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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Podere Oliveta , which translates as ' Olivegrove farm', offers five apartments which enjoy a pretty location up in the hills near Gavignano, about 10 km east of S.Gimignano. The apartments have their own independent entrances and own garden area with barbecue . Much careful thought has gone into decoration, furnishing and ensuring the apartments are equipped down to the last detail.
There is a sizeable swimming pool (12 x 6 mt.) surrounded by a sun terrace which has panoramic views overlooking the rolling olive-clad hills , the sprinkling of cypresses trees and the majestic towers of S.Gimignano in the distance.
Gavignano is a tiny hamlet where the breadman calls every day except Sunday and local wine and oil can be bought nearby .
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: FLORENCE or Pisa 40 km, Nearest railway: Poggibonsi 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||5 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 30, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There are 5 properties on site which can accommodate up to 12 people in total .
Please contact owner for further details.
» Gufo (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
Ground floor large studio composed of living/dining room with fireplace, twin or double bed. Separate kitchen and shower room and toilet. It has a patio and a furnished garden beside the house with its own barbecue. It is highly recommended for couples and honeymooners.
» Rondine (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2+1)
Looking out over the valley towards the skyline of S.Gimignano, Rondine is approached by an outside stone staircase at the side of the house. A little hallway opens into the double bedroom with pretty prints and good traditional furniture, (the keynote is green); and into a good shower room /toilet. The attractive living room, with its efficient kitchen corner, has a view over the valley. The garden is provided with garden furniture and its own barbecue.
» Pettirosso (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2+1)
Pettirosso is the most inviting flat with its own quiet spacious garden with good tubs, furniture and barbecue and a private balcony. A green painted iron staircase leads up to the balcony, well equipped to eat outside or sunbathe. French windows open into the spacious bedroom, with wrought iron bedsteads and sunny yellow curtains and covers. The well fitted shower room and toilet is white and furnished with terracotta; and the very comfortable living room with a neat kitchen corner again opens onto the balcony. This is a secluded and charming place to stay.
» Passero (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)
The ground floor of the farmhouse makes a pleasant apartment for a family or for two couples. A French doors open off a little terrace and at the front of the farmhouse with a spacious, bright living room looking out over the front garden and the valley below. It has a small and pretty fireplace and a stenciled frieze around the walls. The purpose built kitchen corner, with marble countertops and solid wooden doors, is fully equipped. The main bedroom has wrought iron bedsteads with charming flowered bedspreads and curtains; the picturesque twin bedded room (which can be double), painted rose pink, has a brick vaulted ceiling, herringbone cotta tiles on the floor and an intriguingly shaped window. The well fitted shower room /toilet has fresh green tiles. The garden is shaded by trees, well furnished with its own barbecue.
» Falco (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)
Just up the lane from the farmhouse, there is a smaller farm cottage. The cosy sitting room has 17th century beams, a good "terracotta" floor, a sofa and armchairs, a pretty glass fronted dresser, solid dining table and rush chairs. There is a small but very efficient kitchen screened by a low wall in one corner. The double bedroom is quite elegant. A ladder leads up to a tiny gallery with 2 single beds which would be suitable for young boys or girls. Falco has the attraction of its own raised, flagged terrace, with a barbecue. This is well planted, with olives, yucca and agape. Falco would suit a young family, or make a peaceful retreat for a couple.
|Further details outdoors|
1 deckchair or 1 sunlounger per person
Small tables around the pool
1 sun umbrella per apartment
Outdoor table for dining
At the beginning of each let we provide:
1 toilet roll per wc
1 new bar of soap per bathroom/cloackroom
5 candles and matches
Wi-fi internet connection if requested.
Swimming pool in use : May -end of September
rent includes: bed,kitchen linens ,bath towels changed once a week,water,electricity,gas ,pool cleaning service
Rent does not include: air conditioning,heating, WIFI Internet connection
Breakage deposit :€.150,00
About this location
The Tuscany region
Central Tuscany is where every image of Tuscany seems to leap into life , from rolling hills planted with seemingly endless rows of wine , or topped with dark straight cypresses, to medieval villages of mellow golden stone hiding tiny trattorie where a simple lunch can become a memorable meal,washed down with Tuscany's most famous export : Chianti.
Distances from Podere Oliveta:
Poggibonsi 2 Km. medieval and modern town with supermarkets, shops and entertainements.
S.Gimignano 11 KM. medieval city , famous for its towers and the landscape
La Badia Golf Club 7 km.
Thermal bath at Gambassi Terme 15 km or Rapolano Terme 40km.
Abbazia di San Galgano 30 km. beautiful Cistercian abbey and medieval chapel
Castellina in Chianti 15km.
Florence 36 km .
Siena 25 km.
Severl of Italy's top restaurants are within close driving distance including the two Michelin star 'Arnolfo' restaurant in Colle val d'Elsa ( only 6 minutes drive) where you can enjoy chef Gaetano Trovato's delicacies,
or fish restaurants in Poggibonsi like 'Alcide ' or 'La Galleria' where you can enjoy every kind of fish from the Tirreno sea . We can also arrange cooking lessons nearby , plase ask when booking .
Near Oliveta lies the town of S.Gimignano , a medieval masterpiece whose impressive towers dominate the landscape for miles around . Every summer you can enjoy classical music concerts, wine tasting , village feasts and much more.
There are literally dozens of pretty towns and villages to visit. It worth a visit Greve, Castellina and Radda ; Volterra an impressively sited town with sweeping views over the surrounding hills and even to the sea.
Siena smaller and quieter than Florence boasts a wealth of architectural treasure , from its distinctive black and white cathedral to the magnificent piazza known as il Campo.
Not to miss Monteriggioni and Colle val d'Elsa with impressive fortifications now more likely to be used as intimate small restaurants than for defence.
See the official web site from the Sienese tourist board (APT) Tere di Siena and enjoy exploring!
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12 Sep 2014
"Lovely base in Tuscany, rustic apartment with shared pool"
Had a great stay in Falco recently. The apartment is rustic and comfortable. Lovely old furniture and a small TV with only news channels in English. Wifi is good but charged as an extra.Good bathroom.… More
16 Jul 2014
"Au coeur de la Toscane"
À 7 minutes de l'entrée de l'autostrada. De là, vous êtes à moins d'une heure de Florence, Sienne, San Gimignano, Volterra, Colle di Val d' Estea, etc. Situé au milieu d… More
19 Nov 2013
Beautifully quaint apartments surrounded by amazing views of the Tuscan countryside. Lovely pool and we were the only ones in it for most of our stay. Fabio the owner was very helpful and recommended … More
20 Jun 2013
"A Wonderful Place to Begin a Chianti Vacation"
For 3 weeks we rented the Falco apt from our gracious host, Fabio. The apt was one of the best furnished that we stayed in over the yrs. It had 2 bedrooms, a living space/ and dining area. The kitchen… More
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