The farm, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, rests on a high plateau affording panoramic views of the splendid countryside which can be pleasantly explored on foot via the many country lanes. The farm which specialises in producing wine and olive oil, also has a varied assortment of animals including hens, ducks, sheep and cows, and you are welcome to watch or participate in farming activities. The lovely swimming pool (12m x 6m) set into the side of a hill, enjoys the most fantastic panorama and surrounding the farmhouse there are shady spots with tables and chairs perfectly placed for dining al fresco either by the pool, under a splendid acacia tree, or under a leafy pergola. There are two houses at the farm. One is divided into two apartments, No 43 Pisa described here, No 44 Verona and the other one is the owner's apartment. The gardens surrounding them abound in flowers and trees and there is lots of space for relaxing outside and for children to play. Pisa, on the first floor of the farmhouse is simply and comfortably furnished with most of its windows enjoying lovely views of the countryside. The farms owners Giovanni and Sonia are very welcoming and helpful and create a lovely family atmosphere. Their farm produce is available for purchase and Sonia, an excellent cook, is happy to prepare a genuine Tuscan dinner for you on request. Parking is in the grounds close to the apartment, there is a washing machine for guests use (2 washes per week are included in the rental price, any extra are payable locally) and barbecue. Less than 4km down the road is the town of Poggibonsi with its supermarkets, shops and road and rail links to Florence and Siena making Tuscany's major sights easily accessible. It is 14km to the medieval town of San Gimignano with its historic monuments and many local craft shops, and close by there are various places of historic interest to visit such as the Fountain of the Fairies and the 14th century Basilica and Monastery of San Lucchese as well as the medieval quarter of Colle di Val d'Elsa. Please note, this is simple farm accommodation, therefore suitable for those seeking basic amenities and real country surroundings. It is not suitable for persons seeking a high standard recently renovated properties or modern facilities. DETAILS Kitchen/dining room with cooker (4 gas rings oven), fridge, dining table and chairs > Lounge with settee and armchairs > Double bedroom > Twin bedroom > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c. > Use of washing machine > Fly screens > Central heating* > Garden > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Parking > 4km to nearest shops > Wine, olive oil and farm produce available for purchase. (facilities marked * are payable locally)
Just a quick word of thanks for organising our stay at Pisa apartment.
The farm was a new experience for us and I would definitely love to do it again, our hosts were very sweet and it was fun trying to communicate. The swimming pool is lovely and the accomodation simple yet clean and functional. We felt part of the family and enjoyed the farm experience very much.
We have arrived home safely after a great holiday in Tuscany. The accomodation and pool exceeded our expectations and although simple was spacious and comfortable. Sonia and family were friendly, relaxed and helpful. Thank you La Bella Toscana for all your assistance.