The setting was just perfect... a quiet, very scenic hideaway in Ulignano, surrounded by vineyards and stately arborvitae. The property is very lovingly maintained by the family. It was too cold to swim in the pool, but we enjoyed the lake, the rooster’s crowing and the welcome of the three adorable donkeys. The owner was very gracious, gave us excellent directions, welcomed us with a bottle of wine, and also extended our checkout time. I would spend a month or two here if I coukd!
We absolutely loved this property! The pictures owner Leandro posted are an accurate portrayal of the charming and picturesque location, I wish pictures could show how peaceful the property really is. Very quiet, even when there was a family with 3 children in the rental below. We rented the upstairs unit with friends, it was just the right size for 2 couples. Spacious, well-stocked kitchen; bathrooms updated and clean; bedrooms also fine. We were there in the early Spring, so we could take advantage of all the outdoor spaces that Leandro provided- my favorite was the deck overlooking the pond full of turtles. We also enjoyed walking up the hill to pet and feed the 3 donkeys and just admire the beautiful Tuscan countryside. It was too cold to swim in the lovely pool, next time! The location, just outside of the small town of Ulignano was great- quiet and peaceful but still easy to make day trips to San Gimingnano, Volterra and Certaldo Alto. Nearby Poggibonsi had a large modern supermarket.
We also thought the owner Leandro went above and beyond to be helpful: the friends we were traveling with both got sick while we were there, and Leandro made a doctor appointment for them!
We wished we could've stayed longer, and hope to return for a longer stay in 2021.