6 Podere Torricchi - restored Tuscan Farmhouse
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
'Podere Torricchi' is a small collection of renovated 16th Century farm buildings converted into luxury houses and apartments. 'Il Granario' is a beautiful spacious house set on two floors and is located on a hill with stunning views of the Tuscan hills. The renovation has retained traditional chestnut beamed ceilings and terraccota tiled floors in all rooms. Furnishings are to a very high standard having all the luxuries of home combined with traditional Tuscan themes.
It is an ideal spot to explore the best that Tuscany has to offer being close to Siena , Florence and the beautiful medieval hilltop towns of San Gimigano and Volterra. After sightseeing you can eat alfesco in the large west facing private garden, watching the sun set over the Tuscan landscape or take a cooling swim in the large swimming pool. The area is very peaceful and relaxing, the perfect romantic getaway or an ideal family holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bibbona 45 km|
|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, 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 suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared 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.
The Tuscany region
This part of Tuscany has the most fabulous rural landscapes with small villages and towns sitting on the many hilltops. Getting around is easy by car and there are good rail links to major cities should you wish to explore further afield. This is the heart of the Chianti wine growing region but is also the area where the excellent Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG white wine is produced. There are many places that offer wine tasting events and cookery schools. Explore typical Tuscan villages at your leisure, enjoy the wine, food and warm sunshine in this beautiful region of Italy.
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.
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17 Jul 2014
We spent six nights here. Although the location of this holiday rental is very good that was about it. The photos show a view of the Tuscan countryside from the apartment . Although it is all around y… More
Thank you for your review, I am so disappointed to hear that the apartment was not up to the standard you expected. I will personally speak to the cleaning team as blocked showers (the water is extremely hard here so the showers need regular descaling) are unacceptable as is dust in the apartment. I have had no other complaints about the standard of cleaning but take your comments very seriously. I will also check the condition of the beds and if they need replacing they will be. We have to balance maintaining privacy within the gardens with not having shrubs blocking the view. With regard to the views. The view from the pool is uninterrupted and there are two seating areas at this apartment, one under the gazebo and a second from the middle of the garden which has a table and four chairs. I have checked that the view from the seating area in the garden is not blocked by shrubs so provides very good views of the lovely countryside. I do take the views of my guests very seriously and have never had a poor review, please be assured I will deal with the matters you raise.
14 Jul 2013
We recently stayed here for six days, this was our third visit to Tuscany.The whole collection of buildings made from beautiful stone were glowing in the sun. When you walk up the path to the villa yo… More
31 Jan 2012
"Peace and tranquility in high class accommodation with fantastic views."
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 accommo… More
11 Aug 2011
"A true taste of Tuscany"
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. The… More
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