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Elegant Cottage with Private Garden BBQ and Pool, 1 km from the Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Cottage in Casole d'Elsa , near Chianti. - Panoramic Location,10 Min Walk From The Lovely Medieval Village Of Casole D'elsa

The Cottage lies in an environment one of the most beautiful that nature can offer : the beautiful Tuscan countryside, with its gentle hills dotted by the regular geometry of vineyards and olive groves. One breathes the well-being and sense of relaxation that these simple and natural environments can offer authentic Tuscan experience. In this typical barn of the 1600’s, beautifully restored in 2015 ,every little detail is designed to give its guests an unforgettable holiday in the countryside, among the trees and flowers. That beautiful property develops on two levels. On ground floor there is the sitting room with sofas and satellite tv;the kitchenette very fully equipped with fridge, refrigerator, oven, microwave, 4 burner gas, dishwasher, coffee machine,kettle,toaster etc. On ground floor there is also one of the two bathrooms with XL shower. On first floor there are the 2 very bright and cozy bedrooms with air conditioned. The second bathroom is in romantic tuscan style with XL shower and bright skylight. In front of entrance there is a panoramic patio with view over the hills ,equipped with table,chairs and parasol. The entire property is sourrounded by a green private enclosed area where one can relax and enjoy the Tuscan sun. The outdoor areas are covered by the wi fi connection.

The Cottage Noce 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 - BEST RATES GARANTEED!

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.

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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • 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

I loved my holiday at that place (as did my Mum and my three grown up kids). The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, the owners are a delight, and the view from the pool is breathtaking. Great Barbecue area, and well equipped kitchen in a very comfortable villa. Gardens well kept. Only negative was the lack of Wifi. A gentle 20 minute walk from the nearby town of Casole D'Elsa, which (though small) is charming and interesting. A trip up the bell tower for the commanding views is a must. It has a couple of good restaurants, and one excellent one, a great baker and butcher and a small supermarket. A great location for viewing the Tuscany countryside, with many beautiful villages nearby or just 45 minutes from Sienna and 1hr 15 from Florence, and hour from the beach. Would definitely recommend it.

D.F from Sheffield August 2014



Warm welcome. Clean house. Perfect pool. Romantic place. Simply perfect. We will definitely come back!!

Family Waterhouse June 2014.
Jan 2012
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24 Reviews

4.9
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

5

Our Tuscan dream

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cottage with well-maintained garden and shared pool set I a tranquil village on the edge of Casole d'elsa. From the garden and the pool we had a wonderful view over the Tuscany. Owners are nice and care about all the thinks we asked and about the whole place. We recommend this place all persons who love the Tuscany and who would like to know the way of living in the Tuscan.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cottage Noce - the best!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in September 2016. It was part of a month-long holiday in Italy and this was by far the best part of that month! The cottage is 250-year-old building restored by a master craftsman in true Tuscan style. The furniture was comfortable and chosen to blend with the decor. Having a kitchen to cook in worked very well for us. We loved the proximity to the charming towns Casole as well as the many hill towns in the area. The property is so peaceful and the pool was exquisite with a lovely view . We will return again I am sure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The highlight of our trip to Italy

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about Podere Monti.Everything exceeded our expectations. We stayed in a lovely Cottage ( Noce) and fell in love with the cozy feeling of our room and the little reading nook overlooking Tuscan hills. The pool was another plus! The nearby town was also fantastic. We hope to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, thank you so much for your stay here and now for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon Federica & family
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Should have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights after a days driving around .

The Villa is beautifull and our bedroom which was luxurious was better than many 4 or 5 star hotels we have stayed in and the owner Federica was the perfect host. I actually felt guilty that we had only booked for 5 nights as she went to so much trouble to welcome us. Definitely would stay there again but for longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marie, Thank you very much for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here and appreciated all. We wish to have you as our guests again! Best Regards Federica & Family
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Never forget

  • 5 of 5

For the last 20 years, friends have been telling us how much they enjoyed Tuscany and staying at Podere Monti. We recently stayed for four delightful nights and everything was as advertised. Our hosts, couldn't have been more congenial and helpful. Our accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable. Those four days were the highlight of our month long holiday in Europe. Our hosts local knowledge was very helpful in directing us to little Tuscan villages, restaurants and sights and kept us away from crowds of tourists that are attracted to Tuscany. The scenic countryside, the people, the culture and our hosts will be the drawing cards that bring us back to Podere Monti in the near future. Thank you for all the wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roly, Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here and wish to come back! As you mentioned, the cottage's position is perfect to visit all the beautiful cities of Tuscany, just 20 km from San Gimignano and close to Siena, Florence, Pisa and all the other magnificent places We are glad to read you appreciated your accommodation. Thank you very much for your words about us, We hope to see you again soon! Federica & Family
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A beautiful cottage in a great location with amazing views of the Tuscan hills but not quite perfect

  • 4 of 5

Let me first of all say, this old stone hayloft has been beautifully converted into an ideal holiday cottage - the perfect size for us & our two kids. It has everything you need for a very comfortable stay including two bathrooms with excellent showers.Secondly, the views at Podere Monti are stunning & we have never enjoyed our morning coffee more than sitting outside as the sun burst across the breathtaking landscape. What's more the view from the swimming pool terrace is even better where you can see the ancient stone towers of San Giamagno on the horizon. In fact the pool terrace is idyllic with a good sized, fresh water pool - like the photos suggest. Also, Podere Monti is just a 20 mins stroll (1km) into Casole D'elsa for a lovely evening meal. OK, it's a steep road but is well worth it especially when the restaurant Dal Brigante awaits - definitely the best of the village options and has exceptional views - we ate there twice as it does all the Italian classics brilliantly.

Now the negative bits:

If you think this maybe a cottage with it's own private pool then think again. The cottage description is a little misleading. There are 3 to 4 other apartments/cottages on site all which have complimentary use of the pool terrace. We were certainly taken aback when we arrived, indeed one family checked out the morning after they arrived, due to their dismay. In the the end we made good friends with the other resident families so we still had a great holiday. However, had we known the shared nature of Podere Monti before then me may have considered other options - just be aware.

The beds and pillows are hard. I like a firm mattress but these were extreme. Whilst they didn't stop us sleeping the beds could certainly have be more comfy.

The rules - there are too many. For starters, you are not allowed to take any bottles, glasses or plates to the pool side. Not ideal when we would have liked to enjoy an alfresco lunch and a refreshing beer poolside. Also, the pool was closed and locked from 7.30pm. OK the owner liked to clean and refill the pool with fresh water but when you are on holiday you should feel free to enjoy an evening drink whilst overlooking the sites best feature - the views.

Our cottage BBQ was small and inconveniently located and the other larger BBQ situated near the pool was pointless as poolside eating is forbidden.

All in all, it's a wonderful place but it could be made perfect with some refining and easing of the rules.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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 80 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 70 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

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):

Coast/Beach:

nearest beach Cecina or Follonica ( 1 h drive)

Distances:

> Casole d'elsa 1,2 Km

>20 km from San Gimignano (15 min)

> 22 km from Volterra (20 min.)

> 30 km from Siena (25-30 min)

> 60 km from Florence (45 min)

> 10 km from Colle Val d'Elsa (10 min)

> 80 km from Pisa, Pisa (1 hour and 15 min)

Prices and 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
£564
for 7 nights
£564
 
 
A1
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£559
for 7 nights
£559
 
 
B -2017
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£576
for 7 nights
£576
 
 
C -2017
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£559
for 7 nights
£559
 
 
D - 2017
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£657
for 7 nights
£657
 
 
E - 2017
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£757
for 7 nights
£757
 
 
F -2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£893
for 7 nights
£893
 
 
G - 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,145
for 7 nights
£1,145
 
 
L - 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,403
for 14 nights
£1,202
 
 
M - 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,403
for 14 nights
£1,202
 
 
N - 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,403
for 14 nights
£1,202
 
 
O - 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,403
for 14 nights
£1,202
 
 
P -2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,117
for 7 nights
£1,117
 
 
Q -2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
R -2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£689
for 7 nights
£689
 
 
S - 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 
 
T - 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 
 
U -2017
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£521
for 7 nights
£521
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,065
for 7 nights
From
£152
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £254
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.

GENERAL INFORMATIONS:
1. Heating : (1.50 Euro / hour) on a pay per use basis
2. Security deposit request upon arrival 300 euros.
3. It is required a deposit to confirm the reservation .
4. Delivery of keys by the owner.
5. Stay tax is paid locally : 0.60 Euros / person.
6.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
7.Check out by 9:00 am.

Cancellation Condition: Cancellation policy:if you need to cancel the reservation from 60 days before the arrival date to 30 days before the arrival date we will charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the total amount. If you need to cancel the reservation within 30 days before the arrival we will charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the total amount . Reductions of the reserved number of nights will be considered like cancellation.
No show or earlier check out we will charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the total amount.


INCLUDED IN PRICE: TOWELS AND LINEN WITH CHANGE ONCE A WEEK ( SATURDAY) , WATER,GAS,ELECTRICITY ,WIFI CONNECTION ,FINAL CLEANING AND AIR CONDITIONING.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: STAY TAX ( 0.60 EUROS PER PERSON PER NIGHT 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 ( TO REQUEST PREVIOUSLY).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Green fresh bathroom on ground floor with big shower. Romantic bathroom with rose decoration is on first floor with XL shower.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : on first floor. Well decorated in country- tuscan style. Kind sized bed.panoramic window. Bedroom 2: on first floor. Pleasent and very cozy room with 2 single beds or 1 double bed upon request. Very big window with panoramic view.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Everything is included in price with exception of : 1- central heating (on a pay per use basis) 1,50 euros/ hour 2- Toursitic tax :0.60 Cent euros per person for night,the tax will be levied on the first 5 nights.Are exempt children under 12 years old. Outside: Private enclosed garden with table and chairs. Utility Room: Small utility room with iron, iron board etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: final cleaning included in price. linen and towels included with change one a week ( on saturday). Additional change of towels 7 euros per person. Available on requests beach towels with a cost of 5 euros each.

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