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bedrooms: 3

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available for: 6 people

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Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali
Location address: Gaiole in Chianti - Siena   Show on map
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This charming traditional Tuscan house is built into the hillside and has wonderful views from the upper balcony. Located off the main pathway through the hamlet it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms accommodating up to six people.


The ground floor is very light and airy and has a large spacious lounge with sofa, chairs and coffee table arranged in front of the open fireplace. There is a floor to ceiling archway with double doors opening out onto the terrace.


A small corridor takes you through to the fully equipped kitchen which has fitted units with dishwasher, oven, gas hobs, built in microwave oven, fridge with freezer section and a separate wine fridge.

To one side there is a traditional wooden dining table and chairs, and another floor to ceiling archway with double doors leading out to the furnished terrace, where there is a dining table with chairs and a parasol. The terrace is screened by Mediterranean shrubs making this a lovely place to sit and dine, or relax with a glass of the local wine.



There is a ground floor bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and basin located between the kitchen and main lounge and a further smaller lounge room next to the kitchen where there is a TV and DVD player; this room also has a door to the outside.

Stairs from the smaller lounge take you up to the first floor where the three bedrooms are located. The first bedroom on the left is the bright twin bedded room which has a Juliet balcony. Next door is the second double bedroom which has a door opening on to a balcony which wraps around two sides of the first floor from which you have wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
There is a bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and basin between the second bedroom and the master bedroom. The master bedroom is a very spacious room with a double bed and ensuite bathroom with bath and hand held shower, basin, bidet and WC. This room also has a door opening out onto the upper balcony and another door which opens onto a small furnished terrace overlooking the hamlet’s main footpath.







A lovely traditional Tuscan house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.





A first floor balcony wraps around two sides of the house from which you have fantastic views over the countryside.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the apartment is 170 sqm
  • TV
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • iPod docking stereo
  • Fire place (open)
  • No pets allowed
  • Mosquito screens in bedrooms
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • No smoking
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • American coffee machine
Location: Montefienali

One of Italy's national monuments Montefienali emerged in the middle of the 13th Century as a remote staging post on an ancient Roman road into the Chianti. After a two-year restoration project Montefienali is once more the ideal place for rest and recuperation for both body and mind and an ideal get away from it all.

Montefienali high point is the perfect place for its twin swimming pools. There is a 15 mtrs x 7.5 mtrs pool and a small children’s swimming pool 1 mtr deep - pools are open from April to October. Sun beds and umbrellas furnish the surrounding garden and terraces to provide a great place for basking in the sun while taking in the stunning vista of the hamlet and hilltop villages beyond.


A selection of accommodation of individual cottages in an isolated location with terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and traditional-style furniture, creating an appealingly traditional ambience that offers a private terrace/garden to enjoy the Tuscan hills while sun bathing or dining outdoors.
Every Sunday during July and August there is music and dancing at Monteluco, which is 4km away from Montefienali.



Pool Info


The swimming pool sits in a high point behind the hamlet with great views over the rooftops of the hamlet to the hills beyond. From the stone pathway that climbs through the center of the hamlet steps lead up to the swimming pool gardens. There is a swimming pool 15 mtrs x 7.5 mtrs and 1.5mtrs deep& Children's swimming pool 1 mtr deep - pools open april to October.



Terraced lawns that enjoy full sun all day surround the swimming pools. The pool area is furnished with sun lays complete with head shades. It's a great place to relax in the sunshine will soaking up the views of pine forest, vineyards and olive groves.
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 15 x 7.5 mtrs and 1.5mtrs deep - open April to October (weather permitting) - 15 x 7.5 mtrs and 1.5mtrs deep - open April to October (weather permitting)
  • Washing Machine Onsite - self service (charged as used)
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Leisure - walks, swimming, mountain bikes
  • Local Leisure - tennis, horse riding, ballooning
  • Private Chef - available on request
  • Barbecue Onsite - available on site
  • Internet WI-FI Onsite - available on site
  • Other services Trip Advisor comments
  • Railways - Montevarchi, 20km away
  • Approach road Complete paved road - 100 mtrs of steep cement slope at 25%
  • Distances - Florence 60km, Siena 30km, Gaiole in Chianti 20km

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Anonymous
Family with young children
Sehnde-Rethmar, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros sehr gut ausgestattetes Haus; sehr individuell; schöne, nicht einsehbare Terrasse; Pools in 2 Gehminuten zu erreichen - sehr gepflegt
Cons steile, schmale Zufahrt; nächste Einkaufsmöglichkeit ca. 20 min. entfernt
Local attractions Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Florenz, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Greve; Restaurant in San Gusmè, Osteria il Papavero in Barbischio (bei Gaiole), Pizzeria in Castelnuovo Beradenga
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Eelco
Group of friends
Haarlem, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Het is een ruim en zeer sfeervol ingericht huis op een fijne plek in Toscane.
Cons Er zijn een paar dingen die voor verbetering vatbaar zijn (we zijn hier nu voor de tweede keer geweest en hebben dit vorig jaar ook aangeven): er zijn veel borden maar er is eigenlijk te weinig bestek, kopjes en glazen voor 6 mensen die veel drinken op een warme/hete dag. Het bed in de master bedroom zakt in het midden in, de andere bedden zijn erg hard om op te liggen, daar krijgen we rugpijn van en dat is niet fijn in je vakantie.
Local attractions We gaan graag naar de antiekmarkt in Arezzo, ieder eerste weekend van de maand is dit een must-do wat ons betreft. Restaurants kunnen we niet aanbevelen daar we zelf gekookt hebben.
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Hamburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Wonderful place with nice houses in a beautiful area. We enjoyed our stay in this comfortable house with our family. All rooms where in good shape and nicely decorated. 3 modern bathrooms are really helpful. Having two big terasses was appreciated, one we could use during the rare rain days. It was a relaxing holiday and the nice pool area was an additonal highlight. Having a wifi with good Internet in the house was nice, espacially because mobile connections are bad in Montefianli.
Cons The kitchen was not really clean when arriving. It would be nice to have at a table for 5 persons the same glases and plates for all family members. Kitchen equipment and the terasse table/furniture would need and "update" and a second sun chair.
Local attractions As a family we preferred cooking at the house but we recommend Castello di Meleto and the younger Cantalici for nice wine tastings.
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Katty
Family with older children
Blanden, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros De ligging was fenomenaal. Het huis super uitgerust. Natuur, rust en het zwembad !
Cons De afstand die men moet doen om inkopen te doen.
Local attractions Siena en Radda
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Lelystad, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Groot huis, prima ligging op de heuvel en toch ook goede toegangsweg.
Cons Het zitcomfort binnen, maar vooral buiten.geen fijn tuinmeubilair. De keuken:het feit dat er geen koffiezetkan was en een versleten toaster.
Local attractions De hypercoop in Montevarchi is prima en al een dagtocht op zich. Namelijk 3 kwartier rijden, dat vonden wij prima!
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

08.08.2014
The owner has renewed the coffee maker and toaster.
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Eelco
Family with older children
Haarlem, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros De kleinschaligheid van het complex, de sfeer en vooral de zeer smaakvolle inrichting van het prachtige huis dat van meer dan voldoende gemakken was voorzien.
Cons Glazen en kopjes waren voor ons gezelschap van 7 personen niet toereikend.
Local attractions geen
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Tienen, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Rustig, authentiek dorpsgevoel
Mooie ligging
Alle comfort (zelfs wasmiddel voorzien)
Verzorgd
Zeer leuk prive terras, maar uitzicht wordt wat benomen door opschietende begroeiing.
Cons Wat te ver qua afstand van dichtstbijzijnde winkels, vooral omdat de afstand niet snel kan afgelegd worden wegens niet geasfalteerde baan, hellingsgraad, breedte van de weg enz Iets te weinig hulpmiddelen tegen muggen (gaas op veel plaatsen gescheurd, soms ontbrekend, geen werkende apparaatjes) Geen airco (uiteraard ook wel zijn charme maar in combinatie met gebrek aan muggenprotectie niet ideaal ...)
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Hamburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros Grosszügigkeit / Platz, die Ruhe , Poolnutzung, für täglichen Gebrauch alles vorhanden
Moskitonetze an Schlafzimmern
zum Glück waren Ventilatoren vorhanden
Cons optimal wäre Klimaanlage ( Schlafzimmern) einige Sitzauflagen waren verschmutz, unschön Eingangstüren in Küche und Wohnzimmer waren sehr schwergängig für ein gemütlichen Fernsehabend steht der Fernseher ungünstig( nicht alle haben Platz)
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Anonymous
Family with older children
verrieres-le-buisson, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances en Toscane. Nous avons apprécié le confort et le charme de la maison.
Cons Nous avons toutefois regretté le rez de jardin exigu pour 4 personnes, une table peu pratique pour diner, des chaises cassés aux accoudoirs un seul transat, une quasi absence d'éclairage pour prolonger les soirées à l'extérieur.
Local attractions compte tenu de la route, nous nous sommes cantonnés aux visites traditionnelles ( Florence, Sienne etc...)
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Whangarei, New Zealand

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros The gardens and surrounding nature and the pool area was fantastic
The quietness and remoteness we enjoyed.
Access to games, book, maps etc in the house was great.
Cons The mosquitos. We bought some coils to burn but it would be good if there were some on arrival at the house. The plates and pots were really hard to access being up high and being packed in too full.
Local attractions We ate in everynight. We enjoyed Chianti horse riding, but please include a map in the folder because we found it hard to find without a printed map and then my husband got lost and took 3 hours to find us again....
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François
Mature couple
Montréal, Canada

Review date:
Stay: April 2012
Pros Le confort du logis.
La nature.
Cons Le 1.2km en pente qui nous glace le sang!!! Les fourmis dans les armoires. Le manque de contactes avec une personnes responsable du complexe sur place. L'impossibilité de l'usage du téléphone. Aucune réception de télévision. Le stress de ne pas connaître le montant de la facture pour le chauffage!!!
Local attractions Le Chianti, Sienne, Florence.
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Narelle
Greenwith, Australia

Review date:
Stay: September 2010
Il Piccolo Istrice
What were the highlights of your stay?   
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    we loved it and it exceeded our expectations. very comfortable, homely and luxurious
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? our gps didnt recognise our villa location and we got lost coming back a few times
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? please pass on our appreciation to the owners of the villa (Picolo Istrice) as we thought the villa was amazing and would recommend it to friends.
Narelle Rawnsley
Australia
September 2010
 
Sophie
le chesnay, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
Il Piccolo Istrice
Quels ont été les point forts de vos vacances? L'hébergement, le site avec la piscine également très bien entretenue
La Toscane, région absolument magnifique.
Quelle est votre impression générale concernant l'hébergement? Parfaite, maison superbe, très propre, très bien entretenue dans un cadre merveilleux ; nous avons eu un peu peur en arrivant le premier jour car le site est très isolé (nous le savions mais nous avons quand même été surpris !) mais lorsque nous avons découvert la maison et le hameau, nous avons tout de suite été sous le charme. En plus tout était prêt pour que l'on se sente bien dans la maison (lits faits, linge de toilette nickel, savonnettes...)
Avez vous eu de mauvaises surprises? Aucune, excepté les moustiques très nombreux même le matin !!!! Mais nous étions prévenus.

Avez vous d'autres commentaires? Nous recommanderons vivement votre site et la location à Montefienali à nos amis ; juste une réserve, nous n'avons vu personne lors de notre arrivée ni lors de notre départ. Comme tout s'est bien passé cela ne nous a pas posé de pb, mais cela nous a un peu surpris.
Sophie HUE
France
Août 2010
 

Nearest town

The nearest restaurant is 5km in the village Starda, and the nearest village for shopping is 12km in San Gusme' while the Chianti towns of Gaiole and Radda are 15km and 22km respectively.


FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00 - 21.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00 - 21.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
not included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
WI-FI Internet available during office hours

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
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- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
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- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 85km - 1h 19m
Aeroporto Perugia: 117km - 1h 40m
Aeroporto Pisa: 145km - 1h 56m

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- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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