6 km east of Greve in Chianti, halfway between Florence and Siena.
Tuscan farmhouse in panoramic position overlooking the valley of Greve in Chianti.
|Prices||€ 3150 - 4650 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking|
Overlooking the Greve valley
This villa lies halfway between Florence and Siena in the very heart of the Chianti Classico. Located in one of the most coveted regions in Tuscany in a panoramic position overlooking the valley of Greve in Chianti (430 m above sea level), it boasts wonderful views: the landscape is spotted with small forest, vineyards and olive groves. It is a perfect setting to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the famous Chianti wine-growing area. Close to a restaurant you can walk just a short distance (approx. 500 m) and enjoy a typical traditional Italian meal. A wide selection of cafes, restaurants and shops can be found in the delightful medieval town of Greve in Chianti. Also Radda in Chianti is only a short drive through the awesome winding roads of Chianti. Day trips to Florence, Siena and Lucca are easy and quick. This vacation rental is an ideal solution for those who want to spend time travelling to all the wonderful places that Tuscany is well known for - yet looking to enjoy the classical views of Tuscany with sloping green hills, vineyards and olive groves.
Podere Margherita is sited on an ancient pilgrim path and its history dates back to Roman times. From here religious pilgrims travelled while making their way up to this sanctuary, first nominated in the early 1000's, before proceeding on to Rome. Until recently used as a farmhouse it is now a lovely vacation rental for groups from up to 12 people. The spacious villa has six large bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The bedrooms provide a spacious retreat and all enjoy lovely views of the valley or garden. Memorable meals take place in the large formal dining room, on the shaded terrace overlooking the pool and the valley, or around the wood-burning pizza and bread oven with barbecue grill. The panoramic pool looks towards west and has stupendous views. The grounds are fenced and gated for security with ample parking, and the road access is excellent.
About the region
The well-known golf course at Ugolino is within easy reach of Podere Margherita.
Mountain bike routes
There are several mountain bike routes in the Chianti area.
A car is needed to explore the Chianti region, although the area immediately surrounding the villa is excellent for walking or cycling. The nearest airports are in Florence and Pisa, and Bologna airport is also within reach.
The villa is a scenic 6 km drive from the lively small town of Greve in Chianti with its distinctive piazza. The town offers a variety of restaurants, cafes, a wine and olive oil tasting centre, banks, shops and a supermarket. There is a regular bus service to Florence, which is a convenient and relaxing way to reach the centre of the city. In Panzano you will find a grocery shop open also on Sunday morning and a nice open market as well. Siena is also within easy reach, along with San Gimignano and Castellina in Chianti.
Markets, wine-tastings, food
On Saturday there is a weekly market in the piazza of Greve, and during the year there are seasonal festivals in the area: flowers, antiques, wine, and specialty foods. The location is at the mid-point of the Chianti wine trail and there are many vineyards that offer wine-tastings and direct sales. A local cook can be hired to prepare and serve typical local dishes (to be requested on the premises).
Approximately 100 metres distant from the villa the same owner has another smaller house suitable for 8 people. It is completely independent, with private entry, private garden and its own pool. It has two apartments each with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Both houses can be rented together for groups up to 20 people.
Podere Margherita 12
1 living room with dining area, 1 living room with grand piano, 1 kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 1 extra guest toilet:
The villa has a spacious ground floor where you will find a living room with sofas for 6 as well as a dining area with table for 12. The living area and the dining area area have two large french doors which open to the beautiful panoramic garden areas around the villa. With easy access to the dining area and the covered terrace - you will find that the eat in kitchen is ideal. Fully loaded there is a large refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, 5-burner hob, stove with oven, range hood, serving hatch to formal dining room, generous supply of pans and tools, a large breakfast table for 8, lots of counter space in a comfortable luminous room. Furthermore there are two double bedrooms on the ground floor - each with an en suite bathroom with a shower. You will also find a half bath on the ground floor - for easy access to those who are enjoying the outside garden and ground floor.
Up the stairs to the first floor you will find three spacious double bedrooms and one with two single beds (this twin bedded room is a walk through room, which gives access to one of the double bedrooms). All the bedrooms on the first floor have warm wood floors and high wood beam ceilings. One of the four bathrooms on this floor has a hydro massage tub, the others have a shower. A second living room area with large panoramic French doors is located on this floor and has a great view of the Chianti sunset. This room is furnished with a grand piano - in excellent condition, a beautiful home entertainment system including TV with DVD player and a stereo with CD player.
Bedroom 1 with king size bed
Bedroom 2 with queen size 4-poster bed
Bedroom 3 with 2 twin beds
Bedroom 4 with double bed (reached via bedroom 3) and direct access to garden
Bedroom 5 with queen size bed
Bedroom 6 with queen size bed
The two ground floor bedrooms each have en suite bathrooms (with WC, sink, bidet, shower). Two of the four bedrooms of the upper floor have en suite bathrooms (with WC, sink, shower); the other two bedrooms have the bathrooms on the corridor (one with WC, two sinks, bidet and shower; the other with WC, one sink, bidet and a hydro massage tub). There is a half bath (with WC and sink) on the ground floor, easily reached from the pool and garden.
Notes on accommodation
The villa is suitable for family groups with children because the large fenced grounds provide space to roam safely, and the ground floor rooms have good indoor/outdoor flow. The downstairs bedrooms can serve as self-contained accommodation for a nanny, or a peaceful retreat for grandparents. The terracotta floors downstairs, the parquet floors upstairs, the antique furniture, the window shutters and the ceiling beams all have the mellow patina of age. The upstairs living room has a beautiful grand piano, which guests are welcome to use.
While not specially constructed for wheelchair access, the ground floor is well suited to guests with limited mobility because there is level access to the house from the parking area and the ground floor bedrooms and living areas have no steps.
The swimming pool (for exclusive use of guests) has a large surrounding decked area with a generous supply of sun loungers and an outdoor shower. The pool measures 9.5 m x 4.5 m / 1.30 - 1.40 m deep. There are no neighbouring properties that overlook the pool. For outdoor dining, there is a wide choice of tables and chairs: on the shaded terrace, on the front lawn, and beside the wood-burning oven and barbecue. The 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of grounds are fully fenced for privacy.
Weekly rates in €
|Podere Margherita||07 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
|29 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
|24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
12 PAX 12
|3150 EUR €||3750 EUR €||4650 EUR €||Calendar||Request BookingPodere Margherita|
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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Pool size: 9.5 x 4.5 m (prefabricated partially built-in) / opening dates: May 20th - October 7th. Pool towels are provided.
Cook for dinners during the week available on request on the premises. Price per dinner per person: EUR 25 - 35 depending on the menu (wine not included).
Maid service (house cleaning): EUR 10 per hour.
Two baby beds available: free of charge.
Pets not allowed.
Security deposit, heating, wood for BBQ, final cleaning to be paid in euros on the premises:
- Security deposit: EUR 700.
- Heating (if required): metered / EUR 4 per m3. Heating before arrival: EUR 100 set price.
- Wood for BBQ: please check price on the premises.
- Final cleaning: EUR 400.
Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, pool cleaning service, garden maintenance all included in the price. Should you have rented Podere Margherita for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Our Guests Reviews
“Beautiful, warm, and welcoming”
Reviewed September 2, 2015
We loved this charming, well-appointed villa high in the hills of Tuscany, near the market town of Greve-in-Chianti. And its owner was very good to us. In addition, Florence and Siena, Tuscany's two largest cities, are about an hour's drive (in opposite directions), and you are surrounded by wineries and the smaller hill towns that make Tuscany so justly famous.
I wanted to let you know that my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this villa during the week of September 6-20th. The villa itself was perfect and the views were incredible. I highly recommend this villa although a car will be required to get around as it is rather far away from shops etc.
Lovatt-Dougherty, October 2014
Fantastisches grosses Haus mit tollem Ambiente
Left on Aug 22, 2014 for a stay in Jul 2014
Das Haus liegt oberhalb von Greve (6 km) in einem parkähnlichem Gelände. Die Räumlichkeiten sind grosszügig, der Pool ausreichend mit fantastischem Blick ins Chianti. Beste Betreuung durch die Eigentümer.
Ein tolles Haus!
Left on Aug 26, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
Carla hatte uns sehr herzlich in der Villa Margherita willkommen. Wir waren 5 Erwachsene und 8 Kinder und das Haus war perfekt für uns. Schöne und geräumige Zimmer, die Küche ist ebenfalls groß und sehr gut ausgestattet. Das einzige Manko war, dass sie nicht perfekt sauber war. Unser Lieblingsplatz war der große Tisch auf der Terasse. Hier konnte man es auch bei 40°C sehr gut aushalten, da immer eine Brise ging. Ausserdem hat man von hier einen gigantischen Blick über die sanften Hügel der Toskana und man erlebt traumhafte Sonnenuntergänge. Die Kinder waren v. a. vom Pool und dem Pizzaofen begeistert. Von hier aus kann man Tagesausflüge nach Florenz, Siena und San Gimignano machen. Und natürlich ist Greve selbst absolut einen Besuch wert. Insgesamt ein sehr empfehlenswertes Haus! Es eignet sich durch seine Größe optimal für 2 Familien.
Dear Bettina and Ute,
I just wanted you to know all TEN (10!) of us arrived intact from various points on the map last Saturday June 23 at Podere Marguerita in Greve - it was absolutely PERFECT! The villa is just beautiful and very comfortable for our sizeable clan - antique and charming, yet modernized for comfort. Its panoramic views are absolutely breathtaking overlooking an enormous wide valley area of villages and estates, vineyards and olive groves.
Carla was so gracious and greeted our airport-weary group with a tray of glasses and chilled sparkling blush wine - such a nice touch and set us right in the mode! She gave us our orientation to the house and tips on the surrounding area and Greve, which was very helpful.
The week just flew by - lots of day trips to Greve and surrounding villages, wineries and lunch spots. We had 2 large-ish van-type vehicles and our designated drivers did an heroic job on the windy mountain roads. We all LIVED in the pool in the afternoons and our very musical grandsons loved having the grand piano to serenade the household out the open balcony doors of the music room - truly magical. Evenings we cooked in, enjoying the wonderful local foods and wine and dined at the wonderful outdoor table and loggia. The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing and serving family meals and we all improved our Cucina Italia skills. Also fun to have the outdoor grille - the 4 teenage grandsons even made us brick-oven pizzas one night that were fantastic! Greve center has everything you could need at its Coop which we augmented with delicacies from the local butcher and small specialty shops.
We enjoyed perfect weather all week - warm, sunny days with a fresh breeze and perfect sleeping at night. Beds are wonderfully comfortable and all baths modern and convenient. We appreciated the villa’s WiFi to keep in touch with the world a bit (but not too much).
Please extend our thanks and our enthusiasm for Podere Marguerita to Carla (I do not have an email for her). It was a magical, memorable week - we hated to leave and would come back in a heartbeat! Thanks to you both as well, for smooth and efficient planning. It all came together even better than we hoped!
With all best wishes,
M. Brown, July 2012
Wonderful week in a great central location in the Chianti region
Left on Jul 13, 2012 for a stay in Jun 2012
Podere Margherita is a great location for up to 10 people which was the size of our family group. Great weather and fantastic view over the valley meant we ate outside for every meal. Kitchen and facilities were also great and we found that evening meals we prepared at the house rivaled dinners out for overall enjoyment and most memorable experiences. Pool is refreshing and hits the spot after a day traveling about the Chianti region. The villa is about a 20 minute drive from Greve which is a nice town with a decent grocery store. The Villa's local owner/manager is wonderful. With a practical traveler mindset - remember everything will not be exactly like at home, wherever that is - it is a top notch vacation spot to absorb Tuscany as best one can in a week's time. Overall excellent experience; four stars for ease of check in as the realities of flight schedules mean that departing guests and arriving guests tend to overlap and some negotiation is needed to sort that out. Solution: If you arrive in the morning, spend a bit of time wandering about Greve - it is market day - and chill for a bit.
A Room with a View in Chianti
Left on Oct 22, 2010 for a stay in Sep 2010
This is a wonderful property in the countryside about 7 km from Greve, the centre of the wine growing area of Chianti. It has a fine prospect of the whole Greve valley It has charm and history, and was perfect for accommodating the four couples in our group. The on-site owner was charming, helpful and very knowledgeable. A wonderful modern kitchen, and good clean facilities throughout. Well located for day trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, many other hill towns, and even to Pisa and Lucca. Our party of eight had a wonderful time.
vielen Dank für die Auswahl der Podere Margherita. Meine ganze Familiy war total begeistert über das Haus, die Lage und die Einrichtung. Ich habe schon in Eurpa und Amerika mit Freunden Häuser gemietet und es selbst so toll noch nicht angetroffen! Gerne werde ich die Versteckte Toskana weiterempfehlen.
S. Neubauer, September 2010
Left on Sep 10, 2010 for a stay in Aug 2010
A wonderful place to stay in the Toscany. The house is beautiful and the terace with the look over the Chianti hills is amazing. Th hole family was hooked about the house. We all would like to come back again.