Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment in the heart of Tuscany
The ' Borgo'- on the old Roman ' Via Volterrana 'has been rebuilt from ruins. Italian heritage laws are very strict and the whole village has been reconstructed on the same footprint as the original. Now we have a wonderful place for visitors to come and enjoy the Tuscan countryside within easy reach of all that Tuscany has to share with the world. 'Casa Bartoli' is part of what was a large farm building and is now a modern spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. The bathrooms are beautifully tiled in travertine marble.Terracotta tiled floors and ceilings with huge wooden beams supporting the roof are typical of the area. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second -which is a larger room-has two single beds which can be used as a double bed... Bathrooms have no baths-but showers are excellent with plenty of hot water supplied from the solar system. All kitchen utensils and appliances are new- dishwasher,2 small fridges (one with freezer), gas stove and oven.A new fully automatic washing machine is also provided.The dining area inside seats 6 people comfortably-or dine outside at the 'al fresco' table under the trees... The swimming pool and spa are just wonderful for a dip after a hot days touring. Here you are central to all that Tuscany has to offer.There are many good restaurants nearby- just up the road- the nearest is ' Il Castagno':a great little local restaurant. For grocery shopping if you prefer to dine under the trees at home- there is the big PAM supermarket in Poggibonsi, the COOP in San Gimignano or the smaller Despar in Gambassi Terme... You may have already seen in a previous box that the 'Borgo' is down a gravel road in the countryside between San Gimignano and Volterra...here you will find your sanctuary ...please come and enjoy the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside in a very central location...
- limited accessibility
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
I am an Australian, my wife is Japanese and we live in Sydney.Both of us have been very interested in travel from an early age, having met in the late 1960's working for an airline. We have travelled to many parts of the world-but Florence and Tuscany have become our favourite holiday destination. We both still work in the airline industry,but retirement is on the horizon.
My wife and I first visited Florence and San Gimignano in 1995.We then came back numerous times as we loved this part of Tuscany. We made friends with the owners of the Agriturismo we always stayed near San Gimignano and they introduced us to this development at 'Borgo Mummialla' where they and some dedicated local people were going to rebuild the 'Borgo' from total ruins. The village was abandoned many years ago and all the buildings had to be rebuilt from the ground up.Strict heritage laws ensured the reconstruction retained as much of the stone and terracotta etc from the original buildings as possible. Having had dreams of owning a house in Tuscany and knowing the people involved reassured us that this was a top quality development and we took the plunge....in the deep end...we now hope we can share this unique development with other visitors to our house....
The original farmhouse buildings have been reconstructed from the ground up using a lot of the old materials,but everything inside is new including a washing machine,beds and all the kitchen appliances and equipment.Hotwater is supplied by a solar system ( with gas heater backup) as much thought went into enviromental best practice. The two bathrooms are beautifully tiled in travertine marble and the plumbing is all new...There are about 6-8 steps up from ground level to the front door-but once inside the apartment all is on one level. Most of the other apartments at 'Borgo Mummialla' are 2 storey,The swimming pool with spa is wonderful and great to come home to after a hot days touring as is the outdoor 'al fresco' dining area under the trees.The outdoor area is for use of 'Casa Bartoli' guests only-unless you invite the neighbours over of course. There is a great view across the valley,with Volterra on the horizon, from the kitchen and also the main bedroom..This is our 'dream come true' home in the heart of Tuscany... .