4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Pool, Sleeps 8 / The house is set in the beautiful area around Siena, a short drive from the medieval village of Monteriggioni. The location is fantastic to taste great food to visit historical villages and towns
If you want to stay in a typical house in the Chianti Classico area, this home is perfect for a family or group of friends. It is located in a green area on top of a hill near Castellina, Monteriggioni and a few kilometers from Siena. Perfect location to make the most of outdoor spaces. The very large pool has a beautiful garden that surrounds it and even if shared with the owners, in reality you will almost always alone because they are always absent, working all day in the city. The owners are lovely people who will be present only at your request, otherwise comply with the maximum privacy of their guests.
The house has been well restored and decorated. Access is by external steps and a short flight of internal steps. With views stretching across the rolling hills, your afternoons will be spent by the spacious pool, set in the lovely scented garden. The owner has lovingly prepared his allotment and you are free to pick your own salad and seasonal vegetables. The owners live on the ground floor of this property.
House on the first floor, approx. 150 sqm (4 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms sleeps 8 persons): spacious kitchen (fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, 5 gas hobs and washing machine). The kitchen has views across the garden and pool, open plan living room with large open fireplace and comfortable sofas.A short corridor leads to 3 of the 4 bedrooms. All the rooms have en suite bathrooms (all with shower). The master bedroom has a drawing room attached which can be used as a single bedroom. The fourth bedroom has its own entrance at the top of the internal steps and has the luxury of a large living space, shower room and spacious bedroom with views over the pool. This bedroom is ideal if a couple in the party wishes to have more privacy (e.g. grandparents). Two of the bedrooms can be made up as either doubles or twins.
The external steps lead to the garden area. There is a barbeque and a dining table, above this there is a long lawn where one can doze under one of the trees.
The pool area is really nice. With lawn all around the pool, and a sun terrace, this large pool could be the main attraction of your holiday. The pool and some of the garden is shared with the charming owners, who rarely use it (they work during the week and are rarely at home).
The nearest supermarket and bar/restaurant are in the village of Staggia which is just 2.5 kms away. Monteriggioni boasts a great restaurant and Siena is just a 20 minute drive.
My fiancé and I spent 5 nights here in September and we were amazed at how beautifully designed the house was and the surrounding gardens and views! It was also located far away from any noise or traffic. It wasnt far from many of the big towns which made it the perfect location also. The house had everything we needed and Simone, who worked on the winery, was a great host and very friendly and helpful and easy going. There is also a beautful house nearby which sleeps more people, but If you're as lucky as we were, you may have the whole place to yourself, including the pool!
Cannot fault this accommodation, highly recommended!!
We never met Graziella; her father takes care of the premises. He is a gruff, inhospitable person uninterested in making guests feel welcome. He made us leave a 150 Euro deposit although we had already paid; this was not written in the house rules. Graziella had written that we would have to pay a 35 Euro fee for final cleaning, which was fine with us, but when we left, her father scolded us for leaving the dishes unwashed and said we would have to pay extra, which led to a ridiculous misunderstanding that had to be cleared up by a phone call to Graziella since her father does not speak English. Instead of listening to my complaint, Graziella talked at the same time until I finally had to hang up because we were going to be late for our plane. That said, the surroundings are perfectly beautiful, the pool is nice, the location is wonderful. The apartment we stayed in was in need of renovation; the shower didn't drain properly and all the fixtures were old and unattractive. I have stayed in nicer apartments for the same price in this area. Above all, a good host can make mediocre accommodations welcoming, but an unwelcoming host can make the most luxurious accommodations unappealing.
Siamo stati accolti dal papà di Graziella che gestisce la struttura. Il posto è davvero molto bello: un rustico tipico ristrutturato e diviso in tanti piccoli appartamenti. Il papà di Graziella ci ha fatto fare un giro nella cantina della tenuta e ci ha venduto dell'ottimo Brunello. Abbiamo goduto di un rilassante pomeriggio in piscina. Ottima esperienza! :)
Tuscany is beautiful and has lots of places to stay. I wouldn't recommend staying here. We had numerous issues-- including having them ask us to check out at 8 or 9 am eventhough the listed check out time is 11.
Wir sind Ende April nach Pisa gereist und haben eine Nacht in dem Haus von Graziella übernachtet. Das Haus liegt auf einem Berg und man hat einen tollen Blick auf Pisa und die Umgebung. Pisa ist mit dem Auto in einer guten Viertelstunde erreichbar.
Der Kontakt mit Graziella hat sehr gut geklappt und wir haben das Haus auch ohne Navi schnell gefunden.
Der Empfang war sehr herzlich und wir durften uns sogar das Zimmer aussuchen. Leider war es noch sehr kalt, so dass wir den schönen Pool noch nicht nutzen konnten. Nachts haben wir leider ziemlich gefroren. Das Bad war einfach, aber o.k.
We were the first visitors for the season, and late March in Tuscany is still cold. As was the apartment; the first night was frigid, and we had to call to get the hot water turned on. We never met Graziella Daniele. We spoke on the phone to a man, and our greeter and caretaker was the man's father, and he didn't understand that we'd paid in advance. Things got cleared up the next day, and the old gent offered a peace offering when we left--giving a couple of us teeshirts of the place. We did get a tour of the winery and met the owner and winemaker--he is a special man.
Graziella's place in Montalcino is magical. We and our friends had an amazing time. Although we didn't meet Graziella in person, she was incredibly helpful in setting everything up. She even allowed us to push our reservation back a week because of bad weather. Her father met us at the farmhouse and showed us around, he was a wonderful man.
Devon and Sylvia
Gorgeous location, and charming - but simple - accommodations. We really enjoyed our night at Podere Brizio, and time in Montalcino. Marco was gracious, and waited around for our delayed arrival, because....
Directions provided by host in English were very, very poor. It appears that Italian directions were dumped into an online translation tool and much of the meaning was lost. Use GPS to locate Tavernelle heading out of Montalcino, and turn right at the recycling bins. It's hard to miss!
What a beautiful spot! The apartments were lovely and though we didn't get to meet Graziella we were warmly greeted by her father, Paolo and other guests invited us to join them for wine when we arrived. Paolo also took us on a tour of the Cantina where they were destemming grapes for their wonderful Brunello wines. Paolo spoke no English but somehow we were able to communicate with our limited Italian just fine. We would definitely return here if we go back to the area around Montalcino!
I wish I'd had more time to stay in this beautiful farmhouse near Montalcino. We were driving through the hill towns of southern Tuscany, and due to a few bad turns ended up getting to Graziella's place quite late, and we had to leave early. However, I can say the apartment was very spacious and well equipped, spotlessly clean, and comfortable accommodation even for a much larger group than ours. It was, in fact, the largest place we stayed in, and the location just a few minutes out of Montalcino made for a great base for exploring Tuscany.
It also has a large swimming pool, and is situated in an olive grove and vineyard, with views over the rolling hills of the region. Highly recommended.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.