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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Le Volpaie is a perfect location in so many ways , for couples wanting a romantic getaway , for relaxing or exploring the outstanding countryside and history or for families wanting a quiet safe holiday spent around the pool and exploring the many beautiful Tuscany features available. There are so many trips to make , to the towns of Volterra, Florence, Pisa , Lucca, San Gimignano and Siena or go to the coast at Cecina with its beaches and Water-park . Beautiful Elba is possible for a day trip and even Rome is only 2 hours away
The Podere has been beautifully restored in traditional Tuscan construction with extensive use of the original farmhouse and local materials including stone, chestnut and terracotta. Originally dating back to the 9th century it is composed of 4 buildings grouped around a central courtyard with its own well, it is sited on a hill with 360 degree panoramic views of Volterra and surrounding countryside.
A large swimming pool for residents use only has also been sited to take maximum advantage of these stunning Tuscan views
*SEPT 12 - FURTHER TO ONE REVIEWER COMMENT ON POOL LOUNGERS - 4 HAVE BEEN PURCHASED EXCLUSIVELY FOR USE BY MY GUESTS AS WELL AS LARGE SUN UMBRELLA AND STAND *
*July 2014 - WiFi now Installed
“This is another Tuscany, and one that few people take the trouble to get to know, but which is richly rewarding” (Italia magazine, December 2009)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cecina 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 42 km, Nearest railway: Pondeterra 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
NOW WITH WiFi - July 2014
The apartment has designer features set alongside traditional materials. It has a TV with Video and Blue Ray players to keep everyone amused and relaxed. ( selection of Videos and DVD's ) and Apple TV
Dining seating and Balcony seating for 6
Fully eqquipped Kitchen
Tassimo coffee machine ( may want to bring your own favourite hot drink pods from Tesco etc )
Large built in Fridge Freezer and food storage cupboard
Iron and board
Good 3G Mobile Phone signal
Comfortable double sofa bed
Security entry system including electric entrance gates to the estate
Emergency Lighting system
|Further details outdoors|
Pool House has my Sunloungers stored in it along with a Toilet and Shower facility.
Pool open from May to end September - but is weather dependent
All Inclusive price featuring
Bed Linen ,
Towels and Pool Towels
Gas , Water and Electricity, WiFi
Pre Clean and you will be met by a multilingual representative to give you the keys and entrance gate fob and show you the apartment . She is also available during your stay for help and assistance
An Extra Linen Change if required for a two week stay will incur a Euros 13 charge payable to the cleaning Ladies
Initial 20% deposit with the balance 30 days before departure
£100 /Euros100 security deposit required which will be returned within 10 days from return date subject to post visit inspection
Please contact me for short breaks or small occupancy numbers pricing and discounts
No Smoking please
The Tuscany region
The region is located in the central, western part of the country, north of Rome and south of Genoa. It is bounded by the Apennine Mountains to the North and East.
From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany. Other important cities are Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Pistoia, Prato, Lucca, Livorno, Grosseto, Massa Carrara.
Pisa, located in western Tuscany, is known throughout the world for its famous Leaning Tower, but there is so much more to Pisa than just this striking landmark
This area is historical Tuscany, almost equal distance from Pisa, Siena and Florence. A quiet retreat in the beautiful Tuscan countryside away from the hurly-burly of Chiantishire, this is the real Tuscany. Beautiful towns like San Gimignano just short drives away.
Andrea Bocelli's hometown of Lajatico and his serene Teatro del Silenzio is 15 minutes away. Views of historical Volterra and the ancient Etruscan township of Montecatini Val di Cecina are from every window.
Volterra has Etruscan, Roman and mediaeval remains, including an impressive Roman theatre, plus several museums. The main traditional industry is alabaster, and there are plenty of shops/workshops where you can see alabaster products being made.
Excellent restaurants are to be found not only in Volterra but in all of the local villages. The nearest village is Saline di Volterra which has shops, a wine shop with local red , rose and white wine at 80p a litre !! and some really good restaurants. Apart from some fine local eateries, there is a good range of food shops.
Florence can be reached by train from Pontedera, alternatively drive and stop on the way in Vinci to see Leonardo's birthplace. Siena offers many beautiful works of art, an Etruscan Museum in the Catacombs and the famous horse race, "The Pallio" held in the Piazza del Campo in August. . Volterra is fortfied by Etruscan walls and well worth the drive for the spectacular views as well as shops and restaurants. San Gimignano is famous for its extraordinary towers
Cycling, horse riding, fishing and walking are popular in this part of Tuscany and the golf course at Castelfalfi is now open after being re-designed.
Beach 25 mins away
Cycling is very popular and hire is available
Vineyard visits from local to the Super Tuscans like Sassicia
Segway tours of Pisa
Ski resort and mountains 2 1/2 hours away !!
Rome 2 hours away
Mugello - home of the Italian Moto GP - Valentino 46 !!!!!!!!!!!
Rugby in the winter - Cavalieri Prato are the local team of a good standard - Amlin cup 2011, 2012 and 13
Availability Your dates are available
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5 Oct 2013
"Has a good feel and is in great location"
Le Volpaie was one of those places that completely meet our expectations. The apartment is lovely, well appointed with everything being clean and in working order. The view is terrific with Volterra i… More
6 Dec 2012
"Absolutely a beautiful part of Tuscany an outstanding holiday"
Excellent location for the apartment which is very well equipped and spacious – Air con an essential even in September when we visited. We were met by Jill who showed us where everything was and was… More
22 Oct 2012
"Great Tuscan stay"
This is a great apartment with stunning views over to Volterra and surrounding farms and villages. Located in a renovated former farmhouse, it was very quiet in October - great reason to go then. Just… More
13 Aug 2012
"Beautiful apartment in a stunning part of the world"
We had an absolutely brilliant stay here. The holiday began with being picked up by Jill, there was a little bit of confusion with which apartment we were staying at but it was all in good spirits and took 10 minutes to rectify. The apartment itself is modern with Italian charm. It is stylish and modern with rustic character. It has plenty of bathroom facilities, all beautifully fitted and a lovely balcony/terrace overlooking beautiful countryside.
The pool area is great, all the people we met were very friendly and the views over the countryside whilst swimming were just stunning. There are shared sun beds (although some apartments have their own) and although the pool area never got particularly overcrowded, there weren't enough beds for everyone. We ended up just laying our towels down on the concrete or the grass and it was no problem.
Italy is experiencing a drought at the moment so the water gets switched off every night. As long as you know about this its not really a problem. We made sure to fill up empty water bottles with tap water in case we needed it. We were told not to drink the tap water so drank bottled, and then used our stored water for hot drinks in the evening. The water went off roughly about 6 in the evening until about 8 in the morning, so as long as you know, you can shower around this etc. Obviously once they get rain again this wont be an issue.
The surrounding area is great. For a quiet evening meal there is Saline le Volterra with a lovely restaurant and gelateria. For a more lively atmosphere Volterra is the place to go, there are tonnes of great restaurants, bars and geleterias.
We did various trips to Pisa, Florence, an Acqua park etc. (definitely recommended btw).
Overall, a brilliant holiday, and just the break that we all needed. If in doubt, dont be!
2 Aug 2012
"A magical place - beautiful, historical - and always the quality apartment to return to and enjoy its comforts and views"
This fabulous apartment is in the middle of a magical Tuscan landscape. It is a great location for sight seeing wonderful towns like Lucca and Florence, having a day at the coast. But don't ignore the local hilltop walled towns and their ancient, living buildings. Relax into Tuscan life and enjoy its wine, its food and its history. The apartment is very well apppinted and furnished. Having a local contact is an asset. Starting and ending the day in the pool was great.
20 Jul 2012
"EXCELLENT ON ALL COUNTS"
We found the apartment to be fitted out to a very hight standard. It had the advantage of being fitted with air conditioning. It was a very secure and peaceful location. Close to many towns all with good shops and reasonable priced restaurants. The pool was superb and came with supplied sun beds A twenty minute drive will take you to the nearest beach resort . We will look forward to returning there soon.
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