In the heart of the rolling Tuscany hills, staffed farmhouse features shared swimming pool, playground, private garden and terrace
from £45 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £45 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
The farmhouse "La Fonte" is situated in the heart of the Tuscany hills near Volterra and Saint Gimignano, only 1 km far from the little village with shops called Villamagna (you can go easily by walk). Outside there is a swimming pool, a children's play-ground, a BBQ area with space for eating and there is a big olive grove all around. The wi-fi connection is free. From April to May , for minimum 3 days stay, we organize , on request, one lesson a week about home made pasta.
The farmhouse is also surrounded by 5 hectares of country with a little wood and a nice little lake. There is also a parking area. The farmhouse is the ideal way to spend a quiet holiday and pets are welcome. The Farmhouse has an equipped kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom and a own space outside (balcony/covered porch/private gazebo with table and chairs). There's a wi-fi connection
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bibbona 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 45 km, Nearest railway: Pontedera 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The pool is shared. The BBQ area has a sace for eating. We've 3 bikes free for the guests. There's a children's play-ground outside.
The pool is open from 15 may to 30 September. The owner lives 3 km far from the villa. Each apartment has a own space outside but there's also a big garden shared.
The Tuscany region
The farmhouse "La Fonte" is situated in the heart of the Tuscany hills near Volterra and Saint Gimignano.
The “magic and mysterious” city of Volterra has its roots in three thousand years of history. It is possible to find evidence and traces from every historical period which gives the artistic city a unique aspect: etruscan, roman and medieval. Recently Volterra is become famous also for the "Twilight saga" a movie inspirated by a famous best seller.
San Gimignano is located on a hill overlooking the Val d’Elsa valley, surrounded by fortified walls, San Gimignano is an extraordinary example of medieval town planning. Art city, rich in art treasures, San Gimignano is an important tourist attraction, that has been proclaimed natural and cultural heritage by UNESCO.
In Volterra you can visit the Roman theatre, the Etruscan tombs, the Etruscan museum (one of the most important in Europe), the mediaeval Piazza dei priori (similar to Piazza della Signoria in Florence), the spectacular view of the "balze", some 800' s build (like "Palazzo Viti"), the "maschio" (a medieval castle, actually a security prison) collocated in a wonderful green area, some alabaster's museums and other things.
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4 Sep 2014
we stayed at la fonte for 2 weeks in flat Ginestra. situated between Tuscany hills close to voltera and san gimignano , La Fonte is a wonderful villa wonderful equipped with everything you need and an… More
27 Aug 2014
Notre deuxieme séjour a la fonte et toujours autant de plaisir. Appartement fonctionnel propre bien isole des autres appartements. Une piscine paradisiaque au milieu des oliviers. Des hotes prevenan… More
25 Aug 2014
"A Wonderful Stay"
Well equipped, clean apartment with wonderful views. The pool area is perfectly formed with enough sunbeds/chairs to go around. The apartments are family owned and we were made to feel very welcome. V… More
8 Feb 2013
"Peace and quiet"
This is a fully self contained slice of heaven! loved the place and will be back! Katia and her family were very welcoming and it was very peaceful as well as being close to Volterra and San Gimignano
25 Sep 2012
"Good base, in quiet location, from which to visit Tuscany"
We had a lovely holiday here, and it was a fantastic base from which to easily drive to Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra etc. The apartment was well equipped, clean and just as described. There was a co… More
9 Aug 2012
"Wonderful, clean, space, view, good price"
We lived at apartments Ginestra and Spiga. Both apartments are clean, have good equipment. Spiga have much space and fantastic view as it is on the upper floor. We were afraid there was not aircon, but it was ok. The washing mashing was helpful. The pool is great, big and clean as it is new! A children playground and BBQ with big table are great. The nearest beach is Bibona, it tooks us about 1 hour to get there. We recommend to visit nice towns San Gimignano, Lucca, Firenze. Supermarkets are not far from the house and you can buy italian homemade wine, see signs on the road.
Katia and her family were very attentive to us, Katia was there for any question or need. She gave us fruits and homemade pizza, it is delicious! We are happy to meet this wonderful place, thank you Katia very much!
4 Jul 2012
"Perfect location for a relaxing break..."
Katia was very friendly and helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The property was lovely, it was good value for money, and had everything that we needed. The setting was beautiful, and a great location for visiting all the places we planned to see in Tuscany. A great place to return to after a long day sightseeing to relax over a glass of wine. I would not hesitate in returning, or recommending to others.
29 Sep 2011
"Excellent accommodation set in the heart of Tuscany countryside with very considerate host."
We rented the Papavero apartment for a week this August. The apartment was very clean and well thought out. Katia was kind enough to put in a extra bed as our teenage girls do not like sharing.
We had a truly relaxing time. All enjoyed the pool, sitting on the veranda and watching the sun set over the tuscan hills and befriending the resident kitten.
Day trips to Volterra, San Gimiignano and Sienna were a easy distance. We travelled from Pisa and Florence but you could do these as day trips from here.
On arrival Katia had provided us with a welcome bottle of wine and pizzas mid week. All of which contributed to a memorable holiday.
18 Sep 2011
"For those who are looking for silence and beautiful landscapes"
We stayed for one week in La Fonte and we were truly sorry, it couldn't be longer. The house is very nice, situated among the Tuscan hills, with nice and clean swimming-pool. The village is about 20 minutes on foot from the spot.
Our apartment was very nice and well equipped (kitchen gives a good opportunity to prepare dishes based on fresh, original Italian ingridients!). Both Katja and her husband showed us real Italian hospitality, and the pizza was a delicious surprise!
The place is wonderful located, peaceful and quiet. It was all that we wanted to find for the vacations. Thank you for making our dreams come true! Kasia&the Family, Poland
24 Aug 2011
Wir hatten einen wirklich schönen Aufenthalt in La Fonte. Die Appartements sind zwar relativ einfach eingerichtet, aber das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist sehr gut. Der Pool ist schön und gepflegt. Die Lage ist sehr gut für Ausflüge nach Pisa, Florenz, Siena, San Gimignano etc. Katia ist sehr nett, einen Abend brachte sie selbstgemachte Pizza, einen anderen Tag frische Tomaten aus dem Garten. Empfehlenswert ist auch das selbstgemachte Olivenöl!
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