|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Very nice farmhouse, ideal for two, three families or groups of friends who want to keep their privacy. Two apartments with three units, with separate entrance, furnished and tastefully decorated in typical Tuscan style. Tiled floors and beamed ceilings characteristic of wood. For the amenities of the apartments, read announcements for unity: 'Il Forno-top floor' 'Il Forno-ground floor' and 'La Loggia'. The cottage is located in a wonderful position in the heart of Montagnola, a beautiful hilly area and natural, only 10 km from Siena. Ideal for those who want a holiday of peace and relaxation. The outdoor area, really very large, includes a swimming pool with sun beds and umbrellas, a gazebo and another picnic area, as well as tables and chairs that can be placed in the park. Both the gazebo that the portico are ideal places for lunches and dinners.
Very nice farmhouse of the end of 1700 (already surveyed in the first cadastre of the Granducato of Tuscany in 1812) consists of two apartments with independent entrance and well separated, “La Loggia” and “Il Forno”.
Furthermore , the apartment "Il Forno" is divided on two floors (first floor and ground floor), each with separate entrance and can be rented either all together (the first floor and ground floor) or separately. The ground floor is recently built (2015) and is equipped both air conditioning and dishwasher.
All apartments are furnished with great care and respect for Tuscan tradition, with characteristic wooden beamed ceilings. The villa is located in a beautiful location in the heart of Montagnola, a beautiful hilly and wooded zone declared "Site of Importance" by the European Community (EC), only 10 km and few minutes drive from the center of Siena and is located in close proximity of the famous "Via Francigena", (the old road that pilgrims of northern Europe were to go to Rome and that crosses the whole of Tuscany all the Tuscan way has been recently mapped ) with the possibility of beautiful walks starting directly from the house. Ideal for those who want a peaceful holiday and relaxation. Outer space, a real park bigger than 3 acres, allowing guests to each apartment to be able to isolate in perfect tranquility and enjoy in a "heart space", also includes a nice pool whose use is restricted to guests, with chairs and umbrellas, as well as tables and chairs. Very quiet and relaxing, ideal for families or groups of friends who want to maintain their privacy.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful farmhouse . Our party of 5 adults took 2 of the 3 apartments in the farmhouse and both were very clean and well appointed and fitted the description posted . The farmhouse is tucked away in the countryside and is very private , however its not within walking distance to any amenities such as restaurants . This didn't bother us as we enjoyed the tranquility and we didn't mind the drive 10mins to Monterrigioni or 15mins to Siena . The farmhouse is perfectly situated to visit many of the beautiful areas of Tuscany , such as the Chianti region , San Gimignano , Florence and many more . David was charming and gave us good advice on places to visit . We would definitely stay there if we visited the region again .
This is a lovely farmhouse on the countryside. We were met by David and escorted to the estate, otherwise, I don't think we ever would have found it.
We are a Danish family of six, with adult children, and we rented both apartments. It is situated in beautiful and silent environment. The swimming pool is big and we placed a net and played water-volleyball, it was fantastic. The pool is a bit far (100 m) from the house, so you cannot overlook small children from the house.
The kitchen is old and the utilities are not very sophisticated, but it is possible to make food and use the oven.
You have to have a car, Sienna is not far away with car, and there are some good restaurants in the nearby villages.
David and his wife were very friendly, and we felt very welcome.
We had a fantastic trip to Tuscany and the Villa was fantastic too. It is was a little difficult to find as our GPS was not working properly but it is a hidden gem in the Tuscan countryside. Only 20 minutes to Siena, an hour to Florence and 30 to 60 minutes from countless beautiful Tuscan towns. David, Simona, and Vittoria are very friendly and helpful with suggestions.
The Villa was very clean and comfortable. The free Wi-Fi worked great. The property is as described. There were no surprises. This was our second trip to Tuscany and we would gladly stay here again.
Borgo dei Fondi is the perfect place from which to see Tuscany. A car is essential but, that said, all of the mountain-top towns are within easy reach for day trips. We were even able comfortably to visit Cinque Terre on a day trip. It is only about twenty minutes into Siena. Once returned to the villa at the end of each day, we had a nice covered area, completely protected from the elements but feeling outdoors, where we could sit around the table, look out at the surrounding landscape and sip our locally made wines, cheeses and meats and relive the day's pleasures. The driving routes were easy to learn and the driving itself was not difficult and enabled us to make many spontaneous stops.
The Landi family (David, Simona and Vittoria) is very friendly, courteous and punctual. It is obvious that they have given their villa much TLC over the years and that the place holds many personal memories for them. The villa is well equipped, well maintained and clean. It is charming. The beds are comfortable. There is a wood stove and a fireplace to take the chill off on an October morning or to just provide a cheery glow. The pictures on the web site are an accurate depiction of the place.
There are several local restaurants that we drove to in 10 minutes or less that were very good and were well attended by local residents, not "touristy feeling" at all but very friendly and welcoming.
Borgo dei Fondi is very private. It is located in an area of several private estates but the nearest neighbor is barely visible. The views of mountain and meadow are wonderful to wake up to or to view the sunset over.
The villa is not easy to find initially but Simona and Vittoria were happy to meet us at a more conspicuous location and lead us the last couple of miles. Once that was done the villa was very easy to return to for the rest of our stay. Even so, we made good use of our GPS for all of our day trips and recommend that anyone taking this type of vacation do the same. We found that the GPS, while not strictly necessary, was very helpful and reassuring as it would be in any locale that is not familiar.
I will definitely recommend Borgo dei Fond to friends and relatives.
we had a wonderful stay. The house is nice, convenient and comfortable with all necessary equipment.
The park offers a beautiful and quiet surrounding and the location is perfect: 20 mns from Siena or 1hour from Firenze.
The villages in the vicinity provide lovely places to visit and the Tuscan landscapes are beautifully harmonious and serene.
The owners are welcoming and can provide useful information as to places of interest.
On the whole this is a highly advisable place where to stay for lovers both of nature and culture.
Un endroit où l'on a envie de poser ses valises... pour toujours! Un lieu reflétant merveilleusement bien la Toscane. Un paysage de rêve propice à la détente qui comblent les artistes! Les propriétaires sont très gentils et accueillants. Nous les remercions pour leur bienveillance. Nous y avons passé avec nos 3 enfants (5 ans;3 ans et 1 an) un très bon séjour. De manière plus générale, en Toscane nous avons été reçus partout avec sincérité et plaisir de la part des italiens: dans les musées, les restaurants etc. Jamais nous avons senti que nos bambins pouvaient être de trop, et ça cela fait du bien, c'est rare! Nous avons donc rencontré des personnes commerçantes, toujours prêtes à vous renseigner et humaines.
The property is located 10 min / car from the center of Siena, nestled in the beautiful countryside of Montagnola. It is the ideal starting point to visit places of historic interest and scenic as Volterra, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino, which are all within easy reach, as well as the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Pisa.
Beautiful trails, from Siena to visit the Chianti and the Crete Senesi in tours that combine unforgettable views to the best of Italian food and wine. The Tuscan coast with its most beautiful places as Castiglione della Pescaia or Argentario, is 1 hour by car. Siena is the city of the Palio, which is really an experience to live, but not only that, there are many, in fact, shows and especially artistic and musical events throughout the year mean that your holiday remains memorable .
But the real question is : "and if, instead of going around, I stay to tan by the pool?"