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Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali, Gaiole in Chianti - Siena

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 6 guests In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

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.

Click here to download local walking routes.

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.

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.
Mosquito Screens In Bedrooms

Fire Place: open

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.


Facilities

Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Internet
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dishes/Utensils
Refrigerator
Linen
Lounge
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Concierge
TV - terrestrial
DVD player (Euro)
iPod docking stereo
Fire place (open)
No dogs allowed
Furnished terrace
Barbecue
Mosquito screens
Dryer
Microwave
Electric kettle
Dishwasher
Oven
No smoking
Hairdryer
Iron
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
This is a privately owned villa. Owners of privately owned villas are not permitted to carry out services for guests. Services such as linen, towels and cleaning are arranged by To Tuscany and carried out by our local partners.

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is €0 In lieu of a Euro cash payment required on arrival, you will be required to sign a damage agreement to pay for damage occuring during your stay on arrival.

Approach road: Unpaved, even

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean: included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax to pay on arrival: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply.

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

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

Parking: Public, onsite parking

Concierge Service
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What client's have to say about our concierge service: 
Excellent concierge service!! Valentina Petri's recommendations and her eagerness to help with great advises were priceless. She responded super quickly to all our questions and her suggestions were highly appreciated.
Source: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/to-tuscany.com

Concierge Service Contact
Email: concierge@to-tuscany.com


Villa rates

  • 2019
Date range
7 night price
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
$1,658
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
$1,658
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
$1,658

Layout (170 sqm)

Ground floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom
Terrace
First floor
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Terrace

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.


Guest reviews: Il Piccolo Istrice at Montefienali <div class='textCenter'>9/ 10</div>Score from 8 reviews - Excellent (8 Client reviews)

Rachel
July 2019
Group of friends
Sheffield, United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
10/10
We loved our time spent at this villa.
It had a very homely feel and we loved sitting outside in an evening watching the sun go down.
The villa is great for anyone with a family being very spacious.
It is a short walk to the pool area -which we had to ourselves for much of the time.
We knew the location was remote ,however it took us ages to find it !
The villla was cleaned half way through our stay and we had a lovely welcome drink and tapas waiting on our arrival.
Local attractions The concierge had recommended that we have chiefs in for an evening at the villa,this was the most amazing evening ,they came to cook at the villa (please note not all villas have an over) Also we went wine tasting one afternoon and loved it.

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Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

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