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.
Additional amenities include: illmunated pool area, private pool with 10 sun loungers and outdoor shower, tarred and illuminated access road to the house, french coffee maker, covered loggia (no sun ombrellas at the pool), grand piano, coin washing machine with dryer (use is free of charge), iron and ironing board, stove with oven, large refrigerator with freezer, 5-burner hob, electronic entrance gate, 2 covered parking spaces and further parking facilities on the gated property, TV with sky-programm (english channels), professional brick bbq and pizza oven, american coffee maker....Read more
Left on 08/26/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 26, 2013Stayed 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.
ganz herzlichen Dank für Ihre Nachricht, es hat uns sehr gefreut, daß Ihnen PODERE MARGHERITA gefallen hat und Sie sich dort wohl gefühlt haben.
Sollten Sie in Zukunft noch einmal bei uns buchen wollen, machen wir Ihnen gerne einen kleinen Wiederholungsrabatt.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen und noch einen schönen Tag,
Die Versteckte Toskana
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Wonderful week in a great central location in the Chianti region"
Left on 07/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 13, 2012Stayed 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.
Left on 10/22/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 22, 2010Stayed 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.
Left on 09/10/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 10, 2010Stayed 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.
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