About the home
PodereTorrichi is a newly renovated 16th Century Tuscan farm building, with wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside. It is situated 2.5 km from the main road SP4 ,along a 'white' road, , lined with olive groves and mediterranean bush. It is located perfectly between San Gimignano and Volterra. There are uninterrupted views across classic Tuscan landscape
Podere Torrichi consists of 3 farm buildings totally renovated and lanscaped with a fabulous infinity type pool shared by the owners.
One of the most famous walled medieval towns in Tuscany, San Gimignano, is approx 20 minutes away ( 14km), known for its medieval towers and architectural treasures. Here there are many restaurants and speciality shops as well as lovely buildings , museums and churches. In the opposite direction lies Volterra, once the Etruscan capital with its wealth of historical buildings, restaurants and shops protected by the massive walls.
Siena is 45 minutes drive, steeped in history and culture, famous for Il Palio and the bustling Piazza Il Campo. Florence is about one hour away , with more fascinating art and architecture than one can imagine.
Bibbona , less than an hours drive has lovely unspoilt beaches and a quiet relaxing atmosphere, dotted with beachside cafes.
The Chianti region is approx 45 minutes drive with its many vineyards , wine tasting tours and numerous restaurants.
In the immediate area are several restaurants proud of their local produce and Tuscan menus.
It is an area of natural beauty, one may see wild boar along the roads and an abundance of birds and small wildlife.
If one is seeking rest and relaxation , it is here. Peaceful and beautiful , yet within easy distance of the major towns and cities of which Tuscany is so justly proud.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Bibbona, 45km|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
This spacious ( 82sq m) two bedroom apartment is a part of a beautiful private development of 13 apartments of renovated farm buildings which have been sympathetically restored using natural materials and the original stone. Chestnut beams and terracotta floor tiles , together with grainite worktops and etruscan marble are used in kitchens and bathrooms. A west facing terrace with dining furniture looks over a typical Tuscan landscape of rolling hills and olive groves, and an infinity type pool borders the Tuscan countryside.
The furnishings have been carefully chosen to complement the rural location and the stone farm buildings. Light oak furniture and comfortable sofas and beds ensure a restful holiday.. The wardrobes and fittings have been made by local craftsmen using local materials where possible.
The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and dressing area, and the twin bedded room has ample room for a cot . There is a family bathroom with washing machine. Bedroom windows fitted with mosquito nets.
The kitchen cupboards are made from Italian chestnut and house all the modern conveniences, dishwasher and cooker, hob and fan. There is a good size fridge freezer and ample crockery and utensils.
Great care has gone into equipping the apartment to create a comfortable home with modern day luxuries and rustic charm.
Further details outdoors:
A pretty west facing terrace with covered gazebo provides shelter from the hot sun. Native plants climb around and the private garden is filled with mediterranean bush and flower pots.
There is ample garden furniture and the shared pool is 50m away, a lovely infinity type pool with sunbathing area and sunbeds. The view from the pool is wonderful, stretching across rolling hills to the town of Volterra in the distance.
The communal gardens are managed as is the pool.
25% deposit is required on booking.
The balance is payable one month before the holiday.
Please notify the owner immediately on occupation if there is anything not in working order.
please leave the apartment tidy and rubbish free.
I personally manage the bookings and keep in contact with the guests prior to their holiday. I am available to assist with your arrangements if i am able and we offer a comprehensive guest information pack with notes on local restaurants , shopping and activity in the area.
The Tuscany / Siena Province region
Tuscany has a wealth of lovely unspolit villages and small towns with beautiful piazzas, many of which are traffic free. The area is perfect for walking and exploring the huge amount of historical buildings, art and treasures of the medieval era. Podera Torrichi is ideally situated between San Gimignano and Volterra, both steeped in history and art . Summers in Tuscany can be very hot, but the position of Torrichi farmhouse is on the top of a small hill which means that there is a pleasant breeze even on hot days. The farm buildings are of thick stone allowing the interior to remain cool, there are also fans available.
The San Gimignano area
San Gimignano (15 mins drive), famous for its medieval towers offers a wealth of historical buildings and art. The lovely cobbled streets and lively Piazza delle Cisterna has many lovely restaurants , cafes and shops. The famous festival delle Mesi takes place in June, and even in winter there are many street carnivals in the town. Volterra (20mins) , once the etruscan capital , boasts fascinating buildings and museums and is a busy little town with a good variety of shops , restaurants and street cafes.
Castel del Monteriggioni is approx 20 mins drive , and Castelfalfi, once the summer residence of the Medeci family is about 25 mins away. This lovely estate now offers an international standard 18 hole golf course , tennis court and stabling.
The famous Il Palio,the medieval horse race takes place in Siena in August. Siena is a wonderful city, approx 45 mins drive, has endless art and architectural treasures .
Florence is less than an hour away, and Pisa and Lucca one hour drive. Vinci , the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci has a world famous museum dedicated to him , which is approx 30 mins away.
The Chianti area is an enjoyable day excursion , where one can taste the local wine, visit vineyards and take a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant.
Cookery courses and Wine tours can be booked in San Gimignano or Volterra.
How to get there
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Budget airlines fly to PISA from most areas of UK- Ryanair and Thomsonfly from Bournemouth, Stansted, Coventry and Doncaster. Jet 2 from Manchester , Leeds and Newcastle. Easyjet and BMI from Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh, Bristol and East Midlands.
Fly to Florence from Gatwick or Heathrow..
Activities near San Gimignano
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
31 Jan 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Torrichi. It is a little way off the main road but for us that was its selling point. With fantastic panoramic views of the Tuscany countryside and high class... more
11 Aug 2011
This is a beautiful house in a really fantastic location. From the outside it has all the charm of a traditional Tuscan farmhouse which is complemented inside with its bare beams and tiled floors.... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 625||-||-||5 Nights|
|6 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 575||-||-||5 Nights|
|Summer||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 650||-||-||5 Nights|
|high summer||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 700||-||-||5 Nights|
|late Autumn||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 550||-||-||5 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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