A small Medieval village, totally refurbished, is located on top of a Chianti hill, only 6 km from Poggibonsi, 14 km from Castellina in Chianti and 17 km from San Gimignano, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypresses. The owners, driven by their love for old things and by their desire to live in the country, took over 5 years to refurbish, with great skill and love, some of the small village houses. They not only left unaltered the architecture of each house, but also restored all the furniture they found in the old cellars and in the warehouses. The back of the village was terraced . There is a lawn: lavender, Spanish broom, sage and rosemary are everywhere. A fenced path leads to the swimming pool (6 x 12) which is surrounded by olive trees. “Il Borghetto” is made up of five flats. Each flat has its own open area. All the flats have Sat TV pointed towards Astra and Hotbird. All the flats, except for “La Macina”, have a dish washer. If you love the Tuscan hills, good wine, the quietness and the architecture of old country houses, you can’t help booking one of the “Il Borghetto” flats. There is WiFi.
Considering the structure of the houses, of the outdoor area and the calm and peacefulness we would like to offer to our guests, we suggest the property to adult people only.
LA MACINAA restored wooden fence surrounds the courtyard where the entrance is to this flat and the staircase that leads to “Il Frantoio” and “Il Focolare” are located. Once you get into this flat you will feel a warm atmosphere that will bring you back in time. A large living room with two sofa, an old style Tuscan table and an old fireplace – built with the stones of an olive grindstone – create an ambience full of elegance and comfort. There is an elegant kitchenette, made with hand made ceramics, where you can cook your meals. From the living room, walking along a corridor, you get to a bathroom with a shower and to the double bedroom.
IL FOCOLAREA restored wooden fence surrounds the courtyard where the entrance is to this flat and the staircase that leads to “Il Frantoio” and “Il Focolare” are located. The entrance to “Il Focolare” opens into a small terrace. Next to it there is also the entrance to “Il Frantoio”. The first thing that strikes you when you get into this flat is the old fireplace which, although it does not work, the owners have decided to keep it there. There are two sofas next to it. The large living room – divided into three areas – is very well furnished. The stone kitchen has got hand made tiles. The table, the two benches, the glass cabinets, and all the other wooden furniture, are antique. A corridor leads to the bedrooms and to the bathroom with a shower. One of bedrooms is a double one and with a bathroom, the other has two twin beds. A French window in the living room opens into the garden where there is a table with chairs and where you can have breakfast or a chat at night. Some steps lead from the garden to the pool which is on top of the flat. The door next to the fireplace, if left open, turns “Il Frantoio” and “Il Focolare” into a large flat.
IL FRANTOIOA restored wooden fence surrounds the courtyard where the entrance is to “La Macina” and the staircase that leads to “Il Frantoio” and “Il Focolare” are located. The entrance to this flat opens into a small terrace. Next to it there is also the entrance to “Il Focolare”. The flat is furnished more or less like “Il Focolare” and it has a working fireplace! The wooden beams and red bricks living room ceiling make this flat really unique. The kitchenette is in the large living room. There is also a Tuscan table with chairs and a single sofa. The sleeping area has got a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and two bathrooms with a shower (one of which is inside the twin bedroom). One of the living room doors, if left open, changes “Il Frantoio” and “Il Focolare” into a large flat. A French door in the living room opens into the courtyard - at the back of the flat - where there is a table and garden chairs. From the courtyard, some stone steps lead you to the path that goes to the pool.
IL COLOMBAIOThe entrance is on the ground floor and is independent compared to all the other flats of “Il Borghetto”. Through a small opening and a staircase, you can get to the first floor. If you go right, at the end of the staircase, you will see a bathroom with a shower and two bedrooms (a double one and one with twin beds). On the right there is another bathroom with a shower and the living-room with characteristic small windows once used by doves. An old stone staircase – that the owners intentionally did not alter – leads you to a small sitting room below. A the end of the above mentioned staircase there is also a door opening into the courtyard. A few steps there lead you to the raised terrace which is equipped with a table, chairs and a large beach umbrella. There you can enjoy a wonderful view of the whole raised garden at the back of “Il Borghetto” and of the nearby hills. This apartment can be rented by a group of 6 persons too. A special little door, if let opened, can to unite this apartment with “La Macina” below.
LA MANGIATOIAThe entrance is on the same “vicolo” where is the “Il Colombaio” entrance. Once you get into the flat you will see a fireplace (it does not work) and, on the left, you will see a stone kitchenette. The living room walls are all built with stones and the ceiling, like in “Il Frantoio”, is made with wooden beams and red bricks. A small door leads to the double bedroom and from this to one of the ground floor bathrooms (with a shower). You get to the other bathroom from the living room. In the living-room there is a sofa. This flat has a small panoramic terrace not far from it and reserved only to the flat guests. This apartment can be rented by a group of 6 persons too. A special little door, if let opened, can to unite this apartment with “Il Colombaio”.