About the property
- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
One-bedroom property with additional comfortable double sofa-bed
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.
Free Wi-fi. Please note that because of the remote location, the Wi-fi is satellite-based. It is fine for normal web browsing and e-mail but for example would not be very fast for video streaming, video-conferencing or downloading large files.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 5, 2018
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.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Super views in lovely location
The apartment is lovely with everything you need and kitcken equipped with the essentials (tea/coffee/oil/spices etc). The view from the terrace is fantastic and we enjoyed lazy breakfasts and bbqs on it. Conveniently located for day trips to Sienna, Florence, Volterra and San Gim and vineyards. The owner was helpful and bought us a high chair as we travelled with a baby. We were here in May and the pool was abit cold but very lovely to sit by.
Just Perfect :-)
We have rented many accommodations over the last 25 years in US and Europe, this property was the BEST !
Full of character,very well equipped and supplied with essentials? The images don't do the property justice. We used the terrace extensively and felt it offered superb views as well as privacy.
The pool has lots of features making very different from the regular rectangular pool.
A great place to stay, we have no hesitation in recommending this property for a couple.
Fabulous property in great location
Top class accommodation in a superb location. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
Borgo Mummallia is an oasis in the Tuscan countryside, perfect for visiting all the major regional sites. Colm is a most charming and obliging host and La Terazza is a very well appointed and beautifully situated within a well maintained converted hamlet.
A paradise in Tuscany
We had a delightful stay at La Terraza appartment (Mummialla). The appartment was very well provided for (cooking, cleaning, towels, etc.) and was extremmely clean. Our best appartement in 10 years of rentals through Europe. The pool was gorgeous and not too crowded. It is located in a very quiet area but you can find good restaurants within 5 kilometers.
I would definitely recommend this appartment.
Perfect peaceful home from home.
Il Terazzo was absolutely perfect for the two of us. The design & layout of the property is such a great use of the space, the villa was really well equipped, the bed is very comfortable & all linen etc is as anyone would need & the spec of the property is very high.
The view from the terrace is actually better than photos can show.
The little hamlet in which it stands has been beautifully restored to be an excellent isolated place but near other properties. The pool was great - especially as there were not many properties occupied when we were there, in September - and Roberto, who welcomed us on arrival & checked on us occasionally through the week, was most helpful & charming. As throughout the whole booking & staying process, was Colm, the owner - even though he was actually in Dublin.
It is a perfect base for what is perfect Tuscan scenery & tourist spots within an hour or so- but we enjoyed the walking too. We found the Via Francigena, which we had no idea of until we arrived. What a lovely stretch it is there between Gambassi Terme & San Gimignano.
A perfect week. Many thanks.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No extra charges - final cleaning, electricity, gas and air-conditioning are all included in the price.