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Country farmhouse with large organic swimming-pool and garden

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse apartment, sleeps 4/5 Tuscany hills among woods and ancient villages

Fattoria San Paolo is a Farm House among the hills of Central Tuscany. Since we saw it for the first time we imagined a new future for this old and beautiful (but completely ruined!) place and we started renovating it. It took about 3 years of work, but now it is as beautiful as it was. In the farm we produce organic extravirgin olive oil. Since 2009 the farmhouse is open for guests (with 3 apartments and 4 lofts). Our swimming-pool is an organic one (no chemicals in water) and looks like a natural pond. Our guests are welcome to swim together with frogs!

Why should you choose Fattoria San Paolo? One thing is our focus on low environmental impact.

Our most important hallmark is our organic swimming-pool. It is a big pond-featured setting, with really low environmental impact. This works with phitodepuration, no chemicals. We produce electricity for the circulation pumps with sun panels and we use water from a natural spring (located in the property) to refill the pool.

Another reason to stay at Fattoria San Paolo is that it is in central position for Tuscany exploration. You can choose several nice day- adventures, both discovering small villages or visiting the most famous art cities. A day-trip to the beaches is also easily possibile.

More Details

Owner
Chiara Mezzedimi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Amenities

Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ginepro - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Shower (90x90 cms), toilet, bidet, basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Ginepro - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , family
    Ginepro - 2 twin/ single , family
  • The apartment has 1 bedroom with 3 beds and 1 bedroom with 2 beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Country farmhouse with large organic swimming-pool and garden
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

The Italian Farmhouse is lovely, carefully maintained, and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The only thing missing for our stay was more time.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Classic traditional and airy fattoria

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property, Chiara and her husband have renovated the farmhouse in a traditional style with all the modern necessities, the appartment was large clean and airy. The setting is lovely with views across the fields, the natural pool is very large and surrounded by Waterlilles and frogs and aquatic life, the water is clear and filtered, and there are boardwalks to jump in from or simply lounge on. Their own pizzeria is open at the weekends where some of the best pizza we had can be enjoyed in the restaurant with their own olive oil, the prices are very good and the hospitality very friendly. If you are looking for a holiday in natural surroundings, great facilities in a lovely location for exploring Tuscany this is it.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great family farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Great family-sized farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany. Plenty of room for my family of 5. We used it as a base camp for daily touring of sites around Tuscany such as Lucca, Pisa, San G. We loved the natural pool and found it a great place to cool off and relax after a long hot day of driving and sightseeing. Unfortunately the restaurant on site was closed while we were there but we found a great restaurant about 5 minutes away. We would also go the local supermarket to get food and groceries for times when we didn't feel like going out to eat. Owner was very friendly and helpful and spoke very good English. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fattorio San Paulo

  • 5 of 5

The listing description and the photos cannot do justice to the Fattorio San Paulo. The setting is breathtaking, the apartment and the farmhouse beautifully furnished and the pool a delight. Our family had the most wonderful holiday - none of us wanted to leave! The pool is very large and my children were in all day, swimming and taking photos of frogs and newts. Chiara was the perfect host - so friendly and charming, any request wasn't too much bother. The pizzas in the restaurant were superb - wonderful to have a few steps away from the apartment. The holiday was spent either at the pool or exploring the medieval villages or further afield to Sienna and Florence. We can't recommend this property enough -thank you Chiara and family for a simply perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

cosy and "home-like" property, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Together with my fiancee, we spent one week in Tuscany and we were accommodated in Fattoria San Paolo, Quercia apartment. As soon as we arrived there we realized that it was the best choice we could make for this part of our vacation.

Location details:

- a car is recommended for the following because the nearest shops, supermarkets are a few km away; rented bikes could be a good option too for the aficionados - beautiful scenery, low traffic even in august.

- the property is located in the middle of Tuscany with easy access to tourist hot spots and (almost one hour drive to San Gimignano, Voltera, Siena, Monteriggioni, etc...)

- also about 1h and 30min drive to Pisa and Florence

- around the property there is a bunch of small, medieval villages that also deserve attention. I recommend a walking tour through all villages here. You will find almost empty streets during midday, charming Italian locals and small "osterias" where you can enjoy a great local meal or a delicious cappuccino.

About the property:

- the apartments are in a charming Italian, old style, building. Next to the main building there is another small building used as small family restaurant for dinner on Thursdays to Saturdays.

- the advertisement is 100% accurate

- spacious and cosy apartment; we felt like home

- wireless internet access available

- parking available

- the apartment has everything that it needs to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you miss something just ask Chiara and she will help you. We asked her one day to about a washing machine and she said: "don't worry. just had me the clothes and I'll take care of them". Next day we found the clothes neatly folded waiting in a bag in front of your apartment.

- the property is environment friendly - they use solar panels for electricity

About the small restaurant:

- open on evenings Thursday to Saturday

- they cook local dishes, and they are delicious

- the best pizza I ever tasted. Absolutely delicious

- very good local wine

- the prices were more than affordable

- and the best proof that this is a good restaurant is that I saw plenty of local people coming here for dinner.

- PS: try the 4fromaggi and the deserts

As a conclusion: Chiara and her husband are really friendly people. I hope we can make time every year to visit them, at least for a few days. This place really "charges your batteries". I will definitely recommend it to all my friends and to everybody that is intere

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful welcome in a gorgeous place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I cannot praise Chiara and her family enough for their wonderful welcome to Fattoria San Paolo. They were so kind and friendly! The apartment was delightful, clean and well appointed: the photos do not do it, nor the pool, justice. The pool was delightful - and huge. The views are spectacular and atmosphere relaxing. The location is a little removed from the main tourist centres of Tuscany - which we liked because it meant it was very quiet! - but places such as Siena, Volterra and Massa Maritima are within easy reach, as well as numerous medieval hilltop villages. Since the shops are a short drive away Chiara arranged for bread to be delivered every morning, and on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights offers traditional Tuscan pizzas on site - which were the most delicious we have ever tasted! We would not hesitate to recommend Fattoria San Paolo for a holiday combining relaxation and cultural visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Piombino, Livorno
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Colle Val d'Elsa
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: necessary

The property is 3 Km from Montecastelli Pisano, a medieval village with Romanic Church. Fattoria San Paolo is very much in the countryside, the closest road is 800 mt. farway. Anyway, it is possible to reach towns and villages around in 20-25 min driving (Pomarance, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Casole D'Elsa, Radicondoli).

Other Activities: hot-air ballooning

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning&washing $47.11
Pet Fee $11.78
Refundable damage deposit $58.89
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates does not include heating. Heating bill ( during winter season) will be chargen on consumption basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund