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Four Bedroom Detached Villa San Gimignano Il Podere is the perfect example of a Tuscan country villa,

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa

Overview

About the property

The original house dates back to 1600's and has recently been immaculately restored to its original splendour. Now divided into two parts, both have been delightfully furnished to a very high standard including many antique pieces and family heirlooms. Characteristic fireplaces form the centrepieces of spacious lounges, and well equipped kitchens invite you to prepare delicious meals. The private garden which surrounds the villa is immaculately maintained with lawns, mature trees, and flowering plants and enjoys a fine panorama. Perfect for dining alfresco or just enjoying a chilled glass of 'Vernaccia di San Gimignano' whilst enjoying the essence of the Tuscany. The perfectly placed swimming pool (12m x 6m) overlooks the olive groves, and is framed by a paved terrace and lawns. It is a lovely spot for relaxing and enjoying a swim after a busy day's sightseeing. Guests are free to wander the 10 acre estate which is perfect for country walks and the town San Gimignano with its selection of shops and restaurants is easily reachable on foot. The panoramic area where there is the swimming pool extends almost until the alternative road of the town. The ground floor of the villa, has a comfortably furnished lounge, and a large kitchen both of which open onto the garden and two characteristic bedrooms which open onto the side garden areas. There are also two shower rooms. The first floor of the villa, is only a few steps from its garden as the house is built unusually on a slope. Its comfortable lounge is very cosy and there is a large kitchen with an unusual antique round marble table. There are two characteristic bedrooms, one with four poster bed, the other with two single beds which opens onto a small balcony, and two bathrooms. The two levels are connected via the garden making the villa perfect for larger parties whilst retaining privacy. There is a communal laundry room, barbecue, and WiFi internet connection is also available at a small local charge. The friendly owners have a small detached cottage on the estate which they use. 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 and Volterra famous for its alabaster are within half an hour's drive, whilst both Siena and Florence are easily accessible via road, or nearby bus and rail links. San Gimignano can be reached on foot or by local shuttle bus that runs every hour and stops 300m from the property. DETAILS Ground Floor: Fully equipped kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings), small electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, table and chairs > Living room with dining table and chairs, fireplace, satellite television, armchairs and settee (which converts to a single bed on request) > 2 Twin bedrooms (which can be converted to doubles on request) > An extra single bed can be provided on request > 2 Shower rooms with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. First Floor: 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. > Balcony > Ceiling fans in first floor bedrooms. Ceiling fans (in all bedrooms and in living rooms) > Central heating* > Garden > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Use of washing machine* > WiFi internet connection* > 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:
16 October, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool

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Four Bedroom Detached Villa San Gimignano Il Podere is the perfect example of a Tuscan country villa,
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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The base of a lovely holiday in Tuscanny

  • 5 of 5

This was the secound holiday that we have spent at Villa Il Podera. It is a wonderfull house, well suited for a large group of people (we were 8 adults and two infants). The house is well furnished with all the necassary equipment. The grounds are wonderfull with a fantastic panoramic view over the countryside, a good sized swimmingpool , and within easy walking distance from the lovely town of San Gimignano. The owners are a charming couple - very helpfull and efficient. We can strongly recommend Villa Il Podere as the base of a lovely holiday in Tuscanny.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Bert and family

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice holiday in Toscane. The house was very nice and so were the surroundings.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Bert

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is less than 10 minutes (walking) from the town of San Gimignano. The views from the Villa are amazing. The owners were very helpful in recommending restaurants and even took us on a tour of the local churches.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Ideal villa in San Gimignano

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal villa for 7 of us on our two week stay in San Gimignano. The villa is very well equipped and located in beautiful grounds with wonderful views. The house is divided into two self-contained units which can sleep four each. It was an easy walk uphill to San Gimignano. The owners live on the property and were very friendly and accessible, providing lots of local knowledge, maps and guides.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Great choice of location

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Tuscany on many occasions and decided to introduce it to some of our friends. Eventually we chose Villa Il Podere and were thoroughly pleased. On arrival the villa was even more beautiful than we imagined. The location was perfect, we wanted to be in the countryside but close enough to the town of San Gimignano to be able to walk to it. This villa fitted the bill perfectly. The owners were wonderful, the grounds immaculate and the swimming pool in a lovely position. For friends travelling together it was perfect, being in two 'halves' as it were and a bathroom to every bedroom there was enough privacy, yet a there was plently of room for us all to get together. There were plenty of shady spots in the garden for just reading a book quietly for a bit of 'my time' if you wanted it. The interiors of the villa were very comfortable. What we most enjoyed was being able to wander into town on foot although some of us cheated a bit and went half way on the shuttle bus which ran nearby the property and took the effort out of the last uphill bit! Last but not least it's a good base from which to explore. Centrally placed in Tuscany so not too much long driving needed for sight seeing, We went to the nearby town by car and caught the bus to Florence and Siena so as to avoid parking difficulties and traffic. Definately a good idea. All in all its actually a place we would return to.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • Accommodation tax indicated is per day per person. The costs for each extra bed is max € 90.00
  • Damage deposit: €200.00
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