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Farm house with swimming pool once, in the 14th century, a monastery. - Villa La Ripa - Nidi apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Villa La Ripa - Nidi apartment

When your holidays mean absolute privacy.

When your holidays mean outdoor dining by candlelight

If you like being kept safe and cuddled as if you were in a nest

I Nidi is for you.

Among La Ripa villas is the most private, intimate and discreet. Yet don’t worry about making friends, they’re just around the corner.

Villa I Nidi faces SE and is shaded all the afternoon.

On ground floor from the lounge you can access either the dining room or the shower room with washing machine. The dining room, which is open plan to the lounge through a stone archway, has a working fireplace and a fitted kitchenette with hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

On the first floor (accessed via an internal wooden stairway) there are a double bedroom, a twin bedroom (double on request) and a second shower room.The double bedroom has also a small balcony with an external staircase that brings back to the main entrance.

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Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

La Ripa

La Ripa lies at a height of about 200 meters above sea level near the "medieval skyscrapers" of San Gimignano: it is one of the most beatiful country villas in the area. A country villa with adjoining farm and farm holidays centre ready to welcome you to a pleasant holiday in a splendid park surrounded by hills silver with olive groves, green with vineyards and marked with superb cypresses through the foliage of which you can see the towers of San Gimignano.

Alessandro and Margherita with their son Duccio and a lively family of english setters, lookforward to welcoming you to apartments that are the outcome of their passion and personal creativity, functional though fascinating surroundings. But let's go back to centuries to tell you that you are in what once was a fortified monastery on a part of the famous Via Francigena, famous today for its country tourism but once known as the pilgrims' path to Rome.

As Alessandro and Margherita's guests you will no doubt spend a splendid holiday in apartments with bedroom and living room, each of which with an independent entrance and garden fitted out for the open-air life. A refreshing swimming pool with an unusual half-moon shape is at your disposal in the heart of the splendid park with centuries-oldtrees.

And if you don't like lazing around but want more, this is possible at La Ripa! There is a demanding mtb course marked by the tourist board that you may try on a mountain byke or on foot. For lovers of horse-riding there is a handy riding centre just 4 kilometers away which organizes riding excursions.

Last but not least, let's widen our knowledge of the genuine produce from the farm that, though it is small, produces Frantoiano, Moraiolo, Pendolino, Leccino and other types of olives for an exceptional extra virgin olive oil.

But that is not at all: not only San Gimignano but also Florence, Siena and Volterra and other famous centres of Tuscany are all less than an hour's drive.

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Alessandro Incagli
Member since: 2012
Speaks: italian
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

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Cauzione: 150 euro
Pulizia finale: 60 euro
5% sconto per permanenze lunghe: almeno 2 settimane
Cani: 10 euro al giorno
Culla o lettino per bambini: 50 euro a settimana solo se eccede la massima occupazione, altrimenti free
Riscaldamento: (solo a Marzo Aprile Settembre Ottobre): 2 euro all'ora
Tassa di soggiorno: 1,5 euro a persona al giorno fino al decimo
Letto aggiunto per quinto ospite: 100 euro a settimana

Cambio settimanale della biancheria da letto e da bagno.

Set completo di utensili da cucina.

Fornitura di elettricità, gas e acqua.

Uso della piscina.
Conferma della Prenotazione

Con Carta di Credito non si richiede alcun pagamento anticipato: la Carta di Credito è usata solo a garanzie della prenotazione.
Senza Carta di Credito si richiede una Caparra Confirmatoria di 200,00 Euro per settimana.
Regola di Cancellazione

In caso di cancellazione con meno di 30 gg. di anticipo si applica una penale pari al 50% dell’ammontare dell’intera prenotazione.
Saldo del pagamento all’arrivo a mezzo di:

Carta di Credito,
Arrivi e Partenze

L’alloggio è sempre su base settimanale da sabato a sabato con:

Arrivo di sabato tra le 4,00 e le 8,00 del pomeriggio,
Partenza di sabato prima delle 9,00 di mattina.



Nearest Airport
83 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Colle val d'Elsa
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
44 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Vico d'Elsa
Nearest Beach
77 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Ripa is an ideal location for those who want to reach all major tourist destinations: is located exactly halfway between San Gimignano, the Manhattan of Medieovo with its distinctive towers, and Certaldo, a small medieval town famous for being the birthplace Boccaccio. The nearest village (1.5 km) is the small village of Ulignano with a bar, a grocery and a pharmacy.



Ulignano Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main bedroom - 1 queen
    Double room - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the hills. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are warm and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window with a view of the vegetation and of the hills. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer. Here you will also find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kitchen You will be able to enter the kitchen from the patio. The floor is paved with terracotta tiles. The ceiling is sloping and has characteristic exposed wood beams. It is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, a gas oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and other small appliances. There is a big fireplace made of bricks, that can be used to barbecue. There is a table to seat four guests. From the kitchen two French doors will take you to the garden with a view of the hills.

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