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Chianti Classico Farmhouse Rental

Querceto in Chianti - Moro

Loc: Castellina in Chianti
Ref: SIN548
Sleeps 2
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
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What mysterious force drives some of us to relinquish all we know for the promise of a dream? Here is one account. In the early 90's a Florentine family led by Laura, Giorgio and their two sons left behind the bustle of their famous city for the lure of a simple life beneath the Tuscan sun.

They settled atop a Chianti hill found midway between Florence and Siena laden with a bounty of vineyards, olive groves and soul-cleansing vistas. Four stone structures, once part of a 13th-century monastery, were lovingly restored and converted into a private wine estate made up of the owner's home, a reception office and eight well designed units amid a setting of flowers, shade and fruit trees and the heavenly scent of lavender.

At this boutique winery in the ancient heart of Chianti, "Laura" is the name given to the best vintages. Parker guests receive a complimentary sampling of these elixirs during a cantina visit on Monday afternoons. The estate produces organic Chianti Classico wine and olive oil. During the week, it's possible to order a casual light lunch that includes the estate wines. Guests may also purchase wine and oil and have it shipped back home.

The four cottages we chose are all part of the same stone structure. Moro opens onto a patio that's shared with Laura. From their own furnished area, guests of Moro look out over the vine laden hills. Inside, the simple country decor complements the authentic setting. Moro's living room features a large open-hearth fireplace. For those traveling with a child, a small second bedroom with a child's bed can be opened for a fee. The windows are screened, and the bathroom has a heated towel rack and a hair dryer.

At one end of Querceto lies a children's play zone and a salt water pool open during the season from 9 am to 8 pm. On the opposite side of the estate is a small pen with some goats, a donkey and an occasional peacock. Everyone, guests included, seems to enjoy eyeing one another through the fence.

The reception office arranges a number of services: bicycle rental delivery including kid size bikes, access to a pay-per-use washing machine/ dryer and a cleaning service. They take reservations for the classic Tuscan dinner served on a different night each week in the large recreation cottage and can have continental breakfast delivered to your cottage.

The recreation cottage is open for all guests to enjoy and offers use of an outdoor BBQ. Morning cooking classes take place in this cottage. They must be reserved when booking. Participants can request taking a trip into Panzano or Castellina to shop for fresh ingredients to make a scrumptious four course meal.

An unpaved, wooded half mile leads to the SS222, the Chianti wine road in a scant half mile. From there, it's a 10 minute drive to either Castellina's shops and restaurants or Panzano's Sunday morning outdoor market; Radda in Chianti: 15 minutes; Monteriggioni: 25; Siena or Greve in Chianti: 30; San Gimignano or Florence: 45; Montecatini Terme: 60; Volterra or Arezzo: 70; Montepulciano, Cortona or Lucca: 90; Montalcino: 100; Assisi or Pisa: 2 hours; Cinque Terre: 3 hours.

A tourist tax collected by the town is paid separately on the first seven nights. Children under age 14 are exempt.

The links to view the other rental apartments on this estate:
- Querceto in Chianti - Laura for 2
- Querceto in Chianti - Mandorlo for 5
- Querceto in Chianti - Tinaia for 8

Technical Description
Ground floor: Entrance from furnished patio up two steps into living/dining room with fireplace, TV and CD player. Kitchen area with stove top, oven and fridge. Three steps up into bathroom with shower, heated towel rack and hair dryer.

First floor: Ten steps up to a landing with two single, joinable beds.

When rented for 3 guests: Upon request, a single bedroom is opened on the ground floor with two entry steps down into the room. The cost to open this room is $115 per week.

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Rental Price Includes: A complimentary wine tasting, Wi-Fi and a mid week towel change.
Not included & paid on site in Euro: Heating, firewood, phone, washing machine and tourist tax of 1.50 per person, per night.
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2014 Weekly Pricing at a Glance
Rentals begin and end on Saturday
Economy
$ 600
Jan 4 to Apr 18
Oct 18 to Dec 19
Off Peak
$ 795
Sep 27 to Oct 17
Shoulder
$ 950
Apr 19 to Jun 27
Aug 23 to Sep 26
Dec 20 to Jan 2, 2015
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$ 950
Jun 28 to Aug 22
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