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3 bedroom farmhouse in the picturesque Tuscan hills boasting private pool, terrace and garden, sleeps 6 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

3 bedroom farmhouse in the picturesque Tuscan hills boasting private pool, terrace and garden, sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 7 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

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.

Further details

All Linen is provided including swimming

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.

Further details

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 04:00 pm to 07:30 pm

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 8. per person

Cook available upon request:

Deposit required upon making a booking 30%

Payment can be done by cheque, bank transfer and paypal

Final Cleaning Charge € 65.00

Further details indoors

Details of : Monache 2 Sleeps 6 + 2Fully equipped kitchen, with built in cabinets, 4 burner gas hob and electric built in oven (Franke), tall refrigerator/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, iron, ironing board. Table and chairs. (8 chairs )Separate lounge with sofa-bed, chairs, side tables, writing table and satellite TV.3 bedrooms with king size bed and/or 2 single beds in each, wardrobes, chest of drawers and night tables.Separate lounge, 2 bathrooms with power showers.Patio off the kitchen with outdoor furniture. Table , 8 chairs and parasol.Cots and high chairs available. Central heating.Linen is provided for all beds, bath towels and swimming pool towels.Final cleaning Charge € 65.00

Further details outdoors

4 Self Catering units , ground floor, from 4+ to 6+ guests, independent of each other with private entrance .Extra beds, cots and high chairs available on request.Satellite TV Each unit has an information folder with details of the house, the immediate area and major cultural events, where to eat and important places to see.The property has a laundry room , drying facilities, central heating in each of the apartments, air conditioning is not necessary as the house dates back to the 11th C. and the walls are over a meter thick, keeping the house at a comfortable temperature. We are 300 meters above sea level and in open countryside; in the summer heat we have the sea breeze in the afternoon and evening.The house is suitable for families as we are situated in a small hamlet with all amenities walking distance.On request we can provide maid service on a daily basis or as required. We can organise a private chef for romantic dinners by the swimming pool or on the patio for 2, or for large groupsThere is a village shop, restaurant, post box, and small Church.Two of the units are wheelchair accessible, please contact owner for more detailed information.OutsideThe swimming pool 6m x 15m is surrounded by a terracotta patio, with lounge chairs, tables and large parasols. The gazebo has a table and 6 chairs. There are 2 large barbecues on wheels, a wood burning oven for pizza or grilling.The gardens are surrounded by hedges of laurel, bay leaf and oleanders; one area of the garden has rosemary hedges, shrubs of myrtle and pomegranates, fig trees, mulberry, and plums. The middle garden is formal rose garden with box hedges and terracotta pots. The car park is inside the gates of the property shaded by secular oak trees, and young lime trees.Beyond the gardens there is 4.5 hectars of olive grove and woodland . We produce some of the best Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in our area. Some of our guests join us during the harvest from picking the olives to taking them to the Olive-press and bringing the oil home! (Producers of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified ICEA and TOSCANO,IGP).

Location description from owner

The Tuscany 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.History: 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.

San Gimignano

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.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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 owner

Cinzia C
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
17 Jul 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
Italy

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jan 2008. Located in Province of Siena, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £1042.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jul 2016.

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“peaceful paradise”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2011

This villa met all our expectations. The view from the bedrooms and the terrace were spectacular. Location in small village was perfect. Villa had special arragements for food delivery from local restaurants. Vila was spotless and daily help was on site who checked in to make sure we didn't need anything. Would definitely stay here again

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