About this listing
This charming studio with kitchen and balcony is one of the (just) seven accommodations of the antique organic farm Pieve di Caminino, a former medieval monastery, which covers 200 hectares (500 acres) of fenced private property set on a panoramic hillside. The accommodations are independent and self-catering, they have their private patio or balcony, and share acres of park with swimming pool, two ponds, and miles for hiking in centenary olive orchard, vineyards and a forest of cork trees.
Charming independent small cottage (studio size) of about 45 sq. meters (about 485 sq feet) on one floor, restyled by Marrucchi Locatelli family of architects - who owns this place since 1873 - with original painting and pieces of furniture from their collections. The space used to be the small school of the hamlet of Pieve di Caminino, till the 1940. The view from the furnished balcony is towards the woods and the olive tree valley. The accommodation has wifi internet (but we can turn it off if you prefer), a living/dining room with full kitchen (equipped with a gas 4 ring stove, an oven, a refrigerator, an open fireplace and a sink), optically separated from the double bed room (with queen size bed) with a closet wall, a bathroom with shower. A bed couch is also installed in the sitting/dining room. Antique wooden beams are framing the ceilings, made of terracotta tiles; floor is all in Tuscan terracotta tiles. The accommodation has its own boiler, it is naturally cool in the summer (antique thick stone walls) and it has ceiling fan in the bedroom and mosquito nets at the windows.
The accommodation has its independent entrance, in the northern side of the antique hamlet. Guests are personally welcome by the me, I will supply them with a bunch of keys which includes their home key, a remote control for car gate and a key that opens all gates on the fence if they like to extend their walks. Guests will be welcome in the hall of the former 11th century church, now a permanent museum. This space is not a shared space, but guided tours are offered on request during guests stay. All the accommodations have their private furnished balcony and/or external spaces, but there are also some shared outdoor areas like the pool (seasonal, normally from June till October) or the garden by the pond. The forest, the centenary olive orchard (2000 trees) and the vineyard are available for all guests for hiking and jogging.
Interaction with guests
I live in one of the accommodations in the main antique building. I am happy to share all my experience about surroundings, tours, excursions, wineries, groceries, restaurants, shops. I have a rich library with maps, guides, and I am happy to share it with my guests. I will print for them also the special updated maps I personally edit. I am always available on my cellphone for any emergencies.
Other things to note
The farm produces since 1873 a very genuine extra virgin olive oil, organic certified, and white wine. We are very happy to offer a taste to our guests when they prefer. In order to appreciate this atmosphere at its best, we intentionally have chosen not to install TVs in our accommodations. Guests are welcome on arrival with a glass of our wine inside the wall of the antique former parish church, nowadays a private museum whose visit is a privilege reserved only for Caminino's guests.
Pets are admitted only after previous acceptance by the owners.
Maximum occupancy 2 people or 2 people + 1 child/kid (baby cot or bed couch).
Check in on arrival day is only 02.00pm - 07.00pm, and it is necessary to reconfirm expected arrival time, in order to have someone of the family to welcome you.
For the tranquility of the place, it is not possible to group in the space reserved to a single accommodation. Quiet time after 10pm.
The access to the property is granted only to booked guests, visitors are not admitted, for the tranquility, exclusivity and safety of the place.
Check out on last day within 11.00am
In the summer we prefer to rent this accommodation on a minimum 5 night stay between a Saturday and a Saturday. Best deals are for Saturday to Saturday 7 night stays (ask for this special offer). Swimming pool is seasonal, normally open from end of May/beginning of June till end of October. In case of sudden unavailability of your chosen accommodation after instant booking we will offer an upgrade to a more expensive one.
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
Freelance architect with a passion for historical preservation and for the Tuscan countryside. I love the local wines and I am happy to share all my experience in Southern Tuscany with my guests, who I personally welcome at check in, from 4.00pm to 7.00pm