Does what it says on the label. Recently built, well appointed, on top of a hill with stunning views to all quarters from somewhere on the property. Great to sit out on the terrace or by the pool and soak up the sun and the tuscan landscape.
Minor niggles or would have been a five star:
- Mingy pillows, far too thin, had to borrow cushions from downstairs
- No sign of the usual local tourist info or guest comment book for a quick steer on local attractions
- Has internet on site but wireless does not work in all of the houses so you need to go down to the laundry room.
- If you are with friends rather than a family then the rooms vary in terms of en-suite, size and views so make sure that you understand what is on offer.
Other useful info.
Satnav location N 43 9.038 E 11 36.652 (Still empty fields on google maps!)
Eat first at Locanda del Castello in San Giovanni, you will want to go more than once.
Nearest horseriding is pieve a santi (local bagnacci caters to guests only)
Best Nobile di Montepulchiano we tried was Avigonesi
Best Brunello di Montalcini we tried was Mastro Janni
Be careful, many wines from these two areas are living off the brand, are ridiculously overpriced and actually not very nice.
Overall, great location, great place to stay and would happily go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere Ampella is a collection of 11 houses and villas perched on a hill overlooking the val dorcia valley. Each home has a private garden and large dining and living area with fantastic views.All homes have access to the swimming pool and some have private swimming pools.We generally rent weekly but can also offer short stays in the off peak periods.The properties are self catering and are fully fitted for all your needs to make your holiday a truly home from home experience.Each home is equipped for al fresco dining with individual barbecuesand outdoor furniture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Podere Ampella San Giovanni D'Asso, Italy - Tuscany