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Two Bedroom First Floor Villa San Gimignano Leo is a gorgeous apartment at Villa Il Podere. It is extremely

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type villa

Overview

About the property

Il Podere is the perfect example of a Tuscan country villa, the original house dates back to 1600's and was said to be part of a large hunting estate. The house has recently been immaculately restored to its original splendour, and now forms two spacious apartments No 65 Leo and No 64 Magno Well kept gardens with lawns, mature trees and flowering plants surround the house, and there is a large swimming pool (12m x 6m) which overlooks the olive groves is an ideal spot for relaxing and enjoying a cooling dip. Guests are free to wander the estate where there are over 10 acres of private land, ideal for enjoyable walks in the country, amazingly medieval San Gimignano with its historic monuments, art galleries and wide selection of shops and restaurants is just waiting to be explored only 10 minutes walk away. The panoramic area where there is the swimming pool extends almost until the alternative road of the town. Leo effectively on the first floor of the house, is only a few steps from its garden as the house is built unusually on a slope. The apartment is very cosy and delightfully furnished with many antique pieces and family heirlooms. There is a comfortable living room with wood burning fireplace, and a large fully equipped kitchen, which has an unusual antique round marble topped table, invites you to prepare delicious meals. There are two characteristic bedrooms, one with double four poster bed, the other with two single beds which opens onto a small balcony and two lovely bathrooms, one with shower, the other with hydromassage bath. The villa's garden, furnished with table and chairs, sun umbrella, and terracotta pots brimming with flowers is a lovely location for an alfresco meal or just enjoying a chilled glass of 'Vernaccia di San Gimignano' whilst taking in the view and enjoying the essence of Tuscan countryside. A few steps away is the beautiful swimming pool, framed by a paved terrace and lawns, the pool has a beautiful view over the olive groves of the estate, creating the ideal surroundings for relaxing and enjoying a refreshing swim after a busy day's sightseeing. There is a communal laundry room, a barbecue for guests use and WiFi internet connection is also available at a small local charge. The owners, Vittorio and Marina, who live in Florence have a small detached cottage on the estate which they occasionally use. They are friendly and helpful whilst not intruding on your privacy. Parking is in the grounds below the house. When you can tear yourself away from this idyllic country retreat, the medieval hilltop towns of Colle di Val d'Elsa 'City of Crystal' and Volterra famous for its alabaster are within half an hour's drive, whilst both Siena and Florence are easily accessible via the road, bus and rail links at Poggibonsi only 12km away. San Gimignano can be reached on foot or there is also a local shuttle bus to the town that runs every hour and stops 300m from the property. DETAILS Large fully equipped kitchen with cooker (5 gas rings oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dining table and chairs > Living room with fireplace, satellite television, armchairs and settee > Twin bedroom (which on request can be converted into a double and/or an extra single bed can be provided) > Double bedroom with four poster bed > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > Bathroom with hydromassage bath, basin, bidet and w.c. > Central heating* > Garden > Barbecue > Balcony > WiFi internet connection* > Swimming pool > Ceiling fans (in the bedrooms and in the living room) > Use of washing machine* > Parking > Walking distance of 800m to the town of San Gimignano. (facilities marked * are payable locally)

About Us

La Bella Toscana di Giuseppe Gloriosi
La Bella Toscana
La Bella Toscana, Via Solferino 28
53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa (Si)
VAT Reg NoIT00482471216

Property Manager
La Bella Toscana
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

Location

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Gimignano in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool

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Two Bedroom First Floor Villa San Gimignano Leo is a gorgeous apartment at Villa Il Podere. It is extremely
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Nicest apartment

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family stayed in the apartment Leo. It is extremely spacious and very nicely furnished and has a large garden area, a fireplace (by which we loved to sit) and a balcony. On our arrival we found the villa clean, tidy and welcoming like a second house and the owners waiting for us. Everything was so perfect it took 5 minutes for us to feel like at home. The surroundings are striking, the pool relaxing and the view stunning.

We couldn’t ask for more. Also, La Bella Toscana Staff did a great job with our booking making it easy and fast.

Highly recommended, we wish to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Mooi huis, prachtige lokatie en uitzicht

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben met gezin met twee tieners de helft van de woning gehuurd. De privacy ten opzichte van de andere huurders is groot. Mooi eigen schaduwrijk terras. Het huis is ruim en sfeervol. Ruime eetkeuken.Het uitzicht bij het zwembad op het Toscaanse landschap is erg moio. De eigenaar is vriendelijk en behulpzaam.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Lovely villa in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this villa four times over the past 8 years - it is the only villa that we have ever been back to! The villa is very comfortable, well equipped and always clean. The grounds are lovely, the pool is fantastic. The views from the villa, the pool and the grounds are classic Tuscany. The location is quiet (except for some distant traffic) and you think you are in the middle of the countryside, but within 10 minutes walking is the idyllic town of San Gimignano. The owners are lovely, very helpful if you need them, but very careful not to intrude on your privacy. We would never go anywhere else in Tuscany!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

fantastischer Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Waren mit Freunden eine Woche in dieser Unterkunft. Bei Ankunft war alles fertig, blitzsauber geputzt und eine Menge von nützlichen Kleinigkeiten bereits vorhanden. Die im Nebenhaus wohnenden Eigentümer waren sehr reizend und hilfsbereit. Jedes Schlafzimmer verfügt über ein eigenes Badezimmer. Nach San Gimingnano sind es 15 Minuten zu Fuß.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful property with view and pool

  • 5 of 5

This amazing place only 5 minutes from San Gimignano is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a holiday far from confusion and traffic. The owners welcomed us as old friends and we immediately felt at home. Everything was just clean and tidy, welcoming and relaxing as we wished to be.

We couldn’t wish for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Notes

  • Accommodation tax indicated is per day per person. The costs for each extra bed is max € 90.00
  • Damage deposit: €100.00
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