Podere Collinella 12
Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Collinella 12 is a semi-detached villa, in a typical Tuscan farm building , newly renovated yet retaining the rustic charm, with stone walls and chestnut beams under a pantile roof. The hamlet is on a private road situated perfectly between San Gimignano and Volterra, with uninterrupted views across a rolling landscape. San Gimignano is 14 km away , a most beautiful walled medieval town with many restaurants and interesting shopping. Volterra is 15 km , another walled town with a bustling market and lovely buildings and cafes. Siena is 50km , steeped in history and Florence 60km distance offers many cultural and historical delights. There are several small restaurants in the area of Podere Collinella where one can enjoy the local dishes.
Podera Collinella is situated off the main road to San Gimignano,3km along an unmade private 'white' road, lined with olive trees , mediterreanean bush ,and lovely rolling countryside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vada 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 65 km, Nearest railway: Poggibonsi 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Podere Collinella 12 is a semi-detached villa with private gardens on 3 sides and amazing views across the valleys to Volterra to the south and Pisa to the west. It is unique on the development as it has the bonus of 2 terraces, both with lovely dining furniture and gorgeous views, one is south facing under the gazebo and the covered terrace west facing for sundowners ! There is a double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor with access to the west facing garden , and a double and twin bedroom upstairs with a second bathroom with washing machine. The furniture is a modern light oak and the beds are comfortable.The kitchen is newly fitted with cooker and dishwasher and large fridge freezer. The sitting area has italian leather sofa and chairs. Mosquito net windows to downstairs bedroom.
As the villa is set on a slight hill we do get a pleasant breeze
which is most welcome in the hot months.
We choose to let to groups of 4 guests although there are 3 bedrooms available.
UPDATE SEASON 2013 : from now on we also have a cot (with linen) and a high chair available at the house !
(we also provide a sleeping bag for babies if needed and a musquito net for the cot)
|Further details outdoors|
The shared pool is 7 m by 14 m and from 1.5m deep and is open from June to September .
It is approx 3 feet deep to approx 5 feet .The manager of the estate takes care of the pool and gardens.
The apartment has a private garden with sitting areas in the sun and shade. Being in a slightly elevated position there are wonderful views all around the villa. There is a barbecue for guests use. All the garden furniture is good quality and there are sunloungers for use.
As the apartments are all privately owned, and few are rented out , we ask you to respect the privacy and quiet of the neighbouring apartments.
Parking is restricted to the parking area and cars are not allowed to be parked outside apartments to restrict views.
20% on reservation please and the balance 8 weeks prior to occupation.
Payment preferably by bank transfer.
€120/£100 damages / key loss deposit payable , refunded on return less damages.
Rental includes a light clean but does not include removal of rubbish ,washing dishes etc.
Please notify owner immediately on occupation if anything is not in working order, or we assume that all is working on occupation.
The Tuscany region
Podera Collinella is beautifully positioned in the heart of Tuscany, an idyllic setting on a slight hill , affording spectacular views of the Tuscan landscape. It is a wonderful area to walk or cycle, and although totally peaceful down a private road . the main attractions of the area are easily accessible. It is a perfect palce to relax after a day's sightseeing and unwind with a glass of the local wine , - bring your paint box !
San Gimignano , the nearest town , is famous for its 15th Century Towers and many festivals. It also offers a host of restaurants , delightfully situated along the cobbled streets and around the Piazza. Volterra is 15 km , a medieval walled town with its ampitheatre, historical buildings and many restaurants. As well as a good supermarket , here you will find a bustling street market where the local produce is brought on Saturdays.
Siena , known for the festival of Il Palio is just over 30 minutes drive, offers history and art, restaurants and shopping. Wonderful for people watching at the Piazza del Campo where the street artists entertain amidst the many cafes and bars. Florence is accessible in under one hour , steeped in art and history, wonderful architecture and elegant shops.
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2 Jan 2014
"Relaxing and beautiful place to stay"
We had a lovely holiday, the house had everything we needed. It was peaceful, we enjoyed using the pool and most days we were the only people there. We had a couple of BBQs which worked really well,… More
Thanks for the review Claire ! Glad you had a great stay :-) Greetings, Sofie
2 Dec 2013
"De perfecte vakantiewoning om Toscane te verkennen !!!"
Collinella 12 is een echte aanrader !Met een duidelijke wegbeschrijving was het erg eenvoudig om de vakantiewoning te vinden. Aangekomen vonden we in de keuken een mooi gevulde tafel vol met basisben… More
14 Oct 2013
"Lovely Location and property"
The house and location was absolutely lovely, it was perfect for us and out little boy, he had great fun running around outside and looking at the moo moos (cows) :-) and it was a perfect romantic loc… More
1 Nov 2012
"A fantastic holiday in a stunning location."
Our family holiday at Collinella 12 this summer lived up to all expectations. The property is beautifully laid out with all home from home comforts. The views were amazing whether you chose to sit on the front terrace to catch the morning sun or on the back terrace to watch the sunset. My husband and son went on many exhilerating cycling rides exploring the local terrain, braving the soaring temperatures, knowing they could jump straight into the pool on their return. Exploring Volterra was a joy for my daughter who is a great fan of the Twilight series. It has inspired my teenage children to return to Tuscany in the future.
28 Oct 2012
"Stunning Location, Picture Perfect!"
My Husband and I with our Brother and Sister in Law travelled to Tuscany in July to see Andrea Bocelli perform in concert in his home town of Latajico. The apartment was perfectly situated for the concert (15-20 mins drive away). We arrived on the Saturday afternoon to a beautiful clean, well maintained apartment with breathtaking views. The drive to to apartment is down a long white unmade Tuscan road, there are lots of these in Tuscany, these take you out in to the 'rolling hills' and have the best views. It is well worth the trek, all we would advise is that if you are hiring a car make sure you hire one with a larger engine as the apartment is situated at the bottom of a hill, so it makes the journey much easier. The apartment has access to a lovely swimming pool, again with beautiful views. Collinella 12 is in a great location close to San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Volterra and Pisa and there are some very reasonable restaurants close by serving fabulous food, our particular favourite is Il Castagno which is just up the hill in Gambassi Terme. We enjoyed watching the beautiful sunsets each evening over a glass of wine, it doesn't come much better than that!! Highly recommended.
28 Oct 2012
"Ideal location for a relaxing holiday in Tuscany"
This was our second visit to this area, having stayed at podere torrichi in June 2011, which is also owned by Vicky. Other reviews have complained about the "white road" which leads to the property, these roads are well known and to be expected when staying in a converted traditional Tuscan farmhouse property! On both our visits we have had the most relaxing time, visiting many of the main tourist towns such as San Gimgnano (fabulous ice cream), Siena, Pisa, Volterra, Lucca and even to the beach on one occasion! The villa is well placed for all of these outings. The views are absolutely breathtaking especially the sunsets, of which we have many impressive photos. Overall cleanliness of the villa is pretty good, cobwebs and a bit of dust are to be expected when staying in such a rural location. The pool is great, most of the time we had this to ourselves, plenty of loungers provided too. There are many good restaurants just a short drive away where you can sample the local cuisine. I would recommend this holiday to anyone who is looking for a peaceful location, with the only background noise being the distant cowbells!
27 Oct 2012
Totally tranquil spot in the most beautiful location. Ideal place to visit the local areas including Pisa, Florence and Sienna. Even getting the train into Florence was a great day out. If you want to stay in for a restful day the pool is ideal and pretty quiet. Glad we stayed even with the access road which was more of an adventure and made it even more out of the way for a peaceful holiday. Loved it!
6 Oct 2012
"Loved the location and views of the countryside, away from zillions of people"
The location of the villa is very nice as away from all the tourist activity in San Gimignano. It was good to have two sun decks, so that you could either follow the sun or in our case get out of the cool breeze. Be warned that there are 13 villas at Pondere Collinella, all sharing one pool. While we were there only four villas occupied, so the surroundings were nice and quiet. However, I wouldn't like to be there when a lot of the villas were occupied. Sound proofing between our villa in the next one wasn't very good. The dishwasher didn't clean the dishes that well as it needed salt & rinse aid, as the water was very hard.
5 Oct 2012
We had a wonderful holiday at Podere Collinella. The villa is very comfortable and has beautiful views, we particularly liked having 2 terraces to catch the sun all day.
It is off the beaten track, which was very welcoming after sightseeing in Florence and Siena. We made good use of the pool and BBQ ! Would love to return, thank you.
4 Oct 2012
"Perfect place to relax !"
The villa is nestled in tuscany countryside, with wonderful views across the valleys. it is perfectly located to visit the main attractions of Florence, Siena and nearby Volterra and San Gimignano whi… More
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