1st floor: living room (satellite TV) with dining area and kitchen corner (small microwave, toaster, dishwasher), large double bedroom with sitting area, small alcove (separated by a curtain) with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom with shower (and hairdryer).
Overall Property Description:
This welcoming and original apartment is completely independent, and located in what were once the monks cells of a monastery dating back to the 1000s. The building later became the bishop of Siena's country residence, and most recently has been skillfully renovated and trasformed into a beautiful, imposing residence. The lovely original Romanesque church and tower (the bell tower, which later became a watchtower during the war between the republics of Siena and Florence) still remain. The property owners live in the central part of the structure. The pleasant, tranquil location is in the heart of the Chianti Classico region among olive groves and vineyards (350 m above sea level), on a large farm that produces esteemed olive oil and wine. The property enjoys a beautiful view of the countryside and offers a lovely well-equipped, well-maintained enclosed garden with swimming pool. The furnishing is comfortable, with period furniture. A property with particular charm.
Distances: Pianella with small general store, newsagent/tobacco shop and post office 2,5 km away, Siena 15 km, Gaiole in Chianti 20 km away, Radda in Chianti 25 km, San Gimignano 55 km, the Etruscan city of Volterra approx. 60 km away, Florence (airport) 84 km, Marina di Grosseto (beaches) 110 km away, Pisa (airport) 135 km, Rome 250 km away.
At guests' disposal (shared with 2 other small apartments that are not described here): fenced-in garden, swimming pool (5 x 13 m – depth from 1 m to 2,2 m - open from 01/05 to 30/09) with beautiful view of Siena on the horizon, outdoor shower (cold water) and covered terrace (18 m2) furnished with table and chairs 60 m away from the apartment. Outdoor space with gravel in front of the apartment. Mountain-bikes (3) and laundry room (free of charge). Telephone and fax available at the farm office. Shared room with computer and Wi-fi internet connection (free of charge). Covered parking within the grounds.
Extra services: Baby bed available upon request (free of charge). Maid service available upon request (€14,- / hour, to be paid on the spot). Wine tastings can be organized upon request. Small pets are permitted.