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Minore & Maggiore: *Late Booking Discounts* *Eroica Week Available* - Casacorvo Maggiore



Updated: 25-Jul-2016
1 bed apartment, sleeps 4 (with s/b), + 3 bed apartment, sleeps 8 (with s/b)

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

Details for holiday apartment Casacorvo Maggiore, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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'.

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Speaks English, Italian

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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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Wonderful week exploring...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week exploring Tuscany, with your apartment as our home base! All of your suggestions and instructions have been so helpful. Many thanks for the beautifully equipped accommodation.

The Abbotts

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

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


Rental rates

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Low Season
8 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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!

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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • 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


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • 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 ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Groups
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, 24hr hot water
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, 24hr hot water


  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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)

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