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Beautiful Country House Il Fienile del Monticino Tuscany Housefarm



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Sleeps 6 1 bedroom farmhouse in Palaia

Delightful house with panoramic views over the Chateau of Palaia and the magnificent parish church in 1200. Private garden, 2 covered sheds for romantic dinners to 'open barbecue. Located in the heart of Tuscany, within easy reach of Pisa, Florence, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra. Ideal to spend a quiet holiday immersed in the green Tuscan countryside on a farm where they are grown olive oil and wine of great quality. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, style, elegance and confidence characterize our offer.

In the countryside, 500 meters from Palaia.

Internet wifi gratis

Personal chef available for dinners and lunches typical Tuscan (optional surcharge)

linen and towels provided, (weekly change)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Speaks English, French, Italian

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Rural idyll

  • 3 of 5

Spent a very nice week here in May. Lovely garden though the weather wasn't quite good enough to take full advantage of it, very quiet and nice 'neighbours' - owners horses! There is a narrow (unpaved) driveway to negotiate and the house sits on a small hillock overlooking the village of Palaia. Relatively easy drive from Pisa airport and very well located to reach major sites in western Tuscany - Volterra, Lucca, San Gimignano, and east to the Chianti hill towns (Radda, Greve, Castellini etc). Florence and Siena also within an hour's drive. We ventured south to Massa Martimma - absolutely charming wee place - and to Piombino where we caught the ferry to Elba. Great days out!

The House itself is relatively well equipped but making tea (and toast!) was a bit of a challenge. I would recommend that the owners invest in a kettle (and maybe a toaster though that's not quite so essential) as boiling water in a pot wasn't exactly safe! The pellet burning stove was very welcome as we had a couple of cold evenings but can't imagine it would be used much in the summer months. It is very efficient!

We didn't eat at the on site restaurant (open Fri-Sun) but judging by how busy it was, it must be good. We ate at the Anticha Farmacia in thr village and had carry out pizza from the al Borgo restaurant opposite the market car park. Both were excellent and good value.

The Owners of Il Fienile are lovely and very helpful. A very pleasant week away - grazie mille!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in a beautiful landscape

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time at the cottage in Palaia. Perfectly located to explore big parts of the Tuscany. The landlords are very friendly and helpful.

The view around the house is amazing especially in the morning.

Thanks again for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests delicious , a special family with a beautiful baby girl . Friendliness , education and sympathy . Perfect hosts !
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Following the good directions we arrived at the property at 20.00hours and were met by the owners by prior arrangement . The property was a well converted barn with all facilities close to the old farmhouse that is now converted into a part time restaurant . We ate there twice and had a typical Tuscany meal. The views were fabulous from the terraces from either side of the house in the evening. We were made very welcome by the family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage with Tuscany flair

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this beautiful cottage with a wonderful view over Tuscany landscape. The restaurant in the neighbours house is a must.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had the pleasure to host Stefan and his family, nice guests. Best regards
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Super Unterkunft-perfekte Lage!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft ist beeindruckend, liebevoll gestaltet, gut ausgestattet und der Ausblick nach Palaia Ort einfach atemberaubend.

Es gibt alles - einen Holzkohlegrill, 2 Terrassen, Fahrräder kostenlos zur Benützung, ein angrenzendes Lokal, welches vom Bruder des Vermieters geführt wird, wo es toskanische Spezialitäten gibt zu moderaten Preisen - sehr lecker.

Einen kleinen Spielplatz daneben, zwei Pferde der Besitzer - die Kleinen durften auch mal eine Runde mitreiten - perfekt für Kinder.(liebe Grüße an die Kleinen und Buona Pasqua an Camilla, Matteo, Eledi und die restlichen Kinder)

Der Empfang durch Angiolo und Simona war sehr freundlich, zur Begrüßung gab es eine Flasche Wein, Nudeln und Wasser, jederzeit nützliche Informationen zu Ausflügen in die Umgebung und aktuellen Veranstaltungen.

Wir werden die Unterkunft in der schönen toskanischen Landschaft mit den sympathischen Vermietern weiterempfehlen und hoffen bald wiederkommen zu können - ist ein echter Geheimtipp!

Liebe Grüße aus Tirol-Österreich von Harald, Martina, Laura und Leonie

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martina and her family were perfect hosts, a hug from Angiolo and Simona. I hope to see you soon
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  • 5 of 5

Super Unterkunft, tolle Lage, nette Vermieter, Leihräder kostenlos, super Restaurant daneben - alles in allem ein super Urlaub zu günstigem Preis in top Lage mit allem was man sich wünscht.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests delicious , a special family with a beautiful baby girl . Friendliness , education and sympathy . Perfect hosts !
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From the Owner

The structure is completely and exclusively reserved to the guests, exclusive garden, 3 usefull free mountain bike (to let to the costumers to explore the countryside and Palaia). Near the structure there are a vegeatable garden, horses, a productive olive grove and you will have the possibility to taste typical dishes in the close housefarm Azienda Agrituristica Gherardini.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa Aeroporto internazionale Galileo Galilei at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Palaia at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castelfalfi at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontedera at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Montopoli at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Azienda Agrituristica Gherardini at 20 Metres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 95 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina di Pisa at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

In the center of Tuscany, ideal point to visit Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, a short distance from the sea and the mountains.

Near the medieval village of Palaia, where there are monuments, churches and all the basic amenities.

A short distance away you can play sports: tennis, swimming, golf, horseback riding, soccer, moutainbike, beautiful walks in the woods with mushrooms and truffles ...


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2016 medium sason
11 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £134

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Small bathroom with shower curtain


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • On the first floor a double bed plus a cot (on request) On the first floor a bunk bed suitable for two children or two adults (1.9 mt) Downstairs 1 sofa bed for two adults


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 3 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Final cleaning is included in the price, the kitchen and the bathroom must be left clean by the guests, if during the final inspection sew and the bathroom are not clean will be deducted from the deposit € 50 The property accepts no responsibility for any problems resulting from use of bicycles which is free

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