Casacorvo Minore *SEE OFFERS*
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set in the Chianti Hills just 30 mins from Siena is Borgo di Gaiole, situated on the edge of Gaiole in Chianti, one of the historic 'Chianti League' townships.
The Borgo comprises the best of old and new. Built in traditional Tuscan architectural style with solid stone walls, chestnut beams and terracotta floors, the Borgo also benefits from air conditioning/central heating, double glazing, internet services, free to use laundry and gym and a 'design feature' large swimming pool; together with secure underground parking with lift access.
The apartment comprises a double bedroom, bathroom, lounge and dining kitchen. French doors lead to a wisteria covered porch and south facing walled garden with lovely views over the village to the Chianti Hills beyond. To the rear, a breakfast/BBQ terrace is enhanced by a wall fountain envoking the soft sounds of Tuscany.
The apartment is fully equipped for up to four guests with the lounge sofa bed making for an easy conversion to a second double bedroom.
The accommodation is just a few minutes walk from Gaiole village offering a choice of restaurants, cafe bars and delicatessens; together with pharmacy, bank ATMs and all holiday shopping you are likely to need.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||see www.casacorvo.co.uk 80 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
To help you make the most of your holiday, for the energetic we provide a series of walking notes for circular hikes around Gaiole, and by arrangement and included in the rate we can make available up to three adult bicycles for your exclusive use (two mountain bikes and one ladies multi-gear road bike). For more leisurely exploration, we provide picnic hamper, picnic chairs and rug!
New for our 2013/14 season, we will be providing an artists transportable easel and chair together with a selection of equipment; so for budding artists, just pack your brushes and paints!
For home entertainment we provide a selection of books, DVDs, CD's and board games.
We have and extensive library of local information and advice on restaurants and various attractions.
And finally, an expresso coffee machine, no Italian holiday should be without one!
|Further details outdoors|
Sunloungers, garden furniture and sun unbrella are provided for al fresco dining, and the Breakfact Terrace is equipped with a Weber 'One Touch' BBQ with cooking equipment (client to provide fuel, easily purchased locally).
The underground parking provides full protection for the hot summer sun.
There is a sun terrace beside the shared pool, a multi use gym, free to use laundrette and table tennis facilities.
English speaking local agent available to assist you in any emergency
The unheated pool is open May to October, subject to local conditions.
Cycle hire is included in rates, but please provide your own safety equipment.
SUMMER SEASON SHORT STAY SPECIAL OFFERS! SEE 'PRICES' SECTION
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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16 May 2013
"Perfect - that is all"
We have just got back from a 5 day stay at Casa Minore and are keen to share our experience with everyone.The weather was fantastic throughout but that only added to what was a wonderful stay.Starting… More
3 May 2013
"It was truly magical and fairy."
I went to tuscany with my boyfriend and couple friend of mine.
As soon as we have arrived we were blown away by the view from the terrace over Gaiole... the smell from its gardenia was exhilarating...
We were very impressed by the whole house and its decoration.. we could feel tuscany at CasaCorvo and at the same time at home (love the game boards and Cd's)... and the fountain!!! Whow! The house location is priceless!!!
We could find anything we need at the kitchen even a pic-nic basket!!
We wish we could have used the terrace (there were a table and terrace chairs) to have our meals but the weather did not help. Concerning the others facilities, they were fantastic but we had no time to use them... Maybe next time ;) (I will return for sure ;))
There's no words to describe how overwhelmed we were about everything (from the house until the landscape).
It is important to mention the kindness, helfullness and flexibility of the owner without him our dream could never come true. Thank you Phil, again.
13 Nov 2012
"Perfect holiday base for visiting central tuscany"
We had a lovely time at Casacorvo Minore - the apartment was perfect - everything you need to enjoy your stay. Easy walking distance to the centre of Gaiole, where there were some lovely restaurants, and a fantastic takeaway pizzeria! Supermarket had everything we need and there were some other lovely little shops to get treats. Wine tasting was within walking distance (involved beautiful walks in the tuscan hills). Only downside was the weather - would probably not go in november again, as a bit wet and the wine tasting was slowing down!
25 Sep 2012
"Comfort and relaxation in Chianti"
We enjoyed everything about Casacorvo. The view from the terrace is still in our minds weeks after we returned. Those beautiful rolling hills and the view over to Barbischio. Great pool which, in September was very quiet. We visited Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Arezzo andthe wine festival at Greve in Chianti. Nice local wine left by Phil was much appreciated. The facilities in the Borgo were great. Gaiole is lovely and friendly and you don't have to go far to find nice meals and bars.
25 Sep 2012
"No need to continue searching that's the place!"
We spent a magnificent one week in this beautiful apartment with my wife on our honeymoon. It is very well equipped and simply perfect. The apartment is big enough (I can say even for 4 person) and absolutely clean. A very important and great extra is the balcony which is more likely to be a garden. It is 100%-ly private and it was very lovely to have our breakfast with sunshine and nice view over the hills and the village.
Gaiole in Chianti is a very good place to make trips on foot and by car in several parts of Tuscany (we even went to the sea). You can easily reach Siena or Florence, but there are smaller cities like San Gimignano or Radda in Chianti which you should not miss.
The city itself is very peaceful and quiet, there is a shop close to the apartment and a winery as well.
We will return for sure!
2 Jun 2012
"A lovely apartment in a magical setting"
We stayed for 5 nights and wished we didn't have to leave so soon.
Everything in the apartment was of good quality and we slept very well. The garden terrace was lovely, overlooking the village and church with rolling hills in the background.It was a bonus to be able to walk to shops and restaurants and all the locals were very welcoming and friendly. Gaiole was very much a local's village with a lovely bustling ambience - we had some good walks to other hill villages. The proximity to Siena made for a great day out,we took the local bus which saved the hassle of parking. Also recommended is San Gimignano which was very atmospheric and a scenic 1 hour drive away.
26 Sep 2011
"Great Apartment and Brilliant Base for sightseeing"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casacorvo Minore. It is a lovely apartment and well equipped. Very comfortable and the terrace has a good view of the surrounding area so is a great place to sit and chill! The pool is great. It is a fantastic base for sight seeing. Giaole has shops (loved the butchers) and a small supermarket which is a few minutes walk away (longer on the way back because of the hill!!) and some good restaurants.
Phil (the owner) was really helpful with plenty of advice before we went.
All in all a fantastic week and would definitely go back.
10 Sep 2011
Stayed in this apartment for 6 days. The facilities were great, everything you needed was provided. The welcome bottle of local wine was a lovely touch. The swimming pool was beautiful and we were often the only ones using it. Giaole is a beautiful town and you can get everything you need from there (although due to our poor planning we often missed the opening hours) Two great pizzerias, lovely restaurants for late night Chianti. I can't wait to come back!!
20 Jul 2011
"perfect place for a famiily with children - equipped with all you need"
This was exactly what we were hoping for and even a bit more. The tasteful appartment was perfect for two grown-ups and a kid at almost two. Nice "breakfest balcony" but especially the small garden with the barbecue was fantastic. Very calm, nice view, airconditioned but also naturally comfortable with thick stone walls. Friendly atmosphere in "the Borgo". Very delicate and comfortable.
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