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Villa Accommodation Details
Villa Details
bedrooms: 2

bathrooms: 2

available for: 4 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Monte Fontechiusi
Location address: Montegonzi - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena   Show on map - 9,4 (13 reviews)
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9.4 / 10
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Monte Fontechiusi is a lovely little cottage on a large property in the heart of the Tuscany. It has been carefully restored into a two floor stone Tuscan villa with a pretty furnished loggia.
A few steps away is the large pool with it's fantastic views over the Tuscan hills to the Monte Amiata in the far distance. Next to the pool is metal pergola for shade and some sun-beds, chairs and a table. In the well maintained garden there is a large barbeque.
 
The villa is on two levels with the living area on the lower level while the loggia and the sleeping area are on the upper level. Neighbouring the cottage is a large villa where the elderly owners stay. They do not use the pool.
Entering the double doors into the lower level of Monte Fontechiusi there is a large fireplace to one side, while on the other side of the room are two single sofas with cushions. In the centre of the room is a large wooden dining table that comfortably seats 6 people. The entire ground floor is paved with terracotta and the cieling is with wooden beams and typical Tuscan terracotta tiles.
Passing through a big arch there is a huge kitchen extremely well furnished, with gas hobs, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and utensils. In the centre is a small table with 4 chairs. There are no windows in the kitchen. Off one side of the kitchen is a small bathroom with shower, this room has some natural light from an internal window that looks onto the stairs to the upper floor.
From the lounge are there are stairs to the next level. These lead to a little landing decorated with several pictures. At the end of the hall is a bathroom with a small shower and window looking out to the pool. Next to this room there is a twin bedroom with lots of cupboard space and two armchairs. From this room there are views of the pretty garden.
The master bedroom has a double bed which can be converted to a twin bedroom on request. The room has a large wardrobe and a antique wooden bench with cushions. Doors which open out onto the loggia. Like all the other rooms in the villa it has many finishing touches of pictures, soft furnishing and other ornamentes.
The owners are on the property and available to assist guests when needed.

Close to the property you can buy good Chianti wine by the bottle or in bulk to send home, Tuscan olive oil and other Tuscan specialities.  It is also not far to a Museum of Chianti Wine where there are more than 140 types of Chianti wine available for tasting. You are also able to purchase wine at the Museum, prices range according to the quality and the year.

Pool Info

The pool is located to one side of the villa, a short walk away from it. Around the pool there is a paved border with a flagstone solarium, where an iron pergola is located, here there is a small table with a couple of chairs. There are also sun beds around the pool.
There are roman steps into the pool, it's surrounded by a lawn and has a fantastic tunnel view of the Tuscan hills in the distance framed by the closer hills covered with forests. The pool is 10x5 metres and 1.2 to 1.6 metres deep. It's open from May to September.
It is completely private to guests, the owners will rarely use it or may not use it at all.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 110 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • Fire place (open)
  • Mosquito screens
  • Furnished loggia
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Microwave oven
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Toddler friendly property
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Toaster
  • No pets allowed
  • DVD player (Euro)
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 10x5 mtrs and 1.2-1.6 mtrs deep, open May to September (weather permitting)
  • Private Chef - book in advance
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Local Leisure - tennis court, bike hire, cooking courses,Horse riding alla forra,Wine Tastings, golf
  • Parking - available on site
  • Railways - nearest station is Montevarchi - terranuova, about 9km away
  • Distances - Florence 57km, Rome 265km, Gaiole 15km, Siena 55km, Pisa 155km, San Gimignano 56km
  • Approach road - last 2km bumpy unpaved road

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  • The Security Deposit is 300 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 or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
 
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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 300 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 or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
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
Group of friends
Anif, Austria

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Sehr gepfelgte Anlage, absolute Ruhe, wunderschönes Haus, reizende fast nicht merkbare Besitzer der Anlage obwohl im Nebenhaus
Cons Zufahrt viel zu lange "Schotterstraße" - sollte dringend verbessert werden was natürlich nicht den Vermietern anzurechnen ist
Local attractions Siena, Florenz, San Gimingiano......
10
Anonymous
Mature couple
Brunssum, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Het uitzicht en de rust.
Wel moet ik beslist vermelden dat de eigenaren Pietro en Anna zeer vriendelijke en
behulpzame mensen zijn.
Cons De weg erna toe was erg slecht te vinden. De onverharde weg was slecht te berijden. Totaal geen verlichting op die onverharde weg, waardoor de rit van Montegonzi in de avond naar het vakantiehuis erg lang duurde voor een afstand van 4 kilometer. De inrichting was erg eenvoudig. De keuken en bijbehorende woonkamer was klein. Op de foto,s zag het er veel groter uit. Het huis lag erg afgelegen, waardoor je vooral s,avonds te lang moest rijden om ergens naar toe te gaan.Te duur voor wat er aangeboden werd.
Local attractions De restaurants in de buurt vond ik niet erg hygienisch. Vooral de toilet lieten te wensen over. Overigens moet ik wel zeggen dat de streek Toscane erg mooi is. De stad Siena is beslist een aanrader. De mensen in de kleinere dorpen zijn erg vriendelijk.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

10.10.2013
The kitchen is 4 meters by 4 meters therfore 16 sq. meters. The kitchen is connected through an open arch to the living room of 6.2 meters by 3.5 meters equating 21.7 sq. meters.
Donna
Family with young children
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Idyllic villa - comfortable and fully equipped. The pool area was well presented and private. The owners were friendly, helpful and accommodating. There were lots of little areas to sit and enjoy the views - very tranquil.
Cons The unpaved road to the villa was precarious to begin. After driving on it a couple of times, we got used to it and made sure that we took it slowly and carefully. After that, it was not a problem.
Local attractions From here, you can travel to Siena, Radda and Sam Gimignano by car in just over an hour. I recommend taking the train to Florence from Montevarchi, there's a free car park and the trains are frequent and fast.
10
Johan
Adult family group
Zulte, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros vriendelijke gastheer en gastvrouw die de privacy van de gasten respecteren. Prachtige ligging en ideaal vertrekpunt om, Toscane te verkennen.Comfortabel huis met mooi zwembad en zeer rustige ligging.
Cons onverharde weg naar huis
Local attractions bezoek aan Sienna, Volterra, Santi Mignano... Ristorante in Badia a Coltibuono
9
Simon
Family with young children
Tiverton, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros It was in a lovely position,, with great views. Up above the plains so cool. It was spotlessly clean, comfy beds. The pool was lovely. The owners were helpful and available but not intrusive.
Cons The kitchen was poorly equipped with lack of saucepans or any pan to go in the oven. There was NO cleaning items when we arrived (washing up liquid, sponges, dishwasher tabs, clothes washing soap). I would not have expected to find many of each but it would have be nice not to have to drive to the nearest town to buy them after our journey out. (yes we could have paid for the welcome pack but you would expect the previous people to leave a least a few of these things)
Local attractions Arezzo and Cortona
10
Andrea
Mature couple
Düsseldorf, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Die ruhige Lage, die Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft der Vermieter und die Außenanlage haben uns sehr gefallen.
Cons Für unseren Geschmack war das Haus in der Inneneinrichtung zu überladen.
9
Gina
Family with young children
Gillingham, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Location, views, private pool, owners were very nice
Cons Beds a bit uncomfortable, could have done with a larger sofa / sofas
Local attractions Ristorante Fontebussi was lovely. The views from the terrace are amazing. Greve in chianti was very nice. The square is a nice place to sit and have lunch. Plenty of shops for souvenirs, wine, cheese and salami. Siena was a beautiful city, with lovely narrow streets. The main square is wonderful. It was a real shame we didn't get to see the Palio di Siena, as we couldn't park the car anywhere. It was so busy, we had to come back another day.
9
Yves
Mature couple
VILLEMOMBLE, France

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Calme, espace, propriétaires très discrets, vue.
Cons Très isolé, route difficile (non goudronnée)
8
Anonymous
Family with older children
WIRRAL, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros Wonderful secluded villa in true Tuscan style - very private with conscientious owners who only appeared couple of times just to check everything okay and we were enjoying our stay
Cons Nothing - I would certainly recommend Monte Fontechiusi - though worth bearing in mind it is about ten mins down dirt track from nearest village so if choosing hire car would recommend something more off road if wet weather/ going in low season
Local attractions Centrally located for all the sights and generally touring wonderful Chianti region - if going to Florence would definitely recommend park and ride from Montevarchi rail station
9
Thorsten
Mature couple
Stuttgart, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros Mir hat die absolute Ruhe sehr gut gefallen und Abgeschiedenheit
Local attractions Siena / San Giminano / Arezzo / Pisa / Lucca / Torre del Lago
10
Katrin
Young couple
Oberengstringen, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros die Ruhe und die Einsamkeit
Local attractions - Florence
10
Anonymous
Mature couple
london, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros The owners were very friendly and available for help whenever it was needed, yet managed to still be invisible in a good way! The location was peaceful and restful but not too far to shops if required. The pool was fantastic. The cottage was welcoming and clean, perfect size for a couple. Would definitely recommend!
10
W.
Group of friends
Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: May 2012
Pros Ligging, rust,fantastische omgeving
Cons Helemaal niets, was precies wat we zochten
Local attractions Siena, San Gimignano en ander plaatsen zijn dichtbij. Castello D'Albola bij Radda in Chianti is de moeite waard als je van wijn houdt. Verder een ideale plek om tot rust te komen.
10

Nearest town

The nearest town is Montegonzi, it has a restaurant called La Forra, a nd a small grocery shop. 5km away is Cavriglia which has all amenities, or Montevarchi which is 12km away, this is a large town which has a hypermarket and railway station.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
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?
free WI-FI available

- 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?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- 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?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 79km - 1h 13m
Aeroporto Perugia: 119km - 1h 47m
Aeroporto Pisa: 139km - 1h 50m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- 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?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

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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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