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|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Vada 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, 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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
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.