Overlooking the Greve valley
Podere Margherita is a country house with private pool in one of the most coveted regions of Tuscany: halfway between Florence and Siena, in the very heart of Chianti Classico. It is located on a hill (430 m above sea level) and offers a fabulous view of the valley of Greve in Chianti. The eye wanders far over the landscape spotted with vineyards, olive groves and forests.
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 rooms are spacious, and all have beautiful views of the valley or the 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 also has stupendous views. The grounds are fenced and gated for security with ample parking, and the road access is excellent.
A restaurant is just 500 m away. A wide selection of cafes, restaurants and shops can be found in the delightful medieval town of Greve in Chianti (6 km). Also Radda in Chianti is only a short drive through the awesome winding roads of Chianti.
Day trips to Florence, Lucca and Siena are easily possible. This holiday home is the ideal accommodation for those who want to visit the wonderful places Tuscany is famous for. It is the right setting for enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the famous Chianti wine-growing region to the fullest.
Our Guests Reviews
Really outstanding all the way around. Two families (total of 10 people) stayed here in late September. We had a meal prepared one night. Very cool! Thanks
J. Edwards, September 2018
The house well nicely furnished and the garden is great. The location was dramatic sitting atop a large hill top. If we go back to Tuscany we will stay here again.
F. Conti, August 2018
La ubicación es genial: pueblo tranquilo, bien comunicado, cerca de Florencia, Siena y no lejos de Pisa. Cerca de pueblos preciosos de la Toscana. La casa está muy bien cuidada, es muy amplia y agradable. Además, tiene muy buenas vistas. La zona de la casa es super tranquila. Carla, el propietario, una persona super amable y cordial. Ha sido un gran acierto.
B. Fortillo, June 2017
“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. The hole family was hooked about the house. We all would like to come back again.
HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Pool: 4.5 x 9m
- Pool prefabricated partially built-in
- Internet WIFI connection
- Grand piano
- TV (regional channels)
- TV with Sky-programm (English channels)
- DVD player
- Large fridge with freezer
- 5-burner hob
- American coffee maker
- Coin washing machine with dryer (use is free of charge)
- Iron and ironing board
- Loggia (no sun ombrellas at the pool)
- Professional brick barbecue grill and pizza oven
- Electronic entrance gate
- Illuminated access road to the house
- 10 sun loungers and shower by the pool
- 2 covered parking spaces and further parking facilities on the gated property
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. No further facilities (e.g. grabs in the bathrooms) are provided.
Greve 6 km
Figline Val d`Arno 12 km
Radda 20 km
Incisa exit highway 18 km
Valdarno exit highway 23 km
Florence 27 km
Gaiole 30 km
Castellina 31 km
San Gimignano 50 km
Siena 53 km
Arrezzo 55 km
Getting there: A car is necessary to explore the Chianti region, although the area around the villa is great for walking or cycling. The nearest airports are in Florence and Pisa, and the Bologna airport is also within easy reach.
Mountain bike routes: There are several mountain bike routes in the Chianti area.
Golf: The well-known golf course at Ugolino is within easy reach of Podere Margherita.
Distances: 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.
Further details: About 100 meters away, the same owner has another small house. It is completely independent of Podere Margherita (with private entrance, private garden and private pool) and does not disturb the privacy.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Choose your holiday home
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. The kitchen has access to the dining room and the covered terrace. The kitchen is well equipped: There is a large fridge with freezer, a dishwasher, a five burner stove, an oven, range hood, a hatch to the dining room, a generous stock of pots and pans, a large breakfast table for 8 people and a lot of space in a comfortable and light-flooded room. On the ground floor are also two double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom with a shower. There is also a guest toilet.
Upstairs are three spacious double bedrooms and one with two single beds (this twin is a walk-through room to one of the two double bedrooms). All bedrooms on the first floor have wooden floors and high beamed ceilings. One of the four bathrooms on this floor has a hydromassage bath, the others have a shower. A second living room with large panoramic French doors, located on this floor, offers a beautiful landscape view to the west. This room is equipped with a grand piano in very good condition, and there is a good home cinema system with TV and DVD player as well as 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 private swimming pool 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 large property is completely fenced.
26 Sep 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
3150 EUR €
29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
3750 EUR €
19 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021
4650 EUR €
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- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Pool towels
- Internet WIFI connection
- 2 baby beds
- Pool cleaning
- Garden maintenance
- Should you have rented Podere Margherita for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.
- Utility deposit (unused portion of the utility deposit will be refunded in cash on departure): EUR 500 per week for heating.
- Heating (if required): metered / EUR 4 per m3
- Preheating before arrival: EUR 100 set price
- Wood for BBQ: please check price on the premises.
- Final cleaning: EUR 400
EUR 700 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- Cook for dinners: price depending on the menu.
- Maid service (house cleaning): EUR 10 per hour
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
- Pool opening dates: beginning June - September 26th
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