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Architecturally stunning, historic country house in idyllic Chianti.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 320 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Near Florence & Siena, Sleeps 6+2, Glorious Hill Views.

Architecturally stunning house, protected by the Italian Ministry for Culture for its historic and cultural significance, sleeps 8.

Set in the idyllic Chianti countryside between Florence (c.26km) and Siena (c.40km). The pretty market town of Greve-in-Chianti, with a wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants, is just 3km away.

A former chapel, with medieval origins, and attached stone farmhouse, have recently been converted by a leading Italian architect and featured in Architectural Digest magazine. They sit at the heart of a tiny and ancient fortified hamlet, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, woodland and open fields. The house enjoys serene vistas all around, stretching to the Apuan Alps 70 miles away. Leonardo da Vinci was inspired by the scenery here in his landscape painting.

The house is far more than just a rental property: it is a home, lovingly decorated by skilled Italian fresco artists, furnished with a stylish mix of antique and contemporary pieces collected from our travels all over the world. There are hand-painted Italian ceramics, hand-made glass, local wood and wicker work, the latest in Italian design bathrooms - beautiful objects that reflect a life well lived. The rooms are filled with flowers, fragrant soaps, books, CDs, sheet music, board games, films...and other simple pleasures to reflect 'la dolce vita'. There is an 1885 Bluthner grand piano in the main sitting room.

The cultural sites of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montepulciano, Greve and the Chianti hill towns, medieval castles and wine estates are all nearby.

There are lovely outdoor swimming pools at Greve & seven interconnected pools at Quercegrossa.

Around the house are beautiful and extensive walking trails.

The area is very popular with cyclists and many itineraries are available.

Chianti is known for its outstanding wines and fine local cuisine.

House: 330sq.metres (total), on 2 main levels plus taverna.

Ground floor:

Impressive main sitting room in former church, leads to lovely covered loggia outside;

1 study-bedroom with double sofa-bed; shower room/toilet;

Second lounge/dining room (with table for 6), double doors to courtyard garden;

Farmhouse kitchen with large open fireplace, dishwasher, microwave;

Utility room (washing machine, dryer); guest toilet;

Lower ground:

Large taverna, with wine racks and dining table for 8;

First floor:

2 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room,

1 twin bedroom; guest bathroom (with shower).

Outside:

In addition to the courtyard garden, there is a covered loggia for sitting outside, and a few minutes walk around vineyards takes you to the property’s field with fruit frees (suitable for ball games, etc.) and hillside woodland.

More Details

Owner
Convertoie Bookings
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About Convertoie Bookings

The owner speaks English, Italian, some French, and has lived in Italy for many years.

Convertoie Bookings purchased this house in 2011

Why Convertoie Bookings chose Florence Area

The extensive views here (reaching to the Apuan Alps 70km away) inspired Leonardo da Vinci's landscapes. The setting is idyllic and timeless, the light ever-changing, each season with its magic. The house, being a former church and canonic with medieval origins, is architecturally stunning and historic, yet with all mod cons. The place combines utter peace and tranquillity with easy access to some of the greatest cultural sites in the world.

What makes this house unique

Views and idyllic Chianti landscape, architectural features, stylish and high-quality decor, some of the best wines in Europe and great Tuscan food a stone's throw a way. Florence, Siena, art, history... What's not to like?

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property of the villa was breathtaking. Situated amongst typical Tuscan scenery in a historically significant location, Le Convertoie was a pleasure to stay at. We had a wonderful time waking up to the early calls of the roosters and finishing each day sipping the local wine! The location was splendid, for any Tuscan destination was short car ride away. Greve-in-Chianti, was also nearby and provided a great home base for travel. Kate was an amazing host and made sure that we were most comfortable with her house! Our stay here was unforgettable and hopefully we can return soon!
Apr 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greve in Chianti in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st floor hall
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Ground floor (adjacent to study-bedroom)
  • Stylish, modern, Italian-design shower rooms in travertine marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Study-Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Study-bedroom
  • 6 guests in 3 double or twin bedrooms, plus 2 on double sofa-bed in study-bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Golf, horse riding, hiking, wine-tasting & wine tours, cooking lessons, art lessons etc. all available on request.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Clearwater, Florida
5

Beautiful beyond words!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot even begin to describe our experience at this amazing home, both with the property itself and the owner, Kate. Pictures do not do it justice. It is warm and welcoming from the minute you open the door. After a long day of travel and an unfortunate accident it was like coming home! Kate was there to greet us along with an amazing home cooked meal by Anna (do yourself a favor and take advantage of this extra treat!). The property is beautifully decorated and kept, and each room brings a new treat to enjoy. We had more than enough room for the 8 of us to spread out and relax. We loved winding down in the peacefulness of the chapel every evening! There is also plenty of room outside to roam and explore. The neighbors are as welcoming as Kate and their dogs give a sweet greeting! (Be sure to enjoy some of their wine and olive oil!).

Kate went above and beyond as a hostess in helping us deal with the police and rental car company regarding the accident. She took time, and patience, to assure that we were able to enjoy our time without having to stress about what was happening and we can't thank her enough for that. Her suggestions for places to visit and how to get there added to our trip greatly! She is a lovely soul and we are fortunate to not only have been able to enjoy her beautiful home but to know her as well!

We will return to enjoy this amazing find again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather, Glenn and family, Thank you so very much for you more-than-generous words. Really, it was the least I could do. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed the house as much as we do, and I very much hope you'll be back again soon. The best things are the little places close-by, so now that you've done all the big sights, next time you can enjoy the hidden treasures in the Chianti hills --- and some glorious walking, so you don't even need the car! Our very warmest wishes to you all, Kate & Francesco
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5

Absolutely Magnificent

  • 5 of 5

The villa is, indeed, stunning. It has history, it has been carefully restored, is beautifully decorated and well equipped. Our family of 5 adults stayed at here for a week and we wished we had booked it for 2 weeks - or more! It was an ideal location for day trips to Pisa, Florence, San Gimigano, Volterra, Sienna, Cortona and more. You will need a car to get around but travel is easy and with our GPS we had no problems. There are plenty of excellent wineries to visit and the entire area has some very excellent restaurants. Kate (owner) provided many wonderful suggestions for where to eat, what to do and so on. But you will want to plan to eat at the villa also - you can cook yourself or hire someone to either cook for you or do a cooking class at the villa. The scenery is everything beautiful you have ever pictured of Tuscany. It was so perfect to wake up to the scene out our bedroom window. I can't say enough about how beautifully restored the church (now living room) is. The villa is spacious and has all the amenities (well, no pool, but we were there in October and didn't care). Be sure to sample the wine made on the estate and sample the olive oil. Have Marco how you where and how he makes the wine. Truly and exceptional place. Our thanks to Kate for helping to make our visit go smoothly. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and family, We were very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at Le Convertoie; thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your review, which we greatly appreciate. Next time, do please come for longer --- the best things are the little secrets and hidden corners of Tuscany, for which you need more time! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards from Italy, Kate & Francesco
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5

Italian Idyll in an exceptional place

  • 5 of 5

Four long term friends sought an exceptional experience in the Italian countryside -- but didn't want to be too far from Florence or Siena. Le Conventoie was the perfect location, and the house itself proved to be the best mix of charm, comfort and the ability to be as private or as social as the two couples chose. Pictures only hint at the beauty and quality of the renovation, and don't do justice to the exquisite terrain that surrounds the place (great for hiking). The bed and bathrooms were immaculate and well appointed, and everything was in perfect working order. The kitchen was a welcome gathering place at the end of the day, where wine and ingredients were swapped over many laughs (on the days we didn't indulge at fabulous restaurants either in Greve or on our day trips). The ownership is so professional and so good at communication that nothing felt left to chance -- important in a country where our command of the language was pretty rudimentary (but improved after some of aforementioned vino). In short, the trip felt too short, the departure was bittersweet, but the anticipation of our next visit will sustain us over a long cold winter in New York. We cannot say enough how heartily we can recommend Le Conventoie and the charming town of Greve in Chianti.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

I and a group of 4 friends stayed at La Convertoie for two weeks in July and I could,not have been happier. The property was stunning -- we all had a few moments when we shook ourselves and wondered if we were really sitting in a centuries old church... It really was such a beautiful property, and the inside of the house is so beautifully and carefully appointed. We spent many mornings and evenings sitting outside.

Kate was such an accommodating and helpful host. We did so many of the trips and activities she recommended, and were so pleased with our time spent. She was so quick to help out whenever I had questions or problems. Thanks too, to Marco and Emilia, who gave us some lettuce from the garden and home made tomato sauce when we missed the closing of the coop in Greve!

Overall, a fantastic visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to read your review and to know that you all enjoyed your stay! Our sincere thanks for taking such great care of the house and also for all the delicious food you left us which has been enormously appreciated by me and the family. We will stock the fridge for your next visit! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. Love from Italy! Kate & Francesco (and fond farewell from Marco & Emelia)
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5

Blissful week at Le Convertoie

  • 5 of 5

I was recently priviledged to stay at Le Convertoie for a week. Kate was a wonderful host who responded quickly to our booking request and provided useful local information and maps as well as showing us around the property on arrival. The photos do not lie, Le Convertoie is spacious and well appointed. The kitchen has all the impliments you could need for cooking and entertaining. The property even has its own Chapel/ music room.

We were two couples and there was more space than we needed. As the weather was warm we had the choice of dining on the back terrace or front verandah, both with excellent views.

A car is essential to get to the property and to tour the area. There are plenty of interesting hilltop villages in the surrounding hills and Kate's recommendations in restaurants were spot on.

Loved the week. Did I mention the fantastic Chianti Classico wine produced by the neighboring farmer and the fireflys in the surrounding woods.

We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay! It really was a pleasure to meet you all and I do hope you'll return for another convivial reunion very soon. Chianti and fireflies await... Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review! All our best, Kate & Francesco
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5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home far surpassed anything we could have imagined. It was absolutely gorgeous! We stayed there for six nights, and wished we could have stayed longer. Kate, the owner, was incredibly helpful as we planned our vacation. She answered all of our questions immediately, and gave us many great ideas of things to do and places to go. One of the highlights was the cooking lesson by Gaia and Maria that was held inside the kitchen of the home. Kate also made dinner reservations for the first night of our arrival in the cute town of Greve. The pictures on the website of the home made it look beautiful, but they just did not do it justice. Obviously the beauty and charm of the home can only really be enjoyed in person. We will definitely be back some day!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Warmest thanks for your very kind review. We were really delighted to read that you were happy at Le Convertoie and very much look forward to your next visit! Our best regards to you and your family, Kate & Francesco
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Location

Castellina In Chianti
Badia a Coltibuono
Borgo di Badia a Passignano
Siena
San Gimignano
Florence
Castello di Meleto
Monteriggioni
Abbazia di San Galgano
Vignamaggio
Fattoria Castello Di Brolio
Montalcino
Lucca
Certaldo

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£809
for 6 nights
£930
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
£869
for 6 nights
£1,000
 
 
Late Spring
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 7 nights
£1,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 7 nights
£1,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 24 Feb 2018
6 night minimum stay
£809
for 6 nights
£930
 
 
Spring 18
28 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
Late Spring
27 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,280
for 7 nights
£1,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£851
for 6 nights
£980
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

SUPPLEMENT for groups of more than FIVE people: £70 sterling per person per week.
A Security Deposit (€ 300 or £250 sterling) is payable in cash on arrival, returned to you if no damages .
NOTE: The booking deposit (£250) is not refundable. Rate includes WiFi, bedlinen / towels, electricity, hot water.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES:
PLEASE NOTE: 10% HomeAway commission on total booking fee if you book through the HomeAway Online Booking system.
There is NO commission if you book direct through the owner via email (when you will be given various payment options including Paypal, bank transfer or payment on arrival).
Final cleaning: 80 euro payable on arrival.
Central heating (gas), if required (metered & charged per usage)
Additional cleaning is available on request.

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