Charming Villas in Chianti Rufina, Tuscany,- Peaceful Location -40 mins from Florence.WIFi-petfriendly
If you are looking for peace, tranquillity, beautiful views in an unspoiled landscape with a rich historical background, look no further!A stay in our houses, nestling in the hills above Londa, a pretty old village about 30km from Florence, will offer you a memorable experience.The buildings, two converted barns and an ancient 500 years old farmhouse were restored maintaining their original features and layout.Each separate unit has a private entrance and a fenced garden with lavender , rosmary and roses.The shared pool (14mtsx7mts)set in lovely extensive grounds boasts the most beautiful view over the valley and the surrounding hills.One gets to this idyllic location, 450mts on s. l. 6 kms from Londa , along an asphalted road winding up through chestnut and oak woods where it's not rare to encounter a deer a fox or a squirrel, living undisturbed in this natural enclave. The location is ideal for day trips & sightseeing or just for a relaxed holiday in a peaceful unspoilded setting.
Details for holiday villa Il Fienile del Poggiolo (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom
Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe, rocking chair in front of the fireplace, night tables and bench at the foot of the double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, night table, wardrobe, desk. Bathroom en suite with bedroom one: toilet ,basin, shower enclosure and bidet. Washing machine in the bathroom. Iron and ironing board. Large kitchen/living room, well equipped with gas hob, fridge freezer,express coffee maker, kettle,toaster ,oven and microwave oven Dining table sitting four, sofa and armchairs in front of the fireplace. Television set. . Spectacular views of the valley. Very sunny and safe garden with lavender ,rosemary and roses. Portable barbecue. WIFI connection. Ideal for a family with young children.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
My name is Maria Luisa. I've been spending a great part of my life in this area of Tuscany, which I know very well.The houses which I offer for rent are part of a country estate which belonged to my mother's family. Since I inherited the property I've been spending time and money to restore them and decided to rent them out in order to maintain them in good shape and pass them to my children and grandchildren in the future.
I love this job. It gives me the opportunity of meeting knew people who sometimes become good friends and like visiting us year after year.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The owner, Maria Luisa, was welcoming and warm. The pictures of our cottage were beautiful but reality was even better.The cottage is decorated very nicely. The view was spectaculr and the warm touches were everywhere ( LA CAPANNINA, Molly Yeates, USA)
Thank you for such an amazing time. Thank you for your hospitality and for providing such a beautiful atmosphere for our vacation (Il POGGIOLO Kimberley Robertson USA)
The owner was lovely and helpful . We enjoyed the tour of the family's olive press and the welcoming gathering. Absolutely gorgeous setting and pool. (LA CASACCIA Elisabeth Blackman USA)
4.8 based on 19 holidaymaker reviews
Great place to stay for a couple or small family. Private garden a lovely place to relax with amazing views. Drive to property not for the faint hearted but having said that me and my 80 yr old mum did it more or less daily. Londa has everything you need, train station for trips to Florence etc. A wonderful holiday hope to return one day.
Stunning location - photos do not do it justice!
We stayed at Il Fienile del Poggiolo for 9 nights at the end of June with our two year old. The property is well equipped with the master bed especially romantic with its canopy. The mattress is quite hard but we like that so found it very comfortable. As previous posters have mentioned the second bedroom and bathroom are both located off the main bedroom, so it's better suited to families than two couples. Despite the heat the property was nice and cool inside.
The really special thing about the property though is the outside space. The photos really do not do it justice. The garden is beautiful, with plenty of shade; full of wonderful colour and smells and buzzing with insects. At night it lights up with fireflies. The pool area is clean, refreshing and spacious with simply stunning views over the mountains.
Although there are another two properties sharing the pool, and Maria's house adjoining, the property is very private and the pool was always quiet. Maria was welcoming and helpful but did not disturb us.
The property is about a 15 minute drive from the nearest town (Londa) which is not at all touristy but has all the amenities required including a great grocers, butchers and bakers (all closed in the afternoon and re-open in the evening). I believe there are also a couple of restaurants but we didn't visit them as they didn't open until 7pm which was too late for our two year old. We flew into Bologna and it was a very easy drive to the property.
We visited Florence which was an easy 15 min drive and 50 min train journey (beautiful but sweltering) and San Gimignano which was an easy 1.5 hour drive (again beautiful town and countryside). Would also recommend the free visit to Maria's family's olive oil mill - very interesting and lovely tasters. We also visited the Parco Zoo at Poppi which was terrible!
Bear in mind that the property is quite remote which has its advantages and disadvantages. It is quiet, peaceful and stunning, but you have to drive everywhere and all the main Tuscany areas of interest are at least a 1.5 hour drive away. The property is so lovely and relaxing you may not want to leave it though!
Thank you Maria for sharing your property
A liitle piece of Heaven in the Tuscan Hills
When we arrived at Il Fienile del Poggiolo we were truly amazed and the photos and description didn't really do it justice. If you want peace and tranquillity, beautiful sunshine and beautiful views then you won't be disappointed. The property is wonderful with all you need and has a very private large garden which we used all the time. If you want to sightsee then the train station is 10 mins away and you can be in Florence in 1 hour and within easy reach of Sienna, Pisa and Livorno. The Chianti region is very close by for Wine lovers and I would recommend a visit the town of Poppi which is charming and provides some stunning views of Tuscany. Closer by the village of Londa and town of Dicomono provide everything you need and there are so many good and inexpensive places to eat. To be honest after two weeks this little piece of Heaven felt like home and Maria was such a wonderful help and so welcoming. We will be back again next year and I couldn't imagine going on holiday anywhere else.
Stunningt location, comfortable old Tuscan
We had a fanstatic holiday, great place to relax and also good access to Florence and other great places. One of our best holidays and would highly recommend this property. Hosts are kind, very helpful and not intrusive. Go and enjoy
This was our fourth visit to ILL Fienile and it was as good as ever.Maria Luisa is such a graciuos host and very helpful.The property is well appointed with a lovely garden,the hammocks make a perfect retreat for a read and siesta.The pool is shared with the other properties but we were the only ones there.The local restaurants are good and cheap and visits to Florence easy on the train.It does not get better than this.Looking forward to our next trip .jim&maurren wallace
peaceful and undisturbed
We recently traveled to meet up with some friends from home who were travelling around Italy. They had booked us two of the villas on this property at Vierle ,about an hour from Florence airport. The villa was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Being converted farm barns they have a beautiful rustic appeal as well as a lovely garden to enjoy when the weather permits. The rooms were clean and spacious and the bed very comfortable. The property is well located about 15 mins from Londa in a quiet valley so it's easy to get a good nights sleep . The scenery is magnificent even if the road up from Lomda is a little hairy until you get used to it. Our hostess, Maria Luisa, was wonderful and looked after all our needs. There are plenty of lovely family run restaurants within a half hour drive so it was not necessary to cook ourselves. The villas are central to lots of vineyards & wineries, tourist attractions as well as being a good base for day trips to Florence, Sienna and Pisa. There are also good walking trails around the area. The property also has reasonably good internet considering the location. It all comes together to give a lovely homely feel which in turn means a pleasant stay. Thank you Maria Luisa for sharing your property with us.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Londa is famous for "La pesca regina di Londa" a peach which grows in peach orchards around the village to which a special festival is dedicated on the second week in September when this kind of late fruit is at its best. On this occasion the farmer who, according to a specilized jury, has grown the best quality receives a prize. Around this occasion lots of activities are organized both cultural and entertaining.It's an interesting opportunity to visit the village and to taste our products. We make wine and oil and a member of our family can provide wine tours on request with group of max 4/5 people in the Chianti Rufina region.One of the owners personally guides free tours in the family oil- mill in Londa with oil tasting on bruschetta every Tuesday morning in the high season The oil -mill still uses the traditional methods of cold crushing with stone wheels in oil making. Pottery painting lessons can be arranged on request with a ceramic talented painter in Londa.
Londa is approx 90 miles from the coast. The nearest beaches are Viareggio, on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Rimini on the Adriatic Sea.
Londa can be reached from the airports of Florence, Pisa, Forlì and Bologna.
Nearest village Londa 6 km away/8 minutes. Nearest station Contea 9 kms/10 min approx. Approx distances to places of interest: Florence center 35 km Arezzo 82km . San Gimignano 85km. Siena 103 km.Lucca 103 km, Bologna 115 km. Pisa 110 km.
The Villas are situated in a secluded and elevated position. They are accessed by 6km asphalted road from Londa, 8 minutes by car. The village of Londa offers a variety of shops including a butche'sr,a baker's, two supermarkets, a greengrocer's, 2 restaurants, a pharmacy, a post office and a bank. You need a car to get to the houses.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking by e mail or telephone.
usuallySaturday in the high season ( July and August) but we can be flexible .
Change of linen and towels 10 euros per person.
Heating is always paid on consumption
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Pool Table
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- 90 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, basin
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The owners live nearby and are available for anything you may need. Cot and highchair available if required. Please ask at booking time. Our price includes a set of two shower towels per person and, kitchen towels, bedlinen, gas for cooking, electricity, water, final cleaning, WIFI connection, taxes.. Central heating and firewood charged on comsumption. The swimming pool is always open from mid.May to end of September. Pool towels can be rented if asked at booking time Outside: Each building has a fenced lawn with patio and outside furniture. A portable barbecue is available for every villa . Close to the houses fenced swimming pool, 14 mts by 7 with sun loungers, tables and parasols. The swimming pool is open from mid-May to the end of September.