About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Il Vecchio Fienile is a beautiful detached house with private swimming pool, surrounded by its own well kept garden with wonderful views over vineyards and cypress groves towards medieval San Gimignano visible in the distance. Immersed in the countryside yet only 2 km from San Gimignano, it provides very high standard secluded accommodation in a much sought after area of Tuscany.
Built on a slope, the accommodation is on three floors, all connected by internal staircases, but each floor actually opens on to an area of the garden. Originally a hayloft, the house has been carefully restored by its attentive owners and it is fitted and furnished to an very high standard. Great care has been taken to preserve the original characteristics of the house, such as slanted brick windows in the spacious bedrooms, terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and brick archways, all so typical of Tuscan country architecture. The addition of 3 new shower rooms, one on each floor, and 2 fully equipped kitchens ensure modern comfort, and marry perfectly with the classic furniture. Both living rooms have comfortable sitting areas with settees which can also convert to double beds on request, and the lounge on the ground floor also has a characteristic fireplace, a specially commissioned hand painted mural depicting the beautiful landscape, and arched patio doors which open onto the large patio and garden.
Within the well kept grounds close to the house is the large swimming pool (14m x 7m) which is private to Il Vecchio Fienile and has a lovely view over the countryside.
The house and its garden is in a lovely position, just off the country road to Ulignano, it is fully enclosed, and has its own parking area. it is only 2km from San Gimignano and its selection of shops and excellent local restaurants, and many of the regions other sights are within easy driving distance. Florence and Siena are both easily accessible via main road and rail links from nearby Poggibonsi, and Volterra, famous for its alabaster production as well as its wealth of historic monuments is only 30km away.
Top Floor: Rear garden entrance to small hall > 2 double bedrooms > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c
Middle Floor: Living room with sitting area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request), satellite television, and dining area with table and chairs > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c > Kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven) fridge, and door opening onto side garden > Washing machine.
Ground Floor: Large living room with sitting area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request), armchairs, fireplace and satellite television, dining area with table and chairs > Fully equipped kitchen area (separated from the lounge by an archway) with cooker (5 gas rings and electric oven) fridge and dishwasher > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c.
Air conditioning on ground floor* > Central heating* > Wi Fi internet connection must be requested in advance at time of booking > Large garden > Patio > Barbecue > Private swimming pool > Parking > 2km from San Gimignano with its shops and restaurants.
(facilities marked * are payable locally)
Local charges payable on arrival in Euros directly to the owner
Admin fee Euro 100
Extra person Euro 50 per week per person
Air conditioning Euro 15 per week
Accommodation tax from 1st March to 31st October, Euro 1,50 per person per night (max 5 nights) children under 12 years free of charge
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 5, 2018
Why Owner chose San Gimignano
Very nice Villa with private pool close to San Gimignano
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful tranquil spot and villa
We really enjoyed our weeks stay here. It was in July, so quite hot so the large pool was very well used. It's a shame the view from the pool is covered by the fence, otherwise it would have been perfect. There were two couples staying, which I think is the max I would recommend. It says it can accommodate 6 but you'd have to walk through the extra bedroom to get downstairs. Large and spacious, quite cool inside (especially downstairs) meant we didn't need air conditioning. Handy as you have to pay extra per day for that. Nice well appointed kitchen, with everything you'd need. And a brochure with lots of local information which was great. Very much enjoyed our stay here, a little close to a road but seriously it didn't bother us at all, really no noise from it so don't let that put you off. And it's only 2kms from San Gimignano so really convenient for quick trips. I'd highly recommend this villa if you're looking to stay in this area.
Beautiful secluded villa in a quiet and peacefull
This was our second visit to this villa it met all our requirments and expectations it stands in its own grounds with nice gardens and a well maintained swimming pool,the rooms are clean and comfortable and furnished to a high standard you will be looked after well by the owners who are nice friendly people we would definitly recomend it to our friends and anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.
Attractive villa and attentive landlord
We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks in June. It is in a perfect location just 1.5 miles out of San Gimignano which, after 2 weeks of exploring this extraordinarily beautiful countryside and seeing all kinds of amazing hill towns and castles, is the most magical hill town of all. The house is spacious, well equipped, attractively designed. The pool was cleaned for us every morning. We swam every day. The pool is not heated but the temps were in the 80's. Gorgeous. The house faces East and we enjoyed wonderful sunrises over the distant hills. Very friendly owner and pool lady! Wonderful vacation. We would go back.
A little slice of heaven
My husband and I have stayed at Il Vecchio Fienile with another couple on three different occasions. We have always been delighted with the villa, the beautiful countryside, and the fabulous pool. The villa and grounds are beautifully maintained, great shops and restaurants are nearby in San Gimignano, and the local wines are superb. This has to be the closest thing to heaven on earth!
Il vecchio fienile surpassed all our expectations
I am very pleased to report that we had a wonderful holiday in tuscany and we were very happy with our choice of accommodation. Il vecchio fienile surpassed all our expectations. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival, and had everything we needed for our stay. Everywhere in the house, from the kitchen, to the bathrooms, to the bedrooms were of a high standard and having bedlinen and towels included was much appreciated as well. The location of the house was perfect for us. Although it is just too far to walk to san gimignano, enjoying the surrounding views from the garden and the peace and quiet was a highlight for us. The garden is huge and the pool area was a favourite spot for all of us, not just the children. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and you can see how much care they take in maintaining the property and garden. Any small issue we had ( electricity) was solved satisfactorily by the owner and yourselves. We did appreciate the translations in language by yourselves over the telephone.
The only recommendation I have is: ( and it's really small) Make better photos for the website. The house is so so much more beautiful in real life than how it looks on the photos. Would I recommend this property to family and friends? Yes absolutely. All in all we had a wonderful family holiday here and take home with us some very special memories. Thanks to you all who helped make our time in tuscany so special. Kind regards.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: Preferred changeover day is Saturday and durations of a week or multiples of. This is however flexible. Other changeover days and durations of stay possible on certain dates. Notes on prices: Extra person payment per week Euro 50 Local admin fee Euro 100 Accommodation tax Euro 1,50 per person per night, max 5 night (children under 12 years free of chrage) Returnable deposit Euro 200