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COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS IN REBUILT ANCIENT HAMLET NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO

Colm Begley

Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks english, french, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Colm Begley

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english, french, italian
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COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS IN REBUILT ANCIENT HAMLET NEAR SAN GIMIGNANO

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One-bedroom cottage with additional comfortable double sofa-bed and Wi-Fi

Large private terrace with stunning views across the valley to the ancient hilltop town of Volterra.

Located in the recently-reconstructed 1000-year-old hillside village of Borgo Mummialla. The tiny village has been redeveloped into 13 holiday apartments. The pool is shared between the 13 apartments.

Fully equipped split-level interior with exposed chestnut beams and cotto tiling. Four comfortable chairs, table and parasol on the terrace for 'al fresco' dining.

15 minute drive to San Gimignano. Ideally located to explore Tuscany. Volterra, Siena, Florence, Pisa and the Chianti region are all within easy reach.

The village is a haven of tranquillity, surrounded by woods and meadows abundant with wild flora and fauna.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colm Begley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks english, french, italian

About Colm Begley

We are an Irish couple and love all things Italian!

Colm Begley purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Colm Begley chose Gambassi Terme

In 2006 I heard that a group of local people planned to restore a tiny ancient ruined village. I went to visit the village and was immediately enchanted by its tranquillity and stunning views.

We took a leap of faith and purchased a heap of stones and broken timbers at the end of the village.

Now seven years later the village has been restored to its former beauty.

What makes this apartment unique

The reconstruction of the village was subject to strict Italian heritage laws. All original materials were re-used and other materials were salvaged from local ruins. The building work had to be carried out using traditional building methods.

The 'apartment' is actually a small house at the quietest end of the village, with its own roof and with windows on three sides!

The best feature is a large private terrace with stunning views across the valley to the ancient hilltop town of Volterra, with its many towers.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Cottage with Stunning Views in Rebuilt Ancient Hamlet Near San Gimignano
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Cottage with Stunning Views in Rebuilt Ancient Hamlet Near San Gimignano
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5

Modern facilities in a rustic, charming setting.

  • 5 of 5
When, at first, you turn off the main road onto a gravel track, with the dust flying behind your car, you are gripped with alarm. But there's no need to panic! A mile down the track you enter the hamlet of Borgo Mummiala, an old Italian village that has been totally renovated, providing 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday apartments and villas. They are all really impressive.
La Terrezza, a one bedroom apartment, retains all the rustic charm you would expect from an old farmhouse, merged with all the modern facilities you could wish for:- air conditioning, gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, dish washer, etc., etc. The living room has a high ceiling which accommodates a mezzanine dining area, behind which is the double bedroom and the bathroom. Externally there is a small terrace which is bathed in sunshine throughout the day and has views over the Tuscan valleys towards the historical town of Volterra. The infinity pool, with similar views, is a short, 75m walk away.
The hamlet is set in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside and is just 15 minutes by car from both San Gimignano and Volterra. Siena is less than an hour away and we went to Florence (by train) in under 90 minutes.
La Terrezza is absolutely ideal for couples, but it can actually accommodate up to four guests.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Cottage with Stunning Views in Rebuilt Ancient Hamlet Near San Gimignano
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Gambassi Terme Val d'Elsa
5

An idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5
We had a very enjoyable stay in this beautiful location. Borgo Mommiala has been very tastefully restored in authentic Tuscan style. The apartment itself was ideal for the two of us, very well equipped and immaculately maintained. The views from the patio are breathtaking. This is an idyllic , tranquil location to use to explore the nearby Tuscan hill top towns. We will be recommending it to all our friends and family!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Cottage with Stunning Views in Rebuilt Ancient Hamlet Near San Gimignano
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1107906
-+353 878361680
Gambassi Terme Val d'Elsa
5

Très bon séjour dans le calme de la Toscane

  • 5 of 5
Un petit hameau de rêve à huit kilomètres de Gambassi Terme. Une jolie maisonnette avec tout le confort et un accueil sympathique de Roberto. Piscine. Et surtout une belle terrasse avec une vue imprenable et magnifique sur la campagne Toscane.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Cottage with Stunning Views in Rebuilt Ancient Hamlet Near San Gimignano
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-+353 878361680
Gambassi Terme Val d'Elsa
5

Comfortable & Relaxing

Comfortable & Relaxing
  • 5 of 5
We had a delightful, restful week at the apartment in June. It has been built and equipped to a high standard so the stay was very comfortable. The village was very quiet and for much of the time we had the pool to ourselves. The views in all directions are simply stunning. Many picturesque Tuscan villages are only a short drive away.
Roberto was very helpful and on hand to ensure there were no problems during our visit.

R & C
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Cottage with Stunning Views in Rebuilt Ancient Hamlet Near San Gimignano
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Gambassi Terme Val d'Elsa
5

Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic stay at this apartment. It was beautiful, very clean, and equipped with everything we needed. The location was incredible and the the view over San Giminigano was amazing. The photos don't do it justice!

Roberto was also really friendly and helpful during our stay, even putting up with extremely poor attempts at speaking Italian!! The instructions to get to the apartment were really clear and made it easy to find.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Cottage with Stunning Views in Rebuilt Ancient Hamlet Near San Gimignano
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Gambassi Terme Val d'Elsa
5

Great apartment, well equipped in a rural setting

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was lovely and very well equipped. It is set within a beautiful mediaeval village that has been renovated. It has all the features you would expect in an apartment of this price. The pool is a particular highlight and is set with the beautiful views out over Tuscany. It is very well situated for day trips to Florence, Siena, and other Sienese hill-towns. The owner is always quick to answer questions and is very helpful. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to visit Italy.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa / Florence
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Castiglioncello
Car: necessary

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €880 Per week

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
€750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€880
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes No extra charges - final cleaning, electricity, gas and air-conditioning are all included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gambassi Terme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

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