About the home
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 amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
We can help you organise 'in-house' catering services for one or more days of your holiday, if you advise us in advance at the time of reservation.
|Luxuries:||Gym, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Freezer|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details outdoors:
Both external terraces are equipped with BBQs and everything necessary for al fresco dining (Guests to provide own fuel easily available in village). Sun umbrellas, a hammock and sun loungers are provided for your exclusive use.
There is a picnic hamper and chairs for a party of up to four people for those who fancy a wander into the surrounding vineyards.
The Borgo gym is free to guests and has a good selection of machines and mat equipment. The launderette is also free to guests, including use of tumble dryer facilities.
The secure underground parking is ideal for protecting your vehicles from the summer sun.
A welcome glass or two of local wine will be available to the whole group on arrival to help you unwind from your travels.
Our English speaking local agent is available in case of any emergency.
The pool is unheated and open May to October, subject to local conditions.
Guide dogs are welcome, otherwise no pets.
Strictly no smoking except in external areas.
A 20% rental deposit is due on reservation, payable by cheque or bank transfer.
Full settlement is required within six weeks (four weeks using PayPal) of departure, together with a fully refundable £100 damages deposit.
The Tuscany / Siena Province 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.
The Gaiole in Chianti area
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.
How to get there
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You can reach the apartment by public transport via an early flight or an overnight train to Florence, for the daily afternoon bus service to Gaiole, but 'fly/drive' is likely to be most peoples preferred option.
Most convenient airports are:
• Pisa - (Ryanair, Easyjet etc) 90 miles (175km), about 2hrs drive
• Perugia - (Ryanair) 70 miles (113km), about 1.5 hrs drive
• Florence - (Meridiana/BA) 50 miles (80km), about 1hrs drive
Nearest motorway access is at Montevarchi: 13 miles, about a 25 min drive, which also provides access to a mainline station to Arezzo and Florence and links to the full European rail network.
Personalised detailed instructions provided on reservation.
Activities near Gaiole in Chianti
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
25 Oct 2011
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Eroica Festival||3 Oct 12||10 Oct 12||£ 1950||£ 300||£ 325||4 Nights|
|Easter 2013||23 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 1600||£ 250||£ 250||5 Nights|
|High Season||6 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 2000||£ 300||£ 300||5 Nights|
|Eroica Festival 2013||2 Oct 13||9 Oct 13||£ 2000||£ 300||£ 300||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Note: This property is generally only available as a whole unit for Easter and High Season. Please contact the Owners direct if you are interested in making special arrangements.
Rates are fully inclusive for up to 12 guests.
A 5% discount in rates for second or subsequent weeks reservation.
20% rental deposit to secure reservation, full payment within six weeks of departure by cheque or bank transfer.
By PayPal: all major currencies accepted. Free for deposit, £25 surcharge for full payment within four weeks of departure.Enquire now
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