This place is quite a surprise. You approach along a fairly long rough road and finally arrive at a beautifully developed former farm (I am guessing but that is what it looks like) There are a number of different sized apartments and cottages with breathtaking views across the corrugated Tuscan landscape with vineyards in every direction. Despite the size it is so quiet you are almost unaware of other residents, unless you go to the pool which is understandably very popular. The pool area is extremely well appointed and maintained and there are loads of loungers and parasols and a tennis court. Handy for trips to all parts of Chianti-shire, or just great to hang out in the peace and quiet. Definitely do the wine tasting tour- wine and food delicious. Only gripes would be the furnishings were all antique- deliberately so I suppose to fit with the style of the property but really a bit naff and uncomfortable- also no aircon. Poorly equipped for self catering if you wanted to do that. And its a bit of a hike with heavy cases from the car park- there are trolleys but over deep gravel paths- I dont think so. Minor points really as it is a gorgeous place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sitting on a ridge overlooking the fabulous Tuscan countryside with its olive groves and vineyards, is the undiscovered Chianti Hamlet of Montebuoni. A cluster of privately owned villas and apartments sit amongst olive groves, beautiful planted gardens and courtyards. Montebuoni was once a large estate producing wine and olive oil. It is these original buildings which have been restored and modernised to a very high standard, with shared pool, tennis and internet access. ... more less