San Gimignano - 58327001
Farmhouse | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
We bought this farm more than 40 years ago, when everybody moved from the countryside to the cities. The soil was obviously uncultivated, the house was in ruins and the hay loft was crumbling.
Our father planted with great passion 15 hectares of new vineyards, looked after the olive trees and rebuilt the main building with the annexed wine cellar. The old cattle shed was transformed into a large living room with arches and cross vaults made of bricks.
The farm continued producing wine and olive oil but the house was used for many years only as a manor house. In 1987 we started thinking about using it as an accommodation for tourists.
Our guests can taste all our products, carefully instructed by the masters of the house, Nino and Cesare. They welcome the guests and take care, with discretion, that their holiday leaves nothing to be desired.
At guests' disposal:
Baby bed available free of charge.
WiFi Internet connection.
Poggibonsi at 2 km with all kind of shops.
The owners do not live on the premises, but they are always available for any assistance.
Big garden, patio and private pool 5x10 depth mt 1,50 open from 30 April to 30 September.
San Gimignano and the Elsa valley (Val d'Elsa)
Maybe the expression has been used to many times but it's still appropriate: There's no better comparison than calling San Gimignano, the city of hundred towers, the “Medieval Manhattan”.
A kind of fortified village that, to the great joy of the visitors from all over the world, seems to have “turned to ice” in the 14th century to keep alive the miracle of an urban and architectonical structure that has remained unchanged over the centuries. In the last 25 years luck was on the side of this corner of the Sienese land: By now San Gimignano has surpassed in celebrity many bigger and more important places. It's the home of one of the most famous and antique Tuscan wines, the only white wine which is well known all over the world: the Vernaccia.
Certainly it's not enough to mention only the inevitable comparison with Manhattan (by now there are only 18 towers left). The little town and its territory have so much more to offer.
The Elsa valley, antique and very civilized land, cradle of the trade routes in this region and cradle of learning and art from the time of the High Middle Ages, rich in famous monuments, beautiful little towns and breathtaking panoramas.
Let's mention just some of them: Colle di Val d'Elsa, the city of crystal, Casole, Monteriggioni with its intact city walls that have been celebrated even in Dante's Divine Comedy, Poggibonsi and its fortress of Poggio Imperiale, an uncountable number of Romanesque parish churches (like the one of Cellole or the extraordinary Badia a Isola), oratories, monasteries, castles and villages.
All these sights are not only relics of a glorious past, but they are still a symbol of the territory's richness which still lasts thanks to the industriousness of its people and a dense network of trades that has its origins in medieval times, when the Via Francigena ran through the Elsa valley, the road which connected the papal town of Rome with Northern Europe between the 9th and the 15th century with a steady stream of warriors, pilgrims, saints and emperors.
Today we can still find some traces of this extraordinary road which explain why in the course of the centuries villages, castles, bridges and pilgrims' hospitals have been built just where they are and not anywhere else.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Villa of 450 m2
On our property there is an independent villa with a large garden and private pool.
On the ground floor there are a spacious living room of 150 square metres, kitchen and 1 Toilet with just WC and washbasin.
On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms, 3 bedrooms with twin beds and 4 bathrooms with shower.
Accessed only through an external loggia there are 2 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 twin bed and 2 bathrooms with shower and 1 little kitchen.
This last part of the villa will be locked in case you book for 12 sleeps only.
A little panoramic tower belongs to the villa, from where you can overlook the entire countryside up to San Gimignano.
When it is rented for 12 people the Villa has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the first floor and the large salon, kitchen and 1 bathroom on the ground floor, private garden with patio and private pool
Check-in: from 4 - 7 pm
Check-out: up to 10 am
Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 155.00€
Heating (on request): according to consumption
Tourist tax (mandatory): 1.50€ per person per day
Included in the rental price:
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)
Babycot (on request)
A Booking Fee of 30.00€ is to be added to the rental price.
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