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Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali

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Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali
bedrooms: 3

bathrooms: 3

available for: 6 people

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Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali
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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.



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





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
What you receive with your villa +
Hosting service

From the time of booking until the end of your stay, you will have a contact at the management company who will be able to assist you with all travel planning needs...

Maid service

We can arrange a maid service for you to take care of these things for you.

Welcome gift

Upon your arrival you will receive a free welcome gift from the To Tuscany team.

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Resort: 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.



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.



Pool Info

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. The children’s pool has a depth of 1mtrs. 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.
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
  • House Maid - service provided by local supplier - 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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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 6 people - Price is NOT per head

 

2016 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.

September

1548 US Dollar

October

1236 US Dollar
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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This 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 - 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.

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2017 availability
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This 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 - 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.
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers after their stay at the villa. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For more information and our reviews policy please click here
10
Kerstin
Family with older children
Ehningen, Germany

Stay: May 2016
Unsere Zeit in Montefienali verging leider wie im Fluge. Das Haus ist einfach traumhaft schön. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet und lässt, für ein Urlaubsdomizil, keine Wünsche offen. Die Schlafzimmer sind ausreichend groß und wir hatten auch keine Probleme unsere sieben Sachen zu verstauen.
Trotz unserem verspäteten Eintreffen war unsere Betreuerin sehr herzlich, der Umgang war unkompliziert und sehr freundlich.
Bei der Anfahrt sollte man unbedingt berücksichtigen, dass die letzten Kilometer der Strecke mehr Zeit in Anspruch nehmen, als üblich. Die Straße ist sehr schmal und steil, trotzdem ist sie gut zu befahren.
Der Pool ist sehr gepflegt.
Wir hatten das große Glück, die Anlage fast für uns alleine zu haben. So konnten wir die traumhafte Ruhe sehr genießen. Wir können das Haus und die Anlage nur empfehlen und sind sicher nicht das letzte Mal dort gewesen!

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Lelu
Family with older children
Voisins le bretonneux, France

Stay: August 2016
Trop éloigné de tout. Route d'accès très chaotique. Si vous venez de Florence ne pas choisir gaiole mais montevarchi.
Local attractions Vignoble de san gusmé

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

26.08.2016
As in the villa description, the hamlet is secluded and 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.
9
Aleksandra
Group of friends
Warszawa, Poland

Stay: August 2015
Krajobraz cudny, cisza i spokój, dobre położenie, bardzo dobre warunki pobytu, dobra organizacja
droga dojazdowa- zbyt stroma i niebezpiecznie kręta, za daleko do sklepów i restauracji
Local attractions winnica u Enzo i restauracja w San Gusmo (kelner Mateo z matki Polki)

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Anonymous
Family with young children
Saulnes, France

Stay: July 2015
Très belle maison, décorée avec gout, spacieuse. Il y a tout le nécessaire pour vivre comme à la maison, jeux, petit électroménager, cuisine, machine à laver, sèche-linge... Le cadre est magnifique dans ce hameau remarquablement réhabilité. Plusieurs petites choses on été signalées à ppm service qui est intervenu très rapidement : bravo pour le service et la réactivité!
Plusieurs problèmes de lampes qui ne s'allumaient pas. Notamment dans la plus grande chambre 1 seule petite lampe fonctionnait. Problèmes de clés, impossible d'ouvrir la porte sur la 1ère petite terrasse. Manque de propreté derrière les lits et au niveau des joints des sanitaires. Le hameau est un peu difficile d'accès en voiture.
Local attractions Restaurant La Bottega à Volpaia. Antica macelleria Falorni à Greve in Chianti.

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

18.09.2015
The property management have checked and confirm the lamps are fine, the problem was with the combination between switches and dimmers - this has now been fixed. There have been several attempts to fix the key lock on the terrace door. During preparation for 2016, this will be looked at more in depth.
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Robert
Adult family group
Walding, Austria

Stay: June 2015
Die Ruhe und Höhenlage. Die Küche ist sehr gut eingerichtet. Obwohl es nur ein Ferienhaus ist, hat man die Annehmlichkeit wie zu Hause, was uns sehr gefallen hat.
Für 6 Personen sind Die Schlafräume eher mangelhaft eingerichtet,da die 2 Gäste-zimmer klein sind und von den Besitzern auch noch die Staubereiche belegt waren.


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Anonymous
Family with young children
Sehnde-Rethmar, Germany

Stay: August 2014
sehr gut ausgestattetes Haus; sehr individuell; schöne, nicht einsehbare Terrasse; Pools in 2 Gehminuten zu erreichen - sehr gepflegt
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

Stay: August 2014
Het is een ruim en zeer sfeervol ingericht huis op een fijne plek in Toscane.
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

Stay: July 2014
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.
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

Stay: July 2014
De ligging was fenomenaal. Het huis super uitgerust. Natuur, rust en het zwembad !
De afstand die men moet doen om inkopen te doen.
Local attractions Siena en Radda

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

- Is it possible to have a Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided (service provided by local supplier). To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- 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: 85km - 1h 19m
Aeroporto Perugia: 117km - 1h 40m
Aeroporto Pisa: 145km - 1h 56m

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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 to do for children in the area?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in the area near the villa?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- 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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