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Farmhouse in Iano, Montaione, Florence, Tuscany

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere. Whether you are lazing by the pool or strolling in the olive grove or simply relaxing in your apartment you are in another world. Recently restored and converted from a farmhouse into four charming apartments. Perfect for small or large family vacation rental.

Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including vaulted ceilings, an open fireplace, and beamed ceilings. Meanwhile, all the modern conveniences have been incorporated.

Each apartment is self-contained; and each has its own entrance. Each apartment offers a terra-cotta patio and outdoor furniture.

More Details

Property Manager
Cinzia Castellacci
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

Why Cinzia Castellacci chose Montaione

Podere Le Monache is situated in a small hamlet with all the ameneties you require for a relaxing stress free vacation.

We have 2 excellent restaurants walking distance, where you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine without having to drive. The small shop/deli offers an excellent choise of local products and fresh fruit and dairy. They have a delivery of fresh bread and croissants every morning. One of the restuarants offers cooking classes and wine Tasting.

The place to be for art enthusiast, gourmet cuisine and wine enthusiasts!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Montaione in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property has central heating in each of the apartments, air conditioning is not necessary as the house dates back to the 11th C. and the walls are over a meter thick, keeping the house at a comfortable temperature. There is a laundry room with washing machine for the use of the guests. The kitchens are all equipped with very good range of stainless steel utensils and place settings. The sitting areas are furnished with large sofas, side tables, lamps and Satellite TV. The beds in each of the apartments are comfortable with sprung slat bases and good quality mattresses. Bathrooms are fully tiled with large pedestal washbasins, bidet, wc, large mirrors and enclosed power showers. We are 300m above sea level and in open countryside, in the summer heat we have the sea breeze in the afternoon and evening. The house is suitable for families as we are situated in a small hamlet with all amenities walking distance. There is a village shop, restaurant, post box, and


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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa and Florence
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
In the hamlet, across the road
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Castelfalfi Golfcourse, 32 holes, 10 minute drive
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Firenze/Pisa/Livorno ( FI-PI-LI)
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
In the hamlet, across the road, walking distance
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Abetone, in the Tuscan Appennines
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Tirrenia, Cecina. Sandy beach, easy drive
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange for wine tours and cookery courses.


The nearest seaside resort is Tirrenia with sandy beaches 45 minutes away, further south there is Cecina with water park 1 hour away. And further south the beautiful Isle of Elba.


The nearest aiport is Pisa 1 hour from Le Monache, Florence airport is also 1 hour away but with less flights.

Bologna is also a good choise 2.5 hours away and Rome 3 hours away.


The nearest historical towns of San Gimignano and Certaldo are 15 minutes away, Volterra 30 minutes, Vinci 40 minutes, Florence, Siena and Pisa 1 hour. Lucca is 1.5 hours , Rome 3 hours, Milan and Venice 4 hours.

Further Details:

Iano dates back to 1004, Le Monache was built during this period. Le Monache (the Nuns)was a convent of Dominican Nuns or Poor Clares who worked and lived a life of seclution and silence in a Quiet Place. Over the centuries it passed into the hands of the locals who made their own imprint on the building and continued to farm the land. World War II also left its mark Le Monache with its underground tunnels became the hiding place for the Resistance , and young boys and girls during the retreat of the Germans from Volterra. Today the old road now paved which connects us to Volterrra still runs through the hamlet. We began restoration 1991 with the last phase of restoration completed 2004.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Montaione, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid high
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid high season
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £52.29
Stay tax £0.87 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Booking Notes:
For booking procedures please contact the owner.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday with the exception of Low season when you can arrive any day of the week. During the Mid and Mid high season changeover can be flexible on request.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros . In the price we include all electricity, gas, water, linen with swimming pool towels. Final cleaning charge is not included in the price. Central heating is not included it is paid locally if required during low season. Cots are provided with linen, high chairs. Long winter lets priced per month, please contact owner.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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