Montena is an ancient stone-built farmhouse in the heart of the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Siena in the hills of Chianti Classico with spectacular views. It is located at Lucolena a small village 15 minutes' drive from Greve in Chianti, 30 km from Florence. It can accomodate up to 6+2 persons so it is ideal for families or friends who want to spend a relaxing holiday together.
The house is spacious and well equipped.The property has a big private swimming pool for your exclusive use and relaxing garden furniture with corners where you can enjoy nature in peace.
From the top of the hill at 650 m a.s.l. Montena dominates the surrounding countryside, the summer days are mild and the house naturally fresh.
It is a peaceful retreat from the hectic life, the perfect opportunity to experience the relaxed pace of life of rural still typical village of Tuscany today and yet is well positioned as a base from which you can visit the most interesting cities of art in Tuscany and the beautiful Chianti area with its ancient towns of Radda, Gaiole, Castellina
It is the ideal getaway from the stress of everyday life yet it is just a short drive away from famous tourist hotspots.So you only have to choose whether to meditate surrounded by olive groves , enjoy the Tuscan eno-gastronomic delicacies or have good time in the surroundings. The surrounding countryside offers many pleasant walk in the mistero of nature. A car rental is recommended. The garden offers a beautiful view of the valley with its vineyards. Roses, lavender, rosemary frame the house, in typical Tuscan style.The property consists of a house of 300 square meters and 2 hectares of land. Its typical architecture, the original building materials, stone walls, wooden ceilings , a swimming pool for the exclusive use make it a special place in which to stay in complete relax .
Perfect for gatherings with family or friends!
The wide open spaces and amenities make it suitable for groups of friends or families looking for a relaxing holiday with the kids free to play in the garden, interspersed with trips in the medieval villages of the Chianti area. During the summer guests can spend pleasant evenings under the pergola equipped with tables and chairs for outdoor dining by candlelight or sunbathe during the day or read a good book in the sun by the pool.
The barbecue is always ready for fantastic grilled .
During the Autumn you can spend cozy evenings by the large stone fireplace of the friendly lounge reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine. On the ground floor you will find a living and dining area and also a fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the covered patio that offers shelter on hot summer days, perfect for outdoor dining. Outside there is a long table on the porch for summer dinners with friends.
A stone staircase leads to the first floor where there are 4 bedrooms . 3 have en-suite bathroom with shower ,a dressing area and a mezzanine equipped with sofa beds or a bed, providing space for additional people
A further bedroom with two antique iron beds can accomodate 2 people. It is more suitable for two children.
You live the atmosphere of a house of the past and when you enter you will quickly get the impression that he left the city behind. Wooden beams, terracotta floors, windows have shutters and interior arches create picturesque views, natural fabrics such as linen and cotton. Everything testifies love of tradition for all those people who choose to live in harmony with nature . The rooms are furnished with a simple rustic feel, with soft tones to atmospheres of light and heat, two have the bed with canopy. Upstairs bedroom windows are equipped with flyscreens and shutters.
Other amenities include a sauna and hot tub.
The swimming pool is located in a beautiful panoramic position. It measures 14x7 m. It has chlorine purification. The sunbathing area is provided with the comforts to spend pleasant days in the sun.
Near the pool there is a tub with whirpool and heated water to enjoy relaxing moments also in the months when the temperature is cooler. Benches and chairs arranged here and there invite guests to sit and relax.
Note that we live in a small portion of the house with a separate entrance ,will be available for any need or request of the guests to whom during the stay is guaranteed maximum privacy and exclusive use of the pool.
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At Montena live Sura and Krono two Maremma sheepdog , rabbits, one cat wander around the house.
We moved in Chianti looking for a lifestyle in contact with nature where slow the rush of everyday life.
So we met Montena This charming farmhouse from the 900 restored according to the dictates of local tradition with rustic interiors classic Tuscan belonged to a famous Italian artist and filmmaker. Fascinated us know that others had lived here, and we wanted to preserve some pieces of their lives. With its history that refers back in time today is a private country house ideal for a holiday inspired at a slow pace, in the nature
It is a place of peace and a perfect starting point for visiting the main cities of the region Florence Siena Arezzo and enjoy all the beautiful and the good of Tuscany perfect union of nature art culinary excellence
On request possibility to organize cooking classes, dinners, domestic help, wine tours to be paid locally.
We can arrange for you a local chef and you'll have a home made dinner.
Elisa "the cook" will come home and will prepare a full lunch or dinner using fresh,seasonal and local products. She can cook for a single event or even for a full week.
Cooking classes for adults and families are hands-on and are followed by lunch or dinner. You will cook together homemade pasta or an italian meal including appetizer, first course, main course, salad and dessert from the italian tradition, or you will discover the secret for a tasty and healthy way of cooking in vegetarian, vegan,gluten free cooking classes.
New idea and service Pizza tasting and pizza lab a family friendly and fun experience for all ages. In pizza lab you not only enjoy the pizza but you will also learn how to make it.
The atmosphere is informal,family-run,relaxing.
We are hospitable people but also discrete, helping in case of need or in trying to resolve your problems or giving you our advices for your trips, restaurants, everything you need.
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We hope to have the pleasure to meet you.