About This Listing
An idyllic secluded retreat far from everyday buzz yet on Siena's doorstep and a short ride from Florence and the seafront. No real rush here. Private converted barn for up to 8 guests, with exclusive pool overlooking between olive trees.
Montechiaro Wine Estates is a historic stately home where you can still experience the old Chianti lifestyle as it once was, slow and calm just like 300 years ago. A private idyllic retreat for the discerning traveller who wants to leave it all behind and find peace. Here, a 10th generation family still patiently grows organic grapes and olive trees.
The main Villa was built in 1760 and is still inhabited by its original owners, who preserved most of its ancient features whilst modernising the art of welcoming their discerning guests.
The Wine Estate villas are on the same grounds. You will be staying in ancient buildings that were passionately renovated just two years ago, which overlook the enchanting vineyards and rolling Tuscan hills. The historic centre is just a 15 minute drive away. No real rush here. You will take the time to breath the seasons passing by through the wild flowers' scent. You can witness mesmerising sunsets over manicured grass leading to your private pool. The Villa grounds, the orchid gardens, the ancient greenhouse, the vineyards, the cellar and the old oil mill, the original wooden oven, la Signora Beppina and her hen house, everything here is still run in the authentic Chianti way.
The Villa La Capannina can be reserved entirely by groups, families, for that special weekend, or a company retreat.
The following suites are offered for separate booking:
SALTIMBANCO Suite (Double Room with Private Bathroom and Shower)
PRINCIPE Suite (Lush King-Size Bed with Private Bathroom and Shower)
All guests have exclusive access to a spacious drawing and dining room with a fireplace, beamed ceilings, library with books and board games, private terrace and pool.
The price indicated is per night per room. Should you wish to book the entire grounds please do not hesitate to contact us: we shall be delighted to assist!
Private pool, private parking, tennis grounds with professional coach available upon request for exclusive one-to-one and group lessons.
We are delighted to assist you in organising a private masseur, chef, butler, driver, car and bike rental, horse-back excursions and take care of your every wish. Tailor-made tours of Tuscany and marvellous surrounding locations, often on private estates, can also be carefully organised to suit the most demanding needs.
Preferential rates offered at a nearby 5* Spa. Business services available.
Breakfast is served upon request in the light and airy ground floor drawing room. It can also be served on the estate gardens, under the wooden gazebo or by the pool (€8.00 per person).
Interaction with Guests
Keys shall be provided upon arrival so you can freely roam at your leisure.
Check-in from 15.
Check-out before 10.
Exclusive wine tastings, private suppers, castle excursions are just some of the additional services offered for our guests to book.
Siena, Florence, Volterra, Montalcino, Arezzo, Orvieto, Pisa, Perugia, Elba and Giglio Islands, Cinque Terre: what more to ask for? Rome is less than two hours away. Milan and Venice are within a 2h30 reach.
Nearest airports are Florence (40 minutes) and Pisa (1 hour).
As keen travellers of unbeaten routes ourselves, we shall enthusiastically share privy tips to help you truly enjoy Italy, warmly and sustainably.
HOW TO GET HERE:
-Coming from the North, along the A1 motor-road, turn at exit "Firenze-Impruneta" and drive along the highway to Siena (about 60 Km.). Go past the exits around Siena, until on the same road you are directed to Arezzo-Perugia (be careful not to turn left towards Grosseto).
Go past Taverne d'Arbia (two exits) and turn at exit "Casetta-Monteaperti". Go on towards Monteaperti and after about 2 Km you'll find a white road sign "Monteaperti". Turn left at the street with the large monument and school. Keep following the windy road until you reach a 3-way junction. Stay far right on Strada di Montechiaro. Your destination is on the left.
-Coming from the South, leave the A1 motor-road at exit "Valdichiana", drive on towards Siena along the road from Bettolle to Siena. Leaving behind exit "Castelnuovo Berardenga", turn at exit "Casetta-Monteaperti". Go on towards Monteaperti and after about 2 Km you'll find a white road sign "Monteaperti". Turn left at the street with the large monument and school. Keep following the windy road until you reach a 3-way junction. Stay far right on Strada di Montechiaro. Your destination is on the left.
Other Things to Note
At Montechiaro Wine Estate English, French and Italian are spoken fluently. We well be delighted to organise a German or Spanish welcome for you upon request.
In order to welcome you at our best, please indicate your envisaged time of arrival when you finalise your booking.
The Villa offers accessible rooms for travellers with disabilities.
Courtesy and discretion are our motto and our creed.
Swimming pool is seasonal and open, if weather allows, April through November.
If you expect a rustic atmosphere you are on the rihgt place.
We were greeted by Alessandro's dear mom, and had a basket and bottle of wine waiting for us. Loved the wine! And the views were amazing from the hilltop! The house was perfect for 2 couples, Mom and a baby. Alessandro and Chiara are sweet and helpful people. Also, not far from Sienna.
The setting is beautiful, quiet and refreshing overlooking rolling hills, Siena and vineyards. Simply amazing. Ale was a gracious host and very kind. We also enjoyed the private pool! The space is large, roomy and somewhat dated. Still, clean and great for large groups in providing a great Tuscan experience. Also, the steaks at the nearby restaurant were delicious.
We were made to feel very welcome by Alessandro, and his mother and father. We didn't get to meet Chiara, but she was constantly in contact by email, and wanting to assist with any enquiry. The location is excellent, with all the facilities you need for a short or extended stay. Our villa was just wonderful, with our own private pool. The scenery can only be described as stunning.
Beautiful country with an equally beautiful home. Alessandro was kind enough to do a little private tour and wine tasting which was amazing. All in all great experience
We were very disappointed with our stay here. Leading up to the trip, the communication was poor. When we got there, the apartment was not the advertised apartment, smelled like mold and was freezing. The heat never really kicked on the whole time we were there. We were never given the internet information so we could not access it. We also partially booked this property for the washing machine, but it did not work (hard when you don't have any clean clothes left). There was also mouse poop around the pull out bed, which is not great when you have a baby who puts everything in his mouth. Alessandro was very nice when we met him in the morning and his mother did give a great restaurant recommendation and made reservations for us when we arrived. We did happen to arrive on Easter, which may have played somewhat into the above issues. We'd give it a 1-star if it weren't for the restaurant help and friendliness, 2-stars.
I am sorry to read about issues that were never brought up to our attention during your stay . Apologies if we were not as immediately responsive as always. Easter is the busiest day of the year. We had been working non-stop at our cellar from the early morning till late at night. Unfortunately phone and internet reception is poor there. You had your internet credentials in your welcome booklet. Every house is professionally cleaned before every guest's arrival, and checked by a second member of staff. Had you mentioned any issue upon arrival we would have immediately changed villa for you. We thought an entirely private apartment would have been the best solution for you with two toddlers compared to a room in a shared Vineyard Villa. You seemed happy with the offer. Even if we had known it in the morning, we would have issued a full refund. The property you stayed at has now been taken off the market.
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