Independent cottage part of the property "Il Colombaio", in the heart of Tuscany
- English, Italian
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Very pleasant property with lovely outlook
A very pleasant property with some lovely views across the Tuscan countryside. It is well detached and has the bonus of a really good swimming pool. The property is a reasonable size with enough space for two with sufficient facilities and supplies. Marina was helpful throughout and available if we needed any help. A pleasant walk down the hill into the town is always worth a go (bu avoid the midday heat!) and also up the hill to an old village.
Comfortable small dwelling in a lovely location
Lovely setting, property and surroundings immaculately maintained and whilst the accommodation was compact it was comfortable and clean.
We would have liked more kitchen equipment, an oven rather than a dishwasher, a television or dvd player. Some guidance on where to go and what to see in the area from the owner would have been useful.
It was a great location, quiet, peaceful and we appreciated the privacy.
There were restrictions placed on electricity usage and internet usage but in fact we didn't go over the allowance. However with no other form of entertainment in the house, the internet is really needed.
many thanks for your useful review. Unfortunately we can not do anything to improve the internet connection: this is all that the phone Companies provide in rural areas, and it is the same connection we use (and we live here!). Anyway, this as well as other important information / limitations are clearly displayed on our web page, so that guests can learn about them before booking, and decide accordingly. I'm sorry you did not find everything you needed and, thanks to your suggestion, we have now equipped the apartment with a small electric oven. The TV has not proved to be a very popular option in the past, as well as the DVD player: for this reason they are not present in the apartment but, if some guest requests, we provide them. Above all I regret that you did not ask us for advice on what to see and where to go: we love to talk about our beautiful region and to give information and suggestions, when we are asked. We welcome many guests and, of course, everyone has different expectations: we can't know what you are interested in, for this reason we are always available but don't want to be intrusive, so ... ask us!
Thank-you and hope we shall meet again!
Wonderful stay at beautiful property
Two of us stayed in the Il Fienile for a couple of nights during a brief trip through Tuscany. We wished we could have stayed the whole week (and next time we will!) It is a beautiful property in the hills and the town is a close drive if you need to pick up provisions or a quick pastry or cappuccino before heading out for the day. The area is fun to drive through (if you are not shy of curve hugging roads) and is very lush and scenic. The property is a good location to stay if you plan to visit neighboring Tuscan hill towns. Could not recommend enough.
Very well maintained. Romantic!
Beautiful cottage, magnificent view and fresh air. Lovely pool! Excellent restaurants and hospitality of the owner Marina.
Quaint Tuscan hospitality
We loved Il Fienile, it was everything we expected in a Tuscan holiday home! The grounds are well kept, the home itself was very welcoming and comfortable. We loved the location in the Tuscan hills, yet close proximity to a small village with a market and choices of restaurants. It was also within 10-15 minutes from a train station with easy access to Florence and Rome. Marina was attentive to all of our needs, and even folded our load of laundry--we certainly did not expect that! I would recommend this home to anyone looking for great Tuscan travels, it is a relaxing and hospitable place!
What a lovely placed! My husband and I stayed for week at Il Fienile, and would have happily stayed many more. The farmhouse itself is perfect, very quiet and quaint. The property itself is a delight with lovely grounds and great views. The pool area is lovely to laze by and read a book and lovely and refreshing for a dip from time to time to cool down. Marina is a gracious and lovely host.
"Il Colombaio" is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, an area of 40 km away. The property lies on the hill that descends from Montaio to Cavriglia; Montaio is an ancient hamlet, where you can enjoy the panorama of the entire valley. Although Il Colombaio is located in the open country, it is only 1.5 km far from Cavriglia, 20 minutes walking. In Cavriglia you find coffee bars, restaurants, food shops, laundromat, bank and chemist.
Both the towns of Montevarchi and San Giovanni Valdarno are only 8 km away: here are railway stations and stores, shops and services, including the open-air market.
The easy access to the motorway A1 / E 35 Milan-Florence-Rome (the Valdarno exit is only at 13 km) allows you to reach numerous interesting spots within a short time, both in Tuscany and Umbria, while a few kilometers south of Cavriglia you enter the suggestive territory of the Crete Senesi.
The point of reference for cycling enthusiasts is "Tuscany Bicycle" in Gaiole in Chianti, 12 km away, where you can rent both modern and vintage bicycles.