La Novellina / Fiano in Chianti

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  • la Novellina Entrance Hall
  • la Novellina Upper Hall
  • la Novellina Facade In November
  • la Novellina Upper Terrace
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  • la Novellina View
  • la Novellina Grounds
  • la Novellina Kitchen
  • la Novellina Living Room
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  • la Novellina Master Bathroom
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  • la Novellina Out Dining View
  • la Novellina Alfresco Dining
  • la Novellina Outdoor Dining
  • la Novellina Alfresco Dining
  • la Novellina Pool
  • la Novellina Bedroom
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  • la Novellina Pool From Terrace
  • la Novellina Bedroom
  • la Novellina Pool
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  • la Novellina Twin Bedroom
$ 6,760 – 14,366 /wk
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
7
Sleeps
10 +4
PoolWalk to Village/ServicesA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVGreat KitchenTerrace/BalconyWasherWasher/Dryer Elderly accessibleChild friendlyGround floor bed/bath
Rating
4
Top Features

Authentic and beautiful luxury farmhouse with great staff and breathtaking views

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Overview

La Novellina is a wonderfully renovated farmhouse built around a central 11th-century tower and located halfway between Florence and Siena, overlooking the Chianti hills.

This typical Tuscan house has been completely and respectfully restored. Original materials have been reused wherever possible, resulting in a delightful combination of tradition, authenticity, elegance and comfort — with an unbelievable view that stretches as far as the towers of San Gimignano. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees, La Novellina is part of a sixty-nine acre estate producing extra virgin olive oil.

The little village of Fiano is just a mile away, with a couple of very nice restaurants, and can be reached on foot (over the fields) or in just a few minutes by car. Grocery stores, gas stations, bakeries, post office, bus stop and other services are located three miles away in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. The autostrada linking Siena with Florence is just 15 minutes away, and the ferry to Corsica and Sardinia (65 miles) are within driving distance. The free parking lot in Scandicci for the new tram with shuttle service in and out of Florence is about 20 minutes from La Novellina, or you can take a bus to Florence from Tavarnelle. Within the radius of a few miles, you can find Estruscan tombs, medieval cities, 14th-century castles, and Baroque churches. Or you can just relax at home and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view.

Daily housekeeping is included – up to 4 hours. As well as your first night’s dinner and a food basket. You’ll also receive breakfast service on weekdays. You will find a steaming breakfast waiting for you in the kitchen, with fresh hot coffee, tea, milk, cereals, freshly baked sourdough toast from the local bakery, with butter and jam. 

The keyholder is fluent in English and will greet you when you arrive. She is also a great cook and offers cooking classes. Upon request, she can offer a personalized concierge service to book tours, tickets, restaurant reservations, and help with your daily planning. In addition the wonderful housekeeper is a fabulous cook. If you are interested in some authentic Tuscan dinners, please request the dinner dates in advance.

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Details

The Villa

Ground floor (sleeps 2)

  • Small entrance hall
  • Dining room
  • Large eat-in kitchen built on two levels, with a huge wood-burning pizza oven, stone sink, modern sink, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer
  • Double (king) bedroom (cannot be separated) (three steps down from the dining room level) with sliders to the garden, en-suite bathroom with tub 
  • Both the kitchen and the ground floor bedroom can be accessed from the exterior of the villa (avoiding the steps for guests with walking problems), but please be aware that there are a few steps here and there throughout the ground floor.
  • Small bathroom near the kitchen, accessed from outdoor loggia

Second floor (sleeps 6)

  • Central hallway
  • Large living and dining room with fireplace and covered balcony
  • Double (king) bedroom (can be separated to twins), en-suite bathroom with shower (A/C)
  • Double (queen) bedroom (can be separated to twins) with en suite bathroom with shower (A/C)
  • Double bedroom (queen) with en suite bathroom with shower and separate bathtub (A/C)

Third floor (sleeps 2)

  • Double queen bedroom (can be twins), en-suite bathroom with shower. Access to this bedroom has a lower-than-usual ceiling, so it is not for very tall people. (A/C)

Guest house (sleeps 4) next door

  • Entrance is into a small living area with sofa bed and kitchenette corner
  • Double bedroom with twin beds and en suite bathroom with bathtub (A/C)
  • Double bedroom, bathroom with shower (A/C)

Grounds

  • Outside is the loggia with a long table for dining al fresco, a swimming pool (11 meters x 5 meters), and the bathroom with shower (mentioned above) entranced from outside the kitchen — especially useful during summer when the pool is open.

Amenities

Features
  • Terrace/BalconyStaff IncludedWine Cellar
Location
  • Walk to village/services
  • Closest store or village: 1.0 km
Closest Village/Services
1.0km
Pool/Spa
  • Pool (unheated)
Communications
  • PhoneFAXInternet/Wi-Fi
Entertainment
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/Stereo
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral HeatWindow Screens
Kitchen
  • Great KitchenDishwasher
Laundry
  • Washer
Accessibility
  • Elderly accessibleChild friendlyGround floor bed/bath

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability

Availability

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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
Saturday
2017 Weekly Rates
DatesVilla
10p
Optional Guest house
+ 4p
Low Season
Jan 7 - Apr 14
Sep 30 - Dec 22
$6,760 $11,830
Mid Season
Apr 15 - Jun 23
Aug 26 - Sep 29
$8,112 $13,520
High Season
Jun 24 - Aug 25
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
$8,450 $14,366

Additional Information

Includes

For main villa:

  • Maid service (2 hrs/day Mon-Sat, except public holidays)
  • A/C is only available in the bedrooms, and is metered with a bonus of €50/wk
  • Linens (bath linens changed on Wed & Sat)
  • Pool towels
  • Gardener (5 days/wk)
  • Internet WiFi
  • Prepared delivered welcome dinner and food basket
  • Tuscan dinner (Monday)
  • Continental breakfast (Mon-Sat)\

For main villa + guest house:

  • Maid service (4 hrs/day Mon-Sat, except public holidays)
  • Gardener (5 days/wk)
Extras
  • Utilities are metered with a bonus of €50. Guests pay for usage above €50.
  • Utility deposit of €100 for heat/air conditioning is due in cash upon arrival. A/C is metered and in main villa bedrooms only.
  • Final cleaning of €250 is due in cash for the main house, or €450 for the villa plus guest house upon arrival.
    • Total deposit due on arrival for utilities and final cleaning = €650 cash + local tourist tax (villa only), or €850 cash (villa + guest house) + local tourist tax.
  • Local tourist tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
  • Additional bed or crib available upon request at €350/wk.
  • Additional services available upon request at an additional fee: cook, car transfers, extra maid service and laundry service.
Security Deposit

$1,000 payable by check to Doorways, €300 due on arrival and returned at the end of your stay less any damages or unpaid fees. 

Notes
  • For more than 3 children, please inquire.
  • Pool is open from May 16 to September 19
  • English-speaking key holder will greet guests on arrival and be available for questions and requests or problems.
  • The Italian-speaking housekeeper is a great cook. She can be asked to stay and cook dinners for her guests.
  • The garden, pergola and pool are completely private for the guests of the villa.
  • Upon request and approval of owner, a late arrival is possible between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm for an extra fee of €50.

Map

Location

Distances
Fiano1 mi
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa 3 mi
Autostrada linking Siena to Florence 15 min
Corsica and Sardinia 65 mi

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