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Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Cottage
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: Cottage

1 Shower

1 Bedroom Cottage in the Chianti Hills of Tuscany
TripAdvisor property ID 4309389

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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Castellina In Chianti today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 47 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $921, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 67% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 03, 2018, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Leitha M.
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Calendar last updated:
03 Jan 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Castellina-in-chianti Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Pool / Spa

  • Children's pool

Property Features

  • Mountain Views


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player


  • Bicycles available
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Shower


Reviews (47)

Excellent – based on 47 reviews Excellent
47 reviews

Very Good

“Peaceful and Beautiful”

Reviewed 16 May 2013

This was the perfect place for a 10 day stay in Chianti. Le Ripe was just what we wanted. Le Fienile had everything that we needed. The cottage was spacious and comfortable. The views were amazing. A yellow climbing rose and a clematis montana, in full bloom, were growing on the outside of the cottage. The herb garden was beside the door. How wonderful it was to sit on the patio having breakfast or enjoying a glass of Chianti at the end of the afternoon. The location is peaceful and quiet but not far from Panzano. At the bottom of the hill is Le Panzanelle, a Tuscan restaurant , that we really enjoyed. Le Ripe is an excellent base for exploring the area' s beauty, food and wine. Leitha and Fabio, the owners, are lovely and helpful. We hope to return next spring.

Response from the owner Thank-you Brenda and John: we certainly hope to see you again next spring! And maybe we shall have a dog for you to enjoy as well! Leitha.

“Tu mo?na naprawd? poczu? jak pachnie Toskania:)”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2012

Rewelacyjne miejsce idealnie zlokalizowane do zwiedzania Toskanii, w?a?ciciele Leitha i Fabio zadbali o to by go?cie czyli si? komfortowo i swobodnie. Domek wyposa?ony jest we wszystko czego potrzeba podczas wyjazdu ??cznie z drobiazgami. Otaczaj?ce dom zio?a, owady i nieco wi?ksi bywalcy tworz? niepowtarzaln? atmosfer?. W?ród bywalców najwi?ksz? atrakcj? s? rodziny dzików które upodoba?y sobie rosn?ce w ogrodzie ?liwki:) Martwili?my si? wyje?d?aj?c w lipcu o brak klimatyzacji ale okaza?o si? ?e grube mury i moskitiery w nocy zapewniaj? komfort pomimo s?onecznego lata. Szczerze polecamy Le Ripe wszystkim chc?cym odkrywa? Toskani?!

“Wonderful place to stay”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2012

Our 10 day stay in the cottage at Le Ripe was wonderful!! The accommodations were beautiful, comfortable, private, peaceful, and relaxing. The property is lovingly tended by Leitha and contains beautiful flowers, fruit trees, fresh herbs that can be used in cooking, and a large garden from which we enjoyed fresh lettuce. Every evening we were able to sit out on our private terrace, watching fireflies and the moon rise over the hillsides. The restaurant at the bottom of the hill is fantastic! The location is perfect for visiting the entire Chianti region and all of Tuscany. Leitha and Fabio were extremely friendly and helpful; they offered wonderful suggestions on places to visit - all emails and inquiries (and there were many of them) were promptly answered. She even booked "the best table in the house" at a top notch restaurant in Lamole for my birthday celebration. The sunset was spectacular! When we return to Italy, this will be our first choice to stay again - a highlight of our month long trip of a lifetime!! It was the perfect place to unwind each evening after our exploits. Grazie, Leitha and Fabio!!! We will treasure our memories of your kindness and generosity until we meet again!!

“Magical Tuscany”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2012

We stayed in this cute cottage for a week on our holiday through Italy. The cottage is located in the beautiful Chianti country side close to several villages, our favorite was Castellina about 15 min drive away. The cottage is well laid out with a comfortable living space and great shower, upstairs on a mezzanine floor is the bedroom. There is a magical view sitting just outside the main living area on a little patio area, perfect for drinking our morning coffee. We were lucky enough to spot fireflies at night the week we were there. If you are looking for a place to stay in the country this certainly has an element of magic, the hosts are great, the location is excellent. Our only criticism would be the bed, we didn't find it comfortable, beds in Europe aren't quite like what we have back home in New Zealand.

Response from the owner Thanks for this review. We have taken note about the bed: we take the comment seriously and are looking into one of those mattress softeners or enhancers for guests who prefer a soft bed. Want our guests to sleep well!

“A gem in the heart of Chianti”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2012

Le Ripe is the perfect place to relax due to the secluded setting of the classy refurbished property. At the same time all Tuscan cultural highlights, restaurants and shopping areas are within easy reach while the nature lovers will find plenty of animals and plants on and around the wonderful designed gardens. The house itself is excellent equipped: a kitchen where you will neither miss the baking oven nor the dish washer, a bathroom with a rain shower and for the cold evenings an open fireplace in the living room. Your hosts, Leitha and Fabio, are very friendly and decent, however, are always ready to give you advise if you need it. Finally the extraordinary value for money needs to be mentioned, especially considering the usual Tuscany rates. We enjoyed Le Ripe already for the second time and would like to return again in the future.

“Perfect Italian Getaway”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2011

My wife and I spent almost two weeks staying at Le Ripe and our time there could not have been more relaxing. We had a rental vehicle (definitely recommended) and spent our days exploring the quaint villages of Chianti with a few longer trips further afield (Siena, Cinque Terra etc) which Le Ripe is in a great position to enable you to do. Leitha was away when we stayed, but her son alex was the perfect host, always happy to answer our questions and kind enough to share the beautiful produce from the extensive vege garden, but at the same time not at all intrusive on our stay. A few recommendations: As you will read in other reviews, definitely try the restaurant at the bottom of the driveway, Ostaria Le Panzarelle. We ate there three times and it was our favourite spot. Lunch in the courtyard is just perfect. 10 minutes down the road is the village of Radda - very picturesque and good wi-fi at the cafe on the left as you drive up to the village, perfect to sit down with a gelatto. There is a lake created by a dam below Radda, you can get to it by taking the turn off to Volpaia on the left just before you drive up the hill to Radda. It is great for a refreshing swim in the middle of summer. There are some lovely walks for all abilities in the area, we went on a nice circuitous one from Lamole through a national park and returned to Lamole for yet another beautiful Italian lunch to finish up. If you're a meat lover do go to one of the restaurants owned by the famous butcher in Panzano, you won't regret it, but you may need to loosen your belt afterwards. All in all we could not have found a better spot for the holiday we wanted. If we ever find ourselves back in Tuscany we'll be looking up Le Ripe and heading back for more of the same.

“Amazing Villa in an amazing location!”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2011

I stayed at Le Ripe with my Mother, sister and her partner in the hottest part of July. We flew into Pisa and hired a car (you'll need a car to get to Chianti) and found the villa with ease thanks to the owners directions. On arrival we were greated by Leitha and family and immediately felt totally welcome. The villa we hired is off to the side of the main house and feels like a completely private and separate residence. It is built in traditional style but to modern spec - you feel like you're staying in a traditional Tuscan villa but with all the mod cons you could need. The villages in and around Le Ripe are absolutely true Tuscany at it's finest. Little villages basking in sun in the countryside. The local restaurant at the end of the driveway is absolutely fantastic both in value and quality - family owned and run all of their food is locally sourced and handmade by the chefs. We used La Ripe as a base to visit Cinque Terra, Florence, Bologna, Sienna and many of the villages in between so you are close to all of the greater Tuscany region easily by car. Could not recommend more highly!!

“True Tuscany”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2011

Location: Le Rpe is perfectly located between Siena and Florence and close to a cool little towns (Panzano 5 min & Greve - 10 min & Rada 10 Mins). Its close to great wineries and hill towns and best of all is the Osteria just down the driveway. We ate there allot. Accommodation: Le Ripe is a great place in a beautiful rural Tuscan setting. The property is on the edge of a hill with amazing views of valleys and the little church and town of Luccarelli. These fabulous views aren't really reflected in the photos on the web so this was a great surprise when we got there. Another great surprise were the trails right on the property, we had fun exploring these. The place itself was perfect. Lots of room and tons of charm. The interior is very well done, like something from a tourist magazine on Tuscany. We were very impressed. Our experience: We had our reservations renting directly from owner. This honestly couldn't have been a better experience. Prior to arrival, Leitha was always answering my emails and was timely in her responses. When we arrived she greeted us with a food basket that we made 2 meals out of. She also gave us allot of tips on what to see and do in the area. Leitha is fantastic. Tips: - Eat at the Osteria at the end of the driveway. Ravioli, Stewed Beef, Wild Boar, Spaghetti are all terrific. Book ahead though it is surprisingly busy given its location. - If you can afford the time plan 2 days in Florence... so much to see. Pitti Palace/Bobboli Gardens, Ufizi (get tickets online to avoid long waits), Accademia (Mainly for David book ahead as well) are all great. - Don't miss Siena - Go to some of the smaller hill towns - Relax and explore around Le Ripe. If you are thinking of going to Tuscany. Stay here, you wont be disappointed.

“Perfect Tuscan Hideaway”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2011

We searched long and hard for the perfect Tuscan cottage for our honeymoon, and couldn't have chosen better than this. Leitha and Fabio are wonderful hosts, and have created a beautiful home. The location is ideal, right in the center of Chianti and with an incredible restaurant (Le Panzanelle) right at the foot of your hill. The house is beautifully furnished and the kitchen is very well-equipped for cooking with all those amazing Tuscan ingredients. We could not have been happier with our stay at Le Ripe.

“As lovely a place as I can imagine”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2011

The cottage is an ideal blend of rustic and modern, with all facilities one could want. Sitting on the deck, looking across the valley to Lucarelli, with a glass of Chianti and watching the colour of the sky change as the sun sets - it is just fabulous. Panzano is conventiently close for shopping, and the osteria at the end of the road (Le Panzanelle) is excellent. This idyllic little bit of the world is clearly a labour of love for Leitha and Fabio, and they have done a brilliant job with the gardens (e.g., fresh herbs at the door). Time flies when you're there. The warm weather in May, with the roses in bloom, was unbeatable, but I can imagine that other seasons would also have their charms. In short, I would rate this little stone house on a hill in Chianti as about as sublime a place as I have been. We were very happy there.

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