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Characteristic and charming old farmhouse in the hills of Chianti - Il Colombaio

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Cavriglia - il Colombaio

Independent stone cottages for 2 people, private garden, pool

Nestled in the hills that extend from the Chianti towards the Arno river valley, on the border between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, lies Il Colombaio, a characteristic and charming old farmhouse surrounded by silvery-green olive groves.

The property is composed of three buildings: the farmhouse, the hayloft and the stable.

The farmhouse is partly inhabited by Andrea and Marina; it has an independent apartment on the ground floor, while the hayloft and the stable have been trasformed into two small houses. The buildings are surrounded by an olive grove and an extensive lawn where the swimming pool is located, in an isolated and panoramic position.

Il Colombaio offers you the chance to enjoy the everyday pleasures of life in Tuscany, the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and its authentic rhythms, as well as being the ideal starting point for exploring this region.

Whether you want to visit the popular sights in Tuscany, or to hike or bike amidst the hills of Chianti and the Crete Senesi, at the end of a busy day you can find the warm feeling of coming home and relax.

Each apartment is independent and has a private garden, equipped with table, chairs and sun chairs. Because your privacy is our priority, and we want you to feel right at your own home.

Il Colombaio is the ideal place for those who love ciclying: Andrea is an amateur cyclist, he knows all the routes in this part of Tuscany, and is always willing to provide help and suggestions and, on request, guided tours.

The famous vintage cycling event “L’Eroica” takes place in Gaiole in Chianti, just 12 km from here, the first weekend of October, during the traditional grape harvest.

About INTERNET - Please be advised that here, as well as in most of the Italian rural areas, the Internet connection may be slower than expected, and the data allowance is limited. This means that you can use Internet for browsing, e-mailing, voice calling, but you'll have to give up live streaming, up/downloading large files, online gaming and video calling. If these activities are your priority, we suggest you to search for an accommodation that ensures a reliable and unlimited connection (cities and towns are generally better served than rural locations).

Please understand that the quality of the internet connection does not depend on us: we share with our guests the same service that the Companies give us. As always happens, rural areas are left behind by technological advancements but, on the other hand, it is precisely this "slow time" that makes the Tuscan countryside so appealing as a holiday destination.

You can find more info on our web site: www.il-colombaio.it

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Il Colombaio, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The apartment is situated on the ground floor of the farmhouse and has independent entrance from the courtyard. Inside: large living/dining room with kitchen corner, 1 room with a double bed (160x190 cm), 1 room with two single beds (80x190 cm) which can be joined together, bathroom with shower box. The living room has direct access to the private garden at the rear, equipped with table, chairs and sun chairs. The furniture is comfortable with some antique pieces. All the windows are protected with screens (mosquito nets). Independent central heating. Wi-Fi. The kitchen is provided with a 4 ring stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, fridge with freezer. Washing machine available upon request, at the cost of 5 Euro each wash.

Please be advised that heating is included in the rental price up to a consumption of 2 units per day (example:. one week stay: 2 units x 7 nights = 14 units). Over this amount, heating is to be paid according to the consumption.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

About Us

Marina Sartori
Il Colombaio
Il Colombaio di Marina Sartori , Loc. Colombaio 278
52022 Cavriglia
Arezzo, 155420
VAT Reg NoVAT 02011270515

Owner
Marina
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2016
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About Marina

We are a family of 3: Andrea, Marina and our daughter.

Marina purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Marina chose Montevarchi area

We think this is an ideal place to live. Cavriglia is surrounded by the most beautiful places in Tuscany: Chianti, Crete Senesi, the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, just to mention the closest ones; at the same time Cavriglia is an “authentic” village, because it is only lightly touched by the tourist routes.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our property combines privacy and comfort, the typical atmosphere of the old Tuscan farmhouses and the quality of being at hand. We are always happy to welcome guests who choose to stay in our region and help them, if they want, get the most from their holiday. Many travelers don’t venture outside the major destinations. For this reason, they sometimes go back home thinking that Tuscany is a mostly touristy destination with lots of tourists everywhere. Quite to the contrary. If you are ready to venture off the beaten path and see more than what you find in guidebooks, you will go home with a completely different image of this amazing region, certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An absolutely fabulous find! What would we do without Holiday Rentals? We had a lovely week enjoying the peaceful, beautiful location. Il Fienile is a great little place full of rustic charm: every thing we needed to relax. Thanks to Marina for being a great host. Will certainly recommend this to friends and look forward to returning (Kev and Dawn,UK).

While we have been to Italy before, this was our first visit to Tuscany. We felt as if we were at our own private villa: the combination of daily sunny skies, the wine and food, the many excursions and coming “home” to il Colombaio these past two weeks have made this our “best vacation ever”. You can be certain that we will return (Ralph and Maggie, Canada).

It would be difficult to imagine a better centre for exploring the beautiful Tuscan scenery. Add to that the charm of the house and Marina’s and Andrea’s welcome and you have an ideal holiday location. (Andrew and Carol, France).
Nov 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Il Colombaio
average rating of 4.870968 based on 32 reviews
Mulmur Ontario Canada
4

Great choice.

  • 4 of 5

The il colombaie spot was a quaint authentic building in a beautiful area around Tuscany. Our spot was clean and a perfect size for 3 or 4 people. The pool is a wonderful addition and the town of Cavriglia is very close and has all you need.

Marina was very accommodating to many changes in our schedule. She was helpful and also let us feel very private. The house has all you need but recommend to bring essentials like shampoo, dish soap etc if you are coming for a longer stay.

We were very happy there and would recommend and return to this spot again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Charming and delightful

  • 5 of 5

We had a most fabulous time at the farmhouse for 9 days. The views are amazing and you can take advantage of walking around there. If up to it, you can walk down to Cavriglia (the little town down the hill). Montevarchi, the nearest town is quite nice for shopping for food. We walked up the hill to the old church above and were surprised to see the little zoo with peacocks!!! The location is so central...Arezzo is the capital of old towns and within a 45 min drive, you can visit dozens of medieval towns. Of course, Siena and Florence are a must. We went down to the lake which was also very nice. The wine, the food and the vistas were all breathtaking. We miss it already. And thanks Marina for your kind hospitality. We will definitely be there again. Cheers, Daisy and Peter

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Charming

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and hope to go back. It's in an absolutely beautiful, peaceful location, surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, quaint villages, ancient ruins, and all of the delightful things you might imagine about Tuscany. The stone cottage in which we stayed was homey, comfortable, and clean. The owners live on the property and were kind and helpful about providing directions and recommendations, and Marina spoke very good English. I especially enjoyed that the owners' two cats came to visit me daily and sat outside with me. There are many nearby villages and we had delightful times driving around and exploring them. It's also a wonderful place for taking walks through the countryside, into the nearby village, or up the road to the Roman ruins. We highly recommend it. The photos on the website accurately depict the place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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4

An enjoyable stay at the il Columbaio cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing 4 days stay at the cottage. The location is great, though a car is definitely necessary. The nearby village of Cavriglia has a small but well equipped supermarket and a few restaurants (we dined at il Cenacolo and found the food to be of excellent quality and great value for money). The chianti wine region is practically on the doorstep and there are many possibilities for tasting sessions. All in all a great place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
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St Neots, Cambridgeshire
5

Il Colombaio in August 2011 with young children

  • 5 of 5

We have just stayed at Il Colombaio for 2 weeks in the height of the summer, and we indeed had very hot temperatures especially at night (34 degrees). It was a great gateaway from our British summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. We drove all the way from England and made our journey part of the adventure. Once arrived at Il Colombaio, a little heaven amidst the Chianti hills, we knew we had arrived at a very cosy place. The apartment has all the basic requirements (lack of microwave or toaster but not essential for our stay).

We visited Siena, Arezzo, Florence, Cortona and the Chianti villages around but made the most of the swimming pool too! Be aware of the mosquitoes and come prepared with lots of repellent of all sorts.

We will consider coming back to Il Colombaio one day hopefully!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
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Den Haag, The Netherlands
5

House in the hills

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse we stayed in was beautifully renovated and comfortable. The location in a rural setting on a hilltop in Tuscany is excellent. The swimming pool was also very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Cavriglia
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Montevarchi
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
A1/E35 Valdarno
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Cavriglia
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: necessary

Il Colombaio is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the historic heart of Tuscany, equally distant from the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo which are approximately 40 km away. The property lies on the side of 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 every kind of shops, stores and services, including the open-air market every Thursday morning, in Montevarchi, and every Saturday morning in San Giovanni.

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 few kilometers south of Cavriglia you enter the suggestive territory of the Crete Senesi.

The point of reference for all cycling enthusiasts is "Tuscany Bicycle" in Gaiole in Chianti, 12 km away, where you can rent both modern and vintage bicycles.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Cavriglia, Montevarchi area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low season
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£194
for 2 nights
From
£76
£531
£1,743
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
medium season
6 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£93
£640
£2,120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
high season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£447
for 4 nights
From
£101
£694
£2,309
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
medium season
2 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£93
£640
£2,120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
2 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£194
for 2 nights
From
£76
£531
£1,743
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £84
Pet Fee £4
initial & final cleaning £42
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

The rental price includes: hot and cold water, electricity, gas for cooking, bed and bath linens (changed weekly. Bath linens are for internal use only; the towels for the swimming pool are provided on request), initial and final cleaning, heating up to an average consumption of 2 units per day (e.g. one week stay: 2 units x 7 nights = 14 units).

The rental price does not include: heating over the consumption of 2 units per day (if used, to be paid according to the consumption), use of the washing machine (5 Euro each wash), tourist tax.

Refundable security deposit: 100 Euro.

Small pets are accepted, only with prior approval. 5 Euro/day per pet fee applies.

The Town of Cavriglia applies a tourist tax to non-residents overnight staying, for a maximum of 5 consecutive nights. The tax rate is 1 Euro per person per night, excluding children under 12. Upon arrival, the guests of any accommodation facility have to pay the tax to the accommodation facility manager, that collects the tax on behalf of the local authority.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cavriglia in Arezzo Area

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , i letti possono essere uniti
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Smoking is not allowed inside the apartment. Children are welcome so long as they respect the peace and quiet of the other guests: loud games and ball games are not allowed. Small pets are accepted, only with prior approval. 5 Euro/day per pet fee applies.

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