Sleeps 6, Sleeps 7, Sleeps 8 - Garden, Balcony, Terrace
Authentic tuscan farmhouse located in a sunny and beautiful area of Tuscany close to the vineyards of Montalcino. Use of pool and tennis court for all our guests at the residence. Restaurant, pizzeria and hotel with vineyards all available on foot. The village of Buonconvento awarded status of one of the most beautiful villages in Italy is just a six minute drive by car with all amenities from delicious tuscan food, weekly markets, supermarket, bakery, patisserie, deli’s, grocers, pizzeria etc
This authentic family farmhouse sleeps 8 guests with ample space inside out. Private garden and terrace with a majestic countryside view.
Granaiolo is a beautiful family farmhouse sleeping eight guests located within acres of parkland which boasts 180 degree panoramic views of the rolling hills facing Montalcino. Features of this residence includes a pool boasting memorable views to cool off in plus a tennis & bocce court. The home is ideally located to reach all major villages & attractions as well as the beautiful village of Buonconvento which all amenities, recognised as one of the most beautiful in the whole of Italy.
The home is located close to the 5 star Castiglion Del Bosco hotel and golf retreat, wonderful Casale hotel and winery, just a 10 minute walk from the home
and the most authentic village in the area of Buoncovnento, unspoilt by time with the warmest, friendliest local welcome 365 days a year. Hence we have been holidaying here since 2000.
Granaiolo offers you an opportunity to sample the real Tuscany with authentic living amongst the locals of Buonconvento which is located a short drive from the home. We fell in love with the local people, picturesque scenery after spending many holidays here for the past two decades. The home itself features a private entrance and terrace where you can dine alfresco and watch the beautiful rolling hills facing towards Montalcino. The hallway opens to a beautiful living room located in two parts, tv lounge and a second living areas as photographed with feature fireplace with patio doors to access your private garden. Features of the living room include
an open fireplace, vaulted beamed ceilings and comfy sofa’s.The farmhouse kitchen includes all mod con’s as well as a dining area off of the kitchen and a well stocked kitchen cupboard with all utensils required to rustle up an Italian feast including Italian recipe’s to enjoy.
Stairs to the upstairs level take you to to the sleeping area. Four bedrooms. Two twins and two doubles are housed here. Four bathrooms. Two with baths. Two wish showers.
The garden is accessed via the kitchen area and includes a covered terrace to relax on for alfresco dining plus a large private to the rear of the home located behind the living room accessed via patio doors or from the terraced dining area.
Ample parking is available fro guests in the residence less than a minute walk from the villa.
To see view the location of the home please See photo at end of photo gallery for location map.
Guests have access to the private farmhouse and communal pool and tennis court.
Children must be accompanied at the pool at all times.
Steps inside the home to the bedrooms.
Others note on accomodation
Heating paid as used for stays October to April.
Freee park included
About the Area
Buonconvento is simply a hidden treasure where authentic Italian life still exists and yet is easy to reach more famous touristy towns and villages. Unlike many villages and towns Buonconvento is a real working village where locals live 12 months a year. This was all important to us when choosing a place to purchase in Tuscany. Yet Buonconvento is pretty and attractive at the same time, recognised as one of the most prettiest borgo’s in the whole of Italy. As well as the usual festival’s and Bank holiday Buonconvento comes to life throughout the year. For example, February is carnival time here, in May The Eroica cycle race passes through the village as does the Mille Miglia classic car race. In mid to late September the Sagra festival happens where the locals line the streets and enjoy food and wine from the different quarters of the village. Here you can mix freely with the welcoming locals where the welcome is warm and the prices are reasonable. As well as a supermarket you can still shop in an old fashioned Italian way. The weekly market selling fresh produce from fish and meat to cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables takes place every saturday morning throughout the year. You can purchase fresh bread daily from our favourite artisan baker and coffee shop, call into see Sergio and Rosy at Tutti Fruitti fruit and Vegetable grocery store which has served the community for years or pick up your weekly joint at the local butchers who will be happy to advise you the best method and cooking time to enjoy your meat. Plus many grocery stores in the village are available selling everything from home made pasta to local cheese and sauces. Piangiani hand made leather bags and shoes is located in the middle of the village and always popular with guests to pick up a gift of artisan Italian leather. Buonconvento really does give you an authentic slice of life from a by gone area where friends and family feel a lot better for living the experience. The village is served by a the train and buses taking you to Siena and beyond or down to Rome, please ask for details.
The Casali is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner, just a short walk from the home, with an ever changing menu for for drinks overlooking their vineyard where you can sample some of their home grown delicious tuscan wines. The TNT pub is available around 15 minutes by foot or a couple of minutes by car to sample beers from around the world and home made pasta at the bar or alfresco. Castiglion del bosco 5 star retreat with golf course is located five minutes by car from the home, ideal for a round of golf, dinner or an aperitif. Cycle hire is available from here in the village of Buonconvento. The immediate pathways around the residence make for beautiful scenic walks or runs for the more health conscious of visitors.
The tourist locations of Pienza and it’s pecorino is just a twenty minute or so journey by car, Montalcino and it’s famous wine is around a ten minutes drive, Bagno Vignoni and it’s warm spa water to dip your toes in is well worth a visit as is the beautiful medieval city of Siena, just 30 minutes by car.
We relocated to Italy in 2007 from the Uk have married in Siena in 2000 and falling in love with Buonconvento and Tuscany.
By renting your holiday home with us you can be sure of gaining the inside track to the lake and local’s view to ensure you get the very most from your stay and enjoy a local experience second to none.
By staying here with us we can recommend where to eat with the locals, the best local wineries for tastings, show you the hidden places with the locals shop from finding the freshest baked bread and fruit and vegetables to the best markets to the trattoria’s where the Italian’s dine away from the tourists or the very best bar’s where the tastiest snacks keep coming with the drink’s! Want to know where the designer outlets can be found? We’ll tell you. Where to play a round of golf? We’ll point you in the right direction. Which cities to visit or hill top villages to explore? We’ll be your guide. Which wine to drink or where to sample some of Italian’s finest wines? We’ll uncork that mystery for you!
If you need to hire a cycle, find the best hiking routes or pathways around the winding paths and rolling hills of Tuscany for the most beautiful scenic walk imaginable, we will point you in the right direction.
In short we offer more then letting our holiday home. We offer a unique insight into living like a local here on the lake to ensure you get the very most from your stay from the minute you arrive ensuring an unforgettable and personal experience. A vacation rental home should be as welcoming as your own home only better as you are on holiday.
By renting your home with us you are ensured of the most authentic Italian experience rather than just renting bricks and mortar! We aim to ensure your stay exceeds your expectations and gives you memories for many years to come.
The location of the home can be viewed via (Hidden by Airbnb) co ordinates
from (Hidden by Airbnb) or at the end of the photo gallery.
Car essential to get the most from your stay.
Village of Buonconvento is 6 minutes by car.
Casale retreat with restaurant and wine is a 10 minutes walk from the home.
TNT Pub and pizzeria is approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk from the home.