ANTICO BORGO

La Bella Toscana

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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La Bella Toscana

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Three Bedroom First Floor Luxury Residence Colle di Val d’Elsa

Three Bedroom First Floor Luxury Residence Colle di Val d`ElsaIn the heart of Tuscany, Antico Borgo is a luxury historical residence situated on a country estate surrounded on all sides by beautiful unspoilt countryside. It has been restored to an extremely high standard and is exquisitely furnished with antiques. Close to the estates large swimming pool is Antico Borgo`s secluded private garden area, a perfect spot for relaxing and dining al fresco.

The Antico Borgo is on the first floor of the main building and was once the resident Bishops palatial rooms. Great care has been taken in the renovation and the furnishings are luxurious and refined. The original characteristics of the building have all been retained with beautiful high vaulted ceilings, archways, and terracotta floors all featured. The three reception rooms are very welcoming. All have traditional wood burning fireplaces, and are elegantly furnished with antiques, Persian rugs and beautiful light fittings handmade by specialist craftsmen. The main lounge is the perfect place for relaxing with its large sofas, warm red fabrics, drapes and satellite television, and there is a second lounge with fireplace in the hallway leading to the fully equipped kitchenette and beautiful dining room. This characteristic room has crystal topped banqueting table, upholstered chairs, fireplace and a beautiful reproduction of the famous Guido Riccio da Fogliano fresco, creating the perfect atmosphere for a leisurely candlelit dinner. The three bedrooms are extremely comfortable, each being exquisitely furnished in different colours, with soft fabrics, canopy beds and ensuite shower rooms decorated with hand painted tiles. A fourth bathroom near the bishops lounge boasts a large hydro massage bath tub. At the entrance to the villa is a small terrace which overlooks the estate towards the beautiful swimming pool and grounds. The swimming pool (16m x 8m), is surrounded by lawns and landscaped gardens framed by the rolling wooded hills beyond. Antico Borgo has its own private garden area near the pool furnished with gazebo, sun loungers, table, chairs and barbecue. Partly shaded and filled with flowers it is the perfect surrounding for an alfresco meal. When you can tear yourself away from this idyllic retreat, Antico Borgo is excellently located for exploring the area and discovering the delights of Tuscany. San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Volterra are all close by and the famous towns of Florence and Siena with their countless art treasures and historic monuments are easily accessible via the main road links at nearby Colle di Val d'Elsa. The owners of Antico Borgo have a lovely restaurant in the ancient hill town, featuring excellent refined cuisine, and with a large panoramic terrace for dining al fresco. Guests at Antico Borgo receive a 10% discount at the restaurant. There is a further selection of local trattorias within easy driving distance of the residence, and a chef can be hired for the evening on request.DETAILSEntrance hall with settee and fireplace > Lounge with two settees, table and chairs, fireplace, satellite television and DVD > Dining room with table and chairs and fireplace > Kitchenette with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge/freezer, and dishwasher > Three double bedrooms each with ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. (one double can convert to a twin on request) > Bathroom with hydomassage bath, basin, bidet and w.c > An extra bed can be added to one of the bedrooms to accommodate an extra person > Central heating > Small terrace > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Garden area > Washing machine > Covered parking > Twice weekly linen change > 10km to the town of Colle di Val d'Elsa.

Guestbook comments from the manager
This was a terrific place for us, three mature couples, for our stay the first week of June 2013. I booked this through another site, and found it very modestly priced for what we got. Most rental houses have just one ensuite master bedroom, but this had three, and all were comparable (with showers). The taste level and comfort of the furnishings were fabulous. The kitchen is quite small, although it was well equipped. There are two dining tables, three fireplaces, a washing machine, and a fourth bathroom with a spa tub (we used this as a drying room with the laundry rack). Wifi was free and always at good strength, although you had to occasionally unplug and replug the unit to reboot it. Gabriele is a great host and made sure our stay went well. One night when an 11 p.m. thunderstorm knocked out water pumps to the complex of buildings (a system not under Gabriele's control), he came over immediately and had our apartment's cold water running again by midnight. The complex got the hot water pump working again early the next morning, and we were not inconvienced at all. Because of the house's location and in lieu of providing directions, Gabriele meets guests at a highway exit and leads them to the house, which is in the vicinity of Casole di Val d'Elsa. A gas station and some small shops are an 8 minute walk from the house. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to drive to Casole di Val d'Elsa, whose town center is a controlled traffic zone, so park at the lot below and take the elevator up to the town, which has several restaurants and shops. The apartment is the entire upper floor of a building that Gabriele said dates back to the 11th century. Most of the rooms have vaulted ceilings with lovely painted details. Althought the building is next to a couple of occupied houses, we were hardly aware of the neighbors' presence, they were so very quiet. The buildings are behind a security gate, and several parking spaces are provided. Guests need to be able to handle a short flight of steps up to the porch and a full flight of wide stone steps inside, which lead to the upper level (and which could pose a hazard for very young children). We had exclusive use of the swimming pool and made good use of it. We seemed to have total privacy and enjoyed our peaceful surroundings. Great location for seeing Siena, Volterra, S. Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Fabulous!
Jun 2013
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La Bella Toscana

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Speaks english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Tuscany Apartment Rental Rates

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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,460
 
 
Mid A season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,340
 
 
Mid B season
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,140
 
 
Low season
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€890
 
 
Mid A season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,340
 

Notes

  • Extra person: EUR:120 weekly.
  • Administrative: EUR:100.
  • Deposit: EUR:150.

Amenities

Tuscany Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming