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15th Century Mill Transformed Into Beautiful Villa in Charming Italian Contest

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Lucignano, Siena, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful and Private Location On the Blue Itinerary of "Chianti Castles Road"

This beautiful and unique farmhouse from the 15th century was built close to a natural stream and used as a mill. It is completely renovated and restructured with all modern facilities yet respecting the typical Tuscan farmhouse style. Each room is decorated and painted differently. The property is ideal if you are looking for a relaxed vacation in complete privacy in a picturesque landscape surrounded by vineyards, castles and beautiful little towns and villages. The heatable salt water swimming pool with an infinity edge and the sound of water, frogs and crickets at night are just perfect to make your stay an unforgettable one. The one hectare property is well kept by our gardener and offers a lot of possibilities to eat outside.


Owner
Franco
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Franco

My name is Franco, a retired Italian bank manager from Siena and my wife Anna is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the university of Siena.

Since I bought this beautiful Tuscan villa for my family 20 years ago, it underwent a lot of restructuring in order to offer the highest comfort and a welcoming atmosphere.

As my wife and I are travelling a lot, we know how important it is to have a warm welcome and assistance throughout our vacation. We are living only a 20 minutes drive from the property and are so able to provide you with all the assistance you may need and to make you feel at home far away from home.

Franco purchased this villa in 1995

Why Franco chose Chianti Senese

We live in the medieval city of Siena and love to explore our beautiful Chianti region with its wine caves and castles. During a day trip to Lucignano we visited the beautiful castle and took a walk down the little road towards Monti. Very close to Lucignano we found a little stream which led us to a small valley surrounded by vineyards with a house for sale that needed complete reconstruction. Enchanted by its peacefulness and beauty we decided to buy the property. Being just 20 minutes away from Siena or 1 hour from the centre of Florence, it was ideal for a weekend getaway. The property is located in the heart of the Chianti region, an area full of beautiful castles, wine caves and adorable small villages where the food is simple but so delicious.

What makes this villa unique

This beautiful and unique farmhouse from the 15th century was built close to a natural stream and used as a mill. It is completely renovated and restructured with all modern facilities yet respecting the typical Tuscan farmhouse style. Each room is decorated and painted differently. The property is ideal if you are looking for a relaxed vacation in complete privacy in a picturesque landscape surrounded by vineyards, castles and beautiful little towns and villages. The heatable salt water swimming pool with an infinity edge and the sound of water, frogs and crickets at night are just perfect to make your stay an unforgettable one.

The one hectare property is well kept by our gardener and offers a lot of possibilities to eat outside.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaiole In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 : Bath (no shower) Bathroom 2 : Shower Enclosure Bathroom 3 : Shower Enclosure Bathroom 4 : Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 big bedroom with king-size bed 1 spacious loft with a queen size bed (on req. 1 single bed + 1 sofa) 1 bathroom en suite 1 twin bedroom 1 queen size bedroom 1 queen size bedroom in a guest house ( 1 bathroom en suite)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Mosquito screens at the windows and air condition everywhere a weekly bed linen change and a weekly bathroom linen change Additional charge for further linen change and cleaning (to be mentioned upon booking).Wi-Fi all over the property. Outside: More then 1 hectare of property with a vast lawn surrounded by a natural rocky landscape includes old cypress and oak trees. There is a swimming pool (6m x 12m; 2.4m deep, open from May through the end of September) with an infinity edge and a restored 2-story barn located between the main house and the stream. A spacious (50 m2/538 ft2) paved terrace is equipped for al fresco dining. A typical unpaved road leads (800 m/2,624 ft) to the house and provided parking. Utility Room: Available near the kitchen with Iron and board and extra big pots and pans. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and 3 sizes of towels (inc swimming pool towel) and kitchen towel changed every week. Check out: max 9:30 a.m.

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15th Century Mill Transformed Into Beautiful Villa in Charming Italian Contest
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Charming Villa and Host. A very peaceful and relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have had a lovely week in Gaiole in Chianti, this villa was so peaceful. We spent a good deal of our time relaxing by the pool. My husband a keen cyclist spent his mornings cycling L'Eroica and Strade Bianche (white roads). There are plenty of pretty little towns to visit not to mention only half an hour to Siena. We received a very warm welcome from our host Franco who gave us lots of advise and when we had a little hiccup he was very quick to respond. The villa had all we wanted and was clean and spacious. We hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning villa in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by Franco, the charming owner, who gave us a detailed explanation of everything we needed to know about the property, plus some useful advice about local amenities.

The property is in excellent condition, situated in a lovely, quiet valley, and is within about a 15 minute drive of Sienna.

We enjoyed a wonderful week relaxing at the villa (the larger-than-you-would-think swimming pool being a particular highlight for the children). Several elegant outdoor eating areas, comfortable bedrooms (with good air-conditioning) and very well maintained grounds make this a terrific holiday spot.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Tuscan jewel

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, pool, garden in a stunning setting. Everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. Plenty of things to do and see in the region and countless good restaurants. Owners are simply a delight and go out of their way to make you welcome. Would highly recommend. We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très Belle demeure dans un site superbe

  • 4 of 5

Très bonnes prestations en terme de confort et de charme. Le site est très agréable et l'espace extérieur superbe. La maison principale est très bien agencée et équipée. Une seule réserve sur le petit bâtiment (annexe) secondaire ou, par temps frais, la soufflerie du chauffage peut gener la nuit.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, in very good condition, great swimming pool and marvelous countryside.

  • 5 of 5

If you like being far away from the masses of tourists, if you want to enjoy a fascinating city like Siena, if you like the Chianti wine, if you enjoy staying in a very quiet and beautiful location, this is the place to go to. Franco the owner was extremely helpful and we had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Pianella
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Raccordo Siena Bettolle
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Pianella
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Castiglione Della Pescaia
Car: necessary

Travel:

Car essential.

Airport:

Florence and Perugia: 1 hour 15 mins,

Pisa: 1 hours 45 mins

Rome: 2 hours 40 mins

Railway: Siena 15km

Distances:

This 15th century mill is located in Chianti, central Tuscany, 75 km from Florence and 15 km from Siena. On your doorstep are wine estates, beautiful villages (e.g. Gaiole in Chianti , Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti) and castles e.g. Castello Meleto, Castello di Brolio. Cycling, trekking, horse riding are also possible nearby.

Further Details:

The villa is totally private but in just a 5 minute drive you can reach the village of Pianella where you'll find shops, a bakery, a dry cleaning store, butcher's shop, a bank and a pharmacy. You'll find a lot of restaurants in 5-10 min driving distance.

In ca. 15 min you can reach the medieval city of Siena.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gaiole In Chianti, Siena Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,654
for 7 nights
£3,654
 
 
Rate 7
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,741
for 7 nights
£2,741
 
 
Rate 8
23 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,375
for 7 nights
£2,375
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Check-in is on Saturday 4pm to 7pm and check-out is until 9:30 am on the day of departure. The owner is flexible on terms of arrival and departure times depending on availability.
During high season we are renting on a weekly basis only, starting and ending on Saturday; in medium and low season shorter rent or different timing is possible on request. We require a 50% deposit (not-refundable) payable on booking with balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Refundable Damage Deposit 600 Euro

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
Little reduction on prices if occupancy is less than 10 people and Guest House remains looked. Extra charge of about 120 Euro for the pool heating according to the season. Central heating and air conditioned according to consumption.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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