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Le Fontanelle - rustic farm buildings with pool

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restored farmhouse 8 minutes outside San Gimignano
Very good
16 reviews
restored farmhouse 8 minutes outside San Gimignano
large south-facing pool
set in Tuscan countryside, wooded valleys, hilly vineyards
set on a quiet wooded hill-side, on the road between San Gimignano and Volterra
child-friendly, comfortable and clean - with fireplace, WiFi and TV/DVD
dining area seats 8 people indoors, and another 6 outdoors...
shaded outdoor eating area, overlooking the pool...
2 double bedrooms, plus day-bed
the day-bed in the larger of the two bedrooms, and some complimentary holiday reading...
one king-sized bed, a queen-sized bed and a day-bed...
modern bathroom and shower-room - one is ensuite, both have bidets
tableware for 6
locally made 'vernaccia' under the shady pergola on your own terrace
kitchen with stove, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and small oven
the pantry, off the kitchen - all clean, bright and charming...
pool with showers, solarium and BBQ pits
set on 10 acres of wooded hillside with paths for children to explore
Located on SP47, nestled on a wooded hillside between SanGimignano and Castel SanGimignano
less than 10 minutes' drive from San Gimignano, and 25 minutes from Volterra...
wide range of family-friendly affordable local restaurants, only minutes away
San Gimignano Farmers' Market every Saturday morning
view from walls of San Gimignano towards LeFontanelle
30 minute drive from beautiful Volterra, of 'Twilight' vampire fame
a good selection of family DVDs
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Overview
Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
San Gimignano, Tuscany
Nestled in a centuries-old complex of farm-house buildings, just 10 minutes drive from the medieval 'skyscraper' fortress town of San Gimignano...Le Fontanelle is the perfect place to soak in Tuscany's sunshine, culture, food and fun.
An easy drive from Pisa, Florence and Siena...Le Fontanelle is a perfect base for exploring Tuscany. The charming villages and wine-tasting caves of Chianti are less than 30 minutes away. But with its shared 18 x 8m swimming pool, shaded pergola for eating 'al fresco' and acres of wooded hillside you might not want to leave!
Nearby Volterra is another popular attraction, especially for fans of the best-selling 'Twilight' series of vampire books and films.
Our 2-bedroom/2 bathroom property will sleep up to 5 people. Furnishings include TV/DVD, charcoal BBQ, wood-burning fireplace...
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About the Owner, Kristina/Cal B
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2009
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 1 property
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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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Karen H
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Clean, spacious accommodation overlooking the pool area. We had an enjoyable family holiday here for the week.

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Pat F
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Perfect place to stay for a vacation in Tuscany. We enjoyed returning to our great house after visiting nearby San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Voltera and other beautiful places. The pool is terrific and the grounds are well maintained. House has everything you will need and the owner is amazingly responsive!

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Michael M
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We spent a week at Le Fontanelle in July 2017. It was the perfect spot for our family of 5: easy drives for day trips to Sienna, Florence, Volterra and the Chianti region, this place was our favourite spot during our whole holiday. It has a large pool overlooking a lush green valley, lots of privacy, good wifi, lots of...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
You will be staying in the Villa Agrifoglia.

At ground-level, with south-facing views of the property's hilly 6-hectare forest and stream, the 90sq.meter property contains 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a double bed in each of the rooms. With a day-bed in the larger of the two bedrooms, the property easily sleeps 5. There is also room for a baby's travel cot, if you bring one.

On the first floor, overlooking the 18 x 8m swimming pool and a valley of perfumed vegetation, there is an open-plan living and dining room with TV, DVD and small library.

Should you get bored of the region's world-famous cuisine, our kitchen is fully-kitted out to satisfy even the fussiest chef, with enough seating and tableware to throw a dinner party for 8.

Even at the height of summer, the h...
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House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 King
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    1 Twin
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
£100
€115
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Damage Deposit: £87 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates negotiable for multiple-week stays.
Saturday - Saturday booking preferred, but we can be flexible!
Preferred payment methods: PayPal (you don't need an account, just a credit card) or electronic transfer to Italian bank, in euros.
Terms: 30% of total on booking, remaining balance 3 weeks before start of stay...
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About the neighbourhood
Nearby SanGimignano is one of Tuscany's best-know hilltop fortress towns. midieval skyscraper town', San Gimignano is well-known for its skyline of Renaissance towers. Situated along what was once the major pilgrimage and troude route to Rome - the Frankish Road - San Gimignano's churches and public buildings attract visitors from all over the world. Enjoy San Gimignano's many cafes and restaurants, many with views of the vineyards and farms of Tuscany's rolling hills.

Across the valley, Volterra is Italy's epicentre of Etruscan art and culture - and also a location for one of the plot-lines of the recent best-selling books and films about vampires called 'Twilight', 'New Moon' and 'Eclipse'. According to legend, Volterra's ruling fami...
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Getting around
A car is recommended - and can be hired at any of the closest airports or near Poggibonsi train station.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa or Florence Airports: 68.0 km
Railway: Poggibonsi: 12.0 km
Ferry: Livorno: 60.0 km
90 minutes drive (75km) from Pisa's Galileo Galilei International Airport, serviced daily by EasyJet.co.uk, Alitalia and British Airways
Only 60 minute drive, but less regular budget flights, from airports in Siena and Florence
Reasonably-priced car hire available from all airports.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 100.0 km.
Nearby cities
Tuscany Villas (25,000)
Umbria Villas (3,711)
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