Holiday House in Chianti, Tuscany

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The house is extraordinary - it is a perfect combination of traditional Tuscan charm and modern comfort. My favourite part is the main living room, which is a lovingly restored chapel  that today has a50” flat screen TV instead of an altar! The grand piano, huge comfortable sofas, and a large collection of books and CDs make it feel luxurious yet homely.

We dined ‘al fresco’ on a pretty terrace that looks out over woodlands and vineyards, and we saw amazing sunsets from the loggia at the front of the house.

If you want a beautiful place to hide away that isn’t too far from the hustle and bustle ofFlorenceorSiena, then this is ideal.”

J.Buck (Florence)

Being a former church, Convertoie has a real sense of peace and spirituality.  Time seems to have stood still here (and no wonder Leonardo da Vinci was inspired by the views from this place!)...yet, having said that, we did enjoy watching movies and listening to music on your rather splendid TV and sound system. My only regret is that we couldn't stay forever...

Louisa & Patrick Simpson

A truly beautiful house in an oasis of peace.

Sean & Lara W.

We had a wonderful holiday in this magical place. The house is very special - beautifully furnished, full of lovely books and CDs, and the setting and views cannot be beaten. We enjoyed trips to Florence, Siena, Castellina, San Gimignano, and the splendid castles of Brolio and Meleto.  Heaven!

Karen, James & family.

It was a sheer joy, sitting on your lovely terrace listening to the birds, cicadas and murmuring breezes and watching the spectacular sunsets on the West side of the house. It really is a gorgeous place - warm and welcoming and full of fascinating layers of history. Sitting in the candle-lit church, listening to music and sipping Convertoie wine, was magical...It was hard to drag ourselves away from your little corner of paradise, but when we did, we found it very easy to get the bus into Florence for day trips and very much enjoyed Greve and all the fantastic wineries nearby. Amanda & David C (UK)

Amanda & David C (UK)

We found it a perfect base for sightseeing and relaxing. It's barely 5 minutes by car to Greve, where you could eat out in a different restaurant every night, if you wanted to, and the bus to Florence  was very easy. The house is very spacious and exquisitely decorated and furnished.  We'd definitely go back!

Jessica E (Leeds)

Sited on a hillside, high above a wooded valley, and looking out towards distant Tuscan hills, this former medieval castle graces the lucky visitor with comfort, elegance and tranquillity.

          One special aspect for us were preparing our meals in the superbly equipped kitchen, then eating them either in the coolness of the large lounge/dining room, the airy loggia or the sunny, tastefully-furnished courtyard garden.

          The real surprise was the enormous second lounge, with its sumptuous furnishings, lighting arrangement and sound-system, which in no way detract from its appearance as the sixteenth-century church it once was. We found it perfect for relaxing after a day’s site-seeing, with a bottle of local wine (a fine Chianti classico was on hand from the vineyard next door), reading, chatting or listening to or making music.         

The nearness of Le convertoie to the lovely little market town of Greve in Chianti was very convenient for all our shopping and holiday needs. The Saturday market was a delight. Last, but far from least, was the unstinting care and attention extended to us, from welcome to departure, by the owner, Kate, to whom our very grateful thanks.

Doug T & Gillian A (England)