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3 bedroom farmhouse in the picturesque Tuscan hills boasting private pool, terrace and garden, sleeps 6

17 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere. Whether you are lazing by the pool or strolling in the olive grove or simply relaxing in your apartment you are in another world. Recently restored and converted from a farmhouse into four charming ground floor apartments. Perfect for small or large family vacation rental. Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace, and beamed ceilings. Meanwhile, all the modern conveniences have been incorporated. Each apartment is self-contained; and each has its own ...Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere. Whether you are lazing by the pool or strolling in the olive grove or simply relaxing in your apartment you are in another world. Recently restored and converted from a farmhouse into four charming ground floor apartments. Perfect for small or large family vacation rental. Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace, and beamed ceilings. Meanwhile, all the modern conveniences have been incorporated. Each apartment is self-contained; and each has its own entrance. Each apartment offers a terra-cotta patio and outdoor furniture. Laundry room with washing machine for use of the guests. More
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About the Owner
Gennaro Liliana C
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2007
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I will be there to welcome you and I will be available during your stay for your every need. Respecting your privacy!
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

A quiet self serviced converted farmhouse in the quaint and friendly village of Iano. Enjoy delicious plain or chocolate croissants from the small market just steps away. Also a lovely restaurant across the road with delicious pasta and local flavors. Cinzia, the manager is a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Doug G
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A really lovely place to stay for visiting San Gimignano/Volterra/Siena etc but also just to relax and take days out from sightseeing! Very quiet and exceptionally well-kept gardens and grounds with the most amazing views from the terrace adjoining the apartment. Cinzia is most attentive,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank annettehall08
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had an incredible time at Podere Monache. It exceeded all expectations in every way-- such a beautiful place!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Daydream761118
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The view from the porch (or anywhere on the property was stunning. The grounds, grapevine arbor, rose garden, lawns, fish pond--everything--was so well cared for. There is a sense of being isolated but in 30 seconds you can be in the town enjoying the local...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Michael S
Cinzia C, VR Owner at 3 bedroom farmhouse in the picturesque Tuscan hills boasting private pool, terrace and garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Ciao Michael, thank you very much for this such beautiful words, you are very kind. Has been a very pleasure to have you , Patricia and your 3 eighteen years old as guests!!! All the best, Cinzia

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Great location - in middle of village - one grocer, two restaurants and a church. So quiet and peaceful. What I liked - pool, veranda (come balcony), sculptures, location (walk across road to restaurants), said restaurants and quietness. Cinzia was very helpful and responsive. She...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Susan B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Fax
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Additional amenities & feature info
Details of : Monache 2 Sleeps 6 + 2 Fully equipped kitchen, with built in cabinets, 4 burner gas hob and electric built in oven (Franke), tall refrigerator/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, iron, ironing board. Table and chairs. (8 chairs ) Separate lounge with sofa-bed, chairs, side tables, writing table and satellite TV. 3 bedrooms with king size bed and/or 2 single beds in each, wardrobes, chest of drawers and night tables. Separate lounge, 2 bathrooms with power showers. Patio off the kitchen with outdoor furniture. Table , 8 chairs and parasol. Cots and high chairs available. Central heating. Linen is provided for all beds, bath towels and swimming pool towels.
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About the neighbourhood
Places to see: The historical Cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa are 1 hour from the house, San Gimignano the medieval town of the Beautiful Towers is 20 minutes from us, Volterra once the Etruscan capital of Tuscany is 30 minutes, Vinci the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci is 40 Minutes (World famous Museum dedicated to Leonardo), Montelupo with its famous terracotta is also 40 minutes. Colleoli where the story of Pinocchio originated and has a beautiful park dedicated to children is 1.5 hours from us. Puccini's Villa situated at Torre del Lago where the famous Puccinis festival is held every summer is also 1.5 hours from us. We are situated in cultural and historical heart of Tuscany.
Getting around
The proximity to the major cultural and historical cities such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca as well the small medieval towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra, San Miniato and Certaldo will allow you to enrich your stay. More, nearby the property we can arrange wine tasting, cooking lesson, horseback riding, play golf, tennis, bike tour or enjoy the open air with footpaths that starts from the property.
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