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Il Podere – Home 714929 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Il Podere – Home 714929

  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

Il Podere is a beautiful farmhouse located halfway between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Hills. This is one of the most popular regions in central Tuscany, and the scenery around this house is of incredible beauty. Vineyards, olive groves and fields form a paradise-like landscape, which was moulded over centuries by the farmers' patient toil. The surrounding countryside resembles one immense garden. The elevated position offers a unique view. It may sound exaggerated but we find you can feel the surface of the earth here. The south side of the villa overlooks a wide valley: your eyes will wander into the distance, over the many hilltops of the Chianti landscape to the antique towers of the renowned hill town S. Gimignano. The house is part of a sixty-nine acre estate specializing in the production of extra virgin olive oil.

The original structure is an 11th century watch tower. It used to serve as a defensive tower for the nearby castle S. Maria Novella.

Il Podere is a beautiful farmhouse located halfway between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Hills. This is one of the most popular regions in central Tuscany, and the scenery around this house is of incredible beauty. Vineyards, olive groves and fields form a paradise-like landscape, which was moulded over centuries by the farmers' patient toil. The surrounding countryside resembles one immense garden. The elevated position offers a unique view. It may sound exaggerated but we find you can feel the surface of the earth here. The south side of the villa overlooks a wide valley: your eyes will wander into the distance, over the many hilltops of the Chianti landscape to the antique towers of the renowned hill town S. Gimignano. The house is part of a sixty-nine acre estate specializing in the production of extra virgin olive oil.

The original structure is an 11th century watch tower. It used to serve as a defensive tower for the nearby castle S. Maria Novella. Side wings were added later transforming the house into a farmstead. Although Il Podere has been completely restored, the old structure has been respected and original materials have been reused wherever possible. Originally the villa was furnished for private use, giving the interior ambience authenticity and conveying the charm of a private home. Typical regional features include the terracotta floors, the ceiling beams, the large fireplace with small window and the decorative pizza oven in the kitchen.

Flower beds decorate the entrance area at the north end. At the panoramic south end the garden merges into the wide, open countryside. The garden is furnished with quality teak furniture. A pergola near to the kitchen invites to relax and to enjoy outdoor meals. Sun lounges can be found by the pool, a few steps down the lawn. The pool has been recently made new, it is a 5 x 11 m rectangular pool (the online video shows still the old circular pool).

The little village of Fiano is just a mile away, with a couple of very nice restaurants, and can be reached on foot (over the fields) or in just a few minutes by car. In Fiano there is also a bar, a butcher, a grocery shop, a pharmacy, a post office and a cash machine. A supermarket, gas station, bakeries, bus stop and other services are located 7 km away in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Certaldo is 9 km distant and has a railway station with connections to Florence and Siena. The autostrada linking Siena with Florence is just 15 minutes away.

The keyholder speaks English and will greet you when you arrive. She is a great cook and offers cook service. The English-speaking son of the owner, Niccolò, lives also on the premises, in the adjacent, second farmhouse. He is on hand to help you for any question you might have, he will give you information about the region, you can request to taste wine and olive oil, and he has created a vegetable garden also for the guests.

Depending on the size of your party you can rent the property either for 10 people (house IL PODERE 1) or you can rent additionally a portion of the adjacent, second farmhouse with two bedrooms and two bathrooms (part of IL PODERE 2), so that groups of up to 14 people find space. If rented for up to 14 people Niccolò does not live on the property. Who wants to have absolute privacy even if rented by 10 people, can obtain this by an additional cost.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 5 En suites, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the manager

Hidden Italy
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
15 Mar 2017
Years listed:
3
Skype name:
Hidden Italy
Based in:
Germany

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian


This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Nov 2013. Located in Province of Florence, the average weekly rate varies from £8261 to £9957.

The Manager has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Mar 2017.

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