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Villa Podere la Tesa

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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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 l...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), microwave 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) Extra costs: Tourist tax daily per person Euro: 1.50 Extra person: Note: Administration Fee: Array Euro: 120.00 Note: Returnable cautionary deposit: Euro: 200.00 Note: Washing machine: Euro: 6.00 unit: per wash Note: Internet: Euro: 15.00 unit: per week Note: Swimming pool towels : Euro: 2.00 unit: each Note: on requestMore
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La Bella Toscana
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2011
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this property. Location is ideal for a short walks to town. Beautiful views of the countryside. The house is very comfortable, large and well equipped, with many outdoor places to enjoy the views. The owners are on the grounds in a separate...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Jon T
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank Trish B
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We enjoyed a relaxing 2 weeks holiday with our family and friends. The villa is well equipped with extensive gardens and the pool has outstanding views of the countryside. We could walk to San Gimiginano in 10 minutes to the great restaurants and shops. The...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank barbaradavies3
Reviewed 8 June 2012

The house was fantastic for a family holiday (5 adults + 2 two - year olds). The toddlers could tumble out onto the lawns, the adults could enjoy the wonderful views of olive groves and vineyards, and everyone could easily walk into San Gimignano. The...More

Date of stay: May 2012
3  Thank Nancy B
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Singapore
Reviewed 9 September 2011

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Date of stay: July 2011
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Ask
Cooker
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Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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