La Mattonaia, charming apt. in Tuscan farmhouse


Entire rental unit hosted by Marina

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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La Mattonaia is a welcoming and comfortable apartment located on the ground floor of Il Colombaio, a characteristic old farmhouse that lies on the side of a hill, nestled among olive trees and vineyards. The apartment has an independent entrance from the courtyard and direct access to the garden at the rear. It is fully decorated with period furniture and antiques, family heirlooms dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s, which create a particularly warm and cozy atmosphere.

The space
Il Colombaio is composed of 3 buildings: the farmhouse, the hayloft and the stable. The farmhouse is partly inhabited by our family, while the ground floor houses La Mattonaia. The hayloft and the stable have been transformed into two small cottages: Il Fienile and La Loggia. The buildings are surrounded by an olive grove and a lawn where the swimming pool is located, in an isolated and panoramic position.
La Mattonaia is an apartment of about 60 sqm, consisting of a large living/dining room with kitchen corner, a bedroom with a double bed (160x190 cm), a bedroom with two single beds (80x190 cm) that can be joined together, a bathroom with shower box. The living room has direct access to the garden at the rear, equipped with table, chairs, umbrella and sun chairs.
All the windows are protected with screens (mosquito nets). Independent heating. Wi-Fi. The kitchen is equipped with a 4-ring stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with freezer, as well as Nespresso machine, coffeemaker, toaster, kettle.
We provide all bed and bath linen, changed on a weekly basis.
EV charger available in the car park.


HEATING is included in the rental price up to an average consumption of 2 units per day. Over this amount it is charged as extra, according to meter readings taken upon guest arrival and departure and based on the current energy cost per unit. The meter is located inside the apartment so our guests can check and manage their consumption at any time.

INSECTS - Just to remind you that there are ALWAYS insects in the countryside and, in the hottest summer periods, mosquitoes and horseflies can be so annoying as to make it unpleasant to stay outdoors during the day. If you are planning a countryside vacation during the summer, please be aware of this possible occurrence. Here at Il Colombaio, all the windows are protected with screens, however we recommend that you take the necessary information and precautions before leaving.

INTERNET - As in many Italian rural areas, the Internet connection may be slower than expected and, especially in the event of thunderstorms, temporary interruptions may occur.

POOL - The pool is shared by the guests of the property; no visitors/outsiders are allowed. It is open from the beginning of May to the end of September.

WEATHER ADVISE - Cold spells may occur during spring and autumn and, when the temperature drops, old stone houses are cold and difficult to heat. If you plan your holiday in these seasons, we recommend you come prepared with warm clothes, to wear inside as well as outside, and don’t forget warm socks and slippers. This will also help you control your heating expenses.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared pool
EV charger
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Cavriglia, Italy

"Il Colombaio" is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the historic heart of Tuscany, equally distant from the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo which are approximately 40 km away. The property lies on the side of the hill that descends from Montaio to Cavriglia; Montaio is an ancient hamlet, where you can enjoy the panorama of the entire valley. Although Il Colombaio is located in the open country, it is only 1,5 km far from Cavriglia, 20 minutes walking. In Cavriglia you find coffee bars, restaurants, food shops, laundromat, bank and chemist.

Which is the best period for a countryside holiday?
In Tuscany, the months of July and August are generally hot (with peaks over 35°C) and sultry. In rural areas, the heat is mitigated compared to the cities but, on the other hand, annoying insects are much more numerous here (unbearable for someone).
Mid-seasons are usually the ideal time to enjoy the countryside, but several rainy days may occur. Also, if you are not used to living in old stone houses, you may find them cold, and the heating systems insufficient (and quite expensive) for your standard.
Probably a fair compromise between climate, use of heating and presence of insects can be found from late April to mid-June, and from mid-September to late October.

Hosted by Marina

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 81 Reviews
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During your stay

We are always happy to welcome guests who choose to stay in our region and help them, if they want, get the most from their holiday. Many travelers don’t venture outside the major destinations. For this reason, they sometimes go back home thinking that Tuscany is a mostly touristy destination with lots of tourists everywhere. Quite to the contrary. If you are ready to venture off the beaten path and see more than what you find in guidebooks, you will go home with a completely different image of this amazing region, certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
We are always happy to welcome guests who choose to stay in our region and help them, if they want, get the most from their holiday. Many travelers don’t venture outside the major…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy