Chianti villa to hire, south of Florence - La Riserva is a charming, restored 16th century Tuscan farmhouse located in the Chianti Classico region of Italy, on its own wine estate. The estate comprises well kept vineyards, olive groves and is surrounded by woodland ideal for relaxing walks. There is also the possibility to visit the estate centre and its cellars to taste and purchase various brands of the estates fine wines and extra-virgin olive oil.
The property itself is of a high standard and enjoys a sunset facing swimming pool, a gazebo for shade and relaxation and a sun deck, all with panoramic views extending to the Appennines on a clear day. The surrounding gardens are a delightful combination of Mediterranean aromatic essences and mature olive trees.
From this Chianti villa are various day trips which include Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca or San Gimignano all approximately an hour's drive. The pretty village of Greve in Chianti is enticingly just a five-minute drive for restaurants, grocers, wine bars and delicatessen, as well as a charming Saturday market.
“This villa is absolutely ideal for a family holiday. The villa itself is very comfortable and in a lovely location surrounded by vineyards, just a short drive from the pretty little town of Greve in the heart of the beautiful Chianti region. Do sample the local wine (we can particularly recommend the wines produced on the estate where La Riserva is situated!) And why not have a chef prepare a delicious Italian breakfast for you one morning?
If you want to go further afield you really are spoilt for choice, with some of Italy's most famous cities an hour or less away. A great villa for a really memorable holiday.”
Stone steps lead up to entrance (care with children).
Split-level upper ground floor:
Living room (TV, CD), open fireplace, a few steps lead from this central room up to kitchen and down to bedrooms.
Large fitted kitchen/dining room.
Twin bedroom, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom, ensuite bathroom.
Guest WC (accessed via corridor or double bedroom)
Open-tread wooden stairs to lower ground floor (also separate external access):
Living room with steps down to the garden.
Shower room with WC.
Well maintained garden, good views. Stone steps down to 12m x 6m pool (care with children. Approx 50m from the villa and not visible from there), portable gas barbecue by the pool. Bread/pizza oven, built-in charcoal/wood barbecue close to house with outdoor dining.
Please note that a country road passes nearby this Chianti villa. However, the traffic on that road is restricted and no trucks or large buses are allowed to use it.
Included: 2-3 hours maid service mid week and Saturdays for a two week stay. Wi-Fi Internet.
Extras: Extra maid service available, payable locally. Chef services. Winter heating. Telephone. Concierge services on request, including train ticket reservations, entrance tickets for museums in Florence, etc. An apartment for four people is also available at an additional £1,300 per week.
A local tourist tax may apply.
Truly the trip of a lifetime!
Mr J Zabel
I wanted you to know how pleased we were with the property in Greve-in-Chianti, La Riserva, and with the chef Patrizio. We had an incredible and memorable experience: truly the trip of a lifetime! Thank you, again, for all your help with the logistics and finding us Patrizio.
La Riserva, summer 2012
Mark and Liz
What a beautiful place! We had a wonderful, relaxing week at the gorgeous La Riserva. A lovely, spacious, cool house, with a great pool that you can get a proper swim in, surrounded by vineyards, undulating countryside for cycling, fresh figs, grapes, apples and herbs, and stunning Tuscany views. The owners at the vineyard were unstintingly helpful and friendly, as were the people at Quality Villas. Just an hour's, regular bus ride from Florence. We can't recommend La Riserva highly enough.
Mark and Liz
Very nice villa!
Drive is rough gravel so a decent car would be useful. Very nice villa! Very helpful and friendly staff on the estate.
La Riserva Stay
Beautiful setting and beautiful villa. The estate staff could not have been more helpful. We hired a local chef to cook us dinner one night which was delicious (and very reasonable).
It was great to know we could call with any queries and immediately speak to somebody who knew the villa and was familiar with our booking.
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About The Location
- Greve in Chianti 3.5 km
- Florence 40 km
- Siena | San Gimignano 45 km
- Arezzo | Volterra 70 km
- Pisa 98km
- Florence 42 km
- Pisa 92 km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 105km
- Shops & restaurants 3.5km
- Tennis Greve in Chianti 3.5km
- Golf 25 mins
- Stables 40 mins
- Greve in Chianti Duomo | Piazza | museums 3.5km
- Castle of Verrazzano 9km | Abbey in Badia a Passignano 11km
- Radda in Chianti | Viriglia Natural Park | Castellina in Chianti 20km
- Firenze Art Galleries | Duomo| Piazza Signoria | Palazzo Vecchio 30km
- Certaldo | Colle Val d'Elsa Medieval towns 42km
- San Gimignano town of towers 50km