Podere Le Monache
About the home
Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere. Whether you are lazing by the pool or strolling in the olive grove or simply relaxing in your apartment you are in another world. Recently restored and converted from a farmhouse into four charming ground floor apartments. Perfect for small or large family vacation rental.
Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace, and beamed ceilings. Meanwhile, all the modern conveniences have been incorporated.
Each apartment is self-contained; and each has its own entrance. Each apartment offers a terra-cotta patio and outdoor furniture.
Laundry room with washing machine for use of the guests.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 22, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Tirrenea, and Rosignano, 45km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
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
Self catering Farmhouse with 4 luxury apartments in rural Tuscany with swimming pool spectacular views ,nearby golf, walking, trekking, fishing, biking. San Gimignano, and Certaldo, 20 minutes drive, Florence, Siena and Pisa one hour from the house.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||8 Bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 7 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (5), Single beds (10), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seating for 16|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details outdoors:
Swimming pool available for the sole use of the guests.
Sitting areas around the garden to relax
Furnished portico with sitting chairs and table
BBQ, and wood burning oven for Pizza
Ideal for outdoor entertaining in spring and summer.
Private Parking inside the estate
All Linen is provided including swimming pool towels.
Maid service and change of linen once a week
Bookings: Minimum stay 3 nights during low season, minimum 1 week during mid and high season
Rental is Saturday to Saturday during mid season and highseason, for any other time low Season, Easter and Christmas you can arrive any day of the week.
Arrival between 16:00 and 20:00 hour
Departure: By 10:00 a.m.
Maid service available daily upon request price per hour Euros 12.
Change of Linen available daily upon request ; Euros 15. per person
Cook available upon request:
Half-board available at the local restaurant, (walking distance)
Damage deposit: £500. (refundable)
Deposit required upon making a booking 30%
Payment can be done by debit card, credit card, cheque, or bank transfer.
10% Discount when booking all of the property
Final cleaning Charge £200.00
The Tuscany / Siena Province region
WHERE WE ARE
Woodland and olive-groves surround the hamlet of Iano in this quiet and unsung corner of Tuscany. The location is ideal for those who enjoy the open air walking, with footpaths that start from the property. For those who would like an Eco-Turism vacation we have pheasants, cocoo, porcupine, hedge-hoges and wild boar that roam in our property from time to time we also see a tortoise. Late October and November we harvest the olives and invite our guests to participate in what is a working feast! Picking olives, and enjoying great food and wine! Podere Le Monache is situated in the area known as the heart of Tuscany, and is within easy reach (less than a one-hour's drive) of Florence, Siena, and Pisa. It's also close to San Gimignano and Volterra. Castelfalfi, once the summer residence of the Medici family, is a five minutes drive from Le Monache, it offers an international standard 18-hole golf course, tennis courts,stables, large-game-hunting and fishing reserve.
Iano dates back to 1004, Le Monache a convent was built during this period. Le Monache (the Nuns) would have been an order of Dominican Nuns or Poor Clares who worked and lived a life of seclution and silence in a Quiet Place. Over the centuries it passed into the hands of the locals who made their own imprint on the building and continued to farm the land. World War II also left its mark Le Monache with its underground tunnels became the hiding place for the Resistance.
Today the old road now paved which connects us to Volterrra still runs through the hamlet.
The San Gimignano area
Places to see:
The historical Cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa are 1 hour from the house, San Gimignano the medieval town of the Beautiful Towers is 20 minutes from us, Volterra once the Etruscan capital of Tuscany is 30 minutes, Vinci the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci is 40 Minutes (World famous Museum dedicated to Leonardo), Montelupo with its famous terracotta is also 40 minutes. Colleoli where the story of Pinocchio originated and has a beautiful park dedicated to children is 1.5 hours from us. Puccini's Villa situated at Torre del Lago where the famous Puccinis festival is held every summer is also 1.5 hours from us. We are situated in cultural and historical heart of Tuscany.
How to get there
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Airports: Pisa Direct Flights from UK Airlines: British Airways, Ryanair, EasyJet, ThomsonFly,
Airport: Florence: Meridiana, Alitalia, and other major scheduled Airlines from USA, and other European airports.
Activities near San Gimignano
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 22|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|5 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 1775||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Apr 13||11 May 13||£ 1900||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please note there is a cleaning charge of £210. in this price we include all electricity , gas, water, local taxes, linen (white santized cotton) and initial supplies, ie. washing up liquid, soap, toilet paper, salt, sugar, tea , coffee. Private parking inside the estate and use of swimming pool.Book
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