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Standalone Restored Boutique Stone Farmhouse, Infinity Pool, Breathtaking View

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy - Remote, Quiet, Stunningly Beautiful Location, Generous Space, Indoors and Outdoors

La Corbina is beautifully located near the top of a hill and offers panoramic views of the unspoiled Chianti countryside. The position of the infinity edge pool above the house is spectacular and the views from there even more breathtaking. We have restored this old stone farmhouse using the original building materials wherever possible. If you would like to get away from it all, if you appreciate boutique style, minimalist design, if you enjoy cooking in a well equipped kitchen with fresh organic vegetables and extra virgin olive oil from right outside the door, this may just be the ideal place for your vacation. Even though La Corbina feels remote and secluded, like a romantic paradise, you can reach the art, history, restaurants and shops in the beautiful cities of Siena, Florence, and Arezzo by car in an hour or less. Many of the most famous Tuscan wine estates are within an easy scenic drive from the house.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We have a cat and three dogs and met when bidding against each other on the same pieces at an auction for modern furniture. Our shared passion for contemporary design and clean lines is a thread that runs through our lives and is certainly visible at La Corbina, inside and out. We also love to cook and eat good food and enjoy fine wine. To support these hobbies we grow our own organic vegetables and fruits and produce our own wine and olive oil on this small farm. We take great pleasure in sharing our house and our gardens with guests who appreciate similar things in life.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

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Location

From the Owner

It was the expansive view, the feeling we had looking around in all directions from the top of the hill, that made this place magic to us, that made us fall in love. When we found La Corbina in 1999 during our (week-long) wedding reception nearby, it was a ruin, abandoned for over forty years. There was no water, no electricity, no phone. As everybody was staying in the area, we took our families to look at the property. They all thought we were crazy. The realtor said: I know you are in love now, but when you get back home you will wake up and say: "what were we thinking?" Wrong. It took us two years to buy La Corbina and several more to bring in the services and painstakingly renovated the house. But we never regretted our decision. For us this is the most beautiful place in the world.

Activity and Interests

Travel:

The closest airport is Florence, about 75 minutes by car, then Pisa, about 100 minutes away, Bologna, about 120 minutes away and Rome about three hours away. A car is necessary because there is no public transportation nearby.

Distances:

The closest villages to shop are Ambra and Mercatale, about 20 minutes by car, with bank, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, bar, restaurants and grocery stores. More shopping, including the Prada outlet store Space, in Montevarchi, about 30 minutes away. Siena is about 40 minutes, Florence, Montalchino and Cortona about 60 minutes and San Giminiano about 90 minutes away. The closest restaurant is about ten minutes from La Corbina. Some of the best vineyards in the world are within one hour drive.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 13
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
Medium season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
Medium season
4 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
Medium high season
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,892
for 7 nights
£1,892
 
 
High season
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,270
for 7 nights
£2,270
 
 
Medium high season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,892
for 7 nights
£1,892
 
 
Medium season
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
Medium season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for details.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, or as agreed.

Notes on prices:
Price per week in Euros.
Almost everything is included: electricity and gas for cooking and hot water. Weekly supply of fresh sheets and towels for bath, kitchen and pool. A generous 'welcome pack' of groceries to make an evening meal and breakfast. Use of washing machine including washing powder.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

La Corbina is unique because it is exceptionally large for a two bedroom rental (160sq.m/1700sq.ft). We renovated it for ourselves and wanted to keep it spacious and luxurious. We did not want to maximize the number of bedrooms. There are not many freestanding buildings for four guests for rent in Tuscany. Freestanding buildings are normally for larger parties. Two bedroom accommodations, on the other hand, are usually part of a larger complex where several parties have to stay close together. If you stay at La Corbina you may have more privacy than in your own home: our property is 6.5 hectares / 16 acres and the closest neighbor is 1.8 km / 1 mile away. We have a 'less is more' design philosophy, so La Corbina has a light, minimalist, boutique kind of feel.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 160 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Open rain shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Open rain shower, no tub
  • Bathroom 1, en-suite to bed 1: open shower, long custom made stone sink with two faucets, toilet and large cabinet. Bathroom 2, next to bed 2: deep, large custom made concrete tub, with handheld shower, separate open shower, toilet, old stone sink.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, upstairs, bright and large (25sq.m/270sq.ft), with comfortable queen bed and down comforter, two windows: morning and evening sun. Bedroom 2, downstairs, same size and bed, with French doors to the vegetable garden and view of nearby village.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: Enjoy stunning views of olive groves and the charming ancient village of San Vincenti from the large (14 x 7 m/46 x 23 ft) infinity edge pool or lounge on comfortable, stylish furniture with thick padding in the sun or shade. Dine on one of the four outdoor tables surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and hand made terracotta pots. Take in the scent of the lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano all around the property. At night there is a spectacle of stars matched by few places in the world. You will find, depending on the season, strawberries, currents, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, apricots, apples, plums, pears, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, peas, asparagus, artichokes, sun chokes, beans, lettuce, onions, garlic, and many more right outside your house, all cultivated without any chemicals. There are several peaceful shaded spaces around the property that invite to sit and meditate or read or to simply take in the beautiful landscape. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton towels, beach towels and high threat count sheets included. Change and cleaning of the property once per week.

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