Built on a slope, the accommodation is on three floors, all connected by internal staircases, but each floor actually opens on to an area of the garden. Originally a hayloft, the house has been carefully restored by its attentive owners and it is fitted and furnished to an very high standard. Great care has been taken to preserve the original characteristics of the house, such as slanted brick windows in the spacious bedrooms, terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and brick archways, all so typical of Tuscan country architecture. The addition of 3 new shower rooms, one on each floor, and 2 fully equipped kitchens ensure modern comfort, and marry perfectly with the classic furniture. Both living rooms have comfortable sitting areas with settees which can also convert to double beds on request, and the lounge on the ground floor also has a characteristic fireplace, a specially commissioned hand painted mural depicting the beautiful landscape, and arched patio doors which open onto the large patio and garden. Within the well kept grounds close to the house is the large swimming pool (14m x 7m) which is private to Il Vecchio Fienile and has a lovely view over the countryside. The house and its garden is in a lovely position, just off the country road to Ulignano, it is fully enclosed, and has its own parking area. it is only 2km from San Gimignano and its selection of shops and excellent local restaurants, and many of the regions other sights are within easy driving distance. Florence and Siena are both easily accessible via main road and rail links from nearby Poggibonsi, and Volterra, famous for its alabaster production as well as its wealth of historic monuments is only 30km away. DETAILS Top Floor: Rear garden entrance to small hall > 2 double bedrooms (with ceiling fans) > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c Middle Floor: Living room with sitting area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request), satellite television, and dining area with table and chairs > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c > Kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven) fridge, and door opening onto side garden > Washing machine. Ground Floor: Large living room with sitting area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request), armchairs, fireplace and satellite television, dining area with table and chairs > Fully equipped kitchen area (separated from the lounge by an archway) with cooker (5 gas rings and electric oven) fridge and dishwasher > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. Air conditioning on ground floor* > Central heating* > Wi Fi internet connection > Large garden > Patio > Barbecue > Private swimming pool > Parking > 2km from San Gimignano with its shops and restaurants. (facilities marked * are payable locally)
- Villa1528 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
Pool / Spa
Spacious house with large and private pool in lovely gardens 2km from San Gimignano
We are two couples who stayed here for a week in September. The arrangements all worked smoothly and we were met when we arrived. The Italian owners are charming and helpful, although they don't have much English (and we don't have much Italian)! The house is on a road about 2km north of San Gimignano, there is some traffic but we didn't notice it at all. It is surrounded by vineyards and there are wonderful views of the classic Tuscan countryside. The gardens are beautifully maintained and the pool is both large and totally private.
The house itself is on three levels with two bedrooms and bathroom at the top and a big living room with a well-equipped kitchen at the bottom, with another bathroom. The middle floor is a little odd, it doesn't have a bedroom, just a living room and bathroom.
We divided our time between the pool and visits to nearby towns - San Gimignano itself (lovely but very touristy, even in September, but more magical in the evenings when it is quieter), Siena, Volterra, Colle di Val D'Elsa etc.
Very few negatives to report - there is internet access, but it is a bit slow, and a couple more armchairs would be welcome in the living room.
Overall this was perfect for what we wanted and we would recommend it very highly.
The pool area and garden were delightful. The bedrooms were spacious and clean and the owners were extremely welcoming. The house was equipped with everything we needed for a pleasant stay. The only draw back was poor connectivity to wi-fi.
Fabulous place, excellent value, would stay again.
The villa was gorgeous
I just wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed our recent two week stay at Il Vecchio Fienile.
The villa was gorgeous – one of the best we have ever stayed in - and very spacious, accommodating 8 of us very comfortably when our friends joined us for a week. The couple who looked after the villa were lovely - extremely helpful and very patient with our very limited Italian.
The pool was unanimously one of the highlights of our holiday – a wonderful size allowing proper length-swimming and games of water polo - so many hours were spent keeping cool and enjoying the lovely views. A very relaxing holiday!
We visited San Gimignano almost daily and made a couple of easy excursions to Siena, Piscina Luxor near Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti, Florence (by train!), and Volterra. The folder you provided with the villa was extremely helpful in advising how to get to places and recommending restaurants.
We return well rested and will always recommend La Bella Toscana to our friends.
Thank you again.
The location was perfect for us. Very centrally located in the Tuscany area. San Gimignano is a wonderful city to be next to. Would have liked air conditioning in the bedrooms. Loved the pool.
We spent an unforgettable holiday at Villa il Vecchio Fienile. The place was better than possible, clean and welcoming. The owners were kind and friendly. The Villa is well furnished and everything was even better than we expected…The swimming pool is amazing and the villa is perfectly located near San Gimignano.
We strongly recommend Villa il Vecchio Fienile. We can’t wait to come back!
Accommodation tax indicated is per day per person. The costs for each extra bed is max € 110.00