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Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali, Gaiole in Chianti - Siena

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 6 people In Resort with Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

Located just off the main village pathway, Il Piccolo Istrice is a large, independent house offering spacious and versatile accommodation for six people. Lovingly furnished by the owners in a traditional Tuscan style, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms on two levels. Enjoying wonderful views from the upper bedroom terraces or relaxing on the sun-loungers in the lower terraced garden it is rightly a popular choice for families or groups of friends.

At the ground floor level the house is reached by a path through  the south facing garden which is surrounded by meditteranean shrubs and small trees. The door opens into the  bright and spacious living area which is comfortably furnished with a sofa,chairs and coffee table. An open fireplace and a beautiful glass fronted china cabinet add to the ambience . Opening the doors under the entrance archways allows for an informal indoor/outdoor lifestyle to be enjoyed.

Passing through a hall, there is a modern, fully equipped kitchen. The white units provide a fresh atmosphere to this room. There is a large capacity free standing fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas hobs, electric oven, built in microwave oven and a small counter top oven. A large traditional wooden dining table and chairs is in the centre of the room and light floods in from the glazed doors which access the front garden terrace. Here the outdoor dining table, chairs and parasol offer plenty of opportunity for al fresco dining or simply relaxing with a glass of local wine.

Also on the ground floor there is a further small lounge/study next to the kitchen where there is a TV and DVD player. This room also has direct access to outside. Just off the main living area is  a utility room which houses a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a travertine tiled  bathroom with shower, WC; bidet and basin between the lounge and the kitchen.

Stairs pass up from the smaller lounge to the first floor and the three bedrooms.  The first bedroom is a pretty twin room with wrought iron single beds and has a Juliet balcony from which to enjoy the views.

The second bedroom is a double bedroom with a large double carved wood wardrobe. This room has its own door onto the upper terrace which wraps around the south and east side of the house. Wonderful views can be enjoyed  from this vantage point. Next to this bedroom is the main upstairs bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and washbasin and finished with travertine tiles.

The master bedroom has access to a small furnished terrace overlooking the village pathway. It also has a door leading out into the wisteria covered upper terrace.This is a bright and spacious room furnished with carefully chosen antique furniture and a wrought iron double bed. An ensuite bathroom with rain plate showerhead adds a further touch of luxury.

This villa has a selection of premium services included in the price. Click here to find out what splendid treats await you here.

A lovely traditional Tuscan house which provides comfortable and spacious holiday  accommodation for  six people.

The twin bedroom can be converted into a double if requested when booking.

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

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.

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Download the most popular experiences at Montefienali

There is also a wonderful shop on site which sells local produce including, milk, bread, meats, wines and many other products. Outside is a small communal garden with tables, chairs and parasols.
The shop is open from the middle of June to the middle of September.

Shopping service available for an extra charge. Please book in advance if required on arrival. You may also arrange this service on site for the remainder of your stay.

Note about the approach road: Approximately 2 km of wide, well maintained,  unpaved road of no particular difficulty followed by a final kilometre of narrow paved road with 100 mtrs of steep slope at 25% . Proceed with caution in case of oncoming traffic.

Bathed in sunshine for most of the day, the swimming pool is in a secluded position at the top of the village. Surrounded by terraced lawns and screened by trees it enjoys wonderful, uninterrupted views of the surrounding hillsides. It is a pleasure to take the short uphill path through the trees in order to reach this tranquil spot. Picnic tables and benches under a covered terrace above the pools add to the enjoyment.

The main pool is 15 mtrs x 7.5 mtrs and 1.5 mtrs deep, open April to October (weather permitting). The children’s pool is 5 x 5 mtrs and 0.60 mtrs deep. There are plenty of sun-loungers with head shades, making this a great place to soak up the sun and enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings of Montefienali.


Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
TV - terrestrial
DVD player (Euro)
iPod docking stereo
Fire place (open)
No pets allowed
Mosquito screens in bedrooms
Furnished terrace
Electric kettle
No smoking
Ironing board
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Pre arrival shopping service on request, extra charge
Pool towels provided
Private Chef- extra cost
Maid service available for extra charge

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 0 Euro In lieu of Euro cash, upon arrival you will be required to sign a damage agreement which obliges you to pay any costs resulting from damage, loss or theft of property from the villa you have rented. 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.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply.

Baby cot: 1 available on request 10 Euro per item per week

High chair: 1 available on request 5 Euro per item per week

Villa Services: The owner of the villa does not supply services to guests. Services are arranged by To Tuscany and offered by local licensed suppliers.

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
02 Jun - 07 Jul 2018
1996 US Dollar
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
2482 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
1996 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
1645 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
1645 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1645 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
1658 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
1658 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
1658 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
2016 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
2502 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
2016 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
1658 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
1658 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
1658 US Dollar

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Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 85km - 1h 19m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 117km - 1h 40m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 145km - 1h 56m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • San Gusme: 10km - 0h 20m
  • Gaiole in Chianti: 15km - 0h 26m
  • Radda in Chianti: 22km - 0h 37m

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.

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Guest reviews: Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali <div class='textCenter'>9,5/ 10</div>Score from 3 reviews - Superb (3 Client reviews)

July 2017
Family with older children
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