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Rustic Cottage in the heart of the countryside. Pool,garden and hills view.

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Tuscan Cottage with pool and great hill views. Ideal for families and couples. Just 1 km from the village.

The Cottage Leccio is located in the heart of the Siena countryside, just 1 Km from the lovely medieval village of Casole ( reachble in 10 min by walking) and few kilometers from Siena (30km), Florence (60km), San Gimignano (15km), Volterra (20km), Chianti (8km) and Val d'Elsa, a perfect place to visit the main attractions of Tuscany. The Cottage is ideal for a holiday in search of tranquillity, thanks to the comfortable and elegant environment, the magnificent swimming pool and the picturesque, surrounding nature.

It is composed of 1 double bedroom,bedroom with 2 twin beds / 1 double bed, living room with kitchen corner, bathroom with shower, small terrace on the east side and covered patio with table and chairs. Wi fi on all outdoor areas.

The outdoor area is composed by green areas with tables to eat outdoors , a splendid swimming pool ( 6mX12m) from which you can enjoy a spectacular view over San Gimignano equipped with deckchairs and sunbeds to relax in.

The cottage is located just 1 km from the medieval village of Casole d'Elsa, reachable in 10 minutes by walking via a scenic route with lights. It recently won the orange flag of the European Union for the beauty of the landscape. Casole d'Elsa is a small medieval village located 420 m above sea level at the top of the hill. Well ventilated, it has a dry climate and pleasantly temperate. The heart of Casole is the "piazza Lucchetti", the small central square with its historic buildings dating from the Middle Ages, with narrow streets and small shops where you can buy typical products of the region or taste the delicious specialities in the restaurants on the small streets of the center... A characteristic of this small town is certainly the warmth and kindness of people who still live according to the old traditions and rhythms of life without pollution or stress.

The Cottage Leccio is part of Podere Monti Holiday House. Please contact us to request availability for other properties.

For guests who will decide to book directly we will provide a welcome gift on arrival : info@poderemonti.net / www.poderemonti.net

GENERAL INFORMATIONS:

1.Check-in guaranteed not before than 16.00h and until 18.00h. In case of delay ,please contact* previously the Owner : *Tel. number +39 (0) 577 94 86 18

2.Check out by 9:00 am.

3. It is required a deposit to confirm the reservation .

4. Security deposit request upon arrival 300 euros.

5. Delivery of keys by the owner.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: TOWELS AND LINEN WITH CHANGE ONCE A WEEK ( SATURDAY) , WATER,GAS,ELECTRICITY WI-FI CONNECTION AND FINAL CLEANING.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: STAY TAX ( 0.60 EUROS PER NIGHT PER PERSON FOR THE FIRST 5 NIGHTS ),ADDITIONAL CHANGE OF TOWELS AND LINEN 7 EUROS PER PERSON, MID- CLEANING : 50 EUROS, WASHING MACHINE : 4 EUROS / WASH,BEACH TOWELS 5 EUROS / EACH.

PLEASE NOTE : Change of towels and bed-linen is once a week and cleaning of the cottage is upon departure.

The rental cost does not include cleaning during guests stay (example: if you stay two weeks, you will find the cottage spotless upon your arrival, but will not clean a second time at the end of First week). Of course, if necessary, it will perform the second cleaning for an extra charge of € 50.00 and in that second case we will change personally the bedding.

Use of swimming pool is included and it is open from 1st May to mid-October.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi everyone!

I'm Federica and Podere Monti is my home and my passion. I live here with my family and always we are dedicated to our house and a rural hospitality service always more complete.

Here you can feel love and passion because hosting is not just a job, but a vocation.

Podere Monti is a farmhouse that dates back 1600 and it has been completely renovated in the last 25 years. It took a lot of effort and sacrifice but now we are here and we want to share it with you.

The property consists of the main house where there are 3 spacious and well furnished apartments, always retaining the typical Tuscan style of the old buildings.

Not far from the main house there are 3 cottages , even those obtained from the renovation of the original buildings of the 1600s and a few meters on there is the swimming pool with the panoramic view over the hills.

We are always available for the guests throughout their stay and if you like it will not not lack tips to visit the big cities and the small towns of our region ... without forget some gastronomic visit, because you know.. in Tuscany , good food is not a problem!

Let yourselves be enthralled by the beauty of the area, from the goodness of food and the warm Tuscan hospitality.

Welcome to Podere Monti.

Federica & Family

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

The property is located within a one hour drive of Florence and about 30 minutes of Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano. The accommodation was comfortable and equipped with all essentials, and the pool area was spacious and clean, and never remotely crowded.

Casole d'Elsa is about a 15/20 minute walk away and that has places to eat and drink and a couple of small shops for essentials.

The owners were happy to answer any questions and were very nice. They also recommended places to eat in the local area that did not disappoint.

Good base for touring the beautiful Tuscan towns and countryside.

The accomodation was clean. We had a great time in Tuscany and the cottage was a chilled out place to be based.

David I. May 2014
Jan 2008
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18 Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

5

soggiorno breve

  • 5 of 5

Soggiorno breve ma soddisfacente. eravamo due coppie in due edifici diversi ma ci è piaciuto l'alloggio moltissimo.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Great for Touring Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd consecutive year to stay at Podere Monti (the name of this farmstead), this time for 2 weeks. The grounds around the cottage are beautiful, with a pool overlooking the gorgeous Tuscan countryside and a number of old stone buildings now mostly used as vacation rentals. The cottage itself is small, with average-quality interior and furnishings, but completely comfortable and functional. The location seemed perfect for us: 2 minutes from Casole (a beautiful medieval hilltop village much less touristed than most), 10 to 15 minutes from Menzano and Radicondili (2 other much-less-touristed and beautiful old towns), only 15 minutes from San Gimignano and 25 minutes from Siena (so you can easily time your visits to avoid the heaviest crowds if you want), maybe 30 minutes from the central Chianti villages, 45 minutes from Volterra and an hour from Firenze. The owners/managers Federica and her parents are very helpful, easy to work with, and as a bonus very charming. Federica's English is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stays there and highly recommend it. If the cottage seems to small for you, check on the other house and apartments available at the same farmstead.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

a perfect place to discover Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Even though we only stayed for a short time, we received the most incredible hospitality ever. We absolutely loved the cottage - it was cozy, beautiful, clean and conveniently located - with nice views.But most impressive was the friendliness, willingness to help and overall hospitality of the owners.If you are looking for true Italian experience and not your standard hotel visit - please make sure to visit this wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

This wonderful place saved us from a bad rental ex

  • 5 of 5

Excellent choice! We called to see if the cottage was available after arriving at another place we had rented that was not at all as advertised. Federica left in the middle of her dinner preparation to meet us. We were wowed when we walked in and saw an extremely clean , well laid out, and well stocked cottage. Federica gave us a tour, explained how everything worked .

The unit is well decorated in a mix of contemporary and retro styles . We had a fantastic time and wished we could have spent more than 7 nights there. It was quiet at night and the bed in the master was extremely comfortable.

Thank you, Federica, and thanks for mailing the postcard to 'Mom' for us. You're a great.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful place to stay with outstanding views across the Tuscan landscape and excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

Podere Monti consists of three apartments in the main house and three separate villas which all share a wonderful swimming pool with a beautiful view north to San Gimignano. Our villa (Leccio) was very comfortable, clean and ideally located close to the swimming pool. The location is 900m from Casole D'Elsa, a typically beautiful and relaxed Tuscan fortified hill village with art shops, an ancient and fascinating church and a few restaurants, two of which are very good.

Podere Monti is run very efficiently by the Ianniciello family. Federica is the point of contact with guests and is very helpful indeed, providing excellent information on sights to see, places to park in Florence, Sienna etc and a really useful guide to local restaurants, supermarkets etc. The family is very friendly and attentive to guests' needs without being intrusive in any way. We had a wonderful holiday and always looked forward to returning to Podere Monti to relax and unwind beside the pool. Thanks very much and see you again soon hopefully!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael & Paula (I know that's you), it took a while to read all your review.....it's outstanding,MAMMA MIA!! What can I reply? You are such nice family and it was obvious we were having beautiful people who deserve maximum respect. We can't thank you enough for all your beautiful words but we can only wish for ourselves to host you again. ARRIVEDERCI <3 Federica & family
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5

Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Clean property, good facilities at both property and local town.The house is place close to Casole, a small hamlet at the top of a hill, 10 minutes by car to the town of Colle di Val D´Elsa. The hamlet is extremely well restored as it looks a medieval village brand new builded. It is surrounded by oak trees and has superb views of the Tuscany all around. The sunsets are not to be missed.

Excellent location, the owners are really helpful and nice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze / Pisa at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Casole d'elsa at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno / Piombino at 70 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poggibonsi at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Siena - Firenze at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casole d'elsa ( Porrina, Casolani,Brigante ecc.) at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cecina/ Follonica at 60 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach : follonica 60 km.

Travel:

Pisa airport: driving distance 130 min

Florence airport: driving distance 90 min

Distances:

-Casole d'elsa is the nearest town (1,2 km). It is a lovely medieval town where you can find all what you need: shops, a little supermarket, very good restaurants and pizzerias, 1 bank, post office, post box a quiet big Church, 2 bakers shops, cafés and a night pub.

-Val d'elsa: in our area you can find a lot of splendid little towns: Monteriggioni, Volterra, Colle val d'elsa, San Gimignano, Certaldo Alto, San Donato etc...

Further Details:

Siena (30 km away-25 min drive) is one of the most beautiful and visited cities of art in Italy. The city of the Palio is set between the greenery of Val d'Elsa, the hills of Chianti, Amiata mountain and the Crete Senesi. The city is of human dimensions and has maintained intact the charm of a medieval town, with its alleys that wind around the heart of the city, the renowned Piazza del Campo. The Palio is one of the marvels of Italian tradition.

Florence (60 km away-40 min drive) is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its works of art and museums are the destination each year of millions of visitors. The Tuscan chief town is a world patrimony of unesco, an acknowledgement that highlights its artistic and architectural greatness. It is impossible to describe the charm of Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral, the Old Bridge. You just have to see it.

Volterra (22 km-20 min drive).

San Gimignano (20 km-15 min drive).

Casole d'elsa 2 km (10 min by walking): Casole d'Elsa is a small medieval village located 420 m above sea level at the top of the hill. Well ventilated, it has a dry climate and pleasantly temperate. The heart of Casole is the 'piazza Lucchetti', the small central square with its historic buildings dating from the Middle Ages, with narrow streets and small shops where you can buy typical products of the region or taste the delicious specialities in the restaurants on the small streets of the center. A characteristic of this small town is certainly the warmth and kindness of people who still live according to the old traditions and rhythms of life without pollution or stress.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
A - 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
A1
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
B - 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£484
for 7 nights
£484
 
 
C - 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£453
for 7 nights
£453
 
 
D - 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
E - 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£671
for 7 nights
£671
 
 
F - 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£901
for 7 nights
£901
 
 
G - 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
H -2017
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
I - 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,061
for 14 nights
£1,030
 
 
L - 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,061
for 14 nights
£1,030
 
 
M - 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,095
for 14 nights
£1,048
 
 
N - 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,095
for 14 nights
£1,048
 
 
O -2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£844
for 7 nights
£844
 
 
P -2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£717
for 7 nights
£717
 
 
Q - 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£557
for 7 nights
£557
 
 
R - 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£518
for 7 nights
£518
 
 
S - 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£471
for 7 nights
£471
 
 
T - 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£431
for 7 nights
£431
 
 
U -2017
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£386
for 7 nights
£386
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£683
for 7 nights
£683
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £256
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: TOWELS AND LINEN WITH CHANGE ONCE A WEEK ( SATURDAY) , WATER,GAS,ELECTRICITY WI-FI CONNECTION AND FINAL CLEANING.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: STAY TAX ( 0.60 EUROS PER NIGHT PER PERSON FOR THE FIRST 5 NIGHTS ),ADDITIONAL CHANGE OF TOWELS AND LINEN 7 EUROS PER PERSON, MID- CLEANING : 50 EUROS, WASHING MACHINE 4 EUROS ,BEACH TOWELS 5 EUROS / EACH.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Charges are as following:
91 days before check in : 50%
between 90 days and 30 days before the check in :70%
30 days before the check in:100%

Late arrivals or early departures will be considered as 100% penalty.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower . wc

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Cottage has 2 double bedrooms. The second bedroom can be equipped with 2 single beds instead of 1 double (upon request).

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
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