About this listing
Set in its spacious garden B&B Podere le Spighe (open 2014) is located in the countryside of Castiglion Fiorentino. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, air-conditioned rooms, and a buffet-style breakfast provided daily. Cortona is 15 min. by car.
Podere le Spighe is an old 18th century farm in the outskirts of Castiglion Fiorentino, in the heart of the Valdichiana Valley. The first time that i saw the farm there was hardly anything left of the home and the nature had taken over. The fields, once farmed, were now covered with wheat spikes. Me and my husband fell in love with the place and, although we were not yet sure of the purchase, for us it was already Podere Le Spighe, (Wheat Spikes Farm, in english language).
We are pleasure to welcome you in our country house, where you have the possibility of enjoying, among vineyards and olive trees, the scents and flavors of the Tuscan tradition immersed in an uncontaminated nature, in a setting of absolute comfort and relax.
Intimate and personal, the garden, which extends over an area of two hectares, is full of lavender bushes, aromatic plants and white roses. Ancient oaks, maple trees, cypress and olive trees complete the surroundings. Depending on the season, the vegetable garden offers homegrown produce which is used in the kitchen.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool (10x5 mt.) is located with perfect exposure, in full sun all day until sunset. Available to guests during their entire stay, it is a lovely spot for relaxing and enjoying a swim after a busy day's sightseeing.
The farmhouse features 3 independent rooms each equipped with every comfort (private bathroom with shower, an introductory basket of toiletries, television, air conditioning , insect screens, independent heating system, minibar, safe and WIFI internet access). All the rooms are different. Furnished in a warm and welcoming style, each room enjoys the light and colors of the Tuscan countryside. Towels, hairdryers and kettles (with a wide offer of teas and infusions) are available.
Interaction with Guests
Francesca will help you for restaurants reservations, wine and culture tour and all you will need.
Do not miss a visit inside the medieval village of Castiglion Fiorentino and pleasant walks or bike rides in the countryside surrounding the farm.
The advantageous position of Podere Le Spighe makes it easily accessible to many important cities of art and culture in Tuscany and Umbria such as Florence, Pienza, Cortona (15 minutes by car), Montepulciano, San Gimignano and Siena, but also places like Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Città di Castello and Todi.
Other Things to Note
Free wifi and bikes
Check in: from 3pm to 8pm
Check out: within 11am of day of departure
Arrivals and departures at other times can be arranged with the owners.
Pets, even small size, are not allowed. All rooms are "NO SMOKING"
Prices are indicated for double room per day and include breakfast
Our b&b is not organized for the reception of children. We do not have cots nor extra beds. The services we offer, the arrangement of furniture in the rooms and the breakfast room, the place ( for as we have conceived ) is aimed at a specific target: adults who want to spend some days relaxing and blissfully quiet.