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 10 guests, with exclusive pool overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills.
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 offer a breath-taking view of the medieval town of Siena. 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 can be reserved entirely by groups, families, for that special weekend, or a company retreat.
The following suites are offered for separate booking:
CABERNET Suite (Double / Triple Room with Private Bathroom and Shower)
COLORINO Suite (Lush King-Size Bed with Private Bathroom and Shower)
MALVASIA Suite (Lush King-Size Bed with Private Bathroom and Shower - accessible also by disabled travelers)
MERLOT Suite (Lush King-Size Bed with Private Bathroom and Shower)
SANGIOVESE 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, professional tennis coach available upon request for exclusive one-to-one and group lessons at two nearby clubs.
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 until 20.
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. Please recycle: glass and plastic bins are at the beginning of Strada di Montechiaro towards Siena. Paper bins are in Pianella, Siena, Monteaperti or Monteriggioni. Please turn off any light, heating and fan before leaving the house. Please turn off the lights when you leave any room. Please use water responsibly. Smoking is forbidden in the house. Any infringement will be charged a EUR300 repainting fee. Logs for the fireplace are provided free of charge, GPL heating is charged EUR30 per day (please ask for it and use it responsibly: it is our planet!)
From May 6 - Oct 21, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
This villa was exactly how it appeared on the website, absolutely stunning. Our stay at Montechiaro Estate started with a wine tour and tasting by our host Alessandro which was a very pleasant experience, learning about their family history was truly amazing and Alessandro was very helpful with providing information on the area. Located 10 minutes drive from Siena (city), this villa was a great place to come back to every evening for peace and quite after a big day of exploring other towns in Tuscany (especially the sunset overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards), actually it was hard to get moving each day as we were so comfortable. The villa had everything we needed and the local supermarket was only 6kms down the road. If I ever go back to Tuscany, I would definitely stay here again.
We were a group of 6 and Alessandro's place was the highlight of our week long road trip in Italy. The villa is better in person. Gave us a glimpse of true Tuscany lifestyle. Alessandro emailed me a list of activity recommendation prior to our arrival. Unfortunately we were only able to stay for one night so we didn't get to try them but because we loved our experience at this villa, we talked about revisiting immediately after our departure. I forgot about our arranged checkin time and arrived 2.5hrs late. Alessandro's parents waited till almost 9pm for us to check in and they are the warmest & nicest hosts! I highly recommend this place! Will definitely book again!
Montechiaro offers the quint essential Tuscan experience! Alessandro was a gracious and attentive host offering many extras for us to enjoy such as a delightful Tuscan meal cooked in our villa by Sandra and Sabrina. An awesome touch! We will be back!
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Monte Chiaro. The hosts were very helpful and friendly.
Nous avons été accueillis par une famille fort sympathique et très cultivée!!
Alessandro est un bon négociant en vins très attentif à son entreprise.
La situation de la maison était tout simplement parfaite, le paysage grandiose et les BBQ au bord de la piscine mémorables.
Par contre la cuisine n'est pas très bien équipée si l'on veut y cuisiner pour dix (nous avons dû acheter quelques ustensiles sur place et avons utilisé des plats en aluminium pour les plats au four).
A noter aussi que le logement ne correspondait pas tout à fait aux photos, notamment la terrasse n'était pas ombragée et difficilement habitable en cas de canicule. C'est bien dommage, parce que celle présentée sur les photos aurait été parfaite pour la chaleur que nous avons connue!!
Aussi, la plupart des chambres spacieuses présentées sur les photos n'étaient pas dans la maison louée, tout comme la romantique tour en brique, qui est celle d'une maison adjacente. (Très belle, soit dit en passant).
Mais la vue imprenable et la piscine nous ont vite fait oublier ces quelques désagréments, et nous gardons un excellent souvenir de ce séjour.
Everything about the house and vineyard was exactly how it was in the pictures! We were 8 adults with 2 kids and a baby. The house was perfect for the amount of people and each room had their own bathroom.
Alessandro and his family were very welcoming and helped arranged dinners and wine tastings for us. They were very accommodating while dealing with my families many requests.
I would recommend having Beppina cook a dinner for your group while there. She lives on property and cooks with things grown on site. The food was so delicious and really was a one of a kind experience! We also had a great brunch cooked for us by Sabrina which Chiara arranged for us. The food was so unique and yummy. Basically book both of these chefs!
The location is perfect and the views are amazing. You don't need to plan much as you can stay on the property and enjoy all it has to offer. The house is about a 15/20 minute drive from Sienna.
This really is a great place to bring friends or family for a memorable trip!
We had the best stay ever at the house, which was even better than our expectations. The surroundings are magical, situated on a wine estate, and Chiara helped us to book horse riding, chef one evening, dinner at the nearby farmer, as well as a small wine tasting with Allessandro. Also, after a summer storm with hail, we got help cleaning up in the house. We were ten in total including one child. We rented cars but enjoyed a lot of time by the private pool before lunch and in the late afternoons, also using the barbecue. I'm forever grateful for this magical stay.
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