L'Eremo - Gaiole in Chianti - Tuscany

Great for all the family! Your own private sauna plus tennis, wine tasting, the estate’s own restaurant and stunning walks among the Chianti hills.

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4

Available: January - December
Pool: Private pool
Open: May - end September

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L'Eremo is an old stone house in the midst of the Chianti hills - fabulous views plus great facilities

L'Eremo is an old stone house in the midst of the Chianti hills - fabulous views plus great facilities

The pool terrace at ground level and the upper terrace above opening off the red bedroom

The pool terrace at ground level and the upper terrace above opening off the red bedroom

The stylish sitting room with views to the terrace and the Chianti hills

The stylish sitting room with views to the terrace and the Chianti hills

The master bedroom on the top floor with fabulous terracotta tiled ceiling

The master bedroom on the top floor with fabulous terracotta tiled ceiling

The red bedroom on the middle floor has doors out to the terrace as well as an en suite bathroom with shower

The red bedroom on the middle floor has doors out to the terrace as well as an en suite bathroom with shower

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Summary

Top floor:
- 1 double bedroom
- en suite bathroom with spa bath tub

Middle floor:
- 1 double bedroom with doors out to huge terrace
- en suite bathroom with spa bath

Lower floor:
- 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower,
- 1 bedroom with twin beds with en suite bathroom with shower,
- huge sitting room with dining area,
- small sitting room with fireplace and TV,
- kitchen with dishwasher,

Outdoors:
- 2-person sauna.

Domestic help one day per week, washing machine, barbecue, satellite TV, DVD (region 2), stereo

Facilities on the estate:
Guided tours of the vineyards and wine tastings with wine and olive oil for sale. Restaurant open for breakfast & evening meals - will also deliver to your door. Spa offering massages, facials, a Turkish bath and their own special wine or chocolate therapy sessions.

Air conditioning / heating included in the price


Pool info: Private pool, 26 ft x 10 ft, 5 ft deep

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Description

The Eremo offers you a delightful, private villa with its own orchard and two spacious terraces set amongst vineyards and olive trees in the hills of exclusive Chianti - and you also get all the convenience of the facilities used by the guests staying in the apartments on the same estate three minutes walk away. You’ve got your own, entirely private space, but you can tap into the tennis courts, order breakfast or dinner delivered to your door or take advantage of the estate restaurant. In a nutshell, L’Eremo offers you a clever combination of the privacy of your own, very enviable villa in its private grounds plus the possibility of joining the “neighbours” should you or the kids feel like company. This house is the perfect solution to everyone’s holiday needs - and deliveries from the restaurant are the Tuscan cherry on the top!

The house is 1 mile from the medieval fortified village of Barbischio (with its cute little trattoria) and 3 miles from Gaiole in Chianti. Walk up the lane from your gates and you’ll be at the thickset castle of Castagnoli in 30 minutes. The ruins of Castello di Vertine, the refinements of Badia a Coltibuono (a pretty garden to visit, fabulous wines, wonderful meals!) and the rich red wines of Brolio and the Castello di Meleto are right there on your doorstep. Is it any wonder that the houses you see from your garden are the Tuscan retreats of famous artists and well-know celebrities?!

The Eremo (which translates as the hermitage), dates back to the 600s and belonged to the Ricasoli family - the famous “Iron Baron” Ricasoli was so offended when a handsome young man dared to dance with his beautiful young wife, he swept her off to the hills and (happily for us!) invented Chianti to while away their peaceful days. Or so we’re told! This large estate, with its woods, vineyards and olive groves, fell into disuse and has, over recent years, been carefully restored by Signor Giuseppe. The wine cellars are a fundamental part of life on the estate and you can tap into guided tours of the vineyards with a sommelier to follow through with an expert's tasting of the estate wines. If you want even more spoiling extras, then swing by the estate's little beauty centre and indulge in aroma therapy, a shiatsu massage, a facial or a Turkish bath. There's also "chocolate therapy" and "wine therapy" and a host of other indulgences on their list. The ever helpful staff at reception, in the main complex, are always ready to help. They'll book you in for a cookery class, give you the train times for a hassle-free journey that'll drop you in the heart of fabulous Florence, they'll set up horse riding and even organise bike rental if you want to explore the lovely lanes of Tuscany. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure your holiday is outstanding - even a scarlet Ferrari or a hot air balloon ride can be organised!

L’Eremo is on three levels. The ground floor is very spacious with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside from the huge picture windows. The sauna and the pool are typical of the care that has gone into restoring this charming villa to ensure you’ll experience the authentic Italian lifestyle. The kitchen is nicely equipped with a choice of two covered dining terraces. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, the rather grand pink room with its super-smart shower and a small bedroom with two single beds and simple en suite shower room. Upstairs you’ll find the red bedroom which is another double with a very smart en suite bathroom and the kind of walk-in wardrobe you’ll wish you could take home with you! Doors open off the bedroom onto the enormous first floor terrace and steps to your private orchard. Carrying on up to the top floor, there’s a little lobby with a writing desk, then the yellow bedroom with another handsome en suite bathroom, but this time with a spa bath.

The Eremo is a clever choice for the discerning traveler, you’re peacefully private, but you can plug into the amenities used by the other guests on the estate any time you care to step outside your gates. Step into L’Eremo and make your Tuscan Dream a wonderful reality this holiday!

Reviews
Don and Maureen Sinden (Ottawa), Gordon and Ann Turnbull (Toronto), Gerry and Vivian Godon (Montreal)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at L'Eremo. The villa easily accommodated the 6 adults with plenty of room to spread out. The unit was clean and very nicely located in the Tuscan hills. It was more remote that we expected, but once we became accustomed to this it turned out to be a bonus as many of us enjoyed long hikes in the local hills. The staff were very helpful in providing directions and making various reservations on our behalf.

All in all we enjoyed it.


Nancy Buhr, California
All in all, L'Eremo is a wonderful villa. Exceptional views, very private, great pool, large and comfortable house. We loved the open terrace, and the amazing views from all windows. It is a bit more remote than we had imagined. One thing you should mention to guests is to stock up on food supplies before they arrive, if possible.

Our kids loved the pool, laundry system was sufficient, rooms large and comfortable. Loved the whirlpool bath on the top floor! We also appreciated the services of Case al Vento. The staff was very helpful, and attentive (Franco was terrific!). Food at the restaurant was impressive! We enjoyed a few meals there. The estate wine & olive oil were very good. We really had a wonderful holiday at this beautiful villa, and will miss the incredible views of Italy. Thank you!


Dr. H. Awad/Kathy Davidson, Oakville, Ontario
L'Eremo is a beautiful spot, and the villa is lovely. Very peaceful and very scenic. The staff at the front desk were very helpful and attentive. Response to any concerns was quite prompt.


John Gavan, Wilmslow
This was a very spacious and well appointed villa. The views from the terraces are stunning. Best of all is the peace and tranquility of the hilltop setting, but with the hotel within easy reach.

Gaiole is a very pleasant and unpretentious little town, and not at all "Chiantified".


Shane Byrne, N Ireland
Nice property good pool very private.


Peter Wyshynski, Ontario
The owners were all very friendly and very helpful. Antonietta was wonderful and answered every request. Heated pool and sauna are very nice. Property location and views are fantastic.

Overall a great holiday house and I look forward to going back there!


Mr and Mrs Weston, Zurich
House was fantastic and very clean and well maintained.


Prices
Price per week (Saturday to Saturday)
Rates for 2019 Rent
Apr 20 2019-May 18 2019EUR 3,190
May 18 2019-Jun 29 2019EUR 3,990
Jun 29 2019-Sep 14 2019EUR 4,690
Sep 14 2019-Sep 28 2019EUR 3,990
Guide prices use current conversion rates
Private pool open May - end September
Additional costs to be paid directly to the owners:
- Tourist tax of 10.50 euro per adult for 1 week or more
Everything else is included in our price.
This property is charged in Euro
Location
Barbischio 1 m
Gaiole in Chianti 3 m
Geografico cantina 4 m
Radda in Chianti 9 m
Prada outlet 17 m
Siena 19 m
Monteriggioni 26 m
Florence 48 m
Pisa 76 m
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