3 bedroom apartment to sleep 6, 1 independent sitting room with double sofa bed
Il Fienile di Colletalli is an ancient barn restored and converted into the most beautiful and unique spa resort; the barn perfectly combines rural simplicity, functionality and all modern comforts. It sits on a peaceful hill surrounded by the stunning, wild nature of the Colline Metallifere, one of the most beautiful unknown, authentic and unpretentious parts of Tuscany. The area offers plenty of outdoors activities, great food and wine and being Il Fienile less than an hour motoring away from fascinating Italian art cities such as Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, Volterra, cultural curiosity can easily be satisfied. There are 3 bedrooms and in the fourth room there is a double sofa-bed, in all the four rooms there is a private entrance and private bathroom; a large living room, a private and exclusive beauty farm, a terrace, a garden, a pool; The barn offers many choices: a spa holiday, a romantic honeymoon, a journey into wine and gastronomy, art, revitalizing vacation.
Distances: The barn is only 5 minutes drive from Radicondoli, a perfectly preserved Medieval town surrounded by its original walls where you can get your daily shopping done, go out for a lovely meal and a lot more.
Siena 20km, San Gimignano: 35km, Chianti 30km, Florence: 65km, Pienza, Montepulciano, Val d'Orcia 60km, Volterra 50km, Arezzo 65km, Pisa: 50km, Follonica (the beach) 50km, San Galgano 15km, Airports: Florence 70km, Pisa 100km, Rome 150km, Bologna 100km.
Further details: In the village there are 3 trattorias, 3 groceries, a butcher, a chemist, a doctor, a bank, 3 bars, a free internet point, a hairdresser, a post-office, three churches, a physiotherapist, a tennis court and a soccer field.
Local activities: cycling, mountain biking, tennis, walking, hiking, fishing, swimming, horse riding, thermal water.
Booking notes: In order to secure a booking we request a 40% of deposit.
Check in time after 3 pm. Check out time by 10am.
The pool normally is open from May to the end of September.
Cancellation terms: 6 months ahead.
Top Traveller Review
Wonderful, memorable stay in the heart of Tuscany
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the manager
My husband, mother, mother in law and 5 month old baby spent 6 nights in this devine location! Radicondoli quickly became our favourite place in Italy! The farm is absolutely gorgeous. Its quite modern with all its features but retains that true Tuscan feel. Located in a very quiet area of Tuscany nothing feels touristy, yet you are pretty much within 1 hour drive of everything. We went to Florence and San Gimiango for the day without a problem. Radicondoli has all the amenties you need and the best pizza. Our host Luca was simply amazing. He popped in a few times and once with his wife and daughter and we had a fantastic chat. He was so kind and full of great advice. The property was huge and had more than enough room. The fact that we all had one bathroom each was a massive plus. The house had every possible thing you needed and more! We spent many a day near the pool drinking wine and the night by the roaring fire. The highlight though was the private dinner cooked by Emiliano, a chef from a nearby town. Not only the best meal i've ever had but such an entertaining night as well. Thanks Emiliano it was awesome to meet you. We already have plans to return to Tuscany and i will definately be going back to Radicondoli!
4.9 based on 9 holidaymaker reviews
Wonderful, memorable stay in the heart of Tuscany
We loved our stay at Colletalli, and the property provided an ideal base to explore all of the various regions of Tuscany. The house was exactly as described and located in the Tuscan countryside down a long gravel road just outside of the small, charming town of Radicondoli. Since it is in the countryside, we encountered numerous "nature" visitors including deer, a herd of sheep (and their watchful, but friendly sheepdog), and other various insects, etc. The house was far larger than imagined, and could easily host an entire family. Luca (the owner) met us at the house and showed us around, and took the time to walk us through a map of the surrounding area and recommendations for things to do / places to eat. He even surprised us with a bottle of prosecco and a delicious cake baked by his wife as we were celebrating our anniversary. We took advantage of the kitchen and arranged to have a private chef come and prepare dinner, and spent many of our afternoons and evenings relaxing in the stunning and tranquil setting. The house also had a sauna and steam-shower that added to the spa-like atmosphere. Radicondoli was a 10 minute drive up a winding hill from the house, and had 3 restaurant options and a small market for groceries. Other, larger towns were also within 20-30 minutes drive from the house, with Siena about 50 minutes drive. It was a perfect and relaxing weeks-long stay at Il Fienile di Colletalli, and we can't wait to visit again.
Cozy and serene getaway
We arrived at Il Fienile di Colletalli with our three children after several days in hot, touristy, bustling Florence. We stayed for an amazing week before heading down to Rome. Dine under the shady trellis on delicious local produce sourced from the farmer's market in Colle di Val d'Elsa. In the morning, sip cafe au lait on the terrace overlooking distant Tuscan views - look carefully and you may see a wild boar traversing the field! In the afternoons, sip a crisp San Gimignano Vernaccia while lounging in the shade, while your children (if you brought them!) splash in the sparkling pool. Although the house is somewhat removed from the larger towns in the area, we felt this was an advantage. We made day trips to Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena and Casole d'Elsa easily and still felt complete relaxation and solitude upon coming back to our farmhouse. The drives in the area afford beautiful long views to hill towns and we thoroughly enjoyed the driving. Large grocery stores are a bit of a distance but with a little foresight this shouldn't be a problem. We made rigatoni alla gricia, spaghetti carbonara, tomato bruschetta, salads - many beautiful, easy, delicious meals with only a little bit of planning. I recommend visiting the local farmer's markets - the one in Colle di Val d'Elsa was wonderful - we ate warm porchetta sandwiches with salsa verde as we wandered. The house was cool, comfortable and very well maintained. The renovation is recent and handsome. We were greeted on our arrival by the owner with a few bottles of excellent local wine and a lovely homemade cake! A very nice personal touch - cake with coffee at breakfast! A little paradise.
If your looking for old this is not the place. It was recently built from the ground up on the place of the old barn. The style is true to Tuscany and does have some of the old barn in its structure. The home is very clean, the pool cold but lovely and the view fantastic. A good home for 8, only if not all couples. 2 of the bedrooms are more for children than adults. The beds are really futon mattresses and extremely uncomfortable for sleep. The owners are nice people and the town nearby is lovely. Word of warning for Ameticans, while there is a washing machine it's European so plan on 2-3 hours for a wash of 5-6 items. And if it's raining it'll take at least 24 hours for the load to dry. One other issue, Door access is a problem. Each door has its own key and these are not interchangeable. Primary entry is 1 up by kitchen and 1 down. Which if you have the lower level key and groceries you will be taking them through house and up a flight of stairs. Also if it's hot the AC struggles cooling the bedrooms as they are only in the living area. Also be prepared, this is country living. A very small limited market is in town but a large market will only be found 25k away.
Dreamhouse with pool and great view
We had a fantastic week in this wonderful
house. The property is fantastic with a nice pool, beautiful garden and great views over the Tuscan hills. The cute little town of Radicondoli is a short drive (or long walk) away. You can get everything you need there and there a few good restaurants, too.
The highlight of our stay was private chef Emiliano. He cooked a wonderful 4 course dinner for us twice - best food we had in our week in Tuscany.
We plan to return!
A beautiful tranquil situation but not far by car from the main Tuscan points of interest. Stayed one week in July 2014, two parents and five young adults. Everyone loved the place, pool, sauna, steam bath, WIFI and high quality of building were much appreciated. Nearby village provides good food shopping and restaurants. Warm welcome. Much recommended.
My husband, myself and two boys (aged 10 and 6) just returned from a three week stay at Il Fienile Di Colletalli. We had a fantastic time.
If you love tranquility this is the place for you! The property is nestled in a valley with a view of an abandoned castle you can hike to. In fact, there are several picturesque hikes outside your door to experience. The garden is full of flowers, birds and butterflies. Every morning sheep walked by our bedroom window with their bells gently tinkling. During our visit we saw deer, foxes and wild boar!
The house is only a 45 min. drive to all the great towns of Tuscany -- Sienna, Volterra, San Gimignano, Florence, etc. The landscape is simply breathtaking. Everywhere you look a postcard. The nearby town is the best part. The locals are so unbelievably warm and welcoming. They will all earn a special place in your heart.
Lucca, our host was most helpful and kind. In the middle of our visit, good friends visited us from England for a reunion. One of our friends had a birthday during his ten day stay with us. When Lucca's wife found out, she cooked him a birthday cake made from plums grown in her organic garden. So very touching.
This area of Tuscany is not only beautiful, but eco friendly. The power for the area is generated by geothermal energy, and most of the food (and wine) is organic.
We particularly loved eating our meals together on the patio of Il Finiele, enjoying the local sheep cheese, wines and produce under the Tuscan sun.
Thank you Lucca so much for a wonderful and memorable stay!
Activity and Interests
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- chateau / country house
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Computer Available
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- pets considered
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 200 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Child Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- Bedrooms: Bedrooms 3 with 3 double beds. 1 independent sitting room with double sofa bed. All the rooms have a personal entrance.
- Included: Special welcome in room. Access to the heat experience: Steam bath, sauna, with aromatic and pure essential oils, vitality shower. Organic purifying tea and relaxing infusion. On request outstanding, fully qualified therapist (to reserve in time..). Private pool (open from May); Outdoor cooking and eating facilities, BBQ, 8 sunbeds and umbrella. Wall climbing Special interest holidays Cooking lessons. Personal cook service. Italian language and cultural classes. Massages by qualified physiotherapist. Wine tours of Chianti, Montalcino and S.Gimignano.