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One Bedroom First Floor Apartment San Gimignano A winding avenue of cypress trees leads to apartment

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Vanda is situated in a beautiful stone farmhouse on an estate in a magnificent position on top of a hill facing the towers of San Gimignano just 4.5km away. The estate has 180 hectares of pasture, agricultural land and woods. It produces excellent wine and olive oil which are available for purchase, and guests are free to wander the estate, which, rich in flora and fauna is the most delightful location for enjoying country walks and admiring the magnificent landscape. Vanda is comfortably furnished and has a cosy atmosphere. All of its windows enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside especially the window of the living room which looks out towards San Gimignano. The apartment has its own private garden terrace, enjoying a magnificent panorama, shaded by a pergola and furnished with table, chairs and sunloungers and there is a barbecue in the grounds close by. A path leads to the beautiful swimming pool (14m x 7m) which looks out across sunflower fields, vineyards and olive groves to the distant hills. The pool is furnished with sunbeds and sun umbrellas and there is a handy changing room with shower and w.c. La Fattoria 'The Plateau Estate' is composed of the owner's manor house, with its own chapel, two traditional Tuscan farmhouses which have been restored to offer comfortable apartments, and a panoramic swimming pool. Our farmhouse has been divided into four apartments, three of which are rented (Nos 34 Vanda, 35 Gina, 36 Marina), all of which are most comfortably furnished in traditional Tuscan style. The farmhouse is surrounded by the estate's vineyards and olive groves and commands the most stunning views of the countryside, with the medieval hamlet of Montauto and the towers of the city of San Gimignano clearly visible over the valley. There is a utility room with washing machine for communal use, Wi Fi internet connection is available and parking is in the grounds of the estate close to the farmhouse. La Fattoria is only 4.5 kms from San Gimignano. Known as 'The City of Towers' it is a fascinating place to explore, with many craft shops, local art galleries, and historic monuments, as well as an excellent selection of restaurants. 15km away is the town of Poggibonsi which has road, rail and bus links to Florence and Siena making both of these towns easily accessible, and Volterra with its amphitheatre and interesting Etruscan museum is only 30 minutes drive away. DETAILS Living room with kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings electric oven), fridge, dining table and chairs, sitting area with settee (which converts to a bed on request, alternatively an extra bed can be provided in the bedroom) and satellite television > Double bedroom > Bathroom with small bath with hand shower, basin, bidet and w.c. > Fly screens > Use of washing machine > Central heating* > Telephone for making calls only* > Panoramic garden terrace > Wi Fi internet connection > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Parking > 4.5km to the town of San Gimignano > Wine and olive oil available for tasting and purchase. (facilities marked * are payable locally)


Property Manager
La Bella Toscana
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Amenities

San Gimignano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool

Reviews

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One Bedroom First Floor Apartment San Gimignano A winding avenue of cypress trees leads to apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Great hospitality, just nice people.

Well located to visit the Toscana, close to Sienna, Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra and the Chianti for Catellina and Radda.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Our wonderful stay in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

The location & veiews are breathtaking

and we would like to come back again next year!

Linda and Pierre

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

wonderful and relaxable

  • 5 of 5

It was very easy and fast to make a reservation, mrs. Simona from the office (whom we comunitated with) is realy up to date.

Our hosts were very very kind and friendly, the house we stayed in is nice and an appartement is comfortable. The location of the house is very good, close to San Giminiano and Siena.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Magical experience - and Value for money

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the first floor, 1 bedroom La Vanda apartment. Though I know it is unlikely,

I will be happy to go back there, and I strongly recommend it as a great place with helpful staff, superb views, good location and comfortable accomodation.

Location-wise, the place is not too far away from Florence, Siena and Pisa. It is very close to San Gimignano (We had a view of the towers of San Gimignano from the flat window),

but far enough so that you don't have to worry about the crowds. In fact some guides on the web even suggest that you should skip San Gimignano, but that would be a mistake. It is far better to stay in a place like this, and drive down in the mornings and nights to enjoy the magic of San Gimignano town.

There are several walking options around the place, including the one to the nearest farm which sells good organic products. The famous Via Francigena is very close. We followed it to Colle Val D'Elsa and found it a superb experience. Of course it's a longish walk. We took a bus from Colle Val D'Else back to San Gimignano, and then walked back to the apartment.

The drive up to the place is steep and you should be careful not to do it in the dark the first time or two.

Overall: quite a magical experience, and good value for money.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful and postcard-like setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay in Toscany, at Fattoria Il Piano. The estate has a more than beautiful and postcard-like setting, within the wineyards and olive plantations around San Gimignano, with perfect views of San Gimignano from the kitchen/living room and even from the toilet :-)

The staff of Il Piano, especially the owner Vittoriana, were very friendly and helpful. We had a tour of the estate, with free tasting of their wine and olive oil.

In any case, we would book this appartment at Il Piano again because the setting was so beautiful and the the appartment was well equipped with everything we needed.

Nevertheless, next time we come to Toscany (some time in the next few years), we would like to try the region in the South of Sienna, around Montepulciano. Perhaps then you can also help us finding a nice place to stay. Thank you and have a nice day! Kind regards

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Notes

  • Accommodation tax indicated is per day per person. The costs for each extra bed is max € 70.00
  • Damage deposit: EUR150.00
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