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Minore & Maggiore: *High Season Discounts now available* - Casacorvo Maggiore: High Season Discounts now available

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Casacorvo Maggiore: High Season Discounts now available

A spacious generously furnished three double bed, two bathroom apartment comprising a large lower level hallway (with ample space for luggage storage), leading to stairs to the upper living area. A child safety gate ensures that the property remains suitable for young families. A bright and airy lounge offers views over the village and a large dining area provides ample room to seat up to eight guests.

Outside enjoy a game of boules in the tiered garden, or just relax in the pergola shaded hammock with a cool glass of wine, and enjoy the views to the Chianti Hills beyond. A dining terrace with garden furniture, sun umbrella and sun loungers completes the garden facilities. To the rear we have a Breakfast/BBQ terrace with wall fountain offering you views over the Borgo itself to the ruins of Montegrossi on the ridge beyond.

A well equipped kitchen with everything you need for in house dining including the indispensable espresso machine completes the accommodation.

More Details

About the property

Casacorvo Minore/Maggiore

Our town house is set in the Chianti Hills just 30 mins from Siena in Borgo di Gaiole and only a short walk away from the village and all your holiday needs. The Borgo offers the best of old and new. Built in traditional Tuscan architectural style with solid stone walls, chestnut beams and terracotta floors, the Borgo also benefits from air conditioning/central heating, double glazing, internet services, launderette, a well equipped gym and an architect designed large pool; together with secure underground parking with lift access.

Ideal for walking and cycling we provide free use of up to 3 adult bikes and offer a series of detailed walking notes for circular hikes around local villages.

The accommodation benefits from private south facing gardens with lovely views over the village fully furnished for al fresco dining, or just enjoy the moment in a pergola shaded hammock. A breakfast terrace with fountain provides your BBQ facilities and a glass of local wine greets you on arrival.

Here are a few of our favourite Local Attractions:

1. Visit Dario Cecchini, the World Famous Butcher of Panzano!

2. Cook your own lunch with Simone at Restaurant Malberghetto (see link below)

3. Enjoy fine dining at Baddia di Coltibuono.

4. Visit the perfect hilltop hamlets of Vertine and Volpaia.

5. Taste the officially Best Ice Cream in the World in San Gimignano.

6. Wallow in one of the best views in Chianti from the Castello di Brolio Terrace.

7. Hire a bright red Vespa scooter for the day from Luca in the village, and explore the local area (see link below)

Local links:

LUCA & VESPA SCOOTERS: www.tuscanyscooterrental.com

SIMONE & COOKING CLASSES: www.malborghetto.net

Please visit our 'personal web site' for further details of these and many other activities. You can find the link at the bottom of this page under 'Further Details'.

More Details

Owner
Philip Crow
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Philip Crow

Find out more about us and our property at www.casacorvo.co.uk, A web link can be found at the bottom of this page under 'personal Web Site'.

Philip Crow purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Philip Crow chose Chianti Senese

The picture tells it's own story! A stay in Gaiole in Chianti puts you at the heart of fine wine and fine food.

What makes this apartment unique

Borgo di Gaiole mixes old with new and is a unique development. It offers all mod-cons including air conditioning and excellent on site facilities, whilst remaining true to Tuscan architecture and traditions.

The location offers all the benefits of a classic Chianti villa holiday with rural peace and quirt, whilst being within easy walking distance of all you need; and as an added bonus you have all the sophisticated modern facilities of the Borgo immediately to hand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Set within easy reach of many vineyards, beautiful Siena and only 50 minutes from Florence, my friends and I found the house to be perfectly equipped and finished to a high standard (even has an espresso maker).



The house was convenient for local cafes, restaurants and village shops as well as with 2 glorious balconies for some al fresco dining at home.



As well as being clean, having underground parking (no cars to spoil), it also had a good sized and clean pool, which shared the views of the rural Italian landscape that can be seen from the front bedroom and lounge area.



Thank you to the owners too, who kindly left details of local tours, attractions and some great recommendations for eateries and, importantly, where to sample some of the local Chianti - bottled bliss.



Couldn't recommend more; enjoy!



Curtis R (see TripAdvisor)
Sep 2013
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Notes

If you have a special request on dates, anniversaries, celebrations etc, please contact the owner direct to discuss any special arrangements required..



Late Summer dates now released!

www.casacorvo.co.uk
Should you wish to book both apartments in high season, the total weekly rate is: £2,000
(a saving of £190 per week with the 5% second week discount still applicable).


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Casacorvo Maggiore: High Season Discounts now availablein Gaiole In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 24hr hot water
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 24hr hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed
  • Additional sleeping accommodation is provided by utilising either of the two sofa beds in the large lounge. In certain weather conditions mosquitoes can be bothersome and netted canopies are available for the main beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Where Cassacorvo Maggiore and Casacorvo Minore are booked together by large parties, extended or sharing families, we can make arrangements for excess luggage storage in our secure on site store (where bicycles are kept) to help with space inside the apartments. The apartments interlink through a lockable doorway off the lower hallway, so you can have as much free flow or privacy as you wish. We have three secure parking spaces in total. Please note that we have only three cycles in total, not three per apartment. We have direct local links with: Simone at Malberghetto who provides cooking classes (www.malberghetto.net), and Luca at Tuscany Scooters who provides bright red Vespas on daily hire! (www.tuscanyscooterrental.com)

Reviews

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Whats not to like in Gaiole, Chianti Country

  • 4 of 5

Having seen some photos of the apartment and Gaiole I was really looking forward to our family holiday. It didn't disappoint and we will definitely go again. The apartment was a home from home, fully equipped for living, not just a holiday let. We had everything we needed including a supply of local chianti kindly provided on our arrival by the owners. There is a short climb up from the town but that gives you a great view for the extensive patios and garden down to the town and valley beyond.

There's lots of advice about local walks, where to go, Sienna is only 35 minutes away, Florence about an hour. You don't go hungry or thirsty . Gaiole is surrounded by slopes covered in vineyards, where you can take walks and can do tours and tastings. We went to Baddia Coltibuono,, only 15minutes away to taste some of the best chianti around. And where to eat? We ate in some nights as it was a pleasure to sit out on the terrace but we went into town to eat 3 times and is only ten 10minutes walk away. There's plenty of choice. From a good pizza at Bianchis , local choices at Osteria del Ponte, and on our last night a wonderful evening and fine dining on the edge of town at Le Contrade. We watched the sun go down and moon come up. A fitting end to a lovely holiday with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little bit of Italian paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful holiday home and it made a great base from which to explore this part of Tuscany. The accommodation is very generously proportioned and well-equipped. All furniture and fittings are of very high quality. It was beautifully presented for our arrival. The on-site underground car parking is a great facility.

Gaiole is a small but charming little town with all of the essentials, including a variety of restaurants. This part of Tuscany has many excellent eateries and we had many memorable meals in the surrounding area.

Siena is close and easy to get to by car. Florence is easily accessible by train.

This was our first time in this part of Italy and we totally fell for it. Casacorvo Maggiore became a lovely home-from-home for us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Corvo Maggiore reflecting how highly we rate the apartment, the 'Borgo' and Gaiole-in-Chianti. The apartment is immaculate, really well equipped and exactly as advertised (Phil's notes and suggestions are extremely helpful). Gaiole is a lovely quiet, little town with three or four bars and restaurants within walking distance of the apartment (plus a well stocked small supermarket, ATMs, pharmacy etc) and the surrounding area has spectacular scenery, good walks and vineyards producing some terrific Chianti Classico (we walked to the Riecine vineyard maybe half an hour's steep walk from the apartment - highly recommended). This is an ideal base for a true Tuscan experience and the only note of caution would be that the apartment is up a very steep hill from the town which is hard work in the summer heat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Casacorvo Maggiore is a clean, comfortable apartment and is equipped with everything we could possibly need. The communal areas are well maintained, a particular favourite being the pool surrounded by flowers.

The garden and patio at Maggiore is a delight, with views over the town towards the hills beyond, and has the sun from morning to evening.

There is a wide range of books, games and DVDs, and the owners had thoughtfully supplied a file of useful information, from recommended restaurants and shops, to local walks and trips further afield either by car or public transport.

A walk to Vertine or Barbischio is rewarded with wonderful views and a good restaurant to try the local Chianti Classico. The walk up to Capanelle is well worth the steep climb as the garden with its rose arbour is absolutely beautiful.

A favourite day out was a drive to the River Merse. Take a picnic and your camera; its the most peaceful, idyllic spot.

We had the most wonderful holiday; many thanks Phil and Anne - we hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Great accommodation in Gaiole in Chianti

  • 5 of 5

Casacorvo Maggiore provides great accommodation for a group or family. The townhouse is well equipped and provides a lovely view over the town and the surrounding countryside. Our group stayed here while participating in L'Eroica the historic bike race on the gravel roads of Tuscany. It's fair to say we had the best and most envied accommodation just moments from the race and the accompanying festival of bikes, food and wine that go along with it. Dealing with the owner was always a pleasure and the accommodation certainly enhanced our stay in Gaiole.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! LEroica is such a fantastic event it is a privilege for us to play some small part in it's support.
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It was really wonderful, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The place is really comfortable and well kitted out for anyone from the UK or Italy with sky TV etc. We were travelling by train (railing with 2 kids), Phil helped us make contact with the taxi driver to take us to the property and return us at the end of the stay (40 euros 1 way). We really enjoyed walking to the village to buy wonderful fresh veg and drink locally made Chianti. The pool at the complex is really lovely. Our kids enjoyed playing boule, swimming, table tennis etc. Honestly this was a great place to stay on our adventure. We loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Great to hear that Casacorvo can be enjoyed via public transport!
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Gaiole Village
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Montevarchi
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Terranova Valdarno (A1)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Gaiole Village
Car: recommended

There are over 100 wine producers in Gaiole commune alone, ranging from the world renowned Castello d'Ama through to small family vineyards.

A centre for local business, Gaiole offers 5 restaurants, 3 cafe bars, 2 delicatessens, a great value pizzeria, a tourist office, pharmacy, ATMs and shopping for all local delicacies and holiday needs.

Famous for it's cycling festival, L'Eroica held every year during the first weekend in October, the village also hosts frequent concerts and festivals.

It is an excellent centre for walking and cycling, the Siena-Florence long distance footpath runs along the ridge above the village, and there is a maze of way marked 'strada bianchi' (unsurfaced roads) criss-crossing the surrounding hills and valleys just waiting to be explored.

Vineyards and olive groves abound, amongst which sit the majestic castles of Meleto, Brolio and others, and from the atmospheric ruins of Montegrossi gaze down on your accommodation and wonder at the magic of Chianti

Other Activities: cooking courses, scooter hire, wine tours

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