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Charming hamlet in the heart of Chianti, between Florence and Siena

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 4) apt GIMIGNANO

Santa Maria a Poneta is a charming hamlet situated in the heart of tuscany, in the Chianti area between Florence and Siena. The farmhouse, with its romanesque church, is located in a valley rich in history near Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and many other medieval and renaissance cities and towns. A holiday at Santa Maria a Poneta offers you the marvelous experience of living in the heart of Tuscany in a special location.

A unique emotion, in the historical hamlet of santa maria a poneta surrounded by a park with olive trees and cypress, where antique roses and herbs fill the air with their fresh scents, and great lemon trees in old terracotta pots show our attentions and love for this special place. The swimming pool allows you to enjoy the tuscan sun surrounded by the vineyards which produce our prestigious chianti wine.

The backyard and terraces overlook open fields in which we breed our horses and green hills with vineyards and olive groves. A blend of renaissance era with present day comfort .

Here quietness and nature reign outdoors while inside you can enjoy tasteful tuscany traditional country style.

More Details

Property Manager
Riccardo Bordoni
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2018

About Riccardo Bordoni

Hello, I am Riccardo, me and my wife Susanna will be happy to welcome you to Santa Maria a Poneta. We will be the mentor for you, helping you to discover our fantastic Tuscany, our culture, our tastes, the kitchen and last but not least our wonderful wines. You'll feel right at home with our hospitality and we will help you with your every need because it is a perfect holiday for you. See you soon...

Riccardo Bordoni purchased this villa in 1993

Why Riccardo Bordoni chose Barberino Val D'elsa

This 75 square meters Farm Holiday Apartment, obtained from the central part of the barn, overlooks the Valley dominated by the towers of San Gimignano and other places to visit around this worldwide famous town: from the turret window the eye sweeps over an Incomparable View of the Tuscan Landscape speckled with old Villas and Farmhouses. On the ground floor there is a large living room with big, arched windows that open onto the Private Garden and the roofed Patio, a dining area with kitchen featuring a characteristic brick vault, a bathroom with shower and a bedroom. A comfortable staircase leads from the living room to the bedroom located in the turret.

What makes this villa unique

Bed linen and bath towels (changed once a week), final cleaning, are all included in the price. We have not airconditioning, it is not usefull in these old houses. Extra services available: domestic maid, breakfast, tuscan dinners, cooking classes, babysitter. Check in 15,30-19,30 check out 9,00 a.M. In medium and high season only saturday-saturday renting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Barberino Val D'elsa in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • 1st bedroom groundfloor A comfortable staircase leads from the living room to the bedroom located in the turret
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Charming hamlet in the heart of Chianti, between Florence and Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Perfect romantic vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for accommodation with a 'gone by' flair - you search is over. Susanna and Riccardo will take care of you and be at your disposal. They'll advise you on places of interest, restaurants, shops - you name it.....this place exceeded all my expectations! Don't miss Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano.....

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Zeer correct, fantastische ontvangst, super gastvrij

  • 5 of 5

Bij aankomst warm welkom, prima huisje, schoon is voor ons altijd het allerbelangrijkst en dat is het! keukenvoorzieningen en goede wijnglazen om optimaal te kunnen genieten van de Italiaanse gerechten. kortom een zeer prettig verblijf.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

- Tolle Lage mitten in der Region, aber schnell in alle Richtungen

- Gut ausgestattetes Appartement mit allem was man braucht (Italien-Adapter für Nicht-Eurostecker einstecken...)

- Erholung und Entspannung pur

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
La Zambra
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Barberino Val d' Elsa
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Bolgheri - Cecina
Car: necessary

We can reserve for our guests tickets for the bigger museums of florence so that to avoid queue. We can make restaurant reservation, or organize masseuse services, rent bicycles, painting and cooking classes, and especially wine tasting in our farm il paganello.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £4.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £222.64

Extra Cleaning Eu 60.00
Towel set (extra) Eu 20.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.