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Cosy Chianti Retreat

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House Benincasa
Light-filled bedroom
Moon over Montefioralle
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
Private Room
We offer a very simple, low cost room to rent in our family house as we want everybody to have the possibility of enjoying this lovely corner of Chianti. Our guests can relax outside in the gardens or up in the olive groves, listen to the birdsong, immerse themselves in the gorgeous Chianti countryside and gaze up at the stars at night. The accommodation has its own entrance, separate from the rest of the house, opening onto a lovely terrace that looks out over the garden. The room itself is clean and cosy (that is 'mignon'!) with a large, very comfortable bed. Outside, on the terrace, there is a kitchen area with a small stove and fridge for preparing light meals and a table and chairs for dining 'al fresco'. We also have a barbeque that our guests are welcome to use. We do not prep...We offer a very simple, low cost room to rent in our family house as we want everybody to have the possibility of enjoying this lovely corner of Chianti. Our guests can relax outside in the gardens or up in the olive groves, listen to the birdsong, immerse themselves in the gorgeous Chianti countryside and gaze up at the stars at night. The accommodation has its own entrance, separate from the rest of the house, opening onto a lovely terrace that looks out over the garden. The room itself is clean and cosy (that is 'mignon'!) with a large, very comfortable bed. Outside, on the terrace, there is a kitchen area with a small stove and fridge for preparing light meals and a table and chairs for dining 'al fresco'. We also have a barbeque that our guests are welcome to use. We do not prepare breakfast for our guests as we are out at work, but we provide tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, cereal and fruit for our guests so they can prepare their own. The bathroom is spacious with a bidet and a shower. Towels and soap are provided and a hairdryer is available. Within five minutes walk from our house you reach the village of Montefioralle, one of the most beautiful in Italy, where there are two restaurants and a bar that serves snacks. The celebrated wine town of Greve in Chianti is a fifteen minute walk away through the olive groves. There are endless possibilities for walking in the countryside starting out from our house. I can provide maps and directions. If you are traveling by public transport and need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities for a while, this is a wonderful place to relax as it is close enough to the town to walk to, yet hidden away in the woods, so total tranquility is guaranteed. I am happy to pick guests up from the bus stop in Greve and bring them up to the house. If you are traveling by car PLEASE BEWARE, as with all the most beautiful, hidden places in Chianti our house is reached by a dirt road! We are 2km from the town of Greve and the first 700m are paved but from then on it is a dirt road. This can be very dusty in the summer months and the last 400m stretch is very rough, so you need to take it very slowly and preferably NOT with a low car. ABOUT US - we are an English/Italian family of four elements: Mum, Dad and two teenagers. We also have a very friendly dog, a lot of cats, and all around the house there is a vast selection of wildlife that can be encountered each day - hare, foxes, deer, porcupines, badgers and sometimes wild boar. We're delighted to welcome visitors to share this unique and wonderful place which offers guests a rustic getaway from the hectic tourist trails of Tuscany. We also offer evening meals on request, so please don't hesitate to ask.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
This is an independent section of our house, so please remember to speak quietly later in the evening. Smoking is permitted outside, but not in the room or bathroom.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Julia H
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

From the moment we arrived all the stress & anxiety melted away. The villa is set in the middle of vineyards. The air is clean and the wind carries the sweet smell of rosemary and the sound of birds and the fragrance of all things...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Rusty1011
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Magic place in magic Chianti. Hard to find the way, so you have to follow the directions from the host (when in Tuscany, don't believe google maps). But when you get there you'll experience idyllic atmosphere. The house is in the middle of vineyard. Really...More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank Lena K
Reviewed June 17, 2015

My partner and I had a fantastic stay at Julia and Giovanni's house. The room and bathroom were very comfortable and very clean and it was a perfect base to explore Tuscany. We were provided with coffee and tea, fruit and cereal and Julia was...More

Date of stay: June 2015
4  Thank Jase-and-Stef
Reviewed May 25, 2015

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Julia and Giovanni's. Everything we needed was provided, communication was fantastic and the setting is magical. A very peaceful, tranquil setting. A double bedroom and bathroom, with our own private terrace overlooking the hills and valleys. Just...More

Date of stay: May 2015
4  Thank Rose F
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a wonderfully peaceful location surrounded by vineyard and opposite picture perfect village of Montefioralle . Julia is a very friendly and helpful hostess. The double room is small but comfortable and clean with its own access and terrace .Fridge, kettle , utensils all...More

Date of stay: October 2013
5  Thank richardw_11
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Grill
Central Heating
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Patio
Shared Yard
Staffed Property
Stove
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Water Park Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
We are just above the town of Greve (2km away), surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Next to the house there are woodlands. The village of Montefioralle is a few minutes walk away, and there are some fantastic walking trails around here if you enjoy hiking.
Getting around
In order to fully explore the Chianti region a car is essential as there are no public transport options between villages. There are regular buses between Greve and Florence, but to visit Siena you would need to take the bus to Florence then another one to Siena.
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