About this listing
Fantastic place. in the heart of Tuscany.
Ideal for relax and to visit Florence, Siena, Arezzo, towns and landscape unique in the world (Chianti, Val d'Orcia) famous for wines, olive oil and cheese. Reacheable by public transport.
Il Gelso 1
1 house at the first and last floor composed by 1 kitchen with sofa bed, 2 bedrooms (a double bedroom and a triple bedroom) and a bathroom with shower.
Max 6 people.
Cot and high chair available on request.
Swimming pool large 6 mt x 12 mt open from 1 june to 30 september
Garden with shadows, fruit trees and flowers.
Property is wide and is composed by three indipendent apartments. If you find a busy schedule please check the availability of the other two apartments: Chianti 2 (managed by Mauro) and Chianti 3 (managed by Paola).
Within walking distance (Ambra) two restaurants, three Pizzerie, several shops and a minimarket.
Supermarket at 10 km (Bucine).
Large supermarket (Ipercoop) at 20 km (Montevarchi).
IL Gelso is situated in a uncontaminated area, within a wildlife reserve (faunistic reserve).
Quiet, in the country, windy.
No too hot
Sometimes you can see pheasants, hares and roe deers while it's easy to see swallows during the day and fireflies in the night.
Located in the Chianti aretino, in the centre of Tuscany (Italy).
Near Florence (1 hour by car or by train).
Arezzo and Siena at 30 minutes by car while Arezzo also by train in 25 minutes.
The nearest railway station is situated in Bucine.
Other beautiful towns easy to visit not far: Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Bagno Vignone, Montalcino, Cortona, Perugia e Assisi.
You can visti the beautiful landscape of Val d'Orcia (UNESCO's patrimony), Crete senesi and the Chianti shire, well known for its wine production.
At 15 km the hot and termal water of Rapolano Terme with two termal estabilishments (Antica Querciolaia and San Giovanni). Special price at Antica Querciolaia for our guests.
If you love sea you in 1 hour and half by car you can reach the coast and its free beaches.
If you love mountain you can reach Monte Amiata (more than 1.700 mt).
For shopping near there are the PRADA's outlet (Levane), selling directly from the factory to customers, the Valdichiana's Outlet (Foiano della Chiana) and the luxury Outlet The Mall (Reggello).
In a few words. Il Gelso is the ideal location to spend your holiday in relax but also, if you wish, to visit beatiful towns and landascapes.
Swimming pool, garden, barbecuase, parking
Pubblic transport (if you have no car).
Ambra is easy to reach by public transport.
From Florence take the train going to Arezzo-Roma keeping attention che the train stops at Montevarchi. From Montevarchi take the bus towards Siena keeping attention that it stops at Ambra. From the bus stop you reach our property in 10 minutes by foot.
From Ambra, by bus, you can reach Siena and the nearest railway station in Bucine. From Bucine you can easy reach Florence and Arezzo.
Remember that the bus go on only in working day, saturday inclused.
By bus, in two hours, you can reach the tirrenic beaches too and in this case we advice to visit Castiglione della Pescaia ad its free beach.
Other Things to Note
Additional cost in case of heating
Swimming pool rules.
Depth swimming pool mt. 1,40 and not monitored, pay attention. Forbidden plunge into. Forbidden introduce animals in the swimming area. Success young people only under adult supervision. Wait three hours after the meal before bath.
Walk away from the swimming pool area in case of bad weather.
Please don't smoke inside, thanks.
We had a wonderful stay at Mauro's villa. The pool has been the centre of our stay, needless to say. Ambra is a great little hub town where you can drive around and see many different places. We drove around one day and simply lost ourselves to the lovely countryside charm. Then, we stopped at a gate on the way to Bucine to take some photos. The gate opened and a lady came out to welcome us in to taste their wine. It was a beautiful vineyard with wonderful rose and sparkling wine.
The host Mauro doesn't speak English but is an extremely friendly host. His brother-in-law Peter speaks English and was very quick in responding to our requests. We were locked outside our apartment. Within 10 minutes, a neighbour came with the key! On our last night, there were a new guest family who were way too loud at the pool at night. We had to leave early in the morning and needed the sleep. So we texted Peter again. Within 10 minutes, the guests were out of the pool!
And, the rooms are clean and comfortable. all linens are fresh. Nothing fancy, but absolutely clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
thank you, Mauro & Peter!!!
Maggie & Clive
We absolutely loved to stay at Mauro's. The house is rustic and charming in the heart of Tuscany. It is very quiet and clean. The only sound there is an occasional rooster at a distance.
Property is absolutely beautiful and very quiet, the apartment is great value and very clean and functional, you do need a car to get around and it can be a bit tricky to find the first time.
Our stay went very smoothly, definitely recommended.
L'appartement de Mauro est tel que sur les photos. Il est calme et spacieux. La piscine est superbe et la vue y est très agréable. Mauro et Pietro sont très sympathiques ! Nous avons été accueillis avec de l'huile et du vin :) Merci !
La casa forma parte de una gran casa dividida en la casa del propietario, y otra casa más para huéspedes. Tiene su propia entrada y, tras subir unas escaleras, se encuentra la cocina, dos dormitorios y el baño. Aunque la casa es antigua, tiene el encanto propio de las viviendas de campo. En las paredes hay arañas e insectos, pero es algo normal en el campo.
Mauro nos recibió con una botella de vino y otra de aceite, ambos de producción propia. Lo mejor del lugar es su ubicación, en pleno campo, con unas vistas hermosas.
No pudimos disfrutar de la piscina, ya que había gran cantidad de insectos en ella, pero supongo que ésto depende de la época.
Pietro siempre estuvo atento y nos envió gran cantidad de información turística.
Un lugar donde encontrar verdaderamente la paz.
Nous avons été très bien accueillis. Les explications pour se rendre jusqu'à la maison que nous avions reçues avant le séjour sont très utiles et pratiques.
Peter, Paula, et Mauro ont fait preuve de beaucoup de marques d'attention au long de notre séjour, qui sont très sympathiques et ont rendu notre séjour fort agréable. Les enfants ont bien apprécié la piscine qui est grande et les chaises longues autour bien agréables pour se reposer. Logement simple, extérieur très agréable, bien situé pour découvrir la région.
We just tot home from a lovely holiday in Tuscan! Had a beatiful stay at thuis house in Ambra. The house is big enough for a family of 4 and contains everything you need for a holiday. It's a bit out in the country, so lovely views en nature sounds everywhere. It's in walkingdistance of the town Ambra, where there are small shops where you dan get your basic grocery. In the centre of Ambra you van visit 'Piazza' For a Nice cup of cappuccino, icecream, pizza and more. Our kids loved the placebo because there was WiFi connection available there! I would recommend thuis placebo to everyone who wants to visit Tuscany. Good start for all your day-trips too!
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About the Host, Mauro
The Gelso is an ancient and typical Tuscan colonic house. It is run by Mauro who is a farmer, lives here and is helped by his sister Paola and his brother in law Pietro. Built at the end of '800 and renovated several times in the last 40 years. In the early '70s was added the part with the terrace and more recently interiors have been renovated. He kept the look simple and welcoming, with a beautiful and wide garden where you can use a barbecue handmade by Mauro. Next to the garden was built the pool that can enjoy the sun for the entire day. All around there are cultivated fields directly from Mauro and the vineyard. Located in the heart of Tuscany you can easily reach Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Chianti, Val d'Orcia and the coast as well as Perugia and Assisi. Many of these resorts are international heritage of UNESCO.
Property is wide and it is composed by three apartments. If you find a busy schedule please check the availability of all of them: Chianti 1 e Chianti 2 (managed by Mauro) and Chianti 3 (managed by Paola).