We stayed in Podere Tegline in August 2014. The very moment we arrived we were greeted with smiles on Simonetta and Giovanni's faces (as well as their kids'). We instantly knew that it would be a marvellous stay. Simonetta brought lots of toys for our son so he kept active the whole stay. They were amazing hosts (so kind, open that you immediately feel like they are part of your family). We got so many useful information about the area (where to go, what to see, when to visit what place etc.). The accommodation was spotless, huge bedrooms and outstanding bathroom. We didn't expect to have such a big and modern bathroom on a farm stay. The whole apartment is fully equipped - it's got everything you need (fully equipped kitchen with all the utensils, barbeque in the garden, hair dryer, towels, bed sheets, free wi-fi, etc.).
There are mosquito nets on the bedroom windows so no worries :)
The area is peaceful, surrounded with vineyards and forest. We saw different types of animals during our stay. Our son enjoyed playing with Brina (the owner's dog) and feeding the horse with carrots. This is a perfect place if you wish to relax and visit the Chianti region (everything is within easy reach - Siena, Florence, San Gimignano etc.). You do need a car.
If you ever visit Podere Tegline - don't miss on the chance to try the olive oil - it is the best we have ever tried as well as Giovanni's wine (we loved Brunello and brought many bottles back home).
Giovanni organizes wine tastings and Simonetta prepares great Tuscan food.
This is a place where we will certainly return! Thank you Simonetta and Giovanni for making our holiday perfect!