for all local delicacies and holiday needs.
Famous for it's cycling festival, L'Eroica held every year during the first weekend in October, the village also hosts frequent concerts and produce festivals throughout the year.
It is an excellent centre for walking and cycling (try some of the L'Eroica route yourselves with our free to use cycles); the Siena-Florence long distance footpath runs along the ridge above the village, and walking notes are provided for a number of circular routes around Gaiole. There is a maze of waymarked 'strada bianchi' (unsurfaced roads) criss-crossing the surrounding hills and valleys just waiting to be explored.
If you are not that energetic, Gaiole is the local base for 'Tuscan Scooter Rental' where you can hire a bright red Vespa on a daily basis! Check out www.tuscanyscooterrental.com
Vineyards and olive groves abound, amongst which sit the majestic Florintine castles of Meleto, Brolio and others. from the atmospheric ruins of of Castello di Montegrossi perched high above the village, you can look down on your accomodation and wonder at the magic of Chianti.
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25 Oct 2011
"Fabulous place to stay with a group of friends or family."
My Husband and I stayed here with a group of our friends for a week. It was the perfect size and location. Great for day trips to the hill towns of Tuscany or just hanging out in the cute town of Gaiole. The place was very clean, comfortable, and inviting. The pool was great but a little cold since it is not heated but we swam anyway. The owner also suggested a cooking class for us all to take which was one of the highlights of our trip. I would definitely come back again or recommend to friends.
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