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Volterra - Fantastic 2 Bed Apartment - Stunning Location - Great Family Location

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 2 Bed Apartment - Sleeps 6 - Pool - Wonderful Views - Full Air Con!

What a location! This first floor apartment is in a small gated development of a re-constructed 9th century Borgho. Located on a hilltop beautifully restored 'Podere' and with magnificent views towards the medieval walled mountain top city of Volterra, the apartment is comfortably furnished with exposed wooden beams throughout. The master bedroom is on the mezzanine level and has an ensuite shower room. Air con has recently been placed into this room. The lower living areas are open plan with lounge/dining (sofa bed), modern kitchen area, and french doors to the furnished loggia (balcony) with superb views. There is a spacious twin bedded room on this level with well appointed ensuite shower room. Outside there is a garden with communal pool, sun terrace and pool house with wc/shower facilities and of course those wonderful views. The apartment is air-conditioned and also has 2 fans. Local village with all amenities within a 5 minute drive. Driving distance to Sienna/Florence/Pisa/Lucca etc. Highly recommended

Volterra: Volterra is a wonderful city with excellent restaurants serving local Tuscan specialities. The Guarnacci Museum should not be missed for it's fantastic collection of Etryscan artefact collections. It is rumoured to have the best collection in the world! The Etruscan Baths, Aqueducts and Amphitheatre still stand and are worth a visit. The Civic Art Gallery and the Museum of Sacred Art also worth a look. Do visit the tourist office as there are lots of cultural events celebrating everything from classical music to art, folklore to gastronomy and of course the infamous annual Volterra Theatro Festival. Surrounding Volterra, besides the magnificent countryside, there are lots of ancient monasteries and Roman ruins.

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Byrne
Speaks: english, french, All
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2017

About Janet Byrne

I am Janet Byrne and I am Irish. My company is called Top Class Holiday Rentals and I am in business since 2008 following a successful career with one of the large banks in Ireland. I rent holiday properties in France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. I will only rent a property that I am happy to stay in myself

Why Janet Byrne chose Val di Cecina

I just love this part of Italy - you will feel you are in the real heart of the country. The apartment is located within a restored farm house - giving it a real unique feel. The views are stunning. You can swim in the lovely pool with views over the Tuscan countryside. The apartment is well presented and equipped and has lots of space.

What makes this apartment unique

Spacious property. parking. pool. excellent location with access to a host of well know Tuscan towns and villages.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I'd just like to say we had a lovely time at your Volterra property. It was beautiful and the location was gorgeous.

We'll definitely be coming back. It was a perfect distance to do many lovely places.
Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Pisa Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Saline di Volterra
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Saline di Volterra
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Florence-Livorno-Pisa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Saline di Volterra
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Cecina and Bibbona approx
Car: necessary

This lovely apartment is one of a small number of privately owned properties which form part of a reconstructed 9th century Borgho or hill top farming community. It is ideally located for exploring Tuscany and its stunning countryside. . It is just minutes drive from the well equipped little village of Saline di Volterra for all your day to day needs with its shops, restaurants and bars. 15 minutes’ drive will take to the wonderful medieval hilltop city of Volterra, which can be viewed from the Borgho. Volterra is a quieter alternative to the bustling tourist centre of San Gimignano. There is such of lot of immense historical interest to view in this city. Apart from its locally quarried alabaster it is known for its prominence in Etruscan history. The immediate countryside around the apartment is absolutely stunning at all times of the year.

Short drives will take you to the renowned cities of San Gimignano - 40 mins and Siena approximately 1 Hr. Of course one cannot miss out on the Leaning Tower at Pisa - just under an hour away, and the stunning and historical Fierenze (Florence) just 1.5 hours drive away. A little further afield is Bologna at 2 hours drive, and Roma at 3.5 Hours drive.

The nearest beaches of Cecina, La California and Bibbona are about 30 to 40 minutes’ drive, but there are further beautiful beaches and seaside village less than an hours drive away. We recommend San Vincenzo and the beautiful Barati with it's horse shoe beach and active Etruscan archaeological dig close by. In addition the Port of Piombino is 1.15 hours drive and is the departure point for the island of Elba which is well worth a day trip - or even longer. The city of La Spezia is approx 1.15 hours drive and is the gateway to the stunning La Cinque Terre (the 5 lands).

7 Kilometers from the apartment lies the hill top town of Lajatico – home to none other than Andrea Bocelli. You can visit the town and the open air amphitheater ‘Teatro Del Silenzio’– the location of his annual July concerts

Should you want to play a little golf then San Miniato has a good course and is about 40 minutes drive away should you feel like an 18 hole walk. Highly recommended for a holiday during any time of the year. Last but not least remember this apartment is on the edge of Chianti country and an hours drive will have you in the middle of the rolling Chianti Hills between Florence and Siena.

Wine and food lovers alike will not be disappointed. The locale has a range of diverse restaurant types (and budgets) which cater for all tastes, budget and clientele. Similarly the wine lover will not be disappointed. With the Colle Pisano, Montescudeo, Chianti and Maremma Tuscan regions all within a short drive offering a diverse range of quality wines.

The owners visit regularly and have built up immense knowledge of the province. Apart from the usual amenities within the apartment you will find a host of information, maps and books to help you make the most of your stay. All of this has been built up from their personal experience over the years. Details of local restaurants, wineries shops and even the RCR Tuscan Crystal Factory Outlet await the visitor. You will also find details on how to make the most of your stay with day trips, driving directions and hints and tips for the most intrepid of travellers !

Amenities

Volterra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The Showers Rooms are fully tiled and well appointed
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite Shower
  • The Master Bedroom is at the Mezzanine level with large double Bed, Chest of Drawers, Bedside Lockers, Wall Mounted Mirror and Security Safe. The Twin Bedroom has 2 Twin Beds, Wardrobe, Bedside Lockers and Chest of Drawers Both Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and tastefully decorated There is also a double sprung Sofa Bed in the Lounge.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
Please note there are Insect screens on all windows Please check with the owner if you have particular requirements.

Reviews

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Volterra - Fantastic 2 Bed Apartment - Stunning Location - Great Family Location
average rating of 4.428571 based on 12 reviews
4

Beautiful hilltop location with stunning views up to Volterra.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in July this year.

From booking to paying, through to preparing for the trip, everything was really smooth. Finding the apartment was pretty straightforward and directions were great. The apartment itself was ideal for our needs, with two young children. The location is ideal for touring around Tuscany and we enjoyed day-trips to places like Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and Lucca, as well as spending time closer to home in Volterra.

The pool area was great and the kids loved every minute there. The days were hot and the only thing we sometimes could have done with around the pool was a bit more shade, but a nice problem to have when you’re used to the weather of Scottish summertime back home! Just another reason to get back into the pool, I guess.

The apartment was excellent and had everything you could need for a relaxing break. The only challenge we had was the heat at night – the downstairs room (which the kids used) had its own air-conditioning unit which kept it cool, and the main kitchen/dining area was the same with another unit to keep it cool in there. We used the upstairs room which was beyond the reach of the air-con so could get pretty warm at night, although two large fans in the property helped up there. The apartment also has satellite TV but to be honest it was never on during our stay so can’t comment on that.

Overall, we would certainly recommend it as a great base from which to explore Tuscany, or as a great location for a relaxing break in this beautiful part of Italy.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review of this Tuscan property. I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday and of course it is a great base from which to visit the many beautiful towns and villages within driving distance. I hope you will return another time. Best wishes and thank you...Janet
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Great location - convinient and well equiped appartment - great swimming pool - very good service

  • 4 of 5

Family of 4 - Stayed for 8 nights - the location is not far from Tuscany major attractions. the Apartment can accommodate up to 8 people.

It has almost every appliances needed - so no need to carry. The swimming pool is big and clean and not loaded with many guests.

Small issue we had was handled and solved quickly to our sanctification by the letting agents.

Would strongly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good appartment in excellent area

  • 4 of 5

I can only recommend this appartment. The appartment it self is nothing special. It has everything you need and nothing more.

However the pool area is super and the views and the area as such are fantastic.

We will surely rent this again next time we are going to Toscana.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words Mr T. I am delighted your holiday went well and how could it not in such wonderful surroundings. The apartment, in my opinion, is what it says on the site and the rate is perfect. I agree with you about the pool - it is lovely and the views while swimming are just fab. I will look forward to hearing from you another time. Best wishes Janet
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5

Amazing property in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Apartment had everything you could think of including entertainment system and candles for the balcony. Spotlessly clean. Very easy to travel to Pisa/Siena etc. Also within 30 minutes of fabulous beach. Directions and owners hand book with suggested day trips/places of interest and places to eat were 100% accurate and a fantastic help. Would definitely go back again and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant holiday in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this property for 10 days over Easter. As it was our first time visiting Italy we didn't know what the standard of accommodation would be like. I am happy to report that we were pleasantly surprised. This apartment is a real gem, spotless, lovely décor and really comfortable, in a beautiful location, close to Volterra. There was a really informative/accurate handbook in the apartment, detailing how everything worked and outlining all the areas of interest within easy reach. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted your holiday went well for you. It is a lovely property and we all just love the views. Its always great to hear a good response to our efforts to provide an excellent holiday destination. Hope to see you back soon! Janet
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5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 wonderful days in this apartment. The apartment was perfectly equipped and comfortable to handle 4-6 and we were a party of 5. So close to Florence, Pisa and Siena with those gems of Volterra and San Giminano at your door step. The apartment is close enough to the coast to allow travel on those days that the sun does not come out. Marina di Bibona, San Vincenzo and Barrati within 40-60 mins travel. Owners have provided a super library of books and maps for Tuscany and also provided super documentation and itineraries on both the locale and province to spend your days when not by the pool. Highly recommended and will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay in this lovely property. Thank you for your review and hopefully will see you back again very soon. Regards Janet
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Laundry $117.95
Refundable damage deposit $353.86

Rental to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival date
Security / Reservation deposit of 25% applies
Linen, Towels and final Clean charge applies @ €100
Winter heating supplement applies @ €50
Credit Card & Debit Card Payment accepted

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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