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I'l Granario - Lovingly restored stone-built Tuscan barn

I'l Granario - the perfect Tuscan retreat with all the comforts of home!
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50 reviews
I'l Granario - the perfect Tuscan retreat with all the comforts of home!
The spacious and beautifully furnished master bedroom
The well equipped kitchen with integrated appliances
The pool surrounded by gardens and enjoying a panoramic view of the tuscan landscape
The lounge with fireplace, log burner and leather furnishings
Upstairs bedroom - en suite bathroom not shown
The lounge with full height patio windows
The dining area with exposed stone wall
The fully fitted kitchen
Master bathroom showing shower, wc and handbasin. Also contains washing machine.
The panoramic view of the morning mist from I'l Granario's garden
Sunset over the pool!
The view from the gravelled patio showing the comfy chairs and glass topped table
I'l Granario from the patio area
Podere Torricchi - set in rolling Tuscan countryside
The covered gazebo surrounded by flowers - perfect for al fresco summer dining
The poolside terrace and gazebo
l'l Granario at night!
Garden view towards the West
The fabulous skyline of San Gimignano
Local vineyards
The beautiful sunset from I'l Granario's garden
Autumn mist over San Gimignano
View from San Gimignano
View of the Appenine Mountains from the Patio
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
San Gimignano, Tuscany
Podere Torricchi is a small collection of beautifully renovated 16th Century farm buildings converted into houses and apartments. Set on a hill the entire site has stunning views of the rolling Tuscan countryside. I'l Granario' is a house set on two floors, tastefully renovated to retain traditional chestnut beamed ceilings and terraccota tiled floors in all rooms. Furnishings are to a very high standard having all the luxuries of home combined with traditional Tuscan themes. Both bedrooms have modern quiet air conditioning units and the house is extremely well equipped. There is a covered patio directly outside the kitchen with large table and four chairs with a further wrought iron table and chairs for four in the west facing garden. The large pool is open from 1st May to 30th September and four sun loungers for the exclusive us... Read more
About the Owner, Steve P
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 27 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 50 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL118234
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Karlsruhe, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Firstly I must say how helpful Steve the owner was. From questions before the booking to questions about the Sky box when we were there. Can't fault the house and the amenities. We were very lucky as the house connected to ours was the only one occupied during the 10 days we were there. I think it may get noisy...

Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you for you great review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the house and facilities and thank you for sharing so much useful information. I can use this to bring my guest information up to date (and try some of it out myself!). I am glad to hear you tried the local wine - much...


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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Couldn't fault anything with regards to the booking process,communication with the owner Steve and the property. Very detailed driving directions and information regarding the rental and surrounding areas. Steve replies to queries immediately. Extremely well equipped for self catering. Everything you would need for a comfortable stay, only thing I noticed that was missing is a full length mirror. Bed...

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review my property, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that the view was partly obscured, I do employ a gardener to keep the shrubs at a height where they afford you some privacy but without blocking the view but it sounds as though they have...


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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This apartment is a true home away from home, with every comfort and convenience provided. The location is spectacular - you could never tire of those views and sunsets! Steve is a wonderful person to deal with, always replying promptly and fully and seems to go out of his way to ensure all his guests feel well looked after. Everything...

Management response:

Thank you for your review. Yes, the views are spectacular, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed them as much as I do. I am also pleased to hear that the house had everything you needed, you know now why we love it so much too.....and yes, we cry when we have to leave!! Hopefully I will be able...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 5 nights
31 Mar 2018 -
25 May 2018
Spring 2018
5 nights
26 May 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
Early summer 2018
5 nights
7 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer 2018
7 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payments accepted by cheque or bank transfer in GB Sterling or Euros. Payments also accepted by Credit/Debit Card through Paypal

A deposit of 25% of the total rental cost is payable on booking. The balance is payable 28 days from the date of arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is just 20 minutes away. Its famous stone towers overlook the cobbled streets and paths that wind through the centre of this charming Tuscan town. There is ample parking and exploring the squares and gardens within the city walls reveals small shops selling local specialities and plentiful excellent restaurants. There are regular festivals, further information can be found on the San Gimignano official website. The medieval town of Volterra is equally close by. Sitting high on a hill overlooking Podere Torricchi the town has charming squares and winding streets. The award winning Castelfalfi golf resort is 20-30 mins drive, the beaches of Cecina and Vada are one hour away.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 55.0 km
Railway: Certaldo: 12.0 km
Ferry: Livorno: 60.0 km
Podere Torricchi is situated between the beautiful hilltop towns of Volterra and San Gimignano.The nearest airport is Pisa (approx one hour drive). Pisa is served by many airlines from the UK and Europe. There are also direct flights from New York JFK 5 days per week. You can also fly to Florence airport (about 1 hour by car). Visitors from outside Europe will usually arrive at Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci) airport which is 2.5 - 3 hours travel time. Full detailed driving directions to the property from your point of arrival in Italy are provided by the owner. Car Hire is essential available at Pisa, Florence and Rome airports.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 55.0 km.
Nearby cities
Tuscany Villas (20,516)
Umbria Villas (3,119)
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