NOTE! I am Christy, I help Mara with this accommodation because it is easier for me than for her, she is a full time nurse, we have been friends for 30 years.
Welcome to Chianti! Here you are 10 minutes from the A1 highway, in the countryside of Chianti, and within 15 minutes of the most famous wineries of the area.
Tour this beautiful area and stay in our comfortable extra room with sitting room and private WC with shower. This room is off of our main entrance up stairs and separate from my part of the house, we just share the entrance. You will have your own key so that you can come and go as you please. My country home, is a country home that has been in my family for a long time, it was a working farm with olives and vines until about 10 years ago. I modernized it some years back. Now that I am a full time nurse I don't have time to work the land.
The large villa is now divided up into 3 large apartments, the farm still belongs in part to the original owner, Mara.
The Boccagnano Farm on the edge of Chianti, we have -
1 Bedroom with double bed, sitting room ( for your use only while you are staying, the owner rarely uses it), private bath with shower.
The farm is 10 minutes drive from the A1 Autostrada, easy to find; near the town of Cavriglia and Montevarchi. and less than 10 minutes drive from Montevarchi and the train station. The closest village is CAVRIGLIA. Gaiole in Chanti is a 15 minute drive, this is a good economical place to stay while touring Chianti.
TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
You will need to come at a time that the host can pick you up.
A key will be provided to the main entrance.
We only lock the main outside door.
Use of exercise room and pond where we swim, may not be for everyone, but it is a nice place in the woods to go and relax too.
This is a great area for walks, and fantastic for off road bike riding, take off right from the farm and wander along the well marked CAI trails.
There is a sitting area outside, you are welcome to spend time outside the house.
This is a simple typical farmhouse with antique furnishings.
Bedroom has no cooking facilities; kitchen use can be arranged, or a hotplate in the bedroom.
Heating cost of 12 euro per night is not included for winter months between November 1 and May 1.
Please contact us for more information.
Friendly helpful owner, well traveled, respects your privacy but enjoys good conversation when she is not working.
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Boccagnano is on the border of the Chianti area in a very wooded area, on the hills above the Arno Valley.
There are taxis from Montevarchi but private transportation is recommended.
Bus service between Montevarchi and Cavriglia is very limited.
If it works with Mara's schedule, pick up can be arranged.
Please note that heating costs are very high in Italy.
The bedroom, bath and sitting room have a separate upstairs door, the downstairs entry is a common entry to both my apartment and the "mini apartment.".
Happy to meet them and talk with them when there is time, I have a heavy work schedule, so...time permitting!
The serenity of being in the woods but close to the towns of Cavriglia and Montevarchi, and also all of the wineries and beauty of Chianti!
I will respect your privacy as I would ask that you respect mine.
The accommodations are intended for 2 persons. If we agree on more, then there will be an extra charge of 10 euro per night.
My husband and I had a very comfortable stay at Mara's. The room was big, clean, and comfortable. The location for us was good. It was quiet and away from town, but still only a 10 minute drive to Montevarchi to get things from the grocery store or to a restaurant. It is a half and hour beautiful and very winding drive to the center of Chianti, and 45 minutes to an hour from the Florence airport.
Mara was very helpful with all of our questions. The only thing we had trouble with was communication about our arrival time, so make sure you make sure to contact her directly before coming (unlike we did). And her friend Christi was also very helpful with helping us plan our stay.