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3 bedroom farmhouse in the picturesque Tuscan hills boasting private pool, terrace and garden, sleeps 6

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Farmhouse
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 ...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 patio and outdoor furniture. Laundry room with washing machine for use of the guests. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are allowed on request.
Bathrooms
2 Showers
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About the Owner
Gennaro Liliana C
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2007
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

A superb holiday rental with stunning views over the Tuscan hills. Elisabetta looked after our every need with a well stocked pantry and fresh pastries delivered to order. Great value for money and great facilities. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank DJH89
Wander292826, VR Owner at 3 bedroom farmhouse in the picturesque Tuscan hills boasting private pool, terrace and garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your opinion of our house, it is very important for us. You too have been perfect guests. I hope to stay in touch with you and see you one day at Podere Le Monache. Elisabetta

Reviewed July 10, 2019

A peaceful location and delightful house, typical of the area. We stayed in the 3 bedroomed house and found it clean , spacious with all amenities we required. The pool and garden was kept spotless by a very cheerful gardener. Genaro and family were on...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank JulieW4560
Reviewed June 28, 2019

I would love to give this place 5 stars, but as it is I've departed from my self-imposed rule of giving an accomodation 1 star if it doesn't have operating smoke detectors, that's how much I enjoyed our stay here. Given all the money the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank dskid
Reviewed October 20, 2018

A quiet self serviced converted farmhouse in the quaint and friendly village of Iano. Enjoy delicious plain or chocolate croissants from the small market just steps away. Also a lovely restaurant across the road with delicious pasta and local flavors. Cinzia, the manager is a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Doug G
Reviewed September 30, 2018

A really lovely place to stay for visiting San Gimignano/Volterra/Siena etc but also just to relax and take days out from sightseeing! Very quiet and exceptionally well-kept gardens and grounds with the most amazing views from the terrace adjoining the apartment. Cinzia is most attentive,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank annettehall08
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We had an incredible time at Podere Monache. It exceeded all expectations in every way-- such a beautiful place!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Daydream761118
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The view from the porch (or anywhere on the property was stunning. The grounds, grapevine arbor, rose garden, lawns, fish pond--everything--was so well cared for. There is a sense of being isolated but in 30 seconds you can be in the town enjoying the local...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Michael S
Cinzia C, VR Owner at 3 bedroom farmhouse in the picturesque Tuscan hills boasting private pool, terrace and garden, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Ciao Michael, thank you very much for this such beautiful words, you are very kind. Has been a very pleasure to have you , Patricia and your 3 eighteen years old as guests!!! All the best, Cinzia

Reviewed November 4, 2017

Great location - in middle of village - one grocer, two restaurants and a church. So quiet and peaceful. What I liked - pool, veranda (come balcony), sculptures, location (walk across road to restaurants), said restaurants and quietness. Cinzia was very helpful and responsive. She...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Susan B
Reviewed October 17, 2017

This villa in the small Tuscan hamlet of Iano, was perfectly located for our day trips to all the towns we wanted to see. Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano,Siena, and others are all easy driving distance. Our host Cinzia was fantastic and helped us out arranging...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Robert Eugene Y
Reviewed August 29, 2017

This villa perfectly blends a remote Tuscan hillside location with all the conveniences of a small town. Situated approximately 25 minutes from the nearest point of interest, the village of Iano has a full-service grocery shop (small, but well stocked) and two fantastic Tuscan restaurants...More

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank WHTFDMOM
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Children's Pool
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
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 and has 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 cultural and historical heart of Tuscany.
Getting around
The proximity to the major cultural and historical cities such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca as well the small medieval towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra, San Miniato and Certaldo will allow you to enrich your stay. More, nearby the property we can arrange wine tasting, cooking lesson, horseback riding, play golf, tennis, bike tour or enjoy the open air with footpaths that starts from the property.
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