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Podere Albereto - Iris apartment

Overview

Podere Albereto is a characteristic Tuscan farmhouse set among the rolling hills above Florence overlooking the San Polo in Chianti valley. The IRIS apartment is on the ground floor of a converted barn which retains many of its typical Tuscan features such as the brick-latice windows and wooden beams, but also has modern facilities like wi-fi internet access.
It has two independent entrances, one from the main courtyard and the other opening onto the apartments private garden. IRIS is 60 sqm. The main entrance frm the private garden opens into the kitchen, dining and living area which comfortably accommodates 5 people. The fitted kitchen has all the necessary modern equipment and household utensils . The very spacious master bedroom has a king-size bed fitted wardrobes a basin with running water and, if required, there is plenty of room for a further single bed and cot. Access to the main courtyard is through the French doors of this bedroom. The second bedroom has a double bed which can be separated into twin beds. The bathroom has a shower, basin, w.c. and bidet.
The private garden equipped with table and chairs and sun loungers is ideal for outdoor dining, you can admire the spectacular view while sipping a glass of red-wine, a bottle is given to all guests on arrival compliments of the owners. This accommodation is ideal for a family or two couples.
The property is located just 13 km from Florence in the heart of the Tuscan countryside with breathtaking views of the Florentine hills. The estate of 10 hectares of olive trees, fields and woodland is only 2 km from the village of San Polo in Chianti at 350 m above sea level. Even in the height of summer there is a cool breeze in the evening so air conditioning isnt necessary.
In San Polo you can find 2 good restauran, two small supermarkets, post office and bank.
The owners of the property, Fabio and Trinidad, live in the main farm building and are always happy to provide information and assistance about things to do and see in the area and further afield. Olive oil is produced and sold on the estate and you will also be able to admire and purchase the beautifully hand-crafted vases, pottery and paintings created by Trinidad in her workshop at Podere Albereto.
The area around San Polo is famous for its Chianti Gallo Nero red wine, olive oil and the cultivation of a special kind of sword lily or "Iris", known locally as " Giaggiolo", used in the perfume and cosmetic industries, and which gives the hills a beautiful lilac/purple hew in Spring. Tuscany offers an infinte number of historic and cultural attractions. Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, must be visited for its monuments, cathedral, world famous museums and the Uffizzi gallery. You can get to Florence in under 30 minutes by car from Podere Albereto. Its also possible to get a local bus from San Polo for those who dont want to drive into the city.
Siena, home to the Palio horse-race, is only 30 km away and the local Chianti area abounds with magnificent churches, turreted castles and ancient hamlets. It is also easy to take day trips to Arezzo, San Giminiano, Lucca, Pisa and why not visit the Tyrrhenian coast with its beautiful unspoilt beaches.
It goes without saying that one of the main attractions in this region is the food. Try the local delicacies: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (t-bone steak), pappa al pomodoro, ribollita, to name a few. We can recommend some excellent restaurants.

Summary:

A beautifully restored 2 bedroom apartment in a characteristic Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by fields and olive groves, just minutes away from the Chianti towns

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 single sofa bed, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 5 in the dining area
Room for 5 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Internet
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Oven
Pots / pans
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (There are various spacious communal areas on the property: A 9 m long x 4.5 m wide x 1.35 m deep swimming pool, a spacious sun terrace with sun beds, umbrella and chairs overlooking the valley, a double barbeque and dining table to seat 15 people under the shade of a pergola, a separate gazebo dining area and a shaded car park. Considering the fact that there is only one other rented apartment fo max 3 people on the property, the communl areas are never overcrowded or overused.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Pets (Please ask the owners if you can bring your pet.)

Sports and activities

Climbing
Golf
Horse Riding
Tennis

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum

Prices and availability

Last updated 18.12.2012


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Discounts

Late Booking Discounts
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1st May to 31st May 5 Days 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
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1st January to 31st December 15 Days 10%

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Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 80km
  • Nearest bar: 1km
  • Nearest restaurant: 7km
  • Nearest ski lift: 80km
  • Nearest supermarket: 2km
  • Pisa Airport - Leonardo da Vinci: 80km
  • Siena-Ampugnano Airport: 69.4km
  • Pharmacy: 2km
  • Bologna: 150km

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