check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Jane

Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, italian

30 minutes to Florence, beautifully restored apartments on Chianti vineyard - Antica

8 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Pelago holiday apartment

Located on a Chianti Rufina vineyard with panoramic views in peaceful Tuscany

Escape into rustic Chianti Rufina and enjoy the timeless pleasures of Tuscany - less than 30 min from Florence!

This small group of buildings was once part of the first line of defences of Renaissance Florence. Now on a working vineyard, they have been converted to create an attractive villa and apartments. Situated in a prestigious Florentine estate which produces an impressive Chianti, there is a panoramic hilltop castle within walking distance. Florence is an easy train ride away, saving the headache of city parking. For 2 people, you can choose between Cipresso, a mini apartment with kitchenette, or Alba and Vista, which both have full kitchens and separate bedroom. If you are travelling in a group of up to 4, select the tab for Villa, the converted barn with two spacious panoramic terraces, two double bedrooms and bathrooms. For larger groups, up to 7, select Antica & Cipresso. Alternatively, groups of up to 13 can rent the whole Borgo. All apartments have their own private terrace with views across the valley.

Approach Road: Please note that there is a 1km rough, farm road to approach the property. The surface of the road is in loose stone and not tarmac. Most of our guests arrive in small hire cars without problems. Ask us for more information if you are concerned.

More Details

Details for Antica 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Antica is a spacious Tuscan country apartment well suited to a family or two couples travelling together. The building dates back to the 1500s and its massive wooden beams and handmade terracotta tiled floors are in the traditional style. Renovated recently Antica makes a comfortable base for holiday or longer stays.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms. There is also a single bedroom with bunk-style single bed. Downstairs, the large sitting room with impressive traditional open fireplace is a comfortable spot to relax. There is a separate dining room/kitchen. Outside the apartment has a small terrace with panoramic views across vineyards and olive groves to a distant castle.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, italian

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveller reviews

Antica
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful setting and property!

  • 5 of 5

The setting and the property were beautiful! Even better than the photographs. All the previous reviews were spot on! It was spotlessly clean with nice bed linen and towels. The owners were lovely, there on hand if you needed any help or advice but did not impose in any way. Jasmine and Peggy (dog and cat!) were a big hit! So cute! There is a very good book provided by the owners with local restaurants etc. We ate at a few but I can't remember the names. The is a really cute gelateria in San Francesco called Sottani. It is really nice. Unfortunately we weren't able to do the wine tour at Nippozano as they were very busy at that time. However we did have some wine from the wine store there and it was delicious! Book this early if you are interested. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Truly the best gîte we have ever rented

  • 5 of 5

The Borgo di Sopra villas were a centuries-old watch tower that had been tastely refurbished with modern amenities. Clean, spacious and comfortable, yet with the touch and feel of the Old Europe. The property was on a beautifully maintained huge outdoor space half way on top of a hill. The land was adorned with flowering plants, including furiously blooming lavenders with hovering bees, butterflies and Italian moths, 30ft wild walnut trees with eagerly awaiting squirrels, and outdoor sheltered sitting areas to enjoy the view.

The view was magnificent: the property overlooked the valley of the river of Arno that constituted a tranquil Tuscan picture of to-the-horizon vineyards, olive groves and a red-roof small town. On top of the hill was a castle of a world-famous Chianti family who offered a most memorable wine tour. The hill had many long foot-paths so bring hiking shoes.

The property was a short 20 minutes train ride to Florence and a 40 minutes drive to Siena. Florence offered great museums of renaissance art and never ending shopping opportunities and Siena a more subdued but colorful medieval Italian city-state experience.

The hosts were super friendly and helpful. They arranged for us a wine tour, restaurant reservations (talk about sumptuous slow Italian foods) and suggested attractions that only locals would know. We're especially in-debt for their care in a medical emergency.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property to all and we will surely go back to it ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A scene from the movies

  • 5 of 5

After reviewing many locations to stay at, we determined that Borgo di Sopra was just what we were looking for. My wife, myself, our adult son, our adult daughter and our son-in –law arrived to be greeted by our gracious hosts, Jane and Giampiero. Their home was everything we dreamed of. It gave five adults plenty of individual space yet it was a wonderful family center. The location, the views and the accommodations were simply wonderful. It was idyllic. It was easy access to Florence either by local train or by car (which is really a must) and Siena. The wines of the region are fabulous. I encourage you to taste them all at local wine tours. Giampiero made some excellent restaurant suggestions for both Siena and locally. We tried both and his recommendations hit the mark both times. The walk up to the castle was easy and both the castle and the views from it were superb. My daughter summed it up best when she declared that the family must return in five years to Borgo di Sopra again for it gave us wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

MOST MEMORABLE FOUR NIGHTS AT THIS VILLA

  • 5 of 5

OUR HOST JANE WAS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL HOSTS AND SHE LOOKED AFTER EACH AND EVERY DETAIL OF THE HOUSE AND OUR STAY. WE WERE TWO COUPLES (SIXTY PLUS) AND HAD THE THREE BEDROOM + THREE BATHROOM HOUSE FROM HER BUT WE WOULD GIVE FULL MARKS TO BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO WERE SO CONCERNED ABOUT OUR COMFORT AND WELFARE.

WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND THIS PRORTY TO EVERYONE WHOM WE KNOW BUT CAR IS ESSENTIAL BECAUSE IT IS FAR FROM THE MAIN TOWN BUT EXTREMELY PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL.

ARVIND

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bala, Ontario
5

Borgo di Sopra - Vista

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Vista at Borgo di Sopra. It was absolutely wonderful!!! The location was perfect for day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Arrezo and Florence. It was lovely to sit on the terrace in the evening, after a long day of site seeing, with a great glass of wine from the winery located in the castle above the property. The castle was a 15 - 20 minute walk up the hill and the views were magnificant! When I go back to Tuscany I will definitely stay here again. I would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to see Tuscany and relax at the same time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
5

Honeymoon Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice... we thought that it would be nice but never has beautiful, serene and breathtaking as the property was.

First, let me say that this location is the idyllic because of Jane, Giampiero, Vita and of course Peggy! From having groceries for us when we arrived from our long trip, to a book of helpful hints & info to fantastic conversation sets this place aside from any other. Jane & Giampiero are so dedicated to making your stay as fulfilling as you would like it and make sure that they try to do anything along the way to help you.

Antica was beautiful with plenty of space to spread out. The apartment blended the qualities of the original tower with the luxuries we all love in life. Every need you could imagine was there so you never need to worry about forgetting something.

Pontassieve & Pelago were wonderful to visits and walk around - the local businesses were lovely. Highly recommend Sottani (Thanks Jane for the tip!), Far West for Pizza, etc. The train system was easy to navigate and everything is easily accessible to make day trips if you please to Arezzo, Venice, Florence, etc.

Our honeymoon was perfect - couldn't have imagined going anywhere else! Thank-you Jane, Giampero, Vita & Peggy for making it unforgettable!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Pontassieve
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Car: recommended

The 2 main airports in Tuscany (Pisa and Florence) are easily accessible . Short breaks are feasible all year round! You'll know you have made an escape from routine, though, when you drive down the winding approach road. You pass through vineyards with a historic castle and our property above you in the distance. You are now in the Nipozzano estate of the noble Florentine family of Frescobaldi. From your apartment, a pleasant walk, with superb views, will take you up to the castle. There the wine is aged in the historic cellars and you can taste and buy all Frescobaldi wines. Numerous other panoramic walks dot the area (the historic monastery of Vallombrosa is not far either). For renaissance culture, we are near Florence and Arezzo. Regular trains from Pontassieve station (5 minutes away) to central Florence take only 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, designer outlet discounts from Gucci, YSL, Todds etc are to be found at the Mall, outside Leccio, 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Wine tasting.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Pelago, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
A$236
A$1,290
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$236
A$1,361
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$215
A$1,290
 
 
High
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$236
A$1,361
 
 
Autumn
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$215
A$1,290
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$236
A$1,361
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$430

.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for Antica in Pelago, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - bath with shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , bunk bed style
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking