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Tuscan hillside farmhouse with private pool, terrace and garden, great for family holidays

4 reviews
way to the swimming pool
Swimming pool
Lounge kitchen
Open lounge kitchen
Patio with the view on the landscape
Stunning view
The small lake
The hamlet of Iano
View from the garden
Rose garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
San Gimignano, Tuscany
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 pa...
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About the Owner, Cinzia C
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 5 properties
Interaction with guests
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 6 days ago for a stay in September 2017

The farmhouse is tucked away in a tiny hamlet which has some surprising amenities including a small supermarket/deli and excellent restaurant. Being on a hillside, the views are spectacular across a typical Tuscan landscape. You can see for miles and the lighting changes the view every few hours. It is brilliantly located for visiting the best bits of Tuscany including...

Stewkley, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 for a stay in July 2016
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My wife, two girls and I stayed here in July 2017. The apartment was lovely and the amenities great. The swimming pool was perfect and our children (4&6) loved the freedom that the grounds gave them. We hired a car and drove to Sienna, San Gimignano, Florence and a couple beaches so the village Iano was a good spot to...

Management response:

Dear Noel, thank so much for your kind word. You have been a great guests! Hope to meet you again in the future Hugs to all of you All the best Cinzia


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M. L
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A very nice place to stay. Very convenient with two restaurants and a little shop very close by. The hamlet is tiny but there was everything we needed. The apartment was nice with a private terrace and garden. The equipment is basic but it had all we needed. Very happy with the experience. Nice swimming pool, very clean. The pond...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Details of : Monache 3 Sleeps 4 + 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. (6 chairs )
Open plan kitchen/ lounge with sofa-bed, occasional chairs, side tables, and satellite TV.
2 bedrooms with king size bed and 2 single beds, wardrobes, chest of drawers and night tables.
1 bathroom with power shower, large pedestal basin, bidet and wc, tiled floor to ceiling.
Covered patio off the kitchen and lounge with outdoor furniture. Table , 6 chairs (rod iron.
Cots and high chairs available. Central heating (not included in the price).
Linen is provided for all beds, bath towels and swimming pool towels.
Final cleaning Charge euro;...
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    Smoking not allowed
pets are allowed on request.
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
7 Oct 2017 -
27 Oct 2017
3 nights
28 Oct 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
Low season
3 nights
23 Dec 2017 -
7 Jan 2018
3 nights
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  • Final cleaning charge : £53 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices shown are for Apartment, Monache 3 - per week in Euros.
In this price we include all electricity, gas, water, linen includes swimming pool towels and tea towels, private parking , local taxes, final Cleaning € 60
Cot with Linen € 20.
High Chair € 10.
Special Offers: 10% Discount for 2 persons occupying the apartment during low and Mid Season this includes Easter and Christmas.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or paypal
30% deposit is required at the time of booking.
Currency: Euros, Pounds Sterling, USD

During the Mid High Season the changeover can be flexible on request.
Please note there is 3 other units in the farmhouse with 2 and 3 bedrooms. Prices that vary from € 400 to € 1250.
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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 where 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 the cultural and historical heart of Tuscany.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pisa and Florence: 60.0 km
Railway: Castelfiorentino: 25.0 km
Ferry: Livorno: 45.0 km
Airports: Pisa Direct Flights from UK Airlines: British Airways, Ryanair, EasyJet, ThomsonFly,
Airport: Florence: Meridiana, Alitalia, and other major scheduled Airlines from USA, and other European airports.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 45.0 km.
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