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Farmhouse in Iano, Montaione, Florence, Tuscany - Monache 1 (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4)

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Oct-2016
Farmhouse Apartments in Iano, Nr. Montaione , Florence, Tuscany - Peaceful, Hilltop Village Rural Location, Near All Major Historical And Cultural Centres Of Tuscany

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. The kitchen in each of the apartments/cottages has built in cabinets, tall refrigerators, 4 burner hobs, built ovens etc etc.

Details for holiday cottage Monache 1 (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4) , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Vaulted ceilings dating back to the 11thC, 4 mt. ceilings, fireplace, 1000 yrs of history.

*(This unit can also be rented with 2 bedrooms)

Fully equipped kitchen, with built in cabinets, 4 burner gas hob and electric built in oven (Franke), extractor, tall refrigerator/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, iron, ironing board. Table and chairs.

Separate lounge with 2 sofa-beds, side tables, fireplace, satellite TV.

1bedrooms with king size bed , wardrobes, chest of drawers and night tables.

Separate lounge, 2 bathrooms with power showers.

Patio off the kitchen and lounge with outdoor furniture.

Cots and high chairs available. Central heating. WiFi.

Final Cleaning Charge € 50.00

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a wonderful time it is hard to find a place where we can escape completely and relax. Iano is just that place for us. B. Jones



Liliana, I just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Podere le Monache. It was everything we remembered, only hotter! Thank you for booking the restaurant - we ate there 4 times in all. We hope to return to Iano sometime soon. Regards Tracy



I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for letting us stay at your apartments in Iano this Spring. My family had a wonderful time. My wife absolutely loved the place and wished we had found your place last year!

It was our best experience in Italy so far, and have travelled a great deal. Todd Millar



Thanks again & hope to be returning soon. A quick message to say we all had a brilliant time at Le Monache. Our 4th visit and still just as good! Those in our group who had not been before were just as enchanted with the place. Kim,
Jul 2005
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa and Florence at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Piazzetta, across the road at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castelfalfi Golfcourse, 32 holes, 10 minute drive at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castelfiorentino at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Firenze/Pisa/Livorno at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Walking distance, across the road at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Abetone, in the Tuscan Appennines at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tirrenia, with sandy beach, easy drive at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange for wine tours and cookery courses.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
22 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£205
for 3 nights
From
£54
£410
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
From
£75
£569
 
 
Low season
8 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£205
for 3 nights
From
£54
£410
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
From
£75
£569
 
 
Mid season
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
From
£75
£544
 
 
Mid high season
21 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£331
for 3 nights
From
£96
£687
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,610
for 7 nights
From
£795
 
 
Mid high
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£331
for 3 nights
From
£96
£687
 
 
Mid season
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
From
£75
£544
 
 
Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£205
for 3 nights
From
£54
£410
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
From
£75
£569
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
From
£75
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £42
Stay tax €1 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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Large bathroom with enclosed power shower, wc, bidet, basin

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Large bedroom, with ensuite shower room, wc, large basin , mirror. Views of countryside beautifully appointed with period furniture. High ceilings, tiled floors, King size bed with wood slats and comfortable mattress.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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 small Church. Outside: The swimming pool 6m x 15m is surrounded by a terracotta patio, with sun loungers, tables and large parasols. The gazebo has a table and 6 chairs. There are 2 large barbecues on wheels, a wood burning oven for pizza or grilling. The gardens are surrounded by hedges of laurel, bay leaf and oleanders; one area of the garden has rosemary hedges, shrubs of myrtle and pomegranates, fig trees, mulberry, and plums. Herbs are placed around the garden for use of the guests.The middle garden is formal rose garden with box hedges and terracotta pots. The car park is inside the gates of the property shaded by secular oak trees, and young lime trees. Beyond the gardens there is 4.5 hectars of olive grove and woodland. We produce some of the best Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in our area. Some of our guests join us during the harvest from picking the olives to taking them to the Olive-press and bringing the oil home! (Registered: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified ICEA and TOSCANO IGP

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