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Restored Farmhouse Surrounded by Vineyards and Olive Groves, Centrally Located in Tuscany

Vecchio Borgo - Mensola

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About The Experience

Enjoy a farm holiday in Tuscany! This farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany, perfect for a family vacation, is actually located on a working farm that produces wine, olive oil, vinsanto, and grappa. Observe wine making first hand before sampling a glass, or spend your days taking day trips to various Tuscan locations—Volterra, Siena, San Gimignano, and Florence are all accessible from your farmhouse holiday in Tuscany.

Location Description

Located on one of the larger working farms in this region, this property comes under the Italian category of “agriturismo.” It is situated in a beautiful rural position, but its place between Siena and Florence also makes this a great jumping-off point for day trips throughout Tuscany. The nearest village is Staggia, a beautiful little walled town with a castle overgrown with greenery. Here you'll also find the basics, from food to a post office and a café. Nearby Siena is a treasure trove of medieval architecture and authentic Tuscan culture-- including the famed annual bareback horserace! Other great locales in the region include San Gimignano, Volterra, and Florence.

Cecina (Beaches): 92 km/57 mi
Florence: 52 km/32.5 mi
Volterra: 49 km/30.5 mi
San Gimignano: 22 km/13.5 mi
Siena: 20 km/12.5 mi
Staggia (Various Shops): 1.5 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
(35 Hectares)

This apartment is located on a working farm that produces wine, olive oil, Vinsanto, and grappa, as well as various grain crops. There are also uncultivated areas which, in the spring, are covered with poppies. Picturesque paths through these areas lead to adjacent farms. The original 19th century farmhouse, in which this apartment is located, has been carefully restructured and transformed into six modernized apartments, each with its own entrance. The house is located on a hilltop, affording a panoramic view over the hills of the Chianti district. Surrounding the house is a communal garden and shared swimming pool which is open from late April to mid-October (14m x 7m). There is also a cement tennis court in the center of the farmstead, racquets are provided. A large barbecue and covered dining table are the center of the communal area, along with ping-pong, children's games, a play house, a slide, and a swing. Small individual tables and barbecues are also provided for the convenience of individual families. A selection of mountain bikes is available for use. A large parking area is located in front of the house, and there are shared laundry facilities.
At the completion of the harvest season, a celebration is held, during which all guests are invited to sample the many flavors and products of the land. In the cantina (cellar), run by the head of the family, there is a shop where guests may purchase bottles of wine for their own use. The owner's family occupies a separate unit in the farmhouse building. The family cares for the garden and provides homemade baked pastries as part of the welcome extended to new guests, or in celebration of special events.

Interior Description

(110 m2/1,184 ft2)
Ground Floor: On entering, you will find a small living area with an old-fashioned bread oven, two couches, and a coffee table.

First Floor: Upstairs you will find a living/dining room with a fireplace. There is a couch, dining table with six chairs, and a kitchen corner equipped with a cook-top, oven, dishwasher, and freezer. Above the living area is a loft with a single bed (90 cm). There are three bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and a private WC and sink; the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and the third bedroom has two single beds (90 cm), which can be joined upon prior request, and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC, and shower. The second bathroom has a sink, WC, and shower.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash

  • Group Cooking Classes: 15 Euro per person, plus the cost of food
  • Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Service (Washing Only): 5 Euro per load

Please Note:

  • WiFi is available in and near the Reception Area, not in units.
  • Laundry Service includes soap, iron, and board.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Tennis Court - Shared
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 4 Nights       Min
Nov-01-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $1,762 $1,007 4 night
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $2,157 $1,233 4 night
Feb-24-2018 - Apr-01-2018 $1,762 $1,007 4 night
Apr-01-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $2,157 $1,233 4 night
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $2,521 $1,441 4 night
Sep-01-2018 - Nov-01-2018 $2,157 $1,233 4 night
Nov-01-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $1,762 $1,007 4 night
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $2,157 $1,233 4 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • No security deposit or cleaning fee is required. However, the client will be liable for any extra charges incurred during the stay, or accidental damages to the property.

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
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Based on 81 Reviews

Customer Reviews

It was everything I had hoped for. We enjoyed the other guests and our privacy on the spacious grounds.
Enjoyed Most:
The charm of the working farm.
Surrounding Area:
It was conveniently located for access to the wonderful Tuscan sites.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia, about 2 km. You could not walk
Tips or Restaurants:
You will need a car for enjoyment to access Tuscany. Every city had outstanding food and wine
We used GPS on the mobile because the car's GPS could not locate the property. Once we found the property we used Staggia as the location on the car GPS, and that worked.
Check In Out:
Claudia was easy to work with.

Robert, June

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We simply could not have stayed at a more magnificent villa!
Enjoyed Most:
Claudia and her family were very friendly and helpful. The property was sooo beautiful!! Simone showed us the "farm" of grapes and olives. Also had a great tour of the winery. Loved the outside guest sitting areas. LOVED IT ALL!!!
Surrounding Area:
It was so close to Siena and Florence and other quaint villages. Claudia offered to take us to the train station any time we wanted.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia was the closest village. Distance wise, yes, it's walkable. In reality "no"-- road too busy with car traffic and too narrow.
Tips or Restaurants:
We went into town and got "antipasto" goodies to have with wine on one of the outdoor sitting areas. Yummm!! The Italian restaurant in Staggia was very good.
A GPS would be very helpful.
Check In Out:
Current process was quick and thorough.

Nancy, October

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We loved the peace and quiet and location.
Enjoyed Most:
The kindness of the owner.
Enjoyed Least:
We were there during a hot spell.
Surrounding Area:
Easy to reach all the main sites of Tuscany.
Nearby Events or Locales:
No town within walking distance.
We did use GPS.

Marilyn, July

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